Many commentators posit presumptions suggesting that such a break-up would result in separate countries bordered along present-day U.S. state borders or roughly based on recent voting maps. But this is doubtful given some critical real-world factors.

Investigating political disputes and conflicts in a frame that I think of as "break-away movements within the rich/developed world" has a lot of challenges. One of them that comes up occasionally is that there are a few areas I've been wary of writing anything about based on their being too controversial for me to want to touch at the moment. The Israel-Palestine conflict is one of those topics.

Part 1 of this series discussed some recent books on American secession and a second American civil war. In Part 2 of this series, I laid out some factors of concern when looking at the potential for a U.S. national split-up. In this final installment, I want to detail some of why I think a second American Civil War is unlikely to occur.

Secessio Populi is moving into a new phase. I need to reassess my fundamental frameworks of analysis. When I launched this blog …

In part 1 of this series, I discussed some of the recent literature in America on Secession and the potential for a second American Civil War. In part 2, I want to lay out a few of the factors which concern me when looking at the potential for a U.S. national break-up. I want to reiterate that I don't expect this to occur. Nevertheless, here are some potential catalysts that I am watching.

On May 2nd, Politico published a U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion on a case that could soon dramatically alter America as we know …

Civil War talk is de rigueur this year in the United States. In a year that's seen the release of two popular books about the prospects for civil war in the U.S., I think it's time to look at what this means and how likely it could be for America.

On February 22nd, 2022, The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine. The weeks which have followed have witnessed a brutal campaign by the Russian Military to overthrow the Ukrainian government and terrorize the civilian population into submission. This effort has been stalled by the tenacious resistance of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the citizen militias of the Territorial Defense Forces.