BBC Norway: December 24, 2040
Oslo, The Kingdom of Norway
In an historic move today high ranking leaders from China, Russia and Western Nations met in the historic Akershus fortress. Inside it is impossible to guess as to what they are currently discussing, the official agenda is to discuss economic alliances but inside sources have said much more is brewing. Several of said sources have said China and Russia are the dominate force in the meeting, and are pushing for more influence in return for continued economic assistance from the East. While it is no secret that the west has been suffering since the collapse of America and thus far the east has been rather benevolent and generous towards them, if these sources are true it could indicate a changing dynamic. Rest assured the BBC will continue to cover these events as they unfold.
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December 24th, was the day of the end. In this meeting as the sun set it set not just on the Earth but on the west. In the infamous "Akershus Meeting" western nations were forced to ally with either China or Russia, or they would lose the meager economic assistance that they relied on. By this time Russia had already militarily occupied many Eastern European countries and was threatening to expand further, and China had done the same in Asia and to America. Under these strains world leaders from the once proud west finally bowed, and signed away their nations.
These "Death Contracts" as they were called varied from each country. The terms offered by the Chinese were rather generous, reflecting the new moderate government that had emerged in the past decade. This gave them the pick of the crop, and a loyal following. In return for an "economic alliance" (what was really economic-political domination by China) China agreed to preserve the lifestyle their puppets had come to expect and respect local anti-pollution laws. China force exported many Chinese to take over the high prestige jobs, forcing the local populations to take jobs as miners, shop keepers and other low-education jobs. They also took over the school systems (though indirectly, by playing their puppets in the government) . The locals only have to work 20 hours a week, in a job rotation program, giving them a lot of free time. The Chinese also left the local government structures in place, allowing elections and the monarchies to continue. Knowing that fighting the local traditions would only brew resentment and history showed Europeans were unconquerable in traditional warfare and invasions.
As time passed China found that leaving the freedoms of speech and other rights intact was the best way to control the population. The majority of people loved the Chinese because they did not have to work very much and were given a basic living wage by the government (about 20K a year). Those who tried to voice discontent with the domination by the Chinese were soon silenced by the young people who weer accustomed to having their lazy lifestyle. However to maintain their good reputation China did make the local governments turn over control of the press to China, though this is and was unknown to the public. The same was done for the school system, which was made to breed artists and other people who had no skills in leadership. In other words a boot camp for happy slaves to teach them how to follow orders and do basic math.
China rules Oslo in silence, dominating the government through economic strangleholds. Even though the government has remained unchanged for 300 years they are all at the mercy of their "economic ally" China. China's large expat community makes up 90% of the high end jobs and those who are not the best of the best are denied the scholarships needed to attend college and move above the living standard most Norwegians face. Many of those who live in Oslo either live in tiny flats in renovated buildings or the many "caravan parks" that are so popular among the young. By providing a minimum income of $20,000 a year for little work, instituted by the Norwegian parliament and funded by the many Chinese companies that make millions off of oil and other natural resources.
**Note global warming is considered active so the climate is more random and the city is now protected by a large dam that projects into the Fjord and the docks are located on the side of the dam the touches the sea**
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