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Old 02-15-2013, 08:52 PM
 
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Keep hoping Cuba will collapse, then the US could take it over. Next, go for Haiti for humanitarian reasons, and the Dominican Republic would likely follow, and then Puerto Rico could jump on board.

Yeah! Manifest Caribbean destiny!
LOL.
I don't know how many red-district congresspeople would be on board with admitting that many Spanish-speakers to the country, God forbid bringing in Haiti.

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I would hope not.
I feel like there is opposition to new states being admitted on the historical basis of the U.S.'s colonial activities. I think that if Caribbean states had any desire to become part of the U.S., we should be open-minded to that. I'm less an expansionist and more an internationalist in my approach to this.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:16 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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LOL.
I don't know how many red-district congresspeople would be on board with admitting that many Spanish-speakers to the country, God forbid bringing in Haiti.
Hey! Haitians speak French and Creole.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:09 PM
 
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Texas has the right to split itself in 5 smaller states according to the clause of annexation. Regardless, splitting, carving and merging states is a very popular theme in the college geography courses.
Not quite.

The Joint Resolution of Annexation simply provides the option of Texas subdividing into as many as five additional states, with the provision that this be done, quote, "under the provisions of the Federal Constitution". Thus, the statement is irrelevant, as any state can do this so long as Congress approves.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:40 PM
 
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If there is another state it will probably be Puerto Rico. They just held a plebiscite in November that voted for statehood. It was nonbinding though. So who knows what will happen.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:03 PM
 
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You'll never get states to combine because they'll lose representation in government. Think of it, why would New England become one state with two senators from the current six states with twelve senators.

As for new states forming out of territories, I think PR is our best bet.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:37 AM
 
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