How would your state do as its own country?

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I think California would be in a good position. We’ve got tech, entertainment, agriculture, forestry, fossil fuels (I know, ick), and good global relationships. I think our main concern would be water.
 

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I'd expect Georgia would fall into a civil war a few months after becoming it's own country. All the people in the rural counties would march on our urban centers first chance they get.
 

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I think California would be in a good position. We’ve got tech, entertainment, agriculture, forestry, fossil fuels (I know, ick), and good global relationships. I think our main concern would be water.
Plus we already have the 5th largest economy on the planet so there's that.
 

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New Hampshire, pretty well, I’d think. Coastline (with a port), mountains, broad-based economy, borders Canada, plenty of H2O, 4th highest median household income, tons of undeveloped land to the north, low natural disaster rate, low crime.

Please don’t move here, rich people from NY, CT, MASS are buying all the fahkin housing thanks to the pandy.
 

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I’m an American citizen with no voting representative in Congress. That’s right, I’m a resident of Washington, DC.

So I’d have to flip this question: if DC were a state, we’d have 2 senators and a voting member of the House of Representatives. We wouldn’t even be the smallest state by population. We’d have a governor so if a bunch of insurrectionists tried to take over, we wouldn’t have to wait for permission from the President: we could deploy our National Guard for defense. For now, recall one of the biggest arguments for the founding of the United States: No Taxation Without Representation!

 

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I think some states would learn really quick what US federal socialism was when they are no longer receiving it. The same states would probably also have to shift to an unregistered gun based currency and the new established country government might have a different view on letting their citizens run amuck with firearms once the bleakness of their economy becomes apparent.
 

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I think some states would learn really quick what US federal socialism was when they are no longer receiving it. The same states would probably also have to shift to an unregistered gun based currency and the new established country government might have a different view on letting their citizens run amuck with firearms once the bleakness of their economy becomes apparent.
I think I've seen that movie. It's the one with Mel Gibson in the desert, right?
 
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