During that decade, the Earth continent of Europe sees unrest among students while the "Neo-Trotskyists" have recently unseated the "Gaullists" from power. The unrest ceased tourism towards France; meanwhile, the Ireland on , is unified after over a century of violence.
By that decade, the American government created special Sanctuary Districts in most major cities to cope with poverty and unemployment, which eventually degenerated into inhumane internment camps. The Bell Riots of the mid-decade were one of the most violent civil disturbances in all of American history, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of Sanctuary District residents.
World War III followed shotly after over.
- By the early 2020s, there had been established a Sanctuary District in every major American city. (DS9: "Past Tense, Part I")