Timeline

Year Event
1991.XXThe Maastricht Accords of 1991 bring all western European nations closer and creates the foundation that would become United Europe.
1991.XXThere is a failed coup attempt in the USSR.
1992.01The USSR is formally dissolved and its member republics form the CIS. Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev appoints Andrei Gorborev as successor. Reforms begin to align Russia more closely with the rest of Europe.
1993.XXThe major nations of Europe form the EEC.
1993.XXThere is a failed coup attempt in the CIS. Andrei Gorborev starts purge of remaining Soviet hardliner factions.
1993.11The Yugoslav War breaks out in the Balkans. European NATO members create a peace-keeping force, but the US refuses to commit ground troops to the effort amid its own domestic crises. The matter goes to the CSCE who approve joint forces moving into the Balkans without a US presence. This, along with the growing political divide between the continents, marks the beginning of the end for NATO.
1995.XXExtreme regionalism in Quebec sees the election of Premiere Jean-Baptiste Corbec on a platform of provincial autonomy.
1995.XXThe EEC establishes a united military and supranational police force.
1995.XXBritain withdraws from Northern Ireland in the face of increasing agitation to eliminate “foreign entanglements.” Northern Ireland and Ireland unite under the condition that the Ulster region retains limited autonomy and protestant representation in the Seanad Éireann is guaranteed. Hard-liners on either side of Ireland are not happy with this agreement and there is a resurgence of conflict.
1995.XXThere is a failed coup attempt in the CIS.
1996.XXA new Canadian federal constitution being drafted is rejected by the provinces, increasing internal conflict.
1996.XXThere is a failed coup attempt in the CIS. During the attempt, a National Front sniper assassinates Andrei Gorborev. His successor, Dmitri Breslov, makes it clear Russian interests need to come first rather than bending over for the rest of the CIS. This increases tension within the CIS.
1997.XXFidel Castro dies of natural causes, plunging Cuba into internal power struggles. Cuban émigrés in Florida seek to establish a new Cuban government. The US openly supports this initiative.
1997.XXAdam Hammond founds cutting-edge technology firm NAT.
1997.XXThe EEC ratifies a united legislative body, the European Assembly in Brussels.
1997.XXA highly-contagious retroviral plague breaks out across the world. Modern transportation networks spread it like lightning. Nations enforce international travel bans and quarantine restrictions. Panicked citizens cause even more casualties employing makeshift “public health measures.” Affluent cities enact measures such as private security, medical checkpoints, and protected public transports. Wealthier suburbs and exurbs form walled off “burbclaves.” Governments and larger corporations create sealed-off “endominiums” — self-contained apartment, retail, and office facilities for employees in cities. Poorer cities start to empty out as people flee into the countryside in the hopes of escaping the contagion.
1997.07Control of British Hong Kong reverts to China. Hard-liners within the Chinese administration attempt to put strict controls on Hong Kong's markets, despite promises otherwise.
1998.XXThe French government is formally divested of power during the Tax Revolutions of 1998. Smaller autonomous departmental governments form across the country.
1998.XXA general election sees the ANC come into power in South Africa, headed by Nelson Mandela. Disruptive anti-white initiatives and outbreaks of factional violence plague the administration.
1998.XXHurricane Abner devastates the Caribbean and Cuba before sweeping northeast and striking the US coast from South Carolina to Maryland. An estimated 7,200 lives are lost along with billions of dollars in property damage.
1998.XXPlasma display technology advances allow commercialization of the multimedia personal computer market. Early VR and multi-purpose control surfaces are demonstrated, but remain impractical due to processing limitations.
1998.XXHiromatsu Power demonstrates a sustained “hot fusion” reaction at their research center on Hokkaido.
1998.XXThe Intel Decade and Taizu 1998-10/6 “megabyte chips” are introduced and become the basis for the next generation of computers.
1999.XXThere is a bloodless coup in China that restores a more liberal faction to control. Chinese participation in world trade increases dramatically.
1999.XXJustin Tolliver identifies the virus behind the plague that becomes known as Tolliver's Disease. The Human Genome Project is formally established to search for a cure. Resources from 14 nations are committed to the effort.
1999.XXA controversial report linking Hurricane Abner's ferocity to global warming calls for more environmental protections to be put in place.
1999.XXRoyal Motors and General Motors unveil the jointly-created Lectra series of electrical commuter cars with a top speed of 50 mph. They can run for 6 hours on a single charge and can be recharged on household current.
1999.XXNew formulations of methanol fuels are developed by several firms, despite covert attempts at sabotage by OPEC nations.
2000.XXThe EEC formally unites to create United Europe. National governments retain significant power, but foreign policy, trade, and military concerns are handled by the Assembly.
2000.XXSpain and Portugal unite to form the Iberian Federation. Portugal and Catalunya retain some degree of political and cultural autonomy, but they are effectively one nation.
2000.XXHurricane Marko follows Abner's path and gives a repeat performance. Weather statistics show a 10% increase in hurricane frequency and 25% increase in strength. Similar cyclonic weather patterns are seen in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
2001.XXExperimental prosthetic designs using enhanced neurotransmitter therapy and micro-neural laser surgery are applied in clinical trials.
2002.XXMetaPulse Systems introduces first commercial VR interface on their high-end workstations. Lack of VR software hampers uptake of the technology.
2002.XXThe power struggles in Cuba result in a new moderate socialist government rising to power, headed by Raul Guzmán. The Guzmán administration continues operating Cuba's Russian-built VVER nuclear reactor, despite US protests. The US continues operating the Guantanamo naval base as an extraterritorial enclave — a sore sport for Cubans for almost a century. Relations between the two nations is “cool” at best.
2002.XXPuerto Rico is incorporated into the US as a full state.
2003.XXAs worlwide oil shortages emerge, firstworld governments and coporations allocate significant funding to developing viable synfuels.
2003.XXKunstler Mettalurgischen Erforschung GmbH demonstrates powercell technology. Production costs prevent technology from being a commercial success.
2003.XXAmid rising nationalism in Southern CIS, fuelled by Islamic military support and petroleum dollars, conflict erupts between the local inhabitants and ethnic Russians. Asiatic member-states Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenia, Tadzhikistan, and Kyrgyzstan form the CAF as violence spills onto the streets.
2003.XXAfter a decade of member support, trust, and funding withering away, NATO is officially dissolved.
2004.XXThere is a coup in South Africa by hard-liner Afrikaaners who take Pretoria, Johannesburg, and Cape Town. The military and police forces are divided between those supporting the coup, those supporting the elected government, and those wishing to secede altogether. The nation enters a prolonged civil war. There is an immediate global impact as important South African strategic resources stop flowing into the economy. Gold prices triple and panic buying of chromium, manganese, and platinum sends world stock markets into free-fall.
2004.07At a summit in Kyrgyzstan, the CAF governments declare official independence from the CIS.
2004.09The CIS officially recognizes the CAF secession following threats of nuclear escalation from Kazakhstan.
2006.XXImpending economic collapse, famine, and a new outbreak of Tolliver's Disease spark riots and civil disorder in China. The government collapses into in-fighting and China is virtually cut off from the rest of the world.
2006.XXStock markets and investment systems crash worldwide due to stresses caused by the boom and bust cycle of previous decades, Tolliver's Disease, the South African civil war, and Middle Eastern manipulation. Even the strongest economies suffer double-digit inflation. Unemployment in firstworld countries reaches 35% and up to 50% in developing nations.
2007.XXA man-portable laser weapon system capable of delivering damage comparable to a modern firearm is demonstrated. Power requirements preclude further development until powercell technology matures.
2007.XXThe economic crisis leaves the Canadian federal government nearly powerless. The provinces begin to operate independently.
2007.08The US experiences record heat waves. A third of the country is under martial law due to economic turmoil. Many federal programs are cut, putting intolerable strain on local governments and causing the breakdown of government at virtually every level.
2008.XXThe VOS-21 operating system is released, including full VR support and an integrated development environment tailored to VR controls. This is when VR truly sees mainstream success.
2008.XXAn effective treatment for Tolliver's Disease is developed, but is limited to only the wealthiest citizens.
2008.11The US dollar reaches an all-time low as annual inflation rate rises to 800%. In this climate, extremist views crowded out the moderates and saw the rise to prominence of a half-dozen new political parties. The presidential election of 2008 fails to return a majority for any of the five candidates.
2008.12After intense politicking, the US Congress elects the Centrist Democrat candidate, Walter Burris, president. The vice-presidency is given to the Archconservative candidate, Martin Patterson, to appease his voting base and corporate lobbyists. Under-the-table deals split the cabinet positions and other appointments between the two power blocks, effectively paralyzing the executive branch between conflicting politics.
2010.XXThe Canadian Confederation is officially dissolved. The individual provinces become independent nations, though a Canadian Trade Community is created to allow internal commerce to go almost unchanged. The resource-rich Northwest Territory becomes a joint protectorate of the former provinces. The Yukon Territory petitions to join Alaska as part of the US. Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan unite as the United Provinces. Alberta and Columbia do not accept invitation into the United Provinces and instead form the Federated Provinces of Columbia and Alberta. Both the United Provinces and Federated Provinces are admitted to the British Commonwealth of Nations.
2010.04The US president, Walter Burris, is assassinated during a speech in Cincinnati. The assassin used an antipersonnel warhead and the resulting flechettes took out three Congressmen, the mayor, four Secret Service agents, and several dozen bystanders. During an exchange of fire with the police and federal agents, the assassin was killed. Vice-President Patterson is sworn in within hours. He declares a day of mourning and imposes martial law on Cincinnati as federal troops comb through the city looking for accomplices. A government press release reveals the assassination was called for by a “revolutionary cult” calling itself the Army of the Satanic Order. Shortly after, the US Army and Ohio National Guard destroy a block of downtown tenenments said to house the cult. President Patterson issues an executive order to apprehend and investigate all individuals with ties to “occult” organizations.
2012.XXVR interfaces come standard in nearly all computers, just as mice had in the 1990s.
2012.XXThe ESA unveils the Arrow spaceplane design, composed of two reusable, multi-launch components.
2012.XXRussia unveils an inexpensive single-launch vehicle using the “big dumb booster” model, capable of lofting a very large payload into orbit at reasonable cost.
2012.XXThough much of the real power still lies with the departmental governments, the Multipartite Republic is established as a united face for the French governments with a largely figurehead premiere.
2012.11The US 2012 election only sees a turn-out of 16% of the electorate, however those that do show up re-elect President Patterson by an overwhelming margin of 80%. A coalition of three conservative parties — the Archconservative, True American, and Neo-Capitalist parties — sweep Congress as well, leaving the executive and legislative branches of the government in alignment once again and the US economy starts to recover.
2013.03The Sweet Charlene, out of Key West, is hailed by a Cuban patrol vessel near Nicholas Channel. Sweet Charlene fails to acknowledge and attempts to flee. The patrol vessel opens fire, killing two crewmen, and Cuban troops board the vessel to take the six survivors into custody. The US administration maintains to this day that the vessel was in international waters, while Cuba claims it was within Cuban waters. President Patterson orders a joint-forces rescue operation to rescue the crew. The results are a pitched battle at Matanzas between the Cuban and US military, leaving 14 Americans dead including the crew of the Sweet Charlene. Cuban forces shell the Guantanamo naval base without official authorization and the officer responsible is placed under arrest. President Patterson orders the bombing of Havana and Congress passes the Matanzas Resolution, calling for war with Cuba.
2013.06Under full ground invasion by US troops, the Cuban military folds and President Guzmán signs articles of surrender. Despite protests from the OAS, Cuba is made a US territory under a military government.
2014.XXA bill to repeal the 22nd Amendment of the US Constitution is ratified by Congress. If ratified by the states, this would remove the US presidential term limit.
2014.XXConflict in China culminates in The Third Revolution coming to power. No one is sure exactly which factions come together to form the “Revolutionary Force of Peace,” but elements from the 4th People's Liberation Army and Mongolia are implicated. As it attempts to take control over the last reminaing forces in China, the “Bamboo Curtain” is erected — a remarkably sophisticated firewall and virus program to prevent any telephonic switching systems from entering China.
2014.XXNAT releases the NAT 10-2-9 “gigabyte chip.” The immense speed of gigachip technology combined with the Shimadzu MPSC instruction set drive the next quantum leap in computer performance.
2015.XXThe Japan Center for Superconductive Studies demonstrates high-temperature superconductors, operating at temperatures as high as -70°C.
2015.XXChina introduces a strain of gengineered rice that thrives in the high temperatures and UV exposure that are threatening conventional rice crops. This is the first of many gengineered plant species the Third Revolution offers on international markets.
2016.XXThe former-Canadian Yukon Territory is officially accepted into the US as part of Alaska.
2016.XXLong-term construction of the joint Russia–Japan KTT (“Space Factory Heavenly Birth”) orbital factory begins.
2016.XXThe open violence in South Africa finally comes to an end. In the nation's place are now a half-dozen new African nations and an uneasy peace.
2016.11The US 2016 election sees President Patterson elected for a second term by overwhelming majority.
2017.XXUnrest in Cuba stabilizes to the point where it is able to move from a military government to one appointed by the US Congress.
2017.XXPresident Patterson and the US Congress create the NERCC to oversee all matters of commerce and production deemed essential in its own view to the prosperity and security of the US. Adam Hammond, NAT CEO, is appointed NERCC Commissioner.
2018.XXThe bill to repeal the 22nd Amendment of the US Constitution is ratified by the states, removing the US presidential term limit.
2018.XXMumahd ben-Hussein claims the title of Mahdi and rises from obscurity in the Middle East, preaching militant reform and jihad. Faced with plague, political turmoil, and economic devestation, the Arab nations find solace in the unifying authority of their religion. Mumahd gains the support of many religious leaders in the region.
2018.XXEmilio Arellano, a Chilean businessman, starts a campaign for the unification of Chile and Argentina under a parliamentary democracy. The idea becomes extremely popular with the populace.
2019.XXA vaccine for Tolliver's Disease is developed that shows promise and is submitted for approval and human testing.
2020.XXThe ProGov shifts the functions of the EPA, OSHA, NRC, and similar bureaus to the NERCC in order to speed reconstruction of the economy. Many environmental protection regulations and enforcement regulations are relaxed. Disclosure laws are indefinitely suspended.
2020.11The US 2020 election sees President Patterson elected for a third term by overwhelming majority.
2021.XXThe Tolliver's Disease vaccine goes into global distribution. Governments and corporations distribute vaccine at no cost to put a halt to the plague. About 70% of the population in heavily-populated areas was infected, with the disease killing 75% of those infected. Over a billion died globally and the survivors were often left with lasting nerve damage and tissue scarring.
2021.05The Middle East turns into a warzone. Jordan, Syria, and Iraq launch attacks on Israel. Libya intends to join, but instead ends up in conflict with Egypt when not permitted to cross the border. Israel, armed with state-of-the-art military hardware and CIS combat helicopters, not only stops the hostiles in their tracks, but begins pushing them back into enemy territory. Libyan troops eventually break through the Egyptian battle lines and starts pushing forward. Israeli air strikes dispatched to support Egyptian defense. Iran and the nations of the Arabian peninsula are warned they will be met with nuclear retaliation if they intervene on behalf of the jihadis.
2021.09Israel breaks the jihad, finding itself uneasy conqueror of Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and the western half of Iraq. The Mahdi Mumahd ben-Hussein flees to the CAF, where he joins the terrorist organization Justice of God.
2022.XXThe Third Revolution snuffs out the last resistance and consolidates its power as sole ruler of China. A system of semi-autonomous buffer states, ruled by local warlords, is created along China's frontiers.
2022.XXQuebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island unite as the Atlantic Community.
2023.XXRussia and Japan enter into a joint agreement, establishing the Russo-Japanese Economic Union. The “rubyen” is introduced as an economic community credit unit for the zone.
2023.XXThere is growing civil unrest in the US. In reality, the unrest is being carefully provoked by the Patterson administration in preparation for a NERCC coup.
2023.XXPresident Patterson commandeers the UN Headquarters to serve as NERCC command central. The UN, already in sharp decline, makes no serious attempt to reconvene elsewhere and is effectively dissolved.
2023.XXChilean political reformer Emilio Arellano dies of a brain hemmorhage, having never seen his dream of a unified Chile and Argentina come to fruition.
2024.07Flash riots, looting, and arson erupt across the US. President Patterson orders federal troops and National Guard units under the command of NERCC to address the unrest. Local authorities ordered to give all possible assistance to federal forces. Those who resisted were dismissed from office. Those who continued to resist were summarily executed to protect national security. Martial law is declared in all major cities. There are several reports of National Guard units mutinying when ordered to open fire on civilians, leading to urban firefights between National Guard and NERCC forces. Alaskan National Guard and civilian militia drive federal troops out of the state with Washington too preoccupied to react. The riots grow larger and more vicious than President Patterson ever expected, but the genuine nature of emergency only helps to draw more support for strong federal measures to be taken to restore order.
2024.09President Patterson declares that in light of the profound state of emergency across the US, the Constitution is to be suspended and elections postponed until 2026. Executive Order P-23-1 is endorsed by both houses of Congress and many state, city, and corporate leaders. The Supreme Court is taken into custody by NERCC forces after challenging the executive branch. Federal courts at all levels are placed under direct NERCC supervision. Judges who failed to cooperate are impeached by executive order. Executive Order P-24-13 establishes the ProCon, suspending the old US Congress. The NERCC creates “Remote” SOFs to separate out dissenters into what are essentially prison and internment camps away from the general population as well as “Local” SOFs — essentially ghettos requiring permits to leave or enter and with strict NERCC control over goods, communications, travel, and employment.
2025.XXCuba is incorporated by the ProCon as a “Reserve State” of the ProGov.
2025.XXThough still in the process of being constructed, the KTT orbital factory develops advances in zero-g refining techniques that finally make powercell technology commercially viable. Some of these refining techniques are able to be adapted for Earthside use, though many remain isolated to orbital factories.
2025.XXThe Chavez cartel out of Bolivia develops a mutant strain of coca plant, from which a whole slew of new designer drugs can be refined. These drugs flood the US. ProGov increases aid to Bolivia in exchange for suppression of the neococa trade.
2025.XXAs the rest of South America experiences a low-point, Chile and Argentina decide to form a single nation — Chilentina. Based on the reforms suggested by Emilio Arellana who is posthumously hailed as the most effective political reformer since Mahatma Gandhi.
2025.01NERCC Commissioner Hammond administers the oath of ProGov President to President Patterson on what would have been the 2025 US presidential inauguration. Executive Order P-24-13 The US Congress i, selected by President Patterson becomes the ProCon. Federal power is geographically centralized, leaving much of the country a level of freedom not previously had as long as they “bend the knee” to the ProGov.
2026.XXThe US presidential elections scheduled for 2026 are postponed by the ProGov to no later than 2028.
2026.XXTense negotiations take place between the Alaska Free State and ProGov with neither side officially recognizing the other as legitimate, but neither side seeking to escalate conflict. The ProGov relies on essential Alaskan resources and governor Adele Hawkins of Alaska has been busy making allies among other Pacific Rim nations. ProGov officially counts Alaska among its states and treats Alaskan citizens as Scale 2 citizens when travelling in ProGov-controlled regions, but has effectively has no authority within Alaska itself. Alaska becomes a refuge for those fleeing ProGov, though the state works to ensure it doesn't become so much of a nuisance that the benefit of good relations no longer balance out the risks of retaking Alaska by force.
2027.XXThe Mexican Statehood Act passed by ProCon incorporates Baja, Juarez, New Tejas, Guadalajara, Tenochtitlan, and Veracruz as “Reserve States” of the ProGov. Southern Mexico explodes into open rebellion under the banner of Mexico Libre. The rebels declare Oaxaca, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan, and Quintana Roo to be an independent Mexican republic. ProGov forces are sent to Veracruz, Acapulco, and the devestated resort-city of Cancun to start a military campaign to take the Mexico Libre region.
2027.XXThe US Virgin Islands are incorporated into the ProGov state of Puerto Rico.
2027.XXThe ProGov introduces the US Citizenship Scale, adjusting privileges and civil rights of citizens by “individual contribution to the recovery effort.”
2027.XXThe failing governments of Central America unite to form the UCAS to protect themselves from the ProGov “protection” that was befalling Mexico. These members are Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Each remains an independent nation, but UCAS manages diplomacy, foreign trade, and military for the region.
2028.XXThe US presidential elections scheduled for 2028 are postponed by the ProGov to no later than 2032.
2028.XXThe ProGov introduces a streamlined code of criminal and civil justice. This uniform code replaces the split martial law and shreds of surviving civil law with a single normalized legal code, accommodating ProGov and NERCC control as well as the new citizenship scale.
2029.XXThe drug trade in the US has continued to worsen. ProGov sends military personnel and equipment to Bolivia to help stem the tide, giving the old “War on Drugs” coinage a very literal meaning. The cartels use mercenaries armed with the best weapons money could buy to defend their industry.
2030.XXAfter three years, ProGov forces in Mexico have made little progress. Though numerically superior, they are unable to make any decisive victories. World opinion is heavily in favor of Mexico Libre. The OAS recognizes Mexico Libre's government. Mexico Libre petitions for admittance into the UCAS. The ProGov begins talks with UCAS to come to a resolution.
2031.XXThe joint Russia–Japan KTT orbital factory finally completes construction.
2031.XXThe Chavez cartel establishes a revolutionary party — the PWT. Many campesinos, estranged from the corrupt La Paz regime join the PWT. Seeing the ghost of Che Guevara in the movement, the ruling junta calls on the US ProGov for more help. Aside from the backing of the naroctraficantes (or “traffs”), many factions in neighboring countries also show support for the PWT, seeing them as defenders of South American sovereignty from the norteamericanos. The country becomes a battleground, with ProGov troops stationed in many major Bolivian cities and PWT forces controlling the rural mountainous and forested regions.
2031.XXProGov President Patterson dies of natural causes. ProCon elects Adam Hammond as his successor. In his inaugural address, President Hammond coins the phrase “the permanent emergency” when referencing the ongoing state of affairs that make it impossible for ProGov lay aside its mandate and restore free elections.
2031.XXThe Russo-Japanese Economic Union and Chilentina use tactics ranging from lobbying to blackmail to force the International Rainforest Protection Pact of 2031 through all major governments. This creates an ecological reservation throughout the Amazon Basin. Much of the most productive and profitable farmland in Brazil is included and set aside strictly for the rain forest. With the exception of a few small indigenous tribes, all commercial and agricultural exploitation of this land is strictly forbidden. The International Ecological Protective Agency is created to enforce these measures and is staffed by personnel from all signatories. It employs 700 top ecologists, botanists, and zoologists as well as 3,000 crack ranger troops who server as game wardens, patrolling and enforcing the pact. Brazil receives an annual stipend from all signatories in exchange for this loss to its economy.
2032.XXThe US presidential elections scheduled for 2032 are postponed by the ProGov to no later than 2036.
2032.XXThe Treaty of Oaxaca is signed with the ProGov officially recognizing Mexico Libre and Mexico Libre becoming an autonomous region of the UCAS. Cancun is declared an open city, controlled by a commission from ProGov, OAS, and UCAS.
2036.XXThe US presidential elections scheduled for 2036 are postponed by the ProGov to no later than 2040.
2036.XXAs the most populous member, Quebec is able to pass legislation formally renaming the Atlantic Community the Communaute d'Atlantique Quebecois and enforcing stringent requirements for official government regulation and correspondence to be bilingual within the community.
2037.XXA food shortage sparks the Chicago Food Riots of 2037. ProGov Department of Agriculture diverts emergency rations to the city, but NERCC district commissioner refuses to authorize distribution due to inter-departmental politics. Mobs set fire to the warehouse district, destroying the stockpiled relief rations.
2037.05Broadcasts from Melbourne report the outbreak of a previously unknown extremely-virulent disease in Australia. Symptoms include high fever, respiratory distress, and brain damage leading to death. Within a week, Melbourne's Epidemic Control Center reports infections among their own ranks and communication ceases entirely the next day. No one has heard from Melbourne since. Epidemic starts spreading across the continent. All travel to and from the continent is halted to quarantine the outbreak. Other firstworld nations, remembering the impact of Tolliver's Disease, form a blockade and open fire on any refugee ships that ignore their warnings.
2037.09Last communication from Australia received. Remote observations of the continent show no signs of life. Entire population remaining on the continent is assumed dead due to the unknown pathogen.
2039.XXChilentina opens a major data haven in the Andes northeast of Rancaqua.
2040.XXThe US presidential elections scheduled for 2040 are postponed by the ProGov to no later than 2044.
2041.08Major Rafael Echeveria, a Cuban NERCC officer, declares Cuban independence as violent explosions rip through NERCC headquarters in Havana, killing the NERCC district commissioner. The pirate network broadcast displays footage of the brutal actions of the ProGov and implores the world to support the Cuban independence.
2041.09Operation Cuba Libre is launched by the ProGov to retake Cuba. After a four-week long bombing raid, troops land unopposed to find Havana nearly empty and lain to waste. Echeveria and the Cuban dissidents had moved into the island's mountainous regions to better wage a guerrilla war with the occupying ProGov troops. The quality and quantity of weapons in the hands of the Echeveristas point to the independence movement's backing by an unknown foreign nation or organization.
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