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Balkanized North America

Posted on the 28 August 2011 by Mikeb302000
Balkanized North America
Another Matthew White Creation

What is the most fragmented that North America could have been? There are several plausible scenarios (some based on different patterns of settlement fr Europe, others on different fracture lines) but I chose 1787 as the point of divergence from real history. In this alternate reality, the westward expansion of the Anglo-American people proceeded pretty much as it did in our reality, but the United States government just couldn't keep up. Every national identity crisis resolved itself in favor of the separatists instead.

I can also recommend Perotista Revolution! American Civil War of the 1990s--What if the anti-government forces of the 1990s had risen in rebellion...
The most likely outcome of a war between the Feds and the extreme right is that the extreme right is crushed like bugs, even before the network news anchors can move their mobile newsdesks, satellite link-ups and tactical hairdryers out to the battlefield. To make it more interesting, however, let's suppose that there are enough rebels to make it drag on awhile.

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