2101 marks the beginning of the 22nd century on Earth. This chaotic period of human history effectively lasts until 2229, with the founding of the United Powers League. This period is known for the following:

  • Technology continues to proliferate amongst the populance.
  • Population growth continues unabated, despite the efforts of world leaders to stem the increase.
  • Pollution and a lack of natural resources impact the world economy. Many core economic systems fold in on themselves and shut down.
  • Tensions continue to grow between the humanist and corporate factions over the use and capitalization of cybernetics and genetic mutations, resulting in numerous acts of terrorism and violence. Irresponsible media coverage of hard-line policing actions spur the civil chaos.
The next article in this series is 2102.


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