History ApocalypseHow / Class1

13th Oct '17 3:21:44 AM shokoshu
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* The psychodelic "The Day The World Turned Day-Glo" by X-Ray Spex is a borderline case. Possibly the singer Polly Styrene only refers to our modern plastic world? In any case, [[http://chi-ting.blogspot.de/2013/07/the-day-world-turned-dayglo.html this blogger]] used it as a title for his apocalyptic thoughts about a nuclear plant in India.
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19th Sep '17 7:51:58 AM CosmicFerret
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* In ''Without Warning'', an AlternateHistory written in 2009 but beginning in 2003, an energy field of unknown type and origin called "the Wave" wipes out all primates in most of the Lower 48, the more populated eastern half of Canada, about 90% of Mexico and three-quarters of Cuba. This leads to a very different Iraq War in which Hussein goes on the offensive and is joined by Iran [[spoiler: until a threatened Israel launches a pre-emptive nuclear strike on its neighbors]], the global economy starts sliding down the toilet and the world in general starts edging into MadMax territory. Also fires caused by untended fires spread, due to the lack of human intervention (although automatic sprinkler systems catch some) wiping out large chunks of entire cities with the resulting ash being spread throughout the northern hemisphere in "pollution storms" that wipe out major harvests. Four years later [[spoiler: and three years after the Wave disappears, making the area it devastated enterable again]] in the sequel ''After America'', the food and oil shortages caused by the pollution storms and [[spoiler: Israel nuking the Middle East]] have most civilized nations still on rationing, although no-one is starving, many people growing private gardens and bicycles and horses outnumbering private cars.

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* In ''Without Warning'', an AlternateHistory written in 2009 but beginning in 2003, an energy field of unknown type and origin called "the Wave" wipes out all primates in most of the Lower 48, the more populated eastern half of Canada, about 90% of Mexico and three-quarters of Cuba. This leads to a very different Iraq War in which Hussein goes on the offensive and is joined by Iran [[spoiler: until a threatened Israel launches a pre-emptive nuclear strike on its neighbors]], the global economy starts sliding down the toilet and the world in general starts edging into MadMax Film/MadMax territory. Also fires caused by untended fires spread, due to the lack of human intervention (although automatic sprinkler systems catch some) wiping out large chunks of entire cities with the resulting ash being spread throughout the northern hemisphere in "pollution storms" that wipe out major harvests. Four years later [[spoiler: and three years after the Wave disappears, making the area it devastated enterable again]] in the sequel ''After America'', the food and oil shortages caused by the pollution storms and [[spoiler: Israel nuking the Middle East]] have most civilized nations still on rationing, although no-one is starving, many people growing private gardens and bicycles and horses outnumbering private cars.
22nd Jul '17 8:40:21 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* In French film ''Film/TimeOfTheWolf'' humanity is in dire straits although it's never fully explained why. The audience only knows that the infrastructure has collapsed, uncontaminated water is scarce and livestock have to be burned. A nuclear disaster is likely. May be considered a Class 2.

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* In French film ''Film/TimeOfTheWolf'' ''Film/TimeOfTheWolf'', humanity is in dire straits although it's never fully explained why. The audience only knows that the infrastructure has collapsed, uncontaminated water is scarce and livestock have to be burned. A nuclear disaster is likely. May be considered a Class 2.
6th Jun '17 9:17:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Terinu}}'s'' backstory has the Earth being subjected to an attack 500 years previously by the Varn Dominion using a titanic tractor-pressor beam to to destroy major population centers via earthquakes and tsunamis. This results in a Class 1.5 destruction as somewhere between one and a half to three billion people die in the initial attack and subsequent chaos. Australia was left intact with a functioning economy however, as a sort of human game preserve. In addition, the Vulpine suffered a 50% population loss as they were hit by the "Bloody Plagues" during the subsequent human led rebellion.
* ''TheZombieHunters'' [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture near-future]] [[AfterTheEnd Post]]-ZombieApocalypse setting finds the planet overrun by TheUndead, and the TheVirus ''did'' in fact serve as a DepopulationBomb. What [[EndangeredSpecies few humans remain]] cling ''very'' tenuously to Class 1 status, with the struggle to avoid ''[[InferredHolocaust becoming]]'' a full-bore Class 2 as a driving force in the plot. To keep their [[IslandBase Island]] [[PoliceState Military Base]] running, and the populace [[CosyCatastrophe cozy]] they [[FantasticCasteSystem depend]] on teams of [[TyphoidMary dormant]] ZombieInfectee DisasterScavengers (the eponymous "[[SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom Zombie Hunters]]") to [[ActionSurvivor venture]] out into "[[ScavengerWorld the Wastes]]" and risk getting [[ViralTransformation bitten]] to retrieve [[{{Plunder}} much-needed salvage]]. They only have two helicopters and a ship to work with. A handful of [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate doctors, scientists]], [[TheEngineer engineers]] and [[TheArmy Military]] are respectively trying to FindTheCure, keep the island's technological infrastructure running, and build a viable secondary colony on the mainland. The loss of any of these people or things, even a relatively [[WeHaveReserves expendable]] Zombie Hunter, represents a huge setback for the potential future of the human race.

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* ''{{Terinu}}'s'' ''Webcomic/{{Terinu}}'s'' backstory has the Earth being subjected to an attack 500 years previously by the Varn Dominion using a titanic tractor-pressor beam to to destroy major population centers via earthquakes and tsunamis. This results in a Class 1.5 destruction as somewhere between one and a half to three billion people die in the initial attack and subsequent chaos. Australia was left intact with a functioning economy however, as a sort of human game preserve. In addition, the Vulpine suffered a 50% population loss as they were hit by the "Bloody Plagues" during the subsequent human led rebellion.
* ''TheZombieHunters'' ''Webcomic/TheZombieHunters'' [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture near-future]] [[AfterTheEnd Post]]-ZombieApocalypse setting finds the planet overrun by TheUndead, and the TheVirus ''did'' in fact serve as a DepopulationBomb. What [[EndangeredSpecies few humans remain]] cling ''very'' tenuously to Class 1 status, with the struggle to avoid ''[[InferredHolocaust becoming]]'' a full-bore Class 2 as a driving force in the plot. To keep their [[IslandBase Island]] [[PoliceState Military Base]] running, and the populace [[CosyCatastrophe cozy]] they [[FantasticCasteSystem depend]] on teams of [[TyphoidMary dormant]] ZombieInfectee DisasterScavengers (the eponymous "[[SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom Zombie Hunters]]") to [[ActionSurvivor venture]] out into "[[ScavengerWorld the Wastes]]" and risk getting [[ViralTransformation bitten]] to retrieve [[{{Plunder}} much-needed salvage]]. They only have two helicopters and a ship to work with. A handful of [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate doctors, scientists]], [[TheEngineer engineers]] and [[TheArmy Military]] are respectively trying to FindTheCure, keep the island's technological infrastructure running, and build a viable secondary colony on the mainland. The loss of any of these people or things, even a relatively [[WeHaveReserves expendable]] Zombie Hunter, represents a huge setback for the potential future of the human race.
31st May '17 8:01:57 PM nombretomado
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* The Breaking of the World in Robert's Jordan's TheWheelOfTime series. Also borders on Class 2.

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* The Breaking of the World in Robert's Jordan's TheWheelOfTime ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series. Also borders on Class 2.
5th May '17 7:57:30 AM lillolillo
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* The ten year TimeSkip in ''Anime/GetterRobo Armageddon'' has humanity ravaged by the Invaders after a hydrogen bomb combined with Shin Dragon's Getter Beam saturates the Earth with Getter Energy, allowing the beasts to roam free.
* Earth at the start of ''SpaceBattleshipYamato'' is this, verging on class 4. Humanity is barely hanging on to underground cities, with the surface uninhabitable.

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* The ten year TimeSkip in ''Anime/GetterRobo ''Manga/GetterRobo Armageddon'' has humanity ravaged by the Invaders after a hydrogen bomb combined with Shin Dragon's Getter Beam saturates the Earth with Getter Energy, allowing the beasts to roam free.
* Earth at the start of ''SpaceBattleshipYamato'' ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' is this, verging on class 4. Humanity is barely hanging on to underground cities, with the surface uninhabitable.



* In ''Litature/TheHaremGames'' some unidentified pathogen brings humanity to the brink of extinction by wiping out adult males and severely shortening the lifespan of existing male children as well as almost destroying the viability of male children in utero to the point that live birth is a newsworthy event. Futhermore, it borders on Class 2 due to the fact that the world government falls into the hands of a group of women far more concerned with retaliating against and, in their minds, preventing, the return of the abusive patriarchal societies they came from. They enact policies that make mankind dependent on artificial insemination, and force male teens to fight each other in a tournament until one is left, after forcing them into BattleHarems, with the consent of all all parties involved being a mere courtesy, at best.

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* In ''Litature/TheHaremGames'' some unidentified pathogen brings humanity to the brink of extinction by wiping out adult males and severely shortening the lifespan of existing male children as well as almost destroying the viability of male children in utero to the point that live birth is a newsworthy event. Futhermore, it borders on Class 2 due to the fact that the world government falls into the hands of a group of women far more concerned with retaliating against and, in their minds, preventing, the return of the abusive patriarchal societies they came from. They enact policies that make mankind dependent on artificial insemination, and force male teens to fight each other in a tournament until one is left, after forcing them into BattleHarems, Battle Harems, with the consent of all all parties involved being a mere courtesy, at best.
26th Apr '17 11:44:55 PM Totema
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' is set in a Class 1.5 scenario, due to Calamity Ganon overpowering Link, Zelda, and the Champions in their first battle, and virtually destroying the Kingdom of Hyrule. Though the kingdom itself has largely been erased for 100 years and horrible monsters freely roam the lands, far-flung towns and villages managed to escape the devastation and have mostly recovered.
6th Apr '17 9:08:02 PM Angeldeb82
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* In ''VideoGame/AMindForeverVoyaging'', the 2071 simulation falls into this class. Your town of Rockvil has become the OppressiveStatesOfAmerica, as the [[CorruptChurch Church of God's Word]] has put a stranglehold on the town, turning it into a religious, totalitarian police state, and higher-echelon Church members are allowed to own slaves; your BrainwashedAndCrazy son Mitchell leads the raid as he arrests your wife Jill for "heresy"; you are suffering all kinds of ElderAbuse; almost all animals have suffered Planetary Multiple-Species Extinction due to starvation, neglect, and torture by [[KidsAreCruel religious schoolchildren who treat you like an animal and kill you by throwing stones at you]]; all the water is becoming polluted and undrinkable; food is quickly becoming scarce (and some restaurants are either becoming expensive or reserved only for Church members); strict rationing is in effect for poor-quality food available, since the ration card should not be used twice under penalty of death; [[DisproportionateRetribution innocent people are being brutalized and even executed for minor crimes]], and executions become bloody gladiatorial matches; buildings, churches, parks and a cemetery are becoming either empty or vandalized; [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and books and all kinds of entertainment are banned or replaced by religious hate films]]. [[FromBadToWorse And it only gets way worse in the 2081 sim...]]

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* In ''VideoGame/AMindForeverVoyaging'', the 2071 simulation falls into this class. Your town of Rockvil has become the OppressiveStatesOfAmerica, as the [[CorruptChurch Church of God's Word]] has put a stranglehold on the town, turning it into a religious, totalitarian police state, and higher-echelon Church members are allowed to own slaves; your BrainwashedAndCrazy son Mitchell leads the raid as he arrests your wife Jill for "heresy"; you are suffering all kinds of ElderAbuse; almost all animals have suffered [[ApocalypseHow/Class4 Planetary Multiple-Species Extinction Extinction]] due to starvation, neglect, and torture by [[KidsAreCruel religious schoolchildren who treat you like an animal and kill you by throwing stones at you]]; all the water is becoming polluted and undrinkable; food is quickly becoming scarce (and some restaurants are either becoming expensive or reserved only for Church members); strict rationing is in effect for poor-quality food available, since the ration card should not be used twice under penalty of death; [[DisproportionateRetribution innocent people are being brutalized and even executed for minor crimes]], and executions become bloody gladiatorial matches; buildings, churches, parks and a cemetery are becoming either empty or vandalized; [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and books and all kinds of entertainment are banned or replaced by religious hate films]]. [[FromBadToWorse And it only gets way worse in the 2081 sim...]]
6th Apr '17 9:05:55 PM Angeldeb82
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* In ''VideoGame/AMindForeverVoyaging'', the 2071 simulation falls into this class. Your town of Rockvil has become the OppressiveStatesOfAmerica, as the [[CorruptChruch Church of God's Word]] has put a stranglehold on the town, turning it into a religious, totalitarian police state, and higher-echelon Church members are allowed to own slaves; your BrainwashedAndCrazy son Mitchell leads the raid as he arrests your wife Jill for "heresy"; you are suffering all kinds of ElderAbuse; almost all animals have suffered Planetary Multiple-Species Extinction due to starvation, neglect, and torture by [[KidsAreCruel religious schoolchildren who treat you like an animal and kill you by throwing stones at you]]; all the water is becoming polluted and undrinkable; food is quickly becoming scarce (and some restaurants are either becoming expensive or reserved only for Church members); strict rationing is in effect for poor-quality food available, since the ration card should not be used twice under penalty of death; [[DisproportionateRetribution innocent people are being brutalized and even executed for minor crimes]], and executions become bloody gladiatorial matches; buildings, churches, parks and a cemetery are becoming either empty or vandalized; [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and books and all kinds of entertainment are banned or replaced by religious hate films]]. [[FromBadToWorse And it only gets way worse in the 2081 sim...]]

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* In ''VideoGame/AMindForeverVoyaging'', the 2071 simulation falls into this class. Your town of Rockvil has become the OppressiveStatesOfAmerica, as the [[CorruptChruch [[CorruptChurch Church of God's Word]] has put a stranglehold on the town, turning it into a religious, totalitarian police state, and higher-echelon Church members are allowed to own slaves; your BrainwashedAndCrazy son Mitchell leads the raid as he arrests your wife Jill for "heresy"; you are suffering all kinds of ElderAbuse; almost all animals have suffered Planetary Multiple-Species Extinction due to starvation, neglect, and torture by [[KidsAreCruel religious schoolchildren who treat you like an animal and kill you by throwing stones at you]]; all the water is becoming polluted and undrinkable; food is quickly becoming scarce (and some restaurants are either becoming expensive or reserved only for Church members); strict rationing is in effect for poor-quality food available, since the ration card should not be used twice under penalty of death; [[DisproportionateRetribution innocent people are being brutalized and even executed for minor crimes]], and executions become bloody gladiatorial matches; buildings, churches, parks and a cemetery are becoming either empty or vandalized; [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and books and all kinds of entertainment are banned or replaced by religious hate films]]. [[FromBadToWorse And it only gets way worse in the 2081 sim...]]
6th Apr '17 9:05:03 PM Angeldeb82
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* In ''VideoGame/AMindForeverVoyaging'', the 2071 simulation falls into this class. Your town of Rockvil has become the OppressiveStatesOfAmerica, as the [[CorruptChruch Church of God's Word]] has put a stranglehold on the town, turning it into a religious, totalitarian police state, and higher-echelon Church members are allowed to own slaves; your BrainwashedAndCrazy son Mitchell leads the raid as he arrests your wife Jill for "heresy"; you are suffering all kinds of ElderAbuse; almost all animals have suffered Planetary Multiple-Species Extinction due to starvation, neglect, and torture by [[KidsAreCruel religious schoolchildren who treat you like an animal and kill you by throwing stones at you]]; all the water is becoming polluted and undrinkable; food is quickly becoming scarce (and some restaurants are either becoming expensive or reserved only for Church members); strict rationing is in effect for poor-quality food available, since the ration card should not be used twice under penalty of death; [[DisproportionateRetribution innocent people are being brutalized and even executed for minor crimes]], and executions become bloody gladiatorial matches; buildings, churches, parks and a cemetery are becoming either empty or vandalized; [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and books and all kinds of entertainment are banned or replaced by religious hate films]]. [[FromBadToWorse And it only gets way worse in the 2081 sim...]]
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