The Aftermath of the Alien War
The fighting was heavy in both Africa and South America and the countries there were severely devastated by both the aliens and foreign troop interventions. The surviving countries are now strongly independent and wary of the other Human Alliance member nations. Some tactical nuclear weapons were even used on their soil, but no foreign aid was received for the devastation that was done. While the remaining Human Alliance nations had enough troubles on their own, their unwillingness to help other countries in need convinced these countries the outside world was not their friend. Some limited shipments of medical supplies and food were sent from Canada and Japan to Brazil during their crisis, resulting in the formal trade ties that exist today. However, Brazil only has limited trade and diplomatic ties to other Human Alliance members such as the European Union and True America. Africa is a complete basket case that is xenophobic to outsiders with constant skirmishes against the Newt colonies there.
Japan held out well in the war after being invaded and utilized captured alien technology to build mechas with active molecular armour and rail guns. It is rumoured that some South American nations like Brazil have special deals with the aliens.
During the war and the ensuing chaos, half of the human race or 4 billion people perished. Vast stretches of the world are now run by warlords and / or are no man’s lands. Many nations were shattered and no longer exist. The United States and Russia were dealt major hammer blows and are shadows of their former selves. The USA has fragmented into east and west, with some states pretty much obliterated. Northern China is split by the powerful Tianjin and Xian factions, with the powerful remnants of the People’s Republic of China is based out of southern China, with the new capital in Guangzhou. Hong Kong / Shenzen Special Economic Zone is the powerhouse of the PRC now. The European Union is still powerful, but badly devastated by the war. Central America is controlled by the Newts from southern Mexico down to Columbia and then into central Brazil. The Brazilians emerged semi-victorious from the war and control much of South America directly or indirectly.
Canada was blasted, with a meteor impact devastating Toronto, but the western cities survived more or less intact. Vancouver and Seattle were devastated by an earthquake four years later and rebuilt. Canada is now basically Western Canada with Ontario gutted by the destruction of Toronto. Quebec is now Free Quebec. The Atlantic Provinces are now part of the US East or the True United States of America. Alaska is Alaska. Canada is allied with Pacifica or US West. Trade goes north from Churchill Manitoba through the ice free NW Passage.
Ten years after AA (After Armageddon or After Arrival).
- European Union is now lead by France as the Germany was greatly devastated by the war. A great deal of rebuilding has happened.
- Brazil – or the Brazilian Empire. It rules South America except for neutral Chile. Brazil has a Guyana Space Base that was captured from the European Union and works with them for space launches.
- The former eastern United States of America – also calls itself the True United States. A very conservative Christian religious democracy originally started in the power vacuum at the end of the Alien War.
- The former western United States is now Pacifica and represents the ideals closest to the nation from which it originated. A former president from Chicago started this nation in a revolt from the tyranny of True America.
- Japan is once again an economic powerhouse with close ties to Canada and Pacifica. Japan has had brush fire wars with the PRC even though it has simmered down. They support the northern Chinese factions.
- China has fractured into a southern block which is now the Peoples Republic of China, and multiple northern factions.
- The Pan-African Alliance is lead out of South Africa. This block is allied with the PRC which provided aid to the African continent.
- Australia is independent along with New Zealand.
- The Russian Federation stretches from Europe to the Pacific. It is a strong power block that heavily influences its neighbours.
- India and Pakistan have set aside differences to be their own power bloc with ties to the Middle East, Russian Federation, and PRC / Northern Chinese.
- The middle east, the -stan countries, Iran, Iraq all have ties to the Russian Federation.
A good chunk of Earth’s tropical and subtropical lands had been occupied by the Newts, who had either pushed the humans out or now lived in a tenuous coexistence with them.
Almost seventeen years later
It is a relative period of prosperity for the recovering nations. Much of the world is still devastated, but the countries that were least scarred absorbed huge numbers of skilled refugees and began reconstruction. People are optimistic, but there is a societal trauma that lingers. Many Americans are now Canadians. There are also many Japanese living in Canada as the countries have major trade and exchange relationships. Australia is the major southern trading partner for Japan and the PRC.
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