© 2017 Mikael Carlson

AMERICA INCORPORATED CHARTER (JULY 4, 2031)

AMERICA, INC.

CORPORATE PROPAGANDA OFFICIAL TEASER

America, Inc  -  Corporate Propaganda Book Teaser

NO DOCUMENTS ARE MORE SACRED TO AMERICANS THAN THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AND THE CONSTITUTION. WHILE A SUBSTANTIAL PORTION OF SOCIETY WHO WERE NOW SAFE AND GAINFULLY EMPLOYED BY THE CONSORTIUM OF CORPORATIONS RUNNING THE COUNTRY ACCEPTED THE DECREE, A VOCAL SEGMENT IN RURAL AREAS OF THE COUNTRY WERE NOT SO ENTHUSED WHEN WORD REACHED THEM. WITH CORPORATIONS FOCUSING ON RESTORING ORDER IN LARGE METROPOLITAN AREAS FIRST, MOST OUTLYING COMMUNITIES HAD NOT REAPED THE BENEFITS OF LIFE UNDER THIS CORPORATE STRUCTURE.

 

AS A HARSH WINTER GRIPPED THE COUNTRY, MANY TOOK UP ARMS AGAINST WHAT THEY SAW WAS A NEW ORDER DETERMINED TO TAKE THEIR FREEDOMS. RAIDS WERE CONDUCTED ON CONVOYS FERRYING HEATING SUPPLIES AND FOOD TO THE CITIES. CORPORATE REPRESENTATIVES WERE ASSAULTED AND TAKEN HOSTAGE IN COMMUNITIES THEY WERE TRYING TO PACIFY AND REORGANIZE. BY THE TIME THE FIRST WARM DAYS OF MARCH CAME, A FULL QUARTER OF THE POPULATION WAS IN OPEN REBELLION AGAINST THE VERY CORPORATIONS THEY PARTIALLY BLAMED IN THE FIRST PLACE.

 

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SEEING AN OPPORTUNITY TO REINSTATE THEIR POWER DESPITE THE CHRISTMAS PROCLAMATION, POLITICIANS BEGAN TO ASSERT THEMSELVES AS LEADERS OF THIS NEW RESISTANCE. SOME MANAGED TO TAKE THE HELM OF THE FLEDGLING REBELLION, BUT IN MOST CASES WERE SEEN AS PART OF THE PROBLEM THAT LED TO THE MESS AND NOT A KEY TO THE SOLUTION. RESISTANCE GROUPS CONDUCTED THEIR OWN VERSION OF THE CLEANSE, AND MANY OF THESE FORMER LEADERS MET THE SAME FATE AS THE ONES PRIOR TO THE COLLAPSE.

 

THE VIOLENCE CAUSED THE REBELLIONS TO FRACTURE INSTEAD OF ACTING ON A NATIONAL SCALE AS A COHESIVE UNIT THAT MAY HAVE HAD ENOUGH POWER TO TURN THE TIDE OF CORPORATE RULE. TOO MANY VOICES WITH TOO MANY OPINIONS ON THE DIRECTION OF GROUPS CAUSED ADDITIONAL INTERNAL STRIFE. THE DELAY GAVE THE CORPORATIONS ALL THE TIME THEY NEEDED TO ORGANIZE.

 

UNPREPARED FOR THE CONDEMNATION THE CHRISTMAS PROCLAMATION WOULD BRING, CORPORATE LEADERS IN WASHINGTON WERE FORCED TO PIVOT THEIR EFFORTS AWAY FROM ERADICATING BANDS OF THUGS AND FOCUS ON STEMMING THE TIDE OF REVOLT. WITH CORPORATE SECURITY COMPANIES WITH WAR-TIME EXPERIENCE AND FLUSH WITH FORMER MILITARY VETERANS NOW CONSOLIDATED, THEY PUT THEIR SEIZED MILITARY EQUIPMENT TO WORK. THE STRONGEST CELLS WITHIN THE REBELLION WERE IDENTIFIED AND MASSIVE WAVES OF HEAVILY ARMED MEN DESCENDED ON THEIR STRONGHOLDS. WITHIN WEEKS, MOST RESISTANCE GROUPS WERE COMPLETELY ERADICATED.

 

POLITCAL RESURGENCE

WITH THE REBELLION CRUSHED, CORPORATIONS STEPPED UP PLANS TO APPEAL TO THE PEOPLE. THE TERM “WINNING HEARTS AND MINDS” WAS FIRST COINED DURING A BRITISH OCCUPATION OF THE MALAYAN PENINSULA IN THE 1960S. CORPORATE EXECUTIVES UNVEILED A PLAN TO REACH THE PEOPLE BEFORE MORE INSURGENCIES COULD CROP UP.

 

THE HUGE CORPORATIONS THAT TOOK POWER WERE USED TO MOBILIZING THE EFFORTS OF LARGE AMOUNTS OF PEOPLE. EACH HAD HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENTS EXPERT AT FILLING NEEDED ROLES. AS PEOPLE CONTINUED TO FLOCK TO THE CITIES, THE ADDITIONAL MANPOWER ALLOWED THEM TO ACCOMPLISH MORE WORK. UTILIZING A TALL ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE, THE OUTREACH EFFORT WAS COORDINATED CENTRALLY, BUT EXECUTED USING A DECENTRALIZED MODEL. THE RESULT WAS THE ABILITY TO DEPLOY CAPABLE TEAMS ON THE GROUND ABLE TO CATER THEIR MESSAGE TO POPULATIONS AND SOLVE THE PROBLEMS MOST CRITICAL TO SUCCESS WITHOUT THE NEED TO REPORT BACK TO CORPORATE OVERLORDS IN WASHINGTON.

 

THE RESULTS WERE AS SWIFT AS THEY WERE MEASURABLE. CORPORATIONS WHO ALREADY HAD STRONG BRAND AWARENESS BEFORE THE COLLAPSE HAD LITTLE PROBLEM CONVINCING A SCARED AND DESPERATE POPULATION OF THEIR BENEVOLENT INTENT. THEY HAD ALREADY ESTABLISHED A MASSIVE FOOTHOLD IN MOST MAJOR ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, AND TRANSPORTATION CENTERS AND WERE SEEING EXPONENTIAL GAINS IN RESOURCES AVAILABLE. WHILE MANY FORMER AMERICANS WERE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THE SITUATION, THEIR DESPERATION AND LONGING FOR SECURITY AND STABILITY TEMPERED THEIR OBJECTIONS. AS WORD OF MOUTH, LONG THE MOST SUPERIOR FORM OF ADVERTISING, SPREAD ABOUT THE PROSPERITY MANY NEW EMPLOYEES WERE ENJOYING ACROSS THE COUNTRY, EVEN THE MOST MILITANT ANTI-CORPORATION CROWDS CAME INTO THE FOLD. CORPORATIONS WERE CONSIDERED THE NEW GOVERNMENT.

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS - THE NEW PHASE

FROM AND ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVE, CORPORATIONS PRIOR TO THE COLLAPSE WERE BIGGER THAN MANY COUNTRIES. IN 2010 THERE WERE 25 MAJOR AMERICAN CORPORATIONS WITH REVENUES LARGER THAN THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP) OF ENTIRE COUNTRIES. BY 2025, THAT NUMBER HAD TRIPLED. THEIR SIZES PROVIDED THESE CORPORATIONS WITH TREMENDOUS ECONOMIC CLOUT AND THE ABILITY TO CONDUCT BUSINESS WITH GIGANTIC ORGANIZATIONS ON A GLOBAL SCALE'.

 

HOWEVER, CORPORATIONS WERE NOT ONLY LIMITED TO CONDUCTING BUSINESS. SINCE THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, CORPORATIONS SET TO INFLUENCE ELECTIONS, GOVERNMENTS AND COURTS. THEY DUMPED HUGE SUMS OF MONEY INTO LOBBYING EFFORTS TO AFFECT BILLS UNDER CONSIDERATION IN CONGRESS. AS LARGE EMPLOYERS, POLITICIANS OFTEN PANDERED TO THESE ENTITIES TO CURRY FAVOR IN THEIR DISTRICTS AND KEEP THEIR OWN POLITICAL REELECTION WAR CHESTS STOCKED.

 

GOVERNMENT IS RUN SIMILAR TO A CORPORATION AND VICE-VERSA. VOTERS ARE SIMILAR TO SHAREHOLDERS IN THE DEMANDS THEY MAKE. THESE VOTER-SHAREHOLDERS ELECT THEIR LEGISLATURE SIMILAR TO A BOARD OF DIRECTORS. THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, MUCH LIKE THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT OR A PRIME MINISTER, IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SETTING THE DIRECTION OF A COMPANY.

 

THE SIMILARITIES WERE NOT LOST ON THE MEN AND WOMEN IN WASHINGTON AS SPRING TURNED TO SUMMER. KNOWING THAT THEY COULD BE MORE SUCCESSFUL GOVERNING THAN THEIR ELECTED PREDECESSORS WERE, THEY DECIDED TO FORMALIZE THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE FORMER CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. ALTHOUGH THE CHRISTMAS PROCLAMATION DISBANDED THE UNITED STATES, EXECUTIVES REALIZED THAT IT WOULD NEVER BE GONE SO LONG AS THE CONSTITUTION WAS CONSIDERED THE GOVERNING DOCUMENT OF THE LAND. THAT OVERSIGHT WAS QUICKLY REMEDIED, AND THEY CHOSE A SYMBOLIC DATE TO DO IT.

 

ON JULY 4, 2031, THE CORPORATIONS THAT MADE UP THE CONSORTIUM MERGED. AS A RESULT, THE CONSTITUTION WAS OFFICIALLY SCRAPPED, AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OFFICIALLY CEASED TO EXIST AS A NATION. THE NEW CORPORATE CHARTER, SIGNED IN THE ROOSEVELT ROOM OF THE NOW RESTORED WHITE HOUSE, CREATED A NEW ENTITY KNOWN AS AMERICA INCORPORATED.

 

 

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