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  1. TheWilliham

    October 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    I can’t unsee the left-over borders inside Utah that should have been crossed out during the grid alignment, so nobody else gets to unsee it either!

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  2. LonMcGregor

    October 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    I’f i’m not mistaken, aren’t a lot of the wiggly borders like that because they follow rivers? If so, does that mean all the rivers are also being re-aligned into straight canals along the new borders?

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  3. jruhlman09

    October 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    As a Michigan resident, all I have to say is
    #YOU CAN TAKE THE UP OVER MY DEAD BODY WISCONSIN#

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  4. SpyMaster356

    October 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Also there’s Point Roberts as well. that really should be part of Canada too

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  5. xkcd_bot

    October 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    **[Mobile Version!](http://m.xkcd.com/1902/)**

    [Direct image link: State Borders](https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/state_borders.png)

    **Extra junk:** A schism between the pro-panhandle and anti-panhandle factions eventually led to war, but both sides spent too much time working on their flag designs to actually do much fighting.

    *Don’t get it? [explain xkcd](http://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/1902)*

    Want to come hang out in my lighthouse over breaks? Sincerely, xkcd_bot. <3

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  6. Cockalorum

    October 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    The history of the Alaskan panhandle got taught to me in public school – basically the US only wanted it to force everything going to/from the Yukon Gold rush to have to go through US territory, and the British conceded to the US position when it went to arbitration because they wanted US backing in the upcoming war in Europe

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  7. Erelde

    October 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Flaggy flag FTW

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  8. YourFavoriteBandSux

    October 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    You make LI part of NJ and we’re all leaving.

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  9. Schiffy94

    October 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Dammit don’t screw with Cape Cod.

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  10. ikkonoishi

    October 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Throughout the 19th century there were many attempts at integrating the Florida panhandle into Alabama with much public support, but they didn’t pan out. Near the end of the century they connected a railroad that integrated the section more closely with the rest of the state which pretty much put an end to the debate.

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  11. NeverEverPBJ

    October 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Why is there silence on the South Dakota/Wyoming/Montana tri-point? It’s one of the infuriating parts of the map!

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  12. wintersimon

    October 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Maryland disapproves.

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  13. allthefoxes

    October 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Eh, I guess they can have the yoopers.

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  14. Police_Telephone_Box

    October 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    We will never, ever give up the U.P.

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  15. Clbrosch

    October 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    this is great!
    also applied to GIS managers

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  16. theguynamedtim

    October 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    As someone from Long Island, how dare they try and make us NJ or CT. We’re not even close to NJ and CT is so boring

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  17. The_dog_says

    October 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Oklahoma committing is the best part.

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  18. phlash

    October 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    I really need a poster of this.

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  19. torpedomon

    October 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Quick word of advice- don’t mess with Texas.

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