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How would you redraw the US states?

Postby Skeckoa » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:11 pm

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How would you redraw the United States to make each state more representative of the overall culture of the people living there? Would you split some states apart? Put some together? What lines would you redraw?

I would split Texas in East and West, and I would then combine East Texas with Louisiana, make a "Gulf Coast State". I would maybe Gulf Coast of Alabama and Northern Florida.

I would also combine northern Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee.

And would combine Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia and DC.

And would combine Oregon and Idaho and Washington.

And so forth... How would you redrawn states?
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Postby Olthar » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:17 pm

I would redraw all the states to look like dicks.
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Postby Bluelight-R006 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:19 pm

I would redraw the US to make it a one United State altogether. If they’re United States, then why divide them? Sure theyre states, but can’t we leave the borders out?

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Postby Socialist Communist States » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:20 pm

I would redraw it so that each state is the same as either Utah or Kansas. Would love to see a square US.
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Postby LiberNovusAmericae » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:20 pm

Olthar wrote:I would redraw all the states too look like dicks.

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Postby Othelos » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:22 pm

Bluelight-R006 wrote:I would redraw the US to make it a one United State altogether. If they’re United States, then why divide them? Sure theyre states, but can’t we leave the borders out?

The U.S. is a federalist system, i.e. there are smaller jurisdictions that have their own government besides the national government.
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Postby Kowani » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:22 pm

Fuse the Dakotas, unite New Hampshire and Vermont, and sell Alabama.
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Postby Skeckoa » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:23 pm

Combine the Dakotas. I think people would identify more strongly with a unified Dakota.

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Bluelight-R006 wrote:I would redraw the US to make it a one United State altogether. If they’re United States, then why divide them? Sure theyre states, but can’t we leave the borders out?

The U.S. is a federalist system, i.e. there are smaller jurisdictions that have their own government besides the national government.
Imagine a unitary American government, it would be unrecognizable to what we have today.
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Postby Socialist Communist States » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:27 pm

I'd redraw it to one of two things:

All the states that voted for Reagan in 1984 become one single State. Minnesota can stay the same.

All the states that voted for Roosevelt in 1936 become one single state. Vermont and Maine can stay the same.

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Kowani wrote:Fuse the Dakotas, unite New Hampshire and Vermont, and sell Alabama.

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Postby Torrocca » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:29 pm

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Postby Destructive Government Economic System » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:31 pm

Make every state the size of Rhode Island except Texas
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Postby Othelos » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:31 pm

Skeckoa wrote:Combine the Dakotas. I think people would identify more strongly with a unified Dakota.

Othelos wrote:The U.S. is a federalist system, i.e. there are smaller jurisdictions that have their own government besides the national government.
Imagine a unitary American government, it would be unrecognizable to what we have today.

It would be worse, since it would be more difficult to manage. The federalist system also promotes competition between states and allows for experimentation in states where one party is dominant.
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Postby Longweather » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:38 pm

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You beat me to posting this.

Anyways, I would go with this redrawing. It seems to make sense.
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Postby Dresderstan » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:41 pm

Fuse the Dakotas, Carolinas and Virginias, and split Cali into three states.
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Postby The Black Party » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:44 pm

I would redraw it to encompass all of North America (except for Vinland and Greenland, rightful Nordic clay), and declare a new Free American Empire. No more states. Only America!
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Postby Torrocca » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:49 pm

The Black Party wrote:I would redraw it to encompass all of North America (except for Vinland and Greenland, rightful Nordic clay), and declare a new Free American Empire. No more states. Only America!


>Not making the entire world America

What are you, some kinda Soviet commie pinko? :P
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Postby Mushet » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:50 pm

I would've done it by watersheds or something like that, although reorganizing it like that now would likely be too messy.
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Postby Novus Providence » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:03 pm

Destructive Government Economic System wrote:Make every state the size of Rhode Island except Texas

I second that motion. :bow:

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Postby Pasong Tirad » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:04 pm

I would free Hawaii and Alaska.

And then yes the remaining continental US states can be redrawn to look like dicks.

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Postby Othelos » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:27 pm

Pasong Tirad wrote:I would free Hawaii and Alaska.

I doubt the people living in those states would want that.
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Postby Dagnia » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:29 pm

They're mostly fine the way they are, though I would move around some places where a big city in an extreme end of the state drives the whole state and leaves the rest of it out in the cold. The state of New York should be confined to New York City and its bedroom counties, the Adirondacks and Catskills should go to Vermont, while the Finger Lakes and Buffalo-Niagara region should go to Pennsylvania. the eastern three thirds of Washington and Oregon should go to Idaho. Illinois should be divided up in a kind of similar way as New York, with the Chicago metro becoming Illinois and then divide the rest (not as sure how as New York, I actually lived in Chicago for a while but with the exception of a day trip to Galena, rarely ventured into other parts of the state).

Bluelight-R006 wrote:I would redraw the US to make it a one United State altogether. If they’re United States, then why divide them? Sure theyre states, but can’t we leave the borders out?


It would be an administrative nightmare. Delegating authority over certain issues to local authorities simplifies things for the federal government. And the reason they are the United States and not a United State is that they're a collection of semi-autonomous states that can set their own policy according to the needs and wishes of their people, but united in the fact that their defense and trade policy is decided by the federal government. The people of New York have no say in the tax policy of Texas and the people of Arkansas have no say in the abortion policy of California.
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