January 1st, 1946 – It is a brand new world. Four months ago, the Second World War came to an end. Much of Fruinia is still in ruins, even though the rebuilding process has already begun. While Archana has begun walling itself off from the western world, Gasmea is beginning to emerge as the world’s pre-eminent superpower.
Our story begins in Nassau, a large port city on the southern coast of Fruinia. Donald Gaul stands in the center of an empty husk of a factory. Prior to the war, this factory was the main hub of Gaul Refrigeration, Fruinia’s largest refrigerator manufacturer.
At the start of the war, the factory was taken over by the government and used to produce tanks for the Fruinian war effort. Miraculously, the factory was not destroyed during the Gasmean bombings. Now that there is no longer a Fruinian war effort to supply tanks for, the factory sits idle.
Mr. Gaul had made his fortune in refrigeration but being a savvy business man, he has set his sights on much larger things. He has decided to enter the automotive industry and has decided to convert the machines used to manufacture tanks to manufacture cars.
While workers are busy converting the factory, Donald sits in his office, pouring over economic graphs and sales numbers for the Fruinian automotive market.
After a dip during the war, the world’s three major economies are beginning to rebound. Donald knows that in order to take over the automotive world, he’ll need to start in Fruinia. And to do that, he wants to hit right in the heart of the market. His company’s first new car will be a small family sedan.
His second decision is to name his new company after the city he was born in, the city he’s made his billions in, and the city he loves. His new company will be the Nassau Motor Company.
This will be the story of the Nassau Motor Company.