President Haldeman elected by a massive (and suspicious) landslide
on a tough Manifest Destiny platform, with heavy support from the
Heartlanders Association, Christian Coalition, and New Republicans.
Historical birth of Imperial America.
American troops under the new Department of Governance (tasked
with restoring governing bodies and civic systems) re-establish
order in Indonesia, the Philippines, Southern China, Australia,
and the Middle East.
US Government - now run by expansionists - begins to reassert
control over its wayward and economically devastated states.
In a bid to regain lost jurisdictions the federal government
passes the National Security Reform Act of 2024, imposing strict
regulations or many regions that had declared freehold status.
The Act also creates a new
agency: the Federal Bureau of Security is now responsible for
domestic security, counter-espionage and counter-terrorism while
the FBI is relegated to its more traditional role of criminal
Corporations support secessionist Amerindian claims in the Western
States in a secret bid to control Rocky Mountain natural resources.
The FBS uses strong-arm tactics which backfire, resulting in heavy
casualties on both sides and the formation of an Amerindian
Eurospace begins construction of an orbital colony as a datahaven and
refuge for elite personnel.
American Aeronautics starts a small lunar colony for research
purposes; it is soon militarized.
US deploys cybernetically enhanced soldiers to the Pacific Conflict
Zone and parts of Central America.
California defies draconian edicts from the Presidency, but after
FBS Anti-Subversive units shatter the dissidents' organization it goes
underground and forms the Tea Party, dedicated to restoring
real democracy to America. As 'punishment' California is partitioned
into conservative Anglo NorCal and permissive Latino SurCal amidst
Nigerian Confederation imposes peace on central-west Africa through
Rioters destroy laboratories and research facilities across the
globe. Public paranoia about bioweapons creates a huge wave of
xenophobia and the implementation of stringent purification procedures.
Digital Union becomes the world's largest virtual reality collective.