"We must unite and fight against the undead as they come to destroy us."President George W. Bush's final address to the American people regarding the Undead Crisis of 2004-05, January 12, 2005.
Following this speech, Bush, the First Lady, cabinet members, and high-ranking officials are evacuated to undisclosed locations around the United States. A week later, Bush would be re-inaugurated in Mount Weather, Virginia. However a month later, Mount Weather mysteriously goes dark. On February 27, 2005, remaining Secret Service and military units open the bunker in northeast Virginia, finding Bush and all his cabinet Infected. Dick Cheney, beneath the STRATCOM bunker in Nebraska, becomes the 44th President after the death of his boss. Cheney would commit suicide on March 4, 2005 Dick Cheney commits suicide as the toll of leading a nation weighs heavily on him. With majority of the cabinet dead and no clear order in sight, the United States has all but dissolved into anarchy. From the ashes, various survivor states emerge around the once great land.