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* UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks: The US Military is obviously a faction in the war.

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* UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks: The US Military is obviously a faction in the war.war.
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* DividedStatesOfAmerica: The entire point of the podcast is to explore the current (as of 2019) political divide and ask "what if it became bloody?" The work goes out of its way to point out that more likely than not, a new civil war would be more like the Syrian Civil War, with multiple factions all fighting each other, with an increasingly oppressive and desperate federal government attempting to keep control.

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* DividedStatesOfAmerica: The entire point of the podcast is to explore the current (as of 2019) political divide and ask "what if it became bloody?" The work goes out of its way to point out that more likely than not, a new civil war would be more like the Syrian Civil War, with multiple small factions of all political stripes all fighting each other, with an increasingly oppressive and desperate federal government attempting to keep control.

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* TheElitesJumpShip: The narrator notes that American elites would be some of the first people to become refugees and the ones who would have the least amount of problems, being able to buy passage out of the country and visas in Canada or Europe.


* FallenStatesOfAmerica: In the hypothetical narration presented, before the war, the US wasn't doing so hot; having its economy wrecked by a massive economic downturn. Of course, the war eventually results in its death; leading behind a mixture of impoverished new nations in its wake with an uncertain future.

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* FallenStatesOfAmerica: In the hypothetical narration presented, before the war, the US wasn't doing so hot; having its economy wrecked by a massive economic downturn. Of course, the war eventually results in its death; leading leaving behind a mixture of impoverished new nations in its wake with an uncertain future.


''It Could Happen Here'' is a 2019 podcast created by Robert Evans of {{Website/Cracked}} fame. Evans' podcast looks at potential disasters and events and examines what their fallout could be, laying out what happens as each domino falls. The first season examines the political divide in the United States that was intensified by the 2016 elections, and does a WhatIf on the idea if the divisions were to spiral into a [[DividedStatesOfAmerica full-out civil war.]]

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''It Could Happen Here'' is a 2019 podcast created by Robert Evans of {{Website/Cracked}} fame. Evans' podcast looks at potential disasters and events and examines what their fallout could be, laying out what happens as each domino falls. The first season examines the political divide in the United States that was intensified by the 2016 elections, and does a WhatIf on the idea if the divisions were to spiral into a [[DividedStatesOfAmerica [[SecondAmericanCivilWar full-out civil war.]]


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* SecondAmericanCivilWar: The opening vignettes 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 and the first season focuses on the theme.


* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: The various militia groups in the narration are by no means angels, especially the Christian Dominionists. Evans states that an actual 2nd American Civil War would have multiple factions at play; nothing like the first civil war.

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* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: The various militia groups in the narration are by no means angels, especially the Christian Dominionists. Evans states that an actual 2nd American Civil War would have multiple factions at play; involved; nothing like the first civil war.


* MeleeATrois: Unlike the historical civil war with two distinct sides, the hypothetical one has multiple right-wing militia groups, left-wing groups, and what have you all fighting in the divided United States, along with a harried federal government trying to keep control.

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* MeleeATrois: Unlike the historical civil war with two distinct sides, the hypothetical one has multiple right-wing militia groups, left-wing groups, and what have you all fighting in the divided United States, along with a harried federal government trying to keep control.all fighting with and against each other in the divided United States.


* UsefulNotes/CanucksWithChinooks: The Canadian military comes into play at border crossings as the refugee situation from the US gets worse and worse. The narration points out that the expected Canadian politeness isn't here, after a religious terrorist attack carried out by Christian Dominionist forces in Toronto. Another episode points out that separatist forces are being armed by the Canadian government, although it's never confirmed..

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* UsefulNotes/CanucksWithChinooks: The Canadian military comes into play at border crossings as the refugee situation from the US gets worse and worse. The narration points out that the expected Canadian politeness isn't here, after a religious terrorist attack carried out by Christian Dominionist forces in Toronto. Another episode points out that separatist forces are being armed by the Canadian government, although it's never confirmed..confirmed.


''It Could Happen Here'' is a 2019 podcast created by Robert Evans of {{Website/Cracked}} fame. Evans' podcast looks at the political divide in the United States that was intensified by the 2016 elections, and does a WhatIf on the idea if the divisions were to spiral into a [[DividedStatesOfAmerica full-out civil war.]]

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''It Could Happen Here'' is a 2019 podcast created by Robert Evans of {{Website/Cracked}} fame. Evans' podcast looks at potential disasters and events and examines what their fallout could be, laying out what happens as each domino falls. The first season examines the political divide in the United States that was intensified by the 2016 elections, and does a WhatIf on the idea if the divisions were to spiral into a [[DividedStatesOfAmerica full-out civil war.]]


* DownerEnding: The narration told from episode to episode ends like this. While you survive the war, many of your friends and family do not, and you end up working as a border guard in a new nation in the Pacific Northwest. While the nation you end up in is doing ''sorta'' ok, at least by the standards of the new world, what is left of the American South is reduced to effectively a third world nation lead by religious fanatics. As for the rest of the world, since the US functioned as one of the largest exporters of food, the loss of it results in worldwide famines, which are NOT helped by global climate change. Most nations in the wake of the former US are considered [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Failed_state failed states]].

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* DownerEnding: The narration told from episode to episode ends like this. While you survive the war, many of your friends and family do not, and you end up working as a border guard in a new nation in the Pacific Northwest. While the nation you end up in is doing ''sorta'' ok, at least by the standards of the new world, what is left of the American South is reduced to effectively a third world nation lead led by religious fanatics. As for the rest of the world, since the US functioned as one of the largest exporters of food, the loss of it results in worldwide famines, which are NOT helped by global climate change. Most nations in the wake of the former US are considered [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Failed_state failed states]].


* DownerEnding: The narration told from episode to episode ends like this. While you survive the war, you end up working as a border guard in a new nation in the Pacific Northwest. While the nation you end up in is doing ''sorta'' ok, at least by the standards of the new world, what is left of the American South is reduced to effectively a third world nation lead by religious fanatics. As for the rest of the world, since the US functioned as one of the largest exporters of food, the loss of it results in worldwide famines, which are NOT helped by global climate change. Most nations in the wake of the former US are considered [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Failed_state failed states]].

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* DownerEnding: The narration told from episode to episode ends like this. While you survive the war, many of your friends and family do not, and you end up working as a border guard in a new nation in the Pacific Northwest. While the nation you end up in is doing ''sorta'' ok, at least by the standards of the new world, what is left of the American South is reduced to effectively a third world nation lead by religious fanatics. As for the rest of the world, since the US functioned as one of the largest exporters of food, the loss of it results in worldwide famines, which are NOT helped by global climate change. Most nations in the wake of the former US are considered [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Failed_state failed states]].


* ANuclearError: One episode points out that while it is unlikely for the US government to deploy nuclear weapons on US soil. However, it is very possible for such a weapon to fall out of US control by sheer incompetence and into the hands of the many rogue factions during the war, citing actual incidents from military divisions that control nuclear arms.

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* ANuclearError: One episode points out that while it is unlikely for the US government to deploy nuclear weapons on US soil. However, it is very possible for such a weapon to fall out of US control by sheer incompetence ''sheer incompetence'' and into the hands of the many rogue factions during the war, citing actual incidents from military divisions that control nuclear arms.


* AnarchyIsChaos: Both played straight and....averted. While the fall of the US government results in large amounts of chaos in the land, Evans also details how chaos wouldn't necessarily come with a pull out of the US government. He also cites a real-life event during Hurricane Katrina where relief workers were expecting chaos, but ended up finding very little violence and destruction save for the hurricane. The narration details your city being abandoned by the US government, and life becoming....semi-normal afterwards. Until the [[KnightTemplar Dominionist forces]] show up of course.

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* AnarchyIsChaos: Both played straight and....averted. While in the narration the fall of the US government results in large amounts of chaos in the land, Evans also details how chaos wouldn't necessarily come with it's not a pull out of the US government. guarantee that a government pullout would turn into a Hobbesian nightmare. He also cites a real-life event during Hurricane Katrina where relief workers were expecting chaos, hell, but ended up finding very little violence and destruction save for the hurricane. The narration narration, details your city being abandoned by the US government, and life becoming....semi-normal afterwards. Until the [[KnightTemplar Dominionist forces]] show up of course.



* MeleeATrois: Unlike the historical civil war with two distinct sides, the hypothetical ones has multiple right-wing militia groups, left-wing groups, and what have you all fighting in the divided United States, with a harried federal government trying to keep control.

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* MeleeATrois: Unlike the historical civil war with two distinct sides, the hypothetical ones one has multiple right-wing militia groups, left-wing groups, and what have you all fighting in the divided United States, along with a harried federal government trying to keep control.


''It Could Happen Here'' is a 2019 podcast created by Robert Evans of {{Website/Cracked}} fame. Evans' podcast looks at the political divide in the United States that was intensified by the 2016 elections, and does a WhatIf on the idea if the political divide were to spiral into a [[DividedStatesOfAmerica full-out civil war.]]

Citing actual civil wars that are currently going on, along with other trends seen, the podcast details how such a war would realistically look like in the US, and what factions would be in play during such an event.

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''It Could Happen Here'' is a 2019 podcast created by Robert Evans of {{Website/Cracked}} fame. Evans' podcast looks at the political divide in the United States that was intensified by the 2016 elections, and does a WhatIf on the idea if the political divide divisions were to spiral into a [[DividedStatesOfAmerica full-out civil war.]]

Citing actual civil wars that are currently going on, along with other trends seen, the podcast details how such a war would realistically look like in the US, and what factions would be in play active during such an event.


* EnemyMine: A couple episodes discuss how right-wing insurgencies and left-wing insurgencies could possibly set aside their differences for trading purposes. One episodes talks about left-wing insurgents trading drone equipment for firearms from right-wing insurgents. The episode ''How to Murder a City'' discusses the US government allying with ruthless militia groups in an effort to regain control in contested areas.

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* EnemyMine: A couple episodes discuss how right-wing insurgencies and left-wing insurgencies could possibly set aside their differences for trading purposes. One episodes episode talks about left-wing insurgents trading drone equipment for firearms from right-wing insurgents. The episode ''How to Murder a City'' discusses the US government allying with ruthless militia groups in an effort to regain control in contested areas.

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