Nicholas Barstan works for the Department of Public Safety, a department which arrests anyone considered to be a threat to national security to protect the people. However, when the chance comes for him to move to Canada, a protectorate of the United States, he jumps at it. Outside of the borders, he can pursue his real agenda – the overthrow of the government. Plans get unraveled when Nicholas is caught out and arrested. Eventually, he is rescued and moves his small group of followers to Toronto. His first goal is to capture Canada for himself and then to attack the United States. Before he can do this, though, the United States government places a force field around Canada in order to seclude what has become a dangerously unstable nation. It is behind the force field that Nicholas learns to lead and captures the heart of the Canadian people, and builds a large and dedicated army. After nearly six months of isolation, suffering through plague and famine, Nicholas manages to lift the force field. He is disgusted by the lack of public outcry from the rest of the world, and in a recorded message, declares that he will force the rest of the world to pay for their malicious ignorance, and goes on to prove it with an attack in Europe that kills thousands. It is only after this attack that Colonel Arkady Matazov, a counter-intelligence operative, becomes interested in Nicholas. Matazov, an ex-soldier once imprisoned by his government for political reasons, has plenty of reasons to hate his country. While Matazov has always wished that he could change the way his country is run, he has never acted on those beliefs. He finds himself admiring Nicholas, while he dedicates himself to hunting down and killing the man. He sends in several teams of men to capture Nicholas or any of his men; all are killed and their bodies are sent back to Matazov. Then Matazov receives a note from Nicholas, asking for a meeting. He knows that this will be his one chance to kill the man, if he can, but he finds himself wondering if that’s the right thing to do. Once in Canada, Nicholas takes Matazov into the countryside, hands him a gun, and explains everything he intends to do, and that he is nearly sure that Matazov feels the same, but if not, to get on with his job and kill him. After a moment of hesitation, Matazov kills Nicholas, and returns to Russia with his mission completed. After it becomes generally known that Nicholas is dead, the United States government finally feels safe. That is when Stephen Pearson, Nicholas’s second-in-command, announces that in retaliation for Nicholas’s death, he and his army will travel to Washington to receive the resignation of the entire United States government. He also adds that they have come into possession of nuclear weapons and if anyone tries to stop them on their way to Washington, they will be punished accordingly. He finishes with a message to the American people, telling them that it was only ever Nicholas’s wish to bring democracy back to the United States, and if they feel the same way, to rise up as he travels to Washington. Stephen Pearson and his force of ten thousand are met in Washington by the army and are massacred. The government issues a statement that the country is safe once more, and that now the people have nothing to fear.