It will prove difficult for the US to Balkanize, even if it wanted to because every group is represented in every city and state. Furthermore, the typical suburban American moves every 5 years or so to wherever their next job is.
If we want to simulate a mercantile society where many disparate groups are crammed together in the same territory some of which might be semi-nomadic, we need only look to the Levant where tribes have competed for a very long time over a narrow neck of valuable sea-side real estate with a Mediterannean climate that lies on top of a natural chokepoint of world trade routes.
In recent history, Lebanon provides us with the best example because it experienced a bloody civil war in that confined space after a multi-cultural democracy broke down over the issue of mass immigration.
We can roughly divide Lebanon into 3 major factions, Christians…
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