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Debate Could California successfully become an independent country?

66 fans picked:
No
   62%
Yes
   38%
 katiemariie posted over a year ago
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DrDevience picked Yes:
As could Texas.
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Ajox picked No:
The people there are American, not Californian. They don't have their own culture, so they can't use the self-determination-right-thing by the UN. Besides, like the US would ever let go of one of their most important states...
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Lars picked Yes:
Actually, every state has its own culture. There are major differences between New York, Florida, Texas, California...

I think any group of people who want their freedom should be allowed to have it.
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dazl picked Yes:
Why not? Imagine...King Ahnuld the First.
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NikaDawson picked Yes:
There are a lot of differences in the states. New York is very different from Texas, and California is different from Florida. Accents are different, food can be different, the diversity in the people.

Even some of the language is different. Some say pop others say soda. And other words.
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amazondebs picked Yes:
righty said lars, of course claifornia has a culture! hollywood, fruit festivals and is more famous for the orange festival, surfing and wind surfing ect
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DrDevience picked Yes:
I would love to see the US broken up a bit...
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Cinders picked Yes:
I actually would say California has a very distinct culture.

Where's that pesky thing I posted about if the blue states seceeded from the red states? About how the blue states would have all the industry?

California holds enough of that on its own. It could support its own economy very well, actually.

EDIT: Found the link I was talking about.
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hooch-is-crazy picked Yes:
same here, DrD. but i think other possible countries are further up the metaphorical queue for independance.
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mac picked No:
no the US would attack.
we have a law saying that a state cant seceed from the union
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DrDevience picked Yes:
Which is stupid, Mac... the US of Freakin A is less and less a free country by the minute. If a State wished to declare themselves their own free country, I would back that for all it was worth.
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aholic picked Yes:
I think it would be weird. Does California even want to be a independent country? I mean there sure is a lot of difference, and I would actually like to see a splitted USA, because maybe the people there don't want to have the same president as the rest of the country, but don't they feel connected?
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chel1395 picked Yes:
I'm saying yes but then I don't know much about the ramifications this would cause to California or America. I would hate to see California become it's own country than immediately block people from coming in like the US has done to Mexico. I'm all for it if it is what Californians want and if it can be done in a proper fashion.
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greekthegeek picked Yes:
i agree with chel, the borders might become a little bit messed up.

if the U.S attacks, so be it. Shwarzeneger will hold his people together!
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tessajanuary picked No:
I agree with mac on this one. The question said 'Could California successfully become an independent country?' While I agree with those who posted who said that it does have a distinct culture, the US Gov't would never allow it to happen. So no, it couldn't.
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ineedcoffee picked No:
It will never happen the same way as Quebec seperating from Canada or Alberta to much hassle with what they can get from the government as to what is theirs and what is the countries, also If they owe the country money like some states borrow money as do provinces, then there is the currancy issue. To much involved that it would never fly. Yes they are distinct enough to be their own but they can't be on there own, does that make sense.
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amazondebs picked Yes:
could they legally or just could they though?
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ineedcoffee picked No:
yes they could legally but they would have to take it to government and the country would have to vote,and the vote would have to be a clear majority not just 50% + 1, it has already been to vote here in canada for quebec and it was close, It all started over the meech lake accord. Then because of the fact that they borrowed money from the have provinces they would have to settle there debts before succession could occur.
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greekthegeek picked Yes:
they could do it legally. who knows if fifty years from now the government would let it happen. maybe they would. maybe they wouldn't.
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kateliness2 picked No:
Technically, it's not possible. There's an amendment against seceding (which I'm not saying I agree with, just saying that it is currently impossible).
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deathnote picked No:
not really it's just there and will always be a part of the US. It's just as silly as saying: WILL NEW YORK BECOME AN INDEPENDENT NATION? <--- WEIRD
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DarkCEpitome picked Yes:
Erm...as of now, I don't see not.

Really depends on the financial/political dependencies California has on the government of the United States of America and whether they can develop their own form of government and society from this to the point of becoming an independent nation. :/
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