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Old 02-01-2017, 01:01 AM
 
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Why not? Mexico will probably be the first one to recognize it.
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Old 02-01-2017, 07:54 AM
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You're dreaming, OP. Also, I think we can't take California's self-sufficiency for granted, given the long drought, which may not be over, merely on hold for a year. It's worrisome.

Los Angeles is completely dependent on water from the Colorado river which is shrinking and the watershed is in red states(Utah, Arizona) the prospects for independence don't look good. California would have to renegotiate water rights.

Shrinking Colorado River is a growing concern for Yuma farmers — and millions of water users - LA Times
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Old 02-01-2017, 09:12 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Los Angeles is completely dependent on water from the Colorado river which is shrinking and the watershed is in red states(Utah, Arizona) the prospects for independence don't look good. California would have to renegotiate water rights.

Shrinking Colorado River is a growing concern for Yuma farmers — and millions of water users - LA Times
This isn't the scope of the question but, 50% of the water in southern California actually comes from local sources, so it is not completely dependent. Negotiating water rights I don't think would be as hard as you think. The US would still need access to the ports and would probably want to keep a couple of military bases here. There's a trade right there.

Now, what countries if any, do you think would recognize CA?
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Old 02-01-2017, 09:14 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Why not? Mexico will probably be the first one to recognize it.
Actually, Mexico is one of the countries I have serious doubts about unless the US also recognized it. Mexico would not want to strain relations with the US. I'll add Canada and the UK to that list as well for the same reasons.
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Old 02-01-2017, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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If America doesn't recognise it, no one would; if America does, everyone would.

But if it's the first scenario than it's completely pointless. How do you expect to gain independence? It's simply impossible.
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Old 02-01-2017, 09:30 AM
 
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Within the US, California is the most distinct of the continental US and to some Americans, is the least like the other continental states.

My question however was; what's the likelihood of other countries recognizing it?
Most distinct and SUPERIOR to Californians? But to the world is what I addressed. California IS the USA. From Hollywood especially. So is that then what you disagree with? California will want the rest of the Nation there if the "Big One" happens <-----


It's Texas that bills itself as a "whole 'nother country.

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Old 02-01-2017, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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Wall of Debt - Unsustainable California And....take your debt with you.
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Old 02-01-2017, 09:41 AM
 
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If America doesn't recognise it, no one would; if America does, everyone would.
This.
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Old 02-01-2017, 09:49 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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If America doesn't recognise it, no one would; if America does, everyone would.

But if it's the first scenario than it's completely pointless. How do you expect to gain independence? It's simply impossible.
Your first statement, excellent point.

Second statement, doesn't matter for this discussion.
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Old 02-01-2017, 09:58 AM
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[quote=Gentoo;47038403]This isn't the scope of the question but, 50% of the water in southern California actually comes from local sources, so it is not completely dependent. Negotiating water rights I don't think would be as hard as you think. The US would still need access to the ports and would probably want to keep a couple of military bases here. There's a trade right there.

Now, what countries if any, do you think would recognize CA?[/quote]

Who along the Pacific Rim would benefit from CA being independent?
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