Sources: IEEE Spectrum, LLNL, The New York Times
quote: Really though, the South's also beat you at politics, having relatively more federal programs located there; not just military bases, but NASA facilities, research, government contractors of various sorts, agriculture subsidies, etc. Despite a disadvantage in population.
quote: The south would disintegrate into a Christian version of the current Afghan government in a couple of years without our propping up.
quote: Singapore, Hong Kong, Switzerland and Ireland.
quote: All of these countries have Universal Healthcare and mostly allow abortions.