America divided into states with the population of England


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/03/02/america-divided-into-states-wi.html


#2

Next up:

America divided into states with the population of Luxembourg
America divided into states with the population of Mars
America divided into states with the population of Narnia
America divided into states with the population of America (ca. 1850)
America divided into states with the population of America (ca. 2017)


#3

If an America wore states with the population of Australia, would it wear them like this or this?


#4

You know this just encourages @beschizza


#5

OR and WA got a better deal this time, but PA still got shafted.


#6

Next is actually “with the population of Mexico”


#7

Spoiler, you get like 2.6 states


#8

How do you get a fraction of a state? Isn’t that like digging half a hole?


#9

P.S. “Population of Canada” is boring because it has about the same population as California.


#10

There’s a reason Toronto is called “Hollywood North,” and it’s not just because of the filmmaking.

It’s because Canada is like California except better in every single conceivable way. Yes, even the weather.


#11

America divided into states with the population of China.


#12

Historically, by trusting the British.


#13

America divided into states with the population of Russia.


#14

Is that before or after the new Southern provinces join us?

Because the traffic jams are even worse than LA’s?


#15

Shhh! If we tell them about Turks & Caicos, then they’ll want one.

The best traffic jams. Yuuuge.


#16

America divided into states with the population of the Pitcairn Islands.


#17

Sounds like a libertarian dream.

Yup. The 401 is the world’s largest parking lot.


#18

@beschizza all snark aside, say divided by population of LA or NYC would be fascinating.

I’d help but…


#19

Not quite but almost. All they would have to do is get rid of the other 48 people in their state.


#20

Either they’ll agree to subdivide into 49 autonomous counties, or there will be lawlessness that makes the Old West look like a community of strict, law-abiding citizens. Either way, wattle-and-daub isn’t far behind. :wink: