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What Would the State of North Colorado Look Like?

And how would its roughly 350,000 residents vote?

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The Problem With More Than 50 States

With what seems a never-ending list of wanna-be states, why hasn’t there been a successful secession since 1863?

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Today in Breakaway Republics: Catalans Seek Independence From a Crumbling Spain

A million and a half people formed a human chain across Catalunya today to call for the region’s break from a crippled country.

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10 Steps to a Breakaway State: A Secessionist’s Guide

Helpful advice to the politically embittered: start with a spiffy new flag this weekend.

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The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014