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13th Jun '16 11:19:08 PM Mr.Bubbles
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** The country becomes even more divided after [[spoiler: the Christian Values Party takes control and re-brands the country the Christian States of America]]. By 1990, [[spoiler: Texas and Alaska declare independence, Oregon merges with California to form the Pacific Free Republic, Washington votes to join Canada, the Libertarian-dominated Mountain and Midwest states become "Bozeman enclaves" home to resistance movements, and the secessionist northeastern states continue to call themselves the [[VestigialEmpire United States of America]], lead by Richard Nixon]].
9th Jun '16 6:38:26 PM Vovka
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9th Jun '16 6:38:23 PM Vovka
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* By some estimates, Texas is the most economically independent state in the Union. Notably, its power grid is almost completely isolated from that of other states, and in the places it is not it only transfers power out. Its agriculture and industry are also both robust enough to be self-sustaining. There would still be vast economic consequences if a secession did happen, but Texas could handle this better than most states.
3rd Jun '16 7:47:51 AM ChronoLegion
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* Stoney Compton's ''Russian Amerika'' features an alternate universe where North America is made up of The United States, The Confederate States, The First People's Nation, New France (Quebec), British Canada, The Republic of California, Deseret, The Republic of Texas, New Spain (Mexico), and the titular Russian Amerika (Alaska).

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* Stoney Compton's ''Russian Amerika'' features an alternate universe where North America is made up of The United States, The Confederate States, The First People's Nation, New France (Quebec), British Canada, The Republic of California, Deseret, The Republic of Texas, New Spain (Mexico), and the titular Russian Amerika (Alaska). Notably, the latter is not an example of RussiaCalledTheyWantAlaskaBack, as, in this reality, the Alaska Purchase never happened due to the Union not having enough money to acquire it after losing the Civil War.
3rd Jun '16 7:46:17 AM ChronoLegion
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* Many Russian science fiction writers include in their novels a mention that the US has been split into several nation-states due to ideological differences and/or corruption. One notable exception is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Akhmanov Mikhail Akhmanov's]] novel ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_(Russian_Novel) Invasion]]'', in which the US actually merges with Canada to form United States and Canada (USC) and is as strong as ever (with Russia by its side).

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* Many Russian science fiction writers include in their novels a mention that the US has been split into several nation-states due to ideological differences and/or corruption. One notable exception is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Akhmanov Mikhail Akhmanov's]] Creator/MikhailAkhmanov's novel ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_(Russian_Novel) ''[[Literature/ArrivalsFromTheDark Invasion]]'', in which the US actually merges with Canada to form United States and Canada (USC) and is as strong as ever (with Russia by its side).
14th May '16 12:30:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* The leader of the Believers faction in ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' is specified as coming from the "Christian States of America." She is identified in the background material as born in Athens, Georgia. It seems to be a mixture of Deep South and Christian Fundamentalists. These "Christian States" obviously do not reach far north, for the Pirates' leader, Ulrik Svensgaard, comes from Gloucester, MA, which is listed as being in the United States. And the background material actually gives Miriam's country of origin as the USA.\\

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* The leader of the Believers faction in ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' is specified as coming from the "Christian States of America." She is identified in the background material as born in Athens, Georgia. It seems to be a mixture of Deep South and Christian Fundamentalists. These "Christian States" obviously do not reach far north, for the Pirates' leader, Ulrik Svensgaard, comes from Gloucester, MA, which is listed as being in the United States. And the background material actually gives Miriam's country of origin as the USA.\\



* ''{{Fracture}}'' has America's East Coast joining with Europe to form the cybernetics-using Atlantic Alliance, while the West Coast joins with Asia in the genetics-focused Republic of Pacifica.

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* ''{{Fracture}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Fracture}}'' has America's East Coast joining with Europe to form the cybernetics-using Atlantic Alliance, while the West Coast joins with Asia in the genetics-focused Republic of Pacifica.
6th May '16 9:43:56 PM MarcInGA
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* In Murray Leinster's story "Sidewise in Time" time fractures bringing dinosaurs to the suburbs and other mixed up time zones. In one a salesman for the "Uncle Sam Candy Company" is arrested because he slipped into a place where the Confederacy still exists and the Stars and Stripes cannot be displayed. He is set free to return to the Union in order not to exacerbate the tensions between the two nations.
24th Apr '16 10:44:10 AM Allronix
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* Something that can throw foreign visitors is that the individual state governments have a lot more authority and jurisdiction over their affairs than in most places. Prostitution is illegal in most states, but Nevada has some (tightly regulated) brothels and legalized escort services. Marijuana? By Federal Law, it's a Class 1 (''highly'' illegal) substance. But there are several states (Washington and Colorado as the vanguards) where marijuana is sold in licensed retail shops. This patchwork of state laws creates plenty of business for the federal court system, which sometimes has to decide which state's law trumps the other.

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* Something that can throw foreign visitors is that the individual state governments have a lot more authority and jurisdiction over their affairs than in most places. Prostitution is illegal in most states, but Nevada has some (tightly regulated) brothels and legalized escort services. Marijuana? By Federal Law, it's a Class 1 (''highly'' illegal) substance. But there are several states (Washington and Colorado as the vanguards) where marijuana is sold in licensed retail shops. Another case was where a lesbian couple were legally married in one state, but moved to another, and couldn't get a divorce because that state didn't acknowledge the marriage. This patchwork of state laws creates plenty of business and headaches for the federal court system, which sometimes has to decide which state's law trumps the other.
24th Apr '16 10:38:27 AM Allronix
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* Something that can throw foreign visitors is that the individual state governments have a lot more authority and jurisdiction over their affairs than in most places. Prostitution is illegal in most states, but Nevada has some (tightly regulated) brothels and legalized escort services. Marijuana? By Federal Law, it's a Class 1 (''highly'' illegal) substance. But there are several states (Washington and Colorado as the vanguards) where marijuana is sold in licensed retail shops. This patchwork of state laws creates plenty of business for the federal court system, which sometimes has to decide which state's law trumps the other.
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