Just as a guesstimate, my thought is that NY could barely make it across the Hudson before they started whining and getting their rumps roasted. Remember, NY’rs (not the upstate type - I am in fact a native upstater), the city flavor, are densly packed in with a constant influx of goods and materials to keep them going.
I just don’t see NY winning.
California has a problem. The same problem that doomed the Donner party. The rockies.
So cali is limited by having the greatest mobility being along the coast. The Rocky mountains are a natural defense mechanism/border that would keep Cali from going east.
So, in as much as I live in the Pacific Northwest, I would have to say my money would be on Texas.
Them boys know how to kick some butt!
“California has a problem. The same problem that doomed the Donner party. The rockies.”
That would be the Sierra Nevada, not the Rockies. OTOH, it would make California’s eastern border much easier to defend from a land invasion, at least from north of Barstow or thereabouts. Also, it has the Colorado River between itself and Arizona.
But I probably don’t have to tell anyone here how porous California’s southern border is.
The problem with Texas is nobody there knows how to drive in the snow.
A lot of people in New York don’t know how to drive. And most cabbies won’t drive that far out of state.
Both Washington and Oregon also have the Rock mountains to the east. But they would depend on bio fuels and electric cars. The have built a few roads since the Donner pass thingy.
And if the BCS was in charge we would never really be sure who won anyway.
Oh, what good is a navy against Kansas.