Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Second American Civil War.
The Recent Presidential election, and growing importance on party loyalty, got me thinking about how a second american civil war might come about in a modern or near future setting. This of course spiraled into me looking at minis and my collection and seeing how i could use them to make the idea of The Second American Civil War into a mini game. So without further ado, here is my idea on the start of the conflict that would change (future) America forever...
2065- Tensions between Democrats and Republicans reach a fever pitch, with rioting and violent protests being held at opposing political rallies and at debates.
2066- Early in the year a Democrat is elected to the Office of President of the united states, in what is considered a mockery of an election by many senators, and republicans. Many republicans in the Senate refuse to pass any laws or even to show up to the Capital building for several weeks. The president, makes it clear that he will not stand for this and orders a unit of marines to round up the absentee senators and have them forcefully escorted to the capital. Outrage erupts all across the country.
2068- Growing frustration turns into open rebellion with republican senators and representatives in the house fleeing into hiding across the country and encouraging radical right wing militia groups to actively assassinate Democrat senators, mayors, and judges. The president orders military forces home in an attempt to control the situation, many generals choose to ignore the order to return in the hopes that Republican loyal National Guardsmen and Militia can overrun Washington D.C. and seize power. Other generals loyal to the president catch on, and the crisis spills over into American Military bases in Germany, England, and The Pacific Islands.
2069- Washington is taken by Republican Forces, after a 3 week siege, seeing over 2,000 dead. The President evacuates to a secret bunker in the Northeastern United States. All across the nation, Militia's of various political affiliations go around murdering civilians and "capturing" towns from other parties. With communist, fascist, libertarian, anarchists, and of course republican and democrat troops cutting the former USA into dozens of smaller countries.
The Northeast, and West Coast have stayed staunchly democrat, the South and most of the East Coast has become a bastion for Republican forces. With the central US, becoming a no mans land of warring factions.
Hope you enjoy what you read, might paint up a couple guys here and there, unless this gets overwhelmingly positive feedback.
-Your Favorite Madman-