Inspired in part by Colony TV show.
The Nazi Ghetto program during the War of Reunification was extensive throughout Europe and grew once the Allies surrendered. Eventually, the populations were transitioned to various concentration and labor camps. By the end of the war, however, the need to isolate “undesirables” grew faster than their ability to establish concentration camps. Various sections of cities were wall off and isolated. Water, power, and gas were all cut off and everyone was left to fend for themselves.
For a time, the Reich maintained these ghettos, merging them with the concentration camps of the region and closing them off with massive walls and advanced security systems. The ghettos or G-Zones as they were later rebranded became more and more isolated from the rest of the world. Media, communication, trade and services were all cut off. For several decades, these G-zones were remained isolated and desolate, chaotic and lawless no-man’s lands. The Reich wholly expected these G-Zones to be clear of population in a short amount of time.
In some cases, that was true, while in others that was not. However, over time, they were forgotten about and the policy eventually fell out of favor by subsequent administrations, much like concentration and death camps. Seen as a PR problem by the Reich, many just wanted to forget about them. By the mid-90s, the policies had been stricken from the record and the locations of these G-zones erased from the system. They were written off completely.
However, the walls remained and the gates were sealed. Eventually some G-Zones were demolished and taken over by the nearby city sprawl. Others remained abandoned and enclosed, whatever life beyond the walls ferrell and untamed. Only a few actually still had surviving populations. Those that have are dangerous outlaw lands.