Let’s set some things up so that we’re all caught up:
In 2015, the apocalypse happened; rising sea levels compounded with the Black Flu (deadliest pandemic in human history killing billions around the world) wiped out the modern world. Every nation has collapsed and the “old world” for all intense and purposes is gone.
Fast forward 10 years later to 2025; the US Government has managed to survive (if barely) and has reconstructed itself around the Peak Eight National Command Complex/PENCCOM, a White House-Capitol-Supreme Court-Pentagon hybrid super bunker. Despite its name, PENCCOM is actually located roughly 50 miles from the actual Peak Eight Mountain in Northern California, with PENCCOM being situated in the southwestern Oregon mountain ranges.
Desperate survivors, refugees, etc. flocked to PENCCOM and soon enough, a small community camping outside of the massive underground bunker-fortress became a bustling small city of over 117,600 citizens by 2025, forming what is known as the Colony.
For the most part, the US Government in PENCCOM tries it’s best to emulate the old world US Government by embracing and being fanatically devoted to the values and ideals of the Declaration of Independence and keeping the Constitution as it is. However, changes were made:
- For one, the Colony is divided into 13 individual Districts, with PENCCOM acting as the nucleus of the Colony. With a population of 117,600, there’s currently 24 Representatives in the US House of Representatives, with each person representing roughly 5,000 people.
The Senate meanwhile, still follows the rule of two Senators from each state (or in this case, District), giving the US Senate 26 Senators.
- The executive branch of the government has reshaped into the following:
**Department of Domestic Affairs ** The Department of Domestic Affairs is a result of the unification of the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, Labor, Energy, Interior, Health and Human Services, and Education. They’re now known as the:
- Strategic National Resources Reserves
- Bureau of Infrastructure
- Bureau of Agriculture
- Bureau of Labor and Manpower
- Bureau of Public Health and Security
- Bureau of Energy
Department of State
Department of National Defense The Department of National Defense is a result of the unification of the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs, and Transportation. The former departments above are now known as the:
- Strategic National Military Resources Reserves
- Bureau of the National Garrison
- Bureau of Homeland Security
- Bureau of Veteran’s Affairs
- Bureau of Military-Civil Defense Infrastructure
Department of Justice
Department of Commerce