Tomorrow Nights... as a not-unforeseen result of the Pax Corpus Treaty of 2012¸ most governments are now controlled¸ openly or clandestinely¸ by the United Corporate Council. The UCC¸ a union of huge multinational cartels that evolved from the old military-industrial complex¸ promised peace to a world still reeling from the limited nuclear exchange now known as the 13 Hour War. The Treaty outlawed open warfare¸ restricted weapons research¸ made mandatory military service illegal¸ and limited the possession of nuclear weapons to those of a defensive nature. To a global community that had just lost 30 million citizens¸ the Treaty seemed heaven-sent. It was approved unanimously by the United Nations in its last official session.