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The 124 States of America: if all the secessionist movements had been successful
UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/31/2013

Posted on 12/31/2013 7:03:25 PM PST by iowamark

Imagine if all the secessionist movements in the history of the United States were successful.

Imagine if all the proposals put forward for states to withdraw from the union of the Unites States actually went ahead, how would America look today?

Those questions have been answered by a map that predicts the alternate universe of the USA based on all the threats or aspirations to secede from the United States.

The map, created by Mansfield University geogapher professor Andrew Shears, breaks the country up into 124 states.

While some are almost laughable - such as Red Wisconsin and Blue Wisconsin, and Little Egypt - others make perfect sense, such as splitting Florida into north and south to protect Miami from the rest of the state.

Currently there's an attempt to create the State of Jefferson in north California and south Oregon.

A ballot initiative will decide whether it goes ahead in 2014.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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Professor Shears' blog

1 posted on 12/31/2013 7:03:25 PM PST by iowamark
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To: iowamark

In the end we were reduced to 57 states.


2 posted on 12/31/2013 7:05:14 PM PST by doc1019
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To: iowamark
Florida into north and south to protect Miami from the rest of the state.

Sounds like he got that completely backwards.

3 posted on 12/31/2013 7:07:09 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: doc1019
almost laughable - such as Red Wisconsin and Blue Wisconsin,

Laughable? Only in the eyes of pinkos.

4 posted on 12/31/2013 7:09:41 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: iowamark

It would be a liberals’ nightmare because way more than half of the extra 74 states would have 2 Republican senators.


5 posted on 12/31/2013 7:10:01 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: iowamark

Still not enough.


6 posted on 12/31/2013 7:11:59 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: iowamark

Is Chicagoland its own state by choice, or was it expelled from the rest of Illinois?


7 posted on 12/31/2013 7:17:17 PM PST by Lee N. Field ("You keep using that verse, but I do not think it means what you think it means.")
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To: iowamark
Interesting that only Iowa and South Carolina would remain intact under present boundries.

Especially, I love the state of Reagan carved out of California.

8 posted on 12/31/2013 7:25:49 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: iowamark

lol, looks like nobody wanted a piece of Iowa...


9 posted on 12/31/2013 7:35:26 PM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Vigilanteman

Draw a line following I35 in Iowa. That separates the state.


10 posted on 12/31/2013 7:35:32 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: iowamark

Let’s not forget the State of Forgottonia in the heartland ....


11 posted on 12/31/2013 7:42:39 PM PST by mikrofon (Happy New Year 2014)
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To: iowamark

Title is oxymoronic. Secession implies no union.


12 posted on 12/31/2013 7:54:19 PM PST by Olog-hai
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According to this map, I’d be living in the state of Reagan.


13 posted on 12/31/2013 8:03:29 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: iowamark

I realize this is about areas that wanted to become other states, but does anyone remember a section of the Boston area which wanted to secede and become it’s own country? IIRC they wanted to be called ‘Mandela.’ Once they figured out that they took in more federal money than they paid in they backed off of the idea.


14 posted on 12/31/2013 8:41:13 PM PST by posterchild
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To: iowamark

Two Vermont towns would join NH.


15 posted on 12/31/2013 8:44:49 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014 the year of dead RINOs)
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To: Vigilanteman

Hawaii and North Carolina would be unchanged. The State of Franklin would be taken from Tennessee. Maybe Connecticut also (can’t be sure from the map if it would lose any territory).


16 posted on 01/01/2014 11:52:57 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks iowamark.

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17 posted on 01/06/2014 11:49:57 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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