"You fuckin' get hit in the head, kid? Okay, I'll go over everything one more time, but that's it. You study anything more and your history teacher'll let you skip the damn test."
*He clears his throat before beginning*
"In 2025, geniuses at the CDC- remember, kid, that's Center for Disease Control- in Atlanta published that they had discovered a system that would allow for national disease immunity. Not only that, but they claimed that their system could also survive any ICBM or WMD strike. Of course, the Government wouldn't allow the deployment of this defense system without proper testing. And thus, the New York Biodome was erected and populated for testing against biological, chemical, and ballistic weapons. The translucent, dome-shaped shield was successful in its attempts to thwart any type of weapon. No one in here felt a thing."
*He glances up to the shield, which is several miles high*
"Yessir, this was supposed to be the ultimate defense. The good ol' U.S. would be invincible. Unfortunately, other countries caught wind of our little project and didn't like the sound of what it offered, since it gave an extreme wartime advantage. So what do they do? Instead of sendin' diplomats to talk us down from completing the construction of the nationwide shield, they figured we were too big of a threat already and blew us off the map. August 27, 2030 was the official last day of the United States of America."
*He glances around him. The heavily crumbled and vegetation-infested buildings that once made the iconic New York skyline can easily be seen from the dome.
"Everything but these 50 blocks of New York was annihilated. Your grandparents, maybe even great-grandparents, had to sit and watch as their city around them was engulfed in flame."
"It's been over a century now. Over 100 fuckin' years and we're still sittin' here in the middle of Dead City."