In the late 1980s, as the Soviet Union‘s economic and political decline puts it in danger of losing the Cold War, the Soviet leadership makes a desperate gamble to rearrange the global balance of power. Four huge thermonuclear weapons are exploded in the stratosphere over the United States. No material destruction appears to happen, however the electromagnetic pulse (or EMP) of these weapons destroys the nation’s military and commercial communications and computer systems, electrical grid, and, indeed, any piece of equipment that relies on computer technology, such as most late-model automobiles. With America’s ICBMs inoperative, and the National Command Authority unable to contact U.S. military forces abroad to counterattack, America is forced to accept Soviet terms for surrender: unilateral disarmament, the destruction of the dollar, and integration into the Soviet-led military/economic bloc. The United States quickly falls under Soviet military occupation – and the President of the United States and United States Congress become figureheads for their Soviet overseers.
The Russians relied on school teachers to help govern the conquered Americans in the smaller cities, for many of those educating the nations children already had Marxists sympathies. Looking at what is going on in Wisconsin, it’s obvious that nothing has changed.
What was it Orwell said in Animal Farm?