I know, I know.
There are differences in the economic profiles of the two countries and also similarities. Read more about the EUR-Organic degree programme here.
Do you like the way things are? I don't have a particular favorite, though I suspect simply cutting the country in half risks unnecessary conflict without solving many of the problems of size.
The two countries are active and of importance to international trade, and although France has more access to the European Markets, Brazil has an opportunity in the international markets.
But what are we really trying to keep? I suggest it's appealing because this nation is just too big to function. But the experiment has gotten out of hand. What it would do is make truly representative and responsible government significantly more possible.
The Confederate soldiers in the Civil War fought to keep their way of life without having to follow the laws of a strong developing federal government. Mutual partisan hatred is still nearly total.