A 180 of the previous thread on which state would go to hell in a hand basket if it left the union or the union left it. Which state would be just fine if it had to go it alone - or even potentially do better than it does in union with the other 49?
Off the top of my head there were two states that were independent countries before becoming states. Due to its size and natural resources I reckon a new Republic of Texas would do just fine if it had to take its place in the family of nations, many Texans would probably leap at the chance to show up the rest of the 49.
California was also a kinda-sorta country-ish, for about 30 seconds in the 19th century. Its economy is huge but its up to its eyeballs in debt. As the most populous state they have a huge well of manpower to draw from.
What do you think? Where would your state rank?