Post by stevep on Jan 13, 2021 15:08:40 GMT
Forst, the UN HQ has for the time being been relocated in Montreal but will get a more permanent home soon. And although yes, the farest to the Right Republicans do alienate some, and the far left in the Democratic Party proposed a Democratic Socalist agenda ITTL and this lead to much alienation.
The UN would lack the power, will or ability to intervene in such a way, especially in such a short period of time. Especially since with the US paralysised either their representative in the UN would be vetoing anything like that or if incapable for any reason you would have Britain and France trying to counter Russia and China which would seek to gain advantage of such a situation. Furthermore since the UN HQ is in New York their probably busy relocated outside a war zone.
Also with an open revolt against the election results leading to violent insurrection I can't see a moderate like Biden doing anything to alienate many moderate Republicans. The hard liners who want Trump at any cost would already be committed but in the middle of what's a civil war Biden will be seeking to gain as much support as possible. You might get some alienated by more black propaganda from the rebels who make false claims about Biden's plans but again most people likely to be mislead by such will already be in the rebel camp.
As to the UN, it’s more like in the Korean War,. The coalition is lead by Canada (purely based off of geography), with most of Western Europe as well as Australia and New Zealand joining in the coalition. It’s still all a massive crisis though, and a wreck across international lines.
Except they will continue to be ignored by the bulk of the Democratic party. especially in the middle of a massive crisis like this.
There is a possibility that more radical proposals will gain support if the war is long, just as Lincoln was able to move against slavery in the latter stages of the previous civil war so you could see moves for a more efficient health service for instance. Definitely going to be a bigger role for government on both sides of the divide. That always happens in modern wars.
How quickly could the UN move? Its only days since the attempted coup started and its a huge organisation. Plus moving out of New York may be seen as showing a lack of support for the legitimate government, which all bar possibly Russia and China would want to come out on top. As such I suspect it would be a few months before that happens, unless there's major terrorist attacks or other threats to New York City.