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If Every U.S. State Declared War Against the Others, Which Would Win?
Slate ^ | Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 | Jon Davis,

Posted on 12/29/2012 7:38:23 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

These are the accounts of the Second American Civil War, also known as the Wars of Reunification and the American Warring States Period.

After the breakup, many wondered which states would come out in control of the power void created by the dissolution of the United States. There were many with little chance against several of the larger more powerful states. The states in possession of a large population, predisposition for military (i.e.) military bases, and a population open to the idea of warfare fared the best. In the long term, we would look to states with self-sufficiency and long term military capabilities.

Here are the states that held the greatest strategic value from day one. They have the ability to be self-sufficient, economic strength, military strength, the will to fight, and the population to support a powerful war machine.

California Texas New York

Others that have many of the qualities that gave them an advantage are also listed.

Washington Colorado Illinois Virginia Florida Georgia

For all intents and purposes, Alaska and Hawaii ended well enough since they were so far removed from the center of the country that they never really suffer greatly nor benefit from the shattering.

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1 posted on 12/29/2012 7:38:25 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

China:)


2 posted on 12/29/2012 7:39:59 PM PST by cunning_fish
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Kind of a pointless mental exercise. Massachusetts could declare war on Texas, but they would never get me and many, many other conservative country-dwellers to fight against Texans. Colorado may be a blue state now, but I highly doubt most of its residents would do battle against Dakotans.

It would be conservative/country vs. liberal/city, not a simple state vs. state.

3 posted on 12/29/2012 7:41:47 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Which states are in possession of the nukes?

You don’t necessarily need a large population to win this.

One person. one red button.


4 posted on 12/29/2012 7:44:30 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Mexico, China and the Devil.


5 posted on 12/29/2012 7:44:40 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

The state with the most gun owners and bullets.


6 posted on 12/29/2012 7:46:51 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: MinorityRepublican

This is like the old “Ditka versus Godzilla” debate. I’ll get the popcorn, a bunny, and a pancake.


7 posted on 12/29/2012 7:47:33 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I call this total BS.
They look at this only from economics.

My great state of Tennessee, the Volunteer State, could take a band of mountain boys and whip the entire sissy state of California.


8 posted on 12/29/2012 7:50:30 PM PST by AlexW
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To: MinorityRepublican

Bookmark.


9 posted on 12/29/2012 7:51:11 PM PST by OldPossum
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And remember, New Mexico has nukes and several air force squadrons. Bombs Away!!!


10 posted on 12/29/2012 7:52:13 PM PST by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: MinorityRepublican

You would have to define “win”.

In an odd sort of way, I think that both California and Texas would define it the same way : Fedgov, get out of our business.

I mean to my mind the beauty of the original intent is to have a bunch of experiments in government running at the same time with a common defense, commerce and currency.


11 posted on 12/29/2012 7:52:47 PM PST by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, Deport all illegals, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: cunning_fish

This has to be the most ridiculous articles I’ve ever read. Sooo many stupid assumptions.


12 posted on 12/29/2012 7:54:15 PM PST by Antoninus II
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To: MinorityRepublican

Wouldn’t it be easier to get rid of D.C. and start over?


13 posted on 12/29/2012 7:57:36 PM PST by Krodg
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To: AlexW

I call this total BS.
They look at this only from economics.

My great state of Tennessee, the Volunteer State, could take a band of mountain boys and whip the entire sissy state of California.


Uh, huh.


14 posted on 12/29/2012 7:58:28 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: MinorityRepublican
CWII will not result in one geographical State against others.

Likely more like Chicago against downstate.

15 posted on 12/29/2012 8:00:23 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: MinorityRepublican

So, at what point in this scenario does the present danger to liberty that is posed by the federal government outweigh any dangers to liberty that might come out of a Constitutional Convention that has the power to totally abolish the federal government?


16 posted on 12/29/2012 8:01:58 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: MinorityRepublican

But then if each state could agree to do the same thing at the same time why would they go to war if they could agree to do the same thing.

What is the capacity of each state to produce pancakes and how many rabbits do they have. .


17 posted on 12/29/2012 8:07:44 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: Jonty30

North Dakota and Montana. Together, the world’s third or fourth largest nuclear power.


18 posted on 12/29/2012 8:08:41 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: AlexW

Much respect to the great state of Tenn., but Los Angeles county has about three million more people than your whole state. I’m willing to bet that it has nearly as many guns, registered and unregistered, as well.


19 posted on 12/29/2012 8:11:09 PM PST by catbertz
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To: tennmountainman

I’m in MA-—we don’t stand a chance.

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20 posted on 12/29/2012 8:12:05 PM PST by Mears
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