The result was Panem, a shining Capitol ringed by thirteen districts, which brought peace and prosperity to its citizens.
After North America was ravaged by natural disasters, droughts, storms and fires, the surrounding seas began rising, covering most of the coastal lands. A vicious war began over the remaining land and its remaining sustenance.
Out of the war came the nation of Panem. The ruling city, the Capitol, was built most likely on the western side of what was once the Rocky Mountain range. Panem was supposed to bring peace and prosperity to its citizens, but it wasn’t perfect.
Unhappiness amongst the districts brought about the Dark Days, an uprising of the districts against the Capitol. Because of the natural barrier the mountains created between the Capitol and the eastern districts, it forced the districts to scale the mountains, making them easy targets for the Capitol’s air forces. When the end of the Dark Days came, twelve of the districts were defeated, but the thirteenth was completely obliterated.
After the Dark Days, the Treaty of Treason was put into place. This gave Panem new laws to guarantee peace, and as part of the Treaty of Treason the Hunger Games was created. This is a yearly reminder to the districts that the Dark Days must never be repeated.
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