The world in which we live is a far cry from that into which our great-grandparents were born. What was once a world held in an uneasy detente by the threat of annihilation, has now become a world at war. Nations seek to expand their power and influence, attempting to gain dominance over their neighbours, militarily, socially, or economically. Europe has coalesced into a super-state. The European Federation incorporates all of Western Europe and is now the world's richest and most powerful nation, exerting influence across ...