History ApocalypseHow / Class1

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.
12th Dec '15 3:43:32 PM eroock
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* French film ''Time of the Wolf'', Humanity is in dire straits due to polluted water, although it's never fully explained how. the audience only knows that uncontaminated water is scarce and livestock have to be burned. May be considered a Class 2.
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* In French film ''Time of the Wolf'', Humanity ''Film/TimeOfTheWolf'' humanity is in dire straits due to polluted water, although it's never fully explained how. the why. The audience only knows that the infrastructure has collapsed, uncontaminated water is scarce and livestock have to be burned.burned. A nuclear disaster is likely. May be considered a Class 2.
9th Dec '15 6:05:55 AM Yiu113
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*** The vast majority of nuclear reactors would be able to automatically shutdown without issues in the case of a mass power outage. Due to how the control rods are held in place with electric motors or electromagnets, and would drop to stop the reactor.
28th Nov '15 11:18:00 AM ecuvulle6267
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* The apocalypse in ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' was at least continental, probably global. In the first book, Katniss describes a massive natural disaster: "the droughts, the storms, the fires, the encroaching seas that swallowed up so much of the land." Wars erupted as factions tried to claim the limited remaining resources, and this appears to have led to the collapse of the North American nations that we currently know. Some time after that, about 75 years before the present, a massive rebellion resulted in further destruction; District 13 was seen as a particular threat since they controlled the nuclear power and potentially weapons, so the Capitol bombed them into oblivion.
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