Washington, DC is 68 square miles, Ft. Irwin miltary base is 1200 square miles. Which landmass is more deserving of statehood?
- JosephLv 74 weeks ago
To begin with, Ft. Irwin is not 1,200 square miles, it is "only" 996 square miles. The whole point of Ft. Irwin being that large and having no permanent population is to have enough room for an a large-scale military exercises. Different units rotate in and out of there for short stays, usually before deploying overseas.
The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment is permanently stationed at the base to provide the "Opposing Force" for the other units who come to train there. The population of the base is a bit over 8,800 people, the military personnel and their families who move on to other assignments once their tour with the 11th Cavalry is completed.
Washington DC, on the other hand, has has a permanent population of over 700,000 people.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
I've been to both places. Ft. Irwin is made of transient residents who live on much less than 68 sq. mi. of it. The rest of it is utterly deserted wasteland (which is the whole point, that's where they train for desert warfare). So it has virtually no permanent residents. DC has almost a million. You're really stoopid.
- WillLv 74 weeks ago
Fort Irwin is already part of a state. The District is not.
- Fox News CultistLv 54 weeks ago
what's the permanent population of said military base