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Old 09-22-2012, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Greater Boston
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i know its so strange that theyd name it after its old state.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:39 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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i know its so strange that theyd name it after its old state.
Maybe they're not too creative. I mean South Sudan named itself after the country it used to be part of.....
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:03 PM
 
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well so were Virginia and guess what else. West Virginia!!
then West Virginia joined a seperate country when it Broke off Virgina.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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then West Virginia joined a seperate country when it Broke off Virgina.
It's interesting when you put it that way.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Greater Boston
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and then north and south dakota. what about regular dakota. and that is really interesting.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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then West Virginia joined a seperate country when it Broke off Virgina.
Actually nothing was changed by statehood, counties in the southern parts continued to participate in Confederate elections and recruiting soldiers. Statehood was a patronage favor to the Wheeling government from the Feds, most West Virginians never wanted to separate from Virginia, which is why "Virginia" is part of the state name. The Wheeling government was broken up in 1870 and their constitution destroyed and a new one written mostly by ex-Confederates. Which is why West Virginia was the first state to send an ex-Confederate to the US Senate.

e-WV | Media File: Charleston

I'm afraid that about everything anyone thinks they know about WV history is incorrect. The state history was written to bamboozle people into thinking statehood was the great wish of western Virginia when in fact it was the first successful US government-backed junta, so successful that few people today recognize it for what it was. It had everything a stereotypical junta has-

a minority government backed by US troops
carefully controlled elections with military presence
guerrillas in the mountains
summary execution in the field
prison camps and the arrest of over 1,000 civilians, including women and children, so much so
that the US Judge Advocate complained to Sec. of State Sumner about Wheeling's arrests in 1863
which were so extensive they interferred with the Federal prisoner exchange program.

The history of the state is slowly being re-written. see, Mark Snell, West Virginia and the Civil War
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:55 PM
 
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We all know about bordering states with strong ties, like New Jersey and New York, Alabama and Mississippi, California and Nevada, etc. But which states don't seem to have particularly strong ties in spite of a substantial common border? Here are some that I perceive:
This was/is, a neat thread idea. Great job. In fact, it sorta triggers an inverse idea of my own for a similar one...
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:57 PM
 
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Hmmmm how connected are Nebraska and Wyoming?
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Florida , Georgia , maybe North Florida, but not the rest.
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:08 AM
 
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when was this?
1772-1790.
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