It Would Receive International Recognition
If the entire western coast formed it’s own country, it would immediately become the 5th largest country in terms of GDP (3 Trillion), and the 28th largest country in terms of population (50 Million)- and that is out of 233 recognized independent nations. Also, this new “Pacific Republic” would share a border with Canada, Mexico and have access to international waters, which would put them in a good position for tourism and conducting trade with other countries.
Many secessionists on the west coast have also talked about joining the U.N. and signing the Paris Agreement themselves, which would increase their recognition as a sovereign nation.
Not to mention, the organization Yes California have already opened an “embassy” in Russia and plans on opening many other in the near future.