The Oil Commission has led mankind through the oil crisis into a new ear of world peace and unprecedented prosperity. China, the world's most populous nation, has isolated itself. China fears the outside world, not only because it cannot compete, but also because such openness would undermine the all-powerful Communist Party. |
Japan yearns to return to its days of glory, when Nippon ruled the Southeast Asia Coprosperity Sphere. Both Japan and China perceive that Russia is the enemy – the one country that is denying them their greatness. Only by destroying Russia can they regain their historic greatness.
Not since the Jihad of 2036 has the world faced such a crisis. Can World War IV be avoided? Can Mankind survive this ultimate threat to its very existence?
Lake Aral is an epic saga of consequences. The consequence of isolationism is distrust, which leads to war. The consequence of unchecked nationalism is war. The consequence of a politician's call for a return to traditional values is war. Only through cooperation can mankind survive. But, will Mankind learn this lesson in time