History Main / DividedStatesOfAmerica

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.
6th Apr '16 5:30:10 AM Adept
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* Steve Jackson's Tabletop RPG ''CarWars'' features something like this in an AfterTheEnd of easy oil scenario. Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma fall away to become a spirited republic called "the Free Oil States" (convenient for the Austin-based Jackson), a theocracy, and a corporate plutocracy. Utah tries breaking away as well. Quebec makes a run for it from Canada, too.

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* Steve Jackson's Tabletop RPG ''CarWars'' ''TabletopGame/CarWars'' features something like this in an AfterTheEnd of easy oil scenario. Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma fall away to become a spirited republic called "the Free Oil States" (convenient for the Austin-based Jackson), a theocracy, and a corporate plutocracy. Utah tries breaking away as well. Quebec makes a run for it from Canada, too.
18th Mar '16 1:38:39 PM 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.

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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 Since it's a ''VideGame/MountAndBlade: Warband'' mod, the player character can join one of the factions, or create his own independant empire.
18th Mar '16 1:34:10 PM 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.
17th Mar '16 12:02:11 AM LordInsane
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* ''VideoGame/AfterTheEndACrusaderKingsIIMod'' takes place in a post-apocalyptic America where the United States is a distant memory, and new societies have evolved out of local cultures.

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* ''VideoGame/AfterTheEndACrusaderKingsIIMod'' takes place in a post-apocalyptic America where the United States is a distant memory, and new societies have evolved out of local cultures. There is an included submod that allows cobbling together an Empire of the United States, but it really only covers roughly the area of the Thirteen Colonies.
31st Jan '16 4:41:20 PM ZimFan89
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** 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 Jan '16 10:34:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Sliders}}'': Used this premise at ''least'' once for its alternate universe settings, resulting in a gunslinging, modern Republic of Texas.

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* ''{{Sliders}}'': ''Series/{{Sliders}}'': Used this premise at ''least'' once for its alternate universe settings, resulting in a gunslinging, modern Republic of Texas.



* ''{{Twilight 2000}}'' features a nuclear war occurring in the late '90s. The US government has been divided into "Milgov" and "Civgov" factions, but they really only control small areas of the country. The rest is in anarchy.

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* ''{{Twilight ''TabletopGame/{{Twilight 2000}}'' features a nuclear war occurring in the late '90s. The US government has been divided into "Milgov" and "Civgov" factions, but they really only control small areas of the country. The rest is in anarchy.
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