By 2041 the Second American Revolution had gripped the country, leaving it in a state of general lawlessness and hardship that the United States had seldom seen. The EUROFOR expeditionary force was bogged down in their occupation of the Greater DC Area, and the Baja Narco State had placed the people of Southern California under a state of terror and violence. The Assembly of the People of the United States had failed completely in their efforts to restore order as well as those to solve the famine and the water crisis, not to mention the now non-existent US Economy.
By November the EUROFOR task force was getting ready to pull out of the US, with sentiment at home that America was a lost cause. That same month General Vergera led the majority of the US Military forces abroad back to the United States, coordinating a massive series of counter attacks against the Baja Narco State, and bringing provisions to the refugees in the Gulf. Vergera's forces were greeted as liberators, and upon the General's arrival to the EUROFOR Zone, the EU happily handed control of the Capitol to the US Military. Upon reaching DC, General Vergera proclaimed the establishment of a provisional government under Military Rule, and as such disbanded the Assembly. Marshal Law was declared across much of the Country, but in spite of this Vergera was hailed as a savior of sorts. The Military began working with the revolutionaries to solve the Refugee crisis, moving people to less densely populated regions of the country and providing food and provisions from the bulging military stocks.
With the Military Government situated at the Pentagon, General Vergera nationalized much of the broken US economy, and seized the assets of the wealthy and many religious leaders. With these meager funds the General ordered a number of public works projects across the nation building new water treatment facilities, vertical farms, and vat grown food centers. By 2042, unemployment finally started to decline, and the economy began to reinvigorate itself. However the US was still in massive debt to much of the world, and even if the US economy returned to its pre-Deluge levels of activity, government revenue would still be too little. Facing no other alternative in 2042 the United States called for the first UN Summit on their own soil in decades, and signed the Treaty of Manhattan, where the US sold the vast majority of its foreign bases to various powers, as well as much of those bases vehicles and infrastructure that had not returned in the exodus, to a number of smaller powers. Most of these countries simply agreed to pardon American debt in exchange, lowering the US deficit to pre-2000 levels.
This officially marked the end of the so-called American Empire, however it did leave the United States debt free, and able to peruse reconstruction efforts at long last. The Military Government began a process of infrastructure rebuilding and housing projects for the displaced, continuing efforts to combat hunger and the water crisis, ultimately causing the US Economy to slowly but surely rebuild itself.
The Vergera regime would last for close to a decade, seeing the rebirth of the US as a functioning society, and ultimately ending with General Vergera's last act as military dictator by voting himself out of office in the election of 2052, reestablishing the original, but heavily Amended US Constitution as the governing document of the United States as a functioning democracy. Vergera and the Second Revolution would ultimately be remembered as a dark time in American history where the country failed to do as Ben Franklin had warned at the founding of the Constitution. They could not keep their Republic.<-Previous