The History of the Confederation

A history of the world from 2030 and the Creation of the Confederation of Nations

By Lewis Stockton
Funded by the Confederation Of Nations

 


Foreword

Greetings, what you have in your hands is a condensed history from the year 2030 to the current publishing of this history in the year 2150. 


Included in this piece are extracts from the widely used history text book “A Brief History of the World: Volume V” which gives a lot of the history in a nice condensed form. 


Also included in this piece is News Reports, News Interviews, Journals and even a recently declassified extract from a United States Department of Homeland Security report.


We hope you enjoy this piece and fund your local Confederation library.

 

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2030 - Department of Homeland Security Incident Report


2032 - Transcript of GNN Report


2032 - A Brief History of the World


2032 - Propaganda Extract


2035 - Transcript of GNN Report


2036 - A Brief History of the World


2037 - A Brief History of the World


2038 - A Brief History of the World


2039 - A Brief History of the World


2040 - A Brief History of the World


2040 - Journal Entry


2043 - Transcript of GNN Report


2043 - A Brief History of the World


2050 - A War Torn World 


2053 - A Brief History of the World


2054 - A Brief History of the World


2055 - A Brief History of the World


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2100


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2140


2041

'Ghost's Defence' short story takes place


2143

'Ghosts Aim' short story takes place


2150 - First Contact Report


2151

'The Array' short story takes place


2152

"Sacrifice" short story takes place


2153

'Diseased' short story takes place


2155

'Overload' short story takes place

A Brief History of the World.

Prelude to 2030

 With the passing of the British enactment of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the European Union lost a member state. That in turn, started a downhill retention of the European Nations. Within the next several years the United Kingdom began to rebuild itself, in doing this it began to forge new trade deals with the United States under the Trump Presidency and Hong Kong, an old British Colony.

With several more nations leaving and some joining, the Euro began to lose retention in the Union and some nations even resorted to their original currency instead of the Euro. Many countries in Europe such as Spain, Greece and France found trouble sustaining their policies with the increasing debt bubble.

Riots begin to erupt frequently due to increasing draconian measures to get several countries financial problems under control, Governments begin to push out drastic measures to forced the storms to calm. Greece fails to uphold their economy in their stubbornness to keep their welfare system up and soon end up with most, if not all enterprises closing down. Meanwhile, Italy decides to lead by example and focus their resources on securing a stable economy.

Following concerns over increasing oil prices, and the potential to run out of oil completely, the United States government commissioned the installation of several new nuclear plants, as well as refurbishment of existing plants. Indian Point was selected as a test site for a new reactor design based off of Soviet RBMK-1000 designs. American scientists worked to eliminate known flaws in the design, such as those which had precipitated the Chernobyl disaster of April 1986. Considering new advances in technology, the elimination of the flaws responsible for the Soviet disaster, and adjustments were made to process uranium in previously unheard of amounts. Following examination of the plans, the United States approves the new reactor design, dubbed APUR-2020.

Original operations began at the Indian Point plant on September 16th 1922, but new updates and systems were updated in March of 2021, despite protests from local environmental groups. Successful education campaigns by the government on the benefits of nuclear power help to smooth the transition period, especially given claims about the newer reactors having no feasible chance of an incident as damaging as Chernobyl, or Fukushima. Increased demand from the public and with more-than-adequate funding from the government, the plant is renovated in record time. By 2027, the plant had re-opened, and resumed producing power for the East Coast. Prior to renovations, Indian Point had been solely responsible for the energy generation of New York state. Now, due to increased capacity and efficiency, the plant generates a majority for the power for the entirety of the north-eastern states.

On 12 August 2030, workers at the plant initiated a partial shutdown, in order to facilitate the complete shutdown and decommissioning of the original Three Mile Island plant. The idea was to reduce power output from the plant, in order to accommodate the increased power output from Three Mile Island plant as it shut down. However, significant power drops and communication errors led to a panic amongst workers, and initiation of the core power-up procedure. Despite initiation, the overall power level of the plant continued to drop, raising concerns that the plant would eventually go sub-critical, before cooling completely.

As workers attempted to bring the reactor up to a stable state, they removed several control rods in an effort to increase power output from the reactor, avoiding a costly reactor cool down. The reactor’s power output started to increase rapidly, following the removal of the rods. Their removal represented a fatal breach of protocol, as replacing permanent rods was a slow process, where removal would happen only after the complete cool down of the core. The power output from the reactor grew exponentially, and workers hurriedly tried to re-insert the rods.

The re-insertion was stalled by the slower mechanism, which operated the permanent control rods, as non-permanent rods could not be inserted without the permanent rods being in place. Roughly 120 minutes after power levels in the reactor started to rise, a fatal power level was reached. Steam buildup within the lower channels resulted in pipes rupturing around the core. Increased pressure, combined with the intense heat of the reactor core resulted in an explosion within the lower core. This explosion was strong enough to weaken structural, weight-bearing beams. A second explosion, believed to have been caused by the reactor core dropping into a waste reservoir below displaced the entire structure, resulting in a total building collapse.

The weight of the building dropping onto the still volatile core produced an explosion of debris which was contaminated by radioactive isotopes. Combined with the severe wind conditions and sheer amount of debris, the radioactive cloud spread over the entirety of the Northeastern sector of the United States. Tens of millions of people are estimated to be severely affected by the radiation, and all contaminated regions are closed to all persons outside of select government organisations. Only three hundred workers lost their lives in the Indian Point disaster, primarily those who were stationed around the reactor and those who worked in control rooms above the core. Resulting deaths from radiation were not taken into account when producing the official death toll, instead, they were blamed on increasing carcinogens found in processed food and severe pollution. This outraged the international community, especially those who had been affected by previous nuclear disasters.

Following the explosion and loss of the Indian Point Plant, the United States government launched a full investigation. Attempts were hindered by the radiation from the plant, making it impossible for investigators to breach the outer premises of the plant. As a result, all information about the fatal accident was lost. When the plant director was called before Congress to attest to the failing of the plant, he blamed the lack of information on workers not following procedures and a hardware failure. Families of those who lost their lives in the accident launched a large protest when the director was acquitted of charges of negligence.

Since the contamination has reduced the American capability to perform economically, the European Union pooled funds to create a bailout loan for the devastated country. However, the loss of nearly a fourth of American land, plus the economic strain produced by clean-up of the contaminated zone and loss of important business infrastructure resulted in the United States being unable to recover from these losses, as radiation continues to spread from the Indian Point Plant.

Transcript of the GNN

(Global News Network)

 

Date: 1st December 2019

Location: England, London, UK

 

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Report begins with GNN newscaster leading to the on-site reporter Charlotte Davis.

Report goes on-site to the American News correspondent “Charlotte Davis”. Appearance is stated in file’s amendums.

 

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Charlotte: “Thank you David, I am now on site of Central London in the UK, we are about to witness the Enactment of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Depending on the outcome of the article, Some city states might declare independence like the UK and USA or they might stay as EU however one thing is for sure, the world is on edge and nervous about what the after effects will be like.”

“That’s all for now, here David, back to you in the studios.”

 

Interview of EU

Council Member

Location of interview: EU Embassy

Date of News Report: November 20th 2019

Reporter: Charlotte Davis

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Report begins with GNN newscaster leading to the onsite reporter Charlotte Davis.

Report goes onsite to the American News correspondent “Charlotte Davis”. Appearance is stated in file’s amendums.

 

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Charlotte: “Thank you David, I am now on site of the EU Embassy and i’m am speaking with a Mr Robertson about the enactment of Article 50 and the pros and cons of it.”

“So Mr Robertson, what would you say is the pros and cons of the enactment being passed?”

Mr Robertson: “Well i would say that if the enactment is passed, All countries in the EU will be allowed to choose to leave or stay in the EU and that could have detrimental after effects.”

Charlotte: “ So what would you say is the after effects of the enactment not passing and what would you say is the most likely outcome of this vote?”

Mr Robertson: “I would say the outcome of the vote not being passed is that that the countries would roughly stay the same as it is but 1 or 2 currencies might just change for better or worse. And the likelihood of the vote as it currently stays is that it would be passed due to the rights and freedoms of countries and their choice of going independent.”

“But we wouldn’t have a secure answer until after the vote has been debated.”

 Charlotte: “Thanks Mr Robertson, well David that's all from us here at the EU Embassy, back to you in the studios.”

 

Transcript of the GNN

(Global News Network)

Date: 12 August 2020

Location: House of Parliaments London, Greater London

 

Report begins with GNN newscaster leading to the onsite reporter Charlotte Davis.

Report goes onsite to the American News correspondent “Charlotte Davis”. Appearance is stated in file’s amendums.

 

Charlotte: “Thank you David, I am now on site of the Houses of Parliaments located in Central London, where the MPs are debating the finalisation of the known term as Brexit.

 

"That’s all for now, here David, back to you in the studios.”"

Interview of MP, Mr Jameson

Location of interview: Houses of Parliaments, Greater London

Date of News Report: November 20th 2020

Reporter: Charlotte Davis

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Report begins with GNN newscaster leading to the onsite reporter Charlotte Davis.

 Report goes onsite to the American News correspondent “Charlotte Davis”. Appearance is stated in file’s amendums.

 

Charlotte: “Thank you David, I am now at the Houses of Parliaments in Central London speaking to a Mr Jameson, one of the local MPs. Hello Mr Jameson, can you please give us your insight to this debate today?”

 

Mr Jameson: “Hello Charlotte, The debate taking place inside today will be to define the outcome and legalizations of all things affecting the Uk and EU such as trade,holidays, jobs, housing, etc."

"We will be debating what is best for both UK and EU and how to make things work smoothly.”

 

 Charlotte: “Thanks Mr Jameson, well David that's all from us here at the Houses of Parliament, back to you in the studios.”

Transcript of the GNN

(Global News Network)

Indian Point Energy Centre Meltdown Incident.

 

Date: 12 August 2030

Location: Indian Point Energy Centre - Buchanan, New York

 

*Report begins with GNN newscaster leading to the on-site reporter Charlotte Davis.*

*Report goes on-site to the Global Network News correspondent “Charlotte Davis”.

Appearance is stated in file’s addendum's.*

 

Charlotte: “Thank you David, I am here just south of the city of Peekskill near the Indian Point Energy Centre and as you can see behind me, evacuations have begun in Peekskill as the power station went into meltdown over an hour and a half ago. “

 

*The Reporter looks behind her for a moment before looking back into the camera.*

 

Charlotte: “The President has declared martial law in the area and the national guard have been deployed to evacuate all civilians in Sixty mile radius of the centre. People are being told to remain calm and if you are within the sixty mile radius, you are to calmly pack as minimum belongings are you can carry and meet at your nearest emergency group point. Now, I have an interview with Captain Fitzgerald of the National Guard, he is here organising the evacuation of the city and has kindly given a few minutes to talk to us, Mr Fitzgerald…”

 

*The Camera pans left to reveal a soldier dressed in standard military camo gear with a rifle slung over his shoulder and a beret sitting on his head. The man has a tag with his name and rank pips of a Captain.*

 

Charlotte: “…Can you enlighten us to the reason why one of the largest nuclear power plants has gone into a meltdown state?”

 

Capt. Fitzgerald : “Yes Ma’am. As of 05:34 this morning, a malfunction of a piece of equipment during a partial shutdown of the original Three Mile island plant, power levels dropped and due to an error in the system, Indian Point was given the job of boosting power levels to the rest of the nation. This overloaded the system and caused a meltdown.“

 

Charlotte: “Shouldn’t there be backups and safeguards to prevent such an incident?”

 

Capt. Fitzgerald: “Yes, and we believe that those systems failed due to to the earlier malfunction in the Three Mile Island point. Now if you excuse me, I have to be going now”

 

*Camera pans back to Charlotte as she looks nervously into the camera.*

 

Charlotte: “A malfunction of the systems, will all our nuclear power stations have the same flaw or is this just a single moment in our history. As of now, we have an unconfirmed death toll of twenty crew members but as the fallout and debris of the plants destruction spreads; will we see more deaths in the future and how will the Government respond. Will this hamper the nearby New York city? Report for GNN, Charlotte Davis, back you to in the studio.”

 

*Camera fades to black as the feed is brought back to the studio.*

 

News Reporter: “Thank you Charlotte. Now we are going to the Oval office as the president is now making an address