gg3 wrote:Since I'm in Northern California, that makes me a citizen of the latter, which is aptly named Ecotopia.
As much as I dislike a good deal of what comes out of certain other regions, e.g. religious extremism and authoritarianism in all its forms, I don't want to see us break up.
I suppose you know Ecotopia is taken from the book of the same title. It's a good book, but as names go, I prefer the name Cascadia for the same region (google for it).
As for breaking up, I think it's a very likely outcome as the economy of the USA starts disintegrating (and it's doing so right now). A number of states will look around and think: "Hey, I could do better on my own." The rest will follow quickly, in a country that is so oriented to maximize profits.