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Old 23.02.2017, 14:20
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Yes but they are all there voluntarily and can leave when they want to e.g. Brexit.
So the EU is far more democratic than the US! If a US state tries to secede they are attacked by the other States, beaten in a war and forced to remain.

If the governor of California had any sense he would try to secede.
So avoiding Trump's anti liberal and LGBT policies, do a deal with the border country Mexico and all live happily ever after!
It helped of course that when that happened in the US, that the states that seceded were backwards technologically and militarily. And there was also the slavery thing that gave the Union a moral high ground.

History doesn't always repeat itself. But for example in terms of the high tarriffs that the South was being forced to pay, there are parallels.
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