The world has always been filled with rich people. Same goes for the poor people. But once the gap between the two became bizarrely huge in one of the most important countries in the world, the balance of peace fell. Starting with an election of the wrong president for the times, people began to protest. Most of them teenagers, they took it upon themselves to revolt against the rich people, blaming their problems on them. Some were correct while others really were not. As the number of protesters and rioters became huge, many of the rich went into hiding. Many communities collapsed, and some people gave up on currency (they find that it's quite a useful kindling). Gangs were formed, help groups were formed, and lone drifters became common. Violence still floods the streets and killing someone really doesn't mean much unless you think about it too much. Many cities and other places have been looted, but gems still exist. Some places have become ghost towns and cars aren't run often in case of emergency by those who have one.
The world went downhill fast in a short amount of time, and now have to survive with what exists now.
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