Ferrell, Thomas H. "What If There Were a Unitary Rather Than a Federal System?"
Divergence: 1788 CE
What if: The Constitution of 1787 was rejected, but after civil unrest, a more centrist Constitution was adopted in 1797.
Comments: Description of US government and political parties under a system in which states are little more than geographic regions.
Published: In What If the American Political System Were Different? (ed. Herbert M. Levine), q.v.