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Old 03-27-2018, 08:49 PM
 
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I think it should have been a city further inland, in the center of the country like St Louis or Kansas City.
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Old 03-27-2018, 08:58 PM
 
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Chicago. Central location. Beautiful city. Major railroad and transportation hub.
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:10 PM
 
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Saint Louis.

If a planned city, then the area around Cairo, IL.
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:12 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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Oklahoma City would be my choice. Of course it would have to be built underground to avoid the tornados.

Food for thought: https://www.bing.com/search?q=Geogra...=1522206815866

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanon,_Kansas

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Old 03-27-2018, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn the best borough in NYC!
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Philadelphia or another east coast cities maybe one of those other towns in PA or MD!
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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DC was centrally located in the US at the time it was established.

If it was for some reason decided that the national capital had to be somewhere near the middle of the modern nation, Indy makes a lot of sense as the existing interior city best planned for that purpose.

The Mile Square layout of central Indianapolis was directly inspired by DC's Pierre L'Enfant plan. It's already a seat of government. It's already in the middle of the national transportation infrastructure.

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Old 03-27-2018, 09:21 PM
 
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NYC or Philly.
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:42 PM
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Saint Louis.

If a planned city, then the area around Cairo, IL.
Same climate as DC!
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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It also needed to be somewhere that could be fairly easily traveled to and from, so it made sense to put it near the river system.

If it was to be moved now, it would also need to be somewhere easily defended.
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:19 PM
 
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Lebanon, Kansas!
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