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washington - the seat of corporate power

AMERICA, INC.

CORPORATE PROPAGANDA OFFICIAL TEASER

America, Inc  -  Corporate Propaganda Book Teaser

WASHINGTON IS THE SEAT OF POWER OF AMERICA INCORPORATED. ONCE KNOWN AS THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, THE CITY WAS THE CAPITAL OF THE UNITED STATES AND WAS SYNONYMOUS WITH POLITICS AND CORRUPTION IN THE EYES OF MOST AMERICANS BEFORE THE COLLAPSE. HOWEVER, IT WAS ALSO RECOGNIZED AS THE LEGITIMATE HOME OF NATIONAL LEADERSHIP WHICH IS WHY, DESPITE THE MISGIVINGS OF MANY EXECUTIVES IN THE EARLY DAYS OF THE TAKEOVER, IT BECAME THE PRIMARY LOCATION FOR THE STABILIZATION EFFORT.

 

PROMINENT GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS WERE OCCUPIED FROM THE ONSET OF THE CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING TO LEND CREDENCE TO THE TAKEOVER. SEVERAL CEOS TOOK UP RESIDENCE IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND PLANNED THE STABILIZATION OF THE NATION FROM THE OVAL OFFICE WHERE THE PRESIDENT ONCE SAT. SIMILARLY, THE CAPITOL, TREASURY BUILDING, SUPREME COURT, AND THE PENTAGON LOCATED ACROSS THE POTOMAC RIVER WERE AMONG THE FIRST TO BE RETURNED TO OPERATIONAL STATUS DESPITE THE INCREDIBLE DAMAGE DONE TO THEM. THE MOVE HAD THE DESIRED EFFECT. ALREADY GRATEFUL THAT JOBS, FOOD, SHELTER, AND SECURITY WERE BEING PROVIDED, THE PEOPLE IMMEDIATELY BEGAN TO VIEW THESE BENEVOLENT CORPORATE BENEFACTORS AS DE FACTO LEADERS OF THE COUNTRY.

 

OF COURSE, THERE WAS NO COUNTRY AND THE CORPORATE EXECUTIVES LEADING THE NATIONAL REHABILITATION EFFORT SAW NO REASON TO RETURN TO A FAILED GOVERNMENTAL SYSTEM. THE CHRISTMAS PROCLAMATION WAS CELEBRATED IN MUCH OF THE CITY, EVEN IF THE PRAISE FOR THE MOVE WAS FAR FROM UNIVERSAL. SEVEN MONTHS LATER, WHEN AMERICA INCORPORATED WAS OFFICIALLY CHARTERED ON JULY 4, 2031, THE ABBREVIATION “D.C.” WAS DROPPED FROM THE NAME AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WAS NO MORE. THE RESIDENTS CALLING THE CITY HOME WERE JUST HAPPY IN THE HOPE THAT LIFE MIGHT ONE DAY RETURN TO NORMAL.

 

THE WHITE HOUSE WAS LARGELY SPARED THE DESTRUCTION MANY FEDERAL BUILDINGS WERE SUBJECTED TO DURING THE COLLAPSE (THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE WAS BURNED TO THE GROUND). A DEVOTED CADRE OF SECRET SERVICE AGENTS BARRICADED THE GROUNDS AND GUARDED THEM WITH THEIR LIVES EVEN AFTER THE PRESIDENT HAD FLED THE CITY. BY THE TIME CORPORATIONS MOVED INTO TOWN WITH A PLAN TO RESTORE ORDER, THERE WAS ONLY SUPERFICIAL DAMAGE TO THE BUILDING. ONCE AMERICA INCORPORATED WAS CHARTERED, MUCH OF THE MEMORABILIA FROM THE UNITED STATES WAS REMOVED. THE GROUNDS AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE LIKE THE SITUATION ROOM WERE RECONSTRUCTED DURING THE EARLIEST REVITALIZATION PROJECTS.

 

TODAY, THE WHITE HOUSE IS HOME TO THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF AMERICA INCORPORATED. AN EXPANSION OF THE WEST WING PROVIDES MORE OFFICE SPACE TO LIAISONS FROM THE PARENT COMPANY’S MANY DEPARTMENTS AND DIVISIONS. VESTIGES OF THE UNITED STATES WERE REMOVED FROM THE NAMES OF ROOMS AS WELL. THE ROOSEVELT ROOM. DIRECTLY ACROSS THE CORRIDOR FROM THE OVAL OFFICE, WAS RENAMED THE CHARTER ROOM. THE LINCOLN BEDROOM IN THE RESIDENCE WAS COINED THE FIRST ROOM AS IT WAS THE PREFERRED BEDROOM OF THE FIRST CEO.

 

THE OLD UNITED STATES CAPITOL AND THE OFFICES ON CAPITOL HILL DID NOT FARE AS WELL AS THE WHITE HOUSE. POLICE CHARGED WITH SECURING ITS GROUNDS FLED DURING THE COLLAPSE IN THE FACE OF AN ANGRY MOB WHO WOULD GO ON TO RANSACK AND BURN THE BUILDINGS. GREAT EFFORT WAS PLACED INTO RESTORING THEM TO WORKING ORDER, IF NOT IMMEDIATELY TO THEIR ORIGINAL GLORY. IT IS NOW CORPORATE HILL AND CORPORATE HALL IS HOME TO THE AMERICA, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND THE OFFICE OF THE PRIMA, THE SINGLE LARGEST HOLDER OF COMPANY STOCK. THE SURROUNDING OFFICES THAT ONCE HOUSED CONGRESSMAN AND SENATORS ARE DEVOTED TO THE BOARD, KEY PATRICIANS, AND REPRESENTATIVES OF SUBSIDIARY AND MUNICIPAL COMPANIES. THE SUPREME COURT BUILDING NOW HOUSES A DIVISION OF HUMAN RESOURCES THAT HANDLES EMPLOYEE PUNISHMENT AND REEDUCATION.

 

THE PENTAGON IS STILL THE SINGLE LARGEST OFFICE BUILDING IN THE WORLD. ALTHOUGH DAMAGED DURING THE COLLAPSE, THERE WERE WHOLE SECTIONS OF IT UNMARRED BY THE MOB. AS A RESULT, MUCH OF THE EARLY STABILIZATION EFFORT WAS COORDINATED THROUGH THIS BUILDING. ONCE HOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, IT CONTINUES TO PROJECT THE MIGHT OF AMERICA INCORPORATED IN SECURITY TERMS, IF NOT FINANCIAL ONES. THE BUREAU OF CORPORATE SECURITY OCCUPIES THE STRUCTURE AND CONDUCTS ESPIONAGE, COUNTERESPIONAGE, INVESTIGATORY AND NAVAL SECURITY OPERATIONS FROM THIS IMMENSE OFFICE.

 

WASHINGTON IS MUCH MORE THAN THE SUM OF ITS FEDERAL BUILDINGS, AND THERE WAS A GREAT DEBATE WITHIN THE CORPORATE RANKS HOW THE OLD MONUMENTS REPRESENTING IMPORTANT TIMES AND GREAT FIGURES OF THE UNITED STATES BE HANDLED. ONE SIDE BELIEVED IT WAS IMPORTANT FOR CONTINUITY THAT THE OLD NATION BE REMEMBERED AND HONORED AS PART OF A SHARED HISTORY. THE OPPOSING VIEWPOINT WAS THAT NO HONOR SHOULD BE BESTOWED ON A BANKRUPT GOVERNMENT THAT FAILED ITS PEOPLE SO SPECTACULARLY. THEY BELIEVED THAT IT WAS IMPORTANT FOR EMPLOYEES TO ACCLIMATE TO THE NEW GOVERNMENTAL STRUCTURE AND THAT KEEPING HOLD OF SUCH PROMINENT SYMBOLS WOULD EVENTUALLY SEW THE SEEDS OF DISCHORD. IN THE END, THE REPRESSORS WON THE ARGUMENT. LINCOLN AND JEFFERSON WERE REMOVED FROM THEIR MONUMENTS AND REPLACED WITH EARLY CORPORATE LEADERS. THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT WAS REMOVED INSTEAD OF BEING REBUILT. WAR MEMORIALS WERE DESTROYED COMPLETELY AND THEIR GROUNDS REPLACED WITH MEMORIALS TO CORPORATE EVENTS LIKE THE PIRATE WARS AND THE CATHARSIS.

 

MUSEUMS AND MONUMENTS THROUGHOUT THE CITY WERE REMOVED OR REDEDICATED. THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL BECAME A TRIBUTE TO THE FIRST CEO. THE JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CAME TO HONOR THE EARLY BILLIONAIRES WHO DREW UP THE PLAN FOR A CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF WASHINGTON IN THE EVENT OF A COLLAPSE. THE VIETNAM AND KOREAN WAR MEMORIALS WERE REMOVED. THE WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL WAS REDEDICATED TO CELEBRATE THE EXPANSION OF THE SPHERE OF INFLUENCE.

 

MUSEUMS WERE ALSO REPURPOSED. THE MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY HAS BECOME THE MUSEUM OF CORPORATE HISTORY. THE AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM IS NOW THE SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM OF TECHNOLOGY THAT HIGHLIGHTS CORPORATE ADVANCES. THE LIST GOES ON AND ON.

 

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THE CAPITAL CITY REBRANDED