Arkansas could survive, it has all the major needs for a society. It has a strong vital lumber industry. It is also agriculturally very capable of feeding itself. One of the forgotten costs of centralization is how regions a bit poorer than others are badly served by centralization. If a region or family is poorer than others in a purely free market system without a centralized system, that region or family works harder at making use of their resources, whereas a centrlaized system with a tendency towards socialism enables the poorer regions to short circuit their own development. By the way, Arkansas has at least one entrepreneur that brought wealth to Arkansas - Sam Walton.