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Sunday, October 07, 2012

Independent Republics Now a Part of the U.S.

I can think of four:

Vermont
West Florida
Texas
California

Were there any others?

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    1. Yes, a kingdom, however.

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    2. Hawaii was a republic between 1893 and 1898 (when they were finally annexed by the U.S.)

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    3. Oh, yeah, it WAS the same pattern, wasn't it, of all of the above except for Vermont: ex-pats overthrow the government, declare a republic, and then join the US.

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    4. Yeah, the main difference seems to have been how long it took before the U.S. agreed to have them.

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  2. The rest of the 13 colonies?

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    1. You mean under the Articles?

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    2. That's what I'm thinking. And if self-declared sovereignty is the bar, then some of Confederate states ...

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    3. Yes, borderline cases. I was thinking more of "Were there any fully independent republics like Texas of which I'm not aware." I realize a good case can be made for your contention, but that wasn't really what I was after.

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  3. Iroquois Confederation?

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    1. Maybe -- don't know enough about it to say if it was a republic.

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