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 **March 6, 2020:** The British MoD announces that it will build two 90,000 ton nuclear powered supercarriers named HMS Illustrious(R11) and HMS Ark Royal (R12). **March 6, 2020:** The British MoD announces that it will build two 90,000 ton nuclear powered supercarriers named HMS Illustrious(R11) and HMS Ark Royal (R12).
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-**March 17, 2020:** Former CEO of Exxon Mobil Corporation,​ Rex Tillerson, is murdered by a Flea sympathiser while at a holiday home in Portobello, a seaside resort near Edinburgh, Scotland. 
  
 **April 6, 2020:** Former three-term governor of New York Mario Cuomo and father of the current Governor Andrew Cuomo passes away from natural causes. He was 87. **April 6, 2020:** Former three-term governor of New York Mario Cuomo and father of the current Governor Andrew Cuomo passes away from natural causes. He was 87.
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 Meanwhile AMC launches their hit new show Breakfast King starring RJ Mitte as Walter White Jr. showing his dark descent into the underground world of breakfast food chains. Critics call the show "​shocking"​ and how they were" not prepared for something like this". Meanwhile AMC launches their hit new show Breakfast King starring RJ Mitte as Walter White Jr. showing his dark descent into the underground world of breakfast food chains. Critics call the show "​shocking"​ and how they were" not prepared for something like this".
  
-**September 20, 2020:** Rumbles of discontentment erupt across the United States in the form of protests as new financial data is reported from across the media spectrum. The $7.8 trillion allocated for the American Infrastructure Rebuild Act of 2017 is found to have been incredibly misdirected. From the trillion dollar cleanup of Manhattan in the aftermath of Hurricane Dolly to the sudden and costly military incursions in Guatemala and Syria - the last four years of the Dean administration have taken their toll. In addition, much of the funds have been limited in their scope, with the majority spent in the states of California and New York. Compounded by the exorbitant impulse to revive Space Station Freedom, and the NYSX's failure to recover from the Crash of 2015 in totality (not to mention continued market fluctuations from climate change disasters), it is realised that the country is ill-ridden with debt. The spikes to NSA funding in response to increasingly-frequent home-grown terrorism in the form of the Fleas have also driven the national budget deep into the red. Public approval of Washington is at its lowest point since the exiting Bush administration in 2008.+**September 20, 2020:** Rumbles of discontentment erupt across the United States in the form of protests as new financial data is reported from across the media spectrum. The $7.8 trillion allocated for the American Infrastructure Rebuild Act of 2017 is found to have been incredibly misdirected. From the trillion dollar cleanup of Manhattan in the aftermath of Hurricane Dolly to the sudden and costly military incursions in Guatemala and Syria - the last four years of the Dean administration have taken their toll. In addition, much of the funds have been limited in their scope, with the majority spent in the states of California and New York. Compounded by the exorbitant impulse to revive Space Station Freedom, and the NYSX's failure to recover from the Crash of 2015 in totality (not to mention continued market fluctuations from climate change disasters), it is realised that the country is ill-ridden with debt. Public approval of Washington is at its lowest point since the exiting Bush administration in 2008.
  
 **September 22, 2020:** Debt ceiling politics shake the U.S. capital once more with the Department of Treasury having revealed that the country had yet again reached the limit of its national debt, this time surpassing $19.4 trillion. As the ripples of the announcement hit international markets, foreign central banks, in possession of 32% of the U.S. debt, begin stirring. The primary shareholders of China, the UK, Japan, Russia, and Brazil begin emitting their fears in the form of wavering stock prices worldwide, as their respective governments increasingly see their American assets as liabilities,​ and the possibility of a sovereign default emerges. **September 22, 2020:** Debt ceiling politics shake the U.S. capital once more with the Department of Treasury having revealed that the country had yet again reached the limit of its national debt, this time surpassing $19.4 trillion. As the ripples of the announcement hit international markets, foreign central banks, in possession of 32% of the U.S. debt, begin stirring. The primary shareholders of China, the UK, Japan, Russia, and Brazil begin emitting their fears in the form of wavering stock prices worldwide, as their respective governments increasingly see their American assets as liabilities,​ and the possibility of a sovereign default emerges.
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 **September 30, 2020:** Doctors announce a treatment that drastically mitigates the effects of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig'​s disease. The treatment, involving cutting edge stem-cell treatments combined with physical therapy, is effective 95% of the time at preventing quadriplegia and loss of speech in ALS victims and 75% of the time, victims retain their ability to walk. The treatments are even effective on those already stricken with severe disabilities,​ though they'​re most effective early in the progress of the disease. **September 30, 2020:** Doctors announce a treatment that drastically mitigates the effects of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig'​s disease. The treatment, involving cutting edge stem-cell treatments combined with physical therapy, is effective 95% of the time at preventing quadriplegia and loss of speech in ALS victims and 75% of the time, victims retain their ability to walk. The treatments are even effective on those already stricken with severe disabilities,​ though they'​re most effective early in the progress of the disease.
  
-**October 5, 2020:** The upswing in mass demonstrations across the United States reaches a fever pitch. From environmental activists, to Flea-inspired ​class egalitarians,​ the range of issues being contested means the movement strikes a chord with many. With rallies cropping up in every major city, it comes to no surprise when riots erupt in New York and New Orleans. In the former, enduring dissatisfaction with the hurricane cycle of evacuation-cleanup unfamiliar to the city degenerate into violence, especially in the dilapidated projects of Manhattan. In the latter, still struggling to heal from the devastation of 2014's category 5, looting and clashes with riot police occur in the lower wards - many still flooded from un-repaired levies. Entering the third week since the debacle began, the protest campaign is evolving rapidly.+**October 5, 2020:** The upswing in mass demonstrations across the United States reaches a fever pitch. From environmental activists, to class egalitarians,​ the range of issues being contested means the movement strikes a chord with many. With rallies cropping up in every major city, it comes to no surprise when riots erupt in New York and New Orleans. In the former, enduring dissatisfaction with the hurricane cycle of evacuation-cleanup unfamiliar to the city degenerate into violence, especially in the dilapidated projects of Manhattan. In the latter, still struggling to heal from the devastation of 2014's category 5, looting and clashes with riot police occur in the lower wards - many still flooded from un-repaired levies. Entering the third week since the debacle began, the protest campaign is evolving rapidly.
  
 **October 7, 2020:** The referendum to restore Serbia'​s monarchy (under Crown Prince Alexander) passes by 57%, making Serbia the second state in Europe to have the monarchy restored. **October 7, 2020:** The referendum to restore Serbia'​s monarchy (under Crown Prince Alexander) passes by 57%, making Serbia the second state in Europe to have the monarchy restored.
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 **November 26, 2020:** Tesla Motors begins production of the Model B hatchback. Approximately the size of a Ford Focus, it has a range of 300 miles, a charging time of four hours or 25 minutes to 80% charge on the automaker'​s Supercharger network, with a base cost of $26,000. **November 26, 2020:** Tesla Motors begins production of the Model B hatchback. Approximately the size of a Ford Focus, it has a range of 300 miles, a charging time of four hours or 25 minutes to 80% charge on the automaker'​s Supercharger network, with a base cost of $26,000.
  
-**November 27, 2020:** The perpetrators of the spree killings between Manchester and Liverpool, named as brothers Vince and Ray Browloche, are caught and are revealed to be copycats of the infamous Beltway Snipers. No connection to terrorism, the non-proven SNLA, Yawm ad-Dī or the Fleas is found and terrorism is crossed out as a motive. Becoming just a deadly rampage killing across the UK. The death toll of the Browloche killings ends at 14 dead and 9 injured.+**November 27, 2020:** The perpetrators of the spree killings between Manchester and Liverpool, named as brothers Vince and Ray Browloche, are caught and are revealed to be copycats of the infamous Beltway Snipers. No connection to terrorism is found and terrorism is crossed out as a motive. Becoming just a deadly rampage killing across the UK. The death toll of the Browloche killings ends at 14 dead and 9 injured.
  
 **November 30, 2020:** Bruton Smith, owner and founder of Speedway Motorsports,​ dies at age 93. **November 30, 2020:** Bruton Smith, owner and founder of Speedway Motorsports,​ dies at age 93.
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