Martial law

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Martial law is the use of military to enforce governmental decrees, through measures such as curfews and summary executions, an abandonment of and pretense of democratic government.

Police state

Full article: Rated 3/5 Police state

The reality of modern USA blurs the distinction between martial law and police state.

Cultural references

The film Gray State was planned to depict the imposition of martial law in the USA, after compulsory chipping, food shortages and hyperinflation. A concept trailer was posted on YouTube, but the film itself was never made due to the sudden death of one of the creators.[citation needed]


Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:War Martial Law and the Economic Crisisbook extract1 November 2010Peter Dale Scott


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