World Description Aug 31, 2017 14:37:08 GMT -7
Post by Eileen on Aug 31, 2017 14:37:08 GMT -7
Panem is emerging from The Dark Days, trying to rebuild the world from ashes. Though still in the world of The Hunger Games, there are some differences from the time period of the 74th Hunger Games, to our plot's time (starting from the 1st Hunger Games). The Dark Days/Panem War was a civil war. Though The Capitol 'won', in the grand scheme of things, no one won because they destroyed themselves and their home.
- Peacekeepers are new - before, the force was more like the Peacekeepers are often viewed during the 74th HG timeline. They were corrupt and evil and cruel. The idea behind the current Peacekeepers is really a police force.
- In the rebuilding of the Capitol, no one who lived there before the war was promised to be able to return. Those who betrayed the fight or did not help have been sent to districts. Those who provided great aid in the fight, even if they were from other districts, were brought to the Capitol as a reward. Thus, overall, the population of the Capitol is a bit less than it was before the war, and there are a lot of old Capitolites having to find new lives in the districts.
- Punishments for betrayal and rule breaking are enforced, but the emphasis isn't as heavily on death as it is in the time of the 74th HG. The population is significantly smaller than it was before the war, and there is value on preserving human life.
- The Dark Days was a war that lasted about 10 years, with everyone fighting everyone else (basically). The leadership before the Dark Days was an actual dictatorship, probably communist society, very harsh and unlivable. Though President Snow's reign was a dictatorship, think of the the years before that Dark Days as being 10x worse.
- The Districts would be rebuilding, but still suffering from the war that devastated the entire country. You can't rebuilt a nation in one year after a 10 year war.
- A lot of children would be homeless and parent-less with their family/parents dying in the war.
- Some people lived in their destroyed districts, ruined buildings, collapsed/burned down houses, etc. (mainly outer ones because it's easier to help those closer to you ie D1, 2, & 3)
- Mass famine and disease. Farming or making food was limited during the war and many of the farms were burned as a means of killing off rebels. Resources were depleted, even in the Capitol. Sewer systems and water systems were destroyed. Most people are malnourished. Hygiene and medicines are lacking. Trained medical professionals are few in number and cannot aid everyone.
- Just as there are no victors yet, there are also no Careers. The Hunger Games are entirely new to Panem, and since the focus is on rebuilding the nation, people wouldn't be making Career Academys yet. There would be a Peacekeeper Academy, to train the new force, though, and people in Districts 1 and 2 might be healthier since some of them would be Capitol rejects, war heroes, and are generally closer to the Capitol.