The Devil's Highway
US Civil War
In 2021, the US Presidential Elections finish in controversy over the results. Riots break out in many states that are not quickly put down.
Order breaks down completely in several states and the new President signs an executive order instituting Marshal Law. The National Guard is mobilised and ordered into those states where unrest continues.
Civil War breaks out over this order as eight State Governors, many not directly involved in the unrest, secede from the Union.