Memories of the past
Reading the latest news paper got me to thinking how the world ended up so screwed up. It was probably about 10 years ago in 2022 that the middle east dried up, the last barrels of oil shiped out in the summer of 2022. Two months later the middle east was in an all out war with it's self. People who where living the high life on oil money were no commoners poor homeless jobless and hungry. Tensions grew as the middle east soon learned they had nothing to export and rich and valuable as oil. Neighbors turned on one another for property money anything of value even food. Most of the super powers were unable to do anything to prevent or even subside the events. The major superpowers wanted to save what oil they had for protecting their lands not informing others. With this radical change in forigen policy most of the developed nations retrited to their main lands, thus the issues started in the middle east were allowed to spread like wild fire. One by one countries around the world turned inside out their army's unable to function. Then the eco- terroists took the opertunkty to hackers decided to hack the oil compinies and were able to destroy their stock piles of research on oiless technology. I remember as a kid waiting in a gas line for 2 days to get the civilian mandated limit of 5 gallons of gas allowed per-week at 22.79 a gallon. Then came the food shortages with trucks unable to ship food I had to wait in line for local produce which half the time ran out before I could get to the front of the line. It was a major change in life style. Eventually president Adams in 2024 was able to bring back the train, and started building rail roads and train cars. The trains burned coal which for the united states wasn't an issue,we had plenty to burn. He energized the train system much like President Licon did durning the civil war. For the fist time in years people could travel far distances and food swell as material good could get anywhere in the united states. It was the first time you didn't have to wait in food lines. Once again the united states was functioning like a nation. I remember my first after school job what moving coal from the mine entrances to the trucks. Adams gave the nation an adrenaline shot. People forgot about gas, there were jobs and food, power was on for longer periods before the power companies would shut the grid off. After us the USA Australia, Japan, China, Russia, Germany, France, british, and Sadi Arabia all converted to mass train system. It was a good thing for a wile bur it soon became a race for power and out of that race came the 5 major private military contractors. The united states contractor based in Washington state called Foxhound know for their experience tactics being lead by most army and navy special forces. The European's joined together to consist of Britian, France, Spain, and Germany based in Britian and France where called claw hammer known for their use of advanced technology on the battal field. The middle east banded togeather and based them selfs out of Sadi Arabia being known for they use anything and everything they can find. They called them selves the wolf pack. Russia, China and Japan formed the fourth PMC know as Hell's minions, know for their brute force and savageness on the battle field. The finnal PMC is in Australia knows as The Taipan'sfor their ability to sneak around and strike hard and fast. And thus began the PMC wars.