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Originally posted by cogburn
it is one of the few states that could secede from the union
Originally posted by Tentickles
reply to post by muzzleflash
Goooooo Texas!!! (We are way to proud of our states history down here, so much so we actually have to take a class called "Texas History" in school.)
The economy of California is often cited for how it would compare to other countries if California was an independent nation. The statistic quoted varies widely (usually placing California between 7th and 10th)depending on the source, but also depending on the year.  The most recent estimates (provided by the CIA's Factbook) put California tenth.