The reason I am positively sure the United States is not actually anywhere remotely near violent self-immolation is because everyone talking about it - regardless of ideology - has a roughly 8-year-olds understanding of what such a conflict would look like, entail, demand, etc.
"Haha, good luck without farmland" Do you think that's where cities actually get their food? That Agribusinesses want a disrupted market? That rural insurgencies 'hold land' like its a game of Risk? That starting & managing a nationwide insurgent army is like running a country's?
Y'all are stupid, go play Hearts of Iron 4 or something, jeez louise.
Some folks are in my mentions being like "haha, yeah, they don't know the power of *cities*" and, my guys, that is exactly as foolish as the other bunch in this equation.
Do you have any idea what the refugee situation would be like in a conflict even on the scale of the Dirty War? Have any notion of how many people would be without food, water, and power in even a small conflict? Do you think there would be definitive control *within* the cities?
Can you pay the remaining police force? Are militias helping with city security? Which ones are armed? Do the armed groups tolerate each other? How are the flows of millions of people trying to leave the country being managed? Even if its like dirty war is there a draft? Shut up!
Wow, this blew up! Check out this link to a full copy of the Latin text of 'Gesta Stephani, Regis Anglorum' a 12th century chronicle of King Stephen's conflict with the Empress Maude with a beautiful introduction from 1846!…

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