|Ties to the Past
Author: ArchAng3l PM
400 years in the future, the world is on the brink of war. A young woman, discriminated against because she can access what was thought dead, must fight through school, politics, and racism. And find out why she sees a 400 year old dead guy everywhere.Rated: Fiction M - English - Adventure/Romance - & Naruto U. - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,394 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12-07-11 - id: 7616708
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Hey guys, its me. Thought I'd try something a little different. So this first chapter is just a historical overview, so you aren't totally confused on things in the story. Also, the year system is a little different, so in this story, the year 1816 KT, is equivalent here to 1940. So here it goes.
The year is 1816, KT. 400 years since Madara Uchiha was defeated by Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze, and brought peace to the elemental nations. But that was a long time ago. The elemental nations are gone, and the days of the fabled shinobi warriors with them. The four corners of the map are filled, the last blank locations filled in long ago. Technology and politics run the show now, not bravery and strength like the days of old, with most knowledge of that time dissappearing. The world is divided once again into nations and countries feuding for power and control. Three of these nations are at the strengths the others want. These "superpowers" dominate what they control, and try to grasp what they don't. Each hates the other, the "enemy of my enemy" cutting in all directions.
The Federal Chinnager Union, or FCU, is a collection of nations that came together in the face of troubling times. Democratically electing representatives and Consuls, they prefer to solve problems with negotiation and tact. However, do not let this fool you. Because of its wide varying collection of countries and cultures, the Chinnager military is the same. It has no overruling sytem, and units operate the way they do of their respective nation, meaning the Chinnager military has a wide diversity of tactics and operating patterns, making it very difficult to adapt to it.
The Beruzsian Hierarchy, the smallest of the three powers, boasts its own advantages. Ruled by a royal family since before its existence, the Beruzsians never focused on culture and art. Instead, technology fascinated them most. While other countries had cultural Renaissance, the Beruzsians had technological revolutions. To them, technology is beautiful, not colors on a paper, or musical notes on a page. This has put them 20 years ahead technologically, making many envious of their capabilities. While the rest of the world uses rotor-wing planes, the Beruszians have developed the first jet engine aircraft. The Hierarchy prefers not wanting to get involved with world affairs, taking an isolationist standpoint. This has changed in the last few decades however, and tensions are rising with the other powers.
The final, and largest superpower, is the Visceron Militant Directorate, or VMD. As the name suggests, the country of Viscera is ruled by a dictator-ship style government, with the General Council appointing the next Director. Viscerons are a proud people, who despise bureaucrats and politicians. They put the values closer to older times in the house hold, such as strength, cunning, honor, courage, honesty, and trust. The country was formed by war, and ever since its history has been bloody. Viscerons don't see any point to jumping around topics. They prefer facing problems head on, usually involving the barrel of a gun. It is a country of warriors, and every citizen is drafted at the age of 15, and must remain in the military for a certain time. For males, it is to the age of 25, for women, 20.
In this time, lies another issue. It takes a long time to fully disperse what has been the way of things for centuries. There are many individuals across the globe who still have a connection to the energy known as "Chakra." However, they are a minority, and are littered around in every country. Though their connection isn't nearly as strong as it was 400 years ago, with the individuals barely able to access it at all, the world population does not take kindly to them. It is human nature to fear something you don't understand, and these individuals, prejudicially dubbed "chakras" like a race, have suffered for it. They are discriminated against, to the point where in some countries it is acceptable to beat, or even kill "chakras." The VMD is the only country on the planet that openly accepts "chakras", so many attempt to travel there. However, the VMD is seen as a bully to most of the world, so most VMD ships that are seen outside the country are military or cruise ships, therefore, unavailable to fleeing "chakras". "Chakras" are also usually banned from public transport, including transportation out of the country they live in (it varies country to country), so it makes it extremely difficult for them to get to Viscera.
Tensions across the globe are high, many countries in economic trouble, and racism against those with a special connection rampant. It would probably be the worst time to get yourself known and on everyone's shit list because of the changes you start, or the things you say. But I suppose that's the thing about heroes. They choose to answer the call. But when they have to answer it is up to the universe.