Two Minutes After Midnight

In 1991, the Cold War went hot.

The world did not end, instead it began anew.

The Doomsday Clock is at…


Two Minutes After Midnight



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Canon Themes


Paratech changed the course of human history.

  • The point of divergence is shortly after the Second World War.
  • This is a world similar to our own, but far more advanced.
  • Even though this world is more advanced than our own, it's still trapped in 1991 following the Great Burning.

There are things much more dangerous than humans now.

  • Robots of all shapes and sizes were created before the Great Burning, and they were changed by a massive EMP during it.
  • There are things in the wastes, mutated by the Great Burning.
  • With the fall of the Foundation after the Great Breach, SCPs freely wander the planet.

Timeline



Ideas and Brainstorming


GoIs:

  • Foundation - Fell apart during the Great Breach. Many holdouts still exist, but the largest sites collapsed.
  • GOC - All but collapsed along with the UN.
  • CotBG - Sects remain in the backwaters countries of the world. Africa has become a new breeding ground for Maxwellism to spread while Cogwork Orthodoxists remain present in the Sino-Rus wilderness.
  • UIU - Re-located their base of operations to Portlands. Still serves the remnant of the United States government.
  • MC&D - Survived in bunkers scattered across the world.
  • Chicago Spirit - A new group with the same name rose to provenance in Huron-Superior.
  • Wondertainment - Wonder World survived the Great Burning, but is cut off from the outside world with the destruction of Boston.
  • Wilson's Wildlife Solutions - Took over the role of the Foundation in Cascadia by scavenging Site-64 and recruiting from former Foundation personnel.
  • GRU-P - A majority of their personnel and facilities were destroyed with the Soviet Union during the Great Burning. Those that remain look to put the pieces of their motherland back together.

Anomalies:

  • 049 - They wander the wastes, looking for pestilence to cure.

Nations:

  • Cascadia - A nation located along the Pacific coast. Capital is Three Portlands.
  • The Alliance of European States - A republic enveloping much of western Europe. Capital is Lyonpolis.
  • Huron-Superior - A nation located in the former midwestern United States. Capital is Grand Rapids.
  • New Sydney - A city-state bordering the Outback Wasteland.
  • The United States of America- What remains of the US. Capital is Denver.
  • United Republic of Colombian States- Rising sea levels and the looming threat of their Brazilian rivals forced much of the remaining South American states into a union. Capital is Bogotá.
  • The Unified People's Republic of Korea - Taking advantage of the United State's inability to defend their South Korean allies during the Great War, North Korea rapidly mobilized and was able to conquer Seoul within a week, forcing the country into surrender. Capital is Pyongyang
  • Aljana - A state under the protection of ORIA, with over 90% of its inhabitants practicing Islam. Though religiously tolerant, there is a lot of internal conflict between Sunnis and Shiites. Capital is Tehran.
  • New African Republic - A recently-unified xenophobic nation in southern Africa. Capital is Johannesburg.
  • U.S.S. New Manhattan - A massive floating city-state located above the former New York City.

History:

  • South Africa had a civil war
  • The Soviet Union invaded China (and maybe Europe) after the bombs started falling (Possible to set Rounder's landship story during this time?)
  • Sweden was invaded by someone (Robots, Soviet Union, something else?)
  • The Mir space station fell out of orbit, landing in the Swedish archipelago
  • North Korea forcefully unified the peninsula.
  • India and Pakistan nuked each other into oblivion.
  • Egypt, Israel, and Palestine conflict became nuclear, leaving the Mediterranean a sea of death and radioactivity.
  • Much of the US and USSR are under water, frozen over, irradiated, or worse.

WIP Articles



To Do


  • Find a better name
  • Organize hub
  • Flesh out the lore some more
  • Start a list of anomalies that broke out
  • Come up with ideas for articles
  • Bring more authors onboard(?)
  • hug frens

People On Board


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Final Notes


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