Skip to comments.Map: The United 38 States of America
Posted on 06/24/2014 5:54:42 PM PDT by nickcarraway
We'll admit it: We're suckers for ways to reimagine the political boundaries of the United States.
Below, we have a four-decade-old attempt from California State University geography professor C. Etzel Pearcy.
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I gladly live in Mackinac!
Some of the state names are pretty good but I don’t want to redraw the states.
C. Etzel Pearcy is apparently a moron. Why would you put Dearborn on the wrong side of the state and mak4e the whole rest of the lower peninsula Mackinack?
A lot of those state names like Cochise would be way way too politically unnerving for the likes of the east coast ans west coast touchy feely crowd.
Wouldn’t it make more sense to exclude the entirety of the Michigan territory from the one labeled “Dearborn” and give the entirety of the UP to “Superior”?
What happened to the other (57-38=)19 states of Obama’s Transformed Amerikan SSR??
I’d settle for just letting the North East and Left Coast do their own thing, while we go about rebuilding the nation. Peaceful Secession.
Sorry to say it, this post is a waste of time.
That is true
Dumb place to put Shawnee. It should be where Erie is.
And the current Shawnee should be Cherokee or Nations.
They did something like this to the old Ottoman Empire.
How’d that work out?
I never noticed it before but Florida sure snagged a huge chunk of Alabama’s coastline.
Alaska made into *two* states? - it’s barely got enough people for one!
No state should have more than 5% of the Electoral votes.
I want to redraw state lines. There would be North California, Upstate New York, Eastern Oregon, Eastern Washington State and Southern Virginia. These would be included in the United States. The rest of their state would be included within the Bolshevik States of America. Included in the BSA would be all of New England, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland (except perhaps a sliver in the west)
Don’t pay attention to legitimate “Separatist” movements originating from the citizens within existing States, but lend credence to some academic’s idea to make Gov’t “fairer”
(Although I have to say, he did get ‘Mohawk’ just about right ;)
I live in Susquehanna which houses the famous Susquehanna Hat Co. from the Abbott & Costello routine. Actually I live in N.J. which is also laughable.
Yeah, I’d be laughing harder except that “Bitterroot” is pretty accurate politically as well as geographically. Never heard of “Boise City”, though.
Mass and Rhode Island and Connecticut should be one state/
Alabama sure gets pwned in that map
It's weird how he has the new state line drawn through the eastern parts of eastern Washington and eastern Oregon instead of right down the Cascades, where it should be.
Then may I humbly ask why you wasted your time?
might be a good idea
There’s probably a basic element of popular support for many of the proposed changes; however, if you check into the article it seems the main motivation is better “redistribution” of resources focused on the central population centers Many of the recent movements are driven by the taxpayers’ desire to have LESS taken out of their pockets, not send it to the Black Holes that are the big cities.
I did, and you are correct. In the case of my area those gravity wells aren’t particularly deep: Boise and Spokane at roughly 200,000 people each. I think I could live with that. New York, not so much.
I think the underlying idea is a waste of time, but I always like to hear the thoughts of intelligence and sophisticated Freepers. Why did you post twice to this thread?
Yay! We are rid of New York City.
I moved from Chicago to Indiana for a reason, and here I am back with Chicago in “Dearborn”? I don’t think so.
Maybe it’s for Fort Dearborn on the site of what eventually would be Chicago?
Fort Dearborn is in Chicago and Fort Wayne is in Detroit.
I grew up in deep Southern Illinois. When asked I always say I’m from around St. Louis or near Paducah...if I say Illinois everybody just takes it for granted that I’m from around Chicago.
I grew up outside St. Louis and I always say Southern Illinois too. I see a lot of use of that term there, probably to distinguish it from the rest of Illinois and probably because Southern Illinois is just different from the rest of the state.
New England should be one state. Delaware needs to be annexed to Maryland, as does DC and Northern VA. California coastal counties should be gifted to Mexico.
“I grew up outside St. Louis and I always say Southern Illinois too. I see a lot of use of that term there, probably to distinguish it from the rest of Illinois and probably because Southern Illinois is just different from the rest of the state.”
It is nearly time for ‘57’ states. Divide Illinois. And give one senator to each half.
And the rest of you can come up with the ‘divides’ for the other states needing ‘division’.
As for Kalifornia, a massive earthquake dropping everything from San Fran to LA into the Pacific. And at the same time doing the same thing to ‘Lower California’, a part of Mexico...no longer a border of California with Mexico. This must occur when all California Senators and Reps are home for a long weekend.
In Southern Illinois, even Democrat candidates for the legislature pledge to fight the Chicago politicians.
Now we need new quarters.
He put “Erie” in southwest Ohio?
All we need(ed) is/was a North and a South
I thought I already lived in Talladego.
When Florida was a Spanish possession, it reached as far as the Mississippi River, about as far north as Baton Rouge.
We might have lost Opelika and Eufaula but looks like we pick up Pascagoula, Pensacola and Panama City. Auburn looks like it’s right on the line. I don’t think we could give up Ft Payne, since that’s were the band Alabama is from.
Talladego is a pretty stupid name, though.
It is actualy in the Oklahoma panhandle....
So the “concept” of an Alabama is kind of an afterthought and so they’re lucky to get whatever they get?!
Anyway, thanks for the info and I’m just teasing about Alabama.
If not, forcible ejection from the Union.
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