The Keepers' Collaborative History of Earth, Book 5: The End, The Beginning, The Renaissance

Excerpts from The Keepers' Collaborative History of Earth, Book 5. Pages 224-280.

Chapter 18: World War III

“... The two global superpowers at the time were the United BritAfrican Empire and the Asian Front. They controlled the all world's commerce, commodity prices, and even travel. All of the air-space between countries was monitored and controlled by either side – much of it being declared off-limits to travellers. Prices of food and other essential
commodities were continuously being driven up through both sides' refusal to cooperate with each other. They had been in a declared state of war for over 20 years, rendering most of the world off-limits to travellers, and almost all imported produce being brought in to countries illegally.

The strength of the two warring coalitions was such that the war escalated rapidly to a point beyond the scale of the planet. One wrong move from either side, one overreaction, and that would be the end of the Earth as they knew it. The two superpowers were at a standstill. Both knew that any wrong step from either side would spell the end for everybody on the planet. After being in a state of sustained political and military tension for 15 years, the Asian Front broke.

They launched a full first strike comprising of over 250,000 thermonuclear warheads on the Western world, resulting in a nuclear holocaust and destroying all of the major cities on the planet. Whole nations melted away in mere days, dissolving into nothingness. Almost overnight, the human populace was reduced by approximately 85%, dropping to under 1 billion people worldwide. Earth's Biodiversity dropped by over 70%, resulting in mass extinctions. Millions of species were lost for eternity, forever consigned to the history books. The planet, and civilization as we knew it, was no more.”

Chapter 19: Earth's Demise and Breaking Laws

“... The scope and strength of the nuclear weapons used by the Asian Front were so incalculably large, that they interfered with every single atom and particle within the earth and its atmosphere. Instantly, the Earth's symmetry was altered, breaking the laws of electroweak interaction (ref. Englert, AD 1964a), thereby disassociating the Earth's field from its (until this point, inherent) symmetry. This created grand-scale asymmetry through the Higgs Mechanism (ref. Higgs, AD 1964b). The Higgs Mechanism changed every and all non-biological particle on Earth from the usual, transverse-shaped Nambu-Goldstone boson, to the longitudinal Higgs boson (ref. Higgs, AD 2007b). This meant the earth now had an asymmetrical mass, which interfered with both the Earth's rotation around its own axis, and the orbital path. Aside from the changes unto itself, the asymmetrical mass of the Earth and all particles within affected the gravitational balance and centre of surrounding planets, causing diffusion and interference within their respective Higgs Fields (see ref. Strassler, AD 2011a)”

Chapter 20: Aftermath

“... Due to the Higgs Mechanism, every non-biological particle and atom within the Earth had taken on longitudinal forms, greatly altering the mass and the balance of every object on and of the planet. The Earth itself had an asymmetrical mass, causing it to change both its regular orbit and the revolution speed on its own axis. It would no longer travel either in the same pattern, or at a regular, quantifiable speed. Travelling closer to other planets meant that the Earth interfered both with their gravitational fields, and was respectively interfered unto by theirs. Due to the fact the Earth was no longer balanced, it began to rotate at a non-steady, irregular speed – both on its own axis, and on its orbital path.

This caused massive scaled disruption on Earth, forever-altering the Earth's lithosphere and everything above and below it. The likes of these changes had never even been prophesied – not in anyone's wildest imagination: the planet was devastated. Much of the Earth's lands were simply removed by the disruption of tectonic plates, shattering the landscape. Whole countries were swallowed up in minutes, crushed into dust and enveloped by the Earth's moving crust. Dust resulting from the nuclear warheads lined the sky, causing the polar ice caps to melt and the water levels around the world to rise. Flash floods engulfed whole cities; rainforests that were once home to most of the world's land-dwelling animals were now the habitat for the majority of the world's sea life. For months every year, parts of the globe were in total darkness; temperatures dropping so low that all life forms were forced to relocate during those months. Drastic global climate change resulted in the increased propensity of freak weather – flash freezing and flooding were commonplace. Many survivors awoke to find that outside the safety of their caves, the village they had spent months constructing had been destroyed overnight. The earth as they knew it was no longer as it was. It was no longer a safe place to live...”

Chapter 21: Rebuilding: Anarchy and the Disdain for Order

“...There were very few remnants of the previous civilizations – thousands of years of development destroyed in days. Confined to the most remote corners of the globe, society needed to start from scratch. Each small group of people – too small to even be referred to as a colony – were completely isolated. Cut off from all other human contact, people were mostly unaware of what was happening all over the planet. Make no mistake, though; it was not blissfully unaware - the planet was definitely no longer a place where anyone could reside in what could, in good conscience, be referred to as “bliss”. People were scared, confused and ignorant. The only human contact people had was just that – human contact. Travellers were the only way in which news from other societies could spread between areas. Those lucky enough to survive the shifting of the Earth's plates, the swallowing of countries and those whose beds were just out of reach of the flash floods were the only ones able to tell tales. Whether they spoke of it or not, people were aware that their remaining time on the planet was not long.

The physiological changes in all life forms were unprecedented. Suddenly animals changed their diets and eating habits; once cold-weather animals were losing their fur and suddenly unable to survive in their environments. Even diurnal animals were developing night sight and become more active nocturnally. Plants which had previously provided essential nutrients and been part of a staple, every-day diet for many civilizations across the world became poisonous and inedible. Initially, most people didn't keep up with the change – whole cities were wiped out within weeks. Those unlucky enough for their staple produce to change from nutritional to deadly overnight usually didn't catch it fast enough to react.

Now, people had to start again from the beginning. Nobody knew which food would or wouldn't kill; the only way to know was for someone to try it and find out for themselves. Or, if the tribe was lucky, they had someone whom they didn't value highly: someone with a broken leg. Someone old. Someone who couldn't do the necessary physical work to survive. The ailed were used as lab-tests, made to eat the various foods they could find. Like it or not, it was the best way for the tribe to survive and, little did they know it at the time, but it was the best thing for the future of mankind. Many men lost their lives in the search for edible food; whether they were starving and alone, or injured and with a group, they had no choice but to eat. Certain animals became valuable commodities. Family pets such as dogs and cats, previously unthinkable meal-choices, were suddenly some of the only sources of protein that wouldn't kill someone. It was like the second dawn of Neanderthal times; people knew nothing, people had nothing. No fire, no shelter, no food and no clean water.

In the immediate aftermath of World War III, anarchy reigned supreme; the idea of an organized society was not one which people subscribed to easily. Towns, cities and even basic order did not exist; the largest groups of survivors remained in their low tens, with none taking the form of any civilised society as it had previously been. The complete lack of food meant that people returned to their hunter-gatherer ways, scavenging for whatever food they could find - many described these times as total chaos. It was, in its rawest form, every man for himself. Murder and thievery were rife, desperation and starvation took the human race back to its most primitive, primeval instincts – the basic need for food overwhelmed them, overwriting any behavioural norms that they had been used to in civilised society. The whole human race acted akin to the Neanderthals of 200,000 years before. Unable to fulfil their basic needs and sustain itself, the human populace dropped dramatically to well-below a billion people worldwide. Things, as they were, did not look good for the future of humankind.

By AD 2060, only 10 years after the climax of WWIII and the near-destruction of the planet, things looked on the up and the future of humanity had taken on a completely different shape. The survivors of the famine had relearned basic agriculture, learning to harvest the biologically altered plants and changing the post-WWIII human lifestyle. Farming permitted groups of survivors to live in far denser populations, eventually progressing into smaller versions of what we would now call states. Establishing a symbiosis with the surrounding lands and the plants it provided were key to the uprising of small states and cities, allowing both trade between other states and also allowing the more affluent or successful states to establish political power and influence. The emergence of agriculture also created food surpluses, allowing groups of survivors to support and feed people that were not directly involved in the production of food. Through this, people were able to invest time into infrastructure; laying the foundations of a civilised, ordered society. It also gave people the time to construct simple buildings, as various states erected houses, shelters and even basic medical centres for its people. 10 short years on from the nigh-on end of the world, people had virtually forgotten about it and humankind was taking its first steps towards recovery.”

Chapter 22: The Rise of the Elite, Developmental Spurts and the Deteriorating Earth

“... The continued growth over the next decade meant that cities, alliances, and even governmental councils and coalitions were formed. Humankind, though not yet caught up to their previous technological peak, were progressing well. They were living in an orderly, hierarchical society, complete with its own laws, rules and leaders. However, the sudden changing of the Earth's crust, the freak weather patterns, the flooding, the flash freezing and the dust cloud stopping the Earth from getting its essential nutrients had not changed a bit. The Earth was rapidly deteriorating; it was still as inhospitable and uninhabitable as it had been since the day the Asian Front launched the first nuclear warhead on the Western world. The people, although flourishing, knew that their remaining time on Earth could not be long.

One family, in particular, was flourishing more than others. They had happened upon the most nutrient-rich part of Earth, allowing them to grow their family's empire through trade and commerce, eventually holding the majority, controlling shares in the United Earth Council (UEC), which was to become the ruling government over any and all states on Earth. The family, as it would come to be known, was the first Imperial Dynastic family. From these times forward and on and into the New Era, they would become the Elite.

Through the Imperial Dynastic family and the UEC, the remaining people on Earth focused the majority of their efforts into the progression and the study of physics and space technologies, with the aim of eventually relocating the whole human populace onto another planet.

… Mankind experienced a technological renaissance. A spurt of technological advancements so great, that in the space of 30 years they had gone from living in stone houses and gathering round a fire for warmth, to having an understanding of physics and chemistry so comprehensive that they had developed working, sustainable space travel, powered by a fuel source that replenishes itself. The self-replenishing fuel source was the key to the whole operation, allowing humankind an infinite scope of travel throughout the galaxy.

By the year AD 2115, the UEC and Imperial Dynastic family regime had completely tested every aspect of space-travel technology and set about to relocate the human populace and colonise the Earth's Inner Solar System.”

Chapter 23: Departure and a New Dawn

“... The Earth's Moon and Mars were the first two planets chosen for colonisation, and posed few problems for the now technologically-advanced humans. As owners of the majority of the space ships and space travel technology, the Imperial Dynastic family seized power over the whole of mankind; their empire immediately spanning three planets.

By the year AD 2125, the entirety of the human population had been relocated and removed from Earth, split between Mars, the Earth's Moon and various smaller planets in the Inner Solar System. Colonisation of those planets was complete. Through technological advancements, mankind was able to cultivate crops and food, harvest energy, build cities and sustain themselves with everything they needed.

As the last human transport vessel left Earth, the Imperial Dynastic Family declared a new dawn of time, casting out the Anno Domini (AD) designation and introducing the New Era, henceforth to be known as NE.”

All of the information presented in The Keepers' Collaborative History of Earth, Book 5: The End, The Beginning, The Renaissance is information which had been gathered and recorded at or around the time of events, through The Keepers. It is taken as fact, and should be treated as such.