Twenty First century Earth’s economy was linked in far more powerful ways than most people realized. Chinese banks owned property in America, Russian gangs defrauded European banks, and the carefully horded remains of century-old Nazi fortunes drove the South American economic revival. Iranian oil money funded terrorist organizations around the world, and Mexican drug lords built mansions filled with art collections from around the world that the Roman Emperors would have been envious of. Money went back and forth and around and around in ways that were almost impossible to track. And the trade treaties between nations linked them all into that cycle with unbreakable bonds.