Here is what the Republic of Texas would look like economically and geographically if the Lone Star State were to secede.
With over 29.9 Million people, the Republic of Texas would have more citizens than the entire countries of Australia, Belgium, Cuba, and Sweden.
Texas plays a huge role in the economy and defense of the United States. Without the Lone Star State, a lot would happen.
The state already has its own Texas Military Department, which is comprised of the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG) and the Texas State Guard (TXSG).
According to the Texas Military Department, the organization has professional mission-ready forces.
Economically, Texas alone can produce enough crude oil to fill more than 1,000,000 Olympic sized swimming pools (that's a million!)
Without Texas, the United States would lose out on 40% of America's total Oil, and $1.7 Trillion of economic output.
10% of all manufacturing in the United States comes from Texas as well.
Assuming the Republic of Texas would create their own currency, it would be interesting to see how the Texas Dollar would stack up to the United States Dollar or Mexican Peso. 💵
How would trade work out with the United States? With Texas' vast natural resources (especially oil), we assume that Texas would become a wealthy powerhouse and dominate North America and the World Economy in trade.
Texas Military National Guard Photo from Flickr.