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The Restoration by YNot1989 The Restoration by YNot1989
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.

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arutka2000 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
So, did Mexico sell the Baja peninsula to the United States, or did we just annex it after eliminating the Narco State? And if the latter, did Mexico have any objections?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The latter, and Mexico was still fighting the cartels so they didn't have much time to complain.
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arutka2000 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
I can understand that. Would it be a acceptable assumption that they felt that attempting to negotiate for it's return would have been a fruitless endeavor?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sure
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ZhaneAugustine Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh great.... redistribution of the wealthy and the religious. Well it seems a quasi socialistic form of government took hold.... at least for those ten years.
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TomBombardier Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
I have to question why Haiti was occupied and not the other islands. May I ask for you to do a post of this to show your Canadian war thing? It was too small for me to see.
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haiti is the only one officially recognized as US territory (along with Puerto Rico of course), but there are a number of refugees on the other islands being protected by US military forces. Haiti just got statehood due to the level of America aid and personnel sent their over the years leading up to this point. (Though given how much that's declined as of late it's probably no longer an accurate prediction).

And what are you taking about "Canadian War?" I have a Canadian civil war piece featured in a different timeline, is that what you're talking about?
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TomBombardier Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Yes, I had gotten them mixed up. I expect in this area that Canada is doing only too well with their new Northwest Passage. Had they tried making moves on Greenland in the name of NATO before the EU went for it? I'd also like to see a bit lower on the map to see how Central America is doing and in what areas it is split ocean to ocean.
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the7kid90 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Let me just start off by saying this; This story scared the crap out of me.

It makes alot of sence that the US fell apart essintaly after massive floods, (Ware have I seen this before?) and that drug lords would take over part of the now dead Californa. (Nevada is safe. Yay!) It would also make scene that the military used the Groom Lake AFB "Area 51" to launch the attacks to get the cartels out of Calie. After the mess was sorted out, I am guessing the US kept to it self a bit in a desperate attempt to reform it self and get every one on the same side.

But I have a qustion. What Happend to Canada and Alaska?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Canada is an agrarian superpower, and Alaska was de facto independent during the worst part of the flooding.
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