Secessionist America

Via Josh Blackman, here’s a map (click to enlarge) of what America would look like if every secessionist movement that has ever popped up in history had succeeded:

Secessionist America

 

The background on the creation of the map can be found here.

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Comments

  1. ernieyeball says:

    I wish they all could be Ronald Reagan girls…

    Just doesn’t work.
    (apologies to Brian Wilson and Crew)

  2. Andy says:

    Doesn’t look too bad – it would go a long way to resolve all the whining about the Senate.

  3. Andre Kenji says:

    Just a correction: Andrew Shears got the proposed new states and then he created several of his own. These are not all really proposed new states.

  4. Just 'nutha' ig'rant cracker says:

    @Andre Kenji: I didn’t know that, but “Red Wisconsin” and “Blue Wisconsin” caused me to wonder.

  5. rudderpedals says:

    @Just ‘nutha’ ig’rant cracker: Red and Blue Wisconsin are cheeses. They go great with crackers. Folks make little French flags out of them.

  6. John Peabody says:

    Iowa, Hawaii, and South Carolina didn’t want to play, I guess.

  7. al-Ameda says:

    Here in California, up in the north in an area that shares the border with Oregon, there has been recent renewed whining by advocates of a secession to form a state, “Jefferson.”

    These people, like their Red State brethren, pay far less money in taxes than they receive in program benefits to their region. So, yes, I’m willing to let them go – as an independent republic, but not as just another crappy little under-populated state with undue influence in Washington.

  8. Grewgills says:

    @John Peabody:
    There is a pretty active secessionist movement in Hawaii, but they want to be their own nation, not just a separate state within the union.

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