Why did Lumumba believe that Congo needed to stay unified instead of breaking into smaller regions?

1. How did the interference of Belgium and the US impact the development of an independent Congolese state?
2. Knowing what you do about Ghana and South Africa, what broader trends of decolonization does Congo exemplify?  Where does it perhaps deviate from those patterns?
3. Why did Lumumba believe that Congo needed to stay unified instead of breaking into smaller regions?
4. How did factionalism and provincialism impede Patrice Lumumba’s endeavor to create a functioning state?