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What would cause a civil war?

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  1. freaky Banned Banned

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    What would cause a civil war?

    We are a lot similar to the original civil war than we think. TNT had a new show called Civil which show cases what happened before and what led to the civil war but was cancelled because it's too similar to modern day.

    A little history for you guys. In 1860, Lincoln was running for President who was also in support of banning slavery. The South obviously was against it. The South seceded when Lincoln won the Presidential election without any of the Southern state's votes becoming the first Republican President.

    After Trump won, California and other states wanted to secede too. Now they are trying to change the elector's vote. Doing everything they can to prevent Trump from winning. What would happen when/if he steps into office and they can't do anything to stop him? Are these states really going to secede? Or are they going to try and assassinate Trump?

    What would the red states do if electors changed their votes and Hillary became President?

    One little difference between the 2 is that it was North vs South. We are pretty divided too but it's much more than just North vs South. Even in a widely blue state like California, you have Trump supporters. Unlike the first civil war in which killing Lincoln isn't going to solve the slavery or political problems, killing Trump might.

    So, what would happen in these scenarios:
    1) Trump wins and steps into office
    2) Trump wins and gets assassinated
    3) Electors changed their votes and Hillary wins

    What would happen in these 3 scenarios? What would cause a civil war? We're pretty divided. Based on popular votes, it's 50-50.

    Will we ever have another civil war?

    Cool fact: Trump is the oldest president at 70. Nixon is the 2nd oldest at 69.
     
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    What exactly would we be fighting over? None of us coastal elites are going to come to the farms and the swamp states the Trump supporters reside in to win land that sucks and makes people angry and hateful.
     
  3. Fox by the Sea Lighthouse keeper Platinum Member

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    stupidity.
     
  4. klnOmega Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Was that a campaign platform?
     
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    So....you are going for the angle of people starting a civil war in the U.S. because a controversial figure like Trump is president elect. Trump only won the presidency because everyone bought into what the media said and stayed home; assuming a Clinton victory. The end.
     
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    The conditions just aren't right; the dogs have been too well fed.

    It would take something big and brazen by government to ignite that fire. They would have to practically beg for it. Denying the people Trump's presidency would certainly do the job, but that's just not gonna happen.
     
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    Liberals would get their shit pushed in

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    IF Starbucks does not put Jesus on their next holiday cup, war will erupt.
     
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    The numbers of pure bread Americans are too great and with motivation they could clean house quick.
     
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  11. Philo-Publius Silver Belt

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    In order to have a civil war there would have to be a division in the American military. Not going to happen.
     
  12. spin Gold Belt

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    Interesting.

    We've had a number of issues that are major to people, yet we haven't have any large scale revolt.

    I'm in the center, so I don't think I have the perspective on what issue is too far for the extremes.
     
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    Idiots thinking they're entitled to things they're not entitled to.

    Just like the last time.
     
  14. panamaican Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    How do we know they're pure bread? The yeast might be compromised.
     
  15. Rational Poster War Room Messiah

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    They would have to shut off the internet and permantently cancel The Walking Dead then spoil the ending of Game of Thrones.
     
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    And why would decent Southern folk try to come to smog-congested, hobo-strewn sprawling cities to try to slaughter you liberal scum? You're welcome to it.
     
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    Agreed. Completely owned. Liberals be holding guns the wrong way like "which end is the sparky sparky boom end?"
     
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    Only internal divisions within the military could produce this. Anything else would be better described as a period of martial law not an actual war.

    Make no mistake, the military would fire on any designated target inside the US. The military has become so large that its' main purpose now is self preservation; not defending the constitution, the civilian government or US citizens.
     
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    They still have high capacity assault Glocks.

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    I can see a death squad about to pull the trigger yelling Merry Christmas.
     

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