If a civil war broke out between the Left and the Right which side would the military support?
- The DonaldLv 64 months ago
Republicans are for a strong military.
- USAFisnumber1Lv 74 months ago
Depends on the the military unit. MacArthur sent troops and tanks in against the Bonus Army during the great depression. He disobeyed orders of FDR and sent his troops over a bridge after them. He went to excess. At Kent State the Guard fired on unarmed students. Right after Katrina the Oklahoma National Guard was in New Orleans, going door to door with the cops confiscating guns. They were following orders and gave no consideration to the Constitution. On the other hand, the Utah Guard that was outside of New Orleans heard about what was going on and made it know they would NOT follow such an order as it violated the Constitution. So if we have a war between Left and Right it depends on who is in power and what the orders are. I seriously doubt that they would fire on unarmed civilians.
- 4 months ago
Depends if the military had the option to support sides
- ZackLv 74 months ago
The military wouldn't support any side. They would try to break up the fight.
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- STEVEN FLv 74 months ago
BOTH. The military isn't a single entity any more than the US population at large.
- jimmyLv 74 months ago
Who cares? Because if a civil war broke out in the USA, it would destroy the US and their economy. The world would no longer use the US dollar as a world currency.
- DanielLv 74 months ago
If they were just fighting each other and neither one of them had the backing of the government (and vice versa), the military wouldn't even be involved unless it overwhelmed law enforcement and some level of martial law were declared. Both sides would simply be criminals rioting.
- 4 months ago
How many Leftists do you think joined the military?
- MannyLv 54 months ago
Neither. Their job will be to keep the country from falling apart. They will shoot any combatants of either side, and come to the aid of any side.Source(s): I will say this, though… It isn't left-wingers who are threatening the authorities about what they do if they take their rifles away, but yet again, many people in the military will have right-wing views…
- Anonymous4 months ago
Military includes American voters. It would be 50/50.