BoundlessBoundless by VoughtVindicator
<<A young man is brought for the first time before the Belkans. That young soldier has been any of us or, inversely, we all have been that soldier. In that secret rendez-vous he sees faces he has never seen; he sees soldiers, medics, officers, pilots and strangest of all, he sees they are all young men just like him.
The meeting, which should have filled him with fear, relieves him instead. Such is his relief that he will then fight alongside those Belkans. How do I explain such mysterious occurrence?
We can, of course, simply deny it. We can pretend that soldier is a simpleton and he has merely been coerced into comitting treason against his country. We can also argue that the young soldier trusts the officers who have sent him there. We can argue that man is by its nature a discoverer, and that discovering his former enemy is no more strange to him than discovering mirrors, water or stairs. Plato would argue that the young soldier has already met the Belkans in the prev
Rise of a New World - Timeline 1The Age Of StabilityRise of a New World - Timeline 1 by VoughtVindicator
1945: The Second World War ends at an enormous cost of approximately 1.70 trillion dollars and the loss of more than 70 million people. Entire economies have been anihilated, and the world will soon see a new threat in the form of nuclear proliferation.
Several secret meetings are held in parallel to the Yalta, Postdam and UNCIO conferences amongst world leaders but also including financial and religious leaders. Their goal, somewhat maximalistically -yet vaguely- is set to find ways to make war obsolete as a geopolitical factor. This is defined as granting nations the ability to achieve major strategic gains without incurring in the enormous loss of life and materiel.
To not be seen as collaborators with the soon-to-be enemy countries in the Cold War, these conferences and meetings are kept secret from the public and most echelons of the government.
1948: Utilizing funds left over from the prioritary Manhattan Project, the RAND