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NOTE: In light of some recent criticism regarding the plausibility of this TL, I would like to remind all readers that ASB is defined as requiring alien intervention to happen. I would also like to ask that comments remain in discussion of the article itself, not of the political options of myself. Thank you!

PART 1: 2020 ELECTION

2020 was hated by those who lived in the year. In March the Coronavirus devastated the economy and wrecked social structures. In June, widespread protests/riots (Depending on who you ask) broke out. In the Fall, a massive hurricane hit the Gulf Coast, encompassing Florida but reaching all the way north into Arkansas and Oklahoma. Widespread Fires in California topped off the year. Of course, the 2020 election would have to match the years turmoil.

Wikipedia entry for the 2020 Presidential Election

 The Republican Primaries where a non-contest. The party rallied behind the incumbent President Trump, without any strong challengers.

The Democratic Primaries where very different. The 2016 Election saw the fractured party's two wings emerge: the Clinton Moderate Wing and the Sanders Progressive Wing. The Moderates saw South Bend, IN mayor Pete Buttigeig and former Vice President Joe Biden emerge as leaders. The Progressives saw Bernie Sanders, a Vermont Senator, and Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Senator, emerge as leaders. In the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries, Buttigeig and Sanders eeked out narrow leaders over each other. Sanders wins Nevada, then Biden wins his first state in South Carolina. Buttigeig dropped out after the South Carolina competition. Then, Super Tuesday saw a change of fortunes. Biden won 10 states, Sanders 4, and Michael Bloomberg (former NYC mayor) won American Samoa. Biden would go one to win races, albeit they were delayed due to COVID-19. 

The quest for a vice president would be short for Trump (who nominated incumbent Mike Pence) and Biden (who, after several months, nominated Kamala Harris, CA Senator).

During the summer months, Biden seemed to be in the lead by most polls. However, starting in July, these polls started shifting rightward. 

Election Day, 2020 (Nov. 3)

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No one excepted the landslide win Trump had in 2020. Most excepted the 'Blue Wall' to be won back. However, Trump broke the wall further than in 2016, winning New Hampshire, Oregon, Delaware, Virginia, and Maine's at-large Congressional votes. This landslide win saw rioting that was put down quickly. Trump's victory saw a Democratic Party floundering. Biden died in 2021 of Cardiac Arrest, but would receive little attention

Trump Administration, 2020-2024

Trump's second term would see several events occur, expected and unexpected, home and abroad. 

Coronavirus Vaccine Debacle, 2021

When the initial Coronavirus Vaccine debuted in February 2021, thousands of Americans took it, including President Trump. However, the virus proved to be faulty, as the killed virus interacted with some live virus spread widely across the country. Many, including President Trump, became seriously ill. Mike Pence served as President from February 13th to February 27th, 2021, when Donald Trump recovered. 

Sino-American Cold War

The Chinese-American Cold War continued in the Trump administration, with further sanctionings acuring. However, on March 3rd, the Shanghai Co-operation Organization, CSTO, and African Union merged into the Sinosphere, a Chinese-lead organization that began to spread Maoism around the world. NATO quickly responded. Trump supported a broader version of NATO, the Global Economic and Security Co-operation Organization. NATO, the EU, MNNA, and India all joined this organization for global unity.

The California Crisis of 2023

Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA) had become a major Democratic leader opposing President Trump. After his 2022 re-election in his home state gubernatorial race, Newsom announced that California would join the Paris Climate Accord independent of the United States, implying that California was breaking from the Federal Government, something foreshadowing the future. New York, Massachusetts, Washington, and Hawaii all joined the PCA. Trump threatened to cut Federal Funding in April 2023, and initially it was taken as a joke. Then, on April 21st, 2023, Trump signed an executive order suspending funding to those five states and declared the recent actions of the state legislatures 'null'. Hawaii, Washington, and Massachusetts backed down quickly, and there funding resumed. New York backed down in May 2023. California remained in opposition until Federal Troops seized the California State Capitol.

2024 Election

The 2024 election centered around the California Crisis of 2023, among other things. Called Caligate, the way the issue should of been handled was disputed, but Climate Policy, Environmental Policy, and Social Policy starred in the 2024 election.

2024 Republican Primaries

Early leaders in the 2024 Republican Primaries included Vice President Pence, Governor DeSanches, and former UN Representative Nikki Haley. Initially, Pence won Iowa and New Hampshire, but failed to build on momentum. DeSanches and Haley had a fierce and competitive primary season, but in the end, DeSanches won out the nomination. He nominated Texas governor Greg Abbott for Vice President, securing two key states off the bat.

2024 Democratic Primaries

Democrats in 2024 where desperate to retake the White House. However, a old generation of Democrats was fading from view, and Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren leaving the scene, among others. The leaders of the two sides of the Democratic Party (the Radical Left and the Center Left) where Alexandria Oscario-Cortez and Pete Buttigeig. Buttiegieg and AOC where neck-and-neck in the primaries, with Buttiegieg winning Ohio and Nevada while AOC won New Hampshire and South Carolina. However, Buttiegieg became the most likely candiate after Super Tuesday. He would nominate Governor Gavin Newsom of New York as his Vice Presidential Candidate.

Election Day

On Election Day 2024, a possibility not previously considered occured. As the Blue Wall disintegrated in the East, Trump's narrow victories in Arizona and Nevada lead to a Democratic push in the West. Democrats won back Delaware, Oregon, New Mexico, and Colorado, among others, and they won previously red states of Alaska, Arizona, and Montana. Texas, the big prize, stayed in the Republican Camp. The most narrow election of the 2024 election (comparable to Bush's Florida in 2000), Buttigeig won Wisconsin by a total of 332 votes. The blue wave was not enough, however, to throw the election, winning exactly 269 electoral votes. However, the Republicans had the same number. The 435 member House of Representatives would have to chose the election. However, 217 members were Republican, 217 where Democratic, and 1 was an independent. However, the single independent refused to announce his vote until January 4th, when the vote was held. He chose DeSanches. This caused widespread outrage. Therefore, leaders on both sides proposed a compromise: DeSanches would serve as President, and Buttigeig as Vice President. However, neither Abbott nor Newsom liked this, as they had both resigned in there governorships in New York and Texas. No one liked this compromise. So, Civil War resulted.

American Civil War (DeSanches's GOP Admin, AOC's GOP Admin)

Two people where appointed the President of the United States, each on the far end of the political spectrum. DeSanches ruled a Republican-nominated government in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Democrats had Alexandria Oscario-Cortez ruled from New York City.

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Each government began to solidify control of there government in various states, the Democrats in Minnesota and Michigan and the GOP in Texas, Florida, and several Great Plains states.

The Northeastern Campaign

The GOP Government started a Campaign into a, the Northeast, and b, the rebellious Great Lakes states with no real loyalties. The 1st Division of the GOP Army attacked Pittsburgh on February 5th, 2024, starting the Second Civil War. The GOP seized the suburbs, and laid siege to the city, a strategy they would repeat. Pittsburgh fell on February 12th, 2024. The GOP invaded Erie, capturing that city. They continued to West New York. The Battle of Albany ended the campaign with a GOP defeat, and a Appalachian mountains standoff line was born.

Great Lakes Campaign

The GOP also continued into seizing Detroit. This lead to Michigan coming into GOP hands, but they would stop there. Rural Illinois was brought to the GOP, but Chicago proved impossible to lay siege to due to the goods coming from Canada, but this would be cut off in April 2024 due to forces within Canada soon to be mentioned.

The Utah Campaign

The Democrats biggest campaign was in the conservative state of Utah. Utah was the only way for the GOP to get into the West overland. Hand-in-hand with an Idaho invasion, the large Mormon population would prove to be an issue. Aside from the strong conservative feelings, Mormons had massive, 6 month food storage was common. This made each target captured, first St. George and later Nephi, Provo, Salt Lake City, and Logan took two years.

The People's Revolt

The People's Revolt began in Dallas, Texas, in opposition to both the Republican and Democratic Parties. However, many people in opposition to the war joined the revolt. In early 2026, the Democrats collapsed, but the Utah Campaign kept some parts of the Dems alive. The GOP collapsed in April. A new government was sworn in by Congress, made up of Buttigeig and Haley, who would help rebuild the US but also help rebuild Canada and the EU, and would build up forces in Japan to deal with the recent loss of South Korea.

World Rebellions and the Rise of China

Europe

Europe, specifically the European Union, had begun a messy project of unification, something not for the faint of heart. The EU had finally organized its Unification process. Much of Western Europe was in favor of the unification, the exceptions being Iceland and Scotland (see the UK Civil War). However, much of Central Europe (excluding German nations) where happy to stay in Eurozone and Schengen Areas without federalizing. Finally, there was the East, lead by the newest member Turkey, in opposition to unification. The unification had happened in October 2024, before the election in the United States that lead to the Second American Civil War. Quickly, the European National Party and the European Social Party emerged, as the leading Conservative and Liberal Parties, respectively. The government took pieces of the American and British models of government. Each states, equivalent to a former country, would elect three Delegates of the National Senate, or the DNS. Each state would also be divided into districts of 500,000 people, who would each elected a Representative to the National Parliament, or the RNP. The first election saw President Macron (L-FR) run against President Steinmeier (C-DU). The RNP would vote, and if a candidate receives 40% of the vote, they would move to the DNS for confirmation (assuming only one made it through) or election (assuming two made it through). Steinmeier had the support of the Spanish, Germans, and Austrian, whilst Macron had the support of the French, Portuguese, and Benelux countries. Ireland's delegates became the deciding vote. Ireland's 10 delegates where split. In the end, 3 voted Macron and 7 voted Steinmeier. Steinmeier, in a show of unity and precedent, appointed Macron National Vice President. 

UK

The United Kingdom had been founded out of a shaky alliance between the English and the Scots in 1707 AD. In 2024, this was torn apart. Now isolated from all NATO members who could give support, Scottish Rebels began an armed revolt, seizing Edinburgh and Glasgow. English troops were spread thin giving what assistance they could to the Americans (out of goodwill) and to the Europeans (having inherited the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance), they were further spread thin in the Falklands. Scottish troops there revolted, and the Falklands where ceded to Argentina. Scotland broke away in violent revolt. This, in a twist of fate for the English, discouraged Northern Ireland and Wales to try and do the same.

Canada

Canada had been divided since its founding. In 2025, they revolted with a spike in the Quebec's Independence Movement, which lead to the Western Canadian and Maritime Revolts. Canada's army and government collapsed instantly, and the status quo evaporated.

Korea (aka The February War)

Korea had been, since the end of World War Two, split into two sovereign nations, North and South Korea. However, after the US and UK fell into Civil War in 2024, Canada in 2025, and the destabilization of the EU, Japan and South Korea could do little to stop North Korea and China from annexing South Korea. After Canada fell into revolutions in January 2025, Kim Jon-Un, dictator of North Korea, announced an invasion of South Korea. On February 1st, Seoul fell. On February 5th, Pusan fell. Japan negotiated an end to the February War, and the Treaty of Tokyo saw Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan's territories outside the main archipelago fall to the Chinese and North Koreans. Japan was also forced to enter into the Sinosphere

An End to the Dark Days in America (2028 Election & Buttigeig)

In 2028, the post civil war world saw three parties emerge, the traditional Republican and Democratic Parties

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overrun with radicalism (Fascism in the former and socialism in the later), the Pan-American Party was formed by President Buttigeig and Vice President Haley, although many others joined in with the Pan-Americans. The Pan-Americans nominated Buttgeig and Haley. The Republicans nominated Tom Cotton for President and Eric Trump as his running mate. The Democrats nominated Bernie Sanders for President and Alexandria Oscario-Cortez for Vice President. The Pan-American party won a massive portion of the Southwest, Northeast, and East coast.However, the Pan-American party would split in 2031, and the Republican and Democratic parties would fade from prominence. In February 2029, Bernie Sanders died of a heart attack, ending the career of this longtime Vermont Senator.

Buttigieg's Second Term

Rebuilding America

America had fallen into disrepair after the Civil War. Washington D.C., the Capital, still had enough infrastructure to run the government but the outer city portion was in complete chaos. Buttigieg and Congress signed a law giving the Capital outside the Federal infrastructure (ie. the Capitol, White House, National Mall etc.) to Maryland. Then, he founded the Urban Board of Reconstruction, headed by five Pan Americans, one Democrat, and one Republican. The UBR elected Greg Abbott, the former Texas governor and Republican Vice Presidential Candidate in 2024, to lead the UBR. The UBR identified several urban areas as places needing reconstruction. They used the power invested in them by President Buttigieg to take complete control of these cities, and redesign them and make them functional. They also built temporary relocation cities for refugees fleeing the cities. They would wield immense power in the near future.

GESCO

Formed by President Trump back in 2022 before the 2ACW, GESCO had fallen into disrepair. Prime Minister Nikai, the Japanese Prime Minister, would lead GESCO, however. GESCO sanctioned the Sinosphere, which had grown to include almost all of Asia at this point. Israel, too, would help Japan in the task of repairing broken countries.

Reconstruction Laws

The reconstruction amendments of the Buttigieg administration where widely popular. The 29th Amendment put term limits on Congress and the Supreme Court, the 30th Amendment forced the government to have a balanced budget, and the 31st Amendment repealed the 12th Amendment, so the 2024 Civil War Scenario would never happen again.

Death of Donald Trump

In 2031, former US President Donald Trump died of liver cancer, diagnosed eighteen months after he left the White House. His funeral in the White House saw Buttigieg, Hayley, and Mike Pence speak. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

2032: Red, Peace, and Blue

The 2032 election was remarked as the first Presidential election since 2012 which hadn't resulted in riots, warfare, or something of the like where the Republicans and Democrats were the leading parties. Buttigieg, ineligible to run for terms limits, saw his party collapse. Nikki Haley, the Vice President, ran against Governor Newsom of California in the attempted primaries for the Pan-American, but the lack of a unifying force caused the party to fall apart. Nikki Haley was nominated by the Republicans, with Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK) as her running mate, and Governor Gavin Newsom was nominated by the Democrats, with former NY Representative Alexandria Oscario-Cortez as his running mate.

Nikki Haley was very popular, however, she nominated Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK) as her running mate. Cotton had been a major force in the Civil War, and he lacked the charisma that saved AOC. This hurt Haley, and then there was the Texas issue. It had slowly shifted Blue over the course of the 21st Century and now was finally in the Democrat's grasp. Haley's campaign spent nearly every dime in Texas, which she won by 6%. However, crucial swing states in the West, Atlantic South, and Rust Belt where left vulnerable.

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Newsom won the elected with 58% of the popular vote to Haley's 39%. He also achieved an electoral landslide.

Newsom Administration

Newsom's administration seemed like it had a mandate from the people. The first far-left President in a very long time started off his administration with the Religious Taxation Act of 2032 and the Immigration Act of 2032, the first placing a tax of churches and the second allowing open borders.

2032-3 Legislation

The Religious Taxation Act and Immigration Act where both controversial, but overshadowed by what could of happened next. The Universal Healthcare and Education Act gave universal healthcare coverage and education to everyone in the United States. However, this caused the government to eventually go bankrupt in 2033. Newsom decided, therefore, to cut certain programs. The Armed Forces and Police where thinned by 90%, and widespread discontent followed.

Backlash

Republicans in the 2033 midterms retook control of the House of Representatives and had a supermajority in the Senate, meaning they could impeach Newsom if they wanted to. However, seeing as his Vice President was more radical than him, they decided against it. However, the would easily make Newsom a one-term President.

2036 Election

Nikki Haley quickly won the Republican nominated by the Republican Party, but Newsom did not as easily win the nomination. A significant challenger emerged in former Montana Governor Steve Bullock, one of the more conservative Democrats. Newsom barely won out the nomination, but election day was a no contest. Haley won in a landslide election, flipping every state except the District of Columbia, in a margin of 535-3.

Haley Administration

Nikki Haley was regarded as the last good President. This was, of course, because she was one of the last. She began her administration with the blanket repeal of many laws passed during the Newsom Administration, and began to rebuild connections with American allies. GESCO, the dead little cousin of NATO, finally gained some prominence.

UN Controversy

The United Nations had become the puppet of China. The silent moving of the UN HQ to Shanghai was seen as part of this. The EU, increasingly moving towards China, began to oppose the United States. Haley began to see America was in real trouble. She pulled out of the United Nations, to which she formerly was an ambassador. Latin American countries followed.

The final peace

Although not known at the time, the great unity seen under Haley would be the last the United States would see for a long time. The peace she brought was guaranteed by the final building up of the armed forces.

Re-election

Democrats attempted to oppose the popular Haley, however, even the District of Colombia was in doubt. Newsom would be impossible to elected, so AOC was nominated. This would be foreboding of thing to come.

Abbott Administration

Greg Abbott had formerly been the governor of Texas and had been a common Vice Presidential candidate of many GOP members. However, his 2044 election would prove to be an ugly standoff against Alexandria Oscario-Cortez. Abbott would win the election by a slim margin, in the 280s, but AOC refused to accept the result of the election. This would be bad for the future of the United States

Third American Civil War

AOC lead a revolt, saying New York City would no longer stand behind the Republican Party's control. Gavin Newsom declared to California that AOC, not Abbott, would be recognized as the President. Civil War followed. However, Abbott constantly tried to appeal to both sides, and the Republicans eventually abandoned him. No one really liked either side, but they where drawn into a conflict. However, a third faction, the Techno-imperialists, arose out of the Great Lakes. The TCIMPS saw there nominee, a nobody one the political stage, was known as George C. Watson. The Imperialists promised freedom to their supporters, and won the support of the Northeast and mid-mountain west. Eventually, Watson marched into the temporary capitol of the Abbottonians in Dallas, and executed the President and Vice President Jeb Bush. Then, AOC in New York City fell, and Newsom, her VP, surrendered as well. The United States of America was dead. The First American Empire was born.

Age of American Imperialism (Blue Wall Broken Part 2)

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