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Hey fascists of Englistan:

London is lost; south England is lost; the Scots, Welsh, and Irish don’t care about us; but the North remains relatively untainted by immigration and liberalism, barring some of the cities…

I say we untie and then secede Greater Northumbria, that we might control our selves (like we pretty much already do given the south hardly gives a shit about us). Hell, we were basically what allowed the uk to leave the EU. It’s what we want, and what the rest are trying to destroy.

Idk it’s just an idea

Fallen London, if FL fell in the present day (updated).

The Masters of the Bazaar get one of them a seat in Parliament. They advocate isolation from the world at large, touting the benefits of a mushroom-based diet to the public. They tell them of the decrease in sunburn and the new possibilities for trade with areas hitherto ignored, reminding them of the betrayals they have experienced at the hands of the rest of the country and the horrors it has produced: Vernon Kay, The Only Way Is Essex. Haggis.

A referendum is held. The public vote 52% to secede to the Neath. Chaos ensues.

2019
  • NYT: Trump Launches Attack on Delaware After Provocation
  • WSJ: Trump Strikes Back Against Delaware Insurgents
  • WaPo: Don't Be Mad At Trump for Delaware War- Be Mad At Congress
  • CNN: Delaware Needs Our Help, Says Pentagon
  • Fox News: Why Is It Always the Blue States?
  • NPR: Trump, Rebel Commander Markell Swap Insults
  • Vox: Why Dover is Such a Hard City to Take Back
  • Huffington Post: Delaware Has A Right to Secede
  • The Guardian: Civilian Body Count in Wilmington Hits 2,000
  • Breitbart: Rebels Look a Little Mexican, If You Ask Me
  • Mother Jones: The Alt-Right's Newest Conspiracy Theory Is Ridiculous
  • Forbes: Arms Industry Sees Major Growth in Q3
  • Buzzfeed: School Children Try Delaware's Local Root Beers
  • The Atlantic: Delaware: A History of Insurrection
  • Vice: Delaware's Death Metal Scene Makes Tough Choices
  • Economist: Free Trade: The Olive Branch We Need
  • Mic.com: JK Rowling's Epic Callout of Delaware's Racism
  • Daily Caller: Senate Democrats Refuse To Protect U.S. Soldiers
  • Reuters: Trump, Rebel Delegation Meet in Boston for Peace Accords
  • ThinkProgress: Boston Treaty Wouldn't Have Been Possible Without Jimmy Carter's Help
  • USAToday: Trump Op-Ed: You're Welcome, Delaware
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April 9th 1865: The American Civil War ends

On this day in 1865, 150 years ago, Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union general Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia, thus ending the civil war that had ravaged America since 1861. Sectional tensions over slavery, which had existed since the nation’s founding, came to boiling point with the election of the anti-slavery Republican Abraham Lincoln as president in 1860. The outraged Southern states feared the government would attempt to emancipate their slaves, whose labour provided the basis for the Southern economy, and thus seceded to form the Confederate States of America. Hopes for peace were dashed when shots were fired upon the Union Fort Sumter in April 1861, and the nation descended into civil war. The Confederacy, largely led by General Lee, initially had great success and defeated the Union in key battles including at Manassas and Fredericksburg. However, the Union’s superior resources and infrastructure ultimately turned the tide of war in their favour, crushing the Confederates at Gettysburg and with the destruction of Sherman’s march to the sea. Lee surrendered to Grant when hope of Confederate victory was lost, though Grant - out of respect for Lee and his desire for peaceful reconciliation -  defied military tradition and allowed Lee to keep his sword and horse. While more armies and generals had yet to surrender, Lee’s surrender essentially marked the end of the deadliest war in American history, which left around 750,000 dead. Union victory ensured the abolition of slavery, opening up questions about what was to be the fate of the four million freedpeople. These debates, as well as how to treat the seceded states and how to negotiate their readmission into the Union, defined the challenges of the postwar Reconstruction era. The Civil War remains a pivotal moment in American history and in many ways, 150 years later, the nation is still struggling to unite the sections and cope with the legacy of slavery. 

“The Confederates were now our countrymen, and we did not want to exult over their downfall.”
- Grant upon Lee’s surrender

150 years ago

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“If you say ‘war’ just once more, I’ll go into the house and shut the door. I’ve never gotten so tired of any one word in my life as ‘war’, unless it’s ‘secession’. Pa talks war morning, noon, and night, and all the gentlemen who come to see him shout about Fort Sumter and States’ Rights and Abe Lincoln till I get so bored I could scream! And that’s all the boys talk about too, that and their old Troop. There hasn’t been any fun at any party this spring because the boys can’t talk about anything else. I’m mighty glad Georgia waited till after Christmas before it seceded or it would have ruined all the Christmas parties, too. If you say ‘war’ again, I’ll go into the house.” -Scarlett O’hara

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February 4, 1861: The Confederate States of America is formed.

In November of 1860, Abraham Lincoln, a one-term U.S. representative and candidate for the newly-formed Republican Party, was elected President of the United States with just under 40% of the popular vote. Rather than remain in a union whose president had won the election with a party promising “free labor, free land, free men”, seven southern slaveholding states seceded. The first was South Carolina, birthplace of John C. Calhoun and historical hotbed of states’ rights sentiment, and the last of the original seven was Texas, which seceded in February, a little over a month before Lincoln took office.

Six delegates convened in Montgomery, Alabama in the chambers of the state senate on February 4, 1861. Their first meeting marked the founding of the Confederate States of America, and in the coming months the Montgomery Convention drafted a Constitution and appointed former Secretary of War and veteran congressman Jefferson Davis president opposite the comparatively inexperienced Abraham Lincoln. In his Cornerstone Speech (March 21, 1861), the Confederate States’ vice president Alexander Stephens asserted that “our peculiar institution African slavery” was the “immediate cause of the late rupture and present revolution”. He also declared that the founding principle of the new Confederate state, for which hundreds of thousands of lives would soon be spent, should be the principle of black racial inferiority:

Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner- stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE VOTE

On September 18th, Scotland will vote on whether to secede from the UK. Polls suggest it could be a cliffhanger.

I’ve made several reporting trips to Scotland over the last few months, looking at different aspects of the debate. Here are links to some of the stories you may have missed:

Will North Sea Oil keep an independent Scotland afloat?

http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/06/30/326777014/in-shetland-oil-shapes-debate-over-scottish-independence

What will happen to Britain’s nuclear weapons?

http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/08/23/342422422/scotlands-independence-vote-and-the-fate-of-britains-nuclear-subs

What does a neon-orange soft drink tell us about Scottish nationalism?

http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/08/27/343727147/its-not-whisky-but-everyone-in-scotland-drinks-it-by-the-bottle

After 300 years of marriage, why does Scotland want a divorce?

http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/03/18/289410520/after-300-years-of-marriage-scotland-contemplates-uk-divorce

The cakes referendum!

http://www.npr.org/2014/03/18/291172099/will-scotland-leave-the-uk-one-cafe-sells-cakes-to-find-out

And finally —

Border tensions between England and Scotland have been around a LONG time. At least 2,000 years:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/08/30/344031401/the-wall-that-defined-scotlands-past-and-the-vote-on-its-future

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The First Order, also simply known as the Order, was a military and political organization that was active approximately thirty-four years after the Battle of Yavin. Inspired by the principles of the Galactic Empire, the First Order would briefly inhabit a wing of New Republic politics until tensions became intolerable. Fully seceding into the galaxy’s vast Unknown Regions, it would plot its ascension as a galactic superpower, and thirty years after Endor, fought against both the Resistance and the Republic for control of the galaxy. [x]

Time for some Civil War spoilers!
  • The South secedes over states rights issues. Specifically their right to own people.
  • Fort Sumter is bombarded beginning open hostilities.
  • The Battle of Gettysburg becomes the most costly battle in US history.
  • In a touchingly tragic scene Stonewall Jackson dies from wounds inflicted by his own soldiers.
  • Other than that Mrs. Lincoln how was the play?
  • 150 years later people in the South are still bitter about the loss and many loudly exclaim their love of the Confederacy has nothing to do with their racism. 
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On the one hand, I find it really insulting when right wing dickweeds tell us to just leave America if we have a single problem with it (rather than trying to make it a better country, to ensure it lives up to its ideals). On the other hand, I wouldn’t have a problem for a nanosecond if places like Texas, the Gulf states, Florida, and South Carolina actually seceded. So … it’s complicated.

The point is, Trump is a dickweed.

But thought: what if Kimlasca and Malkuth had a similar linguistic gap to the US and the UK.

Please imagine how confused young Guy would be upon coming to Kimlasca and trying to talk about pants

Please imagine Luke in Engeve asking if he can borrow a jumper, and everyone around him starts giggling

Please imagine Jade fucking around with the fact that “quite” means almost opposite things in the two countries

Please imagine this