During the Sino-American War in the 2060s, Philadelphia experienced a huge boost to its tourism industry. American pride was rampant in the early years of the war, and as a result, many people came to visit Independence Hall and see the Liberty Bell. Both of these attractions were run by the "The American Experience Project", a government-funded program to educate the American people about their nation's.
However, the city was not as peaceful as many people would have suspected. There was much Military involvement in the protection of such areas as the Philadelphia Courthouse and Liberty Bell, two of America's many prized possesions. SAM turrents, robots, and National Guard units guarded these areas with extreme caution so that any Fifth Columnists or Communist infiltrators could not attack these public areas.
During the American tricentennial in 2076 and the Anchorage Reclamation in 2077, the number of tourists in Philadelphia had reached an all time high, culminating during the Fourth of July celebrations of 2076. The Philadelphia fireworks show was the largest in the nation, using almost a thousand different types of fireworks during the celebrations. The local government and businesses believed they would be swimming in a pool of gold by 2080's, but unfortunately, the Great War ended all of those dreams in a nuclear holocaust.
The Great WarEdit
When the Great War occured on October 23, 2077; many of the people in Philadelphia would die from the initial blasts and radiation of the bombs. As the bombs dropped over the city streets of Philadelphia, thousands of people struggled into the dozens of Fallout Shelters scattered around the city, ones that were only capable of holding a few hundred people.
After the WarEdit
It would take at least five years before communities began to form in the Philadelphia area, since most