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These States Divided by YNot1989 These States Divided by YNot1989
2012: Following one of the most divisive elections in American history, with primary fights on both sides of the political spectrum, Barack Obama achieves a narrow victory for a second term.

2013: With Democratic control of the Senate and a Republican controlled house impeding any meaningful legislation, many state and local governments begin passing ever more radical laws of their own, with Republican governors passing more xenophobic versions of DOMA and the zombie Arizona immigration law, along with anti-union bills across the country, Democratic governors begin to support far more liberal pieces of legislation, such as the West Coast's legalization of recreational marijuana and Marriage Equality acts that give LBGT couples the exact same rights as straight couples. These bills result in a mass migration of people who leave their states seeking, "better lives," in those passing laws they agree with more.

2014: The US Economy continues to grow slowly, however with food prices growing ever skyward and many companies forgoing hiring new employees for modernization, the middle class continues to suffer. Rioting occurs in a number of major cities, and protesters in DC become more and more violent as popular political figures on both sides begin to spew more violent rhetoric.

On March 4th of the same year the Militia groups in Kentucky and Ohio fire on each other during routine training exorcises. The shootout quickly escalates into what comes to be known as the battle of the Ohio Valley. Fueled by the media, many other local militias begin to engage in the fight, with some in states as far away as Wisconsin engaging each other. During a meeting with house and senate leaders, it is leaked that the President is considering sending in the US Army to remedy the crisis, as it is reported that some members of the national guard have joined the militias. During the next day of talks, a bomb in what was believed to be a briefcase of one of the House Members, explodes, killing most of the Democratic and Republican leadership, along with the President and most of the military leadership. To this day it is unknown who placed the bomb that killed the nation's leaders, though what remains certain is the fact that this moment was what sent the nation careening into civil war.

2016: Two years into the fighting and with no official unifying leadership on either side, the Second American Civil war rages on, with both sides divided into "warlords". Presently the two most powerful leaders of either side are Jacob Alder in the South-West, who's monomaniacal nature and cult of personality has brought traditionally red counties under his dominion; and Haley Barbour in Dixie, who has formed one of the few functioning governments capable of administering a large territory. The goal of these warlords has been clear from the beginning, establish enough credibility to gain the support of the US Navy, the majority of which remains neutral in the conflict, for fear of siding with an illegitimate leader.

Presently Alder seems set to gain that legitimacy, having deployed one of his, "minions," Aaron Falkner to the Pacifica region, in the hopes of pacifying the Reds west of the Rockies and gaining the support of semi neutral California, for one final push to take Utah, the bloodiest and most radicalized group in Red America. This goal may be complicated, as there are rumors that Falkner is seeking to usurp Alder as the pre-eminent power on the West Coast.
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:iconpnelson2002:
PNelson2002 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 6, 2015  New member
What's going on in Pacifica in this world?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its largely been stabilized and its a major naval staging point.
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:iconroccodog1:
Roccodog1 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Unlikely, but this would be a funny idea to expand on

Great picture, obviously a lot of effort went into this.
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:icontevo77777:
Tevo77777 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student Writer
Interesting.
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:iconsecretagent632:
SecretAgent632 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
What would happen to any Californian who happens to be living in Texas? 
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nothing, so long as they're just non-political civilians.
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:iconsecretagent632:
SecretAgent632 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
What of those who formally served in the US military and/or are pro-GOP? 
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rounded up for "questioning" I'd imagine.
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:iconsecretagent632:
SecretAgent632 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Would they be detained without trial, released back into society, or deported to California?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know, I didn't think this through that far.
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:iconsparda81:
Sparda81 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'm curious to see how my home state of Florida fares under Governor Crist.
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
About as well as it could. Trade keeps it going, but the elderly are hurting due to lack of readily available meds.
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:iconpandanaman:
Pandanaman Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
LOL SARAH PALIN AS THE LEADER OF A COUNTRY?? Good luck with that shit.
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supermanfan01 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Interesting idea, but You left it unclear as to what exactly "Blue America", led by Clark, and "Red America", led by Palin, actually are. Are they more factions, puppets, what? Also, I feel like Blue America would have the most legitimate claim, controlling most of the population and the biggest city and capital.
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:iconarmygeneral13:
Armygeneral13 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
the north you go in Florida the more south it gets
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:iconkraut007:
Kraut007 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Like your Chinese civil war.
Not much realistic but very interesting.
I like that you did more than just evil red America against good blue America.
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:iconelparasito:
elparasito Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
It woulld be nice to be there some or at least one Native American state or country
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And it would be nice if every morning I won the lottery. Life's not fair.
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:iconelparasito:
elparasito Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
wiqrukuy, waluy, uhitiy michay
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:iconaeroassassin:
AeroAssassin Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
nice story, but really wouldn't work. any conflict would be solely one sided, and we have measures in place to prevent these things. push come to shove if our leadership got blown up. states would just take over their own dealings, and hold elections for new federal leaders. Federalism is designed so each state can survive on its own without federal support.
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:iconcanuleyo:
canuleyo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
In the real world, very unlikely now.
As a AH novel, hell yeah.
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:iconaeroassassin:
AeroAssassin Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
it'd be fun as fuck if it were to happen.
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:iconplanetkurth:
PLANETKURTH Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   General Artist
This AZ resident thinks all of this can be prevented if the rest of the USA secures their boarder around Arizona. This future sounds like AZ bad politics. PLANETKURTH :diny:
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:iconpictishwarlord13:
PictishWarlord13 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
St. Louis, once a Civil War stronghold, always a Civil War stronghold.
Blue America for the win!
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:iconjkthelemonking:
Jkthelemonking Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
New England is always right!
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:iconpete8680:
pete8680 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
This will happen soon!
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:iconpandapajamas:
pandapajamas Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Fuck yeah, Washington is its own country >:D
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:iconcerbereth132:
cerbereth132 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Yeah Arizona is ruled by Captain America apparently.
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:icondalek1965:
Dalek1965 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Where's Ohio located in this?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Blue America
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:icondalek1965:
Dalek1965 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Alright, thanks. Wait, would you consider them to be "good," "bad," or is it just too complicated to make a clear-cut alignment?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Once I'd say that the Blue is good and Red bad, but today I think they're both morons.
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:icondalek1965:
Dalek1965 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Sadly, I'd have to agree with you.
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:iconjoshuarmour15:
joshuarmour15 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Dalek. Can't be trusted.
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:icondalek1965:
Dalek1965 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Sad but true.
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:iconsupreme-commissar:
Supreme-Commissar Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wouldn't Utah be renamed Deseret? ;)
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:iconjoshuarmour15:
joshuarmour15 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No. We would still call it utah.
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:iconsupreme-commissar:
Supreme-Commissar Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No, you wouldn't. You'd go back to the original name.

:salute::flagus::salute:
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:iconjkthelemonking:
Jkthelemonking Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Good point
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:iconsupreme-commissar:
Supreme-Commissar Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.

:salute:☭✯
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:iconsupreme-commissar:
Supreme-Commissar Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! I'm in Blue America!!
Who's Wesley Clark? ;)
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Army General (ret.) who commanded NATO forces during the Bosnia campaign.
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:iconsupreme-commissar:
Supreme-Commissar Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay. Is he a Democrat?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes.
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:iconsupreme-commissar:
Supreme-Commissar Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good.
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:iconplzwork112234:
plzwork112234 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wana live in Red America
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:iconjamesthedrow:
JamestheDrow Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that doesnt help things...
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:iconphysicsmastermind:
PhysicsMasterMind Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Oh, poor Thomas Monson. He'd never want to be a politician.
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Funny because the political campaign he financed in California to pass Prop 8 went so well for him and his homophobic organization.
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:iconphysicsmastermind:
PhysicsMasterMind Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Could you give the actual name of the organization? I wonder if we are even talking about the same guy.
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