© 2017 Mikael Carlson

THE ASIAN AFFAIR (OCTOBER 2033)

AMERICA, INC.

CORPORATE PROPAGANDA OFFICIAL TEASER

America, Inc  -  Corporate Propaganda Book Teaser

AS NEWLY FORMED CORPORATE GOVERNMENTS EMERGED, THE ABSENCE OF A CODE OF LAWS TO GOVERN THEM BECAME APPARENT. THE INTERNATIONAL LAWS THAT EXISTED PRIOR TO THE COLLAPSE WERE NO LONGER APPLICABLE AND NOTHING HAD BEEN DRAFTED TO REPLACE THEM. UNCHECKED, WIN AT ALL COST CAPITALISM BECAME THE NEW ECONOMIC MODEL. LARGER CORPORATIONS PREYED ON SMALLER, WEAKER ONES. MERGERS BECAME HEAVY-HANDED AND UNEVEN. EVERY ADVANTAGE WAS EXPLOITED WITHOUT REPERCUSSIONS..

 

THE ENDS JUSTIFY THE MEANS

STANDING ARMIES NO LONGER EXISTED, BUT THE REMNANTS OF THEM NOW SERVED AS CORPORATE SECURITY FOR THEIR NEW MASTERS. AS CORPORATE ACTIONS AGAINST EACH OTHER BECAME MORE HOSTILE AND OVERT, A GROWING FEAR TOOK ROOT THAT ARMED CONFLICT WOULD ERUPT. IN AUGUST 2033, CHINA WAS CAUGHT IN THE ACT OF ESPIONAGE AGAINST JAPAN. THE JAPANESE KEIRETSU WAS ACCUSED OF INDUSTRIAL SABOTAGE AGAINST THE KOREAN CORPORATION. THE SITUATION WAS DEFUSED WITHOUT BLOODSHED, BUT A VERY REAL PROBLEM WAS EXPOSED – HOW WOULD CORPORATIONS BE POLICED?

 

THERE WAS LITTLE TIME TO ANSWER THE QUESTION. A RASH OF SABOTAGE SWEPT ACROSS THE EUROPEAN CONTINENT. CORPORATIONS LARGE AND SMALL BEGAN TO POINT FINGERS AT EACH OTHER. SMALLER CORPORATIONS JUST GETTING A FOOTING, LIKE ITALY, GREECE, THE FORMER SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES AND THE BALTIC NATIONS WERE HARD-PRESSED TO DEFEND THEMSELVES. AS A RESULT, THEY BEGAN TO MERGE TO CONSOLIDATE THEIR RESOURCES AND PROTECT THEIR INFRASTRUCTURE AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. WHILE CORPORATE EXECUTIVES UNDERSTOOD THE PROBLEM, THERE WAS LITTLE THAT COULD BE DONE CONSIDERING THE CURRENT GEOPOLITICAL CLIMATE. SOMETHING MAJOR HAD TO HAPPEN FOR ACTION TO BE TAKEN.