Originally Posted by HonestChieffan
I can imagine King George saying very much the same thing. Superior training, better armed, skilled fighting units well practiced with superb leadership vs bumpkins dispersed untrained in the art of warfare. Slam dunk. The fight may be one sided. But it would be ugly brutal and no winner would emerge. Its lose lose. The cities would go up in flames.
I think there is a huge chunk of the population that would go along with, or at least pretend to go along with, a military takeover in our country. People in high-pop areas are already desensitized and those are the people that will go along to get along. The country couldn't be taken though unless the military is willing to kill a shit ton of people and that's doubtful still. Too many well armed/well organized gangs in the urban areas, too many well armed/well organized militias in the rural areas.