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}}'''''The Disunited States of America''''', [[Tor]], 2006, is the fourth novel in [[Harry Turtledove]]'s [[Crosstime Traffic Series]]. It posits an [[alternate]] history in which the [[United States (Disunited States)|United States]] did not reach the compromise of the bicameral legislative branch at the [[United States Constitution (Disunited States)|Constitutional Convention of 1787]], and so continued to use the [[Articles of Confederation (Disunited States)|Articles of Confederation]]. After a few decades, the United States simply ceased to exist, and the various states became countries unto themselves. Many have a history of war with their neighbors. [[Beckie Royer]], a [[California (Disunited States)|Californian]], travels to [[Virginia (Disunited States)|Virginia]] with her grandmother, [[Myrtle Bentley]]. So do Crosstime Traffic employees [[Justin Monroe]] and his [[Cyndi Monroe|mother]]. By chance, they meet. Shortly after, Virginia goes to [[Ohio-Virginia War of 2097|war]] with its neighbor, [[Ohio (Disunited States)|Ohio]]. [[Measles (Disunited States)|Biological weapons]] are used, stranding everyone in a quarantine situation.
 
}}'''''The Disunited States of America''''', [[Tor]], 2006, is the fourth novel in [[Harry Turtledove]]'s [[Crosstime Traffic Series]]. It posits an [[alternate]] history in which the [[United States (Disunited States)|United States]] did not reach the compromise of the bicameral legislative branch at the [[United States Constitution (Disunited States)|Constitutional Convention of 1787]], and so continued to use the [[Articles of Confederation (Disunited States)|Articles of Confederation]]. After a few decades, the United States simply ceased to exist, and the various states became countries unto themselves. Many have a history of war with their neighbors. [[Beckie Royer]], a [[California (Disunited States)|Californian]], travels to [[Virginia (Disunited States)|Virginia]] with her grandmother, [[Myrtle Bentley]]. So do Crosstime Traffic employees [[Justin Monroe]] and his [[Cyndi Monroe|mother]]. By chance, they meet. Shortly after, Virginia goes to [[Ohio-Virginia War of 2097|war]] with its neighbor, [[Ohio (Disunited States)|Ohio]]. [[Measles (Disunited States)|Biological weapons]] are used, stranding everyone in a quarantine situation.
   
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*"[[Powerless]]," a story where the former [[United States]] is a balkanized multitude of independent nations, [[Point of Divergence]] unknown.
 
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The Disunited States of America  
Disunited
Author Harry Turtledove
Language English
Series Crosstime Traffic
Genre(s) Science fiction, Alternate History
Publisher Tor
Publication date 2006
Preceded by In High Places
Followed by The Gladiator
The Disunited States of America, Tor, 2006, is the fourth novel in Harry Turtledove's Crosstime Traffic Series. It posits an alternate history in which the United States did not reach the compromise of the bicameral legislative branch at the Constitutional Convention of 1787, and so continued to use the Articles of Confederation. After a few decades, the United States simply ceased to exist, and the various states became countries unto themselves. Many have a history of war with their neighbors. Beckie Royer, a Californian, travels to Virginia with her grandmother, Myrtle Bentley. So do Crosstime Traffic employees Justin Monroe and his mother. By chance, they meet. Shortly after, Virginia goes to war with its neighbor, Ohio. Biological weapons are used, stranding everyone in a quarantine situation.

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