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Old June 19 2014, 10:30 AM   #1
Duncan MacLeod
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Writing Challenge: Timelines

I'd like to propose a writing challenge. Over the years I've seen a lot of talk on this board about "personal canon" and what fans include or leave out of theirs. So I had an idea.

Let's each write up a timeline of our personal canon. It can run from whenever time you wish to whatever point in the Trek Universe you wish. Things can be re-arranged to fit better if you choose. This is YOUR canon, do it as you see fit.

I'll post mine in a day or two, I don't want to influence anyone.

So let's have some fun with this.
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Old June 24 2014, 05:26 PM   #2
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Re: Writing Challenge: Timelines

Ok, maybe I need to get things started. Keep in mind this was originally written almost 30 years ago, and hasn't had a serious re-write in probably 20.

The Timeline
1969 - 2363

1969 - Man walks on the Moon.

1981 - Space Shuttle begins planned 12 year mission.

1985 - Explorer XC lunar mission marks mans return to the moon.

1986 - Lt. Col. Gideon Stark founds the Stark Translunar Corporation, the first space industry.
- The Hawke class Lunar Transport enters service.
- Space Shuttle Challenger explodes on lift-off. All Shuttles are grounded for two years while engineers redesign the safety systems.

1987 - Stark Translunar constructs six lunar bases mining and processing super-high grade titanium and aluminum.

1988 - Miners at Stark Lunar 4 base discover a strange box containing a functioning anti-gravity flying belt . This is solid evidence that not only is man not alone in the cosmos, but Earth has most likely been visited by alien beings. Scientists spend the next 3 decades back-engineering the advance before they fully understand it's principles, however they are able to create the first offshoot of the device, the Gravity Plate, by 1992.

1989 - Joint US - USSR project begins work on the first permanent manned Space Station.

1991 - Stark Aerospace introduces the DY-100 class moonship.

1992 - Khan Noonian Singh siezes power in India, the first of almost 40 nations taken over by the Eugenic Tyrants. By the end of the year the petty bickering of the so-called Supermen has triggered the Eugenics War.

1993 - The Eugenics War escalates as the Industrialized Nations join the fight against the Eugenic Tyrants. The major target is Khan Singh's powerful Sihk Empire.

1996 - Eugenics War ends with the battle for Khanton and the fall of the once mighty Sihk Empire. Khan and 90 followers escape into space in the stolen DY-150 prototype SS Botany Bay.
- In an epilogue to the war, Gideon Stark leads the growing World Unification Movement.

1997 - Mankind unified with the ratification of the United Earth Declaration. Planetwide vote elects the first United Earth Council.

1998 - The Combined Space Force is formed under Command General John Rodgers; the United Nations Defense Command is formed under Field Marshal Mikhail Tikonov.
- Distortion Prototype One, the U.E.S. Good Hope - Col. Gideon Stark piloting, is lost on its first test run.

1999 - Goddard Moonbase is founded as a center for research and industry in space.

2000 - Stark Translunar completes construction of the first three Orbital Solar Power Stations, each generating 125 gigawatts per hour.

2001 - The Ceres Asteroid Probe is launched from the Johannesburg Space Center.

2002 - The U.E.S. Icarus, Colonel Alexi Nitikin commanding, an uprated DY-100 explorer journeys to Mars. The crew is in a state of cryogenic hibernation during the 9 month long voyage.

2003 - Stark Translunar constructs Farside Moonbase for the World Science League.

2005 - The U.E.C. passes the Space Homesteading Act.

2007 - Tsiolokovskygrad, the first L-5 city, is completed. 600 take up residence.

2008 - Stark Aerospace expands the DY series of space vessels introducing the DY-200 class Cruisers, the DY-300 class Transports and the DY-400 class Deep Probers over the next three years.

2009 - Standard English becomes the official language of Earth.

2010 - Stark Translunar sends the first DY-400 class Deep Probers to explore the Asteroid Belt.

2011 - Marsbase One is founded.

2012 - The Morrison class Earth-Moon Liners enter service.

2013 - Jackson Roykirk's Stellar series probes are launched from Farside Moonbase.

2014 - The first colonists arrive on Mars.

2015 - Construction of Armstrong Spaceport near Goddard Moonbase begins.

2016 - Marsbases 2 - 5 expand the search for life on the red planet.

2017 - Armstrong Spaceport is completed.

2018 - The DY-500 class Interplanetary Cruisers enter service. The first ships to use the cadmium-fueled Turbostar advanced fission thrusters they make the cryogenic sleeper ships obsolete.

2019 - Settlers leave for the Asteroid Belt.

2020 - Colonel Shaun Christopher's Earth-Titan probe discovers further evidence of alien visitation.

2022 - Runaway acceleration sends the U.E.S. Courageous hurtling out of the solar system with a crew of 36 trapped aboard. This tragedy will help spark the disastrous Federation-Romulan War 139 years later.

2023 - In view of it's now system wide scope Stark Translunar becomes Stark Interplanetary.

2024 - The Venus Terraforming Project gets a go signal from the World Science League.

2026 - The Fundamental Declaration of the Martian Colonies results in independence for all proven Sol settlements.

2027 - Asteropolis, the Capitol City of the Asteroid Belt opens.
2028 - The Venus Terraforming Project begins under contract to Stark Interplanetary.

2030 - The Galileo class Transports enter service operating for the first time under Fusion Drive. The DY-500 class Cruisers are retro-fitted with the new Geodyne I engines.

2032 - The Drake series Interstellar probes are launched from the newly built Marsport Base.

2033 - The Titan Space Force Base begins operations.

2035 - Colonel Phillip Green, an ultra-nationalistic UNDC officer, begins a campaign of terror aimed at fragmenting the U.E.C.

2036 - Col. Green's War disrupts harmony on Earth as nations blame one another for Green's campaign of terror. As accusations reach a fever pitch Green launches a dozen nuclear missiles aimed at various targets. Panicking soldiers respond by firing off their nuclear arsenals. Forty percent of the Earth's population is slain in the Atomic Horror, the last act of the Genocide War.
- In space the colonies watch the devastation with horror. The Governors of Mars, Luna, and the Belt, as well as Mark Stark of Stark Interplanetary, vote unanimously to interdict the Earth from space flight. S.I. is the sole exception to this ruling.

2037 - On Earth, Hundreds of Thousands viewed as responsible for the Atomic Horror (chiefly lawyers and politicians) are hunted down and massacred by the mobs. The United Earth Declaration is overturned and Mob Justice is the rule. Small pockets of civilization survive around S.I. facilities and protected by the Guardsmen, an elite force of warriors equipped with the most advanced defenses and weapons of the age; power assisted armor of woven boron-steel, and electro-magnetic gauss weapons firing tungsten-headed depleted uranium rounds at hypersonic velocities. All designed 40 years earlier by Gideon Stark.

2038 - The Mobs organize a loose government of the have and have-not variety. Their Army of the World begins its assaults against S.I., the soldiers are now controlled with drugs and wear bulky kevlar suits with built-in automatic weapons. Despite repeated attacks the S.I. centers endure.
- In space the Megellan class space liners enter service.

2040 - The Pluto base opens as a center for exploration.

2041 - Colonization efforts extend to the Jovian moons.

2042 - The Colonial Space Force launches the first Vigilant class Defense Cruisers. Operating with the advanced Geodyne II fusion engines they are capable of reaching 10% of lightspeed.

2043 - On Earth the Army of the World assaults on Stark Interplanetary begin to get smaller, within 2 years they end altogether.

2044 - In space the Interplanetary Communications Network becomes operational linking the Solar system.

2046 - The Venus Flyer enters service.

2047 - Frustrated by S.I. the Army of the World launches an attack against Luna. The CSF beats it back and destroys the Army's few space vessels.

2048 - The Venus Terraforming Project is successful. North Pole base is operational, Venus should be completely habitable in 20 more years.

2049 - Dilithium is discovered on Jupiter IX.

2050 - The Kzinti, a race of cat-like warriors, discovers the Sol system and attacks beginning the Man-Kzin War.

2051 - Zefram Cochrane, a young CSF engineering scientist, develops the six-coil Continuum Distortion Drive from the early writings of Gideon Stark. The popular press dubs the propulsion system "Warp Drive".
- The Stark class Heavy Cruisers enter service. These first warp drive ships enable the CSF to totally defeat the Kzin at the Battle of Triton, ending the Man-Kzin War. Interestingly the Kzinti are never seen again and all attempts to discover their homeworlds end in failure. The search is finally abandoned in 2071, and the Kzin remain one of the great mysteries of human history.

2052 - On Earth the "Have" warlords begin to turn on themselves, this is the signal that S.I. has been waiting for. Guardsmen and Militia units sweep out from the Stark Interplanetary Centers, in a short bloody campaign the warlords are deposed and order is restored. The Era of the Post Atomic Horror is over.

2053 - Phillip Green, captured during the sweep, is tried and convicted of genocide. He is sentenced to death by hanging but manages to avoid that fate by means of a daring escape attempt and is instead shot to death by William Stark.
- In space the U.E.S. Bonaventure, the ship that served as the original warp drive test-bed vehicle, leaves Sol to survey the Alpha Centauri system.

2054 - On Earth the United Earth Declaration is re-instated, the Reconstruction Era begins as the Colonies lift the interdiction on Earth space flight.

2055 - Bonaventure returns reporting three habitable planets in the Alpha Centauri star system.
- The United Earth Defense Directorate is formed under Director-General Diane Stark.

2057 - The first settlers leave for Alpha III under S.I. sponsorship. William Stark changes the company's name to Stark Interstellar.

2058 - The Liberty class Patrol Cruisers enter service. Designed to defend Earth from another attack by the Kzinti they are heavily armed and armored but lack warp drive.

2060 - Twelve Stark class cruisers begin surveying other worlds.

2061 - The Starhawke class Warp Transports enter service.

2064 - The Hammer Starship Base is constructed on Proxima IX.

2067 - The Pluto Research Station becomes operational.

2068 - The Venus Terraforming Project is concluded successfully; 100,000 colonists from Earth arrive to build a new life.

2069 - On the 100th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Union of Solar Nations is founded, comprised of all the former colonies and the rebuilt Earth. The Solar Union Space Force is formed under Solar Marshal Erin Elizabeth Carter and the Solar Union Defense Force is formed under Solar Marshal Abdullah El Gazir.

2070 - The Union class Warp Cruisers, the Second Generation of Earth Starships, enter service.

2074 - Zefram Cochrane's experiments on the nature of sub-space result in Warp Communications. Transmission speed is an incredible Warp Four.

2075 - The first small warp driven Scouts enter service, with crews of only five the scouts of the Verne class are efficient and inexpensive.

2078 - Colonies are founded on Sirius, Tau Ceti and Bernard's Star.

2081 - The Cosmos class Interstellar Survey Ships enter service.

2085 - "Pluto Plague" kills the entire staff of the Pluto Research Station. It is the worst space tragedy to date.

2089 - The U.E.S. Valley Forge, Warp Cruiser, discovers an Empire of slave worlds dominated by the Vegans.
- The Vegans immediately try to subjugate Earth begining the Earth-Vega War
- In an engagement near Altair, Rear Admiral Steven Thrope's 4th Task Force suffers a strategic defeat failing to halt a Vegan Invasion Fleet enroute to Earth. Two months later the Liberty class cruisers of the 1st and 2nd Earth Defense Fleets stop the Vegan invasion force at the Battle of Callisto but suffer nearly 70% casualties doing it.

2090 - The Third Generation of Earth Starships, the Cochrane class Star Cruisers, enter service.
- Admiral Marc Bannon leads the 1st Battle Force to victory over the Vegan Home Fleet at the Battle for Vega. In a move that shocks the Earth forces, the Vegans commit racial suicide ending the war and the Vegan Tyranny.

2091 - The Solar Union gains several new allies among the newly liberated slave worlds. The most important of which are the Tellarites of the 61 Cygni star system.

2095 - The Edison class Research Vessels enter service.
- The Centauri Colonies dissolve the connection to the Office of Colonial Affairs, becoming the Alpha Centauri Concordium of Planets under President Zefram Cochrane. The SUSF makes a gift of the Hammer Starship Base and 14 Warp Cruisers to the fledgling Concordium Fleet Command.

2096 - Five Space Arks loaded with independent colonists leave for the unknown.

2098 - The Heavy Scouts of the Explorer class enter service.

2100 - The U.E.S. Cochrane contacts Vulcan; a hot, dry world circling the binary star 40 Eridani.

2102 - First contact with the Andorians of Epsilon Indi ends in combat. The Solar Union prepares for war, but cooler heads on Vulcan negotiate a settlement between Earth and the growing Andorian Empire.

2105 - On the 100th anniversary of the Space Homesteading Act space census shows over 61 million humans residing in space.

2107 - The Bone-setting laser is perfected.

2109 - Earth Merchants discover the rich trading worlds of the Orion Colonies.

2110 - The U.E.S. Valiant, Star Cruiser, is sent to the galaxy's edge and is swept away by a magnetic storm.

2115 - The Hopkins class Hospital Ships enter service.

2117 - First Human-Alien starship crews. Vulcan Sub-Commander T'Pol is assigned as Science Officer onboard the U.E.S. Enterprise, an experimental Earth design testing the early 2nd generation warp engines, commanded by Captain Jonathan Archer.

2122 - Diplomats gather on the planetiod Babel to discuss the merging of Earth, Centaurian, Andorian, Tellarite and Vulcan government into an Interstellar Alliance.

2125 - The call for Alliance wins approval. Planetary representatives gather to draft its constitution.

2127 - The Articles of Federation are ratified on Babel. The UNITED FEDERATION OF PLANETS is created.

2128 - The Federation's Starfleet Command is formed under Flag Admiral Lewis Markovicci, SUSF.

2130 - During an exercise a mis-understanding in navigational instructions results in a collision between an Andorian Fleet Corvette and a Solar Union Star Cruiser. 177 crew members lose their lives in this tragic accident. This results in a standardized training program within Starfleet.

2132 - Originating from an Earth design, the Horizon class Heavy Cruisers; the First Generation of UFP Starships enter service.

2133 - The Starfleet Academy graduates it's first class. This class consisting of senior officers writes the curriculum for the Academy. Over the next twenty years all serving officers will go through the program as the national fleets are phased out of service.

2134 - The Galactic Outreach Expansion Program begins, this first major program of Starfleet's Galaxy Exploration Command proudly proclaims Starfleet Command's motto: To boldly go where no man has gone before.

2137 - The Star Base Headquarters Command begins operation with the opening of Starbase One.

2138 - The Caravan class Transports enter service.

2143 - The U.S.S. Archon, Star Cruiser, is lost on an exploration mission in sector 4D. A search and rescue mission fails to discover any trace of the vessel; she is listed as missing, presumed destroyed.

2144 - Warp Communications transmission speed reaches Warp Eight.

2145 - The S.S. Atlas, Transport, is spacejacked; this is the first crime of the Romulan Star Empire.

2147 - Deneva is colonized as a supply base for miners.

2150 - The Arrow class Starfighters enter service in the Starbase Defense Patrol.

2151 - The Delta VII outpost is destroyed, this is another Romulan war crime.

2153 - The Centauri Test Range opens for use by all UFP members

2154 - The Warp Liner S.S. Diana is found drifting in space. Almost 300 passengers and crew have been systematically butchered and the cargo holds plundered. This is the most terrible war crime to date.

2156 - Advanced particle beam weapons are approved for use in the Horizon class Cruiser replacing the older proton cannons.

2157 - The U.S.S. Carronade, Destroyer; engages two escort sized pirate vessels, the combat is a draw but intercepted transmissions finally give Starfleet Command a name for the enemy.

2159 - The U.E.S. Courageous, a DY-500 class Interplanetary Cruiser lost in the early days of space flight, wanders into Romulan Space and is destroyed as an invader even as the Heavy Cruiser U.S.S Akagi attempts to recover the vessel. Hostility against the Romulans increases sharply.

2160 - Outpost 239, a Sumter class Defense Outpost, is destroyed by nine Romulan warships. The cry for retaliation echoes through the UFP, Starfleet Command mobilizes for war.
- The Challenger class Strike Cruisers, the Second Generation of UFP Starships are rushed into service.

2161 - The Federation-Romulan War begins with the confrontation of advance forces near Rator. The 1st Star Fleet under Admiral George Stark wins a hard victory against a Romulan Battle Fleet, Stark however is killed when his flag bridge takes a direct hit.
- Warp drive ambulances enter service as casualties mount.

2162 - the Romulans destroy the Theta VII mining complex.
- Admiral Nomo Tai's 4th Strike Fleet is victorious over an entire Romulan Armada.

2163 - Flag Admiral Jana Baxter's 6th Star Fleet is defeated at Daran V by three Romulan Stellar Legions. Before disengaging the Romulans mount a 15 hour bombardment of the planet's surface. 280,000 are slaughtered in the worst savagery of the war.
- The 61st Task Force under Commodore Anne Taylor engages a Romulan Battle Fleet attempting to outflank Starfleet for an attack against interior UFP worlds. In a perfectly executed Delta Z maneuver Taylor scatters the enemy formation forcing them to retreat with severe damage.

2164 - The 7th Star Flotilla, Commodore William N. Kirk commanding; discovers a Romulan Armada engaged in resupply operations at a Romulan forward base. He attacks destroying more than 50 Romulan ships, it is a crippling blow.
- Admiral Lee Cochrane's 9th Star Fleet wins a decisive victory against a Romulan Battle Fleet at the Battle of Tharon.
- The War is ended by a treaty negotiated entirely by Warp Communications. A 3-parsec wide neutral zone is established between the two nations.

2167 - A series of fifteen Heavy Border Outposts is established to watch over the Neutral Zone and the Romulans.

2168 - The Deneva Research Station opens.

2170 - The Horizon class Heavy Cruiser U.S.S. Fearless, Admiral Stark's flagship at the Battle of Rator; becomes the first major exhibit at the new Starfleet Museum at Memory Alpha.

2174 - The UFP makes its first contact with a race of ruthless warriors: the Klingons. A boundry dispute quickly flares into the Federation-Klingon War as Klingon warships attack Federation colonies.
- The Battle of Beta IX is an early Starfleet victory as Commodore Charles Stark's 11th Task Force defeats Captain Admiral Kamangara's 14th Invasion Force. The Klingon Empire appears to have better resources than the Romulans but are not as disciplined having an almost Berserker fighting style.

2175 - The UFP wins a major engagement near Blantar IV. The 11th and 14th Task Forces and 2nd Strike Fleet under Commodores Charles Stark, William Kirk and Lin-to respectively; catch an unsupported enemy Battle Fleet. Klingon Admiral Karronsanj blames his defeat on the fact that the supporting 7th Task Fleet never arrived. This force had been intercepted a month earlier by Commodore Lisa Kitterington's 4th Star Flotilla.
- A Federation Advance Fleet under Admiral Thujis of Andor penetrates into Klingon space and vanishes. Intercepted Klingon transmissions indicate that it was destroyed by the Garrison Force at the Shakhur III StarFortress.
- In an important coup the U.S.S. Eagle, Strike Cruiser; captures the I.K.V. Hundred Days a D-3 class War Cruiser Commander Kangar commanding.
- The Klingon 2nd Battle Fleet under Admiral Kila advances through the light defensive formation at Epsilon Canaris, butchering 300,000 including Admiral Lee Cochrane, the Hero of Tharon.

2176 - Under the overall command of Flag Admiral Son Okura; the 6th Star Fleet and 7th and 9th Battle Fleets under Admirals Savaj, Alexis Beniot and Charles Stark converge on Epsilon Canaris destroying the Klingon Forces encamped there.
- A major Federation victory for Admiral William N. Kirk's 3rd Star Fleet against a full Imperial War Fleet at the Battle for Ardana ends the war. The Klingons sue for peace stating that by proving Starfleet's fighting ability the UFP has shown it is worthy of peace with the Klingon Empire.

2178 - First contact with the Edoans, an advanced and peaceful race from Polaris VI.

2180 - Sub-space Radio is introduced, this quantum leap over Warp Communications does not need to be in warp to function and has an initial transmission speed of an astounding Warp 15.

2183 - The Declaration class Starliners enter service.

2184 - Stark Interstellar opens the huge Centuari Spaceworks complex with contracts from many UFP members.
- The Starfleet Engineering Command develops the Photon Torpedo. Over the next four years these weapons replace the older Mk. IV Fusion Torpedoes in Starfleet's arsenal.

2185 - The Bryne class Hospital Ships enter service replacing the 70 year old Hopkins class.

2186 - First contact is made with Argelius II, it quickly becomes a favored destination among tourists.
- The Columbus class Heavy Cruisers, the Third Generation of UFP Starships enter service.

2188 - Federation membership now numbers fifty worlds.

2189 - The Olympus class Transports enter service.

2190 - Outreach II, the second expansion program begins.

2192 - The U.S.S. Magna Carta, the first of the Freedom class Starcarriers, is launched. She carries a complement of 14 Arrow class Starfighters.

2194 - Phi-Puma explodes into a supernova, the observing Survey Scout U.S.S. Kepler is vaporized.

2196 - The Ceres class Survey Cruisers enter service.

2197 - The Dart class Advanced Starfighters enter service. These are smaller yet faster, more heavily armed and with a greater endurance than the old Arrow class.

2198 - The Transporter becomes a reality and is installed on all major Federation ships. For some odd reason this device is generally despised by physicians.

2201 - The 106 year old Edison class Research Ships are phased out as the Palomar class enters service.

2207 - The Tricorder is developed by Dr. Jace Donovan.

2209 - The Arcturus Test Range begins operation.

2210 - The Kepler series Starprobes are launched from Starbase 16.

2212 - The Federation Cultural Exchange begins.

2215 - The Hunter class Corvettes enter service.

2217 - The Fourth Generation of UFP starships, the Yorktown class Heavy Cruisers, enter service.

2220 - The Marcos XII colony is founded.

2224 - Cait of the Lynx system becomes the 100th member of the UFP.

2231 - The Stellarford class Starliner is introduced by Stark Aerospace setting a new standard in luxury.

2235 - The Deneb V Research Station is founded.

2241 - Richard Daystrom introduces Duotronics, a revolutionary new computer system.

2242 - Professor Harlan O'Donnell and his research team develop the twelve-coil warp drive.

2243 - The Constitution class Heavy Cruisers, the Fifth Generation of UFP Starships, enter service.

2244 - The U.S.S. Valiant, Light Cruiser; is lost on a mission to Eminiar VII.

2245 - The Ptolomy class Transports enter service.

2247 - First contact is made with the Tholian Assembly by the Heavy Cruiser U.S.S. Enterprise under Captain Robert T. April.

2249 - R&D improvements in Subspace Radio enable transmission speeds to reach Warp 20.

2253 - Renewed Federation-Klingon hostility results in the Federation class Dreadnought, the heavily armed and armored vessels require three warp nacelles to maintain speed and two M/AM powerplants to power their systems.

2254 - The Tarsus IV disaster occurs, Governor Kodos murders 2000 colonists during a botanical plague.

2255 - The Klingons massacre the crew of the Arcanis IV research outpost.

2256 - Unknown to the Federation a Klingon Task Force arrives at Axanar, a neutral world some 70 light years deep in the Federation. An Alliance between the two is signed.

2257 - The Four Years War against the Klingon-Axanar Alliance begins as the Klingons declare war and launch their attack.
- Fleet Captain D. H. Garth of Izar commanding a special Federation Task Force defeats the Klingons at the Battle of Axanar VIII.
- The Federation suffers a strategic defeat at Nostveg I. The 29th Task Group under Commodore Govarv of Tellar is forced to retreat by superior enemy forces.

2258 - Admiral Lois Gensen's 1st Battle Squadron halts a Klingon offensive attempting to reach Axanar at the Battle of Dontu V.
- Sinbad IV is the first ground action, the 91st Marine Division under Major General Devon Axelrod delivers a stunning Federation victory.
- After a prolonged engagement a joint Klingon-Axanaran Battle Fleet destroys Starbase Eleven.

2259 - At the Battle of Alpha Orionus Admiral Reginald Stark's 5th Star Fleet eliminates the threat of the Joint Fleet. Starcarriers, which see action for the first time, prove to be far more vulnerable than originally thought, one is destroyed and the others are crippled by enemy fire. This will lead to the abandonment of the starcarrier concept, relegating starfighters back to the starbase perimeter patrols.
- Admiral Ram Khan's 2nd Strike Fleet loses an important engagement at Giso. The failure to bring support results in the massacre of the 138th regiment of Starfleet Marines at Rudgar III by theragen nerve gas.

2260 - The Battle of Thranstor is a hard fought victory for the 8th Star Fleet under Admiral Vittorio Consoletti.
- Admiral Regan Smallet's 12th Battle Group defeats a Klingon Battle Fleet in the Engagement for the Argelian Approaches, it is a decisive Federation victory.
- At the Battle of Kohl Commodore Amanda Marshall's 29th Task Force destroys a major Klingon resupply station.
- Starbase Eleven is rebuilt and returns to service.

2261 - The successful completion of the Axanar Peace Mission, led by Sarek of Vulcan, ends the Four Years War. What the Federation fails to realize however is that by failing to substantially thrust into the Empire the UFP has delivered instead a deadly insult. Saying in effect that the Klingons are not worth the effort of destroying. This poisons relations with the Empire for many years.
- General Order #7 declares the Talos Star Group off limits under penalty of death.

2263 - High operating costs mothball the Federation class Dreadnoughts.

2264 - The Federation develops the Phased Tachyonic Particle Beam, a variable-yield weapon of great flexibility, it is more commonly referred to as the Phaser.

2265 - The U.S.S. Deerslayer, transport, recovers 600 survivors from the ill-fated starliner S.S. Juliana.

2266 - Starfleet adopts the Prime Directive.

2267 - The Light Cruiser U.S.S. Wells discovers a space/time gate. Subsequent investigations establish that it is a naturally occuring phenomenon, but, thankfully, an extremely rare one.

2269 - Outreach III, the Third Expansion Program begins. After a long period of consolidation and warfare, starships are once more sent to explore the unknown.

2270 - The Heavy Cruiser U.S.S. Enterprise, Captain James T. Kirk commanding, probes what seems to be an energy barrier surrounding the galaxy.
- A Romulan Flagship destroys four Neutral Zone Outposts before it is run to ground and destroyed by Starfleet forces.

2271 - The third Klingon war is suppressed by the Organians. Lasting only ten days this becomes known as "The Wet Firecracker War"
- UFP starships make contact with the Gorn Alliance.

2272 - The U.S.S. Enterprise, Heavy Cruiser, encounters what appears to be a DY-100 class Transport. The proves to be the S.S. Botany Bay with Khan Noonian Singh and his followers aboard in a state of suspended animation. Khan attempts to seize the Enterprise but is defeated by Captain James Kirk. He and his followers are exiled to Ceti Alpha V.
- The Heavy Cruisers U.S.S. Constellation, Commodore Matthew Decker commanding; and U.S.S. Enterprise, Captain James T. Kirk commanding; encounter an ancient Doomsday Machine heading for populated Federation worlds. They are able to destroy the machine but Constellation is lost with all hands.
- Starfleet Intelligence Command learns that the Klingons and Romulans have signed a treaty of Alliance.

2273 - An outbreak of Orion Blood Fever decimates the population of Rigel VII.

2274 - Captain James T. Kirk halts a Klingon attempt to subjugate the planet Pandro. Pandro becomes the 150th member of the UFP.

2275 - The Heavy Cruiser U.S.S. Enterprise returns to Earth after a truely spectacular five year mission. Her commanding officer, James T. Kirk, is advanced two grades and appointed Chief of Starfleet Operations over the heads of many more senior officers. At 37 years of age Kirk is the youngest Admiral in Starfleet history.

2278 - An Alien probe of incredible power arrives at Earth searching for it's creator, at the heart of the immense machine is the ancient Earth Probe Voyager 6. Now calling itself V'ger the probe is about to destroy all life on Earth but the situation is solved by Admiral Kirk. V'ger leaves our universe.
- The Enterprise class Heavy Cruisers, the Sixth Generation of UFP Starships enter service. These vessels are sometimes erroneously called the Constitution II or Constitution refitted class.

2279 - Subspace Radio transmission speeds now reach Warp 30.

2280 - Saavik, a Vulcan/Romulan bastard, the ward of Ambassador Sarek of Vulcan enters Starfleet Academy following in the footsteps of her adopted elder brother Commander Spock. The outcry over a Romulan at the Academy is stilled almost immediately by the inspired oratories of Sarek and Admiral James T. Kirk.

2281 - The Miranda class Heavy Frigates enter service.

2287 - The Transwarp Drive, a revolutionary propulsion system using controlled wormholes begins testing.

2288 - Khan Noonian Singh hijacks the heavy frigate U.S.S. Reliant, Captain Clark Terrell commanding; steals the experimental Genesis Device, and ambushes the U.S.S. Enterprise. James Kirk manages to defeat him but Khan detonates the Genesis Device in the Mutara Nebula forming the Genesis planet. Captain Spock of the Enterprise gives his life to save the ship, his body is launched into space but soft lands on Genesis, where the Genesis effect regenerates his body but leaves his mind a blank slate. The Scout Vessel U.S.S. Grissom, Captain J.T. Esteban commanding is sent to investigate but is destroyed by a Klingon B'Rel class Battle Scout under Captain Kruge. Admiral Kirk engages and captures the Klingon vessel but the Enterprise is lost in the process. Captain Spock is taken to Vulcan for the ritual of Fal Tor Pan which restores his essence. Kirk however has been acting in direct violation of his orders and is charged with nine violations of Starfleet regulations.
- An unidentified Alien spacecraft arrives at Earth, neutralizes Starfleet and upon failure to establish communication with the extinct species of the humpback whale begins operations that will sterilize the planet rendering it lifeless. Enroute to Earth as this happens, Admiral Kirk's captured Klingon starship (renamed H.M.S. Bounty by ship's surgeon Leonard McCoy) uses a slingshot effect to travel back in time to 1986 where Kirk and his command crew are able to retrieve two humpback whales and bring them forward to 2288. After a brief communication with the whales the Alien vessel restores Earth to normal and departs. In view of the mitigating circumstances Kirk receives a reduction in grade to Captain and all charges against his command crew are dropped. Captain Kirk is returned to the command deck of a starship: the U.S.S. Enterprise, NCC-1701-A.

2289 - Convinced that the Federation intends to use Genesis Torpedoes to wipe out the Klingon people, the Empire launches a pre-emptive invasion of the UFP setting off the Genesis War. The U.S.S. Pershing a Superdestroyer under Commander Cheryl Vanderhoff is the first UFP casualty.
- In an engagement near Adhara the 112th Combat Squadron, Commodore Harrison Lancaster commanding, is decimated by the 293rd Imperial Task Group under Lt. Admiral Korza.
- The Battle of T'Vam is a major Federation defeat as Admiral Aaron Jackson's 4th Star Fleet is fragmented by the hammer blows of the 9th Battle Fleet under Admiral Kang.
- The 5th Star Fleet, Admiral Victoria Richmond commanding, defeats an Invasion Fleet at the Battle of Suria IV. This victory is a major lift to the battered Federation morale.

2290 - The Federation roars back as the Triangle Border Fleet under Commodore Talia Janovitch engages and defeats an Imperial Battle Group near Capella.
- Captain Admiral Koloth's Battle Group destroys four border outposts in sector 31 opening a path 20 light years wide into the heart of the Federation.
- An Imperial Battle Fleet penetrates the gap then breaks up into 9 Battle Squadrons to engage and destroy Federation shipping, disrupt communications and raid UFP worlds. Within six months these Hunter/Killer packs will account for the loss of 10 million tons of shipping.
- Fleet Captain James T. Kirk's 271st Combat Squadron engages Capt. Admiral Koloth's Battle Group at Betelguice. Koloth is captured and five additional ships destroyed, the remaining three scatter in a ragged starburst evasion.
- The Excelsior class Battleships that were to be the first generation of transwarp starships are outfitted with standard 12 coil warp drives and rushed into service.
- Admiral Kang's 9th Battle Fleet destroys Starbase 23 in a major assault. Forces out of Starbases 22 and 14 try to pick up the slack but a major hole is left in the border defenses.
- In the latest Klingon advance Coridan is occupied.
- At Beta Xela, Captain Admiral Kumara's Heavy Task Group defeats Fleet Captain Kirk's Combat Squadron forcing Kirk's retreat with heavy casualties.
- The 3rd Star Fleet under Flag Admiral John St. Vincent engages Admiral Kang's Battle Fleet in a major action near the Beta Niobe nova. Consisting of four engagements fought over a weeks time the Battle of Beta Niobe is a major Federation victory, it marks a turning point in the war.

2291- A Klingon Battle squadron raids the Dilithium refineries on Troyius. They steal enough Dilithium to run the Imperial Fleet for 2 years and then destroy the refineries.
- Commodore James Kirk's 148th Star Flotilla defeats a Klingon Battle Group under Lt. Admiral Kor attempting to raid the Jannil VI science station.
- Fleet Captain Sylvia Wilanoski's 181st Assault Squadron lands the 73rd, 101st and 97th Marine Divisions on Coridan while Commodore Sigurd Jarlsen's 91st Combat Squadron deals with the Klingon Naval Garrison.
- Commodore John Eric Stark's 19th Task Group destroys the last of the 9 battle squadrons that have been wrecking havoc on UFP shipping.
- General Don Fransisco Miguel Mendoza's Marines defeat the Klingon Occupation Troops liberating Coridan.
- Commodore James Kirk's 148th Star Flotilla engages Capt. Admiral Kumara's Heavy Task Group near Bellatrix. Casualties are heavy and the battle is inconclusive as the Klingons disengage after a brief but fierce exchange of fire.
- Flag Admiral Victoria Richmond's 5th Star Fleet slips quietly into Klingon space and attacks the Kanth II StarFortress, shattering it's garrison force and destroying the base before the front shifts cutting them off from Federation space. Admiral Richmond undertakes the famous Death Ride of the Fighting Fifth attacking the Ruwan, Kinza D'elma and Veska Starfortresses before finally being run down at the H'Rez Quadrant Defense Complex. As the remains of her fleet lay in flames around her Richmond opted for one final gesture of defiance; her flagship the battleship U.S.S. Incontestable was set on a new course and the Warp engines engaged at emergency speed. The Defense Complex, the Planet H'Rez VII and everything within fifty million kilometers was destroyed when the Incontestable hit the Defense Complex at Warp 12. It was a fitting climax to the Death Ride of the Fighting Fifth which saw the destruction of the Defense Complex, three StarFortresses and over 200 warships. So impressed by the warrior spirit were they that even the Klingons celebrate the event.

2292 - Lt. Admiral Kolarr's Battle Group defeats the 77th Combat Squadron under Commodore Thares of Arcturus in a battle near Muliphen V.
- Commodore James Kirk's 43rd Battle Squadron engages Capt. Admiral Kumara's Battle Group in a decisive battle near Archon VII. Kirk's victory deprives the Empire of one of it's finest Commanders.
- The 11th Star Fleet is transferred to the Klingon border from the Northwest Quadrant. The commander, Admiral Surace of Vulcan, immediately begins a series of lightning actions aimed at pushing the Klingons out of Federation space.
- Commodore Gregor Oborin's 158th Combat Squadron defeats a Klingon Battle Group at Beta V.
- The Heavy Cruiser U.S.S. Intrepid, Captain Spock commanding; engages and defeats a Klingon Battle Squadron Near T'Vam.
- Commodore Baldur Sikerman's 19th Battle Squadron defeats the last Klingon unit in Federation space, a reduced Battle Group near Rigel.

2293 - Operation: Heart of Honor, commanded by Flag Admiral D.H. Garth of Izar, is launched by the UFP. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Expeditionary Squadrons are sent into Klingon space, each cripples two major military complexes before joining the others at Klinzhai, the Imperial Homeworld. Every Military complex on the planet is smashed in a lightning assault. The now combined squadrons then retire back to Federation space. Oddly the Klingons feel that this has honored their fighting prowess. It is now possible to obtain a lasting peace.
- The Treaty of Peace between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire is signed ending the Genesis War. As part of the treaty both powers ban all work on Genesis. The process is outlawed in known space when the Romulans agree to do the same.

2295 - The Transwarp Drive is a spectacular failure as engineers are unable to find a way to stabilize the artificial wormholes.

2296 - Following more than two decades of negotiations, the Gorn Alliance joins the Federation. UFP membership reaches 204.

2297 - Starbase 23 is rebuilt. The Starbase program is expanded greatly, the production schedule now calls for two new bases a year.

2300 - After the fallout over the failure of the Transwarp project clears, the Excelsior class Battleships go into full-scale production as the Seventh Generation of UFP starships.

2302 - Orion pirates steal a priceless Rigelian religious artifact then vanish into unknown space. The U.S.S. Atlantis tracks them down and successfully retrieves the Rigelian Cross.

2304 - The Stiletto class Starfighters enter service.

2309 - Civil War breaks out in the Romulan Empire as pro-Federation factions gain power. Although initially successful the tide turns against them as the full force of the Romulan Tal Shiar is brought to bear on them.

2310 - After losing a major engagement with the Preator the pro-Federation advocates, led by Captain Saavik's mother, Fleet Commander S'Teyla; undertake a major exodus from the Empire to Nova Romula in the UFP where they will build a new Romulan Republic casting aside the trappings of the Empire.

2311 - The Tal Shiar Battleship Tomed attacks the refugee fleet. They manage to destroy or cripple eight vessels before being driven off by escorting Starfleet forces.
- The Romulan Empire shuts down their UFP borders, severing Federation-Romulan relations.

2315 - The twenty-coil Warp drive is developed, dramatically improving engine performance.

2318 - The Excelsior class Battleships are uprated with the new warp drives and continue to serve as Starfleet's front-line starships.

2319 - The Constellation class Exploration Frigate is the first quad nacelle starship ever built. The design greatly enhances operational range.

2322 - Multitronic computers are perfected as the M-6 comes into use.

2326 - Starfleet adopts holotank as opposed to flat screen main viewers.

2328 - Outreach IV, the fourth expansion program begins.

2329 - The M'Benga class Hospital Ships enter service.

2331 - After nearly sixty years of refusals Halka joins the Federation becoming the 300th member.

2335 - The Battleship U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B becomes the 100th Starship to be exhibited at Memory Alpha.

2338 - The Ambassador class Heavy Star Cruisers, the Eighth Generation of UFP Starships; enter service.

2341 - Secretary of the Starfleet James T. Kirk, Flag Admiral ret., argueably the most famous starship commander in Federation history; dies at the age of 103. He is eulogized by the equally venerated Admiral Leonard McCoy, and Admiral of the Starfleet Spock. His son, Commodore Reed A. Kirk and adopted daughter Admiral T'Kir, lead the honor guard. The funeral is a major state affair, attendees include three delegates from the Klingon Empire: Thought Admiral Kor, Councilor Koloth and Chancellor Kang.

2344 - Starfleet introduces the Mark 6 Photon Launcher capable of lying down a spread of up to 8 torpedoes from each tube.

2345 - The Heavy Star Cruiser U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-C, Captain Rachel Garret commanding; is lost defending a Klingon outpost from four Romulan Warbirds.

2346 - The Kirk class Light Star Cruisers enter service.

2349 - After eight years of negotiation conducted by Admiral of the Starfleet Spock and Thought Admiral Kor, the Federation-Klingon Accords are signed.

2353 - A new threat to peace makes itself known as a minor nation known as the Cardassian Union makes a bid for power.

2355 - A number of merchant vessels begin to disappear as rumors of a "Ferengi Alliance" are whispered.

2356 - After a quick series of offensives against minor systems the Cardassians begin to consolidate their stolen power.

2357 - The Sabella class Transports enter service.

2360 - The Exploration Frigate U.S.S. Stargazer, Captain Jean-Luc Picard commanding is crippled in an unprovoked attack by a Ferengi vessel at the Beta Maxia system. Picard destroys the Ferengi cruiser and although the Stargazer must be abandoned he manages to bring back valuable information on the Ferengi.

2363 - Starfleet launches the fifth Federation starship to bear the name U.S.S. Enterprise. The new ship is one of the first Galaxy class Exploration Cruisers, equipped with the latest generation warp drive. Under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Enterprise begins an extended mission to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.
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A small timeline:

1500s - Klein Venedig settled by thousands of Germans
1600s - New Holland successfully defended by the Netherlands, forces the Portuguese to remain east of the San Fransisco River. UK captures the River Plate, and brings in Hessians, who capture the Uruguay region. It becomes a dependency, free for settlement, if the Germans keep the Portuguese from coming south (OTL: Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul, Uruguay). Taking advantage of the situation is Prussia, which aided the Dutch in exchange for Portugal's African colonies.
1740s - UK captures Cuba and Hispaniola from Spain, flooding them with settlers.
1770s - UK claims New Caledonia when Captain Cook lands on the islands.
1776-83 - US Revolutionary War - Canada, Nova Scotia, Bermuda, and the Bahamas join the revolution. Loyalists flood Cuba, and Southern Canada (Rio de la Plata).
1800s - UK colonies are flooded with settlers to South America, South Africa, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand, and New Caledonia.
1815 - Napoleonic Wars end, and France's colonies are divided up to other nations: Guadeloupe/Martinique to Sweden, St Martin to the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, St Pierre et Miquelon to the United States (which didn't participate, but whose ambassador expressed interest in the islands for the state of Quebec), Reunion and Mayotte to Prussia, St Bart to Sweden, and the Southern Indian Islands to Hanover.
1810s-30s - Anglo settlers push into Texas and the land across the Rio Grande, on invitation by Mexico to settle the land. What will become South Africa is also settled by the Dutch and the British much more intensely than OTL due to earlier gold discovery there, and in Australia.
1820s-30s - US settlers find the Washington Islands and claim them for the US (OTL Marquesas Islands), eventually leading to the colony of American Polynesia (today the territory of American Polynesia)
1822 - Liberia settled by freed slaves from the US. Northern blacks who were free become a large part of the settlers, and begin instructing the freedmen in governance, along with abolitionists from across the north. There is a 10 to 1 black to white ratio in the private colony, which becomes a US colony in 1866 under President Lapointe as part of Lincoln's surviving Reconstruction policy to allow freed slaves either to go to Liberia, or settle west and south.
1831-3 - Klein Venedig declares independence from Spain, becoming the first German-speaking nation in the New World. Its government is modeled on the US to the north, as some Americans did settle here. It begins accepting settlers from Germany, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, Poland, and even Ireland/Scotland.
1836 - Texas and the Republic of the Rio Grande declare independence from Mexico, and succeed in a short war against it, based on Mexico's violation of its 1823 constitution.
1837 - UK abolishes slavery; begins process of moving former slaves to its colonies in Africa to make room for settlers and to begin a 10-year process of emancipation - instruction in reading, English, trade, and governance.
1846-8 - Mexican-American War - Texas and RG join the US, and Mexico blatantly crosses into US territory to start the war. By war's end, Mexico is forced to cede New Mexico, California, Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, and all claims to Texas and the Republic of the Rio Grande.
1861-5 - US Civil War occurs when the South secedes from the Union.
1866-78 - Reconstruction gradually allows the South back into the Union, starting under President Lapointe. President Lincoln's assassination by a former Confederate threatens to embitter the North till Lapoint rallies the nation together. Reconstruction is a much smoother process in this reality than ours.
1898-9 - Spanish American War - US vessel Maine in Puerto Rico draws the US into war with Spain, resulting in the US gaining Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines from Spain.
1900 - German colonies include Samoa, the Caroline Islands, Mozambique-Madagascar, German Southwest Africa (Namibia/Angola), and several others. Of these, the most colonized were the Carolines, GSA, and German East Africa. Both African territories had over 2 million Germans by 1900, and were tightly integrated into the German Empire.
1912-1918 - World War I - Germany belatedly gets in the war after Austria, Hungary, and Greece join. Turkey joins, then Greece flips to the Allies. Mexico joins the Central Powers, hoping to gain back its territory to the north. It invades the states of Rio Grande and Sonora, and tries to invade South California across the gulf, but Americans from Nova Scotia to Yukon and Alaska all rally and prevent the invasion. At the end of the war, Greece regains the rest of the Aegean coast it wanted, and Constantinople, plus Cyprus. France got Alsace-Lorraine, but not the crippling blow to Germany it wanted, leading to a 'stab-in-the-back' myth, fueling its national socialist movement. Germany's Kaiser Henry I rallies the people after the war, leading a reform movement that makes Germany's economy take off in the 20s, while France stagnates. Mexicans are flat out forbidden to enter the US for any reason for the next 20 years, and many Mexicans living there either leave or change their names. German Austria is formed, including the Burgenland and Preßburg.
1935 - Volga Republic is cleansed - the Germans who settled are forced out by Russia, settling in Posen, Silesia, and East/West Prussia. The resettling process caused Germany to lose focus on France, leading to France's surprise attack in the west against Germany.
1939-45 - World War II - France, Spain, Italy, Japan, and Russia form an Axis, leading the world into war. Germany, the UK, and the US form the core of the Allies fighting against the national socialist (fascist) powers. Mexico joins the Axis, and tries again, this time invading Sonora, then veering right into Texas. The US faces its second invasion by Mexico, and promptly faces a three front war. Mexico is defeated in 1944, the first of the Axis to fall. Afterwards, immigration from Mexico, Central America, and Colombia is halted until the 1970s. South Canada, New Holland, New Brandenburg, British Guiana, German Guiana, Surinaam, British Cuba are still allowed to immigrate. Russia flipped sides during the war, allowing it to claim victory in the 'Great Patriotic War.'
1946-8 - US gains huge advantage in rocketry when dozens of German scientists and their research were evacuated from Europe during the war, and most decided to settle in the US afterwards. The US and the UK give Germany debt forgiveness from WW1 and WW2 in exchange for their military, medical, and industrial patents, giving the allies a huge leap over Russia. As part of the Marshall Plan, the US sends billions to rebuild Germany, France, and the rest of Europe from the war. Millions of GIs come home with German, Dutch, Italian 'war brides.'
1948-9 - China War - Russia funds Mao Tse Tung's rebellion against the corrupt Chinese government, while the US, UK, and Australia send both troops and material to the republican opposition. They defeat Mao as a traitor, who's executed, leaving China united, but the Allies force China into a series of government reforms against the corruption it faced over the last 80 years.
1949 - Germany annexes German Austria in a plebiscite, after the US, UK, and German forces providing security for the nation count the overwhelming votes for annexation.
1951-2 - Korean War - Russia has another proxy in Korea, which is defeated by the US/UK/German/Australian alliance. Korea remains united.
1950s - post-war boom in Germany, Australia, New Zealand, South Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, and their colonies. The UK, Netherlands, and Germany give their troops massive incentives to settle and build in the colonies, with GI Bills there and in the US to get education, house loans, and car loans. Suburbs grow in the US, South Canada, Africa, and around the colonies. Little Venedig becomes a tropical tourist stop in South America for Canadians to its south, New Hollanders to its east, and Americans from the north, with its stable government, rich oil reserves, and old world charm, mixed with new world flavor. Cuba also strikes an increase in tourism, with its numerous ties to the US, Yucatan, Jamaica, Little Venedig, British Guiana, and other western countries. Some Floridians call it 'South Florida,' to the ire of Cubans, most of whom come from Cornwall, Wales, and Scotland.
1964-69 - East European War - Russia launches an attack on Poland, which spills into Germany, and then drags central and eastern Europe into a war, soon followed by the United States. Russia's tyrannical government is forced from power, and its gulags are exposed to the world, with massive photographic and video evidence of cleansings in the satellite republics.
1968 - New Brandenburg becomes independent from the United Kingdom, joins South Canada (OTL: Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, parts of Brazil). It and New Holland rapidly become the most prosperous, populous, and advanced nations in South America.
1969 - US lands the first man on the moon. It is followed soon by the United Kingdom, then Germany. Russia's space program halted after Sputnik, and manned orbits due to the war, leaving the west far ahead in the space race. With three space powers, though, national pride comes into play with the three nations vying for the next title.
1971-3 - Greco-Turkish War. Turkey invades Greece, attempting to claim Constantinople for themselves, but is turned back by British and American naval forces, which reinforce the Greeks. Greece signs a deal for a series of American military bases and missile installations in Asia Minor.
1972 - UK puts three men on the moon
1976 - US and Germany put men on the moon. First American woman on the moon on August 8th.
1977 - the shuttle Enterprise is launched, and soon converted to space-worthiness
1986 - Challenger explodes, leading to a 2-year grounding of all shuttle flights for re-evaluation
2000 - President Jackson makes it a mission to create an International Space Station, with parts coming from around the world, a truly cooperative venture.
2009 - First components from the US and UK launched - two habitation modules, and a science lab.
2010 - the new shuttle is launched, with upgraded computers and avionics, carrying more cargo and people to space.
2011 - Germany launches its component, with Korea and China using American facilities to launch their components.
2012 - France, Denmark, South Canada, and South Africa launch components with American and British vessels.
2018-2024 - Restoration Wars - due to high spending and debt by all nations, the entire world economy falls apart, nation by nation, when the dollar collapses. Those who fought against such spending, debt, and excessive regulation finally put the world back together, amending many constitutions to reign in spending, deficit spending, and abuses by governments, and other provisions. Socialists, communists, and fascists are angered and disappointed, but can't do anything about it, and leave most western nations for Asia and India.
2051-2061 - World War III, "the Eugenics Wars," fought be genetically engineered 'supermen,' one of whom was Khan Noonien Singh, who conquered a quarter of Earth before his defeat. His Eastern Coalition, "E-Con," would be responsible for over 400 million deaths in Asia alone. Atomic weapons are used for the first time since WW2.
2063 - First Contact with aliens, the Vulcans, by humans.
2071 - United Earth Space Probe Agency formed, based in Cape Canaveral.
2080 - Nations around Earth begin clamoring to build new space ships.
2080-2140 - Great Colonization Race begins, under UESPA coordination. Nations claim certain systems and others agree to recognize them. In all, 24 colony systems are organized. Many use them as 'experiments' where they can try reviving old ways of life or old languages. Genetic experimentation is forbidden, but fertility treatments help the colonists grow quickly. UESPA cedes control when the colony reaches 1 million, and has free, republican government with free elections, and guarantees of basic rights (speech, arms, trial by jury, privacy, search/seizure, parental rights, etc).
2154 - Earth Starfleet launches the NX Class Enterprise, under Captain Archer.
2160-2164 - Earth-Romulan War fought, soon establishing a Neutral Zone between the two powers.
2176 - United Federation of Planets charter is signed after deliberation amongst 13 star systems on Earth.
2223 - disastrous first contact with the Klingons leads to decades of hostility
2245 - USS Enterprise launches under Captain Robert April. He makes dozens of first contacts, and rescues a ship of Orion children, many of whom are adopted on Earth and become Starfleet officers in gratitude.

2264 - Captain James Kirk assumes command of Enterprise

2269 - Kirk's five-year mission ends, and Enterprise becomes the testbed for a refit program to extend the life of the Constitution class
2271 - Admiral Kirk reclaims the Enterprise in an attempt to stop a probe from destroying earth, which turns out to be Voyager 6
2285 - Kirk stops Khan, who captured the Reliant, from using Genesis, but at the cost of the Reliant, and Captain Spock. Kirk then steals Enterprise, returns to Genesis to retrieve Spock and reunite him with his katra. The Enterprise is destroyed to prevent it from falling into Klingon hands, and his crew escape to Vulcan on a Klingon bird of prey. After several months, they start the return to Earth, but a probe is destroying Earth, which they stop by time travelling back to 1986 and rescuing two humpback whales, which communicate with the probe and get it to restore Earth. Kirk's trial takes this into consideration and his punishment is simply a demotion to captain and return to the Enterprise A.
2293 - Klingon moon Praxis explodes, forcing the Klingons to the peace table with the Federation. Kirk stops the peace process from failing when he exposes a plot to assassinate both Gorkon and the Federation President.
2294 - Enterprise B launched, Kirk is lost momentarily, but returns shortly afterward, claiming to have seen a future Enterprise captain. John Harriman remains Enterprise captain.
2335 - Enterprise C launched
2344 - Enterprice C lost defending Narendra III, an important event which leads to the Klingon-Federation alliance.
2364 - Enterprise D launched with Captain Picard at the helm.
2366 - Starfleet gains new uniforms - jacketed versions of the current uniform reminiscent of those of a century prior.
2367 - Riker promoted to Captain of the USS Titan after the Battle of Wolf 359. Counselor Troi, a blonde-haired, blue-eyed Betazoid (as are all Betazoids), goes with him. Picard inherits Shelby as his new first officer, and a new counselor, Kara Nareth, a full Betazoid.
2371 - Picard encounters Soran, but the Enterprise D stardrive section is heavily damaged in an encounter with a Bird of Prey. Enterprise is refit for a year, with a new bridge, weapons, engines, and is as tough as the new Sovereigns. USS Voyager is lost in the Delta Quadrant.
2372 - Enterprise D participates in First Contact due to a Borg incursion at Earth drawing them into the past. Riker and most of his crew, along with the entire Defiant crew are rescued from the Borg before the temporal incursion, saving both Worf and Troi.
2373 - Voyager is thrown back to the Alpha Quadrant in an errant wormhole event, which also drags the Enterprise into the Delta Quadrant to face Species 8472. Picard is forced to face the Borg again, but both he and Shelby manage to outwit the Borg and stop 8472, with only 1 surviving Borg - 7 of 9. Soon after severing her connection with the Collective, her implants begin to shut down, leading Doctor Crusher to remove most of them (as in our timeline), and though initially Shelby wanted her thrown out of an airlock as a security risk, Picard remembered his time being a Borg, and asked his crew to help her re-acquaint herself with humanity, starting with her real name - Annika Hansen. She tries to return to the Borg once, but after finding hidden memories from the USS Raven, and Data, Shelby, Picard, and the other crew, including Tasha Yar, helping her, she grows to like her human life and appreciate her individuality. She begins to see Picard as a father figure. Dominion War begins this year in the Alpha Quadrant.
2375 - Enterprise returns from the Delta Quadrant using Borg transwarp conduits and a future Enterprise crewman. Enterprise returns to the Alpha Quadrant with numerous first contacts, worlds, plants, and even a few new crewmen/women (the Borg children), close after the Dominion War ends.
2376 - Annika Hansen becomes a Lt JG under Captain Picard, and has her emotional inhibitor safely removed.
2379 - Remans begin a coup on Romulus by Shinzon, a human woman, unbeknownst to the Federation, who lures the Enterprise to Romulus under a flag of peace. It turns out Romulans had cloned dozens of humans under a prior government with the intent of placing them as sleeper agents, but the Tal Shiar scrapped the plan and shipped them to Remus to work in the labor camps. They rebelled and took over the Romulan government. Captain Picard discovers that Shinzon is (genetically) his daughter. He has to stop her before she destroys Romulus with a new warbird, and then starts a war with Earth. Ambassador Spock helps lead a new peace movement with a newly turned Sela Yar (who is surprised to see her mother alive and well on a Federation ship, no less) to rally several ships to help Enterprise stop Shinzon, and show that Romulans and humans can coexist and cooperate. Shinzon is stopped, and Picard has a touching moment with Annika, who tells him she considers him her father.
2380 - Picard becomes an Admiral. Riker assumes command of Enterprise.
2385 - Enterprise undergoes a refit with a third nacelle, phaser cannon, and other upgrades.
2390 - Enterprise becomes Admiral Riker's flagship. Doctor Crusher, after a stint at Starfleet Medical again, becomes captain of a medical ship.
2393 - relations with the Klingon Empire strain and collapse after Species 8472 forces the two sides into a new cold war with each other. Worf sides with the Federation, however.
2405 - Enterprise D retired in a grand ceremony.
2406 - Enterprise E launched.
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I like this. It's a very interesting take on things, particularly in the Next Gen era. Well done!
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