Monday, February 23, 2009

Ask Dr. Geography: Southern Secession

Dear Dr. Geography:

If we were to immediately grant secession to the southern states, would they be a first world or a third world country, in the aggregate?



Dear Curious:

Think Romania under Nicolae Ceausescu. But stupider, more polluted, more corrupt and more violent. And don't eat the water.

Yours Et Cetera,

Dr. Geography

1 comment:

Nick P. said...

Actually, if the southern states seceded, you should think the result would be aristocratic, cultured, and deferential. I would compare it to Athens under Pericles.