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Although Cape Girardeau was not a target during the attacks it suffered like the rest of the United States in the ensuing chaos. Many factions fought for control of Cape Girardeau after the state government collapsed. After a bloody power struggle the locally famous Limbaugh family of lawyers and judges took power.
On July Fourth 1984 Cape Girardeau declared their independence as a placeholder for the United States until contact could be restored. They followed the Constitution of the old United States line by line. The necessities of life were the Girardians first goal (Food, water, medical supplies) with electricity cut shortly after the vents of Doomsday the people were forced to revert to a 19th century style of living. Throughout the remaining years of the 1980's and the 1990's to main goal was simply to survive and to fend off threats from raiders. It wasn't until 1999 that power was finally restored but only on a limited basis. It was not until 2008 that every household had electricity.
Southeast Missouri State University
Southeast Missouri State University is the cornerstone on which Cape Girardeau is built. Not only does it serve as the primary source of education for the populous but also where the government is located. It also houses the countries only radio tower that was only recently made operational.