If a state were to secede from the union what would be the challenges they would face? Specifically Texas. 2nd highest GDP. Largest oil producer. Most farms of any other state. Abundance of land. Has one of the lowest amount of federal aid per resident (around $300 per resident)
Yeah, US army bases in the state are a big one (this was the deal with Ft. Sumter at the start of the civil war). International diplomacy would be the other, especially with the big-ass country that would surround us on three sides and could effectively (and easily!) blockade our harbors. Travel to family in other states would also be a morale issue with the public.