No Risk Too Great
- After World War II, the nations of the world recognized that technology had developed to the point where a single country could put the entire planet in jeopardy.
- Atomic weapons were outlawed and other advanced technology was given into the supervision of a World Science Council.
- Without the threat of nuclear war, there was no Cold War — though the world is by no means a utopia.
- The four major political powers are the United States, the European Union, the USSR, and the People’s’ Republic of China. All are more less of equal strength.
- The biggest political issue is the formation of an East Asian/Pacific Federation. The concern is that if this Federation ends up more closely aligned with either China or the US, it will upset the balance of power.
- The intellect, time, and resources that went into Cold War conflict went instead to the development of advanced science and space technology.
- Several nations have permanent orbital space stations.
- The WSC maintains a permanent base on the Moon, with a charter to serve the interests of all the people of Earth.
- The first human mission to Mars is well into development.