The Union of Free Zones is a polity with territories across the globe. It is dedicated to the spread of unintruded commerce and the operation of economics with minimal government intrusion.
In 2019, the southern Special Economic Zones declared their independence from the PRC. After a bloody liberation conflict, the new Union of Free Zones emerged as the number one exporter in the world, and began renegotiating many of the Free Zone deals the PRC had with numerous countries across the globe. The business elite in these parts of the world began hiring militias to aid them in securing their interests amidst violent civil wars where they worked and often declared their allegiance not to the host country but to the UEZ, petitioning for membership. The UEZ quickly grew into a transcontinental business empire dedicated to the extraction of resources, the construction of infrastructure, and the driving of manufacturing back in South China.