And it wasn't accidental.
First, they loan ridiculous amounts of money to the public sector, knowing full well these loans can never be repaid, when the lending institutions are connected directly to the manipulation of interest rates. When, in eventuality state bankruptcy looms, the public infrastructure is auctioned to pirates of industry for pennies on the dollar. These corporations are, again, in debt servitude to banking. The octopus of ownership between international banks, major corporations and the Federal Reserve are beyond the scope of examination for this posting.
One result of this is the obliteration of the organizational integrity of the state. California is such an example. So is Illinois. Without access to its resources or ability to exercise meaningful Constitutional powers, states are completely subsumed into mere organizational units for the delegation of Federal Government - which can not really be anymore described as Federal, with any accuracy.
The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.