If Nicaragua were a state ...
In the early 1800s, Central America declared independence from Spain eventually becoming the Federal Republic of Central America. This ended in 1938 but I was recalling this while reading a article titled One-Party Control Opens States to Partisan Rush in the New York Times. Fit it in with various states petitioning for independence from the US government and it offers something to think about.
What the article is talking about is that while at the national level, there is bi-partisan control of government, there is a trend for individual states to move into either the blue camp or the red camp. From the article
Though the Nov. 6 election maintained divided government in Washington, the picture is starkly different in capitals from California to Florida: one party will hold the governor’s office and majorities in both legislative chambers in at least 37 states, the largest number in 60 years and a significant jump from even two years ago.
While I see more than two tendencies in Central America, it is interesting to compare Central American countries to US states. Here in Nicaragua there is a lot of discussion of one party control. We don't, however, seem to see that as an issue in say Alaska or California.
We know people move between states and as state-level polarization increases, this certainly could become a significant reason for moves -- both by families and companies. Is the same thing happening in Central America?