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View Poll Results: If the nation's capital moved, what city would make the best capital?
Boston 20 10.99%
New York 52 28.57%
Philadelphia 49 26.92%
Chicago 61 33.52%
Voters: 182. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 02-10-2010, 02:40 PM
 
Location: The City
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This conversation is purely academic, but I believe just prior there was a very close decision to placing the New Capital between Trenton and Princeton in NJ. Anyone familiar with this region may agree that another major city in between NYC and Philly would have been insane. There are already 30+ million in the region, imagine if DC were in the middle, as the crow flies now only 46 miles seperate the closest city line between Philly and NYC today.
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:20 PM
 
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It would almost have to be Chicago: more central location, international city, and an international gateway (O'Hare Airport)
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Germantown, MD
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Chicago?!? Are you kidding me? I don't like any of these cities for the nation's capital, except maybe Boston. New York and Philly are too busy being commercial capitals. Chicago?!
If the logic behind that is centrality, we might as well go ahead and choose Wichita. DC already has a strategic location in the middle of the original 13 colonies (the birthplace of America), splitting North and South, and named after our first leader as a nation.

The capital needs to have a strong historical background, and not be a dump. So I say it should be moved back to Annapolis, if it has to be moved, but I think it's perfectly fine where it is right now.
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Denver is the back up capital...
True. They have the Denver Federal Center that was built to be the location of the federal government if anything should happen to DC.

So perhaps Denver should be considered the second city not Chicago!

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Old 02-11-2010, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Chicago?!? Are you kidding me? I don't like any of these cities for the nation's capital, except maybe Boston. New York and Philly are too busy being commercial capitals. Chicago?!
If the logic behind that is centrality, we might as well go ahead and choose Wichita. DC already has a strategic location in the middle of the original 13 colonies (the birthplace of America), splitting North and South, and named after our first leader as a nation.

The capital needs to have a strong historical background, and not be a dump. So I say it should be moved back to Annapolis, if it has to be moved, but I think it's perfectly fine where it is right now.
I think you've had a bit too much.
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