Speculations from 2100 to 2109.
In January 2100, the world was a very different place than it was in January 2000. China and the powers of East Asia had replaced the United States was the world’s dominant power, Europe has collapsed and been thrust back into the dark ages, Russia had been destroyed and reborn in a Third World War, Africa had risen to prominence, and the rest of the Americas had grown to first world status. In 2000, there were 6 billion humans, in 2100 there were 11 billion. In January 2000, 42nd US president Bill Clinton led the country in a time of great prosperity. In January 2100, 60th US president Marcus D’Patreaux tried desperately to stabilize the failing US economy and military. He was succeeding, but things were still bad. In 2000, the world’s greatest cities were London, New York, Tokyo, Paris, Moscow, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, and Sydney. In 2100, they were Shanghai, Tokyo, Mumbai, Calcutta, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul, Jakarta, Delhi, Sydney, Singapore, Dodoma, Lagos, Moscow, New York, and Sao Paulo. In the US, the largest cities by population and importance in 2000 were: 1. New York (8.0 million), 2. Los Angeles (3.6 million), 3. Chicago (2.8 million), 4. Houston (1.9 million), 5. Philadelphia (1.5 million), 6. Phoenix (1.3 million), 7. San Diego (1.2 million), 8. Dallas (1.1 million), 9. San Antonio (1.1 million), 10. Detroit (0.9 million). In 2100, they were: 1. New York (10.9 million), 2. Chicago (6.9 million), *3. Houston (5.6 million), 4. Philadelphia (4.9 million), 5. San Antonio (4.4 million), 6. Dallas (4.2 million), 7. Seattle (3.8 million), 8. Atlanta (3.7 million), 9. Washington (3.4 million), 10. Detroit (2.9 million). * Los Angeles was larger, but not under US control. The total Lunar population was 60,400 and the total Martian population was 57,200. In 2000, the largest US states by population were: 1. California (33.8 million), 2. Texas (20.8 million), 3. New York (18.9 million), 4. Florida (15.9 million), 5. Illinois (12.4 million), 6. Pennsylvania (12.2 million), 7. Ohio (11.3 million), 8. Michigan (9.9 million) 9. Georgia (8.1 million), 10. North Carolina (8.0 million). In 2100, it was: 1. Texas (84.6 million), 2. North Carolina (30.2 million), 3. Georgia (29.9), 4. New York (28.8 million), 5. Michigan (22.0 million), 6. Virginia (21.3 million) 7. Pennsylvania (21.2 million), 8. Washington (20.7 million), 9. Illinois (20.2) 10. Ohio (19.1 million). Worldwide, the largest countries in the world were: 1. India (1,647 million), 2. China (1,398 million), 3. Nigeria (914 million), 4. United States (540 million), 5. Indonesia (316 million), 6. Tanzania (276 million), 7. Congo (262 million), 8. Ethiopia (240 million), 9. Bangladesh (219 million), 10. Mozambique (202 million). In the context of national power, the world’s superpower’s (listed in 2099) were led by China and India. China was the most powerful country in the world, with territory from Somalia to California, and Xinjiang to Xindalu. In the United States, the demographics had shifted massively. The US was 42% white, 23% Hispanic (because of the 2092 American cession), 19% black, 12% Asian, 1% Native American, and 3% multiracial. In 2000, the demographics were: 69.1% white, 12.5% Hispanic, 12.3% black, 3.8% Asian, and 0.9% Native American. The Earth and the solar system were very different than they were in the year 2000.
In April 2100, US president Marcus D’Patreaux pushed another bill through Congress. He declared that the Keystone Pipeline, an oil pipeline that ran from central Alberta, Canada, to Texas City, Texas, USA, had caused the destruction of the gulf coast. The oil that had flowed through it since its completion in 2019 had in fact had a significant contribution to climate change. Even since the 2090s, people had been lobbying to close it. Now, the president was on their side. The bill passed, but with compromise from conservatives. The amount of oil would be slowly decreased until the pipeline would run dry in January 2103, when it would be closed and abandoned.’
In July 2100, Canada surpassed the United States as a world power. Canada, with its population of 96.9 million and vast tracts land on thawed permafrost in the Borealis, Canada was in the midst of a boom. The largest city above 60 North was Prescott, Nunavut, at the head of the Chesterfield Inlet, a city of 812,000. The cities of Iqaluit, Nunavut (430,000), Yellowknife, Arctica (396,000), Mackenzie, Arctica (393,000), Bathurst, Nunavut (312,000), Nouveau Bordeaux, Quebec (244,000), and Echo Bay, Arctica (202,000).
In October 2100, Antarctica celebrated the 20th anniversary of the founding of the first Antarctic Colony by the United States in 2080. Chile, Argentina, South Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand, China, Indonesia, and Japan all had defined colonies on the continent. Antarctica’s total population was 94,000, and it was the fastest growing region on Earth.
In November 2100, the presidential election pitted incumbent democrat Marcus D’Patreaux against conservative challenger Clara Hiccaro. D’Patreaux won easily, and continued his policies.
In February 2101, the Russian president Likot Krachnov announced a Russian settlement expedition had reached Luna, and early the next year another would reach Mars. The first and largest Russian Lunar settlement, Kriskov, began with a population of 90.
In May 2101, US president Marcus D’Pateaux announced the US would soon be sending a manned mission to the Moons of Jupiter in June. The mission would reach its destination in 10 months. He also announced that the US would began planning for a manned mission to Venus. China announced a mission to the Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter.
In September 2101, Americans across the country remembered the terrible evens a century before on September 11, 2001, when Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four planes, flying two into the towers of New York’s World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and one that crashed in a field in western Pennsylvania when the passengers fought back. Only a few 9/11 survivors were still alive, all of them well over the age of 100. The second World Trade Center, which had been completed in 2014, and the entire complex, which had been completed in 2016, was surrounded on all sides by levees. The old west side highway had been submerged by rising seas, and the WTC was surrounded on the south, west, and north by water. Thousands attended a memorial serviceS at the WTC, Pentagon, Flight 93 Memorial in Pennsylvania, and on the National Mall in Washington.
In January 2102, flying cars went mainstream. In 2101, only 2% of Americans had flying cars. Then, in 2102, Aeroauto, the company that created the successful flying car, made it more affordable by figuring out how to turn the production process into an assembly line, just as Henry Ford had done in 1908 with the Model-T. Within a year 5% of Americans owned flying cars, and within 5 years 10% of Americans owned flying cars. In 2103, US president Marcus D’Patreaux upgraded from the old presidential limousine to a new, hovering one, specially made by Aeroauto. The flying cars couldn’t get more than 20 feet above a surface, but the scientists at Aeroauto were working to change that.
In March 2102, the first manned mission to Jupiter’s moons reached Europa. American astronauts Damien Balikeme, John Willis, Franklin McDonagh, and Owen Kiliage became the first humans to walk on any of the Moons of Jupiter. The month after, a Chinese mission reached the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
In August 2102, information began flowing from Europe again. Luxembourg, once a tiny country wedged between France, Belgium, and Germany, had taken Wallonia (southern Belgium), and much of northern France, including Paris. The Aquitaine region of France was its own country, its capital at Bordeaux. Monaco had taken the southeastern quarter of France, and northern Italy was cluster of small kingdoms and republics. Ireland, Scotland, and Wales were all still in existence, but had been thrust back into the 1500s with the collapse of the rest of Europe. Germany was a cluster of small and large kingdoms and republics, as was large parts of France. The United States had been using satellites to asses the situation in Europe for decades, and the US finally sent manned missions that year. Europe was truly in the middle ages, with no electricity, unreliable plumbing, and transportation was difficult. There were few working cars or trains, and almost no airplanes. The continent was isolated from the rest of the world.
In December 2102, the largest cruise ship in the world, the SS Laoki disappeared in the Pacific. The ship, which was carrying 6,500 passengers and 1,400 crew, disappeared 2,000 miles southwest of Hawaii. An massive search effort was launched, but no trace of the ship was ever found. The disappearance of the Laoki was the worst shipwreck up to that point.
In March 2103, US president Marcus D’Patreaux formally closed the Keystone Pipeline after 84 years of use. President D’Patreaux met with Alaskan president James O’Connor to discuss the shut down of the Alaska oil pipeline. President O’Connor agreed to close down the pipeline by 2106.
In June 2103, the sea level reached 7 feet above 2000 levels. Every coastal city had been effected, nearly all of the planet’s barrier islands were gone, and thousands of towns and cities had been abandoned. New Orleans had a population of 2,200, Miami had 2,300 residents, Miami beach had 340, Tampa had 6,000, St. Petersburg had 19,000, Jacksonville had 3,300, Charleston had 102,000 and dropping, Virginia Beach had 12,000, Ocean City had 300, Atlantic City had 400, Venice had 410, Amsterdam had 124,600, Rotterdam had 111,200, Dhaka had 30,600, Bangkok had 42,800, Banjul had 0, and Key West had 4,200. The world’s coastlines had become quite perilous, and the new pirates of the Caribbean testified to that.
In August 2103, the Muslim-Christian conflict in the Mediterranean reached its first great low point. After 13,000 Christians were massacred in Algiers, the same number of Muslims were killed in Granada. The governments of North Africa intensified their crackdown on Christians, while the Spanish used brutal tactics to try and eliminate the Muslim invaders who had taken the southern half of the Iberian Peninsula.
In October 2103, former US president Jose Gonzalez passed away at 98. He was born in 2005 and was a democrat from New Mexico. During his two terms between 2061 and 2069, President Gonzalez encouraged clean energy companies to build new power plants. He was also famous for the Proclamation of 2063, which obligated all residents of counties along the Gulf Coast and Florida’s Atlantic coast to leave their homes and move inland.
In December 2103, US president Marcus D’Patreaux declared the US GDP was stable, as was the economy, although the US military was virtually nonexistent. He was not exaggerating, although in the 2104 State of the Union address he left out the part about the military. Most of the navy was mothballed, clustered in large bases in Seattle, Astoria, New York, Providence, Penobscot Bay, Norfolk, New Bern, and Annapolis. The army had no overseas bases, and there were only as many as 3,000 troops on each military base within the US. The air force was stripped bare, relying heavily on outdated 2090s and before technology. A massive mothball of aircraft in the Nevada desert was the US Air Force’s main resource.
In February 2104, the anarchists struck again. The governors of Rhode Island, Oregon, and Nebraska had all struck out against the anarchists, imposing harsh new laws, suspending the rights of any anarchists caught. The anarchists planted bombs in each of the state capitols. The Oregon state capitol was destroyed, and the Nebraska and Rhode Island state capitols were severely damaged.
In April 2104, US president Marcus D’Patreaux, knowing America was vulnerable to attack, increased the firepower and manpower of America’s coastal fortresses. From Washington and Oregon over to Texas, around Florida all the way up to Maine. Canada did likewise in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Labrador (By then two separate provinces), and Quebec. Greenland, independent since 2029, was not particularly under threat, but its Prime Minister Sverge Ijisslemer ordered the construction of coastal forts in the southern half of the mostly ice covered country. The move was met with support by most Americans, and even by many ultra-liberals who knew it wasn’t greatly adding to the military budget. The United States was owed $46 trillion, or $46,000,000,000,000, and any increase to government spending was usually met with fierce resistance. Under D’Patreaux, however, the debt had only grown 2 trillion, the smallest increase under any president since Daniel Calverton.
In July 2104, legendary pirate Francois Rennes began raiding the American east coast. First, his fleet bombarded and plundered cities like Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Savannah, and Virginia Beach. But then he began to make raids on cities like Charleston, Norfolk, Wilmington, Philadelphia, New York, Providence, Boston, and even Halifax. US president Marcus D’Patreaux and Canadian Prime Minister Oscar Ikota declared that Rennes and his men would be hunted down and killed. President D’Patreaux ordered a contingent of the Atlantic Fleet led by the aircraft carrier USS Martin O’Malley. Prime Minister Ikota ordered a several ships of the Atlantic Fleet to hunt Rennes. The American and Canadian admirals made bets as to who would capture or kill Rennes first.
In November 2104, the US presidential election pitted democrat Francisco Cortez against conservative challenger George Tilburg. Tilburg won the election by a small margin and became the 61st president in January 2105. President Tilburg was very paranoid about possible attacks against the United States. He began drastically increasing the size of the military.
In March 2105, a group of anarchists took over the tallest building in Denver, the Mile-and-a-Half Tower which was, combined with Denver’s elevation, was a mile and a half high. The building, constructed in the 2070s, was the tallest building between the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Mississippi River. It was the perfect place for an attack. About 300 heavily armed anarchists stormed the building and took the thousands of office workers and residents of the tower hostage. They barricaded the first through six floors of the skyscraper, blocking the windows and doors. The US government sent in the troops, and a standoff ensued. It could’ve only ended in disaster. After months of tense negotiations, over time 49,100 of the 56,900 hostages were released. Finally, in June, when the US military launched an all-out attack. The anarchists responded by detonating explosives they had placed around the building. It burned for five hours before it collapsed. The top floors collapsed down on each other, and the building snapped in the middle and keeled over, taking out 4 city blocks in one direction. There were a few hundred surviving hostages and only ten surviving anarchists. The anarchists who were captured were taken to a maximum security prison in Nevada, where they were tried, and put on death row. They awaited execution for years.
In August 2105, a large hurricane, Hurricane Francis, slammed into Galveston. Much of the city was destroyed, and FEMA invoked the 2063 agreement with the federal government: to abandon the city. But US president George Tilburg granted the Galvestonians to remain in their ruined city if they fortified the remnants of the city. He wanted a fortress on the Texas Gulf Coast, and this was his only option. Galveston was one of the few surviving settlements, if not the only surviving settlement on the Texas coast. The remained Galvestonians agreed, and the city was turned into a giant fortification.
In November 2105, President Tilburg began to restrict immigration, thinking that the Chinese and other East Asian nations were planting sleeper cells and spies in the US via immigration. They were, but restricting immigration was not the answer. President Tilburg received criticism from democrats, but continued his tough immigration policies.
In January 2106, a massive nor’easter rolled over the Northeast. It slowed to a crawl, dumping feet of snow from Richmond to Pittsburgh to Portland. After three days of nonstop snow, the storm passed. The snow totals were up to four feet in some places. Many roofs collapsed and the cars were buried. People were stranded in their homes, and millions lost power. The streets of New York, Philadelphia, and Boston were clogged with snow. It was the worst blizzard in the history of the Northeast. Meteorologists were suspicious, though, about the duration of the storm. They discovered that the weather had been manipulated by man. The Chinese were the prime suspects, and President Tilburg declared the Chinese were in violation of the 2099 California Accord, in which, in return for allowing China to control California, the United States would never be attacked by China. The Chinese denied the claims.
In April 2106, the United States launched a manned mission to Venus. The mission, Aphrodite 1, was scheduled to land on the planet’s superheated surface in July of 2106. The mission control in Houston lost contact with the astronauts as the craft descended through the atmosphere. After several days, the crew were deemed lost. This was one of the few missions in space where disaster struck. Only every few decades did a mission in space go horribly wrong, and the first manned mission to Venus was one of them. President Tilburg addressed the nation, vowing that a second expedition would be sent to Venus by August of the next year.
In July 2106, the United States economy crashed. The crash strained the nation and disrupted the plateau of economic stability. The national debt, which had increased by 6 trillion under President Tilburg, became a cause for concern. Tilburg did nothing to right the economy, because he thought it would stabilize itself. After several months of economic hardship, President Tilburg realized the recession was not abating, and he decided to act. Every economic bill Congress sent to him he signed.
By October 2106, technology was an enormous part of day to day life. 60% of Americans had robot servants, and many wealthy Americans had tens of robot servants. 20% of Americans had flying cars, or hover cars. In superpower China, the percentages were even higher. 75% of Chinese had robot(s), and 35% had flying cars. The Internet had transformed into a giant cyber being that made life routine. It set the routines. Most of the world was heavily reliant on technology, the exception being Europe. Many of the advisors of world leaders were also robots. Robots were still thought of as lesser than humans, they were not even considered life by most people. A small but growing number of people believed that robots were in fact life, and therefore deserved equal rights and representation. Most Americans didn't think of robots as living because of composition and docile nature. Still, the idea that robots were in fact alive was growing, especially in more liberal places like Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, and Mumbai.
In January 2107, the off-Earth human population was closing in on 200,000. The population of the Moon was 92,400, and the population of Mars was 86,600. 29,600 people lived in 62 space stations. The rivalries of Earth had only half carried to Mars, though, and Chinese, American, French, Irish, Indian, Tanzanian, and many other settlers were able to keep friction between the colonies low. While visiting Luna City, which by then had a population of 32,800, US president George Tilburg said that “space was America’s next great project”.
April 2107; Florida: a full report. Florida, one of the fastest growing states in the Union in 2007, had a growth rate of -2.1% in 2107. Florida had lost tens of thousands of acres of land since 2007 because of rising seas; the map had been drastically altered. A large bay swept northward across what was the Everglades, reaching almost as far north as Lake Okeechobee. Miami had a population of 3,600, and nearly half of them were pirates. Miami had become the piracy capital of the United States, and New Orleans, LA, was not far behind. Orlando was the largest city in Florida by then, with a population of 806,200. Thousands of Floridians from the coast had fled inland to Orlando, and now Orlando was within the 2099 Proclamation zone. Orlando had a rapidly declining population, and the US government was exacerbating the population loss. All of Florida’s coastal cities and towns had surrendered to the sea, and even its oldest city, St. Augustine, was a ghost town of 300 residents. Nearby Jacksonville had only 4,000 residents. Tallahassee, which was above 100 feet in elevation, continued to serve as the state capital, but the city fell into disrepair.
In June 2107, legendary pirate Francois Rennes made a daring raid on the capital of a major world power. Rennes led three ships up Potomac in a surprise attack on Washington DC. The ships began their raid at dusk and were out by 5 AM. The attack was devastating to the city. Capitol hill was attacked and an assault was attempted on the White House. The Vice President, Quincy Moore, was killed after being captured by the pirates, and several house and senate members were killed. President Tilburg fled to Pennsylvania, as did much of Congress. After the raid, President Tilburg’s paranoia about attack was seemingly conformed, and he ordered the enhancement of fortifications around Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston. Rennes was not captured, but several months after the raid his second largest ship was sunk off the coast of South Carolina.
In August 2107, US president George Tilburg commissioned the construction of the Great Library, to store every important piece of literature, as well as copies of everything in the National Archives and the Library of Congress. The library was constructed on the top of a high peak in the Colorado Rockies tens of miles westsouthwest of Denver. It would take seven years to build, and would be constructed out only the toughest and most polished materials. It was built with beige marble and granite, aluminum, titanium, stainless steel, and plate glass. It was built to last, and it would need too.
In September 2107, the US dropped out of the top 1o world powers. The economic recession, declining military, national debt, and overall decline of life. Life expectancy was still high, but it peaked that year at 103. 103 may seem high, but it was 114 in Japan, 112 in Korea, 111 in Australia, 110 in China, 110 in Canada, and 109 in Indonesia, and 102 in India. The US population had plateaued at 540 million, and it was now beginning to decline. US president George Tilburg attempted to stop the decline, but he refused to end the immigration restrictions. America’s infrastructure was also starting to decay. The roads, rails, and pipes were ok, but the electric grid was beginning to crack. Power outages were becoming a regular occurrence during even milder storms.
In October 2107, the United States launched its second manned expedition to Venus. Aphrodite 2 landed on Venus’s surface. Astronauts William Alfred, Jennifer Surro, and Frank Holland were the first men to walk on the hottest planet in the solar system.
In December 2107, a massive explosion ripped through downtown Philadelphia. Several months before, a group of anarchists had stolen several warheads from an old British fortress on the English Channel and flown them to an anarchist camp in West Virginia. They transported them to Rittenhouse Square Park, where they detonated them. Downtown Philadelphia was in shambles after the attack. Windows were blow out, cars overturned, smaller buildings collapsed, and over 100 people were killed. The area was repaired and rebuilt, but the anarchists would strike again.
In April 2108, a massive Japanese invasion force stormed the beaches and parachuted over the cities of Washington State. Tacoma was bombed into oblivion, and a half of the US Pacific Fleet was sunk or captured, including the aircraft carriers USS Elizabeth Pearson and USS Chester A. Arthur. The Japanese took all of the territory west and north of the Columbia River to the Canadian border. US president George Tilburg ordered the Pentagon to attack, and the US army and air force began an assault on the territory. Attack after attack was repelled by the Japanese. Japanese president Nishuki Mishu offered US president George Tilburg a deal. The deal as almost identical to that which the Chinese had made a decade before. They offered the United States the area’s GDP in money if America would allow Japan to take the territory. President Tilburg realized he had no other choice, and accepted the terms. Over half of the state’s population fled, mostly to Alaska, Canada, or the Great Lakes and Northeast. An influx of Japanese refilled the lost population. Many Americans were outraged by the invasion, but they knew there was nothing that could be done. The western half of Washington state became the Japanese territory of Columbia. The city of New Tokyo was constructed on the ruins of Tacoma, and became the capital of the territory. The old Washington state capitol in Olympia became the museum of Columbia history.
In July 2108, war broke out in Africa. Tanzania, Mozambique, and Cameroon went to war against Nigeria, Ghana, Angola, Kenya, and Greater Congo. The First Great African War began, and it would not go well. Although none of the nations involved had nuclear weapons, all were trying to build a bomb, or steal one. The war was brutal, each country invading the other. By December 2108, the Western Powers led by Nigeria were just barely winning.
October 2108; Louisiana: a full report. Ever since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Louisiana was in serious sea-level-rise trouble. New Orleans had been in a steep decline since the 2050s, and by 2108 it had 3,600 residents, all framed into the French Quarter and the upper floors of skyscrapers. The southern ha;f of the state was only marginally administered by the United States. After all, there wasn’t much left of the southern half of the state. The ruins of countless towns on the submerged Mississippi River Delta, and a few pockets of civilization like Baton Rouge and Lafayette. The power grid was in the control of local authorities, and every time a storm hit a knocked out power to an area, it wouldn’t come back on. New Orleans was lit by generators, oil lamps, and candles, or not lit at all. Even more elevated cities like Lake Charles and New Iberia were lost to the sea and the swamp. Louisiana and the rest of the Gulf Coast were slowly reverting to swamplands or open water.
In November 2108, the presidential election pitted incumbent conservative George Tilburg against democratic challenger Eugene J. Ores. Ores won the election and took office in January 2109.
In February 2109, several large explosion rocked the city of Atlanta. Anarchists had place old warheads they had taken from an abandoned military base in western France and flew them to Atlanta. They detonated them around the city in public squares, killing nearly 100 across the city. With the Atlanta attacks, the American public said enough is enough. Neighborhood watch groups began hunting and killing anarchists. Vigilante justice ruled in the streets. Any anarchists caught were killed on the spot. The government deputized bounty hunters to hunt anarchists.
May 2109; Texas: a full report. Texans had been on bad terms with the federal government since the 2092 American Cession, which gave half their state to Mexico. In 2099, the proclamation only irritated the Texans more. They often threatened to secede, but never went through with it. Texas was no longer an extremely important state, but it still held its own. The Gulf Coast was in ruins, and even Houston was getting wet when hurricanes rolled in. Dallas was the most well off city in the state, and the second largest, after Houston. All of Texas’s cities were struggling, even the biggest. Houston was even more under threat than ever from rising seas, San Antonio was on an increasingly violent USA - Mexico border, Austin was where an ineffective state legislature and government resided, El Paso was in the Mexican province of Tejas, and Dallas was under threat from extreme thunderstorms and tornadoes. In 2109, Houston was the most under threat.
In August 2109, tensions that had been growing since for a decade and a half came to a head. The American Moon colonists in one of the four Moon colonies, Terra Nova, began a massive protest against the high and numerous taxes the US government had levied on them. The protests were not impeded by the colonial governor, Luke Logan, whom was appointed by the US Senate, not elected by the people of Terra Nova. The protests were centered on New Southwark, a city of 24,700. A new technology created and perfected in the 2090s helped the Moon colonists survive with more freedom. Large latticed domes were constructed on the Lunar surface, with plexiglass windows and steel-titanium girders. Inside the domes, Earth-like biomes had been created, ranging from tropical to evergreen forest. Deserts and tundras were omitted due to their barren characteristics. The first bio-dome built on the Moon was completed in 2099, and construction of new ones continued rapidly. The bio-domes were usually late enough to fit a town of about 1,000 inside, but an extra-large dome was being constructed for Luna City. New Southwark was a city of hundreds of interconnected bio-domes. After several protests turned into anti-government roots and Governor Logan’s house was ransacked, US president Eugene J. Ores sent in the troops.
In October 2109, another anarchist plot unfolded. In one of the most disgusting and infuriating acts in American history, anarchist groups planted bombs in 25 suburban and urban schools across the country. They claimed it was in response to the murder of many anarchists by vigilantes. Nearly 300 children and 10 teachers were killed in the attacks, which targeted schools from suburban New Jersey to downtown Albuquerque. The government sent CIA and FBI agents after the over 40 different anarchists who had planted the bombs. Still, the government agents were not enough, and the parents as well as any Americans wanted justice immediately. Anti-anarchist groups partnered with local police to track down any anarchists suspected of any illegal act. When an anarchist was caught by the vigilante groups, many of which included police officers, they were killed on the spot. When several of the anarchists were found in Des Moines, Iowa, they were slaughtered in the streets. Anarchists were murdered across the country; they were hanged, electrocuted, gunned down, tied to a weight and dropped in rivers lakes or bays, stabbed, beat down, pushed from high places, and so many other cruel deaths. The police turned a blind eye or even helped the vigilantes, and when the vigilantes were arrested, the judges and juries refused to convict, no matter how compelling the evidence. The anarchist movement went underground once again after the savage bombings, and many renounced their ideology.