The second American Revolution allowed each state to become their own individual Republic. Population and infrastructure decided the size of each Republic’s military. This left some Republics with a weakened military force. The SWARM is a group of elite military mercenaries run by powerful corporations. When smaller Republics are threatened with invasion, The SWARM can be called to protect their borders. Using The SWARM for protection also comes with a price. The corporations employing The SWARM gain a controlling percentage in the Republics infrastructure.