Well, yeah, that's a real possibility in such a scenario, but I never said it wasn't.I cant see that ever happening, if it did I'd guess that a single power would emerge and conquer neighbouring states again without much time passing, perhaps enforcing its own ideological agenda in the process.
YeahThe reality is that the USA is a unified single national identity,
I think you fail to recognize just how big those differences are. Is it enough to lead to the break-up of the US in the event of a total economic collapse? I dunno, maybe not (again I just raised it as a possibility, not a probability), as you correctly note there is a strong national identity in the US, but I don't think it's an unreasonable scenario to postulate either.no matter how the much the differences between "Jesus Land" and the rest of it are exaggerated domestically or elsewhere,
I lived for many years down South. And it's safe to say that the majority of White Southerners I encountered thought things would be better off if the Confederacy had won. Combine that with a strong distrust of the Federal government, the culture/religion wars and a mutual distrust of the decadent, homo-lovin, secular Yankees, and I really don't think it's as unlikely of a possibility as you seem to think it is.
Perhaps, but that doesn't mean there would not be secession.The ideologies of those sessessionist quarters of the US, the Tea Party people or Free State Project or whatever would make those regions seriously ripe pickings for robber baron corporate entities who'd quickly reduce them to the state of a bannana republic with a pittance of wage and zero cash circulating as a result, perhaps the wealth of the over lords would eventually provoke a rethink but I seriously doubt it.