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Denver, CO 13 19.70%
Kansas City, MO 11 16.67%
Atlanta, GA 4 6.06%
Omaha, NE 3 4.55%
Dallas, TX 7 10.61%
Chicago, IL 28 42.42%
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Old 04-09-2021, 07:03 PM
 
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Denver, followed by Chicago
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Old 04-09-2021, 08:36 PM
 
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I think that it would still need that north/south dichotomy that DC had/has, but farther west. Cincinnati or St. Louis maybe.

Then again, the location of the capital isn't as important domestically since we fly everywhere. For international reasons it makes sense to keep it closer to a coast.
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Old 04-09-2021, 08:47 PM
 
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I think that it would still need that north/south dichotomy that DC had/has, but farther west. Cincinnati or St. Louis maybe.

Then again, the location of the capital isn't as important domestically since we fly everywhere. For international reasons it makes sense to keep it closer to a coast.
Yes, to fly to Europe is so much closer from the west coast. And China, so much quicker to take off from the east coast.
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Old 04-09-2021, 08:55 PM
 
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It's surprising how many vote for Denver, which is very isolated relative to the U.S. population. Literally makes zero sense. It's on the other side of the mountains from the west coast and is the furthest you can get in the plains away from the east coast. It's surrounded by some of the most sparsely populated states in the country.

St. Louis makes the most sense to me if based on geography alone. Makes sense culturally too as a gateway to the west (plains), south, and Midwest. It's also on our country's most critical and notable river.
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Old 04-09-2021, 08:57 PM
 
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It's surprising how many vote for Denver, which is very isolated relative to the U.S. population. Literally makes zero sense. It's on the other side of the mountains from the west coast and is the furthest you can get in the plains away from the east coast. It's surrounded by some of the most sparsely populated states in the country.

St. Louis makes the most sense to me if based on geography alone. Makes sense culturally too as a gateway to the west (plains), south, and Midwest. It's also on our country's most critical and notable river.
Not that far from Omaha, which already is the headquarters for SAC.....
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Old 04-09-2021, 08:59 PM
 
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The US chose to leave Philadelphia to build a new Capital City once. Why do we think we would choose a existing city again??

Egypt has been building a new Capital City 28 miles of Cairo since 2015. It is ultra-modern. Making Plans now to move into it.... costing $25-billion first phase alone by international loans...

https://mobile-reuters-com.cdn.amppr...-idUSKBN2B91X3

Indonesia has a new one to be completed in 2024.

Of course .... here in the US we make no Big Plans anymore. Here are Nations that built Capitals from scratch.

https://www-cnn-com.cdn.ampproject.o...s%2Findex.html

Still, why would we move from DC now? Unless some grave emergence occured which we may have a secret plans already for if needbe?

Really, with missles that could reach anywhere in the US by enemies. To claim a inland Capital is needed? Seems unlikely. Besides.... if we Fall as a Nation?? It will be from within by our own blame and inability to work together.

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Old 04-09-2021, 09:00 PM
 
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Yes, to fly to Europe is so much closer from the west coast. And China, so much quicker to take off from the east coast.
Yeah, I was thinking that ideally we'd have some sort of dual capital but I don't know how those work so maybe we just pick a coast. The middle of the country is a compromise that in some ways is more inconvenient for most.
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Old 04-09-2021, 09:56 PM
 
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Not that far from Omaha, which already is the headquarters for SAC.....
St. Louis, Chicago, and Kansas City are all closer to Omaha. An 8-hour drive is not close at all. Also, the only major cities within 8 hours (drive) of Denver are Omaha, Salt Lake City, and Albuquerque, which are more mid-tier.

8 hours from St Louis will get you to Chicago, Atlanta, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Memphis, Nashville, OKC, Indianapolis, Cincy, Columbus, and others. Actually, 8.5 hours will get you to one-third of the state capitals (AR, MO, IL, KY, NE, WV, GA, AL, OH, IN, WI, MS, KS, OK, IA, MI, MN, and TN).

Denver is arguably the most isolated major city in the entire country.
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Old 04-24-2021, 07:03 AM
 
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St Louis or Kansas City. An argument can be made for both.
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Old 04-24-2021, 08:08 AM
 
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I’d vote for Chicago.
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