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TEXT_1 = [=[Before the Great Mistake, the privatization of government services had gained momentum in the United States. As the seas rose and the rivers flooded, crops failed and unrest threatened to tear the United States apart politically. No single government body could step in and help coordinate the crisis. But a new engineering firm specializing in ecological risk mitigation made the US government an option: Let us fix your problem, or get your money back. The Trans-Mississippi Recovery Initiative was given over to the American Reclamation Corporation, from the first shovel in the dirt to the ongoing crop cycling in the Midwest. No one can argue with the results - dust storms no longer rock Tennessee, for example - and the ARC is the biggest thing in America these days. Employing a full 23% of the population, with perhaps as much as 85% of the US relying on the ARC for their business, the business of America is the business of the ARC.]=];
TEXT_2 = [=[There is no project, program, or market where the ARC does not take an active interest. In addition to its engineering and construction programs, the ARC is also a major drug developer, a retail giant (although ironically ARC Singapore is the largest ARC outlet by square footage and business), and an advertising service provider. Its entertainment division consolidated most of the old entertainment brands decades ago, and streams ARC-funded entertainment over ARC satellite or through ARC-laid cable to the rest of the world. The ARC logo adorns everything from cars to phones to supertankers to antibacterial drugs. What the ARC doesn't make or market, it often finances. The ARC's financial arm is widely invested around the world, trading on the company's massive balance sheet.]=];
TEXT_3 = [=[Although many people view the ARC with deep skepticism or outright hatred, the ARC is not a company that trades in short-term gain. The ARC is willing to invest in people and communities, although it expects that investment to bear fruit in time. The ARC was the first entirely-private organization to announce it would undertake Seeding projects on its own balance sheet, although it also acts as contractor or financier on many other Seeding programs around the world.]=];
TEXT_4 = [=[With access to nearly unlimited funds and resources, the ARC interstellar ships were high-tech, large, and luxurious compared to those launched by other governments. Staffed by the best and brightest that the corporation could recruit, the ARC colonial missions set a new standard for success and expectations. Those undersigning with an ARC expedition are well advised to read the contract closely. The ARC wishes them well, and looks forward to a return on their investment as soon as possible.]=];
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IntroductionQuote={[=[What many don’t realize about Suzanne Fielding’s take-no-prisoner approach to corporate growth is that it is the result of numerous failures and years of hardship. As an intern, her first project was destined for failure, with little buy-in from colleagues and no support from her superiors. When leadership pulled the plug, she was shuffled to two more projects that were also canned. These setbacks—however—only strengthened her resolve. As she ascended the ranks of the American Reclamation Corporation, her struggles changed in nature. Fighting institutionalized misogyny, racism, and classism throughout this process, Suzanne never gave up on the American dream.]=];
[=[As one of the most easily recognized personalities on Old Earth, Suzanne Fielding is uniquely familiar with most, if not all of the other Sponsors. ARC’s clients include most major multi-national conglomerates, and Fielding has made a habit of meeting all of ARC’s clients despite the long list. In all introductions she makes it a priority to shake hands and guarantee an exceptional level of quality regardless of whether it’s with the Slavic Federation or a small private business.]=];
[=[ARC’s global operations require a herculean logistical effort. Thousands of client and customer relationships are managed every second, and every interaction between ARC and an outside entity must represent the company’s culture, values, and pedigree. As CEO, Fielding prioritized quality assurance and public relations without sacrificing the bottom line, much to the delight of investors and the public alike. Under her guidance, both shares and the company reputation have risen astronomically.]=];
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TEXT_1 = [=[Although untouched by the consequences of the Great Mistake, the African continent suffered from the migration of those fleeing their homes. As the seas rose, more refugees retreated from North Africa and coastal African nations. The humanitarian disaster shattered the fragile economies of many of the African nations, and destabilized regimes across the region. A generation-long cycle of coups and short-lived dictatorships, as well as an epidemic of border wars, tore Africa apart. While much of North Africa would eventually join the Franco-Iberian European Union, alleviating some of the pressure, the sub-Saharan nations struggled to return to order.]=];
TEXT_2 = [=[Into that breach stepped the leaders of the old African Union and COMESA (the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa). Both organizations had been established for decades and were regarded highly among Africans. Drawing on its original charter, members of the old African Union sought to provide political and military stability by invoking heretofore ignored supranational powers. Led by some of the original COMESA founding states, the revamped “People’s” African Union was formed. Several of the more progressive other African nations quickly joined; then more stable republics of sub-Saharan Africa followed. Others states, however, were governed by dictators or torn by civil wars, and refused.]=];
TEXT_3 = [=[The largest members of the new People’s African Union merged their military forces into a unified command and stepped in to end the unrest and political disruption, replacing the old despots with new regimes that promptly joined the Union. Even as that task continued, the military moved against local bandits, pirates, warlords, and others that threatened all citizens of the envisioned united Africa. New military traditions arose, and a new sense of pride was instilled into the pursuit of a military career. A number of grateful member states of the African Union elected or appointed military officers as their leaders.]=];
TEXT_4 = [=[Meanwhile, COMESA – propelled by its ties to the old and new African unions – moved to bring economic stability and prosperity to the continent. Instituting a unified currency was the first step; demolishing the tariff and taxation schemes of the various member states as they were added was another. COMESA involvement in the new Africa eventually turned to tapping its prodigious natural and agricultural resources, while attempting to maintain its ecological diversity and heritage through extensive wildlife parks and natural wonders. Funded projects included dams, new energy sources such as wind-farms, and coastal and Congolese reclamation efforts. The African Common Market also invested heavily in education for the post-Mistake generations and in humanitarian projects, notably in the realms of health care and human rights. New industries were pursued, and the Union became one of the major players in international trade. But problems remain, although the People’s African Union continues to implement policies to address these. Notable are the remnants of nepotism and corruption that plague some of the member nations, and the occasional flare-ups of tribal and/or religious conflict.]=];
TEXT_5 = [=[As with many things in the Union, the merchants and traders took the leading role when the Seeding began. Most of the missions launched were led and populated by prominent regional businessmen and respected civil servants. Although the governance and characteristics of the dozens of colonies would take many forms, all had their roots deep in African history and culture. While it may be facile to claim that it takes a village to raise a child, it may be said with certainty that it takes a village to survive as a colony on a distant world. The attitude of the African colonial administration is best summed up by the unofficial motto of the People’s African Union, the ancient Bondei proverb that says, “Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.”]=];
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IntroductionQuote={[=[Samatar Barre's many accomplishments are noteworthy; his survival nothing short of miraculous. When he was 13 years old, Samatar’s village was stricken with an outbreak of VESB. As one of the last villagers to catch the deadly disease, the young Samatar tended to the sick until emergency relief could arrive. Unfortunately, many villagers succumbed during the final stages of the outbreak, and Samatar was forced to watch friends and family suffer. It was because of this tragedy that Samatar began a life devoted to philanthropy.]=];
[=[The 'People's' African Union was one of the first organizations to embrace the Seeding. Leading African scientists were pivotal during the Inflection Point discovery, and the Union was well prepared to lead humanity into space. While well-prepared, the issue was extremely divisive for the much of the population of the Union. Samatar Jama Barre himself, one of the major proponents of the Seeding venture still carries a small piece of soil from his birthplace.]=];
[=[The African Union is held together by a leadership council representing key stakeholders in the Union. The leadership council is effectively an executive council, with the judicial, administrative, and legislative responsibilities remaining with individual governments. Because of the violent history of so many insurrections, the People’s African Union provides stability through superior military forces. The strength of the Union rests on the shoulders of people like Prime Minister Samatar Jama Barre, who commands respect from the armed forces, and has the wisdom of knowing how best to use them.]=];
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TEXT_1 = [=[Although far from the events of the Great Mistake, the crisis was still a shock to the political and economic life of the Western Hemisphere. In the ecological disaster that followed, Western countries largely looked to their own needs instead of forming large, transnational bodies. In South America, Brasilia suffered as much as any other country, as the Amazon basin flooded with seawater and the rising oceans threatened Rio de Janeiro and Salvador. But Brasilia's burgeoning manufacturing base was resilient, and the country quickly established itself as the nation that could build the equipment needed for rebuilding, the electronics needed for communication, and the medicines needed to fight off disease. Brasilia's stature rose as a regional power.]=];
TEXT_2 = [=[What cemented Brasilia's stature as a superpower was its commitment to provide peacekeeping forces around the world in the countless crises that sprang up after the Great Mistake. Known in Brasilia as "O Caridade," Brasilian soldiers would guard refugee camps, while crates of Brasilian food and medicine were distributed to the occupants. The Brasilian military's power projection had reached the level that previously only the United States and Soviet Union could meet, and at the end of the worst of the fighting, the national defense forces were tested veterans of some of the hardest insurgencies, low-intensity operations, and sixth-generation warfare ever seen.]=];
TEXT_3 = [=[The Brasilians helped transition their economy back to a peacetime footing by emulating the old GI bill - educating those soldiers who chose to return to civilian life. In the years that followed, Brasilian engineering programs boomed with cadres of soldier-students, and Brasilia's aerospace program underwent something of a golden age. The country rebuilt its ports, and set about one of the largest infrastructure projects of the post-Mistake world: charting and regulating the expanded Amazon basin as a highway for shipping. Brasilia's new deep-inland ports opened up the highlands of South America to the world in ways that had not previously been possible. The increase in trade increased the wealth of Brasilia, and a series of partnership agreements gave Brasilia friends across the continent. Brasilia is now, without question, the first among peers of the new Latin America.]=];
TEXT_4 = [=[Brasilia's strong aerospace industry and its veteran air force gave the country something of a leg up when the Seeding began. Brasilia was the first nation-state whose ship left the confines of the solar system - a feat of national pride that Brasilians are quick to boast on. This expedition, composed of many of Brasilia's best soldiers and airmen, represented the belief that a colony whose members had been tested in the fire of combat would bring lasting success to the conquest of a new world.]=];
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IntroductionQuote={[=[The Academia Militar das Agulhas Negras is famous for its all-terrain survival training course known as Las Lomas de Arena. Once a Parque Regional, this restricted area is loved by instructors for its utility in separating the weak from the strong. The 10 mile course includes rainforest, 30 meter high sand dunes, river crossings, pulse plasma sentries, low-charge ion minefields, and irradiated swampland. One does not run the Lomas course, one survives it. The first and only cadet to ever complete the course intact is none other than the Supreme Commander of Brasilia, the Lion of Peshawar, Rejinaldo Leonardo Pedro Bolivar de Alencar-Araripe.]=];
[=[Rejinaldo de Alencar-Araripe was famous for his valor in multiple combat situations, but it was his bravery in action during the Battle of Blue Route that endeared him to the men and women of Brasilia’s armed forces. During an enemy ambush, Rejinaldo singlehandedly cleared the surrounding enemy fortifications with individually placed plasma charges. He then carried gravely wounded soldiers to a safer location all while under heavy fire. He defended the location until reinforcements could arrive, nearly half an hour later.]=];
[=[Rejinaldo’s proudest moment came during Peshawar Crisis. Under the auspices of the UN+S, Rejinaldo orchestrated a military coup of the Warlord Malachi Morganti in a daring covert mission. No military forces were lost during the raid, and only minimal losses inflicted to the enemy. Before night fell on the second day, the remaining enemy forces surrendered unconditionally. Rejinaldo personally led the original strike team in the capture of Morganti, for which he earned the nickname the 'Lion of Peshawar.']=];
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TEXT_1 = [=[By the time of the Great Mistake, China was one of the world’s two acknowledged superpowers. However, China took perhaps the hardest hit of any nation from the events of the Great Mistake, and the region had to recover from ethnic strife, separatism, and a breakdown of social order. Central Asia was swept up by the chaos as other nations in the region faced outbreaks of violence; surrounding powers such as India and Russia mobilized their forces in fear that the conflict would embroil their populations. The Asian continent entered a period of unprecedented tension and fear as each nation sought to calm their own lands while keeping wary eyes on their neighbors.]=];
TEXT_2 = [=[The world struggled to help the crisis in Asia. Peacekeeping forces under a variety of mandates did what they could to secure the population. Non-governmental organizations did what they could to provide immediate care to the refugees, but the unprecedented human displacement and the grim situations at home seriously limited the help they could provide. With limited help from the rest of the world, the governments of Asia were forced to confront many deep-seated issues in their struggle to restore civil society.]=];
TEXT_3 = [=[Though it took many years of herculean diplomatic efforts, eventually the armed uprisings calmed and the Chinese and Central Asian governments were able to demilitarize. Freed from the burden of quelling domestic unrest, China turned its attention to reconciliation and recovery. A common currency for the region helped create an economic superbloc, and the new infusions of capital spurred renewed investment in industry, research, and development. The Pan-Asian Cooperative emerged as a powerhouse of high-tech design and manufacturing, centered in its gargantuan coastal cities.]=];
TEXT_4 = [=[Because the PAC experienced the brunt of the Great Mistake, it has used its recovery as a testbed for many technologies and practices that proved advantageous during the Seeding. "The War Against the Gobi" helped stop the desertification of the arable country. "New City Seoul" became the standard for high-efficiency urban living with high quality of life, and the "Great Heavenly Leap" demonstrated that a space program could be mass-produced.]=];
TEXT_5 = [=[Over the years following the Great Mistake, PAC invested heavily in civil infrastructure, resource extraction, and heavy industry. Surviving corporations were given new, expansive charters and vast reaches of the Asian interior were opened up to development. In the cities, the academic establishment focused their best efforts and talents on applied sciences and trade skills, and within a generation PAC students were throwing back the boundaries of theoretical physics, chemical engineering, computer science and advanced fabrication. Given its material advantages and the pressure from a large population with limited land, PAC took a leading role in the colonization effort, building a space station under the auspices of its Manned Space Engineering Office that would serve as the prototype for the first orbital colony ship spacedocks. Just one decade later, a Chinese crew made the first manned landing on Mars, following mapping by the Yinghou satellite network. Although given urgency by the discovery of the Inflection Point, the establishment of viable and self-sufficient settlements on alien worlds had always been a goal of the PAC Space Agency. In the years following, multiple PAC missions scattered in various directions into the galaxy, with as yet unknown results.]=];
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IntroductionQuote={[=[Daoming’s work in speculative mathematics is widely regarded as the foremost research in the field. Her theorem led to the eventual proving of Goldbach's conjecture, and for this work she was hailed as the most important mathematician in the history of the Pan-Asian Cooperative. She was awarded a special grant to continue her work, and received numerous accolades and honorary titles. A statue of her likeness sits opposite of Chen Jingrun in a park in Old Xiamen University.]=];
[=[As an administrator, Daoming excelled at executive decision-making, based in no small part to her analytical approach to common problems. By dissecting the unique energy shortage crisis facing PAC, she was able to pinpoint the key component that was responsible for a majority of the shortfall in the Western Provinces. Rampant corruption had survived because of a lack of oversight, and by putting an end to specific criminal elements, the PAC not only made up the deficit, but increased overall production by nearly double.]=];
[=[Daoming Sochua spent most of her life in cities, working in laboratories or institutions of higher learning, but she always found time to visit her father’s family in Cambodia. The time she spent on her father’s farm, away from the loud hustle and bustle of her technocrat peers, invigorated and renewed her efforts to save the people and culture that she loved.]=];
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TEXT_1 = [=[Europe was spared the most direct effects of the Great Mistake, but was scarcely prepared for the scale of the human crisis that followed. Mass migrations in Asia spilled over into Europe, and the old European Union struggled with how best to respond to the refugee crisis. Eastern nations wanted to address the refugee situation first; Western and Mediterranean nations wanted quick actions to guard against rising sea levels. Eventually the European Parliament found itself unable to control the actions of the member states or unify the confederation around a common course of action, and the "European dream" fell apart.]=];
TEXT_2 = [=[While the old EU was no more, the individual nations still saw merit in maintaining close alliances, especially where there were shared priorities and shared crises. Spain and France were two of the first countries to form a political union, and Franco-Iberia was born a short 18 months after the formal dissolution of the EU. Both countries' ruling coalitions shared a common vision of widespread social reform in the wake of the Great Mistake, innovative urban engineering projects whose designs could be used in new urban planning, and ecological engineering to restore the biosphere. This "techno-green" ideology would spread through Europe later, but the Franco-Iberian model is the oldest and arguably the most successful.]=];
TEXT_3 = [=[Since then, Franco-Iberia has extended across the Mediterranean ("The Romans are back" is a common joke) and extended into North Africa. The Mediterranean Sea has turned from a threat to the greatest natural resource at Franco-Iberia's disposal, and the unification with North Africa brought Franco-Iberia a dynamic population and access to mineral resources.]=];
TEXT_4 = [=[But perhaps the most striking aspect of Franco-Iberia was its focus on culture. Not only did the Union seek to preserve its past great works of art, but funded initiatives to encourage new generations of artists and authors to not only explore new art forms, but explicitly to continue the Renaissance and Enlightenment traditions. The Directorate-General for Education and Culture was aggressive in promoting and exporting European cultural works – especially through the media – to the rest of the world. For Franco-Iberians, their shared cultural history and the cultural infusion from North Africa has become a source of unifying pride. With such initiatives and stability, it is unsurprising that others sought to join Franco-Iberia in the face of a confusing and threatening world. Trésors de l'esprit is the byword; a citizen's riches should be carried in her mind and shared, not hidden away in a bank.]=];
TEXT_5 = [=[With its progressive attitudes, high standard of living, and thriving culture, Franco-Iberia has been a beacon for immigration. Highly-educated immigrants have flocked into its borders, not only to work in cultural fields, but on the massive infrastructure projects, such as Seventh Republic Paris and the Andalusian Solar Field Energy Project. The twin capitals of Paris and Madrid gleam with new buildings. The restored Rome is a pilgrimage hub and world museum. Algiers' new port bustles day and night with a new class of low-energy cargo ships. Tunis is a shimmering resort city to the world, whose nightclubs and cafes thrum with the sound of a new generation of musicians. With such advantages, Franco-Iberia was a leading member in the race for off-world colonies. Colonial governors were appointed after a vetting process by the Union’s new colonial administration, and admonished to conduct themselves in the best traditions of civilization and morality no matter the circumstances. After all, the guardians of Western Civilization could hardly do less.]=];
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IntroductionQuote={[=[Élodie is considered one of, if not the most important art critic and historian of the past 300 years. Her writings on the video game era of the early 21st century are considered the most authoritative take on the subject, and her discussion on the death of the internet sparked an entire artistic movement. Her greatest critical work is considered by many to be the marriage of the two topics in her Critique of Isotopic Decay 3.]=];
[=[In her memoirs, Élodie often writes about the influence of poetry in all of her aesthetics. Considering poets such as Wang Wei, Callimachus, Victor Hugo, Wallace Stevens and García Lorca as her muses, Élodie composed multiple volumes of cantos, rondeaus, odes and sonnets. Her last collection before the Seeding, Philocaly, was a far cry from her previous, ambitious work, and presented a personal, almost whimsical side to the poet in opposition to the passionate, evocative lyricism so many of her fans had become used to.]=];
[=['My love, A Poem for You
 
In a bowl of tonic ephemera
I elide heralded war,
I trinket through breezes,
I sit here softly humming,
Your evocation.' – From Élodie’s 'Philocaly']=];
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TEXT_1 = [=[With end of the Great Mistake and the devastation it had brought, the Indian subcontinent's economic and political position was more precarious than ever. Populations faced extensive coastal flooding, crop failure, and pandemics with limited international humanitarian aid. Millions of refugees poured across India and surrounding nations in the greatest human migration on the subcontinent since the partition in 1947. Clashes between political and religious factions among desperate groups increased, and the centralized political power had only limited ability to help. The specter of a balkanized, ethnically torn subcontinent seemed all too likely.]=];
TEXT_2 = [=[In this turbulent mix, in the city of Delhi emerged Raj Thakur, a mystic preaching a heterodox and syncretic creed that appealed to all three major religions of the subcontinent. Thakur's message of the great potential of all people, the purifying power of sustainable living, and personal charity did what no political force could - it crossed religious and ethnic boundaries and united the people of the subcontinent. It became a political force of its own, a deeply felt grassroots movement that vanquished the worst of the religious, political, and ethnic violence. Thakur undertook a pilgrimage across the subcontinent on foot, leaving Delhi and walking to the Kush, followed by tens of thousands of his disciples, and a media captivated by the prophet. Arriving in the foothills of the Hindu Kush, Thakur and his followers' tent encampment became a nexus for his teachings, spreading around the world in person and on the Internet and television. His image and words were ubiquitous, bringing solace and care to the poor and diseased, and inspiring many of the upper classes to leave the security of their walled compounds to directly help others.]=];
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[=[Kavitha’s complicated cosmology can be understood in many ways, however, there are two prevailing interpretations regarding her use of the ‘Third Mother.’ Both explanations agree that the ‘Third Mother’ references the planet that will be colonized during the Seeding. From there, however, theologians disagree on who, or what, constitutes the ‘First’ and ‘Second’ Mothers. One argument is that Old Earth, (a.k.a. ‘Gaia’ or ‘Terra’) is the First Mother, while the second is the literal mother of every individual. The other theory is that Kavitha refers to a supernatural progenitor as the First Mother, and that the Second Mother is humankind itself.]=];
[=[Unlike the other Sponsors, the Kavithan Protectorate is primarily concerned with the spirituality of its colonists. This can easily be seen in the daily sermons Kavitha would deliver to the colonists chosen to populate the new planet, who she sometimes refers to as ‘Seedlings.’ During the preparation for the journey, she proselytized what she called ‘the Seeding’ of a new planet. The name for the mission gained popularity, and was adopted globally as an unofficial movement.]=];
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[=[During the eruption of Anak Krakatau, Hutama’s responsibilities shifted from government administration to disaster relief. As the eruption disrupted supply chains throughout Polystralia and displaced hundreds of thousands of Polystralians, the calamity was an unparalleled natural disaster, and rivalled the impact of the Great Mistake in terms of the effect on global food supplies. Hutama’s focus on the logistics of catastrophe mitigation combined with his understanding of the people resulted in the salvation of millions.]=];
[=[The Tahiti2 project was one of Hutama’s earliest political victories, and remains a point of pride for the intrepid Polystralian. The multi-trillion dollar reclamation and reconstruction project would have never found the appropriate funding if not for Hutama’s vigorous support. As a show of gratitude, the people of Tahiti built a special marae for Hutama’s spacecraft, and honored him with the title Aliʻi.]=];
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[=[Although precipitated by PAC’s first successful expedition, General Kozlov was the first citizen of the Slavic Federation to step foot on Mars. He likened the experience to “like the moon, but more red.” His yearlong traversal of Olympic Mons remains a record setting feat of endurance and effort, and it was his surveying of the Koval'skiy crater that allowed for the first Slavic Federation mining colony on Mars. It is with some pride that General Kozlov carries a Martian rock as a memento.]=];
[=[It is remarkable that, despite a busy career in space and construction sites, General Kozlov found the time to compose the “Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate.” The impressive work stands as the de facto authority for colonial direction, and serves as a nearly 10,000 word mission statement for the Slavic Federation. The text is used in all levels of education, and is the most frequently referenced literature in academic and political discourse.]=];
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Initially these survivors took refuge in the megacities of the wealthy Arab states -- Dubai, Jeddah, and Amman in particular became teeming metropolises, bursting with massive populations struggling to find their feet. The masters of these new city-states at first sought aid from the international community, but as the global powers shrank into self-imposed isolation in the face of the ongoing crisis, they were left increasingly -- and in the end, totally -- alone.]=];
TEXT_2 = [=[From this darkness, a new kind of culture emerged. Convinced that the only salvation they would ever find would come from within, the lost people of the Middle East found a new form of courage. Their pride in remaining with their homeland hardened into a zeal to reclaim it, and to demonstrate to themselves and to the world their strength and resilience. The people left the cities and, hectare by hectare, swept clean the blasted remains of their country. Old tribal animosities and rivalries had given way to a generation of intense proximity in the crowded megacities, and the people that reemerged into the land did so in a spirit of brotherhood, united by their common desire to reclaim their dignity and autonomy.]=];
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[=[Before becoming pregnant with her daughter Nur, Arshia Kishk frequently spacewalked between Seedships. As the spacecraft were separated by long distances, these trips were considered a pilgrimage, and a chance to meditate upon the vastness of the universe. Only the bravest colonists attempted the dangerous trek, while most preferred small shuttles. Arshia’s influence and popularity were strengthened every time she arrived from the depths of space; a fearless leader sent to guide Al Falah through the stars.]=];
[=[Al Falah is known as a phoenix-like collective of resilient and determined people; however, it is more than just a tenacious movement. Aboard the waking Seedships, the people of Al Falah lived a relatively comfortable life in a simulated-gravity environment aboard the “waking” Seedships. Special attention had been paid to creating and preserving as much of an Earth-like ambiance as possible. Elaborate, artificial terrariums and nurseries housed valuable pieces of Al Falah’s heritage, and ensured that the people would never forget their homeland.]=];
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TEXT_2 = [=[Unwilling to accept this fate quietly, these powers set about finding a way to save their coastlines and countryside from the flood. Drawing on their common heritage as naval powers and recognizing the need for cooperation at scale, the North Sea nations formed a groundbreaking partnership dedicated to territorial preservation and the development of co-aquatic habitation and agriculture. As the world settled into its post-Mistake dark age, the new North Sea Alliance was hard at work on massive infrastructure projects in an effort to save their shrinking homelands.
 
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[=[Until the Seeding, Duncan Hughes’ proudest achievement was the development of the water-based, floating cities known as the ARKs. His experience as a longshoreman and naval engineer was instrumental in designing the concept, and it was his tireless commitment to the project that saw the first successful prototype go into production and eventual testing in the North Sea. The ARK program was an instant success, and revolutionized global trade.]=];
[=[Duncan Hughes didn’t stop with the success of the ARK program. Although coming from a wealthy family, he never lost touch with the economically burdened majority in Scotland. He was known as a dedicated philanthropist and donated large sums to education and urban development. He was particularly supportive of children’s hospitals and orphanages that had been overextended as a result of climate refugees. The Hughes Institute in Aberdeen, a boarding school and public clinic, is just one of his many legacies.]=];
[=[What brought Duncan Hughes international acclaim, and cemented his place in history, was his generosity. Some of the first beneficiaries of the ARKs were none other than the long-displaced climate refugees of the Maldive Islands. Hughes oversaw the entire project from its inception, and his guarantee that the ARKs would come at no cost to the people of the former islands was a landmark moment. Hughes personally went along for the delivery of the first ARK delivered from its port in Oslo to the Laccadive Sea.]=];
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IntroductionQuote={[=[Although relatively few people have read Lena Ebner’s dissertation on the intersection of climate change policymaking and the nature of political violence, it stands as the seminal work in academic circles throughout the European continent. Instead of the standard five chapter format, Lena presented both sides of a hypothetical court case, citing classical, modern, postmodern, metamodern, and pseudo-metamodernist scholarship. The judge in the hypothetical trial is none-other than the father of 22nd century philosophy and political science, S. A. Carazo.]=];
[=[During her time as a political activist, Lena spent years living abroad and learning from different cultures. Because of her help in resolving the nearly 300 year old Mediterranean debt crisis, she was hailed as a folk-hero from Cyprus City to Olympus Island. To commemorate the victory, Lena used the payment she received in legal fees to work with ARC in restoring the ruined habitats of the unemployed and impoverished climate refugees flooding her homeland.]=];
[=[INTEGR’s aggressive platform of environmental reform and financial accountability was crucial to the dissolution of the Atlantic-Mediterranean-Euro-American Trade Agreement. Hailed by critics as the absolute manifestation of bad trade policy, the trade agreement was an easy target for the Responsible Party. INTEGR’s vocal minority opposition stood unified in the face of extreme external pressure. Lena Ebner’s leadership proved vital in the victory, lobbying a European parliamentary group for nearly 20 hours straight.]=];
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HEADING_3 = [=[The Great Mistake]=];
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TEXT_1 = [=[Like any clandestine organization, the Chungsu entity is the frequent target of conspiracy theorists and political demagogues. As the agency does not have a public face, it is often under scrutiny from international bodies such as the UN+S and Blue Planet Peace. Rumors include everything from illuminati-like secret society to anti-PAC terrorists. Spokespeople for Chungsu claim it is simply a semi-public defense consulting enterprise. The reality of the matter is somewhere in between.
 
Some of the few facts that have been independently verified are as follows: It is an organization based in the Korean peninsula, if not originating there. It ostensibly replaced Korean military forces, and foreign affair and financial bureaus. It is most likely responsible for decades of political influence in Chinese and Japanese interests. It is believed to house numerous facilities, if not its headquarters, in subaquatic environments.]=];
TEXT_2 = [=[In truth, Chungsu is an interstellar defense organization founded by ambitious futurists. Begun shortly after the Provenance Discovery scandal, the organization was kept confidential by its founders: a multidisciplinary team of scientists, advanced weapons experts, and government officials. From its underwater complex, it is able to experiment and prepare for interstellar travel. Hypothetical alien technologies are simulated and even the most extremely speculative hypotheses are fully explored.]=];
TEXT_3 = [=[It was Chungsu involvement in the Great Mistake investigations that made the organization a prime suspect in the cover-up. Critics demanded transparency behind the agency’s funding sources; however, Korean officials refused to act. Whether or not this was from internal or external pressures is still unknown. What is known is that Korean society was surprisingly well prepared to handle the Great Mistake.
 
Even before the Great Mistake, Chungsu was in a difficult predicament. Between Japan’s isolationism, and China’s unstoppable growth, the Korean peninsula walked a very fine and finite line. The Great Mistake eased Chinese aggression, but it wasn’t until Japan suffered unrecoverable damage to its infrastructure during the Hareubang Tsunami that Chungsu was able to escape its untenable situation. A recovery effort led by Chungsu helped paint the secretive organization in a more positive light domestically, albeit not internationally. The failure of centralized government and the vacuum of localized power allowed the Chungsu to step in and take matters into its own hands.]=];
TEXT_4 = [=[Bolstered by the public support, Chungsu emerged from the shadows after decades of careful preparation in order to lead humanity into the future. Their efforts to save the planet through covert activity had failed. The Inflection Point had arrived.]=];};
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IntroductionQuote={[=[There are multiple levels to Sub-Seoul’s Mireuk Bosal Dome. The lowest, publicly acknowledged level, Abyssopelagic-0, is home to deep-sea, scientific research, energy production and resource harvesting. Below Abyssopelagic-0 is the Chungsu academy, which exists in extreme pressure, total darkness, and near freezing temperatures. When the earthquake that triggered the Hareubang Tsunami hit the academy, a stress fracture developed on the surface of the outer dome. Moments before the dome’s collapse, Han Jae Moon evacuated his fellow students of the satellite Sky Station facility into multiple deep-sea submarines. Subsequently, all of them survived the catastrophe.]=];
[=[Much of Han Jae Moon’s enigmatic personality stems from the Iso-meditation practice that is common during Chungsu training. The practice involves a deep-sea diving suit, and little else. Would-be agents are left alone at the bottom of hadopelagic trenches for hours at a time. Bioluminescent flashes are the only visible stimuli, and the muffled sound of the ocean the only accompaniment. These sessions were often preceded by intense physical training, so that exhaustion would threaten to overwhelm the participant. Intense focus was required to stay awake, and alive.]=];
[=[Although multiple adjustments and accommodations were added to the sleep chamber equipment, the de-cryostasis procedure is often extremely stressful to the human body. Intense fatigue, disorientation, and nausea accompanies a variety of mechanical and psychosomatic pain. The experience is unique. It is for these reasons that the Chungsu employs special procedures to test agents immediately upon awakening. They must overcome physical hurdles and navigate mental puzzles under extreme duress.]=];
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