If the Stock Market Crash of 1929 got way worse
In this timeline , the Stock Market crash of '29 lasts way longer than in our timeline, this results in major consequences to the world, particular in the US. Herbert Hover, President at the time is much more ineffective in trying to smooth the Crash , causing the Crash and its effects to get worse by the day. Eventually by early December , with riots on the streets of many big cities, different parties rising(communists etc) , and a shattered economy, Marital Law is imposed and the military takes over the government, causing even more chaos. However this proves to be too much for the States and by December 23, 1929 , the states of New England secede from the Union. Eventually by New Years Day, the Northwestern states follow and also leave (forming Cascadia days later) The Union and its freedom are basically dead at this point, many more states leave and by March 1930 only Virginia, South Maryland, South part of West Virginia and eastern Kentucky are left, controlled by the military. By this time , the crash ended but it is far to late by this point a giant rift has formed between the former States and the Remaining Government(which i would call The Enclave).
The rest of the world is also in shambles, Europe is barely standing with revolutionaries in France and Spain, Britain is alright(it separated its economy and market from the US after the Marital Law in the US), Germany is there too (it joined Britain in separating) Other Countries like the Soviets and Japan are have been barely affected while in China, this greatly affected the civil war with the PRC taking full control. Colony wise, Britain has given Dominion autonomy to most of its colonies, however most of France's colonies have become independent, due to the Civil war
I been making this Alternative history for the last couple of weeks, my first true AU project, im still ongoing with this however as the lore is not finished, this was just a summary , hope you like it, ill answer any questions put down below