Ever since Texas became part of the United States, they’ve threatened to secede. California may beat them to it. One of Hyperloop’s founders is funding an initiative to allow California to secede from the United States. According to him, California is the sixth largest economy in the world. Secession, regardless of where, frequently fails because of economics and access to world markets. California’s GDP, position along the Pacific Rim, strong venture capital community, abundant natural resources, and food production position it well to survive independently. A peaceful secession will probably require the vote of 38 states in a constitutional congress. While unlikely, many unlikely things have been happening lately, each providing encouragement for the others. If California was to secede, the next logical secession would be Cascadia, the proposed region centered on Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia with possible inclusions of northern California and southern Alaska. The un-uniting of the United States.
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