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If CA wanted to leave without permission:
1: Its not like it would be a surprise, something like that would be brewing for years if it happened.
2: We just might be able to BUY enough votes to let us out anyway.
3: The point of this post, Would the millitary really be able to turn on the state of CA. A major state like CA, determined to leave the union would be one hell of a nasty fight. Plenty of the millitary bases here just might choose to join CA, they live here too.
I tend to think that forcing the US millitary to commit to the measures needed to put down a popular secession would create a situation where many units would stall and or refuse to engage if they had any way to avoid it. After years and years of being taught to “do the right thing,” killing civillians who’s main crime would seem to be wanting to be left alone by the US government, would not be well recieved buy the troops.