It is year 2050. The Blockchain revolution is finally over. Cryptocurrencies are the primary mode of all economic activity and EOS has become the most valuable currency in the world. FIAT currencies have tumbled and the governments around the world have started to break down. The governments of all the countries have decided to sell their countries. This is their final chance to acquire some EOS, the only currency that matters after decades of denial. You have a chance to take over these countries for power and profit. When you buy a country, someone else can take it from you by paying 40% more than you paid for it and make you richer in EOS, the only currency that matters. Once you buy a country, you get to decide that country's policies.
For the ultra rich, trading countries became too mainstream. So, they decided to create a shadow market and trade continents and the world instead. This gave them the ultimate power over countries. The world and continent owners can override the policies set by the countries and also receive taxes on all trades on countries.