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Will South Florida become the USA’s 51st state?

Will South Florida become the USA€s 51st state?
24 Oct 2014

The Sunshine State may be split into two, creating the USA’s 51st state, if officials in South Florida get their way.

The reason behind this proposal, which has won a majority vote in the City of South Miami commission, is because officials feel that South Florida isn’t receiving proper representation by the state’s capital, Tallahassee.

Vice mayor, Walter Harris, said that the main concern derives from the issue of climate change, in particular the rising sea level.

If the new proposed state is passed, South Florida would end at Brevard, Orange, Polk, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.

For those who are heading to Florida for a holiday and wondering which state they would actually be going to, Disney World, Miami, Tampa, St. Petersburg, the Florida Keys and the Everglades will all be in the South Florida state.

At present, there are 50 states in the United States, each of which has its own capital. Should South Florida become its own state, it could change the course of American history forever.ADNFCR-408-ID-801756388-ADNFCR

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