I’m sure that’s partly why this was written, by Lord Acton of England, in a letter to Robert Lee(obligatory “murica rules!” statement: I’m sure ol’ Lord Acton was really just bemoaning the loss of African-American— wrote “black” first-the horrors— slavery.):
“Without presuming to decide the purely legal question, on which it seems evident to me from Madison’s and Hamilton’s papers that the Fathers of the Constitution were not agreed, I saw in State Rights the only availing check upon the absolutism of the sovereign will, and secession filled me with hope, not as the destruction but as the redemption of Democracy. The institutions of your Republic have not exercised on the old world the salutary and liberating influence which ought to have belonged to them, by reason of those defects and abuses of principle which the Confederate Constitution was expressly and wisely calculated to remedy. I believed that the example of that great Reform would have blessed all the races of mankind by establishing true freedom purged of the native dangers and disorders of Republics. Therefore I deemed that you were fighting the battles of our liberty, our progress, and our civilization; and I mourn for the stake which was lost at Richmond more deeply than I rejoice over that which was saved at Waterloo.”
The first has pretty much been decided by the Supremes and Congress. There are some disagreements over minutiae, I guess, on which local decisions are permitted. I guess State taxes are an issue, even though the Feds are still gonna take what they want.
That is assuming that the companies that have done tremendously well in a capitalist nation would want to take their chances with what ever system came next to that region, and that they would somehow keep all of the federally owned military/industrial infrastructure.
I’m pretty sure that subs are and can be built elsewhere, and in fact have seen and worked in the facility where one was being built.
I think it would be tough to relocate those company’s HQs and human capital elsewhere as long as the system of government and regulations stayed similar. The world is too reliant on them to simply be able to do without so they’d still do business. Plus, I would imagine those companies would have tremendous say and sway with the new govt… Which would be very interesting.
And yeah there are the 3 sub bases, only 1 would be in the new country, but that’s all you’d need. Those systems are truly doomsday, Trump card weapons that will severely discourage any military threat to it’s new sovergnity.
Oh that could get weird! Orwellian weird! Imagine a real corporatocracy. Everybody shops at Amazon. Microsoft, Apple, and Alphabet all have their own ecospheres. You need permission of a supervisor to make babies.
… And people think workplace politics are irritating now!