Tolik, it would definitely be interesting to see what would happen if the Fed was exhausted and collapsed. I think they would all head souh. The unions have destroyed industry in the north and because of all the bureaucracy you have to wade through to do business in union states many manufacturers that are still in the US have moved south. Most of the oil refining for the nation happens on the Gulf Coast. The ports in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi are also major trade points. We have a majority of the natural resources and best growing climates as well. This is what the first Civil War was all about, gaining control of commodities. If the economy falls apart you can guarantee they will head here to try and rebuild.