Films based on The Hunger Games series have grossed nearly $3 billion at the box office worldwide. But much of the series' goodwill comes from the books, which have an entire history carved out. The history of Panem, the main setting of The Hunger Games, include a long list of events that contribute to its ultimately brutal legacy.
Tracing Panem's timeline explains why everything spirals into the dark and chaotic events fans know of, including Coriolanus Snow coming to power, the implementation of the Hunger Games, and the setups for Katniss Everdeen's inspirational Second Rebellion.
Pre-Panem Era: The World Is Ravaged By Nuclear WarsPhoto: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 / Lionsgate
Pre-11 BTT: The Police State Of Panem Is EstablishedPhoto: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire / Lionsgate
8-7 BTT: Coriolanus Snow And Lucy Gray Baird Are BornPhoto: The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes / Lionsgate
3 BTT-1 BTT: The First Rebellion BeginsPhoto: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 / Lionsgate
Circa 0 BTT: Rebel Forces Launch An Invasion Of The CapitolPhoto: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 / Lionsgate
0-1 ATT: The Treaty Of Treason Is Penned And The Hunger Games BeginPhoto: The Hunger Games / Lionsgate