Thursday, July 05, 2012

Thirteen Originals

I. How the Thirteen Originals voted in the 2008 US presidential election. If I did the basic proportional electoral math right, 131 votes went to Barack Obama, 23 votes to "Panama Jack" McCain. Throw in another five for West Virginia, and McCain received 28 total. If you add Vermont, Maine and the District of Columbia to Obama's total, it gives him 141 to McCain's 28 in the space of the Original Thirteen.  

II. There were about 3.9 million people in the entire USA of 1790. Now there are just shy of one hundred million in the space of the Thirteen Originals, circa 2010-2011.

III. Nowadays, more than fifty percent of the entire US population resides in ten states in this order: California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Georgia and North Carolina.

As of the 1783 peace treaties that ended the American Revolution and closely related wars, the area of three of the four currently most populous states was part of New Spain -- i.e., California, Texas and Florida.

Today's Rune: Defense.  


Charles Gramlich said...

That's a lot of people. I'm glad Louisiana is not in that 10. we are populous enough

the walking man said...

MI has been leaking population for awhile now but it seems we stay pretty much the same. We may not know much here but we do know how to stay the same.