"The Breaking of Nations"  
Author Harry Turtledove
First Appearance And the Last Trump Shall Sound
Publisher CAEZIK SF & Fantasy
Series Pacifica stories
Genre(s) Science Fiction/Future History
Publication date August 25, 2020
Followed by "The Purloined Republic" by James Morrow

"The Breaking of Nations" is Harry Turtledove's contribution[1] to the shared universe work, And the Last Trump Shall Sound, published by CAEZIK SF & Fantasy on September 22, 2020. The work depicts the secession of "Pacifica" (i.e., the West Coast) from the United States in response to a Fascist-Trumpist regime. An excerpt may be found at

Literary comment

On January 20, 2021 in OTL, Joe Biden succeeded Trump as President, retroactively making this story an alternate history.

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