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Map: The United 38 States of America
The Washington Post ^ | June 24 | Aaron Blake

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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1 posted on 06/24/2014 5:54:42 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I gladly live in Mackinac!


2 posted on 06/24/2014 5:56:26 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: nickcarraway

Some of the state names are pretty good but I don’t want to redraw the states.


3 posted on 06/24/2014 6:03:13 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: nickcarraway

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?


4 posted on 06/24/2014 6:04:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: GeronL

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.


5 posted on 06/24/2014 6:07:41 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: cripplecreek

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”?


6 posted on 06/24/2014 6:09:25 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: nickcarraway

What happened to the other (57-38=)19 states of Obama’s Transformed Amerikan SSR??


7 posted on 06/24/2014 6:10:21 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: nickcarraway

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.


8 posted on 06/24/2014 6:10:29 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: nickcarraway

Sorry to say it, this post is a waste of time.


9 posted on 06/24/2014 6:12:40 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Don Corleone

That is true


10 posted on 06/24/2014 6:12:57 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: nickcarraway

Dumb place to put Shawnee. It should be where Erie is.

And the current Shawnee should be Cherokee or Nations.


11 posted on 06/24/2014 6:13:35 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: nickcarraway

12 posted on 06/24/2014 6:13:49 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: nickcarraway

They did something like this to the old Ottoman Empire.

How’d that work out?


13 posted on 06/24/2014 6:15:21 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: nickcarraway

I never noticed it before but Florida sure snagged a huge chunk of Alabama’s coastline.


14 posted on 06/24/2014 6:18:27 PM PDT by bluedogpdx
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To: nickcarraway

Alaska made into *two* states? - it’s barely got enough people for one!


15 posted on 06/24/2014 6:19:18 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: gigster

No state should have more than 5% of the Electoral votes.


16 posted on 06/24/2014 6:20:00 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: GeronL

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)


17 posted on 06/24/2014 6:24:28 PM PDT by rcofdayton (.)
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To: nickcarraway

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 ;)


18 posted on 06/24/2014 6:24:46 PM PDT by mikrofon (Founders BUMP)
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To: Fungi

I agree.


19 posted on 06/24/2014 6:25:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

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.


20 posted on 06/24/2014 6:26:44 PM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: mikrofon

Yeah, I’d be laughing harder except that “Bitterroot” is pretty accurate politically as well as geographically. Never heard of “Boise City”, though.


21 posted on 06/24/2014 6:26:51 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: rcofdayton

Mass and Rhode Island and Connecticut should be one state/


22 posted on 06/24/2014 6:29:13 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: bluedogpdx

Alabama sure gets pwned in that map


23 posted on 06/24/2014 6:30:59 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: rcofdayton
Eastern Oregon, Eastern Washington State

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.

24 posted on 06/24/2014 6:32:43 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: nickcarraway

Then may I humbly ask why you wasted your time?


25 posted on 06/24/2014 6:33:13 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: lepton

might be a good idea


26 posted on 06/24/2014 6:33:37 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Billthedrill

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.


27 posted on 06/24/2014 6:34:03 PM PDT by mikrofon (Founders BUMP)
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To: mikrofon

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.


28 posted on 06/24/2014 6:38:15 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Fungi

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?


29 posted on 06/24/2014 6:38:20 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Yay! We are rid of New York City.


30 posted on 06/24/2014 6:45:38 PM PDT by quietly desperate
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To: gigster

I moved from Chicago to Indiana for a reason, and here I am back with Chicago in “Dearborn”? I don’t think so.


31 posted on 06/24/2014 6:46:53 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: cripplecreek

Maybe it’s for Fort Dearborn on the site of what eventually would be Chicago?


32 posted on 06/24/2014 6:48:29 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

Fort Dearborn is in Chicago and Fort Wayne is in Detroit.


33 posted on 06/24/2014 6:50:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

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.


34 posted on 06/24/2014 6:58:03 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: DJlaysitup

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.


35 posted on 06/24/2014 7:06:35 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: GeronL

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.


36 posted on 06/24/2014 7:13:22 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

“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.


37 posted on 06/24/2014 7:20:00 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

In Southern Illinois, even Democrat candidates for the legislature pledge to fight the Chicago politicians.


38 posted on 06/24/2014 7:26:28 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: nickcarraway

Oh great.

Now we need new quarters.


39 posted on 06/24/2014 7:27:45 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: cripplecreek

He put “Erie” in southwest Ohio?


40 posted on 06/24/2014 7:29:26 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: nickcarraway

completely lame

All we need(ed) is/was a North and a South


41 posted on 06/24/2014 7:49:00 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: nickcarraway

I thought I already lived in Talladego.


42 posted on 06/24/2014 7:51:54 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: cripplecreek
Yeah. Here's what popped into my mind. I do think that if your going to go this route, 10 makes more sense than 36.


43 posted on 06/24/2014 8:02:30 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: bluedogpdx
I never noticed it before but Florida sure snagged a huge chunk of Alabama’s coastline.

When Florida was a Spanish possession, it reached as far as the Mississippi River, about as far north as Baton Rouge.

44 posted on 06/24/2014 8:06:58 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: GeronL

You think?

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.


45 posted on 06/24/2014 8:13:55 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Billthedrill
"Never heard of “Boise City”, though."

It is actualy in the Oklahoma panhandle....

46 posted on 06/24/2014 8:15:40 PM PDT by Dust in the Wind (U S Troops Rock)
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To: Charles Martel

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.


47 posted on 06/24/2014 8:20:08 PM PDT by bluedogpdx
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To: JSDude1
" Peaceful Secession."

If not, forcible ejection from the Union.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

48 posted on 06/24/2014 8:27:32 PM PDT by wku man (Veterans, it's up to us to save the Republic...let's roll.)
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Risk
49 posted on 06/24/2014 8:45:41 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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50 posted on 06/24/2014 8:47:49 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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