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    Should we divide the United States between the north and south?

    The North would be a liberal-aligned nation, and the South would be a conservative-aligned nation. Would our congresses not get more done without the 50% opposition? Would we not have happier people being able to have their president elected. We would be a more stable with our foreign policies (more predictable). We could both run the economies the way we wanted (the North Protectionist probably, the South Free Trade)...


    Should we give up our status as a world power to have happier populations?

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    Of course not but it would be funny to see the south implode in two weeks. Also what would fox news do then?

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    Not really, because you would have people in sections of states like Texas or California that would hang themselves.
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    The U.S. went down this road before. It wasn't 'civil.'

    The country is less divided than news agencies and politicians would lead you to believe. Even California has 9 Republicans for every 11 Democrats.
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    Should we? Probably not, but it would certainly be interesting to see a "what if" kind of show that would showcase the situation. Something like Life After People. That kind of stuff is really intriguing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadev View Post
    Not really, because you would have people in sections of states like Texas or California that would hang themselves.
    They already have the "wrong" local governments. What if it was a system that was used in temporary North/South Vietnam? In Vietnam, the communists were offered free citizenship in the North and the Catholics were offered free citizenship in the South. What if we allowed people to migrate as they wanted for the first five years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angella View Post
    The U.S. went down this road before. It wasn't 'civil.'

    The country is less divided than news agencies and politicians would lead you to believe. Even California has 9 Republicans for every 11 Democrats.
    I mean if it was an agreement between the states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakers01 View Post
    Of course not but it would be funny to see the south implode in two weeks. Also what would fox news do then?
    Yep, and MSNBC would have a blast covering the widespread starvation after welfare funding ran out of old southern money to feed it. This game is fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steale View Post
    Yep, and MSNBC would have a blast covering the widespread starvation after welfare funding ran out of old southern money to feed it. This game is fun.
    yep, since we all know southern states are what is keeping the northern states heads above water. oh wait.

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    This idea is so bad you should feel bad for proposing it. Neither side would survive with anywhere near the quality of life they currently have without the other.

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    There's still pockets of liberal/conservative in most states though. My own (small) state could be divided north/south blue/red (or realistically blue/purple) and I'm not in the south.

    Unless of course you want to relocate the people in the south part, but they're prob not red enough to suit true southern taste.

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    I have a idea. Let all the Liberals have a free ticket to Mars. We can make a film 100 years from now called Total Reca---Waitaminute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prwraith View Post
    This idea is so bad you should feel bad for proposing it. Neither side would survive with anywhere near the quality of life they currently have without the other.
    How so? You have no proof other than your pony avatar... and not even that is very convincing, might I say!

    There are tiny little countries that can survive just fine (Liechtenstein, Singapore, Monaco, Andorra, San Marino), but two giant countries bigger than any in Europe would collapse?

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    I think some ppl died in a war so that doesn't happen.

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    Woah woah woah... where does this leave Indiana? Most folks here would be dead before they'd be socialists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakers01 View Post
    Of course not but it would be funny to see the south implode in two weeks. Also what would fox news do then?
    America went for the better part of 200 years using the same policies the south uses now. May not be your ideal way of life, but historically you're wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalyyn View Post
    Woah woah woah... where does this leave Indiana? Most folks here would be dead before they'd be socialists.
    A few years ago, I would have said you would seceeded, making a third country called PeytonManningstan, but now... I'm not sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thalian View Post
    The North would be a liberal-aligned nation, and the South would be a conservative-aligned nation. Would our congresses not get more done without the 50% opposition? Would we not have happier people being able to have their president elected. We would be a more stable with our foreign policies (more predictable). We could both run the economies the way we wanted (the North Protectionist probably, the South Free Trade)...


    Should we give up our status as a world power to have happier populations?
    conservative = protectionist
    liberal = free trade
    look up your history...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raybourne View Post
    conservative = protectionist
    liberal = free trade
    look up your history...
    North has always been protectionist and the South has always been pro-Free Trade
    just so you know
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    Yes,true! But you know that the south could kick your ass. You are unarmed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallschirmjaeger View Post
    Yes,true! But you know that the south could kick your ass. You are unarmed.
    if the last civil war is any indication the South will also have superior generals
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tierbook View Post
    if the last civil war is any indication the South will also have superior generals
    The north has nuclear launch codes. Come at me, bro


    But seriously, it would an absolutely terrible idea. For starters, all the people who make economies work are in the North - which would mean the South gets run by conservatives, nukes would be an upgrade compared to the devastation of unregulated industries.

    While the last civil war was divided North/South, it doesn't really make sense in a modern context - more like Coasts vs. Middle.
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