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The New World Essay, Research Paper 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 the soldiers take his land. He was the only leader of the Indians who would not surrender to these soldiers (Josephy 101). This was a brave thing to

do then because the soldiers could easily have just shot and killed him. These qualities are what makes Sitting Bull the best man for the role of President in the New World. The role of Vice President is the next in line of importance. A good Vice President is needed to handle things while the president is away or be there to take over his duties if he dies. For this job, the survivors chose Harriet Tubman. Harriet Tubman was chosen for this position because of her strong heart and bravery. She led many of her fellow slaves to freedom (Epstein 97). Because she led so many people to freedom, she became known as the “Moses of her people”, after the Bible story where Moses led his people through the Red Sea (Epstein 119). Later in life, Harriet Tubman became associated with the