History

  • 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.

History

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