A concept developed in right-wing online circles and coordinated in conjunction with the III Arms gun company, the Citadel community is hoping to serve as a “bastion of liberty” in rural Idaho. The area still has deep ties to white supremacist groups, despite a high-profile ruling against the Aryan Nations in 2000. The Citadel aims to house between 3,500 and 7,000 “patriotic American families” convinced that they need to stock up on weapons and remove themselves from broader society in order to prepare for catastrophe.
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