What is the point of a country being divided up in to many States, each with it's own laws and legal systems?
Would things be better if all laws were nationwide, yet there were still state governments to run the state?
It seems to me that the only reason we have states the way we do now is because hundreds of years ago it was just easier and made more sense to do it that way, where as now it makes more sense just to keep it that way.
The only argument i can think of is "people in different regions are different" and so they "require" slightly different laws and what not, but regional differences aren't black and white and can't be decided upon based on state lines.
If a country was created at once rather than from scratch (as in, you could click your fingers and you'd have 300 million people, roads, hospitals, military, all at once) on a designated section of land, would it make more sense to have a single uniform system, rather than a state-system?