Should some US states be merged?

I think several states could be merged so that government will be more efficient. I suggest Vermont + New Hampshire, Rhode Island + Connecticut, Maryland + Delaware; Alabama + Mississippi; South Dakota + North Dakota; Montana + Idaho + Wyoming. Likewise, some of the larger states could be split into multiple... show more I think several states could be merged so that government will be more efficient. I suggest Vermont + New Hampshire, Rhode Island + Connecticut, Maryland + Delaware; Alabama + Mississippi; South Dakota + North Dakota; Montana + Idaho + Wyoming.

Likewise, some of the larger states could be split into multiple states: California, Texas, and Florida could each be split into at least two states.

Puerto Rico could be upgraded to a state, while Alaska would become a territory (like Guam or American Samoa).

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan could be sold to Canada to reduce our national debt, or perhaps merged with Wisconsin, which is a more natural geographic alignment.
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