I got great feedback on my question If the USA disbanded, who would California rely on?
Originally I asked "If the USA disbanded, what alliances would form?" and it was pointed out to me that this was a "high concept" question that was too open-ended. There are many potential, conflicting answers. Could be fun, but not suitable for Stack Exchange. The question was closed.
So I narrowed the focus to "What is the smallest set of states that California could rely on for material needs?" My hope was that this is very concrete and therefore answerable. For example, someone had already shared a link to water sources for California.
I submitted to re-open but was declined. Is the answer still too broad? Or is there something else that I'm missing?