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"When the Okies left Oklahoma and moved to California, it raised the IQ of both states."

One of the fifty states of the U.S.A., and the 46th state to enter the Union, in 1907. Known for oil fields and cattle ranches, with mountain ranges in the southwest, south central, southeast, and eastern parts of the state, Oklahoma borders Arkansas and Missouri to the east, Texas to the south, New Mexico via its western strip of land known as The Panhandle, and Colorado and Kansas to the north. It’s also home to two major cities: Oklahoma City, its capital and largest city, and Tulsa, largely known as the alleged homebase of The Most Ever Company art collective (the rent's real cheap). Oklahoma is also known for its severe weather, particularly its tornadoes; warm air from the Gulf of Mexico meets with cool air from the Rocky Mountains, resulting in an average of 62 tornadoes per year.

The state is also notorious for its high Native American population. Prior to the state's founding, the United States government displaced multiple Native American tribes and relocated them to the eastern half of the future state, which was legally defined as the Indian Territory. This territory originally included much of the land acquired in the Louisiana Purchase, but over time shrank to most of present-day Oklahoma. In 1890, the western half of the Indian Territory was split off by the US government and renamed the Oklahoma Territory; the Panhandle, which hadn't been assigned to any particular territory and was known as "No Man's Land", was given to the Oklahoma Territory. In 1906, Congress allowed the Oklahoma and Indian Territories to draft a constitution and become one state: Oklahoma.

Politically, the state is strongly Republican, with the state voting for the Republican Party in every presidential election since 1952 (with the exception of Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964), and every single one of the state's 77 counties voting Republican in every presidential election since 2000. Currently, the Republican Party also has a lock on the governorship, the state's Congressional delegation, as well as the majority in both the State Senate and the State House of Representatives.

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Alternative Title(s): Oklahoma