12.12.11

The Alliance of Independent American States

I’ve been paying only the most minimal amount of attention to the upcoming presidential election (I usually don’t bother until the general election heats up), but I think it’s fairly obvious that our country is sharply divided politically. I think it’s also becoming fairly obvious that political policies aimed at New York City aren’t always well suited to Cheyenne, Wyoming. That is why I propose the United States be broken up into several smaller nations whose governments are better suited to the political leanings of each region. The former United States would be renamed “The Alliance of Independent American States”, and would consist of nine separate countries, each having independent militaries, economies, and governments, though as an alliance, they would occasionally assist each other for mutual benefit. One of the key provisions in the articles of alliance would be that citizens of any nation are free to come and go as they wish in the other nations, and can freely immigrate to any of the other nations without the same scrutiny applied to a foreign immigrant. Therefore, if you don’t like the strongly conservative leanings of Texas, you’re free to move to New York.

Here’s the breakdown:

1) The United Socialist States of New England – Capital: New York City, NY.

The U.S.S.N.E. would be a European-style socialist government offering free health care, unlimited unemployment and social security benefits, high minimum wages, and a 4-day work week, but its historically conservative past limits personal freedoms.

Major Industries: Seafood, Tourism & Entertainment

2) The People’s Republic of Columbia – Capital: Washington, D.C.

The P.R.C. would be similar to New England in political leanings, but is run by a bureaucratic oligarchy, which surveys and keeps detailed records on all activities of its citizens.

Major Industries – Tobacco, Energy

3) The Atlantic Confederacy – Capital: Atlanta, GA.

The Atlantic Confederacy would be a group of states loosely coordinated for common goals, but mostly independent. The federal level government would be responsible for only the most basic services such as coining money and defense. Each state would set it’s own laws for all other areas of governance.

Major Industries: Agriculture, Tourism & Entertainment

4) The Free States of Lakeland – Capital: Chicago, IL.

Lakeland would be a libertarian leaning organization of free states with very little government to interfere with individual and economic freedoms.

Major Industries: Agriculture, Automotive

5) The New Republic of Texas – Capital: Dallas, TX

The Republic of Texas would be a land of high economic freedom, but low personal freedom, due to the strongly conservative and religious leadership.

Major Industries: Oil

6) The Basin Territories – Capital: Las Vegas, NV

The Basin Territories would have virtually no federal government, with local municipalities and sheriffs operating within their own jurisdictions, very much like the Wild West.

Major Industries: Tourism

7) The Democratic People’s Republic of Pacifica – Capital: Los Angeles, CA

The D.P.R.P. would be a communist nation with similar politics to Columbia and New England, but would be much more socially liberal, allowing for almost unlimited personal freedoms, but virtually no economic freedom.

Major Industries: Tourism

8) The Parliamentary Republic of Cascadia – Capital: Seattle, WA

Cascadia would be a parliamentary republic headed by an oligarchy chosen methodically for their intelligence. It would be a left-leaning nation with high personal freedoms, and moderate economic freedoms.

Major Industries: Technology

9) The Kingdom of Alaska – Capital: Juneau, AK

Alaska would be a constitutional monarchy led by a figurehead king/queen and a Prime Minister. It would be a right-leaning nation with moderate personal freedoms, and high economic freedoms.

Major Industries: Oil

Thoughts? Suggestions? Ideas of which country you plan on moving to? Leave them in the comments.

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