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Will the new state formed from Old Illinois leave the United States and become another country?


NO! This process, known as a “state split,” is in accordance with the U.S. Constitution (Article IV, Sec. 3). Kentucky, Maine and West Virginia became states through this process. Vermont split from New York, but the process was a little different.