A perfect storm of both natural and financial disasters hits the world. Strained to the breaking point, governments could no longer prop up the unsustainable economic system. The global economy collapses uncontrollably as all the world’s stock markets and currency exchanges shut down abruptly.
Factories shut down production. Ships lay dormant in shipyards. Trucks stopped moving. Riots started all over the world as angry people looted stores and set fire to cars. Wielding banners and metal bars, they shouted slogans and burned cash in huge bonfires. Even the police force and army joined the mob too. The situation was like New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, multiplied a thousand times.
The delegates in the United Nations conference hall looked desperate and forlorn. With all member nations in disarray, they were powerless. Taking matters into the own hands, many desperate governments declared war on their neighbors whom they blame for the disaster. Angry mobs clashed with other angry mobs in a mad frenzy of killing. Tanks rolled into towns with artillery fire raining around them.
The world was hungry. The world was desperate. The world was angry. The world was on fire. Billions died. Fortunately, the world stopped short of using nuclear weapons.