In the aftermath of nuclear attacks in Texas, America found itself on the brink of anarchy.
World War III had begun.
The accelerated conflict in the Middle East placed significant restrictions on American access to oil. Alternative fuel sources became a lucrative commodity. Americans were transfixed by the terrorist’s threat, and were willing to prevent another attack by any means necessary. Military checkpoints were erected at each State line. Interstate travel visas were required of each citizen. Dissenting liberal extremest cells began to emerge, the most vocal of which were the neo-Marxists.
The 2008 presidential election was to be decided by the electoral votes of just one State, as the Republicans raced to secure California for the first time since 1988.
On June 27, 2008, Boxer Santaros, a famous actor with ties to the Republican Party, vanished without a trace. Three days later he was discovered in the Nevada desert with his memory erased. The government knew he had crossed the bordered back into California. but the circumstances of his return to the Southland remained a mystery.