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The Hunger Games is set in a future world that is semi-post-apocalypse. There has been a massive war that has destroyed much of what was the United States and so now it is divided into thirteen districts. Each district has a specialty in terms of what they produce and the Capital is the one district that rules all the others and appears to benefit from the work and production of all the others.
The "Hunger Games" themselves are a contest pitting children from each of the thirteen districts in a fight to the death that is televised with the winning child's district getting all kinds of prizes and special treatment for the rest of that year.
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The Science Fiction Book "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins takes place in once known the United States now "Panem" is separated into once 13 districts now 12 after an uprising that left District 13 in ruins. The main Character Katniss lives in District 12 in the Seam. (takes place somewhere in the Future)
Later in the book, the Setting shifts from Disrtict 12 to the Capitol of the 72nd annual Hunger Games. where children between the age of 12 and 18 will put their names in the reaping. in the Games where only one tribute will survive.
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