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Assuming we are talking about either failed petitions, or ones that have yet to bear fruit... Wikipedia has a list of areas which attempted to become states, but failed. As an Okie, my favorite example is the "colored" State of Sequoyah, which actually drafted a state constitution and petitioned to join the union in 1905. Congress however was not excited ...


This is not a complete answer, but it's too lengthy for a comment. Did the US indeed expect that the explosion will destroy just one factory rather than the entire city? No, they intended to destroy the whole cities. The idea was to make an overwhelming show of force in order to accelerate a Japanese surrender and convince the Japanese to surrender ...

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