Thread: US city-states
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Old 07-12-2015, 02:59 PM   #4
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Default Re: US city-states

Originally Posted by ericthered View Post
Its a nice concept, but the implementation (the linked map) appears to be sloppy. He takes the entire county if any part of it is in the metropolitan area. The salt lake city area according to him crosses the state east to west, including miles of mountainous national forest and empty salt flats.
It's my understanding, admittedly based on Wikipedia, that that's how they calculate metropolitan areas IRL. I'm more concerned with the way it basically cuts New Jersey to ribbons, since Salt Lake City is still part of the Utah of 2100.

Originally Posted by Astromancer View Post
This would make an interesting model for a one hundred state USA.
I find your ideas intriguing and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

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.
(Insert obvious joke here.)

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