If every state of the USA declared war against each other, which would win?
Geege Schuman stashed this in America
These are the accounts of the Second American Civil War, also known as the Wars of Reunification and the American Warring States Period.
After the breakup many wondered which states would come out in control of the power void created by the dissolution of the United States. There were many with little chance against several of the larger more powerful states. The states in possession of a large population, predisposition for military bases and a population open to the idea of warfare fared the best. In the long term we would look to states with self-sufficiency and long term military capabilities.
Here are the states that held the greatest strategic value from day one. They have the ability to be self-sufficient, economic strength, military strength, the will to fight and the population to support a powerful war machine.
Others that have many of the qualities that gave them an advantage are also listed.
For all intents and purposes Alaska and Hawaii ended well enough since they were so far removed from the center of the country that they never really suffer greatly nor benefit from the shattering.
Imagine if Florida and Georgia combined their resources.
Dawgs and Gators? I don't see that happening.
Yeah, I guess dawgs love TO EAT gators. Not quite brotherly love there.
No, sir. Gators go "CHOMP CHOMP" and Bulldogs go "UGA UGA" (or woof woof or something).
More on Georgia:
UGA has a lot of interesting traditions.
Yeah, it's like a different culture over there.
One of the best known mascots in the country, Uga is from a line owned by Frank W. (Sonny) Seiler of Savannah, GA. since 1956. The current line began with Uga I, a solid white English Bulldog who was the grandson of a former Georgia mascot who made the trip to the 1943 Rose Bowl. Perhaps the most famous Uga was Uga V who made appearances in the movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil". He also graced the cover of Sports Illustrated. Uga IV was the first mascot invited to the Downtown Athletic Club and was escorted through the banquet hall by the president of the Downtown Athletic Club and was photographed with Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker. He was also the only mascot to make it to the Final Four basketball tournament.
Silver Britches were an innovation of Coach Wally Butts, who took over as head coach in 1939. The handsome pants, complimented by a bright red jersey, made for a striking uniform. Through the years, fans referred to the Bulldogs' silver britches in their chants and on banners, but the phrase really caught on in the early fifties with a cheer, banners, and colorful vests that proclaimed "Go, You Silver Britches." Coach Vince Dooley re-designed the uniform when he came in 1964 and used white pants; however, he re-instituted the silver britches in 1980 just prior to what turned out to be Georgia's national championship season.
C'mon, this is GREAT stuff. Wally Butts and Silver Britches!!
OOGA or YUJAH?
How strangely appropriate. ;)
Man some people wrote a lot on this topic on Quora:
Worth a visit!
Given a 50 state free-for-all, the ultimate "last state standing" would be a tie between Alaska and Hawaii, who'd be too hard for anyone else to attack and derive value from.
Let's therefore narrow scope to the 48 contiguous states.
Whatever region emerges as dominant from a dissolved union would need:
To be able to feed itself
Abundant supplies of fresh water that it controls
To be able to defend itself
Let's look at the U.S. a variety of ways.
U.S. Population Density Map
U.S. Topographical Map
U.S. Watershed Map
U.S. River Map
U.S. Farms Map
U.S Median Age Map
Obesity Prevalence Map
U.S. Insect Infestation Map
U.S. Military Bases
Don't you think they spent way too much time thinking about this?
Tell me how fantasy football works?
But fantasy football is FUN!
Sports in general are where human interest stories meet math. And food.
They're popular for the food, not the math.
Fan Duel and Draft Kings (Daily Fantasy) might take issue with that....
Those are gambling sites. They may as well be hosting poker tournaments.
I'm surprised there isn't one yet. Someday.