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Old September 6th, 2011, 01:47 PM   #1

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What if the South seceded today?

What if the South packed up and left today?
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Old September 6th, 2011, 01:49 PM   #2
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They'd need a lot of packing vans and trucks. Was that the answer you were seeking?

Also it's "seceded".
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Old September 6th, 2011, 04:19 PM   #3

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The New South would be a stronger economic block than it was in 61.
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Old September 6th, 2011, 04:30 PM   #4

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They'd get lonely and be back within a week.
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Old September 6th, 2011, 05:20 PM   #5

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I don't know that much about American politics, but I do believe that the concept of secession seems to be downplayed in the world today. Parhaps I'm wrong with that, I don't know. Still, I reckon that if some state or region of a country that already had a distinct identity discovered oil, well, the odds of secession go up, by more than a little bit.
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Old September 6th, 2011, 07:12 PM   #6

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While there remains a strong sense of southern identity, it's mild to what it was 150 years ago or even 30 years ago.

Texas and Florida have huge Hispanic populations.

The Carolinas and Georgia have large Black populations, and they can vote this time.

Nearly every southern state, except possibly the more rural states of Arkansas or Alabama, have large White urban northern transients. Neither of these demographics would go for succession.

Even if somehow they got past this, a few smear campaigns or a couple well placed bullets by our fine government operatives would end any serious attempts at succession
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Old October 1st, 2011, 07:43 PM   #7

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southern people today are very Patriotic, during 4th of July, every town in the south there is barbeque EVERYWHERE!!!!!! We would never secede!
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