PLEASE make a ASB timeline of this someday.A Dark Psychic Force: Supernatural Forces and the Downfall of America
Marianne Williamson/John Hickenlooper 2021-2025
2020: Def. Donald Trump/Mike Pence, Justin Amash/Larry Sharpe
Augustus Sol Invictus/Josh Hawley 2025
2024: Def. Marianne Williamson/John Hickenlooper
Marianne Williamson/Bill Weld 2025-
2028: Ran unopposed
The election of Marianne Williamson was a major shock to America, even moreso than the victory of Trump had been. Williamson was carried to victory via lofty rhetoric and promises of a grand progressive vision. Unfortunately, Williamson's optimism ran aground amidst the toxicity of American politics. Her ambitions were blocked by Republicans in Congress and her personal popularity dipped as leaks from the White House shed light on some of her more eccentric habits-performing occult rituals in the White House and speaking to aides of prophecies and dark forces. The sort of thing that, in those days, would get one labeled a madwoman.
And then in 2024 the Republicans nominated Augustus Sol Invictus for the presidency. This was a shock, as simultaneously Invictus was an extremist (as in a full-on Holocaust denier), a political novice (having only served half a term in Congress) and religiously very strange (a heretical Thelemite, insomuch as Thelma has notions of heresy). Despite these factors, Invictus managed to take the Republican nomination from a large, but surprisingly quickly cleared, field of candidates. He was down by double-digit polling numbers going into election day, but halfway through the night, he almost miraculously won just the right number of states to win the electoral college. Hopes that he would moderate in office proved to be misplaced as he ended up making Richard Spencer his Chief of Staff, gave a pardon to Dylann Roof and otherwise illustrated clear white nationalism. It got to the point that even fellow Republicans began to call for his impeachment.
But that ended up not being what happened. What nobody in Washington had anticipated or prepared for was the fact that all of the occultist ritualism of Invictus was not mere strange religious belief, but the president was in fact actively communicating with dark occult forces-demons, Great Old Ones, embodiments of chaos, things of that nature. These forces longed to come to the mortal plane and make it theirs. Few realized the threat these forces posed-Invictus' closest allies were aware of this, as were Williamson's. From beyond the White House, Williamson sought to prevent Invictus from acquiring materials needed to conduct a ritual to summon Hell to Earth itself. However, these efforts failed and Invictus, on the summer solstice, carried out a ritual to open a gateway to the planes beyond our own. This unleashed the forces of Hell upon America.
However, Hell did not subsume the Earth as intended by the likes of Lucifer, Nyarlathotep and Slaanesh. Instead, a counterritual by Williamson interrupted the flow of demonic forces, enabling her to form an emergency government in the West Coast and New England. The armies of Heaven had also been aware of Invictus' plans and had formed a bulwark against him in much of the Bible Belt. Voodoo priests in Lousiana facilitated that state's secession and rise up against the new regime. Various factions aware of the existence of the supernatural and prepared to combat it via technological means also rose up across America.
Human Regents of Hell on Earth
Augustus Sol Invictus/Dylann Roof 2025-
As a reward for his opening the gateway, Invictus' 'friends on the other side' appointed him the Human Regent of the lands their armies seized. In this role, Invictus' job was to mediate disputes between infernal armies and provide a human face to convince humanity to surrender to Hell. Invictus has largely failed in this goal, for the fairly obvious reason that no humans actually like living under demonic rule. Invictus has only been able to attract support from far-right white nationalist groups who hate minorities so much they would sooner align with infernal forces than accept equality. Thanks to the presence of demonic forces, Invictus nevertheless controls the largest swath of land in the country, with his regime stretching from upstate New York to northern Virginia and from New Jersey to Wyoming. Invictus remains loyal to his demonic backers, but has taken to playing them off against each other to maintain a stronger grip on his territory.
Presidents of the Christian States of America
Brian Kemp/Tim Scott 2025-2027
Ron DeSantis/Dan Crenshaw 2027-
2027: Def. Brian Kemp/Tim Scott
The genesis of the Christian States of America came in April of 2025, when the Archangel Michael appeared to several governors of southern states simultaneously and warned them of Invictus' true nature. Initial debate over what to do about it was stopped by Michael's assertion the actual opening of the gateway by Invictus was a crucial part of God's plan to bring about the Last Judgement. At Heaven's urging, the various state leaders began accumulating weaponry and setting up wards against demons across their states. Thus, when Hell on Earth opened up, most of the South and Great Plains were spared. Several angelic armies would descend from Heaven to combat the forces of Hell alongside the Christian States' armed forces. However, the Christian States faces many obstacles. Heaven's interest in defeating Invictus increasingly is being perceived as akin to the US's interest in defeating North Vietnam-its importance is more broadly strategic than actual commitment. Additionally, the forces of Heaven initially insisted upon rigid rules for the Christian States, including strict Biblically-sanctioned morality codes and a refusal to align with heretics and heathens. However, such a view in increasingly seen as unrealistic and DeSantis won openly promising to work on a potential popular front against Invictus, to Heaven's chagrin. This has not materialized yet however, owing to the difficulty in reaching terms acceptable to other factions.
Cooperative Directors of the Affiliation of Free Commonwealths
Ron Paul/Justin Amash 2026-2029
Adam Kokesh/Karen Kwiatkowski 2029-
2028: Def. Justin Amash/Raul Labrador, Mark Sanford/Doug Ducey, Jared Polis/Maggie Hassan
Ron Paul had died in 2022 of natural causes, so it was a rather huge shock that the Congressman began showing up at the homes of various allies of his and the wider libertarian movement in late 2024. Paul (looking exactly as he had back in the late 1970's) was accompanied by a man named John Titor and warned of a coming impending apocalypse, but also promising that if handled in the right circumstances it would pave the way for the restoration of American liberty. With only minor coordination, libertarian groups formed into militia structures across America and when Invictus unleashed hell, men under the Gadsen flag were ready with weaponry at least 50 years ahead of anything modern armies had wielded. It took a full year before Paul formed a semi-united governmental structure in Helena, Montana and even then the resulting government was confederal and weak. Even now, amidst the ongoing struggle, the current Voluntaryist Adam Kokesh won pledging to ultimately shut down the Affiliation's government, only winning due to possessing military experience. Their technology edge has enabled the Affiliation to take over Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Alaska, and parts of Arizona, New Mexico and New Hampshire, but disputes within the Affiliation over ideological principles (such as immigration, abortion and whether to align with statists against the forces of Hell) continue to weaken it.
Executive Governors of the United American Technocracy
Andrew Yang/Elon Musk 2025-2028 (Killed in office)
Elon Musk/Tulsi Gabbard 2028-
Yang had been among the allies of Williamson seeking to avoid Invictus causing Hell to be unleashed on Earth. However, over the course of his efforts to assist, Yang became disgusted by the very existence of supernatural forces and believed that they would need to be eliminated to prevent something like this from ever occurring again. Thus, even as he sought to help avert Armageddon, Yang plotted with several other Williamson allies, along with personal supporters, for an alternative plan. Yang had been tasked by Williamson with securing control of New York against Invictus. However, Yang, after seizing as much of the state as he could with a force of robots, declared the formation of the United American Technocracy instead of support for Williamson. US loyalists were forced out of the state and Yang additionally gained control of Hawaii thanks to the support of Hawaii Governor Tulsi Gabbard. Silicon Valley also became a UAT hub of support and intermittent fighting in the region bogged down California's National Guard for years. UAT-supporting guerillas also took control of large swaths of the Midwest, though these pockets of rebels ultimately fell to the legions of Hell by 2028. Yang himself would ultimately be killed during an aerial battle between the UAT's drones, the United States Air Force and several aerial-based demons, leaving Elon Musk in charge of the UAT. While Yang, in the later portion of his rule, had begun reevaluating his agenda and sought to negotiate with Williamson for reunion, Musk has returned to a hostile position to almost all factions in North America, even as the forces of Hell on the frontier of the UAT increasingly grow in strength.
Presidents of the Louisianan Republic
Mary Landrieu/John Bel Edwards 2025-
Louisiana Governor Mary Landrieu rejected the apocalyptic occultism of Invictus, but also the near-theocratic leanings of most southern states. Instead, Landrieu would lead Louisiana into secession. Why she chose secession over support for Williamson can be attributed to a simple fact: the influence of voodoo practitioners. Few Americans realized quite a few Louisianan political figures were allied with various voodoo priests and sorcerors operating in the state and by this time often owed them a number of favors. As certain voodoo arts were considered black magic by Williamson, she was despised by these figures. Meanwhile, the voodoo practitioners had no desire to unleash the apocalypse and nor were they loyal to the Abrahamic God. Thus, secession was pushed by these figures, whom also helped defend the state against all comers with armies of the resurrected dead. Zombies roaming in Louisiana is not as bad for the living as one might expect, as they are docile towards all they are not directed to attack. Still, most residents are uncomfortable with the new status quo.
Presidents of the Republic of Deseret
Mitt Romney/Mia Love 2025-
2026: Def. Mike Lee/Jason Chaffetz
Mormonism is considered a false doctrine by the Christian States, so Utah had to secede. They don't really do much beyond occasionally shoot at the Legions of Hell as they approach and fight skirmishes with the Affiliation of Free States and United States.