The Great Separation: A History of the Separation of the United States into Two Independent Republics in 2029 by John DoeThe Great Separation: A History of the Separation of the United States into Two Independent Republics in 2029 by John Doe

The Great Separation: A History of the Separation of the United States into Two Independent…

byJohn Doe

Paperback | April 4, 2017

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Caution: this book is a document from the future, obtained through a highly experimental technology — and so sensitive, that its futuristic author must be identified merely as John Doe, Ph.D. Are you ready to find out how the United States finally split along party lines — into two separate republics, and its aftermath?

Dateline: 2029. The past year has been tumultuous. After about thirty years of ever increasing political party animosities, the federal government was already gridlocked and nearly dysfunctional. Nothing of national importance seemed to bring the parties together.  A contested 2028 federal election, a “natural” disaster, and a monumental bipartisan decision later, and already the former United States is well into, not another Great Depression, but the Great Separation — The “One Nation, Indivisible,…..” finally divides, in 2029. 

This all happened so quickly, it requires a historian to catalogue these recent events while they still exist in memory. Bipartisan by birth, eminent historian John Doe, Ph.D. (real name withheld for national security reasons) compares the developing cultures in each of the two newborn countries, and tells us of his brave travels along the borderlands, where people still daily encounter others with — gulp— opposite political beliefs. He also uses the few bipartisan documents that remain in existence to examine the historical forces that brought America to a polarized standstill and recount the events that led to the Great Separation.

Will the culture of “God, Guns, and Greed” ever again unify with “Science, Serenity, and Socialism,” so the two countries become the Re-United States of America? or will they continue to grow farther and farther apart? And how will the rest of the world react?

Because this book was written in 2029, readers of today may well understand this book as a work of political satire, and find humor in the events therein. Still, we are currently living through what Dr. Doe has chronicled as the last few years of Pre-Separation America, so it is left to the reader to determine what part is satire, and what part is a cautionary tale for our own future.

John Doe, Ph.D. is anonymous.
Title:The Great Separation: A History of the Separation of the United States into Two Independent…Format:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.46 inPublished:April 4, 2017Publisher:Roya PublicationsLanguage:English

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Editorial Reviews

I have read and admired the writings and the political understanding of authors of the stature of Manchester, McCullough and Sanberg, but I have never read a volume with the enlightened understanding of the American political system as demonstrated by the anonymous Dr, John Doe in his marvelous satirical volume entitled, "The Great Separation."....I cannot imagine a book being more timely, more appropriate or more meaningful than this brilliant satirical analysis of the current political scene in America.....It is a must read for political junkies caught up in the current U.S. Presidential campaigns, even though it is captured in a different time and a different place. ....At first review, the reader may question whether the author has gone much too far in exaggerating a ridiculous political scenario that defies all reason and logic.  But as one observes the unfolding of the current Presidential races in each party, he sees how plausible and realistic this creative and visionary author might be.Excerpts from a 2016 review, by James Erickson, Emeritus Educator