History ApocalypseHow / Class2

8th May '17 3:57:43 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''FanFic/FalloutEquestria'': caused by a war similar to the one seen in the VideoGame/{{Fallout}} series.

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* ''FanFic/FalloutEquestria'': The main story is set after a near-total total collapse of the world's previous societies and nations caused by a war similar to the one seen in the VideoGame/{{Fallout}} ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series.



* ''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz'' shows the stages of humanity recovering from [[AndManGrewProud nuclear war]], as civilization rebuilds itself and technology is rediscovered. Then [[HereWeGoAgain there's another nuclear war]]. Fortunately [[spoiler: there are other colonized planets around, and the church has a rocket ship, which they use as the bombs fall.]]

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* ''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz'' shows the stages of humanity recovering from [[AndManGrewProud nuclear war]], as civilization rebuilds itself and technology is rediscovered. Then [[HereWeGoAgain there's another nuclear war]]. Fortunately [[spoiler: there are other colonized planets around, and the church has a rocket ship, which they use as the bombs fall.]]fall]].
20th Apr '17 5:05:58 AM DocJamore
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* This is the setting for the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' universe. After [[WorldWarIII global thermonuclear war]] wipes out civilization and much of the human population, a post-nuclear {{Zeerust}}-filled CrapsackWorld provides the backdrop for the games. Social organization is tribal in most cases and only the New California Republic even approaches [[Literature/GunsGermsAndSteel Jared Diamond]]'s definition of a "state".

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* This is the setting for the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' universe. After [[WorldWarIII global thermonuclear war]] wipes out civilization and much of the human population, a post-nuclear {{Zeerust}}-filled CrapsackWorld AWorldHalfFull provides the backdrop for the games. Social organization is tribal in most cases and only the New California Republic even approaches [[Literature/GunsGermsAndSteel Jared Diamond]]'s definition of a "state".
15th Apr '17 1:09:08 PM nombretomado
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* SMStirling's ''Literature/ThePeshawarLancers'' centers on a set of comets hitting the North Atlantic and North America in 1878, creating tidal waves that ruin what is left of the U.S. and most of mainland Europe. Britain (having lucked out with Ireland as a waterbreak) is dealing with the nightmarish Winter that follows when a group of scientists point out to Prime Minister Disraeli that Spring will not come for another three years at best. So of course they evacuate the Army, the Royals, a chunk of the nobility and government, the contents of several Universities, as much factory gear/skilled workers they can get their hands on, and so forth over to India. The book itself starts in 2025, with the Angrezi Raj pitted against the plots of a Russian Empire run by a [[ReligionOfEvil Satanist cannibal cult]] and guided by an order of precognitive slaves.

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* SMStirling's Creator/SMStirling's ''Literature/ThePeshawarLancers'' centers on a set of comets hitting the North Atlantic and North America in 1878, creating tidal waves that ruin what is left of the U.S. and most of mainland Europe. Britain (having lucked out with Ireland as a waterbreak) is dealing with the nightmarish Winter that follows when a group of scientists point out to Prime Minister Disraeli that Spring will not come for another three years at best. So of course they evacuate the Army, the Royals, a chunk of the nobility and government, the contents of several Universities, as much factory gear/skilled workers they can get their hands on, and so forth over to India. The book itself starts in 2025, with the Angrezi Raj pitted against the plots of a Russian Empire run by a [[ReligionOfEvil Satanist cannibal cult]] and guided by an order of precognitive slaves.



* ''Dies The Fire'' and the other {{Emberverse}} books by SMStirling, where a mysterious event causes all recent power sources to stop working at all (electricity, steam engines of any useful efficiency, gunpowder, etc.). About 95% of humanity dies off in the first year from starvation and lack of knowledge on how to survive in primitive conditions. Another large percentage of what's left dies off once cannibalism is no longer an option due to lack of other humans. By the end of the first book it's clear humanity is going to survive -- most remaining threat comes from would-be warlords and despots, who want to enslave rather than kill -- but the cultures that are springing up aren't precisely what you'd expect.

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* ''Dies The Fire'' and the other {{Emberverse}} Literature/{{Emberverse}} books by SMStirling, Creator/SMStirling, where a mysterious event causes all recent power sources to stop working at all (electricity, steam engines of any useful efficiency, gunpowder, etc.). About 95% of humanity dies off in the first year from starvation and lack of knowledge on how to survive in primitive conditions. Another large percentage of what's left dies off once cannibalism is no longer an option due to lack of other humans. By the end of the first book it's clear humanity is going to survive -- most remaining threat comes from would-be warlords and despots, who want to enslave rather than kill -- but the cultures that are springing up aren't precisely what you'd expect.
8th Apr '17 12:04:53 PM Angeldeb82
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* Although the {{canon}} information is so vague as to be useless, it can be inferred that this was the result of the fall of the Silver Millennium in the BackStory of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' -- humanity died out completely everywhere in the Solar System other than Earth, and on Earth the fall was so {{egregious}} that the Silver Millennium and its interplanetary civilization were both completely forgotten. Exactly when this happened is uncertain, although the "thousand years ago" figure frequently bandied about is both historically improbable ''and'' the invention of the Creator/DiC [[CutAndPasteTranslation North American dub]].

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* Although the {{canon}} information is so vague as to be useless, it can be inferred that this was the result of the fall of the Silver Millennium in the BackStory {{Backstory}} of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' -- humanity died out completely everywhere in the Solar System other than Earth, and on Earth the fall was so {{egregious}} that the Silver Millennium and its interplanetary civilization were both completely forgotten. Exactly when this happened is uncertain, although the "thousand years ago" figure frequently bandied about is both historically improbable ''and'' the invention of the Creator/DiC [[CutAndPasteTranslation North American dub]].



* The Dutch comic [[ComicBook/StormDonLawrence Storm]] has civilization destroyed by Soccer. Played completely straight too. Specifically, [[spoiler: a huge solar storm hit space stations transmitting tv signals at a time when eighty percent of Earth's population was watching the world cup final, and so logically, their tv's fried them]]
* Unsurprisingly, the ''ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse'', a BadFuture caused by Charles Xavier's accidental death, starts with ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} attempting to destroy the human race, resulting in the planet becoming a {{Social Darwinist}}ic hellhole, with humanity being hunted by mutants, and Apocalpyse's minions trying to destroy any civilization. North America is ruled by Apocalypse and his followers, and the Human High Council is confined to Europe and North Africa. Much of the world is devastated by war, with Avalon the only safe place.

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* The Dutch comic [[ComicBook/StormDonLawrence Storm]] ComicBook/{{Storm|DonLawrence}} has civilization destroyed by Soccer. Played completely straight too. Specifically, [[spoiler: a huge solar storm hit space stations transmitting tv signals at a time when eighty percent of Earth's population was watching the world cup final, and so logically, their tv's fried them]]
* Unsurprisingly, the ''ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse'', a BadFuture caused by Charles Xavier's accidental death, starts with ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} attempting to destroy the human race, resulting in the planet becoming a {{Social {{The Social Darwinist}}ic hellhole, with humanity being hunted by mutants, and Apocalpyse's minions trying to destroy any civilization. North America is ruled by Apocalypse and his followers, and the Human High Council is confined to Europe and North Africa. Much of the world is devastated by war, with Avalon the only safe place.



* In ''Film/{{The Time Machine 1960}}'', the UsefulNotes/ColdWar becomes hot with the [[NukeEm nuclear bombing]] of London, witnessed firsthand by the time traveler. He travels even further into the future and saw that a Class 2 had occurred with the human race split into two groups, the cannibalistic Morlocks, who bred the slow, peaceful Eloi as cattle.

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* In ''Film/{{The Time Machine 1960}}'', ''Film/TheTimeMachine1960'', the UsefulNotes/ColdWar becomes hot with the [[NukeEm nuclear bombing]] of London, witnessed firsthand by the time traveler. He travels even further into the future and saw that a Class 2 had occurred with the human race split into two groups, the cannibalistic Morlocks, who bred the slow, peaceful Eloi as cattle.



** This is what happened after the [[GreatOffscreenWar War]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI of the Magi]]

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** This is what happened after the [[GreatOffscreenWar War]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI of the Magi]]Magi]].



* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI''. [[NukeEm Thor's Hammer]]. [[GodIsEvil The Great Flood]]. Japan's left as a charred, sunken husk of what it was. [[CrapsackWorld It's implied the world beyond is little better if at all]].

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* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI''. [[NukeEm Thor's Hammer]]. Hammer.]] [[GodIsEvil The Great Flood]]. Flood.]] Japan's left as a charred, sunken husk of what it was. [[CrapsackWorld It's implied the world beyond is little better if at all]].



* ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic'' has this on an interstellar scale: [[spoiler: An ''entire arm of the galaxy'' was cut-off from the main civilization by alien invasion. Cue a utter collapse of infrastructure, and a fall into barbarism and witchcraft, hard enough that Enroth, the world Heroes 1-3 and Might & Magic 6-8 takes place on is overall at a late medieval/early renaissaince level ''more than a thousand years after said Silence'', with Heroes 4's Axeoth apparently ''even less'' developed before the Enrothians arrived.]]. Though the worlds ''Might and Magic I'' to ''V'' takes place on appears to be exceptions (there is evidence to suggest the primitivity of the cultures are intentional on the part of the designers rather than this trope); evidently the Ancients don't let such minor issues as the spoilered part stop them from grandiose planetary-scale experiments.

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* ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic'' has this on an interstellar scale: [[spoiler: An ''entire arm of the galaxy'' was cut-off from the main civilization by alien invasion. Cue a utter collapse of infrastructure, and a fall into barbarism and witchcraft, hard enough that Enroth, the world Heroes 1-3 and Might & Magic 6-8 takes place on is overall at a late medieval/early renaissaince level ''more than a thousand years after said Silence'', with Heroes 4's Axeoth apparently ''even less'' developed before the Enrothians arrived.]]. ]] Though the worlds ''Might and Magic I'' to ''V'' takes place on appears to be exceptions (there is evidence to suggest the primitivity of the cultures are intentional on the part of the designers rather than this trope); evidently the Ancients don't let such minor issues as the spoilered part stop them from grandiose planetary-scale experiments.



* In ''VideoGame/AMindForeverVoyaging'', the 2081 simulation becomes this as the result of the Plan taking effect: Your town of Rockvil has become the FallenStatesOfAmerica, bordering on [[ApocalypseHow/Class3A Planetary Cause-Engineered Human Species Extinction]], and quite possibly [[ApocalypseHow/Class5 Planetary Multi-Cellular Species Extinction]]. The environment has been devastated, all governmental authority has collapsed, buildings are decaying with no one to fix them, violent gangs rule the streets, and [[PostApocalypticDog dogs have gone feral]] [[ImAHumanitarian and prey on humans]]. Telephone poles have been chopped down for firewood, no edible food or water is available, leaving you to starve to death, and a cemetery has been overgrown with weeds, neglected, and vandalized. The USNA has truly become a DeathWorld due to the effects of the wrong political party taking control.



* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' the [[DinosaursAreDragons dragons]] [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20100518.html did this to themselves]] with an "iridium bomb," wiping out the [[PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs dinosaurs]] in the process. All because they panicked during a clumsy FirstContact.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' the [[DinosaursAreDragons dragons]] {{d|inosaursAreDragons}}ragons [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20100518.html did this to themselves]] with an "iridium bomb," wiping out the [[PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs dinosaurs]] in the process. All because they panicked during a clumsy FirstContact.
11th Feb '17 5:05:12 PM MasterHero
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* ''LightNovel/TheAsteriskWar'': In the wake of an extinction-level event known as Invertia, the entire world has turned into a {{Dystopia}} led by a MegaCorp. Entire countries have been forced back to a system of monarchic rule or even reduced to slums, because it would be profittable for said MegaCorp. The only place that isn't a [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack Location]] is the Asterisk city, used primarily as a stage for very dangerous martial arts duels and tournaments among superhuman teenagers.
27th Jan '17 1:25:23 PM Willbyr
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* ''ScrappedPrincess'' has humanity defeated and imprisoned in a medieval tech level for 5000 years. The guardian [=AIs=] have a reset option of killing off 90% if the humans get troublesome.

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* ''ScrappedPrincess'' ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess'' has humanity defeated and imprisoned in a medieval tech level for 5000 years. The guardian [=AIs=] have a reset option of killing off 90% if the humans get troublesome.
12th Jan '17 5:48:29 PM Jake18
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Planetary-scale Societal Collapse. This takes an entire planet back to at least pre-industrial data, if not hunter-gatherer days. Recovery may or may not be possible.

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Planetary-scale Societal Collapse. This takes an entire planet back to at least a pre-industrial data, if data-if not hunter-gatherer days.hunter-gatherer-level. Recovery may or may not be possible.
8th Jan '17 7:25:45 AM Sharlee
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* Deva from ''Literature/MythAdventures'' suffered an ecological disaster many generations ago, rendering the land and seas incapable of supporting life. The native Deveels survived by becoming the dimensions' wiliest traders, forfeiting and forgetting their pre-catastrophe way of living.

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* Deva from ''Literature/MythAdventures'' suffered an ecological disaster many generations ago, rendering the land and seas incapable of supporting life. sustaining its civilization. The native Deveels only survived by becoming the dimensions' wiliest cross-world traders, forfeiting and forgetting their pre-catastrophe way of living.life.
8th Jan '17 7:24:40 AM Sharlee
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* Deva from ''Literature/MythAdventures'' suffered an ecological disaster many generations ago, rendering the land and seas incapable of supporting life. The native Deveels survived by becoming the dimensions' wiliest traders, forfeiting and forgetting their pre-catastrophe way of living.
6th Jan '17 9:18:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Great Rain of Fire, a planetary cataclysm that devastated the D&D setting of ''{{Mystara}}'' 3000-odd years ago, knocked human and elven civilization from scifi-grade technology back to savagery. The exact nature of the weapons Evergrun's elves and Blackmoor's humans threw at each other is unknown, but nukes were probably the ''least'' of them, as their conflict was so violent that it ''changed Mystara's axial tilt''. Note that this same event rates as a Class 3 for some of the other races that were around back then, and that still others only subverted a Class 3 because the Immortals preserved some of them in the Hollow World.

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* The Great Rain of Fire, a planetary cataclysm that devastated the D&D setting of ''{{Mystara}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Mystara}}'' 3000-odd years ago, knocked human and elven civilization from scifi-grade technology back to savagery. The exact nature of the weapons Evergrun's elves and Blackmoor's humans threw at each other is unknown, but nukes were probably the ''least'' of them, as their conflict was so violent that it ''changed Mystara's axial tilt''. Note that this same event rates as a Class 3 for some of the other races that were around back then, and that still others only subverted a Class 3 because the Immortals preserved some of them in the Hollow World.



* In ''{{Rifts}}'', a small nuclear exchange during a major surge in the planet's magical field wiped out all human civilization, and nearly wiped out humanity itself. In the three hundred years since, small pockets of civilization have emerged here and there, but 90% of humanity lives as subsistence farmers or hunter-gatherers.

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* In ''{{Rifts}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'', a small nuclear exchange during a major surge in the planet's magical field wiped out all human civilization, and nearly wiped out humanity itself. In the three hundred years since, small pockets of civilization have emerged here and there, but 90% of humanity lives as subsistence farmers or hunter-gatherers.
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