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Is the Breakup of the US Imminent? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2011-11-29 14:42:48 |Display all floors
http://www.ridingthetiger.org/2011/09/01/breakup-of-the-united-states-imminent/

In his 1981 book, The Nine Nations of North America, Joel Garreau argues that, because of the vast differences between several parts of North America, the many national borders are irrelevant, and, that indeed, the United States and Canada are not just two nations, but nine nations.  In its time, the book was hailed as a classic text on the current regionalization of North America” by American intellectuals.

Garreau’s idea that borders are essentially artificial must be taken in the proper context; they are not to be used in a sentimental sense which would make them easily appropriated by people who advocate massive immigration between nations.  Quite the contrary, Garreau’s idea establishes the opposite: that in defiance of the widely-accepted idea of huge superstates encompassing many different peoples, a smaller and localized nationalism, maintaining the local character of the people is needed.

Indeed, the borders of the United States and Canada are artificial, with even less historical justification than Russia’s dominion over Siberia or China’s over its various regions.  In the case of the latter, Russia permits certain areas to form autonomous republics, many of which have the limited right of nullification, or the right to enact legislation at odds with the federal constitution.  China allows some autonomy in its outer regions by designating them as “autonomous regions”.  The United States was formed by the westward expansion of the Federal Government, incorporating land formerly belonging to the Red Indians into the newly-formed nation.

In Russian: http://perevodika.ru/articles/19599.html


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Post time 2011-11-29 19:11:23 |Display all floors
retarded
  
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Post time 2011-11-29 19:29:26 |Display all floors
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Post time 2011-11-30 15:21:50 |Display all floors
This post was edited by SMITHI at 2011-11-30 15:22

   Is the Breakup of the US Imminent?
Yes of course
Jew York will most likely create confederation with Israel and Florida.

that is my two cents  anyhoo...........

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Post time 2012-4-18 01:58:51 |Display all floors
just when i start to take some one seriously .
every body writes on walls but me

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Post time 2012-4-18 02:35:19 |Display all floors
America is better desribed as city-states, where each major city has a huge influence in the surrounding areas.  This creates problems when cities are close to state borders such as rivers, which everyone knows is where cities located originally.  Cities like New York, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Detroit, Minnapolis, St. Louis, Memphis, and others are on rivers that divide states.  It makes better logical sense to organize areas by city, but no one is practical enough to do that.  

Communist planners in old Soviet countries tried to use good logical sense and locate factories closer to workers instead of having transportation economics demand that workers move to locations that favor the factory owners.  They'd put a shoe factory in the middle of Romania because that's where people needed jobs instead of putting the factory on a river and letting job seekers re-locate to it.  It makes sense superficially, but today the factories are landlocked far away from everything and are worthless to everyone.
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Post time 2012-4-18 23:39:47 |Display all floors
it does not matter where factories are located or state borders it is impossible unless taxes are raised too high and even then there is the national guard to ensure riots and protests are put down.  
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