Top 10 Most Self-Sufficient States In the United StatesWhat state do you think could keep themself together? Could it be Alaska, California, or any state?
California is a great state and the most progressive, hence the most prosperous. As much as people complain about Democrats and high taxes, it's to SUPPORT the progressive mantra to keep growing and flourishing. Anyone who complains about our politics elsewhere and internally, participate and practice your civic duties if your resident. If you're not, you're just envious. If you don't like it here, then leave to Texas are wherever you deem more free. I'm sure someone is waiting in line to take up your space from somewhere else.
California produces the biggest percentage of America's produce. California leads the nation in energy, technology, and entertainment. If California were to strike out on its own California would see more upside than downside. While the rest of America would deal with price surges in fruits and vegetables, California would likely see an economic boom.
Home to one of the most developed cities in the world, it would be a prosperous place if the crisis of the US splitting were to happen.
California and the West couldn't last a year without the water provided by the Great Lakes. Michigan has everything it needs in theory. It has plenty of fresh water. It has plenty of farms with plenty of variety (second only to California, but again, how is California going to water those crops without Michigan? ). It has the now-profitable Big Three car companies. It has the untapped goldmine of resources in the Upper Peninsula. Coal, lumber, oil, you name it is up in the UP. It has a strong tourism economy (so much so that they have a law saying public schools must start after Labor Day to encourage tourism). The only state that can compete with Michigan is Texas because they have lots of military bases and oil, whereas Michigan only has enough of those for itself. But again, Texas doesn't strike me as overflowing with fresh water nor farms.
Two words: Fresh. Water. The West Coast would be in panic mode without Michigan and, to a lesser extent, the other Great Lakes states. So, Michigan has self-sufficient water. They have self-sufficient farming. They have self-sufficient natural resources in the UP. They have arguably the best healthcare in the nation (Grand Rapids is a hub for medical development, and UofM has the best hospital in the country). They are home to all major American motor companies. They are home to most major pizza companies and cereal companies. They have a great tourism economy. They have one of the best universities in the world, let alone the nation, in the University of Michigan. So, let's see.
1. Food? Check.
2. Water? Check.
3. Healthcare? Check.
4. Economy? Check.
5. Energy resources? Check.
6. Education? Check.
No other state can check all six boxes except for maybe Texas. Maybe.
Here's The deal, Texas is the second largest state, with terrain which varies widely, so, there is a broad production of multiple different goods. Texas produces the most Oil in the US, and even at times outproduces Saudi Arabia and other middle east places known for Oil.
Texas has a state militia that could easily hold its own against other world superpowers, at least for a time. Texas also has the most impressive Law Enforcement branch (Texas Rangers) known to man.
Texas is a hot-spot for businesses, and innovation, partially due to low taxes, but also partially due to Texans generally being able to be consumers to these businesses. Texas is a place of success, and though in the dense city populations, it does tend to have a few Democrats, the majority of Texans are hard working citizens, not only loyal to Texas, but extremely proud of it.
Finally, I would like to mention that Texas was actually once its own Country, whereas Every other state does not have that background.
Large of amount of renewable energy.
Large agricultural production for population size
Food production plants
Large dairy production
Cattle-swine-poultry operations and processing plants.
Idaho has both mineral and food production as well as a tech industry and the potential for a manufacturing industry. With 4th generation nuclear technology, we could be fully self powered.
Idaho has a low population it would be easy for them to grow enough food to survive
Alaska is resource-rich, and its small population could lead to instant money. But, they shouldn't burn down all the glaciers.
Ohio has more major cities than any other state in the nation. Outside those cities, however, is vast sprawls of either woodland or fertile farmland. We also have well-established industrial and military centres (even after the rust belt collapse), as well as some of the largest freshwater ports and Marinas in the world. Although the large population could be a challenge, the huge amount of farmland would easily be able to feed the entire population with a surplus. Go Bucks!
I think that it's because they won the national championship. My state.
I think North Dakota could survive but what about the savages? And North Dakota has tons of peep squeaks that run a round and mine oil...
Oil has been discovered there, and it's being mined as we speak.
Seattle, as well as a high amount of food growth.
Is it possible cheese exports could keep the state alive?
Without a doubt Florida would definitely be one of the most self sufficient states. Floridas agricultural is thriving year round because of the temperate climate along with the ocean to provide food. Fuel is not a problem in Florida because many cities are nuclear powered and the potential of rich untapped oil resources offshore. Lots of timber, manpower, tourism, solar energy the list goes on...
Florida has the potential to produce more produce than that of california at a cheaper cost since it wouldn't need to run as much irrigation and we can grow year round. As for oil we can drill for it off shore and being nearly surrounded by water means that there is a booming fishing industry. florida is one of the leaders in tourism in the entire country and it's citizens take their 2nd amendment seriously so it would definitely be able to defend itself. the only problem I see would be a lack of mineral resources such as iron and coal.
Vermont has a small population, yet they are extremely smart.
Illinois has the 5th largest population in America, the 5th largest economy in America, and the 3rd largest city in America. They have the Farming capability of being their own nation. They are also on Lake Michigan, which gives them fresh water.
Louisiana has its foot in almost every industry from tech to agriculture, it's resource rich, and its population is just right in regards to self sustainability; that being, its population isn't too large to be reliant on others for resources and isn't too small to lack in production of products. It's also the home to 3 of the USA's largest ports, as it controls the mouth of the nations longest and perhaps most valuable river.
In regards to California and Texas they would be able to sustain themselves well for the beginning of the term; however, both states are prone to droughts and water shortages which could, in the long term, lead to famine as the states try to satisfy the needs of their large populations.
The absolute most sufficient state. A true Louisiana native can survive anything, anywhere and for any period of time. Don't get caught in the swamp after dark if you don't have any friends here. Most importantly we help each other, Lake Charles, La is the fastest growing city in the US and many nations are consulting this great state on methods, policies and procedures concerning rebuilding and resilience. Once revival hits us, there won't be any stopping us, God bless Louisiana.
Agriculture, mining, forestry, snowmelt, only severe droughts put self-sufficiency into doubt.
We have the beef, we have the wheat, we have the dams and aquifers, we have the weed, we have NORAD and all of it's toys. 'Nough said
Colorado has a smaller population they could probably move into the mountains and live up there with there cattle and by moving there military up there they could survive
Needs to be above Mississippi.
Been doing pretty damn good the last several years. Economy's alright and were slowly getting more recognition. Besides, if we can handle those rough winters, we're probably doing well.
I think the state could stay afloat but not thrive based off its tobacco and alcoholic sales and or trade. Tourism would play a key role in the states sunk or swim economy as well.
Arizona has plenty of food (one of the largest veggie producers), is a large copper producer, has a large retirement community. It also grows a significant amount of corn and cotton. It is very capable of being self sufficient. It also has it share of the Colorado river, a vital resource for all Southwestern states.
If the states were to separate, Missouri would do just fine. We have an extensive agriculture base, and enough access to the raw materials for our industry to prosper. As for oil...we'll steal it from Oklahoma and Arkansas.
With lots of farmland, transportation infrastructure and access to international trade, Georgia would have a fighting chance to make it on the outside.