In CSA: The Confederate States of America, the American empire that emerges after the South wins the Civil War builds the Cotton Curtain, a wall meant to keep a bordering nation out of the CSA's affairs. The twist here is that the wall is on the Canadian border, because the neighbouring country wants the CSA to end slavery.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
The team that's bringing Confederate, the just-announced alt-history drama in which the south secedes from the Union after a second Civil War and maintains slavery in present-day America, to HBO have heard the many, many concerns expressed about the series, and have an answer: We understand, but please hold your judgement.
When David Benioff and D.B. Weiss wrap up Game of Thrones' upcoming final season, there will still be a number of Westeros-related projects in development at HBO. But the pair's focus will be elsewhere on the network -- specifically on Confederate, a new series about an alternate history where the South successfully seceded, while a new Civil War looms in the present.