A Brief Glimpse of History during 2032
After the damage done by the Meltdown of the Indian Point Nuclear plant, The United States was in a dire situation; with millions affected by the nuclear dust clouds spreading along the east coast; the nation lost many of its cities as the population were evacuated. New York was left as a monument to the struggle that the US was now facing.
Once a grand city was now left abandoned and occupied by a population who refused to believe in the government any more. With the abandonment of Wall Street and huge economical structures now falling apart; the US fell into Economic problems. Short term plans that had been established to create cash quickly fell through while long term plans were crumbling at the foundations.
With the EU and UN giving aid to the US, the Government officials were desperate to get more and more money so instead of passing off the money to the aid organisations, most of the income from the UN and EU was passed into more short term money making schemes.
Looking back into the events following this, we can now see in hindsight that this was doomed to fail. With the need for Oil rising in the US and China’s invasion of Iraq and Dubai for their oil, we can see the tipping point for the Foreign policies in the US to degradation. Propaganda campaigns against foreign occupation and interests. This however had the negative effect of increasing tensions between the already strained US and EU nations.
Around this time, the corporation which would later be more known as the ‘Global Mining Corporation’ was founded in response to the United States’ efforts to increase production and the strip mining of the global materials.
In the early weeks of the 2032, China had quickly dispatched diplomats on intense missions to several countries in the small grouping of nations that had problems with the United States and its allies. North Korea, the totalitarian Religious state formally acknowledged its ties with China after a trade mission of 50 Chinese CAIC Z-10 Attack choppers and 25 Chengdu J-7’s; The People’s Republic of China license-built version of the Soviet Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21.
The transaction caused numerous complaints from the United Nations and the United States as North Korea had an embargo upon it. China however stated that North Korea were allies and would ‘Stop the US prosecution of smaller states’. At the time, few understood the scale this declaration would grow to, in April the first supplies from Russia began to filter into the People’s Republic as it secretly shuttled in supplies for a big event.
The build up to the big event was China securing a Non-Aggression Pact with nations around its chosen initial target, Syria and Iran. The United Nations had only began to consider an outright attack on a nation when China launched a full scale attack on Iraq. Their chosen tactic: Blitzkrieg.
Blitzkrieg (German for “lightning war”) is a method of warfare whereby an attacking force spearheaded by a dense concentration of armoured and motorised or mechanised infantry formations with close air support, breaks through the opponent’s line of defence by short, fast, powerful attacks and then dislocates the defenders, using speed and surprise to encircle them. Through the employment of combined arms in manoeuvre warfare, blitzkrieg attempts to unbalance the enemy by making it difficult for it to respond to the continuously changing front and defeating it in a decisive Vernichtungsschlacht (German for “battle of annihilation”).
The Blitzkrieg of Iran had the People’s Army on Baghdad’s door within a day, the city taken in 48 hours of the first tank crossing the Iranian border into Iran. September, less than 3 months since the invasion, Iraq was officially stated as “?Conquered” by the People’s Liberation Army. With the UN still feeling the backlash of the attacks and the US still reeling from its sudden decline, no one could stop the PLA from its next attack. Using Iraq as a staging post, the PLA attacked the United Arab Emirates, Dubai taken in the first day by a second Blitzkrieg.
However the nation quickly repelled, ready for such an attack and held of the PLA outside of artillery range of the occupied Dubai. The nation’s oil fields in that sector of the nation were split off from the Emirates and the true reason for the invasions suddenly dawned on the US.
Oil, China had secured a huge portion of US oil and broken trade links to the US and UN. China had officially declared war on the West.