Comment: The Mormons originally tried

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The Mormons originally tried

The Mormons originally tried to create a religious state called "Deseret" which not only encompassed Utah, but Nevada, parts of California, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, NM, and Oregon. It was going to be a lot larger than present day Utah. Brigham Young was unable to implement it because the U.S. government was attacking them, polygamy being one of the reasons.