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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    because we recognize the currency of every other nation on the planet.

    are you going to answer my question now?
    We would not recognize them as a sovereign nation though.
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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    The nation would quickly call them on it and basically butch slap them for such an attempt. There is no reason anyone would recognize their sovereign currency, especially when any such attempt to secede would be challenged by the US government, which would lead many, if not all, US allies to refuse to recognize any such currency due to the fact that the commodity that that currency would be based off of would have to be presumed to not actually belong to Texas without recognizing Texas' sovereignty, something that would put them in opposition to the US.
    you're going to have to start another thread on the scenario you have in mind... this one is about peaceful and democratic secession.

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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    the thread isn't about a civil war.. it's about a peaceful and democratic secession.
    Which the nation has declared it would not recognize. Chances are good this position is not going to change in the near future. And this thread asked simply if people would support their secession, but did not state that there would be no federal opposition to their secession.
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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Which the nation has declared it would not recognize. Chances are good this position is not going to change in the near future. And this thread asked simply if people would support their secession, but did not state that there would be no federal opposition to their secession.
    "peaceful"...

    you guys are speaking specifically of a civil wars and Russian subs and federal invasions...... which is pretty much the opposite of "peaceful".

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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    you're going to have to start another thread on the scenario you have in mind... this one is about peaceful and democratic secession.
    Actually, no. The OP said only that the internal state vote was peaceful and democratic. Nothing about the response from the rest of the nation. This thread easily includes what would realistically happen.
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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    "peaceful"...

    you guys are speaking specifically of a civil wars and Russian subs and federal invasions...... which is pretty much the opposite of "peaceful".
    Which the OP was talking about the internal state vote to secede, not about the potential response from the rest of the nation. This is obvious from the context.
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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Actually, no. The OP said only that the internal state vote was peaceful and democratic. Nothing about the response from the rest of the nation. This thread easily includes what would realistically happen.
    I forgot that "peaceful" now means "war"... my bad.


    carry on with the civil war fantasies... I've no desire to entertain them.

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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Why would they? The first thing they're going to do is stop funding NASA and all Federal military outlets in Texas which alone would completely end the Texas economy. Why does "Currency" even matter at that point? Texas would be in the equivalent of 500 great depressions.

    Not to mentioned Houston would be half burned to the ground by that point likely and Mexico might have annexed Southern Texas.
    I don't think you're taking an honest look at the scope of Texas' economy. NASA and whatever federal bases there are comprise only a small fraction of the state's economy.

    The economy and population of Texas is roughly equivalent in size to that of Canada. We have a population of nearly 30 million, with two of the nation's top 5 metro areas being in the state. Texas is home to 53 Fortune 500 companies, or one out of every ten of the workd's largest corporations. We have an abundance of natural resources, and major shipping access via the Gulf of Mexico.

    Texas is probably the largest and most important contributor to the overall American economy, rivaled only by California in that respect.

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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Actually, no. The OP said only that the internal state vote was peaceful and democratic. Nothing about the response from the rest of the nation. This thread easily includes what would realistically happen.
    You think the rest of the nation would go to war with Texas, if we peacefully and democratically elected to withdraw via a statewide referendum?

    Why?

    I don't think the American people have that kind of bloodlust.

    I don't think you could get the general public to back a war which would A.) take the lives of countless relatives, friends, and loved ones of those on both sides B.) which would inevitably spill over to other states where people live and C.) which would inevitably be drawn out and bloody, as even if you did conquer and colonize Texas, a large part of the population own guns and are pretty diehard.

    I'm not buying it. I don't think it would come to war, this isn't the 1850's. I think if the people of Texas overwhelmingly wanted to secede, it would happen peacefully a la Scotland.

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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    You think the rest of the nation would go to war with Texas, if we peacefully and democratically elected to withdraw via a statewide referendum?

    Why?

    I don't think the American people have that kind of bloodlust.

    I don't think you could get the general public to back a war which would A.) take the lives of countless relatives, friends, and loved ones of those on both sides B.) which would inevitably spill over to other states where people live and C.) which would inevitably be drawn out and bloody, as even if you did conquer and colonize Texas, a large part of the population own guns and are pretty diehard.

    I'm not buying it. I don't think it would come to war, this isn't the 1850's. I think if the people of Texas overwhelmingly wanted to secede, it would happen peacefully a la Scotland.
    Is this a UT Austin wet dream?

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