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Ultra liberalism created high-powered monsters, even almighty. Their appetite could wolf down worlds, lives. Such chaos, these entities destroy as well as they create. It was in these terms that a blasť investigator could spoke to you about the corporations and others megacorporations.
During the period of the dark ages, the international legislation by granting to the companies the statute of "corporate body", and by considering them as such, allowed them the acquisition of many rights and to grow in a frightening manner. Profit, competition, entrepreneurship alienated the spirit until a furious madness. All started to be privatise, including some of there vital resources like drinking water.
Enough quickly, without really someone remembered how, the biggest companies, called megacorporations formed a consortium to gain power and influences . What was running very well.
The megacorporations wearied by the incompetence or the rigidity of the states, decided to be armed. And with the best equipment available. All began in the very unstable politically countries, especially the poor nations.
The second great step for the consortium was when that urban violence become unmanageable in the rich countries which was exceeded by the events, had to call upon the private armies of the different megacorporations to hold the role of police force.
What before was known of all but was still illegal, became legal following this event. The megacorporations has just acquired the right to found and maintain the private armies. Nevertheless this authorization was cancelled a few years later following the scandal of butcher's day, when that the Scrytech megacorporation repressed in blood a syndical manifestation. It was a massacre of several thousands of victims, an ideal occasion for the states to recover capacity by weakening the megacorporations, and thus the consortium. But in spite of this cancellation, much of megacorporations kept a private, but greatly reduced, army.