I found a bunch of notes and the first chapter of a small story i wrote a few years back. It was meant to be three, maybe four chapters and the basic storyline was that a small group of soldiers are sent to a remote mining station, light-years away from any sort of support and the mining station's crew have been killed by aliens. So it was pretty generic. One thing that made it different was that the British controlled the space empire. Basically (I didn't flesh it out too much in all honesty) After the end of WW1 the British took a large part of Germany for themselves, with the other parts of it either being French or British puppet state. A few years later the close tensions leads to a war in-between France and Britain, which the Brits win. There isn't a WW2, so there’s no A-bomb. Being as they now own most of Western Europe they go on the warpath more or less and attempt to grab all the former French colonies around the world, while at the same time annexing serveral smaller countries (One thing i was sure on was that the Netherlands becomes a Crown Dependency, I.E owned by the Royal Family) etc. etc. etc. Then at some point years on a Brit becomes the first man on the moon, ten years later, us Brits become the first country to have a manned moon base, again this goes on and on until the British Commonwealth owns the entire earth. That part isn't that important to the story line, but i wanted to have sort of a mix in-between 1984 and Star ship troopers, i could post a few lines from the story so you get the idea (Wasn't 100% I could do that) I was just wondering how i could help develop the idea that rebelling against the system will get you killed, but if you work for the glory of Her Majesty you'll be fine. All of this makes perfect sense to me, problem is, I’m not 100% sure it'll make sense to you guys!