During Germany’s worst winter in history, a large nuclear waste storage facility mysteriously suffers catastrophic damage, releasing harmful radiation into the atmosphere.
Contamination camps are quickly erected to re-house those affected by the disaster.
This is exacerbated further by refugees trickling in across the border from Ukraine and Poland – displaced by growing civil unrest.
Coincidently, at the same time as the disaster, the newly formed New Eastern Block Alliance, an Eastern powerhouse economy, comprising Russia and its former soviet allies, moves its armed forces into Poland.
In an unprecedented move, the United Nations orders a United Kingdom Peacekeeping Force to aid the battered country.
Over the coming months, there are conflicting stories of localised atrocities – both the NEB and UKPF point the finger at each other.
The country’s politicians are in stalemate, with one half supporting the UN appointed Peacekeepers and the other half supporting the NEB troops.
Meanwhile, in the subsequent investigation into the nuclear disaster, authorities discover the damage to the storage facility was no accident and was caused by an act of terrorism.
Borders are crumbling.
Civil unrest is rife.
Shots ring out in empty streets.