The Mideast Meltdown of 1997 was the name for a series of nuclear conflicts in the Middle East near the end of the 20th century. It occurred among the aftereffects of the Crash of '94 and in the midst of the Collapse, which saw the large-scale unraveling of Western civilization.[1]


The events of the 1997 Iran-Iraq War resulted in large losses for United States military assets in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia owing to a massive intelligence failure.[1]

Iran, Iraq, Libya, Chad, and the Arab Emirates were reduced to radioactive slag owing to a nuclear exchange.[2]

The resulting conflicts in the region would see oil prices skyrocket as world oil supply was cut in half.[2] Shortly after, the United States co-opted the entire island of Oahu "to ensure the security of Hawaii and the rest of the nation."[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Home of the Brave, Copyright 1992 R.Talsorian Games, Inc.
  2. 2.0 2.1 PONDSMITH, M. Cyberpunk 2020. 2nd ed. Berkeley CA; R.Talsorian Games, 1990.
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