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24th century Timeline

Created by Mayterial Droz on Friday July 6th, 2018 @ 18:52 hours

- The Tomed incident between the United Federation of Planets and the Romulan Star Empire costs thousands of lives, the Romulan Neutral Zone is reaffirmed. For 50 years there is little to no contact between the Romulan Star Empire and the United Federation of Planets.
- Starfleet vessel the USS Enterprise-C, under command of Captain Rachel Garrett, is destroyed defending a Klingon settlement from Romulan aggressors. The sacrifice by the Enterprise opens up the communication channels between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire. Eventually leading to a formal alliance between the two Alpha Quadrant super powers.
- The Borg invade Federation territory and a battle ensues between a large Starfleet taskforce and a Borg Cube. It is later dubbed the Battle of Wolf 359. 11,000 lives are lost on the side of Starfleet.
- After a brief Civil War the High Chancellor of Klingon Empire is killed and succeeded by Gowron, son of M'rel.
- The Occupation of Bajor by the Cardassian Union is seized. After 50 years of oppression the Bajorans are liberated. They appeal to the United Federation of Planets for aid in rebuilding their society.
- A permanent wormhole is discovered in the Bajor solar system. It connects two points, normally 70,000 light years apart, in the Gamma Quadrant and the Alpha quadrant directly. Exploration of the Gamma Quadrant starts soon after.
- First contact is established with the Dominion, a Gamma Quadrant interstellar state spanning hundreds of worlds.
- The Maquis announces its existence and starts a campaign of terrorism and rebellion against the Cardassian Union (and in defiance of the United Federation of Planets).
- The Klingon Empire starts a campaign of war against the Cardassian Union.
- After condemnation of their actions, the Klingon Empire withdraws from the Khitomer Accords, leaving the relations between the UFP and the Klingons strained at best.
- The Cardassian Union joins the Dominion after a military coup, led by Gul Dukat. Within weeks the Klingon invasion forces in Cardassian space are ushered out and not long after the Maquis are all but completely eradicated.
- Under rising tension between the Klingons reach out to the Federation to and reinstate the Khitomer Accords, creating a united front in the Alpha Quadrant against the Dominion.
- The Dominion plunges the Federation and its allies into war after capturing Deep Space Nine, the space station formerly in orbit of Bajor.
- A Federation and Klingon task force launches an assault on Deep Space Nine, recapturing it from the Dominion.
- In a surprise invasion Betazed is occupied by the Dominion. Despite continued efforts Starfleet was unable to liberate Betazed throughout the year. Eventually Betazed was able to be liberated through guerrilla style warfare by the local population.
- After a Dominion assassination of a Romulan Senatorthe Romulan Star Empire, who had remained neutral until that point, declared war on the Dominion, joining the Alpha quadrant allies in the war effort.
- The Breen Confederacy allies with the Dominion and launches a surprise assault on Earth, joining the war. Massive damage is done to the Infrastructure of Earth, even though most of the Breen warships were destroyed.
- The allied forces of the Federation, Romulans and Klingons start to gain momentum in the fight against the Dominion. They slowly but surely pushed into Cardassian space. By the end of 2375 they launched an all-out assault on Cardassia Prime.
- The High Chancellor of the Klingon Empire, Gowron, is killed and succeeded by General Martok, of the House of Martok.
- The Treaty of Bajor is signed between the Alpha Quadrant allies and the Dominion, ending the ongoing hostilities that would be known as The Dominion War in Federation space.
- After disappearing during the pursuit of a Maquis vessel in 2371, the Intrepid-class USS Voyager returns from the Delta Quadrant.
- The Romulan senate is destroyed in a coup and control of the Empire is taken over by Preator Shinzon. Under the guise of peace talks, Shinzon launches an attack on Earth, intent on destroying it. The attempt fails due to the intervention of the USS Enterprise-E under command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
- Following two years of respite, due to the destruction of their transwarp hub, the Borg launch an all out assault on the Alpha Quadrant, specifically the UFP and its allies.
- Precipitated, in part, by the mass influx of refugees from the Borg Invasion, a large protest on New Samarkand turns into a riot when local police attempts to intervene. There are huge material losses and some casualties on both sides. For the better part of a month the city of New Samarkand is put under Martial Law in order to contain the riots.
- After heavy losses the Borg are beaten down and pushed back to the Delta Quadrant by the UFP and its Alpha Quadrant allies. Estimates around the Alpha and Beta quadrants are that over 60 billion people lost their lives in this extended conflict with the Delta Quadrant menace. No sign of them has been seen since.
- Following the crippling extended conflict with the Borg, the Tholian Assembly spearheads the foundation of the Typhon Pact featuring the Romulan Star Empire, Breen Confederacy, Tzenkethi Coalition, Gorn Hegemony, Tholian Assembly and Holy Order of the Kinshaya.
- The Cardassian Union continues to recover from the effects of the Dominion War. They are invited to attend a summit concerned with the expansion of the Khitomer Accords.
- Following reports about the instability of the Romulan star, the UFP decides to reassign some of the resources aimed at helping the Cardassian Union rebuild to the evacuation efforts of Romulus and Remus.
- Bajor's application into the United Federation of Planets is renewed.
- Initial resettlement efforts are set underway by Starfleet, working together with the Romulan Star Empire. There is considerable political pressure to rescind the support efforts, especially in the wake of two devastating conflicts over the course of the past decade.
- In the wake of United Federation of Planets efforts to help their long time adversary, the Romulan Star Empire, at least 14 Federation worlds threaten to secede from the UFP.
- The Neutral Zone was established in 2160 between the United Federation of Planets and the Romulan Star Empire to ensure peaceful co-existence between the two superpowers. The two governments agree that in light of the recent improvement in relations, and the pressure of the Romulan crisis, it should be dismantled. This dissolving of the zone makes it possible to resettle displaced Romulan citizens on planets in the zone hitherto uncolonised.
- A devastating attack is launched on Utopia Planetia by an unknown culprit using the Synthetic workforce in the shipyards. The attack results in 92,143 casualties, many of which are prominent members of the Starfleet Engineering corps. The planet's atmosphere is set aflame and continues to burn well into 2395, with estimates that it will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
- The United Federation of Planets takes the decision to cease development and production of synthetic lifeforms.
- Following the loss of the evacuation fleet, which was being built and bolstered at the Utopia Planetia shipyards, the United Federation of Planets decides to call off the evacuation efforts, citing shortages in resources and personnel following the devastating terrorist attack.
- With the loss of most of the Federations support, and the chaos following the sudden loss of the evacuation resources, the former Romulan Neutral Zone becomes a wild west for black markets, criminal syndicates, and others that look to profit off the situation. The Fenris Rangers’ manifesto released, stating their intent to protect vulnerable worlds, and individuals, located in the Qiris sector. Reports start coming in of Fenris Ranger assets patrolling, and engaging vessels, on both sides of the former Romulan Neutral Zone.
- The central star of the Romulan home system goes supernova in an unprecedented fashion. While later reports indicate that the star’s instability had been known since around 2381, it’s still an extremely short cycle for a celestial event of that magnitude. The supernova Destroys the Romulan Star Empire’s home system, including Romulus and Remus. Billions of lives are lost, later the claim is squarely put on the political caste for abandoning the common people.
- Klingons take advantage of the unrest in Romulan territory and several incursions are reported. The Federation attempts to intervene in the conflict. In retaliation, the Klingons put the Khitomer accords on hold. They do not, however, at any point officially leave the accords.
- The Gorn retaliate against the Klingons in an attempt to halt the Klingon advance. Other members of the Typhon pact stand by their Romulan allies politically but don’t take military action against the Klingon Empire in fear of retribution.
- Following their support, a temporary alliance is formed between what remains of the Romulan Star Empire and the Gorn Hegemony. Their concerted efforts are aimed at splitting the Klingon Defence Forces among two fronts, making large strides in their efforts to annex territory difficult at best.
- Despite revoking their support Starfleet recognises a need for a stable Beta Quadrant. Thus they attempt to keep the peace by patrolling the battle lines between the Romulan / Gorn alliance and the Klingon Empire assets. Skirmishes are reported between Klingon and Federation assets. Whilst the Federation goes on record to state that the Council does not see this as an act of war, they do announce some political repercussions for the Klingon Empire, slowing and cooling relations with the Federation’s oldest allies.
- Romulan separatists, having hidden away since the days of the Reman Revolution and spurred on by the abandonment of the common people by the Political caste, take the opportunity of the Romulan-Klingon conflict to strike. A civil war breaks out within the borders of the Romulan Star Empire between what remains of the Romulan Star Empire and these revolutionaries.
- The separatists that spurred on the civil war declare themselves the Romulan Republic, they gain traction particularly within the ranks of the Romulan military and entire colonies quickly show their allegiance to this new Romular government.
- Through infighting, politics, and military conflict the Romulan Star Empire falls apart into several factions vying for control over what remains of their territory. The majority of the organisation known as the Tal’Shiar backs the Romulan Free State, immediately propelling it to dominance through both open and covert operations against those that would oppose the Romulan Free State.
- After backing out of joining the Federation at the last moment back in 2372 the renewed Bajoran bid for Federation membership finally clears the final hurdle. As a result the probationary membership is turned into a full, active, membership. Bajoran military assets are folded into Starfleet and local government is fully reformed and integrated with the United Federation of Planets. Bajor is granted a seat in the Federation Council.
- With the internal struggles of the former Romulan Star Empire, following the destruction of their homeworlds and the ongoing civil war, the collapse of the Typhon Pact looks more and more likely. Without the steering influence of a strong and united Romulan Star Empire, the Breen Confederacy begins more aggressive actions against the Federation and Ferengi. In addition, the Tzkenthi begin operating outside their borders and closer to Federation space. Ongoing skirmishes are reported on these fronts.

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