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Old 12-07-2007, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Maybe a move to the Midwest region, kind of in the center of the country?

Do you see the US capital moving to another city, even region, someday?
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Old 12-07-2007, 01:27 PM
 
Location: moving again
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^ if Washington were to be blown up or something, i think they have set it so that Denver becomes the capital, but im not confient that is the real answer
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Old 12-07-2007, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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^ if Washington were to be blown up or something, i think they have set it so that Denver becomes the capital, but im not confient that is the real answer
I wonder why they would pick Denver?
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Old 12-07-2007, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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I wonder why they would pick Denver?
...because PittNurse70 lives there, and she's a secret government spy who has been working on building a massive underground city to house government officials.
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Old 12-07-2007, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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I think Id say Denver too.

Maybe cause its near the middle of the country and seems "impregnable"(what a funny word) being so inland.
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Old 12-07-2007, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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If the capital were to move, the new capital would probably be in some town that were to be established along with the new capital somewhere in the midwest.
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Old 12-07-2007, 03:36 PM
 
Location: ITP
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I think Id say Denver too.

Maybe cause its near the middle of the country and seems "impregnable"(what a funny word) being so inland.
It sure wasn't in Red Dawn.

WOLVERINES!!!!
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Old 12-07-2007, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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I'm surprised nobody's mentioned Scranton yet.
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Old 12-07-2007, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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The capital of the United States will never change. DC is an excellent location-- equidistant north and south, and near the Atlantic coast, so overseas travel is more convenient. A very short plane ride from NYC, the nations largest city and business center. Not to mention there's a lot of history there-- three hundred years worth.

BTW, the reason for Denver being the chosen site of some kind of backup plan is Denver has the second highest number of federal employees outside of DC. There's a huge federal center on the west side of town. There's no large natural disasters there to worry about, and being really far inland has security advantages. Also, a lot of military bases in Colorado.
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Old 12-07-2007, 05:15 PM
 
Location: In God
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I wonder why they would pick Denver?
Denver has the largest number of U.S. Government offices in the country outside of Washington, D.C. That's why.
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