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    March 25, 2012

    THE HUNGER GAMES UNOFFICIAL FAQs AND GUIDES: PART 1

    With the release of ‘The Hunger Games’ this week, many will swarm into the theatre to watch one of the most anticipated movies of the year. Thus, generating a record-breaking box office would be pretty much on the book. Green Tea Movie offers a little FAQs and guides for the movies. I bet the hardcore fans will know of these stuffs more than me but this article is for those who have zero or little idea about this movie or the trilogy itself. This is Green Tea Movie’s “The Hunger Games (Unofficial) FAQs and Guides”

    THE GEOGRAPHY OF “THE HUNGER GAMES”

    The nation where “The Hunger Games” is held is known as Panem. Panem is described as “the nation that rose out of what was North America”. The proposed map can find below as there are no official map been used. It consists of 13 districts and a central government seat of The Capitol. Panem roots from the Latin word ‘panem et circenses’ which literally means ‘bread and circuses’.


    THE CAPITOL

     
    • The seat of Panem’s totalitarian government and its chief metropolitan
    • Located in the north-western region of the Rocky Mountains
    • Home to the President Coriolanus Snow, the dictator of Panem
    • Conceives and organizes the annual “Hunger Games”
    • “Weird taste for fashion, food and entertainment”

    DISTRICT 1

     
    • Expert in specialized goods, jewelry and luxury items
    • The children take pride in competing in the Games and their tributes are called the “Careers”
    • The tributes illegally train from the young age and volunteer to compete
    • TRIBUTES IN THE MOVIE: Marvel and Glimmer

    DISTRICT 2

     
    • The staunchest ally of the Capitol
    • Located in the Rocky Mountains not far from the Capitol
    • The main military armada is known as “The Nut”
    • Expert in masonry (construction), weapon making, trains and peacekeeping
    • The children take pride in competing in the Games and their tributes are called the “Careers”
    • TRIBUTES IN THE MOVIE: Cato and Clove

    DISTRICT 3

     
    • Expert in electronics, technology and engineering
    • TRIBUTES IN THE MOVIE: Unknown

    DISTRICT 4

     
    • Expert in fishing
    • The children take pride in competing in the Games and their tributes are called the “Careers”
    • TRIBUTES IN THE MOVIE: Unknown

    DISTRICT 5

     
    • Expert in power
    • TRIBUTES IN THE MOVIE: Unknown

    DISTRICT 6

     
    • Expert in transportation
    • TRIBUTES IN THE MOVIE: Unknown

    DISTRICT 7

     
    • Expert in lumber and paper
    • TRIBUTES IN THE MOVIE: Unknown

    DISTRICT 8

     
    • Expert in textiles
    • One of the main rebelling districts during “Dark Days”
    • TRIBUTES IN THE MOVIE: Unknown

    DISTRICT 9

     
    • Expert in grain
    • TRIBUTES IN THE MOVIE: Unknown

    DISTRICT 10

     
    • Expert in livestock
    • TRIBUTES IN THE MOVIE: Unknown

    DISTRICT 11

     
    • Expert in agriculture
    • TRIBUTES IN THE MOVIE: Thresh and Rue

    DISTRICT 12

     
    • Expert in mining
    • Located in the Appalachian Mountains
    • The poorest district in Panem
    • TRIBUTES IN THE MOVIE: Katniss and Peeta

    DISTRICT 13

    • Before the Dark Days, expert in nuclear technology and mined graphite
    • One of the main rebelling districts during “Dark Days”
    • Destroyed by the Capitol at the end of the “Dark Days”
    • TRIBUTES IN THE MOVIE: NO

    THE BRIEF HISTORY OF PANEM


    Once upon a time, a catastrophic apocalypse struck the whole North America continent. While been unspecified, the global-scale war combined with the effects from the global warming has reshaped the face of America - FOREVER. Since then, the new government of America was installed and now has known as Panem. The central government seats at the Capitol, rules over a vast territory consisting of 13 districts with totalitarian and believing in the concept of "if the Capitol citizens are fed and entertained, they won't question the government". Each of the districts under Panem is required to produce valuable natural resources and to sell them to the central government with food and oil as the return.

    Then comes an event about 75 years before this movie’s setting. A civil war erupted within the Panem as all the districts; especially the poor districts rebelled against the tyrant of the Capitol. The rebellion campaign signified what is now known as the “Dark Days”. Unfortunately, the rebellion failed and resulting District 13 to be completely demolished by air-toxic-bombs. Since District 13 was the anchor of the rebellion, the lost of District 13 signified the lost of hope for change thus the white flag was raised.

    Over the years, District 2 became the staunchest ally of the Capitol at the end of "Dark Days", eventually becoming the first to fully re-embrace the authority of the Capitol. District 2 along with District 1 and 4 have become the 'pets' of the Capitol, thus are among the wealthiest districts in Panem.

    THE HUNGER GAMES: REAPING


    Following the crushed rebellion, the Capitol signed a decree to hold "The Hunger Games" - an annual nationally televised event with each district sends one young boy and one young girl, between the ages of 12 and 18 as "The Tributes" to fight in an outdoor arena to the death. Each year, the Capitol forces 24 teenagers to take part in the game to serve both as an entertainment for the Capitol citizens and as a reminder of how each district is completely at the Capitol's mercy. The sole survivor is declared the victor.

    Each year, every district holds a reaping ceremony to select "The Tributes". Once a child enters the age of 12, his or her name will be submitted into the reaping ball. Every year, the child's name will be added into the reaping all that when the child is 18 years old (last year of eligibility), a minimum of 7 entries will be in the reaping ball.

    However, the child can chooses to add their name more times in exchange for small supply of grain and oil known as a tessera. The tessera proves to be valuable as it will be enough to supply one family member for one year.

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    SOURCES: [Wikia]
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