History Main / FallenStatesOfAmerica

5th Apr '18 6:29:43 AM Chabal2
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* ''ComicBook/JourJ'': In "Apocalypse sur le Texas", the Cuban missile crisis went hot, with the US and the USSR nuking each other. While the USSR was completely destroyed (and they couldn't be sure until several years after the incident due to the radioactivity), the habitable areas of the US are effectively independent territories split off from each other (led by, among others, Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger and Charlton Heston), with France and the UK being the only nuclear powers (in fact, the only ''world'' powers) left. The actual Texan Apocalypse referred to is caused by Heston's religious lunatics trying to launch unfired nukes in Texas, countered by a Franco-English landing. [[spoiler:In the end, the nukes wouldn't have launched because their fuel had been siphoned out years before.]]
19th Feb '18 1:39:09 PM 64SuperNintendo
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25th Jan '18 7:12:10 PM Discar
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->'''Captain Nately:''' ''What are you talking about? America's not going to be destroyed.''
->'''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?''
-->-- '''''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'''''

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->'''Captain Nately:''' ''What What are you talking about? America's not going to be destroyed.''
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Man in Whorehouse:''' ''Never? 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?''
Forever?
-->-- '''''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'''''
''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo''
10th Jan '18 2:28:26 AM Meyers07TheTroper
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* Not explicitly stated, but implied in order for the settings of open-world crime simulators like VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto and VideoGame/SaintsRow to exist. Both feature largely autonomous city-states run by criminal warlords with military-grade firepower fighting against systematically-corrupt and highly-militarized police forces, while the political leaders are even more cartoonishly corrupt than they are in real-life, approaching an odd mix between post-collapse former Soviet states and war-torn African nations.

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* Not explicitly stated, but implied in order for the settings of open-world crime simulators videogames where you play as a VillainProtagonist who did criminal acts, mostly WideOpenSandbox games, like VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto, VideoGame/SaintsRow, and VideoGame/SaintsRow Videogame/PAYDAY2 to exist. Both Those games feature largely autonomous city-states run by criminal warlords criminals with easy access to military-grade firepower fighting against systematically-corrupt and highly-militarized police forces, while the political leaders are even more cartoonishly corrupt than they are in real-life, approaching an odd mix between post-collapse former Soviet states and war-torn African nations.
2nd Jan '18 7:03:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Homefront}}'': Even before the Korean invasion, the United States was a mess, with gas prices skyrocketing, and the nation's states threatening to go to war with each other. Both Canada and Mexico closed their borders in order to stem the wave of refugees flooding in.

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* ''{{Homefront}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Homefront}}'': Even before the Korean invasion, the United States was a mess, with gas prices skyrocketing, and the nation's states threatening to go to war with each other. Both Canada and Mexico closed their borders in order to stem the wave of refugees flooding in.
28th Dec '17 5:03:25 AM Cryoclaste
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* Not explicitly stated, but implied in order for the settings of open-world crime simulators like GrandTheftAuto and SaintsRow to exist. Both feature largely autonomous city-states run by criminal warlords with military-grade firepower fighting against systematically-corrupt and highly-militarized police forces, while the political leaders are even more cartoonishly corrupt than they are in real-life, approaching an odd mix between post-collapse former Soviet states and war-torn African nations.

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* Not explicitly stated, but implied in order for the settings of open-world crime simulators like GrandTheftAuto VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto and SaintsRow VideoGame/SaintsRow to exist. Both feature largely autonomous city-states run by criminal warlords with military-grade firepower fighting against systematically-corrupt and highly-militarized police forces, while the political leaders are even more cartoonishly corrupt than they are in real-life, approaching an odd mix between post-collapse former Soviet states and war-torn African nations.
25th Nov '17 5:21:04 PM Kadorhal
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* Not explicitly stated, but implied in order for the settings of open-world crime simulators like GrandTheftAuto and SaintsRow to exist. Both feature largely autonomous city-states run by criminal warlords with military-grade firepower fighting against systematically-corrupt and highly-militarized police forces, while the political leaders are even more cartoonishly corrupt than they are in real-life, approaching an odd mix between post-colapse former Soviet states and war-torn African nations.
* The Nazis TakeOverTheWorld in ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'' and that includes America, topped off by dropping an [[NukeEm atomic bomb]] [[BigApplesauce on New York City.]] The rest of the country surrenders shortly after.

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* Not explicitly stated, but implied in order for the settings of open-world crime simulators like GrandTheftAuto and SaintsRow to exist. Both feature largely autonomous city-states run by criminal warlords with military-grade firepower fighting against systematically-corrupt and highly-militarized police forces, while the political leaders are even more cartoonishly corrupt than they are in real-life, approaching an odd mix between post-colapse post-collapse former Soviet states and war-torn African nations.
* The Nazis TakeOverTheWorld in ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'' and that includes America, topped off by dropping an [[NukeEm atomic bomb]] on [[BigApplesauce on New York City.]] The rest of the country surrenders shortly after. ''VideoGame/WolfensteinIITheNewColossus'' follows on as [[LaResistance the Kreisau Circle]] heads to America to liberate it from Nazi oppression - coming face to face with an America with such timeless media classics as ''Liesel'' (an ABoyAndHisX-style story about a young girl and her car-sized, fire-breathing RobotDog) and ''German or Else!'' (a game show testing contestants' knowledge about Germany - with anyone who fails a question being sent to a re-education camp) that is soon coming up on "Changeover Day" (the day when speaking English in America will be outlawed and [[AllCrimesAreEqual punishable by execution]]).
17th Oct '17 5:12:03 AM LordInsane
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* VideoGame/KaiserreichLegacyOfTheWeltkrieg (a mod for VideoGame/HeartsOfIron 2/Darkest Hour) has the USA in a bad state in the alternate 1930s of the game, with extremist factions both left and right rising, secessionist rumblings on the Pacific Coast, and the economy in a depression without an FDR-like inspirational figure amongst the democratic factions. Then comes a four-way civil war... though the end-result of that is likely to still be a powerful America, it just might be under the aegis of the Combined Syndicates of America or the American Union State rather than the USA. It really only sticks with this trope if the Pacific States of America wins (in which case the the rump USA established is a puppet state of the PSA) or if the USA becomes and remains a military dictatorship under [=MacArthur=] and then collapses into chaos upon the general's death (which leads to the USA splintering into several independent republics).

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* VideoGame/KaiserreichLegacyOfTheWeltkrieg (a mod for VideoGame/HeartsOfIron 2/Darkest Hour) Hour and Hearts of Iron 4) has the USA in a bad state in the alternate 1930s of the game, with extremist factions both left and right rising, secessionist rumblings on the Pacific Coast, and the economy in a depression without an FDR-like inspirational figure amongst the democratic factions. Then comes a four-way civil war... though the end-result of that is likely to still be a powerful America, it just might be under the aegis of the Combined Syndicates of America or the American Union State rather than the USA. It really only sticks with this trope if the Pacific States of America wins and goes for remaining the PSA (in which case the the rump USA established is a puppet state of the PSA) PSA -- the alternative is restoring the USA by becoming it) or if the USA becomes and remains a military dictatorship under [=MacArthur=] and then collapses into chaos upon the general's death (which leads to the USA splintering into several independent republics).
16th Oct '17 6:04:54 PM Elitegamer010
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* [[TurnOfTheMillennium For]] [[TheNewTens years]] that the United States since after 9/11 are rumored and even theorized by few political scientists to completely heading this with a side of some [[OppressiveStatesOfAmerica police state]] into it.
** This trope became even more popular due to then-current Trump administration being portrayed as using elements of what could be classified as authoritarianism and America becoming irrelevant in International level.

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* [[TurnOfTheMillennium For]] [[TheNewTens years]] that the United States since after 9/11 are rumored and even theorized by few political scientists to completely heading this with a side of some [[OppressiveStatesOfAmerica police state]] into it.
** This trope became even more popular due to then-current Trump administration being portrayed as using elements of what could be classified as authoritarianism and America becoming irrelevant in International level.

13th Oct '17 5:37:13 PM Jake18
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* In the AlternateHistory novel ''Literature/BringTheJubilee'' by Ward Moore, the US is defeated by the Confederate States of America in the civil war and subsequently spirals into poverty and political corruption.

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* In the AlternateHistory novel ''Literature/BringTheJubilee'' by Ward Moore, the US is defeated by the Confederate States of America in the civil war Civil War and subsequently spirals into poverty and political corruption.



* ''[[Literature/JulianComstock Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America]]'' is set in a dystopian future where, after a series of dramatic setbacks, the United States has slid backwards into a near-Third World country. Not only technologically, but ''culturally'' as well, meaning things like Slavery have cropped up again.

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* ''[[Literature/JulianComstock Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America]]'' is set in a dystopian future where, after a series of dramatic setbacks, the United States has slid backwards into to a near-Third World country.19th-century level. Not only technologically, but ''culturally'' as well, meaning things like Slavery have cropped up again.
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