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Old 07-23-2012, 04:53 PM
 
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For historical reason, US has the 50 states it has done, but in reality, do they each have to be its own "state"?

For example, Rhode Island merging to Connecticut probably makes sense, since the state is near bankrupt and merging will save tax payers a lot of money. CT itself is small enough. Probably the whole thing can merge with MA.

Delaware to become a part of Maryland doesn't seem a bad idea either, does it?

Vermont and New Hampshire?
Virginia and West Virginia?

Have there been such proposals?
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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Vermont and NH are both very different culturally, the only similarities is the geography
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Hang on guys, I have to find a f*** to give about merging states for no reason.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:41 PM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
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You could probably merge Indiana and Illinois together.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:51 PM
 
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The Chicago area should become a part of Wisconsin, and south of Chicago could merge with Indiana.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:14 PM
 
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No, I'm fine with the way things are now.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:16 PM
 
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The Chicago area should become a part of Wisconsin, and south of Chicago could merge with Indiana.
One of the things that I like about states rights is your not governing 30-40 million people in most cases. I'd rather it stay as is.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:30 PM
 
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I don't think any state merges will happen. I was just playing along...which I RARELY do.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:42 PM
 
Location: PG County, MD
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I really doubt Delaware wants Maryland's taxes and faraway capital. It would make much more sense to merge Delaware, Maryland's Eastern Shore, and Accomack and Northampton counties in Virginia into a new state. New Castle might do well as part of PA since it's not a very "Marylandish" county.
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:10 PM
 
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I would only suggest merging if a 51 state were added, I like the idea of just 50 states, not 49 or 51.
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