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  • If California became independent, should Australia establish diplomatic and trade relations with them?

    In this story, the US State of California found a loophole in the US Constitution to secede from the rest of the United States and California sought to gain independence as a means of better implementing gun control laws, an Aussie style universal healthcare (Medicare) system and implement better environmental protection policies. 

    However, the United States despite agreeing to recognize California's independence sought to impose trade and travel restrictions with California as a means of disuading other states from leaving, forcing California to develop relations with other countries like Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea and the European Union.

    8 AnswersOther - Australia8 months ago
  • To Californians: If CA became independent, would you choose to take California citizenship or retain US citizenship?

    In this scenario, California found a loophole to allow CA to secede from the US, independence sentiment in CA was strong and the US Congress would be fine with CA leaving as it meant less Democrats in Congress.

    California chose to seek independence in order to better implement gun control legislation, introduce an Australian style universal healthcare system, implement environmental protection policies and not pay so much to the US Federal Government.

    If you had the option to either switch your US citizenship to California citizenship (but forfeit the right to live elsewhere in the US freely) or retain US citizenship (but leave California within a 2 year period), which would you choose?

    Note: as a California citizen, you could move to the US and seek US citizenship but you'd have to do so by going through the US immigration process.

    3 AnswersOther - Politics & Government8 months ago
  • If California became independent, who would be their biggest trading partners and allies?

    In this story, California somehow found a loophole in the US Constitution that would allow States to seceded from the United States, the US Congress was fine with them leaving and California felt that they'd be better off going at it alone (being better able to implement tighter gun control legislation, implement a universal healthcare system similar to Australia or NZ and implement environmental protection legislation as an independent state) who do you think California's biggest trading allies and partners would be?

    7 AnswersLaw & Ethics8 months ago
  • Could a President use martial law to remain in office past 2 terms?

    If for example a president who served 2 full terms in office came to the realisation that leaving office would leave him open to legal prosecution for crimes committed while in office and that his party which previously defended him would throw him under the bus if he left office, decided to call the 22nd Ammendment "fake news" and declared martial law to stop the 2024 presidential elections and order the arrest of the opposing party's presidential nominee claiming he's "using illegal immigrants to rig the election", could this potentially work to stop the president from leaving office?

    8 AnswersElections9 months ago
  • Could a US President's spouse actively serve in the Marines?

    This is for a storyline.

    In the storyline, a US senator wins the 2020 US Presidential election, but her husband is serving as an active member of the US Marines.

    Do you think it's possible for her husband to continue serving in the military and be deployed to places like Iraq, Afghanistan or Syria, while she served as President?

    10 AnswersMilitary9 months ago
  • Do you have to have an American accent to become the US President?

    For example, if I was born in the US to an American father and Australian mother, and I was raised in Australia as a dual US-Australian citizen, would me having an accent be an issue?

    10 AnswersElections1 year ago
  • Should undocumented migrants be eligible for Universal Healthcare coverage or should they pay for it themselves?

    Hypothetically, if the US ever does introduce a Universal public healthcare system like in Australia or the UK, should undocumented migrants be covered by it as well?

    In the UK, they provide free emergency medical treatment for undocumented migrants and tourist but in France, undocumented migrants and tourists still have to pay a bill.

    8 AnswersPolitics1 year ago
  • Could a US President be a dual citizen while President?

    For example an American born in the US to an American father and Australian mother, decides while President wants Australian citizenship and begins the process of claiming Australian citizenship via his mother.

    Would that cause any issues to his presidency?

    8 AnswersPolitics1 year ago
  • In 1994, would Bob Dole have been more likely to stop the Rwanda Genocide than Bill Clinton?

    I was watching an old CNBC report where Bill Clinton himself said that that if they gone in sooner, they could have saved a 1/3 of the lives lost.

    Clearly in 1994 Bill Clinton didn't do anything to stop the Rwanda Genocide for fear of loosing re-election inn 1996 but if Bob Dole were president, would things have gone down differently?

    3 AnswersPolitics2 years ago
  • How would the US respond to another Pacific Island country invading American Samoa?

    I'm thinking of writing a story about a small Pacific Island country invading and taking over American Samoa.

    Would the US respond with sanctions against said island country or just ignore it.

    3 AnswersMilitary2 years ago
  • Would the US have a problem with Mexico buying 24 new Gripen fighter jets?

    Seeing as how Mexico just recently retired the F-5E/F fighter jets, Mexico may need a replacement for those jets.

    That said, if Mexico wanted to buy 24 new Swedish Gripen fighter jets, would the US have a problem with that or consider it a threat?

    5 AnswersMilitary2 years ago
  • What country in the EU would be a good place to move manufacturing?

    We have a small assembly plant in Britain, employing about 50-100 people but given the fact that Britain is now leaving the EU and the fact that most of our businesses products go to places like Germany and the Netherlands, I'm thinking of moving my business, or at least the manufacturing part of it to an EU country.

    This is so as to still have better access into the European market.

    Which country in the EU would be a good place to move to?

    3 AnswersOther - United Kingdom3 years ago
  • Can a President award himself a Medal of Honor?

    I mean there are civilians who've also received the Medal of Honor and the President of the United States is the Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces so in theory, could a US President award himself the Medal of Honor?

    5 AnswersMilitary3 years ago
  • Would Trump supporters support Kasich or Cruz if they won the nomination back in July?

    Hypothetically speaking, if the 2016 Republican National Convention back in July was a brokered convention and Trump didn't win the 1,237 delegates needed to win (because Cruz & Kasich teamed up) and if say, Cruz became the Republican nominee, would Trump supporters vote for Cruz in November (if Cruz took the nomination from Trump)?

    Note: I am neither for or against Trump, I did vote for Hillary (because I kinda like her environmental policy and women's rights advocacy) but that's neither here nor there.

    This is just a question to examine alternate history.

    6 AnswersPolitics4 years ago