It’s not really something to joke about, how different politicians and people from different states keep talking about seceding from the United States. That said, it can be interesting to consider what states, if any, could really make a go of it as a country.
There are serious considerations, like access to water and trade, and less serious ones, like how good the food is, but most of these 15 folks have their own thought process for choosing the best (attached) four.
15. This one is super interesting.
I think it might work out fairly well.
always thought the “Bernie 2020 Corridor” was a pretty cool collection. pic.twitter.com/m7r3EdysWi
— memento mor ian (@PlebeIanMac) June 1, 2021
14. If that’s your goal, I think you’ve nailed it.
Everyone has their own standards!
13. She really thought this out.
She’s going to make a great president.
CA, AZ, NM, TX
Caaznmtx would be a quarter the U.S. population, include all of the software, semiconductor, entertainment and energy industries. It would have multiple ports to access both the Atlantic and Pacific, and also Roswell, which is awesome because 🛸
— Tobi ROS 🤖 Lehman (@tobi_lehman) June 2, 2021
They’re definitely the ones that will stay the coolest in the face of global warming.
11. A very creative answer.
I’m pretty sure they don’t want to deal with the rest of us.
I’ll abuse contiguous and take the west coast plus Hawaii, with an offer of Hawaiian independence if they don’t want to deal with the rest of us
— Dario (@megalodondada) June 1, 2021
10. I feel like the people of these states might be totally down with this.
Not sure whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing.
9. If food is your game…
This is a strong answer.
IL WI MN MI
pizza, beer, sausage, cheese, hotdish, water.
— donna. (@andshewas) June 2, 2021
8. This might be the only reason North Dakota really gets any love.
I’m just saying.
My pick is Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota (for the nukes).
— Adam Kotsko (@adamkotsko) June 1, 2021
7. I guess this person really loves California.
I mean, there are a lot of lovely states around it, too.
Going smaller – cutting CA up into at least 4 states. NorCal / Bay Area with SF as Capitol.
Central Valley Republic
— Gregg Holzrichter (@GreggH_) June 2, 2021
6. Idaho, obviously.
These are my people.
Washington, Oregon, California. Fourth state doesn’t matter.
— 🔥🌪️ WhisperingSage 🏔️💧 (@BrianDeCesare) June 1, 2021
5. This is a strong second pick, as far as I’m concerned.
Nice weather, nice people.
MT WY CO UT
— Kearstin (@killa_kiki_) June 4, 2021
4. It’s not America, but…
Maybe we could just borrow a bit of British Columbia? Yeah?
— Deviant Ollam ツ (@deviantollam) June 2, 2021
3. Was it already unofficial?
I guess I was out of the loop.
Tri-state and Philly
Might as well make it official
— M R B (@MBDigital001) June 2, 2021
2. I’m not sure that’s a good enough reason to leave out Washington.
But different strokes and all of that.
CA, Nevada, Arizona, and Oregon. Sorry Washington, but I want Vegas and the Grand Canyon.
— Jerry 🍨 (@js_edit) June 1, 2021
1. Where’s the fun in that?
I guess not everyone enjoys playing.
CA, OR, WA & NV. Instantly a military superpower with the pacific fleet and skunkworks. Tech dominance. Amazon.
— Game over.
— John Gibson (@johnegibson) June 1, 2021
I’m not sure anyone has got it quite right yet, to be honest.
I’m choosing Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana – just for the scenery and to be able to wait out global warming for the longest time possible.
What’s your choice, and why? Tell us about it in the comments!