Ohio : la renaissance ? Potomac Paper, No. 18, October 2013
Since the early 19th century, the swing state of Ohio has almost always voted for the same presidential candidate as the rest of the country. This is why every four years, politicians and the media pay so much attention to the Buckeye state.
Mapped by French explorers, Ohio and the rest of the Midwest were at the forefront of the industrial revolution before knowing an economic and demographic decline. Today, the return of manufacturing jobs and the exploitation of shale gas and oil could awaken the economy of the state.
It is not yet clear whether this new evolution will draw immigration to the state and alter its quadrennial political role.
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