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Texas Secession: Brexit Inspires Nationalists To Leave US In ‘Texit’ Vote
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anikevin wrote:

OP is so harsh on Floridians
What have we done?






Besides all the crazy shit lol


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Yes, they may leave, Texas is a desert! When the oils all gone so will the Texans, because they produce what again? Cows? In a desert?
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I'd rather us stay 'connected' to the U.S, it wouldn't be too good for us to leave.
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catseyestiger wrote:

Yes, they may leave, Texas is a desert! When the oils all gone so will the Texans, because they produce what again? Cows? In a desert?


lol

https://youtu.be/0Vyj1C8ogtE

How cute, Scotty Doesn't Know what Texas produces.
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Fish. Texas produces fish. Cotton. Sheep. Horses. Grains. Grass. Green, leafy things. Mud. Minerals. Mandingos. Wizards. Texas Rangers. Thin bolo ties. Methane. Fertilizer. Fluids.
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And compared to oil it's worthless? Correct?
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Oh fucking joy, like the global market wasn't unstable enough. Please tell me this shit is a joke ...knowing you Yanks likely not.
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Texas secedes and Mexico takes them back.
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catseyestiger wrote:

And compared to oil it's worthless? Correct?


The thing is even if Texas could theoretically support itself it's long since become impossible.

Every company worth anything has branches across the country So breaking away from the US would either cause a lot of them to pull out or add the complication of international trade where there used to be none (which again could cause a lot of companies to just pull out to avoid hastle).

Additonally anyone who wants to remain American or has important family in other states would obviously move out leaxing Texas with only a fraction of it's population. Even if you include the people who would want to leave but not be able to afford to move it would still take out a large chunk of the population and sudden drops in population can tank the economy.

Add to that the massive cost of forming the new government, setting up the new borders for security, ect. And you end up with Bankruptcy even if texas was 10 times richer than it is now.

Each state might have a state level government but that state level was made with the national government in mind. It's just not capable of functioning independently. This might have been possible like 100 years ago when lack of long range communication meant every state mostly governed itself and most businesses functioned locally. But everything is so interconnected these days no state can function on it's own anymore.

Basically the only way Texas could break off from the US would be if it then immediately merged into Mexico but there would still be a massive damage to the people from the resulting changes and the local economy would still probably collapse.
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Posted 6/30/16

catseyestiger wrote:

And compared to oil it's worthless? Correct?


Yeah, 1/3 the total supply of natural gas the USA uses it worthless.



Oh yeah, top producer of cotton in the USA, which is another $25 billion...



So let's just see here, Texas makes the most cotton in the most cotton producing nation in the world. AND THEN it has everything else it makes. Sometimes I wonder if people on CR suffer from major head trauma that we should all be total about.

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Closed because OP nuked.
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