History Main / DividedStatesOfAmerica

17th Nov '16 3:33:24 AM Psychopompos007
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* ''[[https://forums.taleworlds.com/index.php/board,394.0.html The Reckoning]]'' is set in the aftermath of a ZombieApocalypse, and consists in a war between US Army remnants, Confederacy nostalgists, a neo-nazi gang, and several factions of post-apocalyptic raiders. Since it's a ''VideGame/MountAndBlade: Warband'' mod, the player character can join one of the factions, or create his own independant empire.
13th Nov '16 4:57:44 PM jate88
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*The hash tag calexit was trending for a couple days after Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election and [[https://thinkpol.ca/2016/11/12/canadians-invite-california-oregon-and-washington-to-join-canada/ Canada]] has offered to let the west coast join it.
13th Nov '16 4:52:26 PM jate88
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* Primarily as a thought experiment, some commentators have proposed balkanising the US to address issues with the Senate and the Electoral College. In the Senate, small states like Montana or Wyoming have equal representation as Texas and California, giving those states a disproportionate amount of power; and, while the Electoral College does reflect the will of the people the majority of the time, on three occasions (most recently in the 2000 Presidential Election, where George W Bush won the electoral college despite losing the popular vote) they have differed, meaning the candidate with the most votes does not necessarily always win the Presidency.

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* Primarily as a thought experiment, some commentators have proposed balkanising the US to address issues with the Senate and the Electoral College. In the Senate, small states like Montana or Wyoming have equal representation as Texas and California, giving those states a disproportionate amount of power; and, while the Electoral College does reflect the will of the people the majority of the time, on three four occasions (most recently in the 2000 2016 Presidential Election, where George W Bush Donald Trump won the electoral college despite losing the popular vote) they have differed, meaning the candidate with the most votes does not necessarily always win the Presidency.
13th Nov '16 6:33:42 AM DeepRed
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** With DonaldTrump winning the 2016 presidential elections, Silicon Valley big wigs have made noises about a "Calexit".
6th Nov '16 10:46:03 AM Xtifr
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If there's still an "official" U.S. government, but its control over the country is massively weakened, this can overlap with VestigialEmpire and is usually FallenStatesOfAmerica. See also InvadedStatesOfAmerica. The polar opposite of this is ExpandedStatesOfAmerica, in which America instead grows ''larger''. A subtrope of BalkanizeMe. This can be combined with some form of PunkPunk.

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If there's still an "official" U.S. government, but its control over the country is massively weakened, this can overlap with VestigialEmpire and is usually FallenStatesOfAmerica. See also InvadedStatesOfAmerica.InvadedStatesOfAmerica and AmericaIsStillAColony. The polar opposite of this is ExpandedStatesOfAmerica, in which America instead grows ''larger''. A subtrope of BalkanizeMe. This can be combined with some form of PunkPunk.
31st Oct '16 10:01:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' of ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' has Mega-Cities One (includes eastern Ontario) and Two (later nuked) on the east and west coasts, Mega-City Three (Texas City), Uranium City (in Alaska), Las Vegas (also eventually nuked) and the ungoverned and desolated Cursed Earth in between.

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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' of ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' has Mega-Cities One (includes eastern Ontario) and Two (later nuked) on the east and west coasts, Mega-City Three (Texas City), Uranium City (in Alaska), Las Vegas (also eventually nuked) and the ungoverned and desolated Cursed Earth in between. After Chaos Day, The leadership of Texas City tried to overthrow their counterparts in Mega City One to reunite the United States; it backfired on them.
31st Oct '16 9:59:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the Creator/BoomStudios comic continuation of ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'', it's shown that Florida has seceded and declared itself a free republic after being taken over by an anarchist militia led by a pair of adolescents who have somehow convinced their followers that they're {{Physical God}}s. They've gotten away with this for so long because they bought Missile Crisis era nukes off of Cuba and buried them along Florida's sole border, threatening to set them off if the US army moves in. [[spoiler: Snake eventually sets them off to spite both sides, turning Florida into an island.]] A map glimpsed in one panel suggests that other states are in similar states of unrest.



** In the Creator/BoomStudios comic continuation of the first movie, it's shown that Florida has seceded and declared itself a free republic after being taken over by an anarchist militia led by a pair of adolescents who have somehow convinced their followers that they're {{Physical God}}s. They've gotten away with this for so long because they bought Missile Crisis era nukes off of Cuba and buried them along Florida's sole border, threatening to set them off if the US army moves in. [[spoiler: Snake eventually sets them off to spite both sides, turning Florida into an island.]] A map glimpsed in one panel suggests that other states are in similar states of unrest.
30th Oct '16 3:49:24 PM nombretomado
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* ''Diana: Warrior Princess'' and ''Elvis: The Legendary Journeys'' have this. But that's because their 31st century writers are about as accurate as 21st century writers of ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' and ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''.

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* ''Diana: Warrior Princess'' and ''Elvis: The Legendary Journeys'' have this. But that's because their 31st century writers are about as accurate as 21st century writers of ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' and ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''.''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''.
25th Oct '16 6:51:08 PM PaulA
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* Creator/CliveCussler showed in ''Flood Tide'' a secret plan to carve a Latin nation called "Hispania" in the Southwest east from UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, and a Chinese-run nation of Pacifica on the West Coast from UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, through Seattle and Vancouver up to Alaska. Even the President (in this book, a less honorable guy) feels that this is inevitable.
* Cussler's first Kurt Austin Adventure, ''Serpent,'' took this UpToEleven with a BigBad who not only wanted to [[MexicoCalledTheyWantTexasBack make himself leader of a country called Angelica formed from the Southwest plus Mexico]], he also had contingencies in place for the Chinese-controlled Pacifica, plus Quebec separating from Canada and the Maritime Provinces, cut off from the rest of the country, joining the remainder of the USA.

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* Creator/CliveCussler showed in ''Flood Tide'' Creator/CliveCussler:
** ''[[Literature/DirkPittAdventures Flood Tide]]'' had
a secret plan to carve a Latin nation called "Hispania" in the Southwest east from UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, and a Chinese-run nation of Pacifica on the West Coast from UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, through Seattle and Vancouver up to Alaska. Even the President (in this book, a less honorable guy) feels that this is inevitable.
* Cussler's ** The first Kurt Austin Adventure, ''Serpent,'' took this UpToEleven with had a BigBad who not only wanted to [[MexicoCalledTheyWantTexasBack make himself leader of a country called Angelica formed from the Southwest plus Mexico]], he also had contingencies in place for the Chinese-controlled Pacifica, plus Quebec separating from Canada and the Maritime Provinces, cut off from the rest of the country, joining the remainder of the USA.
24th Oct '16 5:23:11 AM Malvina
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* The descendants of the UsefulNotes/NativeAmerican tribes coming together to form a new nation, complete with BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins. Never mind the cultural differences between the tribes and for most it would mean abandoning their scared lands for another tribe's lands.

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* The descendants of the UsefulNotes/NativeAmerican tribes coming together to form a new nation, complete with BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins. Never mind the cultural differences between the tribes and for most it would mean abandoning their scared sacred lands for another tribe's lands.
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