Back when the Brexit mess was first brewing, I posted a thread asking why the EU wouldn’t consider military means to stop Britain from withdrawing. After all, if the EU is like a United States of Europe, secession would be treason, right? Dopers, British and European, and Americans as well laughed at the concept. Why would Europe go into civil war mode over such a thing? That wouldn’t be a civilized response.
I think that, after all, the EU is not the same as the USA. The United States of America considers itself a single nation. The European Union considers itself a conglomeration of nations, not states at all.
But also, the response seemed to repudiate the idea of using military means to enforce sovereignty.
So I wonder, what would happen today if an American state started making noise like it wanted to secede? Let’s say Hawaiians started wanting to take back their kingdom? What if Alaska wanted to declare its independence?
Would the US allow those states to secede because it’s the civilized thing to do?