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Old 07-12-2015, 01:02 PM   #3
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Default Re: US city-states

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Originally Posted by AberranTux View Post
http://fakeisthenewreal.org/statesmetros/

"The fifty largest metro areas (in blue), disaggregated from their states (in orange). Each has been scaled and sorted according to population. The metro areas are US-Census defined CBSAs and MSAs."

It includes the seven MSAs specified on p.61 of Fifth Wave as having become independent of the surrounding states. For those of you who don't have FW handy, those are Atlanta, Chicago, Greater San Francisco (including San Jose, which Freeman shows separately), Miami, New York City, San Diego and Seattle.

Now all we need to produce a complete map of the 2100 US is an official definition of the borders of Cibola.
This would make an interesting model for a one hundred state USA. As the G.O.P. has little real pull in cities and the Democrats are weak in rural areas, it would be a sharply divided USA. The balance would slightly favor the Democrats.
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