Why Idaho Would Be Fine Without the Rest of the United States
This coming week will mark Independence Day, also known as the 4th of July. While there will be lots of hotdogs eaten, hamburgers eaten, beer drank, fireworks exploded, and more fun to be had, the main reason for all of this is to celebrate the day our country became independent. When you look around the country and every state, it is a fair question to ask which states would be ok if they left the United States and tried to make it on their own, and which would regret their decision instantly?
Which State is the Most Independent and Which is the Most Reliant?
Some states rely on their own goods and state government more than others, and would likely do fine separated from our country, but which states could make it and which would falter? WalletHub recently released a list ranking the most independent states to the least independent and did so using categories such as financial dependency, government dependency, job-market dependency, international trade dependency, and vice dependency. Using these criteria, it was determined that Utah is the most independent state, with Colorado being second, and Florida being third. The most reliant state is Louisiana, with Mississippi being second, and Kentucky rounding out the bottom three.
Is Idaho an Independent or Reliant State?
While Idaho isn't the most independent state in the country, the Gem State would likely do well on its own. Idaho ranks on the list at 7, making it one of the most independent states in the country. Idaho is 37 in financial dependency, 27 in government dependency, 14 in job-market dependency, 2 in international trade dependency, and 11 in vice dependency. Also in favor of Idaho being independent is that it has the 4th lowest percentage of jobs supported by exported goods. Idaho has plenty of goods, a decent government, and a good job market, but financially is lacking a little.
If Idaho were to separate from the United States it wouldn't be the richest country, but it would likely manage and survive decently. Hopefully, this doesn't become relevant, but it is good to know if the country ever decided to disband. To see the full list, make sure to click the link above.