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Old Posted Sep 15, 2019, 9:41 PM
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State and (most) countries are administrative regions. It's where kings and governments extended their power. Cities and local communities have always been the nexus of culture and identity. But cities can't realistically be their own state or countries; Singapore, Hong Kong are exceptions. New York City is inexorably tied to New York State and rely on one another. Texas was a failed country and in the century or so since then, Texans forgot the 'failure' part and latched on to the fact they were briefly independent. Not as long as Vermont...
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