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In 2011, Nelson Mandela and the South African Academy of Science, confident at their technologies, developed Project Rebirth, Zulu: Ukuzalwa kabusha kwephrojekthi, Xhosa: Ukuzalwa kwakhona kweprojekthi. Its goal was to remove radiation starting in Africa, then Europe. The problem of overpopulation led them to make this as the migrants where outnumbering the natives, and the crime wave was increasing.

Proposal (2010)

The AAW flag

The problem of population, numerous AAW attacks, the newly spreading ACOV (African Coronavirus), and the crime wave led to Project Rebirth. Jill Farrant, head of the Academy of Science, noticed the problems of Africa and began studying on repopulating the world. The funding of the government, reinforced by her knowledge on "resurrection plants" and molecular and cell biology, developed the GS-44, a gas that removes radiation from the air. By June 2011, the gas was ready to be used. The South African Government, asked for funding from the African Union and the project was funded. Africa began mass production and also developed the delivery process.

Europe (2011-2012)

A SAAE Systems Hawk, from the BAE counterpart in the Renegade Era.

The first use of the gas happened in Port Sudan as it was affected by radiation from Mecca. It was delivered by SAAE Systems Hawk via missile (February 28 2011). The test detonation worked, and the African Union approved its use on Europe. The first target was the area around Naples and Caserta, Italy. Before its detonation, the African Army set up a Radio Unit to recon in the Italian Coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea for any survivors. Riding in the AN-Mandela, They rode near Capri, Sorrento and Naples, radioing the whole time for survivors.

The AA-Mandela ridden by Radio Unit-Italy Coast I.

The Trouble in Ercolano

The walled town bears this war flag.

In 10:11 pm, Italy time, A boat deployed by the ship sighted a truck on a road. One crewmember let off
a flare which the truck sighted. A group of armed men quickly got off the truck and opened fire on the crewmembers, killing 2 out of 5 instantly. The remaining 3 retreated and reported the incident to the ship, which in turn reported it to Tunis 2nd Regiment, which was stationed near Carthage. The military decided to send the ship along the coast and attempt to make peace with survivors. The ship soon sighted a walled town in the ruins of Ercolano in 12:59 pm. The town was bearing an old Italian War Flag. The ship deployed 25 soldiers, an interpreter, and 4 crewmembers to man the boat. The group arrived on the coast 30 minutes later. A soldier said on the radio "Sesifikile ebhishi. Singafika mhlawumbe ngo-1300" (We have arrived at the beach. We can arrive about 1300.) In 1:23pm, the group arrived and talked for a while with the survivors. After 2 hours, the group still didn't return. The commander decided to deploy search and rescue units. By 4:00, the rescue units returned with 8 soldiers wounded. The soldiers said that the renegades were calling themselves the Roman Blackshirts. The military authorized the firing at the town. By April 2 2011, the bomb was dropped and southwest Italy was free from radiation. The incident taught the people a lesson not to be friendly with survivors.

Dates of detonation (Europe)

  1. The rest of Italy (April 9 2011) (4 bombs detonated)
  2. Greece and Turkey (April 29 2011) (5 bombs)
  3. Balkans (May 4-8 2011) (19 bombs)
  4. Iberian Peninsula, France, Ukraine, Poland (May 10-29 2011) (33 bombs)
  5. Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands (June 2011) (50 bombs)
  6. Scandinavia, United Kingdom, Iceland, Ireland (July-August 2011) (76 bombs)

Germany, Baltics were not cleared because the gas wasn't effective at 127 C/kg or higher.

Asia (2012-2013)

A group of Decontaminants in a desert.

With the production of Africa exhausted, Asia wasn't cleared until 2012. 2 bombs were dropped in Iraq, and the border between Yemen and Oman. USSR was the worst case in Asia as in Moscow, the radiation hit a whooping 276.96 C/kg, almost doubling the maximum radiation the GS-44 can handle. The Academy of Sciences soon developed the new GS-45 which could handle radiation at 199.34 C/kg, and also a new bomb that could deliver it wider, at 7km radius. The prototypes were dropped in Iran, Afghanistan, and India-Pakistan. The African Union soon authorized it to be used and manufactured on a massive scale. By October 2013, South Asia was cleared. Before attacking the islands of Southeast Asia, Africa plummeted to a new problem: war.

The African War of 2013

The war originated in Somalia when the well known pirates were discovered to sign a treaty with the AAW terrorists. Ethiopian and Kenyan troops were deployed to the area around Baacadweyn and Xamur which recon missions were carried out. The troops that were deployed roamed around oblivious that the terrorists were watching them. The troops were completly wiped out.