Something I thought of after reading about Charles Holst, President of the United States, in After the End from 2025-2027.
In 2027, Charles Holst was removed from office following the Dixie Mafia Scandal. His removal and imprisonment were a sigh of relief for many Americans due to Holst's anti-Semitic rants, his talks about ending term limits, and his plans to take away wealth and property from anyone he called an "enemy of the people." However, some wonder what would have happened if Holst wasn't removed from office and if he ran for re-election in 2028.
In 2032 the tv series: "War for America" was released, depicting Holst never being removed from office and the North American Continent falling to war once more.
The point of divergence in the series is that no government agency learned of Holst's connections to the Dixie Mafia, and he was acquitted of all charges in his impeachment trial at a close margin. Eleanor Lehrer and James Davies both announced to run in 2028 to "save America from a Socialist Jake Featherston." Holst was defeated in the general election in a landslide, even in regions the Socialists historically performed well in.
2028 United States election
Blue- Democrat- Eleanor Lehrer
Light Red- Republican- James Davies
Dark Red- Socialist- Charles Holst
The Republicans took all of Canada, the Caribbean, and the Pacific.
Holst angrily denied the results of the election.
On Inauguration Day, something unimaginable happened. In various states, Holst loyalists stormed the state capitols. By the end of the day, only the Eastern United States and the Caribbean region were under the control of the Federal Government. The States under the control of Holst declared the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the United States of America. Texas invaded and annexed Houston until "the legitimate government was restored." Former Western Canada declared independence as the United Federation of Canada. Mexico invades Sonora, Chihuahua, and Baja California to "protect ourselves from a rouge American government." In his Inauguration Speech, Davies declared that his government would "defeat the Jake Featherston of the 21st century, no matter the cost." The Fifth War between the States has begun.
Map of the war
Red- Holst's forces
Purple- Republic of Texas
Flag of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the United States of America
Flag of the United Federation of Canada.
In the show's first season, the CDS invaded the Pacific region, while Holst invaded Canada and Illinois. The first season ends with the Battle of Chicago, a battle paralleling the Battle of Pittsburgh, Holst's first loss in the war. The second season depicts the CDS and USA launching counter-attacks against Holst and invading Canada. The second season ends with Canada surrendering to the USA-CDS coalition and Holst's government being driven out of the Midwest. The third and final season depicts the Rocky Mountains and West Coast being liberated from Holst's government, Texas rejoining the USA due to its economy collapsing, and the idea of the USA having to use a Superbomb to stop Holst. In part one of a two-part finale, Holst and his government attempts an escape somewhere. However, his location, San Francisco, was discovered by US intelligence. With a heavy heart, Davies orders a superbomb to be dropped on San Francisco.
Scene of San Francisco being nuked in "The End Part 1."
The End Part 2 shows Conrad Koehler, Holst's Vice President, surrendering his forces to the USA and CDS, ending the War for America (as many called it). Mexico then withdraws from Sonora, Chihuahua, and Baja California. The State of Houston was re-established after a referendum was held. The series ends with James Davies delivering a State of the Union address calling to rebuild America from the ashes and reunification with the people of Holst's government.