The Battle Of The Final War

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Polis. The name probably didn’t have quite the impact as its parent word “metropolis”, but the parent word was cumbersome and, as people are wont to do, prone to shortening. The parent word may have better-conveyed the city’s size and scope and industry…or maybe not. Perhaps that was why the word was changed over time: as the city grew and grew, the word “metropolis” seemed to become more and more inadequate. And “Mega City One” was just lame. In the aftermath of the Final War (as people called it, when referring to the conflict that gave rise to Polis), things changed. Gradually, at first, as those leaders that were perceived to have failed were replaced – sometimes violently – by people who genuinely seemed to care about the population’s needs and concerns. The country was slowly transformed, town by ruined town, city by devastated city, state by crippled state. Those who’d survived were often eager for a leadership that would give them the direction they wanted, that put the people first, that put the needs of society ahead of the needs of self. It was not socialism, as that was one of the driving forces that had led to the Final War in the first place; nor was it capitalism, as that had been another driving force of the War – instead, a curious blend of social-conservatism rose to fill the void, and it was embraced by the survivors. As months became years, and years became decades, things gradually changed. Those who’d begun the revival were elevated to positions of
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