International relations are strained. An interdependent global economy, international efforts to combat worldwide terrorism, and the common pursuit of civil rights forces a re-evaluation of the United Nations and NATO's role in world affairs. Backed by international business interests, diplomats from the European Union and Russia call for a restructuring of the United Nations charter supporting greater central authority to legislate and enforce international law.
Fueled by a distaste for fronting the majority of the world’s military police actions and by the need to invigorate a long stagnant economy by reducing international trade restrictions, in 2015 the United States begins to embrace the New Internationalist Movement. US President Amanda Stimson negotiates with European and Russian officials to develop a central United Nations government based on democratic principles. NATO becomes the military arm of the UN to enforce Security Council resolutions. The US Congress ratifies the Stimson Act which grants the United Nations legislative authority over international law, control over trade tariffs, and the right to mobilize an international military force when authorized by the Security Council. Other nations follow suit and the New United Nations is born.