The Second Great Depression and the Drug Wars changed the United States of America forever. For one, we were far less united than we thought. Decades of political infighting had badly damaged American’s unity, and most States looked to their own for help. Many suffered greatly when the cities that governed them collapsed under the strain of budget cuts, protests, riots, gang violence, and drug wars. The Federal government poured its resources into helping cities governed by their friends, and ignored those governed by it’s political rivals. Or so people thought at first. Then Texas called for all of the States to deal with the Federal government over charges of facilitating the death and destruction that had consumed so many cities. The Forty Nine States answered their call to form the Convention of States, which quickly became the judge, jury, and executioner of the United States of America as we knew it.