History Main / FallenStatesOfAmerica

18th Jun '17 8:32:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle'', by Creator/PhilipKDick. America loses UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo and is divvied up by the Axis powers.

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* ''Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle'', by Creator/PhilipKDick. America loses UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and is divvied up by the Axis powers.



* In Fyodor Berezin's ''Red Stars'' trilogy, the Parallel!USA is barely hanging on against the expanded Parallel!USSR, and the two superpowers (if the US can still be called one) even occasionally trade nuclear blows (mostly of the tactical variety). It should be noted that the Parallel!USA is a military dictatorship, having been in this state pretty much since WorldWarTwo, when the Parallel!USSR crushes Nazi Germany in under 2 years and continues taking over (sorry, ''liberating'') countries.

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* In Fyodor Berezin's ''Red Stars'' trilogy, the Parallel!USA is barely hanging on against the expanded Parallel!USSR, and the two superpowers (if the US can still be called one) even occasionally trade nuclear blows (mostly of the tactical variety). It should be noted that the Parallel!USA is a military dictatorship, having been in this state pretty much since WorldWarTwo, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, when the Parallel!USSR crushes Nazi Germany in under 2 years and continues taking over (sorry, ''liberating'') countries.
18th Jun '17 6:38:52 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'': The US splinters into the Northern Confederacy/Victoria formerly New England, the New Confederacy in the South, Cascadia, Azania, a Neo-Nazi Wisconsin and the Rocky Mountain States form their own governments. This to escape growing unrest, an economic meltdown, genetically-engineered super-plagues and government control. Much of the book concerns the struggle against the Feds trying to hold everything together, and then the conflicts between US successor states.

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* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'': The US splinters into the Northern Confederacy/Victoria formerly (formerly New England, England), the New Confederacy in the South, crazed Neo-Pagan Cascadia, high-tech and StrawFeminist Azania, a Neo-Nazi Wisconsin and the Rocky Mountain States form their own governments. This to escape growing unrest, an economic meltdown, genetically-engineered super-plagues and government control. Much of the book concerns the struggle against the Feds trying to hold everything together, and then the conflicts between US successor states.states with the main focus of Victoria succeeding against the rest as well as violent Muslim conquerors all while using cells of militiamen (and the the fact that everyone else is incompetent).
17th Jun '17 9:59:34 AM nombretomado
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* KurtVonnegut's ''Literature/SlaughterhouseFive'' has the United States of the future bombed "by angry Chinamen" and [[BalkanizeMe Balkanized]] into a number of heavily-militarized zones so as not to be a threat to anyone.

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* KurtVonnegut's Creator/KurtVonnegut's ''Literature/SlaughterhouseFive'' has the United States of the future bombed "by angry Chinamen" and [[BalkanizeMe Balkanized]] into a number of heavily-militarized zones so as not to be a threat to anyone.
3rd May '17 6:54:40 AM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': The US has been replaced with the Republic of Gilead, a brutal fundamentalist dictatorship.
26th Apr '17 6:27:12 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': The US has been replaced with the Republic of Gilead, a brutal fundamentalist dictatorship.
18th Apr '17 7:42:04 AM ZimFan89
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12441674/1/The-War-of-the-Worlds-Gravity-Falls-Edition The War of the Worlds: Gravity Falls Edition]]'', the US is one of the primary countries invaded by the Martians. By the time they fall to native disease, they've successfully devastated much of the contiguous States, with millions of people dead or displaced, and certain regions reduced to implied anarchy and/or warlordism. It's specifically stated that the provisional government [[GovernmentInExile operating out of Hawaii]] needs full political and material support from the United Nations to hold things together and rebuild -- Ford at one point notes how surreal it is to see the once mighty superpower requiring aid from countries as small as ''South Korea'' just to get by.
29th Mar '17 5:40:06 PM Onlythrice
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* ''VideoGame/Civilization'': Since America has appeared in every version of the game, this can happen anytime they lose. Given that later versions make America a Mid-Late Game Power House and an expansionist, they tend to get very big, very early, and have little ways to specialize in defending themselves, this can often result.

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* ''VideoGame/Civilization'': ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'': Since America has appeared in every version of the game, this can happen anytime they lose. Given that later versions make America a Mid-Late Game Power House and an expansionist, they tend to get very big, very early, and have little ways to specialize in defending themselves, this can often result.
14th Mar '17 4:46:25 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'': The United States is in a what is the worst economical state it has ever been in its history, as implied by a conversation between two French civilians. The Grey Death has hit the nation hard, the majority of civilians encountered are homeless, many citizens are in active revolt, parts of Texas have been [[MexicoCalledTheyWantTexasBack conquered by the Russo-Mexican alliance,]] and the backstory explains the United States has been in the gutter ever since a massive earthquake sank a good chunk of the West Coast twenty years before the game starts, which along with new gun control legislation about twelve years afterwards, led to a [[DividedStatesOfAmerica second civil war]]. News articles read show that politicians still act like the nation is a superpower, but this is obviously no longer the case, with that honor now taken by [[ChinaTakesOverTheWorld China.]] [[spoiler: One ending has the US dissolve in the turmoil of the collapse, and the other it can be assumed that it's functions were absorbed in the JC-Helios government. If one doesn't reject Invisible War, it fell apart completely in the years during the Collapse.]]

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* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'': The United States is in a what is the worst economical state it has ever been in its history, as implied by a conversation between two French civilians. The Grey Death has hit the nation hard, the majority of civilians encountered are homeless, many citizens are in active revolt, parts of Texas have been [[MexicoCalledTheyWantTexasBack conquered by the Russo-Mexican alliance,]] and the backstory explains the United States has been in the gutter [[RegionalRedecoration ever since a massive earthquake sank a good chunk of the West Coast Coast]] twenty years before the game starts, which along with new gun control legislation about twelve years afterwards, led to a [[DividedStatesOfAmerica second civil war]]. News articles read show that politicians still act like the nation is a superpower, but this is obviously no longer the case, with that honor now taken by [[ChinaTakesOverTheWorld China.]] [[spoiler: One ending has the US dissolve in the turmoil of the collapse, and the other it can be assumed that it's functions were absorbed in the JC-Helios government. If one doesn't reject Invisible War, it fell apart completely in the years during the Collapse.]]
4th Mar '17 1:39:08 PM nombretomado
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* The setting of UsefulNotes/{{the Bronze Age|OfComicBooks}} MarvelComics version of ''[=Deathlok=]'' was a future United States where [[ANuclearError a limited nuclear war]] has left the country devastated, with roaming gangs and independent groups vying for control with factions and remnants of the CIA and the military.

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* The setting of UsefulNotes/{{the Bronze Age|OfComicBooks}} MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics version of ''[=Deathlok=]'' was a future United States where [[ANuclearError a limited nuclear war]] has left the country devastated, with roaming gangs and independent groups vying for control with factions and remnants of the CIA and the military.
28th Feb '17 9:40:03 AM hszmv1
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* ''VideoGame/Civilization'': Since America has appeared in every version of the game, this can happen anytime they lose. Given that later versions make America a Mid-Late Game Power House and an expansionist, they tend to get very big, very early, and have little ways to specialize in defending themselves, this can often result.
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