Dole's Last Stand was a major battle fought between the United States and The Happy Floater in 1980. Hostilities in the region had been escalating between the Glorious Pacific People's Republic and the United States and its allies, Great Britton, China, and Russia. After the tidal wave that destroyed much of the South Pacific Coastline at the end of the Vietnam War, the true power of the Floater and the GPPR was revealed to the world and the GPPR was recognized by all as the world's first mobile superpower.