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  • Bubble Bursts -- Space Elevator Opens

    Bubble "bursts" or at least the rocket/reentry bubble -- because Sumitomo managed to get its space elevator online, drastically undercutting the price even SpaceX could charge to get things into orbit. The SpaceX success wouldn't have occurred in the …

  • Sampling the Moon

    Astrogeo sends a three man survey team to the moon. There the team discovers ores which glow under specific conditions. Five hundred pounds of samples were returned to Earth. Astrogeo closed its doors and the samples failed to arrive at their designated …

  • Cambodian Fire

    During an anti-orc riot in the village of Samrong, Cambodia, the child-soldiers had pressed the orcs into the dock areas. Amongst the wooden piers and junks, the child-soldiers were ordered to open fire. Instead of hundreds of dead orcs, a major explosion …

  • Coyote Bugs

    Bug insect spirits make their first appearance (inadvertently) when their “coyote” operation is revealed to be funneling people across the US/Mexican border not to work in the United States, but to serve as hosts for more insect spirits. Much carnage …

  • Brightfrost Explosion

    One of the space elevators, the Brightfrost, had led a charmed construction. None of the supply shipments had suffered delay or sabotage -- despite numerous attempts. No manner of corporate espionage seemed to make any difference on the speed of which it …

  • Great War Merger

    JP Morgan, Jr (in his role as the sole supplier of munitions to France and Britain) joins forces with his friend Nicola Tesla to complete the takeover of General Electric (formed by JP’s father, JP Morgan, Sr., through the mergers of Edison Electric and …

  • Hong Kong Succession

    The Hong Kong/Canton region effectively secedes from China, as ties between local government and the corporations become strong enough to supersede those from Beijing. Also corporate money becomes more plentiful than central government money for local …

  • ReserveCorp Formed

    Tired of the central banks' incompetence leading the world from one recession to the next, the financial corporations form their own central bank, the ReserveCorp. From the start, ReserveCorp initiates its own "reserve" currency (the Crypto). It then …

  • Junta Clones

    A Myanmar laboratory finds its genetic samples were contaminated with dust from moon ore brought to Earth by Astrogeo. When the cells were spread over the organ matrixes, they grew at an unprecedented rate. At first, the scientists were ecstatic – …

  • Woman's Work

    Tesla Arms, discovering they need people to "program" their switching stations, seeks out the granddaughter of Ada Lovelace (who was the world’s first programmer). Her granddaughter, Judith Blunt-Lytton, is in the middle of a legal battle over her …

  • Isolation and Derision

    With the election of President Harding, the United States turned from isolationistic to outright derision of European powers. Ambassador Keahi, a female “rescued” from a hovel on a South Pacific pigmy island (American Samoa), was sent to represent the …

  • Japanese Demographics

    Japan is sunk in an economic slump that has been compounded by its falling population. World experience shows that when women become more educated, they have fewer children; and, when they have ready access to birth control, they have fewer children. The …

  • Declaration of Human Rights

    Ambassador Keahi, failing to understand her place and inspired by the American Bill of Rights, undertakes the drafting of a Universal Declaration of Human Rights which would bind all members of the League of Nations in the common protection of the world’s …

  • Ireland Becomes Tir na nOg

    Ireland's parliament abdicates power, turning over running the country to the leading (elvish) families, who reorganize the nation into a feudal aristocracy (less the military duties), renaming it Tir na nOg. There is surprisingly little outcry -- perhaps …

  • Race Riots

    Spooked by the creation of Tir na nOg, race riots break out worldwide (mostly in countries already suspicious of metahumans) as already-paranoid people decide to purge themselves of the "menace." Curiously, orcs -- not elves -- are generally the main …

  • Republican Secession

    Red state/blue state acrimony reaches new heights, then is suddenly resolved as much of the Republican states break away, reforming the Confederated American States. Most debate revolves around what proportion of the national debt and military bases they …

  • Religious Terrorism

    Freed of the “Northern Aggression” which has forced them to live in sin and degradation, white evangelicals rejoice by purifying their states of Satan’s taint (liberalism and the desire for equality) by forcing hundreds of thousands flee on foot from …

  • Waste Management Armies

    Waste Management, Inc. has a running gun battle while trying to haul some toxic waste to a disposal facility with a group of ecoterrorists. Later, the International Corporate Tribunal finds that Waste Management to have been not only within their rights …

  • SpaceX Launches

    While Spaceship One is the first corporate manned craft to reach low earth orbit, technical problems delay scaling the craft from a two-man craft to an eight-man craft. SpaceX begins the corporate exploitation of space by developing a new breed of fully …

  • Sumitomo Formed

    Imperial Japan nationalizes all of its defense contractors, merges them, and then sells the merged companies to Sumitomo Heavy Industries (then primarily a truck manufacturer) in a deal deemed "suspicious." Nationalized news outlets later clarify the …

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