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Old 11-19-2019, 07:49 PM
 
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You obviously have never been to the Florida Keys.
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Old 11-19-2019, 07:56 PM
 
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Michigan can keep the UP....thanks, though.
Just sayin... Wisconsin does everything smarter than MI when it comes to governing decisions and infrastructure etc. All one has to do is cross between Menominee and Marinette to see the difference. IF the UP were ever split away from Michigan it would likely fair better in Wisconsins hands.
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Old 11-19-2019, 08:04 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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States that should Split.
Alaska
Alabama
Arizona
California
Colorado
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Iowa
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Michigan
Montana
Nevada
New York
Oklahoma
Ohio
Nebraska
North Carolina
North Dakota
Pennsylvania
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
Washington

Some states are too big
OR some states look better a square or rectangle so cut off those appendages like Oklahoma
And others I just dont like. Just split them.
80% of Colorado's population lives along the Front Range (the I-25 corridor from Ft. Collins to Pueblo. How do you propose to divide it? 63% of Nebraska's population lives in the Lincoln-Omaha area; ditto.
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Old 11-19-2019, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Putnam County, TN
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Sea level rise is changing the coastlines. Louisiana may lose so much land that what is left merges with neighbors. Florida and Delaware may be flooded off the map.
Florida and Delaware won't be completely flooded out, even though they're certain to be damaged beyond repair. The highest points are 447.85ft and 345ft in Delaware and Florida respectively. Even if all the ice melts, the sea levels can only rise 300ft at most; most estimates are optimistic at around 216ft, with the most realistic ones (still ignoring mountain glaciers and thermal expansion) at around 262ft.

As for Louisiana, I too find it likely that they'll have to be taken eventually if all the ice one day melts. That is, assuming we humans go as far as endangering the East Antarctic Ice Sheet and the U.S. still exists then. I bet Arkansas would be pretty happy to take them to make up for the loss of Pine Bluff and have extra coastline...
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Old 11-19-2019, 10:18 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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Perhaps we should split Delaware. Because the north has many more coffee shops than the south. And the south has more primo beaches than the north. Unless they are flooded out. This thread is becoming more and more ridiculous, but will admit it is fun.
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Old 11-19-2019, 10:24 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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None.
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Old 11-19-2019, 11:27 PM
 
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Just sayin... Wisconsin does everything smarter than MI when it comes to governing decisions and infrastructure etc. All one has to do is cross between Menominee and Marinette to see the difference. IF the UP were ever split away from Michigan it would likely fair better in Wisconsins hands.
You're probably right.
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Old 11-20-2019, 01:58 AM
 
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If anything the US needs fewer and bigger states not even more small ones. 20-25 is plenty. The federal government has way too much power these days compared to the states. All important decisions are made in Washington. It's a very different concept than when the US was founded
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Old 11-20-2019, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Somewhere extremely awesome
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Just return the Upper Peninsula to Wisconsin which it’s much more physically connected to anyway. There’s no point in making the UP it’s own state, there’s no way it would be self supporting. It’s about to drop below 300k people in population which would make it the least populated state by a significant margin, but without any significant economic drivers, or population centers, and a steadily declining population.
If Wisconsin gets the Upper Peninsula, then Michigan should get Toledo.
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Old 11-20-2019, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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We need less states, not more.

There are MANY states that need to combine.
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