So this is just basic world info for one of my books, The Way of Humans. I'm pretty shy about my writing, so I might never post the end results of the story but I want another place to store my information in case I lose the journal I'm keeping it in.
The Way of Humans is set in 2365 on Earth. By this point, humainty has establised three off-planet colonies, one of which has claimed independence and operates seperately from the Human Federation. The human race has declared unity of a sort, but they have seen hard times as of late. A disease contacted on an alien planet resulted in massive population loss, and ongoing war with a race known as the Denarians is causing much more destruction. They are doing poorly in the war and are seeking allies in the races of the Timyans and the Oonui. From our present day (2015) to 2365, humanity has seen four more world wars and two major, global pandemics.
The parts in green are currently being edited.
[added March 24]
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WORLD WAR III
2019 - 2026
World war III was an odd war that is sometimes argued by scholars to have been two seperate wars entirely. It began after instability in the Middle East (which had been present for nearly two decades at the time of the war) began to become a major conflict involving most of the global powers. It quickly escalated in violence as many terrorist groups attempted to overthrow the current governments. At the same time, other hostilities were beginning in Europe, mostly involving Russia and Ukraine. A war in that part of the world began to escalate as different leaders began to back different parties and chaos began to erupt. The two conflicts began to collide and interact and eventually led to war. The starting date is usually considered 2019, but some believe it began closer to 2017 and 18. The war never became nuclear, but it eventually claimed close to 100 million lives, many of them civilian. The middle eastern part of the conflict is usually considered to have ended in 2023 or 2024 after the terrorist groups began to lose support and collapse, but the European section of the war is usually dated to 2026 as an ending point after all the parties began to lose power and losses on both sides became more extreme. In the aftermath, the Ukraine was split up, with parts of it annexed into various Western European countries and parts going to Russia.
WORLD WAR IV
2038 - 2045
World war four started in 2038 when rising tensions over low levels of gasoline began to escalate into hostilities and then violence after the white house was bombed. The countries began to fight, mostly for territory after seas began to rise and for the remaining gasoline. It was a more tense, unpopular war for politicians due to the fact that countries that had previously been allied with one another and many people felt that declaring war on prior allies was fickle and ethically wrong, especially due to the fact that many areas that were currently being heavily mined for oil were countries that held less power or had just faced political turmoil in the third world war only a short twelve years earlier. It was also a very unpopular war among civilians, especially those among the middle and lower classes, who believed that declaring war on weaker territories too ruthless and cold. It was a long war that ended with many countries unifying to try to strengthen themselves and ( )ing about a more peaceful tomorrow. The end saw foreign relations improving quickly but quality of life and general happiness of the populace decrease due to the dwindling supplies of petrol as well as a nearing population crises. The war claimed around 90 million lives but saw fewer civilian casualties than the third world war.
WORLD WAR V
2215 - 2220
World War 5 is considered by most scholars to be a very pointless and needless war that didn't need to happen. After a ( )ief upturn after the petrol crises of 2043 - 2057 and the end of the population crises in 2074, the human race began a steady upturn an began turning their gaze to space and the first off-planet base on the moon began only a year after the war ended in 2058 as a collaboration between NASA, the CNSA (China) and the IRSO (India) a second base on Mars was started only two years later by the ESA (Europe) and the ROSCOSMOS (Russia).
Major countries throughout the years
America: America remained the largest country until around the third world war, when civil unrest began in respone to the war efforts. It was extremely unpopular among much of the population, and, with the military deployed in various countries, a civil war broke out and the leaders were largely unable to stop it. The civil war was short, lasting between roughly 2023-2024, but many civilians were killed and much of the infrastructure in the country was destroyed. Wi