So I was watching the movie Gettysburg over the weekend and it started me thinking about the history and causes leading up to the war. Which then got me thinking - could something similar happen again in the US?
To simplify, there was a feeling of north vs. south, of states rights vs. federal interests, slave owning vs. abolitionist, etc. While those pressues don’t exist today (for the most part), there are feelings of religious vs. not, republican vs. democrat, individual rights vs. government regulation, etc.
Some of the militia groups around the country seem somewhat predisposed to making a move like this, although I don’t they are typically big enough or “control” enough territory to actually secede from the US.