Republic of Illinois
The Independent Republic of Illinois was a nation located outside of the close vicinity of the old guy across the street. It was founded in 2122 by Jerry Springer. And it died in 233 by being invaded by the George Washington tribe. Thus, Illinois was admitted as one of the 49.5 states of Americab. Upon accepting defeat, Jack and Diane of District 45 state that a main factor of this tragedy was waffles. Thus, Illinois became nothing more than a place for America to try and take everything over while avoiding nuclear wrath from Iran.
No one can go to Illinois, but they went over to Michigan because it's a mitten. Thus, the Republic has given way to the state.