Originally Posted by MigueldaRican
Could there be another Civil War?
Most of me says no. That could never happen again.
There's a little part of me that finds quite a few similarities that led US to one civil war and now.
I'd like to know what others think of this possibility. If there is another civil war, how and why?
Just because there are some racist right-wing halfwits running around with Confederation flags and pretending that slavery didn't exist and that states should be virtually independent from "evil DC" doesn't imply that they actually gain any political power.
So if you refer to a secessionist movement resembling the one of the American Civil War the answer is no. But civil war in general is quite possible. Obviously not in the near future but the American Empire is in decline (you can e.g. hardly provide a decent reading of neoconservatism without taking this into account) which might imply some social upheaval in this century and due to climate chance, overpopulation and resources shortages, problems that reinforce each other, this century might be even more violent than the last one.