Welcome to the Zombie Squadron website.
Think Zombies don't exist? There have actually been three recorded Zombie Outbreaks in the U.S. The first was in Vicksburg Mississippi in 1863 during the civil war. The second was in Honolulu Hawaii in 1890 during the reign of Queen Lili'uokalani. The disease spread from the Chinese labor working the sugar fields. The last was in Key West Florida in 1935 after a Category 5 hurricane.
So it should come as no surprise that zombie outbreaks often happen in the wake of natural disasters. Combine disasters with warm climates and you truly have a recipe for a major outbreak.
Zombies also represent widespread annihalation in the form of plague-like sickness. The implications here are basically the same as they are with nuclear apocalypse, but on a more personal and intimate level. Zombies multiply by infecting their victims through the mixing of bodily fluids (saliva, etc.). When a person is attacked by a zombie, that person, in a process similar to that enacted by vampires, becomes a member of the "undead."
War never changes. The Romans waged war to gather slaves and wealth. Spain built an empire from its lust for gold and territory. Hitler shaped a battered Germany into an economic superpower. But war never changes. Right now, in the 21st century, war is still waged over the resources that can be acquired. Only this time, the spoils of war are also its weapons, namely petroleum and uranium. For these resources, China could potentially invade Alaska, the US could annex Canada, and the European Commonwealth might dissolve into quarreling, bickering nation-states, bent on controlling the last remaining resources on Earth. Does any of this sound familiar? Do not let it surprise you that World War III or Cival War II can and most likley will occur. In two hours most of the planet can be reduced to smoking, radioactive cinders. And from the ashes of nuclear devastation, a new civilization would struggle to arise.
The post-apocalyptic world is quite different from the world as we know it. First of all, it would no longer belong to the human race. The world would become a dangerous place for the unprepared traveler. The reasons can range from harsh environmental conditions (radiation, extreme temperatures, lack of food sources or poisonous gasses in the atmosphere) to mutated flora and fauna, but in the end, it doesn't really matter. In such conditions, people tend to gather round those who can shelter and protect them. In a world of limited resources, those in power wouldn't hesitate to turn their people to surfs and form a regime where might is right, much like the nobles of the dark ages. In such a world, terms like equality, compassion and even morality would become distant memories from a world long gone, and maybe, just maybe, a hope for a better future.