A World Most Pulpy
A Pulpy-Verse (some ideas stolen from GURPS "tales of the space patrol")
This is a world of High Adventure, where pulp adventure localities are as normal as New Jersey and often safer to visit. Currently the quarreling terrestrial governments are shakily united as allies against the menacing power of the Overlord of Jupiter, against which the earth governments fought a short but brutal war 2001-2003.
The world is dominated by the Five Great Powers: the USA, greatest of all, and its dependencies and economic partners in Latin America, Japan, and the Philippines; China, a capitalist dictatorship under the rule of the Insidious Doctor's great-great-grandson (with his ancient grandmother occasionally doing a bit of back-seat driving); the USSR, which nowadays has an informal alliance with the US against the common Yellow Menace: the Third Reich, which glares at the USSR across the "dead zone" left by the ultra-catalyst by which the Soviets ended the Six Years War, and breed like rabbits by