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View Poll Results: Future US State??
Puerto Rico 82 63.08%
Bermuda 1 0.77%
Guam 6 4.62%
Split off of a Existing State 32 24.62%
Other 9 6.92%
Voters: 130. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-05-2008, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Some groups want a separatist state. Give them what they want. A separate state for whites only, another for blacks only, etc...
That sounds really racist.
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I figured I'd get a little heat for putting Bermuda on the poll. But here is why I did it.

Bermuda's currency is the Bermudian dollar, which ispegged to the US dollar. US notes and coins are used interchangeably with Bermudian notes and coins within the islands for most practical purposes; however, banks levy a small exchange rate for the purchase of US dollars with Bermudian dollars.
The U.S. Dollar actually is the official curreny of Ecuador.

Not to mention Panama and some other smaller countries as well.
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:56 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
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The U.S. Dollar actually is the official curreny of Ecuador.

Not to mention Panama and some other smaller countries as well.
Thank you, this is good info to know.
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Old 06-05-2008, 01:15 PM
 
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Puerto Rico or DC will be the 51st state if there ever is one.
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Old 06-05-2008, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I would hate for Illinois to be split up if there ever was a 51st state I think it would be Puerto Rico.

People have talked about taking eastern Washington and the handle from Idaho and making the state of Lincoln.
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Old 06-05-2008, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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State of Jefferson almost happened... Southern Oregon and Northern California.

State of Jefferson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 06-05-2008, 05:34 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
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It's a poorly written Wikipedia article but lists possiable state.

51st state - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:03 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
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It's a poorly written Wikipedia article but lists possiable state.

51st state - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I never knew there were so many!!
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:34 PM
 
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It's a poorly written Wikipedia article but lists possiable state.

51st state - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wow, that really is an interesting article!

What shocked me the most was the Canadian survey. Canadians were asked if they wanted to be annexed by the U.S. in 2001, and 19.9% said yes. But the province with the highest percentage who said yes was QUEBEC (33.9%). I knew a whole bunch of Quebecois wish they weren't part of Canada, but I had no idea that so many of them would like to be part of the US. C'est bizarre!
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Old 06-06-2008, 03:16 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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Wow, that really is an interesting article!

What shocked me the most was the Canadian survey. Canadians were asked if they wanted to be annexed by the U.S. in 2001, and 19.9% said yes. But the province with the highest percentage who said yes was QUEBEC (33.9%). I knew a whole bunch of Quebecois wish they weren't part of Canada, but I had no idea that so many of them would like to be part of the US. C'est bizarre!
Oui, c'est TRES bizarre!
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