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Questions tagged [united-states]

For questions about the United States of America (USA) of our Earth. The question should be used when a question takes place in the USA or asks about the effects of changes introduced to the USA.

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Is there enough space in the US for every US teen go on a 2 week outdoors trip? [closed]

I am writing a piece of fiction that is a collection of short stories based around potential changes to the US Public School system and US policy on restricting access. (Book Title I think, ...
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Could a U.S. president change political parties? [closed]

This has intrigued me for a long time. Hypothetically, could a president-elect be able to switch political parties once they assume office? I'm aware of the ramifications and backlash they would get ...
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What would an American “king” or “queen” be called. Assume those titles are too offensive for American senses [closed]

This is purely hypothetical, of course, but here's my quick scenario: Assume the people of the United States voted to install a royal family, one that had no power,...
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What if the North Won the Civil War (but much quicker)?: Attitudes Towards Slavery

Historical Context In the early years of the Civil War, the North (United States/Union) struggled against the South (Confederate States). Battle after battle was lost to the South, despite the North'...
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If Michigan had never become the center of the auto industry, what would it be known for? [closed]

In the United States, each state exists as a general stereotype in most Americans' minds, at least. Wisconsin is full of dairy farmers who dedicate their lives to the production of cheese; Texas is ...
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Would the capability for Japan to drop a nuclear bomb on the USA have deterred the USA from dropping a nuclear bomb on Japan?

Would the USA have been deterred from dropping a nuclear bomb on Japan if Japan had the means of retaliating with a nuclear weapon in WW2? Leading on from that, would Japan have used the nuclear ...
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Christianity never rises. Does the U.S. exist? [closed]

In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior. The Declaration of Independence laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first ...
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Could anyone with access to a nation's nuclear launch codes unilaterally fire nukes as they please? [closed]

If someone were to have a country's (Take the U.S, for the sake of being specific) nuclear launch codes, could he unilaterally fires nukes as he pleases? Assumptions: 1) He's among the military's ...
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Secret US government facility on East coast

I'm writing a story in the genre of Heroes, The 4400 etc in which a group of apparently random civilians, mostly US citizens, are subjected to some alien influence and gain strange powers, whereupon ...
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Jurisdiction over strange events in the continental US

I'm writing a story in the genre of Heroes, The 4400 etc in which a group of apparently random civilians, mostly US citizens, are subjected to some alien influence and gain strange powers, whereupon ...
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What would happen to the economy if the United States suddenly emancipated all animals? [closed]

What would happen if today, right now, an American law was passed that emancipated all forms of animal life. The killing and "slavery" of animals was officially illegal. No more burgers, leather shoes,...
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I duplicate the U.S. President. What happens?

So the U.S. President (or some other country's leader) is strollin' along. I blast him with a duplication ray gun (secret service must have been snoozing). There are now two of him. How does the world ...
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What would North America look like if the States weren't United? [closed]

Following the American Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress is unable to agree on a satisfactory new Constitution and the United States, after a brief flash-in-the-pan existence, the union ...