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21st Sep '16 7:46:12 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Literature/TheFalconCannotHear'' sees a whole lot of this once the [[AlternateHistory Second American Civil War]] kicks off:
** A military government lead by Army Chief of Staff Douglas [=MacArthur=], nicknamed the Khakis, which controls Washington D.C., the Rockies, and the overseas possessions. [[spoiler:After [=MacArthur=] dies during a hurricane, the Whites seize D.C., the Japanese occupy the Pacific territories, a Filipino corps stationed in Alaska begins a revolt against the Khakis there, and several Generals and Admirals become independent warlords, with Admiral Ernest King leading a rump loyalist faction out of the Alaskan Panhandle. Most of the warlords eventually align themselves with the Red Oak Pact as the war draws to a close.]]
** The American Soviet Republic, lead by Communist Party General-Secretary Earl Browder, which controls a stretch of land from their capital at Chicago to New York City. [[spoiler:The east coast Soviets, feeling that Browder is too authoritarian, eventually split and form the American Workers Collective, forming an anti-fascist Popular Front with the Blues. The ASR proper joins the Popular Front after a coup, but turns against it once the Whites are all but defeated. Their defeat to the Red Oak Pact/Popular Front marks the end of the Second Civil War.]]
** The Whites, lead by Huey Long, are a collection of conservative and fascist groups composed of an official government and military under Long, and several paramilitary groups (ranging from the KKK and openly fascist groups to Businessmen's Associations, essentially armed Hoover Republicans) with strong influence over local governments. They control the South, Texas, parts of the Southwest, and eastern New England, with their capital in Montgomery, Alabama. [[spoiler:They seize Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia after the Khakis' leadership is decapitated, but a failed coup by a group of generals fearing the growth of fascist influence causes the fascists to effectively take over. New England defects to the Continental Congress as a result, and between that, the ASR joining the Popular Front, and the fascists' dysfunctional leadership, the Whites fall apart and are soon overrun.]]
** The Provisional Government, also called the Blues, lead by John L. Lewis. A coalition of liberals and democratic socialists, they control the upper Midwest, upstate New York, western New England, and the West Coast, with their capital in St. Paul, Minnesota. [[spoiler:They form an alliance with the Continental Congress known as the Red Oak Pact, and later one with the AWC called the Popular Front. With Canadian backing, the Red Oak Pact/Popular Front defeats the Whites and then the ASR, winning the civil war.]]
** The Continental Congress, also called the Greens, lead by Milo Reno. Composed of Midwestern farmers who don't like any of the other factions, they control the Great Plains from Montana to Oklahoma. [[spoiler:They align themselves with the Blues in the Red Oak Pact, and count themselves among the winners.]]
** And several other independent groups:
*** William Langer, Governor of North Dakota, has declared secession from the Union. [[spoiler:He's eventually brought to heel by Canada.]]
*** Sumner Sewell, Governor of Maine. While not declaring secession, he cooperates closely with Canada and aligns himself with whichever (American) group gives him the most independence. [[spoiler:He eventually sides with the Continental Congress, with White New England surrendering to him after they defect to the Red Oak Pact. Post-war, Maine (which now controls most of New England east of the Connecticut River) enjoys a great deal of autonomy within the Third Republic.]]
*** The B.R.O.W.N. (Banner Revolutionary Organisation of Willing Negroes), a guerrilla group operating in White territory. [[spoiler:This causes the Whites to begin putting blacks in concentration camps where over a million of them die of disease and starvation. As the Whites fall apart, they align with the Red Oak Pact/Popular Front, and after the war, the former states of Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia are merged into the autonomous black state of New Africa.]]
*** Henry Ford, who controls Detroit as his own personal fiefdom using army troops and mercenaries. [[spoiler:He's eventually defeated by the Blues.]]
19th Sep '16 6:37:29 PM LinTaylor
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** The nations are more clearly defined in the [[AllThereInTheManual artbook]] ''Turn A Gundam Art Works''. Inglessia is roughly everything north and east of Ohio, while Luziana is everything from its Western border to the Western border of "MIMAL"[[note]]Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana[[/note]]. There are also regions named Tejas, Floria, and Cuppa; the region consisting of Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas goes unnamed.
18th Sep '16 4:22:23 PM ChrysKelly
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* The webserial ''Literature/{{Sanctioned}}'' briefly mentions that America has split into God's Beloved Chosen America, and the United Northern States of America. As it's set in Scotland, not much is said about things in America.
18th Sep '16 7:58:52 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Series/TheLastShip'': In Season 3, it's shown that in an attempt to bring stability to [[AfterTheEnd post-plague]] America whilst the federal government is rebuilt almost from scratch, President Michener has had the 48 contiguous states divided into five semi-autonomous territories (Northeast, South, Midwest, Southwest, Northwest) controlled by local leaders who report to the new capital district surrounding St. Louis. This is somewhat of a downplayed example, as it's meant to be a temporary measure until a new Congress can be elected... Or at least, that's the plan, until [[spoiler: the regional leaders stage [[TheCoup a coup]], killing Michener and deposing Vice-President Oliver, in order to dissolve the Union and formally turn their territories into their own fiefdoms, with the treacherous White House Chief of Staff trying to get St. Louis as her own city-state as her price for planning the coup]]. Things get a little more complicated from there, as [[spoiler: the Northwest leader [[HeelRealization gets cold feet]] and is [[RedemptionEqualsDeath killed for it]], leading to the Southwest leader absorbing his territory, only for [[TwentyFifthAmendment President]] Oliver and the ''Nathan James'' crew to lead a counter-coup and arrest him, turning the whole West Coast into TheRemnant of the actual US.]]

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* ''Series/TheLastShip'': In Season 3, it's shown that in an attempt to bring stability to [[AfterTheEnd post-plague]] America whilst the federal government is rebuilt almost from scratch, President Michener has had the 48 contiguous states divided into five semi-autonomous territories (Northeast, South, Midwest, Southwest, Northwest) controlled by local leaders who report to the new capital district surrounding St. Louis. This is somewhat of a downplayed example, as it's meant to be a temporary measure until a new Congress can be elected... Or at least, that's the plan, until [[spoiler: the regional leaders stage [[TheCoup a coup]], killing Michener and deposing Vice-President Oliver, in order to dissolve the Union and formally turn their territories into their own fiefdoms, with the treacherous White House Chief of Staff trying to get St. Louis as her own city-state as her price for planning the coup]]. Things get a little more complicated from there, as [[spoiler: the Northwest leader [[HeelRealization gets cold feet]] and is [[RedemptionEqualsDeath killed for it]], leading to the Southwest leader absorbing his territory, only for [[TwentyFifthAmendment President]] Oliver and the ''Nathan James'' crew to lead a counter-coup and arrest him, turning the whole West Coast into TheRemnant of the actual US.]]]] These complications are resolved by the end of the season, as [[spoiler: the other conspirators are captured or killed, allowing Oliver to regain total control of the country]].
** It's also worth mentioning that aside from an implication that Hawaii is under Naval control, there's no mention of the status of either it or Alaska.
10th Sep '16 4:09:33 AM TheCometKing
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* Literature/{Unsong} Is set in the "Untied States of America" (sic). The release of [[BrownNote the Broadcast]] by the forces of hell via Nixon caused, the collapse of the American federal government. The United States proper still exists, but controls only the east coast. Independent countries include the California Republic, the Texas Republic, the Salish Free State, and the Oklahoma Ochlocracy. The Midwest is an anarchic land ruled by feudal warlords. The American Southwest and northern Mexico were ruled by the Comet King, and have since been mostly usurped by the Other King, but not until after the Comet King and Regan formed the Untied States as an European Union equivalent.

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* Literature/{Unsong} Is ''Literature/{{Unsong}}'' is set in the "Untied States of America" (sic). (sic), an EU style federation of sovereign countries. The release of [[BrownNote the Broadcast]] by the forces of hell hell, via Nixon caused, Nixon, caused the collapse of the American federal government. The United States proper still exists, but controls only the east coast. Independent countries include the California Republic, the Texas Republic, the Salish Free State, and the Oklahoma Ochlocracy. The Midwest is an anarchic land ruled by feudal warlords. The American Southwest and northern Mexico were ruled by the Comet King, and have since been mostly usurped by the Other King, but not until after the Comet King and Regan formed the Untied States as an European Union equivalent.King.
10th Sep '16 4:06:43 AM TheCometKing
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* Literature/{Unsong} Is set in the "Untied States of America" (sic). The release of [[BrownNote the Broadcast]] by the forces of hell via Nixon caused, the collapse of the American federal government. The United States proper still exists, but controls only the east coast. Independent countries include the California Republic, the Texas Republic, the Salish Free State, and the Oklahoma Ochlocracy. The Midwest is an anarchic land ruled by feudal warlords. The American Southwest and northern Mexico were ruled by the Comet King, and have since been mostly usurped by the Other King, but not until after the Comet King and Regan formed the Untied States as an European Union equivalent.
5th Sep '16 5:34:59 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Series/TheLastShip'': In Season 3, it's shown that in an attempt to bring stability to [[AfterTheEnd post-plague]] America whilst the federal government is rebuilt almost from scratch, President Michener has had the country divided into five semi-autonomous territories (Northeast, South, Midwest, Southwest, Northwest) controlled by local leaders who report to the new capital district surrounding St. Louis. This somewhat of a downplayed example, as it's meant to be a temporary measure until a new Congress can be elected. [[spoiler: At least, that's the plan, until the regional leaders stage [[TheCoup a coup]] in order to dissolve the Union and formally turn their territories into their own fiefdoms.]]

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* ''Series/TheLastShip'': In Season 3, it's shown that in an attempt to bring stability to [[AfterTheEnd post-plague]] America whilst the federal government is rebuilt almost from scratch, President Michener has had the country 48 contiguous states divided into five semi-autonomous territories (Northeast, South, Midwest, Southwest, Northwest) controlled by local leaders who report to the new capital district surrounding St. Louis. This is somewhat of a downplayed example, as it's meant to be a temporary measure until a new Congress can be elected. [[spoiler: At elected... Or at least, that's the plan, until [[spoiler: the regional leaders stage [[TheCoup a coup]] coup]], killing Michener and deposing Vice-President Oliver, in order to dissolve the Union and formally turn their territories into their own fiefdoms.fiefdoms, with the treacherous White House Chief of Staff trying to get St. Louis as her own city-state as her price for planning the coup]]. Things get a little more complicated from there, as [[spoiler: the Northwest leader [[HeelRealization gets cold feet]] and is [[RedemptionEqualsDeath killed for it]], leading to the Southwest leader absorbing his territory, only for [[TwentyFifthAmendment President]] Oliver and the ''Nathan James'' crew to lead a counter-coup and arrest him, turning the whole West Coast into TheRemnant of the actual US.]]
22nd Aug '16 1:40:26 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Series/TheLastShip'': In Season 3, it's shown that in an attempt to bring stability to [[AfterTheEnd post-plague]] America whilst the federal government is rebuilt almost from scratch, President Michener has had the country divided into five semi-autonomous territories (Northeast, South, Midwest, Southwest, Northwest) controlled by local leaders who report to the new capital district surrounding St. Louis. This somewhat of a downplayed example, as it's meant to be a temporary measure until a new Congress can be elected. [[spoiler: At least, that's the plan, until the regional leaders stage [[TheCoup a coup]] in order to dissolve the Union and formally turn their territories into their own fiefdoms.]]
16th Aug '16 6:56:21 AM SolariusScorch
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* ''VideGame/{{Piratez}}'' take place several hundred years in the future, and the former USA are divided into several large countries. [[Main/CrapsackWorld None of them a nice place to live.]]
11th Aug '16 5:38:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* Most Creator/ParadoxInteractive games include ahistorical "revolter nations" in case you badly mismanage your empire or get conquered. In ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis'' these include Quebec and Louisiana, and HeartsOfIron includes California, Texas and a reinstated Confederacy. Their ideology is technically dependent on what ideology an eventual occupier who wishes to partition the USA has, but the Confederacy ministers are all fascist, the Texas ministers are all paternal autocrat, and the California ministers are all social democrat. Other nations can be similarly divided (like Russia, China and large sections of the British Empire)

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* Most Creator/ParadoxInteractive games include ahistorical "revolter nations" in case you badly mismanage your empire or get conquered. In ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis'' these include Quebec and Louisiana, and HeartsOfIron ''VideoGame/HeartsOfIron'' includes California, Texas and a reinstated Confederacy. Their ideology is technically dependent on what ideology an eventual occupier who wishes to partition the USA has, but the Confederacy ministers are all fascist, the Texas ministers are all paternal autocrat, and the California ministers are all social democrat. Other nations can be similarly divided (like Russia, China and large sections of the British Empire)
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