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Second War Between the States by YNot1989 Second War Between the States by YNot1989
This is an alternate version of my original Second American Civil War map: [link]

In 2011 Michigan becomes the first state in the Union to repeal collective bargaining rights for public employees. Michigan and Ohio follow shortly thereafter with more radical legislation that results in "Financial Marshal Law," across much of the states, breaking up private unions as well as public ones.

In 2012 Anti-Union legislation has passed in Florida, Virginia and Pennsylvania as well, destroying one of the last major sources of campaign donations for the Democratic Party, costing them the White House and the Senate.

In 2013 Herman Cain is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Having won with a strong backing from the most powerful business interests, Cain begins to lead the charge for more intense Union Busting. The same year the Republican controlled Congress, as well as a number of states, pass legislation that makes it more difficult for Unions to contribute to political campaigns, and strips federal employees of their collective bargaining rights.

2014: Democratic Senator Dick Durbin collapses on the Senate floor after three straight days of filibuster, resulting in the passage of the Snyder Act, which makes the policies of Michigan's 2011 budgetary law national, granting a half a trillion dollar tax break to businesses and the rich, while eliminating tax cuts for the middle class. The law also lets the President declare whole states to be in a state of Fiscal Emergency and grant powers to local officials or appointed directors to break up any local contracts (such as collective bargaining agreements), and even remove local elected officials from office. The act sparks a national outcry and after Fiscal Martial Law is declared in many states, Wisconsin secedes from the Union. Ohio follows days later and after a bloody coup in Michigan the rest of the Rust belt joins to form the American Workers Union.

2015: The Second War between the States rages on.
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IrkenConfederate Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So, martial law . . . seeing as where the country's going in relation to California's overall political tendencies, I can see why Cain would feel threatened. But, still: damn. Guess I'm moving to Canada, or the AWU.
Lightwolf236 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If this did happened, I'm high tailing to Canada.
deviant654 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
What I see is the US losing or putting under martial law almost all the places where science and technology is developed. All they are left with are the states where intellectual achievement is not particularly valued. I can see the west coast states and the red states here forming a close association with Canada.
TheElevatedDeviant Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
10/10 would join.
supermanfan01 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Dang it, I'm occupied by the commies! Well, I guess I better fight back to preserve the good ol' USA.
SecretAgent632 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I think Europe, Russia, and/or China will likely deploy troops to America, mainly in an effort to secure America's land-based nukes.
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They'd never get past the Navy and NORAD.
Messenger-Of-Chaos Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll be under martial law then. Well, into the basement I go!
zmontoya94 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Martial law :(
NucleicAcids Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
I have a feeling that come 2015, I'd be high-tailing it to the Cascades to join up with the nearest AWU militia.
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