“The acronym, when spelled out, as it rarely was in common parlance, stood for Designated Purge Zone. While the international community at large would not stand for the government actually starving their poorer populace to death, they had embraced the Designated Purge Zone program with enthusiasm as the perfect solution for the burgeoning population problem in the cities of the world. Apparently, a swift death was considered humane, whilst a slow starvation was not.”

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