The Nuclear Apocalypse
the nuclear apocalypse; captured from The 100

In the year 2052, a sudden and devastating nuclear event resulted in the complete irradiation of the Earth. Countries around the world launched their warheads in an abrupt war that lasted a matter of hours. Its cause is unknown.

What is known is that it triggered the unification of the twelve space stations orbiting the now-unlivable Earth. These stations, formerly from the nations of Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, India, Japan, Russia, United Kingdom, United States, Uganda, and Venezuela, became a single habitat. There was a thirteenth station, but it was destroyed after refusing to comply with the unification orders.

Pooling resources and populations together, the twelve stations formed what is now known as The Ark, but can those who call it home survive long enough for the Earth to normalize and become livable again?

Continue on to read about the survivors' time in space.

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