State of the World, Macross Saga
The world of 2010-2020 is a hard world. 80% of the Earth population was annihilated in the Zentraedi "Rain of Death", and those who survived are struggling to rebuild thier former life. Cities were instantly vaporized, whole countries now look like the surface of the moon, blackened, burned and covered in craters. Large areas, marked as "wastelands" on the maps, are simply incapable of supporting life. They are blasted, barren, radioactive wastelands, with thousands of miles of ground fused into solid glass.