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A Revised History of the Future : Factions and Organizations


This is a list of notable factions, movements, states, and organizations in A Revised History of the Future.

African Union

An international organization which promotes international peace, law, and unity on the African continent, established in 2002. It was the successor to the 20th century's Organization for African Unity, which had garnered a reputation as a “dictator's club”. When established it included every African country except Morocco, which joined as the Federated Kingdom of Morocco and Western Sahara in 2020. Although some African leaders aspired for the AU to become a supranational state like Europe, it would eventually evolve into an African equivalent of the United Nations.

al-Qaeda

An international paramilitary and terrorist group whose operatives committed the September 11 attacks against the United States in 2001.

August 23 Movement

A radical and violent environmentalist movement that conducted a series of deadly bombings and murders in the United States and Canada throughout the 2020s.

The original August 23 was a radical environmentalist group which protested the First World’s failure to curb global climate change and America’s failure to rehabilitate New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina by vandalizing the Statue of Liberty in New York City in 2015. Their actions inspired a wave of high profile vandalism throughout the late 2010s by radical environmentalists. The movement graduated to violent terrorism, however, when another radical environmentalist group linked to August 23 mailed a bomb to the CEO of Exxon-Mobil in 2022. That attack left one dead and two injured, as well as forcing the US Federal Bureau of Investigation to reassess the threat eco-terror groups posed to the American public.

Despite the apparent failure of the Exxon-Mobil attack, August 23 immediately put into motion plans to target other corporate and government officials who they saw as “enemies of the planet”. Their machinations yielded success in 2024 when an August 23 member planted a pipe bomb in a helicopter carrying a British Petroleum executive and a member of Alaska's Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, assassinating both over Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. The group followed up the killings with threats of further violence unless oil production was permanently halted. Several weeks later, the Governor of Alaska received a death threat and suspicious packages were found at the headquarters of BP and Exxon-Mobil, demonstrating their seriousness. The FBI and Homeland Security began a manhunt for the people responsible, but despite arresting the Prudhoe Bay bomber were unable to make any serious headway.

At the direction of John Olsen, August 23's most prominent and charismatic leader, the organization conducted their deadliest attack: car bombing the Edmonton office of Canada's Department of the Environment in 2025. With 10 dead and 39 injured, this was the deadliest terror attack in Canada to date and sparked widespread outcry across the country. Afterward, August 23 issued a statement vowing to continue the attacks until “unscrupulous” oil production – which they blamed for global climate change – was permanently halted in North America. Changing focus back to the United States, one August 23 cell gripped the Seattle, Washington area in six months of terror as they conducted a series of shootings and arsons against Seattle-area gas stations and auto dealerships, culminating in the attempted assassination of Seattle's Deputy Mayor. The attacks would leave 12 dead and 7 wounded by the time the cell was tracked down and arrested by the FBI. In 2028, the bombing of a post office in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania by a bomb intended for the CEO of Sunoco and the bombing of Alaska's Governor's Mansion in Juneau in the midst of the US Presidential campaign is a major factor in President Burkowski's defeat by Tom Gallagher in the polls.

The Gallagher Administration, working closely with the Canadian government, cracked down on the August 23 Movement in the late 2020s. Following the arrest of John Olsen by Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 2030, the organization failed to produce another leader and collapsed.

Axis of Evil

Term used by U.S. President George W. Bush in 2002 to describe the relationship amongst Iran, Iraq, and North Korea, states the USA accused of sponsoring international terrorism.

Coalition of the Willing

An alliance of nations, led by the United States and United Kingdom, which invaded Iraq during the War on Terror.

European Union

A supranational state uniting most of the European continent, originally established by the Treaty of Rome as the European Economic Community in 1958, which united several previously existing intergovernmental organizations established in Western Europe following the Second World War. The modern European Union was formally established with the Maastricht Treaty in 1992. Europe's political system is a complicated mix of republicanism and federalism that vaguely resembles a Semi-Presidential Republic, with a formal Head of State, the Council-President, and a Head of Government, the Commission-President, elected by the European Parliament.

Green Movement

A revolutionary movement formed in response to the 2009 Presidential elections in Iran. Although the Green Movement's first attempt at a velvet revolution in 2009 ended in failure, it eventually succeeded in 2013, leading to the dismissal of the Supreme Leader and Iran's transformation into a truly democratic state.

Group of 20 (G20) Powers

An association of the world's 20 largest economies, established in 1999. In 2008, the G20 Powers replaced the older Group of 8 (G8) Powers as the main economic council of wealthy nations. Together, the G20 represented over 80% of the planet's GDP. The G20 Powers would eventually expand and, by 2070, was known as the Group of 30 (G30) Powers.

Gulf Cooperation Council

A regional trade organization and monetary union founded by the Gulf Arab states in 1981. The organization establishes a common currency, the Khaleeji, in 2013. Hit hard by the Depressions in the 2070s, the Khaleeji collapses in 2076. Efforts to save the currency and the union fail under the weight of economic and political chaos, however. After Saudi Arabia defaults and the Khaleeji collapses a second time in 2082, the organization dissolves and ceases to exist by 2083.

International Criminal Court (ICC)

The world's War Crime tribunal, established in 2002. It is based at The Hague in the Netherlands and is backed by the European Union, UNASUR, and United Nations, though notably not by the United States, Russia, China, or India.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

A major military alliance between the United States, Canada, and European countries, many of which are member-states of the European Union. Under the Berlin Plus agreement, the European Union is allowed to use NATO assets should NATO determine that action on their part is not within the scope of the North Atlantic Treaty.

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

Regional trade organization in South Asia dominated by the Republic of India.

Somali Federation

A small country in the Horn of Africa which was embroiled in one of the longest Civil Wars in modern history.

Somaliland

A small country in the Horn of Africa which declared independence from Somalia in 1991, but wasn't recognized as a sovereign country until 2017.

Tea Party movement

An American reactionary political movement, which emerged following the 2008 elections and was influential in shifting the US Republican Party further to the Right during the Obama administration. It lost steam following the 2010 elections and eventually faded away after 2014.

Union of Islamic Courts

Early 21st Century faction in the Somali Civil War which was defeated by the Somali Federation and Ethiopia in 2006.

Union of South American Nations (UNASUR)

A supranational state uniting most of the South American continent, established by the Cuzco Declaration in 2004. Although the formation of UNASUR was inspired by Europe's unification, South America's political system is simpler and resembles a basic federal presidential republic on a larger scale. Notably, UNASUR does not have a standing unified Army and instead leaves defense policy to each member state.

United Nations (UN)

An international organization established by the Allied Powers at the end of the Second World War with the goal of promoting international peace, law, and order.


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