Tolik, what I am trying to say, perhaps ineloquently, is that the Civil War represents govt vs govt whereas the Revolutionary War represents the people vs the govt. TX is not going to fight NY in a future uprising but an uprising of the people vs the federal govt. is a possibility. If there were a general collapse and the federal govt. ceased to exist in any practical form, then yes I could see the country breaking up in some fashion. For me personally, I’d just as soon VT, NH, & ME form a new country with the Canadian Maritimes (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island), plus Newfoundland & Labrador.