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(25-Feb-2009 at 21:41)


51st State

So as it stands the US sits at 50 states since 1959.

I was wondering if anyone had thoughts on when the next state, the 51st state would join and possibly when.

Oh in answering the poll, I mean do you think it will happen relatively soon, like within the next decade or two.

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(25-Feb-2009 at 21:59)


Puerto Rico is the only true candidate in the foreseeable future, but they've been voting down that prospect for many years and I do not imagine that'll change. They have a pretty good deal as it is, with most of the benefits of US statehood while maintaining a great deal of autonomy not enjoyed by full-fledged members of the union. I think it's more reasonable to predict our other dependencies being granted independence well before becoming states. Economically, the US controls a significant portion of Canada, so there is no incentive to incorporate them officially. Mexican border territories won't be annexed any time soon. It's possible a state might get cleaved in half- say Texas or California, but highly unlikely. So my answer- no, no there won't be.

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(25-Feb-2009 at 23:12)


Not relatively soon, no.

Puerto Rico is not a candidate as long as it speaks Spanish. And short of a state splitting in two, I see no other candidates.

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(25-Feb-2009 at 23:16)


This question seems a little random.

Have there been any indications for such a major, historic even, occurence?

I certainely haven't heard/read or seen any, so I really doubt there is a chance of it happening anytime soonish. I don't see any candidates for it, either.

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(25-Feb-2009 at 23:21)


Re: 51st State

Originally Posted by Lunor: View Post
This question seems a little random.

Have there been any indications for such a major, historic even, occurence?

I certainely haven't heard/read or seen any, so I really doubt there is a chance of it happening anytime soonish. I don't see any candidates for it, either.
Yes it is random but you cant exactly say there has been a lot to talk about around these forums besides all the doom and gloom in the world

So just to stir up some disucssion i decided to make a random topic
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Re: 51st State

Originally Posted by Celtic20: View Post
Yes it is random but you cant exactly say there has been a lot to talk about around these forums besides all the doom and gloom in the world

So just to stir up some disucssion i decided to make a random topic

Not as random as you think...


Puerto Rico has voted down statehood several times.. There is some talk im hearing this week that DC wants to be a state but Im not sure Maryland will let them go.

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(26-Feb-2009 at 04:19)


That little bit at the top of Minnesota wants to cede to canada. Just interesting information.

I highly doubt America will ever give up its image as the 50 states. It's ingrained in all the political crap, and how would they even begin creating a new flag. Do you have any idea how many of them are floating about? It would be neigh on impossible (love that phrase) to replace them all if we suddenly had the increase. Not to mention all the textbooks that will have to be rewritten teaching that there are now more states.

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(26-Feb-2009 at 04:46)


He just think of all the jobs that would create... in China

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(26-Feb-2009 at 11:05)


Soon enough the UK will join as 51th state.
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Re: 51st State

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Soon enough the UK will join as 51th state.
Haha good one!



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(27-Feb-2009 at 23:45)


American Samoa
District of Columbia
Federated States of Micronesia
Guam
North Marianas
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands

I doubt any of them will become the 51st state.
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Puerto Rico is the closet to becoming a state, and if they actually become a state I would assume it to be in the distant future....like 20+ years

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Originally Posted by Brightbane:
I highly doubt America will ever give up its image as the 50 states. It's ingrained in all the political crap, and how would they even begin creating a new flag.
That's the easy bit, they'd just add a star

50 years isn't a long time in the life of a nation, and I can't imagine that people are so attached to the idea of 50 states that they would reject the idea of 51...

DC is the obvious candidate for the next state, but I suspect all that will happen is that they will get full representation in Congress without being given statehood.
The current dependencies are never going to be states - if they wanted to be they already would be.

No, I think the 51st state of USA will be Cuba.

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It's not gonna happen. It should, as DC deserves representation, but it won't because people in the US - and indeed all over the world - have a strong preference for round numbers.

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Re: 51st State

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It's not gonna happen. It should, as DC deserves representation, but it won't because people in the US - and indeed all over the world - have a strong preference for round numbers.
DC should be able to vote for Marylands reps which they cannot do now. DC is only a city. Statehood... no.

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Dont worry , I'm sure when our economy hits the bottom of the shitter that Canada will swoop in and buy us.

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Re: 51st State

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Dont worry , I'm sure when our economy hits the bottom of the shitter that Canada will swoop in and buy us.
Well we've got 1/2 of Arizona and a good bit of Florida already, slow and steady wins the race!
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Re: 51st State

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Well we've got 1/2 of Arizona and a good bit of Florida already, slow and steady wins the race!
You only have those for 6 months of a year

I think Canada already is the 51st state .

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Re: 51st State

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You only have those for 6 months of a year

I think Canada already is the 51st state .
Tch, we're bigger and the world hates us less.
Let's agree that the U.S. can be our fourth (through fifty fourth) territory.

Now start spelling honour, colour, cheque, centre, etc... properly!
And it's called Zed!!!

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Last edited by Greeney, 11-Mar-2009 at 20:00.
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(12-Mar-2009 at 13:20)


Re: 51st State

Originally Posted by Greeney: View Post
Tch, we're bigger and the world hates us less.
Let's agree that the U.S. can be our fourth (through fifty fourth) territory.

Now start spelling honour, colour, cheque, centre, etc... properly!
And it's called Zed!!!
You don't want the US to join Canada. Imagine all those red states leaving their mark in your parliament! You'll lose controll over your own country because those 300 million americans have the biggest vote in things!
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