World War III
During World War III, the city was invaded by the Soviet Armed Forces alongside the state of Alaska and the Canadian provinces of Yukon and British Columbia, also occupying the city of Vancouver in BC. The city of Tacoma was also occupied. The Washington National Guard, with elements of the Seattle Police Department and a local militia, initially tried to resist the Soviets but the superior number of troops forced them to retreat while evacuating 50,000 civilians. While Seattle was occupied, an underground resistance group was formed composed of surviving National Guard troops, SPD police officers, and armed civilians that conducted guerrilla warfare against the Soviets. In April 1990, Seattle was later liberated by the U.S. military. Remaining Soviet stragglers were either killed or take prisoner. After the war, Seattle was heavily damaged. Despite this, the Seattle Space Needle still stood despite taking damage.
Post War and 9/11
The city would undergo a series of reconstruction from the 90s to the early 2000s. On September 11, 2001, Seattle would then be attacked by a communist terrorist group due to its significance of American resistance during the Soviet occupation. The terrorists attacked the Space Needle with assault rifles before being gun downed by the SPD.
Today, Seattle is major producer of coffee, airplanes, and electronics, although Microsoft is behind Apple, Inc. because their headquarters was destroyed during the war.