View Poll Results: The United States is heading towards a bloody revolution, and second civil war

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Thread: Civil War

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    Civil War

    Is the United States heading towards a bloody revolution, and a second civil war?

    What do you think, are we on that track?

    Note: this is regardless of if you think it should or not, just what you think the chances are that it will happen.
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    Re: Civil War

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    Re: Civil War

    Its completely and totally possible, however Civil War 2 has the potential to be more than two sided. Could be regional, racial, religious, ideological among others and you can bet your ass that other countries would funnel aid to whoever might favor/be neutral towards them.
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    Re: Civil War

    Possible - yes; Likely - no. I would hope that things don't get that bad. Had the GOP not gained so many seats in the 2010 election, I think it would have been a tad more possible but still not likely. There are those in this administration and in Congress that want a class war. They keep pushing for it with every bill and ridiculous statement they make. I think Chevy is right, it won't be a North vs. South or an East vs. West thing if it should happen (and I pray that it doesn't). It is my hope and my belief that there will not be another "Civil War" in the US ever again.
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    Re: Civil War

    America's divisions cannot be resolved by violence. Either America will bottom out and be renewed, or it will undergo some form of gradual dissolution. In either event, the past can't be restored. Americans are in some ways as divided as they were in the 1850's, but there is nothing to be gained by violence. Civil disobedience is a different matter.

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    Re: Civil War

    First, let's look at the immediate facts: Regardless of what cable news channels may want people to believe, Americans are not particularly divided over any political issue. I'd hardly call disagreements over whether the top marginal tax rate should be 36% or 39% as the harbinger of an impending civil war. Nor are there any serious regional differences; sure, there are "red states" and "blue states," but in reality they're all various shades of purple that are barely distinguishable. The culture of Wyoming and the culture of Connecticut are not that different in the grand scheme of things.

    Next, let's look at the broader trends of history: Civil wars hardly exist in economically-developed countries at all. They are mainly confined to poor places, such as Africa and South Asia. Rich countries may have to deal with the occasional terrorist group or separatist movement, but not outright civil wars. They simply don't happen in countries where people's basic needs are met...and even if they did, the United States would be about the last candidate in the world for such a war.
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    Re: Civil War

    I can't see it ever happening. Our country is divided, but hardly to the degree that people were during the civil war. And a lot of people in America are fairly apathetic about politics. I may get into heated debates on this forum about political issues, but in reality I don't care so much. Sure, I vote, and I write to my congressmen occasionally about issues that are important to me, but I would certainly never get so worked up as to support a civil war. It's mostly because it doesn't really matter all that much who's elected. Sure, I'm glad Obama's the president now instead of McCain, but really, my life hasn't changed at all between when Bush was president and now.

    I think the other reason it won't happen is because we think of ourselves differently. We are a much more united nation now than in the 1800s. Back then a lot of people identified with their state before they identified themselves as Americans. Now that isn't nearly so true.
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    Re: Civil War

    I think there may possibly be some dissolution in the future, but I don't see it being violent. If you looking at the polling, there are very few issues that there is not a majority opinion on, meaning that we have a common culture, no matter what 24/7 news channels desperate to drum up news say.

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    Re: Civil War

    Not at this time, no. It would take much more drastic conditions to push an adequate % of the population over into some kind of open armed rebellion than anything we're likely to see in the near future.

    Just as a side note, the American Revolution began with only 3% of the population actively supporting it, according to some historians.

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    Re: Civil War

    Would never happen. The vast majority of USA citizens don't have the stomach to pick up a gun to defend their life, let alone their beliefs.

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