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 …

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 …

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.

2022 promises to be a busy year for Secessio Populi. With this in mind, I wanted to start the year off with a quick look at some of the relevant break-away movements that I expect to make the biggest waves in the coming year. So here are Secessio Populi's top 5 rich world break-away movements to watch in 2022.

Secessio Populi: Year -1

It’s 2022! Secessio Populi is entering Year -1! What is …

Next Week, California Voters will return to the polls for …

Separatists, secessionists, and independence movements: Such longings have brought about monumental …

What the Hell Am I Even Talking About?

Here are just a few decent stories about a few of them that have popped up on my radar.

Introducing: Secessio Populi

This is Secessio Populi, a blog dedicated to separatist, autonomist, and secessionist movements in the rich-world. This project seeks to explore and explain the many active and theoretical movements and claims to independence, separation, and autonomy among various groups and people throughout parts of the world where people’s quality of life, by global standards, might make this seem counter-intuitive.