Another interesting thing is political pressure , it would be interesting to see the international reaction if the Texas Republic sent a representative to the UN , just like any other country does that is trying to break away from another . It would be funny as hell if the US had economic sanctions slapped down on it from China if they tried to use violence to regain . I know how that sounds , but in every civil war in a developed country , other nations always got involved , either directly or indirectly . This should be done immediately before a vote is made , so when the vote is made to drop out , your allies can react quickly by officially recognizing the new nation , this puts very serious pressure on the US govt. to not try to use force from the get go . Be funny , Texas airfields , full of both F-16’s and Russian donated MIgs lol . or like in the first revolution , French donated fighters . Who knows , but thinking in terms of international support of some kind should be part of the plan . Not as simple for the Government when all eyes are on them .