Ok so myself and my flatmates had a good discussion over the weekend over whether or not we (NZ) should become the next state of America. We came to the conclusion that yes, we'll get rid of the monachy and become one with USA. Why? The benefits of course. * Boost to the economy: Americans will come to the State of NZ for holidays etc injections Billions into the economy. * We'll get the choice of about 1 million flavours of chewing gum. Not to mention a Wendy's and Taco Bell on every street corner. * We'll get more Olympic medals in 2004 than we have in our entire history. * We'll have an air force * Cops will have guns * we'll have a military * you know those F16's we were going to get, they'll be a thing of the past. We'll have brand new F18's * Ooh and we'll get air force carriers instead of little frigates to scare people away who enter our waters. * No one will attack us, why? Cause we'll have all the big guns and nothing else but sheep and wendy's. * Life in prison means "Life" in Prison * We can have Govenors, and senators just like in Star Wars. * Our dollar value will be more than anyone elses. * Imagine the money we can inject into academies, education, health, sport anything really. There's heaps more benefits, I just can't remember them all. I don't think we found a disadvantage. Thought????