Very interesting. Fun read. I wonder how much of that still applies - regional identity? Mass media seems to have homogenized the country, but maybe not. I think there have always been divisions between the cities and rural areas, industrial vs agriculture. Who knows? Maybe we're looking at a rough map of the countries that will exist here in the future? The Far West would probably have a war with El Norte to secure a port, though, like Bolivia and Chile. And the fights over control of the Mississippi would probably get nasty. I'm doing what I can now to get back to the Left Coast. I think I"m a mixture of sailor and fur trading derivative of Yankee culture that just doesn't fit here in the Old West.