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Would North Dakota and South Dakota ever become one state of Dakota?

Asked by: emil1
  • Dakotas are irrelevant.

    Combined, the population of Dakota would still be less than that of Nebraska. Only Wyoming would have have a smaller population among the Plains States. In the face of shrinking populations in the Dakotas, it's time to consolidate. Wisconsin should also seize the UP form Michigan. Kittens are little cats.

  • It's one state already

    When you talk to people about the Dakotas, they are often confused as to what is what state. So for all intents and purposes the view of ND and SD is just of Dakota. The people are culturally and politically identical. All that would need to be done is picking where the capital will be and unifying the laws. The move would bolster the coffers in the states and make a true economic powerhouse. With AG, Energy, Financial, Hi Tech, industries leading the way.

  • Streamlining Available Resources

    The sparse populations and vast amounts of undeveloped land within both states along with the lack of a draw from outside the area tells me it would make sense for them to join forces.
    To use the Carolinas to support the no side is ignorant, I'm sorry! For one, they were two of the 13 original colonies, therefore have a much longer and richer history, and South Carolina (which is less than half the size of North in population), is nearly three times as big as the Dakotas combined!
    In order to keep the US at 50 states there could simply be a plan to split one of the big two states (California and Texas) into two states or make NYC its own state.
    It's not likely to happen, but that doesn't mean it wouldn't make sense.

  • It would be cool

    It would be very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very v very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very cool.

  • It's Illegal according to the constitution

    This couldn't possibly ever happen because ITS ILLEGAL ITS ILLEGAL ITS ILLEGAL ITS ILLEGAL ITS ILLEGAL ITS ILLEGAL ITS ILLEGAL ITS ILLEGAL ITS ILLEGAL ITS ILLEGAL ITS ILLEGAL ITS ILLEGAL ITS ILLEGAL ITS ILLEGAL ITS ILLEGAL ITS ILLEGAL ITS ILLEGAL ITS ILLEGAL ITS ILLEGAL ITS ILLEGAL ITS ILLEGAL ITS ILLEGAL

  • First, Dakota was split in the 1800s

    I believe it was for the Civil War... North Dakota wanted to free the slaves while South Dakota wants to have slaves. North and South Dakota have a rare chance of becoming one state because that USA has to change its flag, go through several documents and the government ruling there would be totally confused. May BE in the future.... North And South Dakota will become to One Dakota

  • No Reason To

    I do not believe North Dakota and South Dakota will become one state of Dakota. I do not believe there is any inkling of the idea that the citizens of either state are interested in such a change. Both states have fairly low population rates and it may be a good idea.

  • North or South State Pride

    Should South Carolina and North Carolina become one state? No. Both states have their own rules and history. It would not make any sense to merge them into one. I live in South Carolina and would personally be offended if it was decided that our state was to be merged with North Carolina. Just because the state has the same ending, there is a lot of pride held in that North and South.

  • North Dakota & South Dakota

    It was an effective way to divide the territory. The Dakota territory would have been to large to overlook competing with the population statistics in 1899. There was disputes between the business on the topic of railways. One ran through what now is North Dakota, the other ran through what now is South Dakota. They did such a good job of disagreeing that eventually they separated the territory into two separate states to settle the feud. One major reason for the separation was to gain representation for the region in national politics. If the Dakota Territory were to have simply stayed as one state there would have been 2 Senators (vs 4 currently) and 1 House Rep. (vs 2 currently).


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