1914 June 28th, Franz Ferdinand dies from food poisoning while attending the German princess’ birthday party. The cook, a native Frenchmen, is blamed and accused of being an assassin. Austria-Hungary declares war on France. Due to a web of protection treaties, most of Europe is thrown into the conflict. The world that results from 20 years of perpetual bloodshed is thin and skeptical, but resilient. By the dawn of the new millennium, a united Europe has almost achieved what eluded France in the war to end all wars; one world without borders.