What if we became the Un-United States of America

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by MacNut, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. MacNut macrumors Core

    MacNut

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    #1
    We disband the union into 50 smaller independent countries. Would we see more regionalization and what "states" would be most hurt by such a move. The bigger states would survive. I could see the northeast turn into a separate union. Could the "Trump States" survive on their own?
     
  2. blackfox macrumors 65816

    blackfox

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2003
    Location:
    PDX
    #2
    Idk - that's a lot of walls....see my California thread for a way/ways this may - and I mean may happen.
     
  3. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

    MadeTheSwitch

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    #3
    We won't be 50 different states, but I could definitely see us dividing into two or three. And frankly this may be the only path forward that will make everyone happy and should be given serious consideration.
     
  4. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

    MacNut

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    #4
    I could see that. I do think this country is heading to a point of no return on its current course.
     
  5. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

    Gutwrench

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2011
    #5
    If the union dissolved into 50 separate countries how would the former POTUS even be relevant? All "states" would be hurt.

    What a colossal waste of time to even think about.
     
  6. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

    MacNut

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    #6
    President Trump is the one making the office of the president irrelevant.
     
  7. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

    Gutwrench

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2011
    #7
    Sorry, but it's your question and it has nothing to do with Trump.
     
  8. mrkramer macrumors 603

    mrkramer

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Location:
    Somewhere
    #8
    I don't think it would be likely, but it wouldn't be a bad thing to break up the US. Having each state be an individual country may be a bit much, but at least 3 countries would be good, each coast could be one and the midwest could be a third.
     
  9. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

    Fancuku

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2015
    Location:
    PA, USA
    #9
    How do you come up with such ideas or fears? :rolleyes:
    Still crying two and a half months later. :rolleyes:
     
  10. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

    MacNut

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    #10
    Trump is the one fearful of muslims as a whole, and he spread his fear to his followers. So talk to me about who is spreading fear.

    We are a nation divided, Trump is widening that divide to a point of no return. So lets give Trump and his supporters what they want. Their own country with a huge wall around it.
     
  11. macmee Suspended

    macmee

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2008
    Location:
    Canada
    #11
    more like rightly ****** off because the sexist racist pig known as donald has:

    1. banned millions of muslims for no reason
    2. approved pipelines
    3. made bannon part of the security council
    4. cut funding for health groups which support abortion
    5. wasting money on a wall
     
  12. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

    Fancuku

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2015
    Location:
    PA, USA
    #12
    None of those things affect you as a Canadian so stop complaining for nothing.
     
  13. aaronvan Suspended

    aaronvan

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    Location:
    República Cascadia
    #13
    It is developing into a struggle between globalists and nationalists, between neoliberals and paleocons, and between neocons and realists.
     
  14. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

    MacNut

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    #14
    Trump has turned us into a laughing stock of the world. only to be rivaled by North Korea. I feel less safe today then I did last week wen Trump took office.
     
  15. citizenzen macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    #15
    Hey, if third world countries can make it ... why not?

    It just depends on the level of survival one is willing to settle into.
     
  16. macmee Suspended

    macmee

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2008
    Location:
    Canada
    #16
    Firstly, I'll say whatever the hell I want and you'll suck it up and take it regardless as to where I'm from. Otherwise you're sure free to sign off the thread if it bothers you so much.

    Secondly, my job is in the USA (current remotely working) but I've just been living in california for the past several years and I plan on returning.

    Thirdly, If you think Trumps actions don't impact Canada then you don't have a clue what you're talking about. The ban effects some Canadians, the pipeline goes TO Canada, the security council thing has world effects, abortion obviously world effects too, and maybe the only thing that doesn't effect canadians in my list is the wall.
     
  17. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

    Gutwrench

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2011
    #17
    Ok, but that has nothing to do with your poll or thread.
     
  18. citizenzen macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    #18
    PRSI is a multinational forum.

    There is no litmus test for taking part in the discussion.
     
  19. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

    MacNut

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    #19
    What poll?

    And the reason this country is in such unrest is because of Trump's actions. If we split it is because of him.
     
  20. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

    Mac'nCheese

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2010
    #20
    For better or for worse, this country survived a bloody civil war. We will survive the next 4 or 8 years.
     
  21. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

    MacNut

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    #21
    They didn't have Twitter or Donald Trump during the civil war.
     
  22. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

    Mac'nCheese

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2010
    #22
    They had worse, family/friends/neighbors taking up arms and shooting each other dead.
     
  23. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

    MacNut

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    #23
    So what's changed?
     
  24. TMRJIJ macrumors 68020

    TMRJIJ

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2011
    Location:
    South Carolina, United States
    #24
    Fine then. I'll complain: (clears throat) I'M NOT PAYING FOR THAT STUPID XENOPHOBIC WALL!!
     
  25. Dmunjal macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    #25
    Why such consternation over something the founders intended? A union of 50 independent states with a small government held to a strict list of enumerated powers. What the OP suggests might actually save this country from a civil war.
     

Share This Page