In the early years, as government struggled to sort some order out of the chaos, most people were left very much to fend for themselves. Those that lived near the devastation zones regressed to an almost tribal lifestyle, picking through the remnants of shattered urban landscapes in the hopes of finding something to give them the means to live another day.
Whilst in the early years following the comet strike, the future looked bleak for the survivors. But as the decades passed, people and society began to get organized.
Governments arose from the ashes and finally took charge; and with order came the rebuilding. During that time, technology advanced at a snail’s pace. Although eventually returning to a level comparable to that of before the disaster, nearly two centuries had gone by. Government leaders were more interested in trying to establish normality rather than concentrate on the niceties.
Four mega cities, three of which came to be erected near comet land fall zones, would become the biggest symbols of mankind’s triumph over adversity.
The first of these cities was Atlantica, built where New York once stood. The second was Pacifica, which resided over the ruins of San Francisco. Later, where Paris once stood, the city of Europa would grow.
Finally, New Tokyo was raised on reclaimed land on the west coast of Australia. Since Australia had taken in many of the Japanese refugees during the early disaster years, it seemed only natural for them to build a new city to honor the original Tokyo, lost when it was wiped from the face of the globe.
By the time the rebuilding was over, new political empires had formed as new alliances were made. Some of these had been formed quickly after the disaster, but others came later as a means of balancing global power. Some had hoped the catastrophe would bring abaout a long lasting world peace; however, as things returned to human normalcy, mankind soon remembered it had not lost its penchant for fighting war.