Why did America never suffer any uprisings after independence?

Larrey

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Sep 2011
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#31
God, only recently, it was "Wounded Knee".
Wounded Knee incident - Wikipedia
And I remember famous Joaquin Murrieta Joaquin Murrieta - Wikipedia
Add to that numerous Indian uprisings.
And one could possibly add various instances of large scale violence against black communities, like the 1917 St Louis race riots. The scale of those kinds of actions certainly exceeded any of the major attempted slave rebellions in 19th c. USA.

This seems pretty comprehensive;
List of incidents of civil unrest in the United States - Wikipedia

Even includes the The Doctors Mob in NY in 1788, first of at least twenty "anatomy riots" in the US, where crowds attacked and destroyed medical colleges through the 19th c.
 

betgo

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Jul 2011
5,439
#32
We don't have coups or third world level corruption, but how many African countries with artificial borders have had a civil war with anything like 600,000 military deaths?
 
Jan 2017
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Republika Srpska
#33
We don't have coups or third world level corruption, but how many African countries with artificial borders have had a civil war with anything like 600,000 military deaths?
If you only take military casualties into account, we don't have many (if any) examples of an African civil war with 600,000 military casualties. But if we take overall casualties into account, there is quite a few African wars bloodier than the ACW.
 

sparky

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Jan 2017
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Sydney
#35
the US has been blessed with first world corruption
In the First Lincoln administration secretary Cameron was a legend of which secretary Seward said that the only thing he would not steal would be a red hot stove
when reproached , he replied " I must correct , Secretary Cameron would steal even a red hot stove "
Cameron was "promoted" to Ambassador to Russia , a steady friend of the Federal government and the closest thing to sending someone to Siberia
 

betgo

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Jul 2011
5,439
#37
There were various rebellions and violent incidents. Certainly, violence on the frontier, some of which is depicted in western, and settlers and native Americans killing each other. Also, violence mostly against blacks 1865- 1930 roughly. Accept for the Civil War not on the level of Africa and Latin America.

I said third world level corruption. Yes we have first world level corruption, similar to Europe, except for a few clean northwestern European countries. Not on the level of Africa and much of Latin America. There are a few countries like Denmark, Prussia, England, and Singapore where efforts were made to eliminate corruption. Otherwise it exists everywhere.
 

betgo

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Jul 2011
5,439
#39
There wasn't government instability or coups, but there was a lot more local violence than in Canada or Australia or most European countries. You can look up lynchings, race riots, violence involving strikes, etc. There was the Johnson Country War where big ranchers attempted to lynch a list of "rustlers" , were surrounded along with their hired guns, and rescued by the Army. In Canada, they didn't have the wild west. They sent the Mounties out to maintain order and keep out trouble makers.

The violence was mostly a result of independence, as there wasn't a strong central authority to stop it.