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The timeline of events of the Great White South universe.


Prehistory (until 4000 BC)

  • c. 20,000 years ago - The still-unexplained Antarctic Meltdown makes Antarctica habitable to humans.
  • c. 10,000 years ago - Humans of the Fuegian culture reach Tierra del Fuego in South America; and shortly reach what is now Ognia in Antarctica.

Ancient and Medieval History (4000 BC - 1500 AD)

  • c. 700 BC - The Greek historian Herodotus records, a Phoenician fleet that sailed from the Red Sea south along the African coast and around Cape Agulhas to the Strait of Gibraltar. A section of the record describes a meeting with an unknown ship whose captain, when asked where he was from, pointed south.
  • c. 600-300 BC - Greek Philosophers theorize Spherical Earth with the antipodes North and South Polar regions.
  • c. 360 BC - Plato first mentions the existence of the island of "Atlantis", which he claims is located in the far south.
  • c. 150 AD - Ptolemy published Geographia, which notes Terra Australis Incognita.
  • c. 650 AD - Polynesians make contact with the native cultures of Antarctica.
  • c. 900 AD - the Native Kingdom of K'athar is founded by Omn In'saik.
  • c. 900-1300 AD - K'athar expands, allegedly claiming land from Tierra del Fuego across the Continent to Eastern Antarctica.
  • c. 1300-1500 AD - The rise of the Ognaru people weakens K'athar significantly.

Early Modern History (1500 - 1800)


The two ships of de Kerguelen de Trémarec's second expedition to Kerguelen, 1772. This expedition founded Port-aux-Français, the first European settlement in Antarctica.

19th Century


Miguel Suárez, first President of Santiago (left); alongside Governor Nikolai Gorchakov of Russian West Antarctica, 1906.

Early 20th Century

First World War


Antarctica after the surrender of New Swabia.

Inter-War Era


Second World War


A WWII-era bunker in Kerguelen. Like many of the country's naval defenses, it was started during the brief Vichy control of the islands; though this bunker was not completed until the Free French occupation which followed.

  • September 1st, 1939 - The Second World War breaks out.
  • December 11th, 1939 - Bellinsgauzenia and Santiago declare War on each other.
  • December, 1939 - Bellinsgauzenia begins funding Russian nationalist rebels in Adélie.
  • 1940-1941 - New Swabian troops gain ground in Maudland.
  • April 15th, 1940 - The Norwegian Royal Family and Government flee to Maudland, following the invasion of Norway by Germany on April 9th.
  • July 10th, 1940 - Vichy France is established. The Kerguelaine government is pro-Vichy; while the government of Adélie splits into Civil War.
  • October, 1940 - Pro-Vichy Paul Courval is installed as Governor of Adélie; but is ordered by the Vichy Government (at the request of Germany and Bellinsgauzenia) to surrender the territory to the Russian nationalist rebels.
  • October 12th, 1940 - The Republic of Yekaterinia is established. Pro-Vichy French people are granted citizenship.
  • October 30th, 1940 - Yekaterinia federates into Bellinsgauzenia.
  • January 3rd, 1941 - Santiago and Bellinsgauzenia sign a General Armistice, effectively ending their War.
  • April, 1941 - Germany deploys troops to Kerguelen.
  • April 16th, 1941 - Australian and Free French troops launch an Assault on Kerguelen.
  • April 23rd, 1941 - Kerguelen comes under Free French control.
  • December 9th, 1941 - New Swabia surrenders to the Allies, on the condition that its National Socialist government will be allowed to continue operating.
  • 1941-1945 - The Second Occupation of New Swabia.

Late 20th Century

21st Century

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  • 2006 - In Santiago (a country where the majority of the population live on islands), several islands experience extensive flooding due to their low height above sea level. Among these is Berkner Island, which is the country's main population center, and is the site of the capital, San Martín. Many consider the floods to be a result of Global Warming. Meanwehile, United Nations scientists report that the Ozone Layer hole has begun to shrink, but will not disappear completely until sometime between 2060 and 2075.
  • 2009 - Antarctica experiences its warmest year on record.
  • 2010 - Emperor Penguins are added to the endangered species list.
  • September 3-5, 2010 - The Ross Dependency is dissolved into the New Zealand associate states of Balleny Islands and Ross and Scott, the Bellinsgauzenian territory of Lower Yazalashar, and the Co-Administrative Areas of Lower Yazalashar.

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