Millions of people died building the new golden age. And we started it on the backs of atomic explosions so horrific that no one would use them for the rest of the century. Most of us came home after that, though many stayed in Europe and Japan to build the new peace. The Pax Americana had begun and even through Iron and Bamboo Curtains humanity would seek union for the next century. I sometimes wonder what we would be now if we had succeeded.