Project Genesis - Echoes of the Past

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  1. Rome has fallen.

    Nature has once again claimed the world as her own. If one were to wander around the old cities, over growth is now covering most of the buildings and the signs of human activity would be eerily missing.

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    The hypothetical traveler would have to question what happened.

    In the late 1980s, as the U.S.S.R.'s economic and political decline put it in danger of losing the Cold War, the Soviet leadership made a desperate gamble to rearrange the global balance of power.

    They unleashed a super-tech weapon that was designed to trigger human brains to become overwhelmed and cause violent deaths. These weapons were called Ghost Bombs. However, little did the Soviets know, the US government had a similar weapon that would be unleashed as soon as the East Coast was hit….

    A non-nuclear*Third World War*decimates the human population.

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    However, moving closer towards the seas and waterways, one can find that the human will to survive has once again proved its worth…

    Roughly 600 years have passed since that time. New nations have arisen from the ashes of the old. States like the US and the USSR had difficulty maintaining order and power, thus international organizations and religious sects have been established in the aftermath.

    The nation of Semile is one such region. Labeling itself, “New Rome,” the Church once again gained more important in the following decades after the falling of the Ghost Bombs. Much like power of the Church during the Dark Ages, the nation of Semile is currently dealing with the pressing issues of Empire and Faith.

    Semile, New Rome, The Hope of the World.

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    The nation, itself is in fact a series of “bubbled” cities that extends roughly 227 miles north and south, or what was once considered the Eastern sea board of the United States from DC to New York. Built to last for hundred years, the cities were designed as a sanctuary for humankind after the falling of the Ghost Bombs. The concept of the city is that it is self-sufficient and in that sense, the perfect means to keep civilization in an otherwise unknown world. The average citizen knows next to nothing about the outside world, due to fears of rebellion by the secular arm of the Church. It is inhabited by humans, cyborgs and a few androids.

    Since the Ghost Bombs only killed off populations and not technologies, computers and other informational higher technologies still exist in Semile, as they do elsewhere. It is more or less similar to what we have now a days with greater focus put on genetics/cloning and the creation of super soldiers to send out into the so called frontiers. It is not known if the government knows about the condition of the outside world or not.
     
  2. who's brian wilson
     
  3. anyone know why Marx was banned
     
  4. DANTE

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    I AM THE PURIST, NON-CONFORMIST, JADED SUB-HUMAN TERRORIST. FROM THE FLESH TO STEEL TO BLOOD TO BLADE I FIGHT TO EXIST. A RIVAL TO FARCED JUSTICE, EXTREME RUSH OF HATRED, I SURVIVE IN A WORLD WHERE NOTHING IS SCARED.

    AS I DIE, I SHALL BURST WIDE OPEN. AS I DIE, I SHALL RELEASE THE APOCALYPSE, MY FORESIGHT. THUS, I HOLD ON TO MY FAITH. THUS, I KEEP THE HOPE ALIVE. THAT IT WILL PROSPER AND DEVOUR THE DEMONS I FIGHT.

    DEATH TO THE FOES!

    WE ARE DANTE, THE MISANTHROPES, THE BROTHERHOOD!
     
  5. The government of Semile is based on the concept of Meritocracy. This is a system of a government or other organization wherein appointments are made and responsibilities assigned based on demonstrated talent and ability of a citizen. Full rights are only granted to those, whom have willingness to sacrifice themselves in the common interest of the nation.

    According to official papers from the Ministry of Information, itself: The democracies of the 20th century, collapsed because "people had been led to believe that they could simply vote for whatever they wanted... and get it, without toil, without sweat, without tears. No one can stop anyone from pursuing happiness, but life and liberty are said to exist only if they are deliberately sought and paid for."

    Suffrage belongs only to those willing to serve their society by two years of volunteer Federal Service in any of the Armed Services — "the franchise is today limited to discharged veterans only" instead of just anyone "...who is 18 years old and has a body temperature near 37°C." The Armed Forces are required to find a place for anyone who desires to serve, regardless of his/her skill or aptitude (this also includes dangerous non-military work such as serving as experimental medical test subjects).

    Registered Citizen/Unregistered Citizen:
    A differential classification for residents of Semile, established by the First High Priest as a means of regulating resource distribution amongst the residents. Registered Citizens are officially sanctioned residents who are able to receive healthcare, schooling, welfare, and other amenities from the government.

    Unregistered Citizens, on the other hand, cannot receive municipal healthcare or many of the other amenities offered to Registered Citizens. While the Unregistered Citizens are not illegal occupants of the city per se, they are often regarded, both officially and effectively, as the lower caste among the residents of the city. Many live in the older, run down parts of Semile.

    While the original means of establishing the differentiation between the two groups is undisclosed, the classification system is maintained largely based on familial ties. All biological offspring of Registered Citizens are considered to also be Registered Citizens. In addition, each married pair of Registered Citizens is able to adopt one Unregistered Citizen as a child. As a result, the child becomes reclassified as a Registered Citizen. Conversely, offspring and wards of Unregistered Citizens will also be classified as Unregistered Citizens.


    In summary: "The noblest fate that a man can endure is to place his own mortal body between his loved home and war's desolation.”
     
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    Semile is a relatively large nation that has access to the sea and her boundaries extend as far north as Lake Champlain in what was once New York state down to the wetlands of Virgina; which would make up most of the Mid Atlantic states, where most people lived in the former United States. That's an extent of roughly 600 miles North to south. The natural boundaries of the Appalachian Mountians and Cumberland River make entrance from the West difficult.

    The only region not controlled by the Semile government is the small strip of land near Hampton Roads called Norfolk.

    The capital of Semile extends from Washington DC northwards past Baltimore, Dover, Trenton, and into New York City. This is a metropolitan region of about 320 miles.
     
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