Monday, May 16, 2005

History of Hawaii

History of Hawaii. This is a decent (although uneven) history of the American state of Hawaii. Of particular interest is the last paragraph which takes aim at the Hawaiian Independence (separatist) Movement. Hawaiian independence from the USA is no more likely to occur than Alaskan or Texan independence...

From the site:

There is little popular sentiment in Hawaii for independence from the United States of America although a small vocal group repeatedly rails for this. Independence from the USA would be virtually impossible to achieve anyway. Hawaii is recognized by international law as an American possession. Further, the American Civil War clearly established that an American state may not leave the Union. Independence for Hawaii would require an amendment to the American Constitution allowing states to secede followed by a vote of all Hawaiian citizens (not just those of Hawaiian descent) actually favoring independence.

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