The New World Essay

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The New World
As the dust clears, a horrible landscape shows itself to anyone who is still alive to see it. World War III has ended only to leave in it's wake the bleak carnage and destruction of hundreds of nuclear weapons. The planet lay riddled with huge craters full of the remnants of our civilization. In all directions as far as the eye could see, huge piles of rubble and masonry mixed with the human dead. All around, nothing can be heard but the silence of an empty world. The crackling fires and collapsing buildings make the silence more ominous than the voice of Satan himself. Has the world finally come to total annihilation? Has all human life ceased to exist? How could something like this…Wait?! What is that? Could it be? Yes, out of the low floating dust cloud, through the smoke of the fires, over the wreckage of once busy cities, man lives!
Around the world, survivors began to gather in small groups. Just the sight of another live person was enough to give each one hope. By way of underground telecommunications, it was discovered that there were exactly one hundred survivors sparsely scattered throughout the world. Upon finding the few remaining aircraft and sea vessels, all one hundred survivors were able to gather at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It was decided that life could not continue to exist on Earth. There were little to no natural resources left and all animal life had ceased to exist. While the survivors were trying to decide what to do, someone noticed twelve people who had not been there before. As the newcomers were being questioned, someone recognized them. They were people who had died years ago, famous people. Somehow, the surge of the nuclear war had brought these people back from the dead. The one hundred survivors had come up with eight leadership positions. From these twelve people from history, only eight will be given the chance to be leaders in the New World.
The role of President was the most important. Without a good leader, the project of starting the New World would be impossible. After hours of careful consideration, the presidential role was given to Sitting Bull. The survivors chose Sitting Bull for this position because of the dedication he had always shown to his people. In the past, one of Sitting Bull's biggest concerns was to make sure his people had food and shelter, even during wars and harsh weather (Josephy 98). He made any allowances needed to get these resources, even if it meant making personal sacrifices (Josephy 98). Because Sitting Bull looked out for the well being of his people, he was the one that people came to for advice, even though he was not the chief (Josephy 99). He had the trust and respect of everyone in his village. Even chiefs in surrounding villages knew him by name. In the New World of the survivors, a leader would need to be someone like this who could be trusted and looked up to. Also, when the Indians went to war, he would not let...

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