If California became independent, should Australia establish diplomatic and trade relations with them?

In this story, the US State of California found a loophole in the US Constitution to secede from the rest of the United States and California sought to gain independence as a means of better implementing gun control laws, an Aussie style universal healthcare (Medicare) system and implement better environmental protection policies. 

However, the United States despite agreeing to recognize California's independence sought to impose trade and travel restrictions with California as a means of disuading other states from leaving, forcing California to develop relations with other countries like Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea and the European Union.

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  • 1 month ago
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    yes because the economy of California is bigger than most countries 

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  • 1 month ago

    Why wouldn't we? Australia has ties with repressive dictatorships like Saudi Arabia. Why would an independent Cali be any stretch?

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  • 1 month ago

    California is sufficiently large and rich enough to be its own nation.

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  • 1 month ago

    In your story the US treats newly  "independent" California like the sovereign country it demanded to become and then California feels "forced" to seek and develop other foreign trade relations in addition to the now foreign relations with the US (along with the new international border it created be demanding independence).

    This is NOT the US compelling ANYTHING.  It is California creating these issues.

    I wonder if it would be prudent for Australia to establish such ties with a country who apparently feels it is "owed" free access to the US as well as free military protection.  What would the new California feel Australia owed it?

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  • 1 month ago

    What a ridiculous story line.

    California has the toughest gun control laws in the state but also the highest incident of mass shootings.

    The state legislature doesn't want to curtail crimes.  That's why they loosen the ordinances and end up with absurd laws like.

    - even if your car looks ransacked, unless you can prove that the car was locked, no crime has been committed

    Why would anyone what an Australian style of healthcare where the government dictates what conditions receive treatment? 

    - please don't tell me this doesn't happen?  I have a medical condition where I have seen specialists at USC and Stanford.  My poor "partners" in the Australia, Canada & the UK (all different systems) have to "pay private", for the same treatment. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes , of course    .  

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  • 1 month ago

    California is big enough and rich enough to be its own country.

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes this denies Lincoln the Glory of keeping the Union together

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