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Ashes to Ashes: East

Nuclear War Aftermath

About this Committee

The world as we knew it began to end on December 29th, 2028, when the People’s Republic of China invaded Taiwan. In response, an emergency peace conference was held in Moscow attended by all major international powers—which ended when Moscow was destroyed by a nuclear bomb. Fueled by retaliation, members of NATO and Chinese allies launched the world into a short but deadly nuclear war, resulting in the collapse of almost all major cities of the Western and Eastern world. Six weeks after the attack on Moscow, survivors have begun to reorganize, forming local governments and new leadership out of the rubble. Yet there is still much work to be done. Hundreds of millions of desperate refugees have fled to all corners of the world. Famine, caused by the collapse of the American food crop and the onset of nuclear winter, is now fast approaching. And due to the loss of modern infrastructure and technology, half of the world has been cut off from each other. Today is April 11, 2029, and leaders from what was once the Middle East and Southeast Asia have gathered to rebuild society and plan for the crises that lie ahead. Peace and political rights are no longer the issues of the day. Now states must worry about life and death. And what wouldn’t a nation do to provide for its starving people? What wouldn’t those starving do? Sometimes, not everyone can win—and sometimes nobody wins. The die is cast: what will you make out of dust and ashes?

Gabriel Bolanos
Crisis Director

© 2023 Houston Area Model United Nations

Samah Haidar
Crisis Chair
Nithya Shenoy
Vice Chair
Bryan Armbruster
Michelle Oyoo Abiero
Crisis Staffer
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