In my fictional role as an archaeologist who retrieves documents from the future (after all, anybody can find documents and relics from the PAST) I’ve discovered quite a few items pertaining to our near future. This is one of those fragmented cyber-documents that I’ve been able to translate into English from the dominant Earthly language of the future. There are a great many lacunae in the documents owing to the strain of temporal travel back here to the year 2012 so the translations will be slow- going.

This first item is from a book that appears to be from roughly 2109 – 2120. I’m changing the author’s name to prevent potentially interfering with the lives of their ancestors who are alive right now. First of all is the foreward to that book.  


This revised edition of Lucian Monahan’s exhaustive historical account of the 2nd American Civil War in the 2030’s includes additional material that was not available for the original edition. The additional material includes Monahan’s interviews with the left-wing and right-wing generals and political leaders mere days before the conflict went global, morphing into the 3rd World War. 

With various creditor nations of the former United States despairing of a quick end to the civil conflict and fearful that they might never recoup any of the trillions of dollars the disintegrating nation owed , the rush was on to intervene on behalf of either the Left or the Right, thereby forcing a quick end to the war and holding the victors responsible for as much of the U.S. debt as possible. Or so the theory went. 

In reality, since the money owed by the original, combined United States was viewed by most world leaders as the only thing preventing total collapse of the global economy, short-sighted national interest took center stage. It soon became clear that whatever force was capable of taking and holding the debtor nation would be in a position to ensure that it received all of its own outstanding payments, if necessary by managing or liquidating the natural resources of a forcibly reunited America.

If the truth be told, the major reason the United Nations observors had forced a no-nuke zero tolerance policy on the belligerents in the first place was to ensure that whichever side emerged triumphant would have a sufficient infra-structure remaining to begin repaying the eager creditors. With both the Left and the Right stretched to their limits just to maintain the pretense that they were two sovereign nations neither party wanted to risk alienating global opinion with a nuclear strike. In 2039 China intervened. (here the fragment ends)   

As more cyber-documents “surface” from the year 2109 and I’m able to translate them into English I’ll be glad to pass them along.


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  1. Very interesting, a third civil war.

  2. Woman

    That was neat, different, but still interesting. So they leave infrastructure in tact, only to have China step in… imagine if they had that “face”/pride thing!!!! Oh boy!!!

  3. Yep, I’ll get more into that when I do some World War III “cyberdocuments”

  4. Very very entertaining but very scary, too. This really could be the path we are all going down.

  5. Its so inspiring to see someone else realize how destructive liberals and conservatives are. I’ll be looking for more of these pieces on the 2nd Civil war.

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  7. Disturbing scenarion, dude, and very plausible.

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  9. Too damn close to reality. This type of thing could really happen.

  10. Very very close to reality. This is more like a prediction than a story.

  11. Wow! I loved this and the other part you wrote. Cant wait for more on Civil War 2.

  12. Good posting. The eerie bit about retaining the infrastructure was very haunting.

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