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Old 10-16-2009, 08:10 AM
 
Location: MichOhioigan
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Michigan clearly comes out on top.

Why?

We have 15% unemployment right now, and most of that 15% is comprised of males with no college education. A lot of them are big-time hunters.

What do you think they all are doing as we speak?

Preparing for WAR!!!!!

The Michigan Army is light years ahead of the rest of you punks. We've been in a depression for a decade already and we've been a little bored. So we started a huge army.
Plus our mighty navy will quickly gain control of the Great Lakes and control shipment thereof.

All the closed down auto plants and other manufacturing centers will be retrofitted for the war effort. Anyone Recall WWII and the Arsenal of Democracy?

No one will dare invade Detroit because they are too scared to go there (and probably don't want it anyways).

We will apply for annexation by Canada (of course they will take us bacause they want to win a Stanley Cup one of these years).

For starters Ohio will be the first to go;
- We have never completely got over the "Toledo War" and have been itching to take back what is rightfully ours.
- Our navy will blockade Cleveland/Lorain.
- Our army will speed down I-75 (Michiganians always drive faster than Ohioans) to Cincinnati and gain access to the Ohio River/Mississippi.
- This will leave Columbus. With their supply routes from the Mississippi and the Great Lakes cut off they will be forced to surrender or starve.

Indiana will fall quickly because...well it's Indiana.

Wiconsin and Illinois will be so busy killing each other off Michigan will just have to walk in and pick up the pieces.

With our navy controlling the Great Lakes and Ohio River western Pennsylvania and western New York will fall.

Michigan will now control all the land from the Appalachians in the east, to the Mississippi in the west, and to the Ohio River in the south. We will just have to hold on and wait for the other states to beat each other up.

Rule Michigania!
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Old 10-16-2009, 08:49 AM
 
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California is better positioned to be self sufficient than any other state.
That must be why they're going bankrupt as we speak.

California would burst at the seams. You'd have 500 different political factions pulling in 500 different directions.

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Alaska has more oil than Texas and less people than Hawaii. Something tells me they'd be sitting pretty.
What would they be eating? Snow?
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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That must be why they're going bankrupt as we speak.
California is not going bankrupt and you have no link to support such a claim-that is media hype.

And in relation to this thread, we wouldnt have any defecit if we werent part of this country cause we send $290B a year to DC in taxes but CA is shortchanged in federal spending by $50B.

Meaning 50 billion of our dollars are spent in other states.

Perhaps breaking up this country is not such a bad idea.

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California would burst at the seams. You'd have 500 different political factions pulling in 500 different directions.
This is pure hyperbole and wishful conservative thinking.

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What would they be eating? Snow?
hahahaha...they don't trade where you live?

Alaska could sell its oil and eat quite well.
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:28 AM
 
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Darkhorse: Alaska. Despite the tiny population they could be tough to completely defeat. Plus they have the most oil. They might win in a nuclear war as the powerful states destroyed the continental U.S. attacking each other.
Have to agree. The sheer size and rugged terrain would make it entirely difficult for an invading force not used to it.

For one perhaps upstate NY would fare well but I'm not sure about NYC, as it has more connection with NJ CT for goods/transport and military defense ie NY Guard NJ Guard
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:21 AM
 
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In all seriousness (if possible on this topic) I'd say Colorado. It has the infrastructure, population and more importantly most difficult terrain to invade.
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:58 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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In all seriousness (if possible on this topic) I'd say Colorado. It has the infrastructure, population and more importantly most difficult terrain to invade.
How so? Half the state is flat prairie, Denver would be pretty easy to invade from 3 sides.
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:00 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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If we're going to be more reasonable/real on this it's hard to imagine a civil war where one state doesn't eventually ally with another. Fifty states going "every one for themselves" would probably not last very long. Eventually Texas would ally with Oklahoma or Georgia with Florida or New York with Connecticut or something.
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:03 AM
 
Location: MichOhioigan
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Have to agree. The sheer size and rugged terrain would make it entirely difficult for an invading force not used to it.
But to defeat Alaska (or any other large state with a small population) you do not have to invade all of it. Just the few populous and key areas. To take Alaska one would just have to conquer Anchorage and Juneau. Perhaps Fairbanks and a few strategic locales but that would be it.
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Indiana will fall quickly because...well it's Indiana.
Indiana won't "fall" because Indiana won't fight. Indiana will be like the Swiss in WWII.
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:13 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I'd think Delaware, Rhode Island, or Vermont would be a good deal weaker than Indiana so more likely to give up without a fight. Indiana has a "redneck" element in parts that I think would actually be willing to fight.
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