In 2016 was founded in Bolivia the PIE, a political party that supports independence of a territory which was later called El Tanika. In 2042 El Tanika, along with Rothonda and two more countries, allied in the "Quadruple Alliance". In 2043 the Quadruple Alliance versus other countries started World War III, which lasted 10 years. Humanity eventually turned over a new leaf when a few courageous people began to realize that they could make a difference. The war culminated circa 2053, when several of Earth's governments met in San Francisco to declare a cease-fire, effectively ending the war. As a result of this world war, like the two before it, whole generations were nearly wiped out. The subsequent use of nuclear weapons engulfed Earth with an immense dust cloud, resulting in numerous nuclear winters. When it was over, Earth's atmosphere was irradiated with a detectably heightened amount of radioactive isotopes. But El Tanika remained impoverished.