In Australia from the early 2020s onward there was growing discord. Wages stagnated and housing prices went up, and up. Conservative parties discovered the power of just throwing money at voters, especially older voters. It worked and kept working. Leaving a younger workforce carrying all the burden. The tyranny of the majority: what happens when the workforce is a minority in a democracy? Bad things, really bad things. All of a sudden late in the decade it fractured completely. Noah, Jack and Ruby take charge of the new south. Dividing the country between conservative governments in the north with the new progressive government in Victoria. With strong international backing they swiftly take power. But how will they survive against the forces of the north? How can this fragile republic stand?