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Hawaii (independent kingdom prior to becoming a US territory)
Texas (independent republic for a few years)
California (ditto)
Vermont
All confederate states

I would have said the same thing except for Vermont. What's the story with Vermont?


We're still not there. I'm looking for a count and a list. And yes, Vermont is one of them. 1777-1791. I lived in its capital Windsor for a year and a half.

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add the Republic of West Florida
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Once again I let the ball drop... sorry folks.

Here's my answer:

Thirteen original United States:

1. New Hampshire (“Always first, always right...never marry a New Hampshirite")
2. Massachusetts
3. Rhode Island
4. Connecticut
5. New York
6. New Jersey
7. Pennsylvania
8. Delaware
9. Maryland
10. Virginia
11. North Carolina
12. South Carolina
13. Georgia

Members of the Confederate States of America (which each declared their independence from the USA shortly before joining the Confederacy:

[Virginia]
[North Carolina]
[South Carolina]
[Georgia]
14. Florida
15. Tennessee
16. Kentucky
17. Mississippi
18. Alabama
19. Louisiana
20. Arkansas
21. Texas

22?. Missouri declared independence and was claimed by the Confederacy, but never joined the Confederacy as it remained under Union control.

Other
[Republic of West Florida (90 days in 1810)]
[Texas (1836-1845)]
22. California (for a week in 1846)
23. Vermont (1777-1791)
24. Hawaii (independent prior to annexation in 1893)

This leaves aside the status of native tribes/nations, none of which formed the political basis of current American states, but many of which were recognized as independent by federal or colonial governements at some point in their history.

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Members of the Confederate States of America (which each declared their independence from the USA shortly before joining the Confederacy:

16. Kentucky


I think Kentucky was more like Missouri in that it was claimed by the Confederacy (and even had a government that proclaimed secession), but was not controlled by the CSA.
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Ok so who's next?
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