What if they ALL succeeded from the their present day states today?

Chris Cillizza @ the Washington Post has found someone who has done a map with ALL 124 separate states , if they could ALL form their own ……

A handful of counties in Colorado tried to secede from the rest of the state earlier this year.  There’s an attempt to create the State of Jefferson (northern California/southern Oregon) via ballot initiative in 2014.  And there’s plenty more.

What would the U.S. look like if all of the secession movements in U.S. history had succeeded?  Well, Mansfield University geography professor Andrew Shears built a map to answer that question. (It covers secession movements through the end of 2011.)  His 124 states of America is below. Click the map to enlarge it.

Map courtesy of Andrew Shears

map from Andrew Shears @ The Fix…..


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3 thoughts on “What if they ALL succeeded from the their present day states today?”

  1. 250 Senators (if the W. Colorado secession had also proceeded), with 125 (rather than 50) being the one-Representative-per-state minimum from which the House would have apportioned itself.

    A minimum of 131 United States District Courts (one per state or possession), rather than 56; the current total is 94 including those in multi-district states (NY, Calif, Texas, etc.)

    Also less difficulty with presidential/vice-presidential electors having to vote for at least one candidate from another state.

    If the Democratic and Republican National Committees had one national committeeman and one national committeewoman from each state or possession (DC, PR, VI, Guam, Samoa, N. Marianas) plus (at a minimum) a national chairman and vice chairman, they’d each have at least 264 members. Add a state or territorial chairman to each delegation, and you’d reach 395 (rather than 114 or 170 today).

    Many of the medium to small third parties would have to leave dozens of states out of their conventions and national organs, or consolidate several states into regional delegations. The smaller ones (like the Socialist Party) do already, but it would probably become true for the Greens and Libertarians, too.

    Can you imagine what primary season would be like, and how hard it would be for anyone without the pre-built organization, connections and cash of the Clintons, Kennedys or Bushes to finance and organize 125 campaign organizations? Super Tuesdays would be humongous, and would have to be arranged on some regional basis, or else more contests would occur on other days of the week; you’d have an election story on the evening news every night from February to June.

  2. Callaway, in central Missouri, is a county that declared itself an independent kingdom in 1863 to protest Missouri’s refusal to join the Confederacy.

    In fact there is a town there called Kingdom City that is today mostly truck stops along Interstate 70 about halfway between St. Louis and Kansas City.

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