The Seven States of America?

What if we just abolished the 50 States or replaced them with seven mega-regions or provinces? (See below for a hypothetical example of what such a proposal might look like on a map.) After all, our northern neighbors in Canada have only 10 provinces. So, aside from historical tradition, why do we still need 50 separate States?

7 States Of America

Image Credits: N.Y. Times and Joel Kotkin (boundaries and names of 7 mega-regions)

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