Forced Migration                              

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The Forced Migration, which occurred in late 2050 and resulted from the financial crisis of 2049, resulted in the relocation of the global population into zones or Regions based on an individual’s annual income.  In effect a land-redistribution program, the Forced Migration allowed for the equalization of fiscal and land assets.  Since one percent of the population controlled 80% of the fiscal assets, it was only logical that they should also control 80% of the land.  Two Regions were created:  Urban Regions and Sub-Urban Regions.  In addition to the Two Regions, a select number of Areas were created to serve the Two Regions, though since inter-region travel is prohibited for inhabitants of Sub-Urban and Rural Regions, Areas, except in rare instances, generally only serve the needs of Urban Region residents.  These Areas include Designated Educational Areas, Designated Relaxation Areas, Designated CulturalDevelopment Areas, and Designated Rural Region Areas.  Resulting in a population distribution structure modeled in theory on that of the honey bee hive, the Forced Migration was motivated by the premise that living standards should have physical boundaries in order to ensure the survival of the human species.  Though after the Forced Migration some do not live in the same conditions as others, all can live, which is possible only because there are mechanisms in place to tend and service those who require the most resources. The unique structure of OneMarket government ensures continued world economic growth while simultaneously managing and rationing physical, natural, and intellectual resources that could either mitigate or disrupt that growth.