The Nations United rule the future and use the force of committees to govern. Self is done away with. There is no self-determination, no self-expression, and no self-responsibility. Be average is the mantra of the day. Do only enough to not be noticed.
Two populations centers run the length of both the east and the west coasts. The center of what was once the United States is mostly abandoned and referred to as the Zone. Undesirables and the forgotten are all that inhabit the Zone.
Three young men find, buried in rubble, lessons from the past and with these lessons strive to reawaken the world.