our location is prime plus the oil we have helps us. where would we get our energy from and keep it low? I dont think the U.S would ever let a state peacefully leave but if it did we would have a chance to survive. We dont have a huge population so food might not be a big issue and id expect some of the population would leave making it even smaller.
I actually dont believe defense would be that big of an issue. I don't think any country would come over and actually try to take us over.
If Canadian teams can play in pro ball leagues, then Louisiana teams can still compete across national borders.
Posted by Dark Tiger Gives us the SEC states and Oklahoma (they still have plenty oil and gas!), and we would be pretty solid.