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Old 07-06-2016, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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A nitpick, your math is off. If you add the new territories you mentioned, you indeed get to 56. Splitting CA into three parts gives 58. Splitting Texas into two parts, though, only gives 59, not 60. You only get one NEW state by splitting an existing state into two parts.
I bet a lot of Upstate New Yorkers would be more than happy to be the 60th state if they got to split from the NYC metro.
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:30 AM
 
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Split California in two somewhere between SF and LA.
Split Florida in two, drawing the line somewhere north of Orlando.
Split Alabama in two, putting Birmingham and Huntsville in its own state.
Let the Upper Peninsula of Michigan be its own state.
Let New York City be its own state.
Split Louisiana in two.

Add Puerto Rico. That is, if they can get solvent.
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:38 PM
 
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In some odd universe Canada is actually part of the US with ten additional states.
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Old 07-08-2016, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Please don't make Upper Michigan it's own state. If change is mandatory, annex it back on to Wisconsin. For roughly 3/5 of the UP, it's closer to get to Wisconsin than it is to Lower Michigan.
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Old 07-08-2016, 06:53 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I bet a lot of Upstate New Yorkers would be more than happy to be the 60th state if they got to split from the NYC metro.
True enough. There is a lot of support for upstate NY to form its own 3rd world country with a pathetic tax base.

Considering the population that commutes (depends) on NYC, in addition to Westchester and Suffolk counties, Rockland and Putnam would be left out of the upstate paradise I'm afraid.

Believe me, I am not a sycophantic NYC lover, but upstate needs the city more than some people realize.
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