marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / January 1, 2014
This Great Graphic caught our attention. It is a map of the United States, compiled by Andrew Shears, a Mansfield University geography professor, on the basis that the various state partition proposals had all succeeded.
The fifty states in the union would number 124. Arguably, the US would be less governable not more with so many states. James Madison’s argument, outlined in Federalist 10, proposed the best way to prevent a permanent “faction” was to expand the sphere so there were numerous and conflicting factions would would check and balance each other.