The Commonwealth of Virginia fell into chaos during the Second Great Depression, along with many national governments all over the globe. Their collapse was worse than many in that it revealed a long standing civil war between the eastern and western counties that had gone very cold over the last several decades. The eastern counties and the capital city had effectively become an expansion region of Washington D.C. and fully adopted Washington politics as their own. The western counties hated Washington politics with a cold fury, and the other counties fervently wished the two extremes could just get along and stop antagonizing the other. The arrest of the former Vice President was not a bridge too far for them, but it was one of many paving stones towards it that the eastern counties gleefully placed and polished to a gleaming hue.