JCC Afrasian Economic Alliance

The Earth of the future is far from the idyllic visions humanity once held. The seas have swallowed up large swaths of coast across the planet. Europe is now no more than a smattering of islands, colonized and contested by the new world powers in a cruel reversal of the old imperial age. India has been severed from the rest of Asia, and Africa is now split in half following catastrophic experiments with tectonic energy. In this dark world, devastated by climate change and the forces of the earth, supernations and global alliances battle for world domination. Some fight for a cause. Others fight for themselves. Some desire power. Others covet resources. Some have advanced technology. Others have unbeatable tactics. In this chaotic world, your choices will determine who conquers the planet, and who is destroyed.

For years before the great cataclysms and floods, China had been working to expand its reach throughout the world, both militarily and economically. In the wake of the brutal world disasters, China found an unlikely partner: Africa. Whatever bit of the continent was left after the Great Rift Valley jettisoned into the Indian Ocean has now united with China, and China's neighboring nations, into a vast economic and military pact that has given the group unprecedented access to both hemispheres of the planet. With this economic tie cemented, the combined powers of Asia and Africa, led by the resurrected cyborg Kim Jong Un, now seek to expand their influence across the world, by seizing colonies in Europe and the separated Great Rift Valley. Though not as technologically advanced, the alliance more than makes up for this through an enormous manpower reserve.

The background guide will be linked here by the end of January.

Chair: TBA

You can contact the JCC director, Cheenu, at chhitij.tiwari@duke.edu.