Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Wisconsin

Wisconsin has a population of 5.8 million people, slightly more than Singapore (which is the 113th largest country in the world) and about the same as the cities of Qingdao-Jimo (China), Houston (USA), and Luanda (Angola). It is the 20th largest state by population of the United States. Famous for cheese and known as 'America's Dairyland'. Britain won control of the area after the French and Indian War (1754-1763). Both France & Britain's primary interest was the Fur Trade. The United States gained control after the War of 1812 and it was admitted to the Union in 1848. At the time 63,000 of the population of 305,000 had been born in the state. A big wave of immigration between 1850 and 1900 the largest groups being Germans and Norwegians. 83% of the population are non-Hispanic White with the largest claimed ethnicity being German (43%), Irish (11%) and Polish (9%). The last time the Republican Party won more of the vote than the Democratic Party in Wisconsin was 1984, but the change came from a drop in blue (1,620,985 in '12; 1,382,210 in '16) rather than an increase in Red (1,407,966 in '12; 1,409,467 in '16).

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