Plot of Train to Khaiwoon
(The film is based on a chapter in World War Z)
Former AN worker Tatjun Bahap is travelling with his wife and daughter to Khaiwoon to visit his parents there. They board the GoHSR train at Pohalashee Grand. As the train departs, a convulsing young woman boards the train with a bite wound on her leg. She soon turns into a zombie and attacks a train attendant, who then turns into a zombie. The virus quickly spreads throughout the train, while the uninfected escape onto another car. Later, the passengers received news broadcasts of a zombie epidemic spreading throughout the nation, and the train was forced to skip several stations until Lenox, which was said to be uninfected. However, the surviving passengers find the city and station also overrun, and they hastily retreat back to the train, splitting up into different train cars in the chaos. The conductor restarts the train to head to Khaiwoon, where a quarantine zone has reportedly been established successfully.
A blocked track at Marapura forces the survivors to stop and search for another train or continue the rest of the journey on foot.
Alternate history after World War II
After the Allies victory in the world war, however, in the US, then president Harry S. Truman was assassinated by unknown assailants. The blacks were accused of the assassination and US fell into civil war, resulting in its disintegration into smaller states. Meanwhile, the UK, with its strong military-industrial might, still remains strong, but the UK government was overthrown in a revolution, killing the British Royal Family, and the UK became under a totalitarian government under the principle of 'English Socialism'. Meanwhile, the Soviet Union still remains strong and formed communist governments throughout eastern Europe and Asia. In 1952, North Korea, with the help of USSR, manages to reunify Korea under communist rule, due to little UN and US intervention and some support from China. Meanwhile, as China does not need to defend itself to push the UN forces, Mao Zedong manages to invade Taiwan and defeat the KMT, and took over Hong Kong and Macau, effectively reunifying all of China under communism as well. China emerges as another communist superpower and then proceeds to help communist parties in Southeast Asia to gain power as well, notably helping communist Vietnamese to overthrow the weak and ineffective Vietnamese government earlier in 1964. Meanwhile, communist Korea manages to invade and take over major parts of Japan as well. The People's Union of Korea and Japan was proclaimed in 1966. The communist governments of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam unified to form the Democratic People's Republic of Indochina in 1967.
The UK tried to form a military treaty with the Soviet Union, but talks between UK and USSR failed over disagreements with each other over socialism and communism, forming a cold war and started to compete in terms of economic might. Germany remained split and spitted between the two sides. The UK was then allied with the People's Republic of China and People's Union of Korea and Japan in 1959, when China and Korea heavily disagreed with Khrushchev's destalinisation. The UK granted independence to its colonies in Southeast Asia, which are swiftly taken over by communists/pro-socialists backed by the UK. Indonesian president Sukarno resigned in 1967, but Suharto was killed by communists which later dominated the Indonesian government, allying itself, however, to the Soviet Union instead of China or the UK. The protests in Thailand toppled the Thai royal government and merged with the Democratic People's Republic of Indochina in 1971. Meanwhile, the Soviet Union launched invasions into the US states and managed to occupy a portion of western US and Alaska, while the UK, in retaliation, launched troops onto the eastern US and formed a puppet government known as the United Atlantic States under socialism.
In 1974, the UK invades France, the Iberian peninsula and Northern Africa. The UK takes over all of French colonies and also conquered Brazil and Argentina. Meanwhile, Cuba has been under the Castro government, which conquers the Caribbean islets and the northern part of South America. It intended to remain neutral, but gets closer to the USSR and allowed the deployment of USSR missiles in Cuba, prompting a missile crisis in the Caribbean after military confrontations with UK troops. The crisis was resolved quickly thanks to diplomacy. The USSR takes over Chile with the help of Cuba. With Soviet bases in Indonesia, it attempts to conquer a part of Australia which is under UK control. Australia remains disputed between today's Indonesia and the UK government.
Western Europe, meanwhile, decided to stay neutral on the cold war between UK and USSR, and formed the European Union, which later grew into the United Nations, in charge of settling disputes between the UK and USSR. In the 2000s, due to poor economic conditions in the Soviet Union, the USSR disintegrated, but its allies remain supportive of each other. UK and China, however, were split over security issues, though relations remained considerably warm. Indonesia, without support from the USSR, also fell into anarchy, and became split between a democratic government and a China-backed communist government. However, the collapsed of the Indonesian economy also affected other nations in Southeast Asia as well, prompting protests in Southeast Asia. Revolutions later broke out in several nations such as Malaysia, Thailand, Burma and Malaysia. These nations then formed the United Southeast Asia States (USEAS), rivalling the communist Democratic People's Republic of Indochina.
Setting of 2181
Sometime at the beginning of the 22nd century, the world was engaged in a nuclear war which causes mass destruction throughout the world. It is believed the war was waged over the diminishing amount of natural resources, due to global warming and natural disasters. After the war, three different governments emerged, controlling different parts of what was left of the world. A highly capitalist and economic government took control Archanta, which is believed to have originated from Commonian (or more specifically the Commonian Confederation) and the Federal States. In West Uletha another superstate emerged, ruled under a totalitarian socialist government which is believed to have originated from Antigo. A theocratic government emerged a few decades afterwards which occupied much of the Axian peninsula and East Uletha.
The three superstates wage perpetual war for the remaining unconquered lands of the world (i.e. the western continents and the Tarephias) through constantly shifting alliances. Although each of the three states are said to have sufficient natural resources and there are virtually no resources left in fact in these continents to fight over, the war continues in order to maintain ideological control over the people.
Seboria (Seborian: Себоря), officially the United People's Confederation of the Socialist Seborian States, is a country in Central Uletha. It is a one-party state, governed by the Seborian Communist Party since the Communist revolution in the early years of the 20th century.