United States anti-government unrest
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United States anti-government unrest refers to the general rise of unrest in the United States to the point where anti-government unrest has become near continual across many movements. The movements are loosely allied or at least associated with each other[no citations needed here] and are themselves usually loosely connected and decentralized.
It is generally consideredTemplate:Who to have taken stronghold in the middle 2010s intensifying so much so that it is sometimes called the United States uprisingTemplate:Who. In 2016, especially with the Malheur incident, someTemplate:Who have suggested it is another "United States civil war", not to be confused with the earlier American Civil War.
Tension had built up in the United States for quite some time. Eventually the approval ratings for the branches of federal government had reached all time lows in the single digits[no citations needed here]. This had coincided with promotion of social equality which had the opposite intended effect of growing economic inequality. The War on Terror and other effects of Globalization mitigating the strength of American exceptionalism intensified the domestic unrest.
Listed are the most intense of the movements and other unrest chronologically by when they formed that have devolved into the overall unrest. Template:Expand list
- Patriot movement, Redemption movement, and Militia Movement - 1990s (stable)
- Occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge - 2016 (ended)
- Occupy movement - 2011 (stable)
- Black Lives Matter - 2013 (escalating)
When used as an umbrella term sometimes lesser intensity examples are included. Gamergate, Tea Party movement, and Anonymous are hardly anti-government unrest, and certainly not on an "Another american civil war" level. In addition to these legitimate movements, there are insurgencies that have anti-government motives as a lesser side objective, such as Islamism.