As Virginia Virtucon notes: “Whoops.” Although, ironically? …It makes a certain amount of strategic sense, when you look at the map.
As you can see there, possession of the rest of the Eastern Shore would put Maryland in a position to potentially bottleneck the Chesapeake Bay, to say nothing of neutralizing Virginia’s local naval superiority at Norfolk and Newport News. This could prove critically useful if Governor Hogan follows through on his second term plans to annex Delaware outright; keeping the Virginians out of the Atlantic Ocean will only help, there. The trick here would be to annex without actually starting a shooting war with Virginia, of course; or, at least, one that doesn’t drag on.
…And now you have an adventure for your next roleplaying game campaign. Heck, you could make that your campaign. Use that map, change all the names to something more fantasy-like, and go nuts. Thanks, Donna Edwards!
Maryland Democrat flunks basic geography. https://t.co/YqyzdEstlW
— Neil Stevens (@presjpolk) March 11, 2015
PS: Yes, you may safely assume that there is no pending invasion of Delaware. Also, Virginia probably doesn’t have a navy and Donna Edwards’ graphic designer was merely a little clumsy with the paint bucket icon. It’s all in fun.