If the U.S. was divided into several smaller countries, would the end result be better for all concerned? I think that would probably be the case. Most of the countries with the highest standards of living are small countries. Past a certain size, governments tend not to be very representative of the average citizen. Large government is usually less efficient than smaller government as well. There are large differences in the wants and needs of different parts of this country. The policies desired by much of the South is at odds with that desired by the North East or the West. The ties between the newly created countries could still confer most of the existing advantages as far as lack of tariffs, free movement, consistent laws. What do you think?