What if the Americans had established six nations, instead of one?

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August 17, 2011
Independent Institute
by Robert Higgs  
Posted in Commentary

"Imagine ... that each of the major territories incorporated into the United States (not counting Alaska and Hawaii) had become instead an independent country. Each of them, except perhaps Florida, would have been fairly large as nation-states go. Each would have contained a vast diversity of natural resources, fertile lands for agricultural development, and long coastlines from which they could have engaged in cheap, waterborne international commerce. In short, each of these territories would have been completely viable as an independent country." (08/16/11)

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