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Old 10-16-2009, 09:51 PM
 
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Sure cities and the rural areas always conflict with one another but I think that is necessary to keep a state balanced. It seems a college football program and how it affects a university's athletic program might be a good analogy of the relationship between cities within a state. After all, the majority of people in this country live in urban areas.
With that being said, I think redefining state boundaries at this point in the game could really improve how the government serves the people. You'd really have to be careful and do your research to find out what areas need to be changed to better suit the people in that area.
I think dividing the states further would just complicate things and create more trouble than anything. else.
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Old 10-17-2009, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Actually it's more the other way around. Philly has nothing in common with the rest of the state. The fact that it has to beg to get state funding while supplying two thirds of the state's revenue makes the begging process rather ridiculous. I would love to see how the remainder of the state's bumpkins does without all of that cash.
Yeah, I agree. A bit random, but how awesome of a state would New Jersey be if it had both the New York and Philly metro areas?
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Surprised nobody has mentioned Northern Virginia vs the rest of Virginia. NoVA should probably be merged with D.C. as it has almost nothing in common with the rest of the state..
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:43 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Surprised nobody has mentioned Northern Virginia vs the rest of Virginia. NoVA should probably be merged with D.C. as it has almost nothing in common with the rest of the state..
The MD surburbs would probably get lumped in too. Makes sense. But this would definitely leave the rest of VA without its cash cow, and we can't have that now, can we?

This one should be pretty obvious:

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Old 10-19-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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I believe there is a movement in Texas to split it into several states.
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Old 02-14-2010, 03:37 PM
 
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California , Texas , and Florida
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:38 PM
 
Location: The Lakes
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Make Chicagoland its own state to equal out taxes and spending.

Make eastern Kentucky its own state so it doesn't ruin the rest of our statistics.
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Divide Rhode Island into at LEAST three states. I fear they wield too much power.
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:30 PM
 
Location: The Lakes
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Nah man, you want 12, the area is way too vast and complicates the entire state.
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Recently, Needles California's city council led a half hearted attempt to secede from California and be annexed by Arizona, which would never happen.
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