In the year 2121 it started. The world was one world order. Countries still had separate leaders but they all were just puppets to the 7 major corporations which owned everything and the few billionaires controlling them. A mere 5 percent of the population controlled 98 percent of the wealth while over 65 percent of the population lived in abject poverty. The Great War began with one populace in Eastern Europe rising up in peaceful protest. They were massacred. No matter the spin the paid-for media tried to use to defend the action, the people had long ago stopped believing them. The result was a mass conflagration across the globe. The people had had enough and they rose to fight their oppressors. The devastation was horrific. Nuclear weapons were used but after 20 years of blood and corpses the governments of all countries in the world had been overthrown when, in the last couple years of the war’s existence, the corporations that had started it all switched sides and helped the people to finally claim victory.
But the fervor and hatred for the Corporations that had been building in the people for decades was not fully spent. They went on to destroy every manufacturing warehouse and company that created weapons of mass destruction. From tanks to missiles to firearms to fighter jets to naval destroyers; they didn’t stop until all were smoldering heaps. Every scientist or person with knowledge to create them had been hunted down and murdered; their universities made crumbling ruins. The people would never again tolerate weapons that could kill them in their millions. Most of the world was left as cesspools of unlivable wasteland. What remained were 20 or so City States in what was once Europe and 20 in what used to be the United States, each their own country, each owned by one of the original 7 Corporations. Proving that in the end, sheep were sheep.