Command & Conquer
3: Tiberium Wars: GDI and Nod have been fighting over control of
Tiberium – a mysterious alien element that is slowly consuming the
planet – and the fate of humanity and Earth itself. This is GDI's
GDI started as a secret military alliance of G8 nations--a
treaty organization formed to contain tiberium, reverse its
spread, and fight the sinister Brotherhood of Nod, a terrorist
organization that believed the otherworldly substance to be
beneficial to mankind. Over time, power and sovereignty have
been gradually ceded to GDI and the national identities of the
participating countries have faded. In 2047, that process has
reached its final stages: While technically there are still
individual member nations, the reality is that GDI has become a
unified political and military superstate. GDI is what might
result if the G8 countries, the permanent members of the United
Nations Security Council, and the member states of NATO became a
GDI controls the only areas of the Earth that have not been
significantly compromised by tiberium infestation. The
crystalline alien substance is slowly consuming the rest of the
planet, causing an environmental cataclysm that has made 30
percent of the Earth uninhabitable and another 50 percent of the
Earth's surface exceedingly unfriendly to civilization. GDI's
home territories are known as "blue zones" since they are mostly
clear of tiberium and have been relatively untouched by war (in
contrast to the ecologically ravaged and war-torn "yellow zones"
and the tiberium-infested hellscapes designated as "red zones").
In 2047, GDI keeps the blue zones peaceful while making periodic
forays into the yellow zones to contain the spread of tiberium,
repair the environment, and improve the quality of life for the
inhabitants there. For all its good intentions, GDI still
struggles with the complexity of its own bureaucracy, as well as
conflicting viewpoints on tiberium. Some within GDI see the
benefits of more aggressive exploitation of tiberium, but most
view it as an environmental plague and source of ultimate
GDI's focus on tiberium eradication in 2047 is a luxury. In the
past, GDI has been locked in an epic struggle with a terrifying
enemy--a secret society-turned-global superpower that has united
most of the Third World against GDI. Led by a charismatic
sociopath called Kane, the Brotherhood of Nod preaches that
tiberium is the catalyst for the next stage of human evolution.
Nod fanatics are doing everything they can to accelerate
tiberium infestation on all continents.
GDI and Nod have been fighting each other for nearly half a
century. The conflict has escalated into a full world war
twice--the First Tiberium War (TWI) erupted in the second decade
of the twenty-first century, and that terrible war was followed
by another worldwide firestorm a few years later.
The Brotherhood of Nod has been very quiet for the last several
years, and its leader hasn't been seen in a long time. This is
highly atypical for Nod.
Just as GDI is split over the uses of tiberium, there are two
points of view on Nod's current state: Some GDI intelligence
analysts believe Nod is suffering from internal factional strife
and is in the process of internal collapse. Others believe Nod
is planning it biggest operation yet. If that is true, the
preparations are happening very quietly.
If Nod is indeed up to something, it will be facing a formidable
adversary. GDI leaders have a state-of-the-art military machine
at its command like nothing ever seen before. GDI is truly a
GDI forces are organized to allow decentralized operations in
multiple theaters of war. GDI rapid-deployment forces are able
to move quickly, establish forward-operating bases in all types
of terrain, and project power using advanced all-weather weapon
systems and highly trained troops.
GDI's land forces include versatile armored vehicles like the
Predator main battle tank, the Mammoth heavy tank, the Guardian
APC, and the fearsome Juggernaut mobile artillery unit. Its
infantry is made up of fast-moving, lightly armored combat
soldiers and the slower but heavily armored Zone Troopers.
Specialized units include the Special Forces commando and the
elite sniper teams.
Aircraft deployed at GDI forward operating bases include the
rocket-equipped VTOL Orca, the Firehawk fast attack jet, and the
V-35 Ox VTOL transport.
Support units for GDI operations provide unprecedented
flexibility to its field commanders. The MCV serves as the
mobile hub for a forward-operating base. A versatile vehicle
called the "Rig" can deploy into a repair base and aircraft
landing pad, providing forward logistics to aircraft and armored
GDI believes that it is the last, best hope for the future of
humanity and deploys military force in the name of freedom,
progress, and containment of the worst environmental disaster
the world has ever seen. Its enemies don't see them quite in the