Well I think the inevitable result of any state seceeding is its economy will immediately be tanked.
You don’t have a currency anymore, you don’t have NAFTA level trade agreements, you need a standing military, border control, non US subsidized entitlements, etc.
What would CAs economy look like post secession? Every US based company (thinking people like Apple, Facebook, Google) would have to relocate away from California.
And what? Launch them with a laptop? I don’t think states (especially rebels) would be privy to the nuclear codes. I also think taking nukes by force would inhibit a very very strong response from the rest of the world.
I mean it would be stealing nukes after all.
Do these people have the ability to launch them? It was my understanding that do not. So now you just have nuclear reactors that could wipe entire areas if attacked (and the other guy knows exactly where they are to hit)