The Sino-American war also known as the third world war ignited over American intervention in India and Pakistan as their governments collapsed. The war resulted in the first widespread use of Tactical nuclear weaponry. As a result, large areas of central Asia were rendered irradiated
Along with the collapsed Indian and Pakistani governments, The Vietnamese, Burmese, Bangladeshi, Nepalese, Bhutanan, Afghani, Korean and Japanese governments collapse from massive debt, internal revolutions, corrupt officials and external invasions
After the first bussard ramjets are constructed, the first Human colonies are founded on Luna, Mars as well as several research station on Europa, Titan, Io and Pluto.
With the Treaty of Washington signed by Canada, Mexico, The United States of America, Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The U.A.R. was founded as the most powerful nation in the world.
In an attempt to counter the creation of the U.A.R. The Russian Federation and People's Republic of China sign the "Shanghi Treaty of Integration" Formally establishing the Russo-Sino Coalition
Igniting over the initial colonization of the solar system, the United North American Republics and Russo-Sino Coalition began open warfare after small skirmishes ignited at several of the Lunar colonies.
An unknown party detonated a 40 kiloton fusion device on the Capital of the U.A.R. Lunar colonies. Completely destroying it as well as several other minor colonies
The E.D.E.N. project begins as a massive European-Russian-American project to expand Humanity's population distribution
The E.D.E.N project had a simple objective, take Humans and send them via massive sleeper ships to nearby habitable worlds. The E.S.A. Tannhauser is the most well remembered
In the beginning, The Tannhausarians were a disparate group of ethnically divided clans. Desperately warring against each other over the sparse resources thinly spread over the planet's vast deserts and plains. This continued for almost 30 years,
It is at this point that the Imperium was forged. Magister Dantius Dagmara stood forward, suggesting the formation of a planetary government, an empire of all Tannhausarians. Where all were equal, where there would be no strife, no warfare, no poverty. It was an obvious choice, sink back into the darkness of the past three decades, or step forward with pride as a united peoples. There was ultimately little resistance.
It took little more than twenty more years for the Imperium of Tannhauser to reach up into the stars. By this time, they had exhausted the meagre resources of their home. In Terran years it would be 2208, while Terra's fledgling Unified Territories had yet to even become a thought in someone's head, The Imperium of Tannhauser took to the stars. Guided by a xenophobic sense of abandonment by the rest of mankind.
F.T.L. Travel was finally achieved at this point, though. The galaxy was not what Humanity expected
After initial colonization attempts succeed. They seem to fail almost overnight. Unknown bacteria, viruses, animals and plants seem to be tailored specifically towards destroying Human settlements, Numerous attempts at removing these hazards end in complete failure
Through pure Human ingenuity, Man managed to change the nature of planets themselves. In the year 2342 Humanity began to uncover the miraculous technology of terraforming; A tool which allowed Humanity to spread throughout the galaxy like a plague. Every world was terraformed for a purpose, be it agriculture, mining, industry, relaxation or an amalgamation of all.
In these seven years, the future core-worlds were created any developed by independent parties.
The Federation of Unified Territories began as a small defensive alliance formed by the core worlds of Life ,Terra , Mars, Harmony and T'ca. Membership in the Unified Territories began to swell exponentially as more and more worlds were developed
an unforeseen surge of piratical activity, failing trade routes and overpopulation. The U.T. Seemed to be the only force capable of stemming the tide of death, poverty and starvation that was overwhelming both the core-worlds and the newly founded frontier-worlds.
In 2399 the Unified Territories began to show cracks, Several of the frontier-worlds began to call for independence. Citing the Territories' rigid government style and debt to the recently emerged trans-stellar corporations as reasons to succeed. The U.T. Responded with an increased military presence in nearly every frontier system, a complex network of Starbases built along major FTL routes and mandatory inspections in orbit of every core-world. To many, despite the U.T.'s obvious advantage of military protection, low taxes, expansive trade routes and somewhat advanced technology, the costs vastly outweighed the benefits.
With no unified government to control them, small regional powers sprung up across the galaxy, the immense greed and corruption of the leaders of these small governments plunged Humanity into chaos. Entire solar systems were destroyed, fleets of powerful capital ships reduced into small pieces of debris, floating eternally in the dark void between the stars. Humanity has yet to see a darker day. This was not the worst of what was to come...
In the year 2445, one of the more powerful factions “New Terra” based on the outer world of “Nova Terra” discovered a long lost vein of Human colonies. But they had changed. They had grown to scorn humanity and her accomplishments. They, unlike humanity, had not fractured. Instead they had formed a wealthy, flexible and technologically advanced society, known as the “Tannhäusarians.”
Humanity had united, if only under the banner of war; this was something that had not occurred in centuries. Every human occupied world in the galaxy turned their industry to war; billions of men and women enlisted to fight the threat that loomed over all of humanity. The total of humanity's assembled navy numbered well over seven thousand warships, with nearly twice that in support ships and troop-transports.
The planet of Tensai was abandoned in 2447 when the Tannhausarian navy conducted a extensive orbital bombardment, collapsing much of the global cave network.
A violent civil war occurred in 2548 in which NanoTrasen attempted to intervene to save their few assets that they still had left. The result was a brutal backlash against NanoTrasen in which the planetary factions united and stormed their facilities. Resulting in billions of credits worth of losses.
During the opening stages of the Tannhausarian-Human war, Tannhausarian strike fleets arrived in-system and bombarded the former factory planet of the system, shattering the crust of the already frail planet, turning it into the massive field it is today.
Human forces had long used Greenhope as a rally point for their strikes into Tannhausarian territory. On 2453, Tannhausarian forces ambushed the battered fleet assembled there and forced a massive retreat
The Epsilon Theta command post was in the forefront of the Human war effort. The Tannhausarian Imperial navy sent a trio of Praetor class dreadnoughts and inflicted massive causalities, The battle ended when the U.T.E.F.V. Conquistador rammed into the Imperial command ship, forcing the remaining dreadnought into a retreat. Human losses were heavy and the losses were never replaced.
The population of Endymion managed to remain independent until the Human-Tannhausarian war when it was one of the first colonies to rejoin U.T, giving it a powerbase in the outer rim and place to repair and refit it's battered fleet. Since then, the U.T. Has began a campaign of orbital construction, while discouraging development on the planet's surface.
The Imperial navy countered the U.T. Annexation of Endymion with a massive strike. Three entire Tannhausarian war fleets of over 300 vessels struck the planet while the defense forces were being refitted.
20 years before the discovery of Ahdomai by Human explorers. The slavemasters vanished. While the slavemaster's numbers had been shrinking for decades, The last slavemaster mysteriously Disappeared. The Tajaran, ecstatic, yet confused by their sudden abandonment were slow to reform their society due to generations of alien rule.
The so called, "Orange Rush" occurred after the discovery of Plasma. Ending nearly 70 years later when the sources began to dry out.
the fleet took orbit and began a massive orbital bombardment, taking advantage of the failing grid and decimating the planet's surface. The Imperium's military, leaderless and disorganized fell back, The only thing keeping them from total anarchy was the strict discipline forced upon them by the few admirals that remained.
Cassiopeian collective applies for membership, U.T. council accepts and annexes the Collective
The Principality applies for membership, U.T. council accepts and annexes Eridanus
Human-Tannhäusarian skirmishes resume and continue for the rest of the century
First contact occurs between U.T.N. scouts and Tajaran refugees
Star's Collective applies for membership and is quickly annexed
The E.D.E.N. project vessel E.S.A. Aurora arrived successfully at it's target. After decades of isolation, the New Eden colony was discovered by U.T.N. scout-ships and has since proven to be highly xenophobic. Due to the Human-Tannhausarian war and it's associated effects. The New Eden system is being blockaded by the combined U.T.N. 3rd, 8th and 42nd fleets due to fear of a second war against a Human sub-species.
On July,8th, 2577, massive communications broadcasts rang out from Imperial space, claiming that Tannhauser was being terraformed and that a new Praetor of the Imperium had taken up the reigns of the Imperium. The transmission ended with the new praetor challenging the Unified Territories to attempt to retake Tannhauser