Possible Future Civil Wars
In class the other day we talked about whether or not there could be another civil war in the U.S. someday. I believe that it’s possible the U.S. could have another civil war but I’m doubtful that it would happen in our lifetime. It’s also difficult to say what it could be over. Today, the United States is such a large and significant country that if it were to have another civil war it would have to be over a very serious issue. Even then it would be a long-shot because the U.S. is so populated and is a wealthy country so it would be confusing as to where the battles would take place because during the Civil War, the U.S. was still starting out as a country and it wasn’t as populated or technologically advanced. Now a days, civil wars that occur in other countries usually have to deal with the government vs. the people, but since the U.S. is a democracy where it is all about liberalism and free speech (to an extent), I think it would be difficult to have a civil war break out. Civil wars always have large death tolls, so if a civil war were to occur in the future, it would have to be over a very serious matter such as issues over race or government because the U.S. isn’t going to have a civil war occur if it’s over an issue that can be solved peacefully. The Civil War occurred because of 2 sides opposing in a serious issue over a group of people. America is so complex today that there are so many different groups and subcultures that usually any issues that occur can be dealt with head on, or in some cases, involve some kind of protest or rally. So, I don’t believe that the U.S. will have any civil wars soon but it’s possible that one might occur a ways down the road.