The Caroline Islands are dominated by two political entities. Occupied Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia. Officially registered as a single State for representation in the United States of America, the Federated States are one of America’s primary front lines with Red China. They are heavily militarized, and the southern tip of America’s Great Pacific Firewall is planted firmly in the Caroline Islands. It is primarily built on the small coral atolls that dominate the area, spread across hundreds of kilometers to keep individual security failures from crashing the entire network. Whenever Chinese hackers break the systems on one atoll, it is dropped from the firewall, burned with extreme prejudice, and a new, fresh firewall section is flown or shipped in to replace it. Individual atolls, or even entire atoll chains, may be compromised on any given day or hour, but the Great Pacific Firewall as a whole continues to shield America from the truly massive number of cyber attacks it receives each day without collapsing.