With the dissolution of NATO back in 2113, the Russian Federation began simultaneous assaults upon Bulgaria and Ukraine.
General Zharkarov’s army advanced upon Plovdiv, Bulgaria…but the city was missing. Days later, aircraft found it, 40 miles distant. They advanced again only to arrive and…the city was missing again.
Four disappearances later, security teams brought Kazimir to Zharkarov.
“It’s nanotechnology,” explained Kazimir. He held up a vial. “All of Plovdiv, including people, is recorded right here. It can be reconstituted within a day. NATO gave the tech to us and said we didn’t need their protection anymore.”
“Impossible!” growled Zharkarov.
Kazimir grinned, “A demonstration is in order.” He keyed codes into his cell phone. The vial burst open. Soon they stood atop a building overlooking a growing city.
“A tactical error!” crowed Zharkarov. “Now my Army can capture your city.”
Kazimir smiled. “What Army? The materials to reconstitute the city were your army!”
Written for What Pegman Saw: https://whatpegmansaw.com/2017/10/21/bulgaria/
NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of nations formed to oppose the Warsaw Pact nations of the old USSR. Though the USSR broke up, NATO remains until now. Bulgaria is a member of NATO.