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No If the United States has no capital, it has dissolved DC was overrun for a significant length of time by what amount to warlords and anarchy. The capital didn't move somewhere else, like during the War of 1812. There just wasn't one. The United States must necessarily already have been done at that time, or it wouldn't have ever happened. Whatever ...


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Not to rain in your parade, but you made the perfect target, both for your warlords and your citizens. If there is a sentiment that most Americans share is their distrust/hate for the government, but there are different reasons for each. most commons are: bloated size and inefficiency at handling things through bureaucracy (think DMV) overstepping on ...


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Redo election mandated by the Supreme Court. In your future world, evidence of massive voter fraud is uncovered by an outside entity shortly before the new administration takes office. The Supreme Court rapidly gets involved. Even for the partisans on the Court it is too much to just declare the loser the winner. They mandate that a redo election take ...


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Adding to L.Dutch's answer. I think this situation is worse than a Cold War-esque arms race. I think you are looking at inevitable total war. You will see hegemonies form, analogous to NATO and the Warsaw Pact. Then, someone on Side A will use a banned weapon. Maybe it's an accident, maybe it's on purpose, it doesn't matter. Side B will decide it was ...


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The edict is enforced by a mysterious group. The Watchers date back to the late 23d century - a group which took possession of all remaining weapons and which dedicates itself to preventing their future use. The Watchers themselves are enigmatic - it is not clear where new recruits to their numbers come from, or if there are new recruits. Some Watchers ...


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I see an issue. A prescription is enforceable if the sanction for not observing it is deemed realistically executable. When you prescribe exotic weapons may be utilized in the purge You are basically stating "having exotic weapons is forbidden, and if you do, I will use my exotic weapons to punish you". This is a logical shortcircuit, because every ...


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Truman dies a week before the election date. It’s a very small change, and the ensuing confusion would probably tip the balance in what was a fairly close election.


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The splits in the Mongol empire were due to wars of succession amongst Genghis Khan's descendants. Genghis Khan himself was a spectacularly effective empire-builder because of the basic principle followed earlier by the Romans. Once you've conquered your enemy militarily, you don't put your own people in place to rule them, and expand your laws everywhere. ...


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