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In Command & Conquer, you get to play either of two sides engaged in a world-spanning conflict: GDI, or the Global Defense Initiative, and the terrorist group, the Brotherhood of NOD.
At the center of the conflict is a newly discovered mineral called Tiberium, which grows from the ground like a plant. Although this is denied by the man who discovered/invented it, Tiberium has adverse affects on any human beings coming into contact with it.
Your bosses will send you on missions against the opposing forces, and you will be able to see how the war is going after every mission by how the colors on the map of Africa change. NOD-held countries are red, while yellow or light-green denotes countries liberated by GDI. This game confines itself strictly to Africa if you play the Brotherhood of NOD, or Europe if you play the GDI. Other parts of the world are covered in the follow-up titles.
Lest you believe that the game is strictly good-guy/bad-guy, each side has its own reasons for fighting, and events during the missions may lead you to believe that perhaps not everything is as it seems. ~ Lisa Karen Savignano, All Game Guide