In 2044 the United States economy collapsed leading to widespread crime unemployment and job loss. The United States government, in order to deal with his economic crash, sold chunks of North American land to financial companies, other countries, and investment groups. In 2055 the United States government along with the government of California sold Alcatraz Island to an investment group in Singapore. This group also funded a massive seawall that protected San Francisco from sea level rise. The Singapore government preserves the Alcatraz prison. However, they also created an of artificial islands to provide housing and food resources. By 2100 the archipelago of Alcatraz with the trendy neighborhood that attracted tourists and residents from all across Asia experienced a major economic golden age in the 22nd century. The Alcatraz Archipelago expanded even further by 2120 and took over Angel Island. Eventually, by 2130 the city of San Francisco was sold to Singapore and in the territory of Singapore. The acquisition of San Francisco further to reach and the geographical area controlled by the country Singapore which by then was a world power. Eventually, by 2199 the archipelago of Alcatraz was the most trendy neighborhood in California and was home to a number of tech firms. Also by then the entire state of California and left the United States and became part of Singapore. This was extremely popular because most residents of California enjoy Singapore's more liberal approach to their respective cultural differences. By then the United States was very religiously conservative and minorities were repressed. In the end, the acquisition of San Francisco makes Singapore a very powerful economic force in North America.