History ApocalypseHow / Class1

26th Jun '16 5:49:02 PM CaptainSkywalker
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* In ''Film/IndependenceDay'', most major cities are destroyed, but it seems humanity will survive... though it's debatable whether an InferredHolocaust has occurred, which would knock this film into the Class 2 range.

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* In ''Film/IndependenceDay'', most major cities are destroyed, but it seems humanity will survive... though it's debatable whether an InferredHolocaust has occurred, which would knock this film into the Class 2 range. Resurgence which takes place 20 years later confirms that the humans used the Alien technology recovered from the City Destroyers to rebuild their civilization.
17th Jun '16 12:44:43 PM TinMan
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* The technological apocalypse in the ''Daybreak'' series wipes out roughly ninety percent of the human race between 2024 and 2026, but the United States is still, barely, hanging on. That said, most of the surviving humans are now BrainwashedAndCrazy by Daybreak and are intent on continuing the devastation until the planet becomes a Class 3. [[spoiler:The final book in the series shows them partially succeeding as the last U.S. President resigns from office and the country ceases to exist as the final pockets of civilization are overrun.]]
10th Jun '16 12:38:03 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The world after the Zentraedi attack in ''Anime/{{Macross}}''/''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' is around a 1.5: while most of humanity is killed off by a brutal orbital bombing, the survivors and the residents of the SDF-1 were able to repopulate. More than 90% of the human population are clones. They also have their advanced technology, and civilization is shown to recover (both in the later ''Macross'' series, such as ''Plus'', and in the ''Masters'' and ''New Generation'' seasons of ''Robotech'', which were [[CutAndPasteTranslation dubbed versions of other series]]).
** Definitely applies for the ''Robotech'' version, but could be thought to be inapplicable to the original ''Macross'' version of the events. While 99.9% of humanity has been killed, there isn't a 'reduced state' to civilization. In fact, due to the use of cloning mentioned above, as well as the capture of several automated factory satellites, civilization advanced far faster after the catastrophe than it was before it.

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* The world after the Zentraedi attack in ''Anime/{{Macross}}''/''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''/''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' is around a 1.5: while most of humanity is killed off by a brutal orbital bombing, the survivors and the residents of the SDF-1 were able to repopulate. More repopulate (though the help of cloning, which accounts for more than 90% of the human population are clones. population). They also have their advanced technology, and civilization is shown to recover (both recover, both in the later ''Macross'' series, ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' series such as ''Plus'', ''Anime/MacrossPlus'', and in the ''Masters'' and ''New Generation'' seasons of ''Robotech'', which ''Robotech'' (which were [[CutAndPasteTranslation dubbed versions versions]] of other series]]).
''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'' and ''Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada'' respectively).
** Definitely applies for the ''Robotech'' version, but could be thought to be inapplicable to the original ''Macross'' version of the events. While 99.9% of humanity has been killed, there isn't it hasn't really caused a 'reduced state' to of civilization. In fact, due to the use of cloning mentioned above, as well as the capture of several automated factory satellites, civilization advanced far faster after the catastrophe than it was did before it.
30th Jan '16 10:35:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Rifts}}'' varies from place to place. A number of modern cities have been (re)built, including a scant few that survived from before the magically-charged cataclysm, but only the most powerful states expand their influence beyond the borders of their own cities (or have "city" be plural, for that matter). Mankind is slowly rebuilding, but the initial catastrophe of the Coming of the Rifts was ''just'' shy of a full-blown Class 2. It's taken the world 300 years of rebuilding to reach the point of a Class 1.5 and is only a couple of good shoves from falling back into Class 2 territory. The presence of alien monsters/invaders/the return of magic has been both a blessing and a curse, as some areas have come back much faster than others, but ''very'' differently than how they were before and often with humans at the bottom of the pecking order.
* The post-WorldWarThree world of ''{{Twilight 2000}}'' is Class 1, bordering on Class 2. It's clear that humanity has a lot to do, but generally implied that civilisation would rise again. The starfaring game ''2300 AD'' was {{Ret Con}}ned into being a sequel, so this interpretation is more-or-less official.

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* ''{{Rifts}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' varies from place to place. A number of modern cities have been (re)built, including a scant few that survived from before the magically-charged cataclysm, but only the most powerful states expand their influence beyond the borders of their own cities (or have "city" be plural, for that matter). Mankind is slowly rebuilding, but the initial catastrophe of the Coming of the Rifts was ''just'' shy of a full-blown Class 2. It's taken the world 300 years of rebuilding to reach the point of a Class 1.5 and is only a couple of good shoves from falling back into Class 2 territory. The presence of alien monsters/invaders/the return of magic has been both a blessing and a curse, as some areas have come back much faster than others, but ''very'' differently than how they were before and often with humans at the bottom of the pecking order.
* The post-WorldWarThree world of ''{{Twilight ''TabletopGame/{{Twilight 2000}}'' is Class 1, bordering on Class 2. It's clear that humanity has a lot to do, but generally implied that civilisation would rise again. The starfaring game ''2300 AD'' was {{Ret Con}}ned into being a sequel, so this interpretation is more-or-less official.



* In ''NukeWar'', if you win, it's only a Class 1 disaster; if everyone loses, it's somewhere from Class 2 to 4.

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* In ''NukeWar'', ''TabletopGame/NukeWar'', if you win, it's only a Class 1 disaster; if everyone loses, it's somewhere from Class 2 to 4.
28th Jan '16 6:17:08 PM darksoul4242
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* The Second Impact in the backstory of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', which killed over half of human population, rose the sea level enough to submerge entire cities and heavily altered the climate. By the time the series proper begins, civilization has gotten back on its feet is some places, but the almost complete emptiness of Toyko-3, the city the series is set in, is heavily emphasized during the series.

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* The Second Impact in the backstory of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', which killed over half of human population, rose the sea level enough to submerge entire cities and heavily altered the climate. By the time the series proper begins, civilization has gotten back on its feet is ns some places, but the almost complete emptiness of Toyko-3, the city the series is set in, is heavily emphasized during the series. series.
** The Rebuild movies further drive the point home that life, human or animal, can only be sustained in controlled environments after the impact.
28th Jan '16 6:15:54 PM darksoul4242
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* VideoGame/SpaceQuestIV shows an example of this, going borderline class 2. Vohaul takes over the supercomputer which controls every technology related aspect of Xenon and more, and turns it against the population. In game, Xenon is shown to be a hellhole, with only a few [[LaResistance survivors]].

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* VideoGame/SpaceQuestIV shows an example of this, going borderline class Class 2. Vohaul takes over the supercomputer which controls every technology related aspect of Xenon and more, and turns it against the population. In game, Xenon is shown to be a hellhole, with only a few [[LaResistance survivors]].
28th Jan '16 6:10:00 PM darksoul4242
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* VideoGame/SpaceQuestIV shows an example of this, going borderline class 2. Vohaul takes over the supercomputer which controls every technology related aspect of Xenon and more, and turns it against the population. In game, Xenon is shown to be a hellhole, with only a few [[LaResistance survivors]].
2nd Jan '16 1:35:44 AM Ghostninja109
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* The Desolations in ''Literature/TheStormlightChronicles'', which Dalinar has visions of, had been limited to this by the Knights Radiant. The Everstorm, [[spoiler:which is caused by the Parshendi]], is the next one. Fortunately, [[OrderReborn new Radiants are popping up]], so there's still a chance of the destruction being limited.

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* The Desolations in ''Literature/TheStormlightChronicles'', ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', which Dalinar has visions of, had been limited to this by the Knights Radiant. The Everstorm, [[spoiler:which is caused by the Parshendi]], is the next one. Fortunately, [[OrderReborn new Radiants are popping up]], so there's still a chance of the destruction being limited.
2nd Jan '16 1:34:26 AM Ghostninja109
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* While the Yellowstone eruption itself only causes physical destruction on a continental scale in ''Film/{{Supervolcano}}'', the volcanic winter causes a global societal disruption due to massive crop failures. It's by no means the end of the world, but humanity is going to have a rough several decades.



* While the Yellowstone eruption itself only causes physical destruction on a continental scale in ''Film/{{Supervolcano}}'', the volcanic winter causes a global societal disruption due to massive crop failures. It's by no means the end of the world, but humanity is going to have a rough several decades.

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* While The Desolations in ''Literature/TheStormlightChronicles'', which Dalinar has visions of, had been limited to this by the Yellowstone eruption itself only causes physical Knights Radiant. The Everstorm, [[spoiler:which is caused by the Parshendi]], is the next one. Fortunately, [[OrderReborn new Radiants are popping up]], so there's still a chance of the destruction on a continental scale in ''Film/{{Supervolcano}}'', the volcanic winter causes a global societal disruption due to massive crop failures. It's by no means the end of the world, but humanity is going to have a rough several decades.being limited.
2nd Jan '16 1:28:37 AM Ghostninja109
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* While the Yellowstone eruption itself only causes physical destruction on a continental scale in ''Film/{{Supervolcano}}'', the volcanic winter causes a global societal disruption due to massive crop failures. It's by no means the end of the world, but humanity is going to have a rough several decades.
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