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What's the deal with Trump and martial law?

Despite the history of martial law utilization in certain cases, it is still a term that isn't entirely understood.

President Donald Trump speaks inside the Vehicle Assembly Building following the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft on NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 mission with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard, Saturday, May 30, 2020, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA/Bill Ingalls, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

When I first heard about martial law, I pictured something futuristic and dystopian, similar to the setting from The Handmaid's Tale. That, along with the latest anime series on Netflix, where the government or group of people have banned together to change the political structure of a particular area that they want to change for reasons that are malicious in nature or unknown.

Now that the idea of martial law has been floating around for a few days, my general curiosity got the best of me, and I decided to look it up.

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