March is Worldbuilding Month! Leave me a question about any of my worlds, and I will do my best to answer it! (I need more questions, guys)
This eleventh one is from lilfluff: just what was the nature of the apocalypse in The Planners?
You know, I have been doing a Very Good Job of leaving that completely unsaid.
The things I know are: It was not nuclear, it was not alien, and it was not zombie. It was not climactic – I.e. Giant Flood, that thing in 2000 or whatever the movie was with a giant freeze everywhere and the book-burning, and it probably didn’t involve Mad Max. It was probably not an asteroid strike.
It destroyed a large portion of the infastructure and it was probably that destruction that killed off a large portion of the population.
It was a worldwide apocalypse, not centered on any one nation.
It may have had a lot in common appearance-wise with the apocalypse in the TV show Revolution, although it was not cause by Plot Nanotech. Basically: the power all went out. Cars stopped working. Going anywhere became a challenge.
I think it involved several EMPs or a world-wide EMP. Either a backfiring test strike that ended up with several large nations making a mess of the world, or something like solar flares that made a mess all on its own.
As far as apocalypses go, it left the landscape mostly untouched, the people devastated, and technology a mess.
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