History Main / FallenStatesOfAmerica

19th May '16 10:32:52 AM Larkmarn
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* YMMV, but there are a number of places in America RIGHT NOW that are a lot like third world countries.
1st Mar '16 7:11:23 PM TheJrade1
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* YMMV, but there are a number of places in America RIGHT NOW that are a lot like third world countries.
5th Feb '16 10:12:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''BarbWire'' is a blatant ''{{Casablanca}}'' rip-off set in a dystopian future where continuous wars have turned the US into a third-world dictatorship with obvious Nazi overtones. It's telling when the protagonist demands that she be paid for the job in ''Canadian'' dollars, meaning American dollars aren't worth much, and everyone is trying to emigrate to Canada.

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* ''BarbWire'' ''Film/BarbWire'' is a blatant ''{{Casablanca}}'' ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' rip-off set in a dystopian future where continuous wars have turned the US into a third-world dictatorship with obvious Nazi overtones. It's telling when the protagonist demands that she be paid for the job in ''Canadian'' dollars, meaning American dollars aren't worth much, and everyone is trying to emigrate to Canada.
30th Jan '16 10:34:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* In [=GDW's=] ''{{Twilight 2000}}'', the US was shattered by a nuclear war in the late '90s. The government has fractured into two factions, "Civgov" and "Milgov" but most of the country is actually in anarchy. The follow-up game, ''{{2300 AD}}'', shows that the nation eventually recovers, though it does not regain super-power status.

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* In [=GDW's=] ''{{Twilight ''TabletopGame/{{Twilight 2000}}'', the US was shattered by a nuclear war in the late '90s. The government has fractured into two factions, "Civgov" and "Milgov" but most of the country is actually in anarchy. The follow-up game, ''{{2300 AD}}'', shows that the nation eventually recovers, though it does not regain super-power status.
27th Jan '16 7:55:44 PM Dravencour
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->''What are you talking about? America's not going to be destroyed.''
->''Never? [[AncientRome Rome]] was destroyed, [[AncientGreece Greece]] was destroyed, Persia was destroyed, Spain was destroyed. All great countries are destroyed. Why not yours? How much longer do you think your own country will last? Forever?''

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->''What ->'''Captain Nately:''' ''What are you talking about? America's not going to be destroyed.''
->''Never? ->'''Old Man in Whorehouse:''' ''Never? [[AncientRome Rome]] was destroyed, [[AncientGreece Greece]] was destroyed, Persia was destroyed, Spain was destroyed. All great countries are destroyed. Why not yours? How much longer do you think your own country will last? Forever?''
9th Jan '16 7:26:40 AM DonnyKD
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* TheGreatDepression was a low point not just for the US, but the entire world, But until [[spoiler:UsefulNotes/WorldWar2]] this quickly make it {{subverted}} as possible for United States and most rest of world after end of War.
8th Jan '16 3:10:19 PM eroock
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* The news reports in ''Film/ChildrenOfMen'' mention that the USA has collapsed, with a nuclear bomb going off in NYC, and militias taking control of the cities of Spokane, Cincinatti and Bozeman.
2nd Jan '16 8:32:46 PM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/ShatteredUnion'': Washington DC was destroyed by a nuclear attack killing everyone in the federal government, and the US had been divided into 6 factions, all plus the European Union vying to reunify the country in their terms.
** Not to mention Russia "taking back" Alaska.

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* ''VideoGame/ShatteredUnion'': Washington DC was destroyed by a nuclear attack killing everyone in the federal government, and the US had been divided into 6 factions, all plus the European Union vying to reunify the country in their terms.
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terms and not to mention [[RussiaCalledTheyWantAlaskaBack Russia "taking back" Alaska.Alaska]].
2nd Jan '16 7:31:13 PM Doug86
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** The [[AllInTheManual manual]] implies that the country was already in a downward spiral. The President effectively disqualifies all potential opponents and "wins" his re-election. The resulting riots on the West Coast cause the President to declare martial law and send in the military to put them down. Domestic terrorism is on the rise, resulting in the above-mentioned nuking. However, [[spoiler:it's revealed close to the end of the game that the whole thing was deliberately set up by the Russian President to cripple the US]].

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** The [[AllInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual manual]] implies that the country was already in a downward spiral. The President effectively disqualifies all potential opponents and "wins" his re-election. The resulting riots on the West Coast cause the President to declare martial law and send in the military to put them down. Domestic terrorism is on the rise, resulting in the above-mentioned nuking. However, [[spoiler:it's revealed close to the end of the game that the whole thing was deliberately set up by the Russian President to cripple the US]].
29th Nov '15 5:03:25 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': The Nations of North America and possibly the rest of the world have been gone for at least 175 years. The United States and it's Republic are even noted.
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