This work of fiction examines the possibility of sophisticated western European countries being legally overthrown by Islamic groups using the ballot box as the vehicle to achieve their goal. A well-organized migration of Islamic faithful to the United Kingdom ensures that with time, western Europe becomes part of the caliphate, which ultimately will control Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, and Iraq.
The United States gets drawn into the changing world order and, apart from giving sanctuary to United Kingdom interests, suddenly finds itself coping with change, the pressure for which comes from the states themselves.
Russia and China begin to emerge as major players, and as Russia rebuilds its empire, it takes advantage of the fiscal disarray in the United States and offers a substantial sum of money to purchase Alaska. A deal is done—Alaska rejoins the Russian Empire.
However, other states have been carefully watching the Alaska deal and now look at their own options.