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Feb 10, 2021

Today on the Resistance Library Podcast Dave and Sam discuss the obscure history of 10 sovereign states that gave up their independence to join the U.S.
It is often said that before the Civil War, the United States “are,” but after the War, the United States is.” This is a reference to the formerly theoretically sovereign nature of each state as compared to “one nation, indivisible.”
More than just the theoretic sovereignty of the individual states, the territory now comprising the U.S. has a rich history of sovereign states outside the control of the federal government. Some of these you’ve almost certainly heard of, but a lot of them are quite obscure. Each points toward a potential American secession of the future.
Have a listen to learn about the strange history of these sovereign states. You can read the full article America's Sovereign States: The Obscure History of How 10 Independent States Joined the U.S.” at
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