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View Poll Results: Which North American city or cities can successfully thrive as a "City-State" if it were o
New York 96 75.00%
Mexico City 52 40.63%
District of Columbia 38 29.69%
Los Angeles 64 50.00%
Chicago 43 33.59%
Toronto 34 26.56%
San Francisco Bay Area 49 38.28%
Montreal 22 17.19%
Other 9 7.03%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 128. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-30-2015, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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If North America had "City-States," which city and/or cities could pull it off?

First of all, to define City-State, the definition includes prominent examples of City-States that are sovereign nations and also ones that are not sovereign nations. So being an independent country is not an absolute factor for this thread at all, simply the autonomous and independent function/detachment from surrounding cities and/or rest of country that the city is apart of could apply as well.

City-state - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Which cities have the sort of environment right now where if they were a City-State that they would still thrive, if not, thrive even more?

Factors to consider when evaluating cities would be infrastructure (seaports, airports, logistical ports), how impacting the city's government is (and can be), networks overseas, financial backbone, economical diversity, stuff like this that would be necessary to keep the economy moving in sync with points across the world.

Keep in mind this is North America, as all my threads are, and not simply just the United States.
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Old 05-30-2015, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario
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I think New York, Mexico City and Toronto would be the three that could pull it off.
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Old 05-30-2015, 01:34 PM
 
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Well Los Angeles at it's entirety ( L.A county ) is already more populated than 42 states so i would say L.A,Than San Francisco Bay area of course & than if New york was combined with Ct & Jersey than of course.
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Old 05-30-2015, 02:03 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Well Los Angeles at it's entirety ( L.A county ) is already more populated than 42 states so i would say L.A,Than San Francisco Bay area of course & than if New york was combined with Ct & Jersey than of course.
I don't think the Bay Area qualifies. Sacramento is close to the Bay Area but not close enough to be included. It's a large city in its own right.
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Old 05-30-2015, 03:19 PM
 
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Isn't most of New England set up like little city states?
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Old 05-30-2015, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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In some ways city-states already exist in Washington DC and Mexico City DF (Distrito Federal).

Both are capitals of their respected nations and act as Districts a la states yet they have the autonomy to act as a city government, elect a mayor and a council.
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Old 05-30-2015, 03:41 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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New york and LA would manage, possibly Toronto as well.
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Old 05-30-2015, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I think New York, Mexico City and Toronto would be the three that could pull it off.
The Greater Toronto area is more populous than every province in Canada except obviously the one its in (Ontario) and Quebec and if you take the Golden Horseshoe into account more populous than Quebec.. We're already a city state in so many ways economically, socially and culturally.
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Old 05-30-2015, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Sandy Springs (ATL)
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New York
Los Angeles
Mexico City
Toronto
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Old 05-30-2015, 10:33 PM
 
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Why does everyone only mention big cities with a population over 1 million. If you look at citiy states across the world then only Singapore has a high population.
Current city states.

Singapore: 5 million
Monaco population: 36,000
Vatican City population: 900
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