The floating communities of Ziklag are a series of 36-self-supporting communities that were constructed starting in 1925 and completed in 1934. The Ziklag network of floating airport/artificial harbor communities were originally created as a means to aid in the transport of good and services on an international basis. But even before the completion of their construction, technology had made these transoceanic oases almost meaningless. For many colonial nations and poorer cultures the platform network remains a place whereby they can trade goods on relatively good terms without fear of tariffs and taxes that accompanies trade in most nations.
In the meantime these platform communities have become unintentional havens for human-trafficking, drug-trafficking, weapons sales, mercenaries, piracy, gambling, prostitution, and other activities discouraged by civil society. Most law enforcement agencies warn traders and pilots against travel to the network. In some nations, travel to the region can be grounds for arrest and severe fines and penalties.