ADMINISTRATIVE BOUNDARIES

FOR NORTH AMERICA

BASED ON SETTLEMENT PATTERNS AND TRANSPORTATION ROUTES

The goal of this project is creation of a practical hierarchy of administrative units under a worldwide government (something between a federation and a confederation). Parallel to a contemporary European model, blocks would be combined into neighborhoods, neighborhoods into hamlets, hamlets into villages, villages into towns, towns into boroughs, boroughs into cities, cities into counties, counties into provinces, provinces into regions, regions into countries, countries into subcontinents, subcontinents into continents, and continents into a planet. Services would be provided and decisions made at appropriate levels.

Needless to say, it means abandoning the contorted and corrupt geographic perception of the current irrational political paradigm.

Maps show regions to replace the conterminous U.S.A. (with its bizarre external and internal boundaries).

The theoretical basis for locating the boundaries generally follows the ideas of G. Etzel Pearcy (1905-1980), formerly the Geographer of the Department of State, as set forth in A Thirty-Eight State U.S.A. (Plycon Press, 1973). Boundaries cross sparsely-inhabited areas between urban concentrations. Cities are kept together with their suburbs and surrounding trade territory. Broadcasting markets are united. Compact shape reduces transportation cost for state government. However, population shifts since 1973 have led us to depart in theory and practice from Pearcy's specific proposals.

Elections can be held according to methods described at the Center for Voting and Democracy.


Maps of administrative regions

Size and contents of regions

Comparison with 38-state proposal of G. Etzel Pearcy

Comparison of theories

Rarely-asked questions

Maps in this series:


Coast-to-Coast Map

For theoretical explanation, see home page.

Compare with 38-state proposal of G. Etzel Pearcy.

Dark gray lines are subcontinent boundaries.
Medium gray lines are country boundaries.
Light gray lines are regional boundaries.
Dashed lines are currently uncertain.

Coast-to-coast map, running across North America

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