Pangaea

All Rights Reserved ©

Summary

Pangaea. One race. One world. One company. One mind.

Genre:
Scifi / Adventure
Author:
revellyrobinson
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
4
Rating:
n/a
Age Rating:
13+

Prologue

The year is 2257 and the world is governed by a global regime. Sydney is no longer known as Sydney, Australia. Sydney Metropolis is now simply regarded as location -64+30 in the grid, the epicentre of economic and financial activity for the south-eastern quadrant of the globe. A city unto itself, without the added complication of belonging to a nation state. All distinctions between countries have long since disappeared, lost to the gradual implementation of the global regime. After intense lobbying by multi-national corporations to create a more favourable environment for global economic growth, the system of law and order by which countries maintained their sovereignty over the people was ultimately transferred to a separate international governing body. The global regime was given irrevocable authority to rule on behalf of all people in the world and upon being granted such power, so began the demise of the nation state. Countries began to allocate greater powers to the global regime, allowing it to expand evermore in jurisdiction. In due course, the global regime was granted with the power to exercise all the functions of a nation state, both domestically and internationally. As the world began more and more to trade as an integrated whole, so the divisions between countries broke down until eventually, the concept of a nation became largely irrelevant.

After the establishment of the global regime the international corporations stepped up their lobbying of the global government. Corporations themselves began to run for seats on parliament and over time, progressively ousted the political parties from their seats. Fewer than 10 international companies came to dominate government, as eventually the people chose to elect representatives from companies rather than political parties to form government. The citizens of the world became the shareholders of these corporations, voting not only for the economic viability of the corporations, but also ostensibly for the future of all people. Elections continue to be held by the global regime every four years. However, the process is more about an examination of the ruling corporation’s profit and loss statements than a platform for issues faced by the people.

Corporations jostle with each other for votes based on which one is more successful and can turnover a greater profit. It stood to reason that what was good for the company was good for the people of the world. The most successful company dominates politics until a risky venture triggers a downturn that forces it to regroup, or another company initiates a hostile takeover of one its subsidiaries. The cycle of power from one company to another continues, until eventually only five companies are left jostling for control of the global regime. Democracy remains, but it is hanging by a thread.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

shanicewan6: I don't like the spelling and grammar error. There are too many of themI love the story since it draws my attention

dreamgurlcute2005: Lovely😍😍😍

Ahmed Bakhtiar: Good and interesting.

Carolann: Im honestly in confusion mode i know i started a separate book that brought me to this one so i believe i will have to go read the others and come back to this one. But, overall im excited for the rest of the story to play out. Thank you.

FireyIfritsspam: This is hands down one of the best books that I've read on inkitt and wattpad combined. This definetly deserves more reads and I'm surprised that more people haven't found out about this yet. This truly is a hidden gem that is worth reading!

doomedoug: been following your work a long time, shortly after your second story went up on fiction press. i dont normally do re-reads of stuff. yours is a rare exception, more so as i like the hole world set.

Shradha Lakra: I liked the concept but the plot development has a lot of holes. And the grammar is incorrect at certain places

Arnold Marques: Easy read. Space related always gets me hooked.

More Recommendations

Kellie Marie: Fuck this is good

Brandy Vazquez: Great tone to the story. Excellant point of view. Interesting so far. A lot of errors and misused words but nothing that editing cant fix!!

Leyla Larrea: Short and Wonderful

Jade S: If you're looking for a series to read, this is it!

Pornesia Parapino: I really loved reading this book. I was really impressed by the level of creativity of the author. I' m really hoping for the next happening. Will there be a second season for this book?

Venkatesh R: I did like the cloud's behavior, Peters responces to it. Very intersting story and fun to read.

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.