Year Zero World Facts
This page is for everyone to fill in solid facts about the world of Year Zero. Please source any information for any facts added (unless it is common knowledge, aka the sky is blue). Please also don't add facts that pertain to individuals only, such as: Such and such died, this guy died, she said this on this day. We want solid worldly information that affects year zero as a whole (major players like the president or other head figures could be facts)
Instances of Control
- A government organization called: The US Bureau of Morality. It retains control over most aspects of citizens lives, and in itself has other subsections, one being Child and Family Services another dealing with "Citizen Points". 
- People aren't allowed to just have children. Courses must be taken before regular contact with a child is allowed. 
- It is hard to find any kind of birth control, though some is sold on the black market. Abortion is illegal. 
- People now have "Citizen Points" calculated against a standard for your age, medical condition, genonic index and expected social integration. If a persons Citizen Points drop below 1000 they will find access to several services revoked including credit and hospitalization privlages, and find it harder to get promotions.   
- People now have Child-rearing scores. These scores determine your capability as a parent. 
- Nerochips are put into people on their right wrist, presumably everyone since even celebrities and heads of state have them. They've also been around for a while since the chips have reached a fifth version at least. 
- Citizens are encouraged to inform the government of subversive activities or thoughts by other people. Much like "1984". Subversive youths are regularly sent to boot camp. Subversives are "disappeared" to Exterminal in Guam. 
- There are internet access controls placed in China, leading to underground illegal net cafes. Not entirely known if the U.S. has placed these types of controls on it's citizens. 
Quantum Computing Experiments
A group of researchers in an organization named Secure Broadcast Informatics has obtained a government grant to preform Quantum Mechanics experiments for data transmission, encryption, authentication and verification. 
This organization doubles as another organization, Solutions Backwards Initiative, which is dedicated to fixing the modern day (2022/Year Zero) by informing the past of the attrocities they are witness to daily. The group used their experiments in Quantum Mechanics to transmit a large ammount of data through time to 2007 in "Pilgrim Streams" which usually consist of websites including video and music. 
The world governments in Year Zero are highly religious and as such many major works in several media has been banned due to content that for whatever reason is deemed inapproprate and subversive. Solutions Backards Initative sent back a large selection of the banned media catalogue which is found scrambled in the background and images of the websites. The Year Zero album is one of the selected media which was sent.
The "Pilgrim Streams" are normally organized with a hidden number. All the numbers so far have been in the format "24.x.y". While several theories have been posited as to their significance, no definite conclusion on their meaning has been reached.
- The 'Red Tide' has been greatly affecting areas of the U.S. it never has before (as far north as Boston), due to global warming. This phenomenon is called an algal bloom, it causes the water to become infested with algae turning it different colors (in the World of Year Zero so far it has been red). This kills all aquatic life and causes the water to stink and become toxic. 
- Endangered species are now hunted for sport and for the title of 'Omega Man'. An Omega Man referrers to someone who has killed the last of a species. Currently as of Feb 10th, there is an Omega Man advertisement for the Black Bear. Species known to have been killed by clients of the Omega Man association are: the lynx, the snow leopard, and the orangutan. 
- According to the statements made by Angry Sniper, baseball is able to be played in February. In present day this couldn't happen because it would be too cold, leading to the conclusion that global warming has heated up one of the coldest months of the year to the point where baseball can be enjoyed outside. You can infer a lot from the recording, but there is already an excellent article made about this explaining it in full here, thanks to Ledgekindred.
- The climate has become so unseasonably hot that spring break can be held in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Florida is most likely swamped with heat and Miami is quickly becoming water logged. 
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Erosion of Rights
- People aren't allowed to gather in excess of 20, violating the First Amendment. 
- Separation of Church and State is a thing of the past, Government organizations now freely talk about God and God's will in justification of their actions. 
Attacks and Wars
- The U.S. has already finished conquering Iraq and has moved onto and completed conquering Iran and other places. 
- The 105th did many tours of various places in the middle east: "Since then, the 105th has seen rotos in Yemen, Chad, Kashmir, former-Iran, post-Iran and Turkey." 
- The 105th were all killed in a nuclear attack, the location is unknown. 
- In 2009 Los Angeles was attacked by the dirty bombs. 
- There was another terror attack in 2019, somewhere in the North East. (referring to the written part at the bottom, not the article). Also there was an attack in Seattle. 
- Detroit, St. Louis, and New Orleans are abandoned. Reasons unknown at the moment, but most likely from terrorist attacks much like the ones at Los Angeles. 
- Iran is pretty much a waste land, 'ice patrol duty' is actually a reference to the sand turned to glass from nuclear bombs. The very north area of Iran is the only area that seems to retained any normalcy. 
- China is the U.S.' most aggressive ally in fighting Muslim extremists in Mongolia and Indonesia, etc. 
After the 2009 attacks on Los Angeles and Anaheim (another city in California), the Government issued Parepin into the drinking water of Orlando, Florida. It was meant to protect against biological attacks by bootstrapping the immune system. But information on iamtryingtobelieve.com has stated that parepin is meant to change seritonin and dopamine levels to keep people sedated and easy to manipulate.
See Parepin for more information.
Opal's official name is hycephamitamyn. It has replaced Cocaine as the lead drug in America, this is due to global warming in that coca leaves rot before they can be dried and processed. Since the replacement of Cocaine with Opal, Cocaine is no longer needed causing economic strife in South American countries. Opal is manufactured by the Cedocore company, the company that made Parepin.
See Opal for more information.
The Presence is a ghostly arm reaching down from the sky. It was initially thought to be drug-related hallucination, but this was debunked by people who claim to have seen or been affected by The Presence, but who are not under the effects of Opal or Parepin.   It has been suggested, however, that use of Opal or Parepin may intensify or increase the frequency of these encounters. People who have been affected by The Presence have described feelings of intense fear, insignificance, astonishment, and forgetfulness.
See The Presence for more information.
- Certain animals, namely Presa Canarios, pit bulls, Dobermans, and German Shepherds have become illegal to own. They are now only government bred and owned, and are often mistreated.