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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect'', there's a brief mention than there was a civil war in USA after they annexed Canada and Mexico.

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect'', there's a brief mention than that there was a second civil war in USA after they annexed it merged with Canada and Mexico.Mexico to form the "United North American States" in 2096. The fighting was instigated by secessionist groups who opposed the union and blew up the Statue of Liberty.
* The backstory for ''VideoGame/Cyberpunk2077'' reveals that sometime before 2070, there was a civil war between the New United States, a dictatorship established after a calamitous series of corporate wars dragged the original US into the third world, and several secessionist states. Night City, the game's principal setting, emerged as an independent, corporation-ruled city-state.


Subtrope of DividedStatesOfAmerica and CivilWar and can easily lead to many DifferentStatesOfAmerica tropes. Can set the stage for examples of RussiaCalledTheyWantAlaskaBack and MexicoCalledTheyWantTexasBack. May result from OppressiveStatesOfAmerica and may lead to FallenStatesOfAmerica.

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Subtrope of DividedStatesOfAmerica DividedStatesOfAmerica, PossibleWar and CivilWar and can easily lead to many DifferentStatesOfAmerica tropes. Can set the stage for examples of RussiaCalledTheyWantAlaskaBack and MexicoCalledTheyWantTexasBack. May result from OppressiveStatesOfAmerica and may lead to FallenStatesOfAmerica.


* In an AlternateHistory timeline ''Literature/{{Reds}}'', the Second American Civil War is fought in 1933 between the Government of National Salvation of Douglas [=MacArthur=], who took power by overthrowing the Socialist President-elect Norman Thomas in a MilitaryCoup, and the Communist-dominated Popular Front. The war ends with the Red victory, leading to the establishment of the Union of American Socialist Republics, the foremost Communist power along with the Soviet Union.

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* In an AlternateHistory the Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom timeline ''Literature/{{Reds}}'', the Second American Civil War is fought in 1933 between the Government of National Salvation of Douglas [=MacArthur=], who took power by overthrowing the Socialist President-elect Norman Thomas in a MilitaryCoup, and the Communist-dominated Popular Front. The war ends with the Red victory, leading to the establishment of the Union of American Socialist Republics, the foremost Communist power along with the Soviet Union.


* The ''Literature/HaloEvolutions'' story ''The Impossible Life and Possible Death of Preston J. Cole'' uses the term "the first American Civil War", [[ImpliedTrope implying that the US fell into at least one more civil war between the present day and the 26th century, though any such events aren't actually depicted.]]

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* The ''Literature/HaloEvolutions'' story ''The Impossible Life and Possible Death of Preston J. Cole'' uses the term "the first American Civil War", War" without actually depicting any such events, [[ImpliedTrope implying implying]] that the US fell into at least one more civil war between the present day and the 26th century, though any such events aren't actually depicted.]]century.


* In the backstory of ''{{Literature/Unwind}}'', a Second American Civil War happens over abortion. It ends with the compromise allowing "unwinding" - kids canât be touched before birth but can be taken apart to harvest body parts during their teen years.

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* In the backstory of ''{{Literature/Unwind}}'', a Second American Civil War happens over abortion. It ends with the compromise allowing "unwinding" - kids canât cannot be touched before birth but can be taken apart to harvest body parts during their teen years.


* In the ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'' universe there was a Second American Civil War when Washington D.C was destroyed by a villain known as ''the Maker'' (a.k.a [[spoiler:Reed Richards]]) with the most liberal and conservative states starting to either fight each other or declare their independence from the Union.

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* In the ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'' universe there was a Second American Civil War when Washington D.C was destroyed by a villain known as ''the Maker'' (a.k.a [[spoiler:Reed Richards]]) ''ComicBook/TheMaker'' with the most liberal and conservative states starting to either fight each other or declare their independence from the Union.


** In the other, FDR is defeated and his opponents ally with the Silver Legion to try solidify their power via voter intimidation and other shady practices. Seeing this as a sort of "soft coup", FDR and the progressive wings of the Democratic and Republican parties, calling themselves the Constitutionalists, start a civil war, while Douglas [=MacArthur=] assumes command of the Loyalist forces. If the Loyalists are victorious, [=MacArthur=] can retain power or the Loyalists can establish a new Confederacy under the rule of William Dudley Pelley, Charles Lindburgh, or if the Kaiser has been restored in Germany, an architect named Adam Hilt, who is very definitely not an exiled UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler in disguise. After which, the new far-right regime can [[AmericaTakesOverTheWorld attempt to leverage the vast American economy and population into world conquest.]]

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** In the other, FDR is defeated in the 1936 elections and his opponents ally with the Silver Legion to try solidify their power via voter intimidation and other shady practices. Seeing this as a sort of "soft coup", FDR and the progressive wings of the Democratic and Republican parties, calling themselves the Constitutionalists, start a civil war, while Douglas [=MacArthur=] assumes command of the Loyalist forces. If the Loyalists are victorious, [=MacArthur=] can retain power or the Loyalists can establish a new Confederacy under the rule of William Dudley Pelley, Charles Lindburgh, or if the Kaiser has been restored in Germany, an architect named Adam Hilt, who is very definitely not an exiled UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler in disguise. After which, the new far-right regime can [[AmericaTakesOverTheWorld attempt to leverage the vast American economy and population into world conquest.]]

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* ''Film/ChildrenOfMen'' takes place in a world where no human child has been born for twenty years and humanity faces extinction. While the film's setting, Britain, has mostly held together in the face of this existential crisis, in the background America has become engulfed in internal conflict and militias have seized several cities.





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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Back To The Pilot", Brian warns his past self about 9/11 during a time travel adventure to the first episode of the series, leading to him preventing the destruction of the World Trade Center. [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct As a consequence]], George W Bush loses his re-election campaign and instead ends up leading several southern states into forming a second Confederacy and seceding from the U.S. This spirals into a second Civil War and eventually reduces the East Coast to an irradiated wasteland.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Back "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS10E5BackToThePilot Back To The Pilot", Pilot]]", Brian warns his past self about 9/11 during a time travel adventure to the first episode of the series, leading to him preventing the destruction of the World Trade Center. [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct As a consequence]], George W Bush loses his re-election campaign and instead ends up leading several southern states into forming a second Confederacy and seceding from the U.S. This spirals into a second Civil War and eventually reduces the East Coast to an irradiated wasteland.


* The opening vignettes of ''Podcast/ItCouldHappenHere'' depict life in the United States during a multi-polar civil war between Secessionists, Christian Dominionists, Left-Wing Extremists, and American Loyalists. The overall framing of the war is much less like the clashing armies of the First American Civil War and much more like the asymmetric "fourth-generation warfare" of the Syrian Civil War.

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* The opening vignettes of ''Podcast/ItCouldHappenHere'' depict life in the United States during a multi-polar civil war between Secessionists, Christian Dominionists, Left-Wing Extremists, and American Loyalists. The overall framing of the war is much less like the clashing armies of the First American Civil War and much more like the asymmetric "fourth-generation warfare" of the Syrian Civil War. The first season of the series goes on to explore what a [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2024]] Second American Civil War might look like and what weapons and tactics might and might not be used in such a civil war.


May simply be {{implied| trope}} by a work referring to the historical American Civil War as the ''First'' American Civil War.

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May simply be {{implied| trope}} by a work referring to [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar the historical American Civil War War]] as the ''First'' American Civil War.


* The USA splitting into three countries is part of the history of both ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'' and ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' but whether Imperial Americana and the [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp Soviet]]-American Alliance were let go peacefully after [[WorldWarIII World War IV]] or there was a war seems to depend on the adaptation.
** In ''Anime/GhostInTheShellSAC2045'' Imperial Americana is engaged in AI-driven "sustainable war" along with the other world powers for the purpose of propping up the military-industrial complex that is now the only functional sector of the economy. However there are fears that the existing conflicts could spiral into a full-blown civil war, with the NSA suspecting the emergent "posthumans" as behind it.

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* The USA splitting into three countries is part of the history of both ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'' and ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' but whether Imperial Americana and the [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp Soviet]]-American Alliance were let go peacefully after [[WorldWarIII [[WorldWarWhatever World War IV]] or there was a war seems to depend on the adaptation.
** * In ''Anime/GhostInTheShellSAC2045'' Imperial Americana is engaged in AI-driven "sustainable war" along with the other world powers for the purpose of propping up the military-industrial complex that is now the only functional sector of the economy. However there are fears that the existing conflicts could spiral into a full-blown civil war, with the NSA suspecting the emergent "posthumans" as behind it.

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* In an AlternateHistory timeline ''Literature/{{Reds}}'', the Second American Civil War is fought in 1933 between the Government of National Salvation of Douglas [=MacArthur=], who took power by overthrowing the Socialist President-elect Norman Thomas in a MilitaryCoup, and the Communist-dominated Popular Front. The war ends with the Red victory, leading to the establishment of the Union of American Socialist Republics, the foremost Communist power along with the Soviet Union.

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