The Eastern Coalition, also known as the ECON, was a alliance of Asian states on Earth in the early 21st century. In 2025, the Eastern Coalition was amongst those groups which pooled its resources to help divert the orbits of a number of asteroids threatening to impact with the planet, threatening all life on Earth.
The Eastern Coalition was a major rival to the United States and the European Union. In the 2020s and 2030s, relations between the rivals continued to degenerate; this led to the outbreak of World War III on 1 May 2040. The Eastern Coalition states were amongst those hardest hit; cities such as Karachi and New Delhi were damaged when nuclear weapons detonated over them. As late as 2053, many Asian societies were still mired in lawlessness and chaos as a result of the Post-Atomic Horror.