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Divided States of America by ThaDrummer Divided States of America by ThaDrummer
These Divided States..

THE UNTHINKABLE HAS HAPPENED These United States, has balkanized beyond recognition. Either by some circumstance, by war, disagreement, or peaceful means, new national entities are carved up through unique situations, allying with some or in conflict with others.

The 31-state United States of America is still a viable regional power, but a far cry from the superpower and cultural hegemony of it's predecessor, bearing a dim resemblance in name and flag only. The Divided States of America is a staple in alternate and speculative history, though there have been dangerously close calls.

The states that were once the US of A, in spite of the circumstances of breaking up, declare themselves the successor to it, it's values, influence and culture. Yes, even their constitution and regional partitions are modeled after their Federal father, albeit with a twist.

With regards to the nature of relationships between the "children of America", there are three power blocs or alliances that constitute these relationships; the Union Bloc, The Southern Alliance and the Pacific Social Democratic Cooperation.

The Union bloc, led by Washington DC, favors mutual cooperation between them and the territories that they 'let go'. The Southern Alliance is an on-again, off-again agreement between the conservative CSA and New Africa. We can say they are vitriolic best buds. The PSDC led by California, aims to promote, develop and innovate ideas of liberalism, socialism and social democracy.

Conflicts do arise in these divided states. For one, Texas and Aztlan cannot agree on the control of West Texas, while Deseret is in open conflict with Cascadia over a part of former Idaho.

UPDATE:

- Designed new flags for Aztlan and New York.

- named their sub-national entities.

(June 13, 2016) - New flags. :<

NOTE: Most of these concepts are based on this page at tvtropes.. :< 
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php…
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amanda12374 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2017  Student Artist
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:iconmadwerld:
MadWerld Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017  New Deviant
texas
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:iconvanxander:
vanxander Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017
This is confusing.
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:iconaerocog:
Aerocog Featured By Owner Edited Aug 21, 2017
Interesting map and more interesting scenario. I don't think anyone here in Utah would go for naming our capital "Mormonopolis" though. ;)
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:iconthadrummer:
ThaDrummer Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Student General Artist
I agree. looking back, it's quite trite. I might think of something else for a revision. :)
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:iconvestiphile:
Vestiphile Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017
Brighamton!

*runs away*
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:iconthadrummer:
ThaDrummer Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Student General Artist
Why, that's a good idea!
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:iconvolition-x:
Volition-X Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2017
This is good. I'm also working on a divided U.S. that took me 2 months.
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:iconzhanrae30:
Zhanrae30 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL, reminded me of a scene in "Wild Wild West" about "The UNITED, DIVIDED"
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:icongdspatheii:
GDSPatheII Featured By Owner May 6, 2017
base map?
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:icondremeta:
Dremeta Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
United States has balkanized? Did they start to produce and drink slivovica?
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:iconcrexfish:
CRexFish Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
Sees Lakotah INSIDE the USA (cringes) the borders... the BORDERS WHY???
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:iconthadrummer:
ThaDrummer Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Student General Artist
I wanna make it look like Iraq. :< 
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:iconcrexfish:
CRexFish Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
the nation looks good, I'll admit DAT flag is also good, IDK why but a nation that's not a city-state like San Marino, and is large and is surrounded by just one nation just makes me cringe for some reason.
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:iconk9thexv:
K9theXV Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017
I feel the same way about Lesotho. As well as pretty much any enclave/exclave existing in general.
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:icontheplainsman:
ThePlainsman Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Student General Artist
Why are New York, Deseret, and the Vegas Coalition allied with each other?
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:iconthadrummer:
ThaDrummer Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Student General Artist
They're not in any coalition. They are independent.
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:iconinfernomole:
InfernoMole Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016
REPEATING:

For some reason, Alaska and Hawaii don't seem to be in any alliance here - or they aren't shown. In which alliance they are?

Also, I suspect that Alaska is allied to Deseret due to them both being Perpetually Pissed About the Tree-Hugging Cascadians Stealing Their Lands. Yeah.

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:iconhayaba1:
Hayaba1 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016
Is rump-USA basically the Russia to the old-USA's Soviet Union?
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:iconthadrummer:
ThaDrummer Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Student General Artist
Yep. And it's run by Chelsea Trump..
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:iconceraisian-alchemist:
Ceraisian-Alchemist Featured By Owner Edited Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You can consider New York a divided state. NYC and Long Island would go do their own thing while upstate NY does its own thing. Because right now, it's a dictatorship since NYC controls the politics FOR THE ENTIRE STATE.
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:iconinfernomole:
InfernoMole Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016
Why aren't Hawaii and Alaska included in the bloc map?
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gammaking Featured By Owner Edited Jun 29, 2016
May I suggest moving the US capital from DC to Philadelphia, Chicago, or Columbus, OH? Because having your national capital on the border of what I can only assume is an aggressive military power is just bad planning.
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:iconthadrummer:
ThaDrummer Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Student General Artist
Shhh..(they did move their most important centers of administration elsewhere, the White House is practically a facade in this timeline) And Richmond is in their crosshairs though. MAD all over again. Or, imagine the same situation as Seoul and Pyongyang. If the CSA attacks, insta-nukes. 

You do have a good point though.
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andrewtodaro Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
great map and flag designsNod 
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:iconsephirothfenrir:
Sephirothfenrir Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
You know the funny thing? This is damn near close to the real thing LOL!
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:iconludomastro:
ludomastro Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016
The Holy State of Deseret would likely have a honey bee on the flag.  Assuming the religion is similar to the OTL version at least.  Otherwise, interesting.
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:iconthadrummer:
ThaDrummer Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Student General Artist
Late reply tho.

I'm going to upload these finalized flags later on. ^^
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:iconhattershakes:
hattershakes Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
this is neat, good research on the idea too
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:iconmelvwolfe:
MelvWolfe Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hardly unthinkable. The way the US is going it could one day end up as something like this.
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:iconkolroling:
kolroling Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016
Did you know that the "Lakotah Nation" already exist.
And is fighting for international recognition since 1877 to to this day.
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:iconmelvwolfe:
MelvWolfe Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, they recognized their nation per treaty and then later convieniently forgot all about it to allow Miners to exploit the area.
Funny how quickly the US became the type of nation they declared independence from.
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konstantinpalailogos Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally!  Chicago is it's own state.
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:iconoddgarfield:
OddGarfield Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Student
Wish the flags matched the colors of territories on the map.
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luvfemuscle Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
I think former Utah would only call itself "Deseret", with out the extra title words, otherwise this is very well thought out.
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:iconprincesselemix:
PrincessElemix Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015
Why is Vermont separate from New England?
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:iconalternatehistory:
AlternateHistory Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's is actually an existing movement in Vermont, albeit small, to become independent from the US. This is because Vermont was actually an independent nation during the late 1700's that was later annexed by the US. Using this reasoning, it's not that crazy to think that Vermont would attempt to become independent in a situation like this.
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:iconprincesselemix:
PrincessElemix Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
Well being independent from the us would make sense but not New England.
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DragonKingAssanjin Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Professional General Artist
They profess to be a united nation of freedom and justice for all but do not uphold their promises, they do not defend their ideals. I shall hope that there will come a day, that unlike those who wrote the constitution and those who follow it that there will come a day of true freedom, true justice, true respect and self dignity. For even those who devised it, made the promise to make it so but still allowed segregation, desecration, discrimination and indignation to run rampant. This nation has become not a shell of its former self, but a magnification of it's own negative result. Technology grows ever at the rise, the other nations are catching and US of A still goes to slow a pace to keep steady. It's effect on our lives has been severe, as the more connected we become, the more isolated we become. I hold this Nation up to its promises, I hold it up to its creed, I hold it up to its code. For until that day men and women, of all places shall never know true freedom until tyrants are befelled and the people unite not under banners, nations, flags, faiths or causes but under the emotions of compassion, brotherhood, love, mercy, empathy, dignity, respect, determination, joy and understanding. For I hold it self evident that all men and women are created equal.
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:iconstevenmagnus:
StevenMagnus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
hear hear.

Amen, Brother.
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:iconmetalheadjohn:
metalheadjohn Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Student Writer
Amen.
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:iconclawfiren:
Clawfiren Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015   General Artist
My favourite is Cascadia!
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:icongrisador:
grisador Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
İnteresting
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:iconoddgarfield:
OddGarfield Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Student
I figured the Black Republic would be named something like African America or something.
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:icon3d4d:
3D4D Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Student General Artist
You can make other divided map, but of mexico???
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KitFisto1997 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
10/10.
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:iconlatexiana:
LaTexiana Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Just a few comments. Although both Jacinto and Lincoln were proposed states, the way you split up Texas would be extremely unlikely if this occurred with modern sensibilities. If not, then ignore me, but your states of Austin, Lincoln, and the Panhandle would be unlike. The easiest fix would be to combine Austin and Lincoln and extend the border of "Panhandle" south by at least double the territory. The "Panhandle" would probably be named either "Llano" or "Lamar". Whats left of Austin and Lincoln could realistically go by either name, but "Brazos" or "Brazoria" would also be likely names. Just my two cents. 
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ThaDrummer Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Student General Artist
Sorry, late reply. ^^

I do appreciate your input. 
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StephenBarlow Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very interesting.
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