>As you all seem to go on about your federal government, what would happen if it was disbanded? All states became a series of independent countries with all that entails.
That was the intent. That's why they are called "States" and not provinces. When we made the United States of America the constitution was written to insure that they were all sovereign states and not just provinces of a central government. Federal government, which was intended only to "establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare" in ways that individual states could not do as well. The Constitution spelled out the issues that the Federal government was responsible for, such as common defense, and interstate commerce so that each state was not setting tariffs from other states etc.
Unfortunately it got totally out of control and totally in violation of the 10th Amendment which says:
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
I would have no complaints if it was being followed. There is certainly little of what the Federal Government now does, that was delegated by the Constitution so by far the majority of what they do is in violation of the 10th Amendment.