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The Great War (1914-1921)

See also:Treaty of Brest-Litovsk,World War

  • Due to the German Navy's unrestricted submarine warfare, President Woodrow Wilson requests declaration of war against Germany but Congress, led by strong isolationist Henry Cabot Lodge, refuses making declaration of war impossible without an overt threat to the US.
  • January 15th, 1918, the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk is signed. Soviet Russia exits the war and deals with internal problems.
  • Germany starts the Spring Offensive on March 15th.
  • War ends with the official signing of the Geneva Peace Accords. One of the points of the agreement is the creation of the European Treaty Organization. The organization is formed to encourage all European nations to work together to establish peace, as well as to create a stable economic situation after the devastation of the War to End All Wars.

1920s

  • July 7th, 1921- The European Treaty Organization is formed. The following year a branch of the ETO is formed, the European Trade Organization, while several years later the European Defense Initiative is formed as well.
  • September 25th, 1923- Mongolia joins the Soviet Union after a plebiscite.
  • February 10th, 1924- Lenin's last public speech. He denounces Stalin, while praising Trotsky.
  • March 13th, 1924- Lenin dies quietly in his sleep. Leon Trotsky is elected leader of the USSR.
  • 1926-1927 - The USSR actively helps the KMT. Chiang Kai-shek orders all the communists within China to be killed and breaks of f relations with the USSR.

1930s

  • May 15th, 1930- Soviet forces invade China
  • October, 1930- Xinjiang is admitted into the USSR as the Uyghur SSR. The Soviet war machine starts to stall.
  • July,1931- A breakthrough happens on all fronts as Imperial Japanese forces invade China as well, taking over Manchuria. This would help the Soviets in taking over the rest of China
  • February, 1932- The KMT controlled China is occupied. Kai-shek flies.
  • February-December, 1932- Soviet forces deal with the rest of the various warlords in China. The People's Republic of China is proclaimed on Christmas Day, 1932.
  • August, 1935- Chinese forces invade Tibet, annexing it into the PRC.
  • May, 1937- The Treaty of Hong Kong is signed. The PRC receives Macau and Hong Kong from Portugal and the British Empire, while Nepal and Bhutan become protectorates of the PRC. China would promptly annex them two months later.
  • May 3rd, 1938- Chinese leader Mao Zedong, dies in an automobile accident.

1940s

  • April 2nd, 1941- Soviet and Chinese forces invade Manchuria. The Soviet-Japanese War begins.
  • January, 1942- After overt threats made by the United States, the USSR, PRC and Japan sign a peace treaty. The south of the Sakhalin island and the Kurils would be annexed by the Soviet Union, while the PRC would receive Taiwan and Manchuria. Korea would be a sovereign, socialist state, named the Democratic Republic of Korea.
  • February 5th,1942- The United States government under president Lindbergh signs a defense treaty with Japan, allowing for American forces to install military bases on Japan. Relations between the US and the Comintern worsen.
  • September, 1945-March, 1947- Communist revolts in Indonesia and French-controlled Indochina. EDI forces destroy the communists in Indonesia and install a puppet regime. Fighting in Indochina continues.
  • July 21st, 1946- The American military detonates the first atomic bomb in Alaska. President Lindbergh says: "This is a victory for American ingenuity and power. Let us show the world that our policy of non-intervention is not weakness, but restraint!" Soviet and ETO members are shocked.
  • July, 1948- The Indian Federation is formed and becomes an integral part of the newly formed British Commonwealth. Other British colonies quickly follow suit.
  • November 3rd, 1949- The ETO A-bomb is detonated in the Sahara desert.

1950s

  • February 2nd, 1950- Soviet forces detonate their own atomic bomb. The Cold War intensifies.
  • October 15th, 1952- North Vietnamese forces achieve independence from France, while a pro-French government is installed in South Vietnam. Laos and Cambodia also receive independence from France. The Vietcong intensifies its agenda of turning all of Indochina communist.
  • March, 1953- The Soviet Federal Space Agency (SFSA) is formed.
  • May 15th, 1954- The first hydrogen bomb explodes of the coast of Greenland. ETO members rejoice, as they have beaten the Americans. Six months later, the Soviet military detonates its first hydrogen bomb, while the Americans detonate it in February, 1955.
  • September 23rd, 1955- Soviet forces launch the first satellite into orbit, named Sputnik. The news raises fears regarding Soviet nuclear deployment capabilities. A month later, the second rocket, Sputnik-2, carries the first living being into space, a dog named Laika. The ETO and the US work frantically to emulate the Soviet success.
  • January 12th, 1956- Trotsky dies. Nikita Khrushchev takes his place as leader of the Soviet Union.
  • April 17th, 1957- North Vietnam proclaims war on South Vietnam. South Vietnam receives aid from the ETO, while North Vietnam receives aid from China and the Soviet Union.
  • May 5th, 1958- Laos falls to communist forces. The Chinese military quickly moves in to ensure stability.
  • March, 1959- Soviets send military advisors and aid to Cuba, to ensure Castro's regime stays in place.
  • November 3rd, 1959- Andrei Mitkov, a Soviet fighter-pilot turned cosmonaut, becomes the first man in space.

1960s

  • November, 1960- John Fitzgerald Kennedy wins the 1960 elections. This came after president Lindbergh, after having run the country for twenty years, decided not to run for president.
  • August 14th, 1961- Cambodia falls to communist forces. Once again Chinese and Soviet forces move in to ensure a stable regime takes form.
  • July 22nd, 1962- Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space. She was also the first civilian in space (she was only honorarily inducted into the USSR's Air Force as a condition on joining the Cosmonaut Corps).
  • Summer, 1963- The Chinese Space Commission is formed.
  • June 3rd, 1964- The DF-1, the CSC's first test satellite, is launched.
  • April 24th, 1965- The CSC launches a hamster and two rats into orbit on the DF-5.
  • September 12th, 1965- John Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev, together with Zhang Wentian and other dignitaries, notably excluding any members of the ETO, create the World Council of Nations, the first organization of its kind to be created. Although only having 35 members, it would soon grow to be one of the principal forums for nations around the world.
  • August, 12th, 1966- The PRC detonates its first atomic bomb.
  • July 3rd, 1967 - Soviet cosmonauts land on the Moon. Yuri Gagarin is the first man to set foot on the Moon, followed by Gherman Titov.

1970s

  • November 23rd, 1970- North Vietnamese forces capture Saigon, ending the Vietnam War. EDI forces are humiliated.
  • September 11th, 1971- Premier Khrushchev dies. The new leader of the Soviet Union is Leonid Brezhnev.
  • April 5th, 1973- The Chinese send their first man into space.
  • November 9th, 1973- The SFSA establishes a colony on the Moon named Lunagrad, housing 100 people. The number of permanent inhabitants on the Moon would increase yearly from then on.
  • May, 1975- Soviet forces intervene in Cambodia, after pro-right forces try and take over the country.
  • August, 1976- The first test flight of the Buran space shuttle is a success. Two years later it would start to send colonists to the Moon on a regular basis
  • December, 1979- Soviet forces invade Afghanistan, starting a war that will last until the present.

1980s

  • July, 1980- Contra forces in Nicaragua try and take over the country. Soviet, Cuban and Chinese forces intervene.
  • November 10th, 1982- Leonid Brezhnev dies and up and comer Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the leader of the Soviet Union.
  • April-May, 1985- A joint deal between American and ETO software companies, as well as the War Department and the EDI, results in the creation of the Internet, a web linking various computers to exchange information. At first located on college campuses and libraries, the Internet would grow exponentionally throughout the eighties and ninties, encompassing all of the world.
  • January 15th, 1987- The Iranian revolution deposes Shah Reza Pahlavi, instituting a theocratic islamic republic.
  • March 9th, 1987- The Soviet Mars mission starts. It takes the crew eight months to reach Mars, where they establish a base that would be used for further missions to come.
  • June 5-16th, 1988- 21. Comintern conferenc convenes in Havana. The Chinese delegation leaves in protest against the reforms implemented in the USSR. This is the last conference of the Comintern to date.
  • October, 24th, 1988- Space station Mir is completed. It houses around 200 cosmonauts on a regular basis, and its design is that of a rotating wheel, ensuring low-level gravity.
  • June 27th, 1989- The Velvet Revolution begins in the Soviet Union, as separatist forces in Estland, Georgia, the Ukraine, Armenia and parts of Latvia proclaim their independece from the USSR. Gorbachev acknowladges their claims three weeks later at an emergency meeting of the Communist Party.

1990s

  • February 11th, 1990- The Lunar Space Station is completed. It borrows the design of the Mir Space Station and is in orbit around the Moon.
  • August 2nd, 1990-March 3rd, 1991 - The Gulf War begins. A joint task force of American and EDI forces invades Iraq after they invaded Kuwait and threatened both the sovereignity of Turkey and Israel. Soviet forces, still in turmoil due to the recent loss of land, remain neutral in the conflict. Saddam Hussain is deposed and a joint WCN task force remains in Iraq.
  • July 2nd, 1994-September 5th, 1996 - Soviet forces attack the Ukraine over territorial disputes and over the remaining nuclear warheads still located in the country. After the Ukraine deploys several warheads on advancing Soviet forces, the Soviets retaliate by destroying Kiev and Odessa. The Soviets win the war and annex disputed territory, ignoring protests from abroad.
  • April, 1995- January, 1997- Soviet-Georgian war leaves Georgia defeated, with Abkhazia and Ossetia becoming integral parts of the USSR.
  • April 11th, 1997- A join mission between all the members of the World Council of Nations begins. Their aim is to send 100 people to Mars to establish a permanent colony on the Red Planet. The planet is reached by December of the same year.

2000s

2010s

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