The earth was dead.
What had once been prosperous countries filled with flourishing flora and fauna was now hard, radioactive rock. The seas - or, at least, what was left of them - were contaminated and undrinkable.
Nobody lived down there anymore.
Instead, humanity survived in the air - still in earth’s orbit, simply circling the once-beautiful planet on airships made of the remaining metals they had access to. Each airship represented a country, and each ‘country’ had different jobs - Canada, for example, was one of the airships in charge of agriculture and providing food for the people. Germany, on the other hand, was an industrial airship - it held all the technicians, the ones who fixed the airships if something went wrong.
Certain countries had been banished, or lost to unfortunate incidents. Nobody had seen Japan in a long while. Nobody had seen Russia for even longer.
Everybody knew what had forced them to come to this, but nobody was certain on whose fault it