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This is probably true. The North would defiinitely go its way, and the South would its as well(all joking aside) And the west coast would be out there as well. The midwest would suffer the most having the least economic opportunities as well as no ports, so it would be caught in the middle, literally. As far as the 'government' goes, its made of people, just like it was in the 1850's leading up to the civil war, and soldiers will not rise a hand against their own people. Trust me on that one, there may be a few, but most of them will not.
Originally posted by sdcigarpig
The Scenerio that you mentioned, in my opinion, fails to recognise some of the wild card factors that are currently present in the US. Hawaii and Alaska would probably pull away from the US, seeing it as a means to break ties and declare independance, if not seek help from the international community to achieve that goal. Then there is the some 400+ small independant nations who would decide not to follow either, (Native Americans, as they would not trust either side.) I think in a Civil War, depending on who was leading it, the country would split into 4 parts. You would have those who supported a coup. You would have those who did not support the coup on the other side. Then you would have some groups who would be very interested in seeing the US fall, and the would provide alot in the way of support to any side who would take it, and then there would be those who desire to seperate from the US fully and completely. A 4 sided war, where neither side will have an upperhand as it would be to busy trying to keep what ever ground it covered or got ahold of.