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The Rise of the United Nations of Earth

War and Unity

The 24th century: discovery, political unification and the challenges of unity. Learn how humanity overcame internal conflict to become a unified force venturing into the unknown.


The 24th century awaits! In this bite-sized episode of the Cosmic Chronicles, we'll be exploring the fascinating world of Star Citizen History during the 24th century.

2317: Discovery of the Banshee System

In 2317, a bright signal from the depths of space flared across humanity's sensors. Adaliz Dayan, an intrepid explorer with dreams set among the stars, charted a course to investigate. What she discovered would forever be etched in the annals of history. The Banshee system, with its menacing central pulsar, was unlike any system before it. This pulsar's intense bursts of radiation made any surface dwelling a treacherous endeavor. Tragically, Dayan herself fell victim to this deadly radiation, paying the ultimate price for her discovery.

Yet, where some saw danger, others saw opportunity. Humanity, undaunted, devised innovative underground mining techniques to extract Lorona's subterranean riches. Repurposing wartime technology, humans carved a life out of the very rocks beneath Banshee's surface, cementing their reputation for resilience and determination.

2362-2364: Nemo System Discovery and Legal Controversies

The period between 2362 and 2364 was marked by a daring act of deception and discovery. Dae-ho Ochoa, while working as a security contractor for Tadmor Terraforming Concern, stumbled upon a treasure hidden among the stars – the Nemo system. Seeking to claim this marvel for himself, he quietly left Tadmor, revealing his find two years later through his newly established company, NemoCo.

The Nemo system, with its F-type main sequence star and three planets, became the focal point of a heated legal battle. Tadmor Terraforming accused Ochoa of theft, but lacking definitive proof, their case crumbled. The crown jewel of Nemo was Ergo (Nemo III), an oceanic world whose few landmasses forced its inhabitants to construct elaborate cities on artificial islands. The vast reserves of oil beneath its waves promised wealth beyond imagination, and for a time, it delivered.

PS: The linked old Lore Maker Video timeline later changed.In current Galactapedia it is mentioned that Nemo was discovered in 2364.

2365: Discovery of the Centauri System

In the stillness of space in 2365, humanity expanded its gaze to the Centauri system. It was a system of contrasts, home to an A-type main sequence star, diverse planets, and a striking asteroid belt. The second planet, Yar (Centauri II), was an arid, windswept desert marked by relentless dust storms. Sparse populations eked out a living against the harsh elements.

In stark contrast stood Saisei (Centauri III). Meticulously terraformed and populated, Saisei was a beacon of human ingenuity. Built to harmonize with its natural environment, the world’s cities seamlessly blended with verdant landscapes, presenting a vision of what humanity could achieve when driven by both necessity and creativity.

2380: The World Summit and the First Unification War

April 23, 2380, ushered in a important moment for humanity. The World Summit, attended by delegates from nations worldwide, became the stage for a transformative announcement. Delegate Ivan Tsang revealed groundbreaking discoveries of jump points in the Croshaw system, paving the way for unprecedented colonization opportunities. But his declaration held even greater significance. Tsang proposed the formation of the United Nations of Earth (UNE), a unified global government to streamline humanity’s efforts in space exploration and settlement. This radical proposal aimed to consolidate Earth’s fractured geopolitical landscape under a single banner.

However, not all shared the optimism for a unified governance. As celebrations broke out in many corners of Earth, a brewing discontent bubbled to the surface. Nations that cherished their sovereignty viewed the UNE as a tyrannical overreach. This simmering resentment erupted on October 20, 2380. The crew of the warship Stanley, originally commissioned by the nation of Amecanio, mutinied. The Stanley’s transfer to UNE command saw its captain and a third of its Amecanio crew resign, refusing to join the nascent UNE Navy. The remaining members, angered by their new assignments and rumors of separation, seized control of the ship in an armed mutiny.

Their plan was audacious: attack Earth's major cities and demand the return of Amecanio’s sovereignty. However, the UNE responded with precision. In a heroic operation, UNE forces disabled and recaptured the Stanley without any casualties. The mutineers faced trial, and while many received lenient sentences, the three ringleaders were harshly punished to deter further insurgencies.

Despite the UNE’s swift response, the mutiny inspired others. On December 9, 2380, two UNE warships, Panjwani and Cassano, vanished during a patrol, only to resurface with a defiant broadcast, urging others to join their cause. Over the next week, four more ships defected, forming a loosely allied anti-UNE faction. To prevent further defections, the Navy reassigned crews, disrupting established camaraderies but staving off additional insurrections.

The rogue ships, operating independently, engaged in skirmishes near Earth, Mars, and vital jump points. The Navy's initial strategy aimed to disable and recapture ships, avoiding all-out battles to prevent martyrdom. This tactic frustrated many and allowed the rebellious ships occasional escapes. After a skirmish left a Navy ship severely damaged and five crew members dead, the UNE adopted a more aggressive stance, systematically dismantling the anti-unification fleet. By March 22, 2381, the last rebel ship, Panjwani, was destroyed, yet the unrest continued on another front.

Thus began the First Unification War. The conflict opening act saw UNE forces clashing with remnants of nationalistic pride and resistance to a unified Earth. It was a time of both hope and bloodshed, marking the beginning of a tumultuous period that would shape humanity’s future among the stars.

2381-2383: The Second Unification War

However, the path to unity was fraught with conflict. In 2381, anti-unification sentiment spilled into open rebellion, igniting the Second Unification War. The Mars settlement of Syrtis became a bastion for Anti-Unification Alliance (AUA) members, leading to the infamous Siege of Syrtis. For a year, UNE forces and AUA rebels clashed in a gritty contest of wills, employing both psychological and conventional warfare.

The standoff reached a bloody climax in January 2383, as UNE troops launched a decisive assault to reclaim Syrtis. The fires of resistance were snuffed out, but the cost was steep, leaving scars that would shape Mars’ future governance and society.

2384: The Fight for New York City

The final act of defiance came in 2384. The AUA, refusing to bow to the UNE's rising power, orchestrated a surprise assault on New York City. The Fight for New York City was a desperate, chaotic battle. AUA forces, bolstered by underground militias, sought to strike at the heart of UNE's authority. They targeted UNE Plaza, the governmental nexus, intending to cripple the infant administration.

Explosions rocked the city, and the sky was alight with the fury of battle. Despite the ferocity of the attack, UNE defenders held firm. The AUA's dreams of dismantling the UNE crumbled under the resolve of a city and its defenders. The failed assault galvanized public opinion, turning a divided populace into staunch supporters of the UNE. Rebuilding the city became a symbol of resilience, and New York emerged from the ashes stronger and more influential than ever.

The UNE's grip was now unassailable, and humanity strode forward, united under a single banner, ready to face the vast, unexplored expanse of the galaxy.