Official:Major Events of the 21st Century
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Major Events of the 21st Century
- 2021 – Chinese Space Station (CSS) The program begins, shuttles with materials are launched with equipment for construction of mankind’s new space station, solely Chinese, independent of International Space Station.
- 7th October 2029 - Euro-American Confederation founded. USA, NATO and EU merged after years of diplomatic negotiations into one humongous super-power as a counter reaction against growing economic strength of China.
- 26th October 2029 – The beginning of the Second Cold War. China and Russia signed Anti-Imperial pact, stating that “both nations shall keep their sovereignty and independence and support each other in economic and political struggles against any present or future capitalist conspiracy or threat”.
- 2029 – Chinese Space Station construction finished, China is able to conduct independent hi-tech research experiments outside the Earth’s gravity field and are unmonitored by international media and scientific public.
- 2030 – Plans for new EAC space station Prometheus - Earth orbiting space station replacing ISS announced.
- 2033 – Prometheus is habitable and long-term stay of up to 160 astronauts is possible. Foundries and other space facilities are being added continually.
- 2038 – Laboratory complex on Mars’ moon Deimos opens - G.F. Mauler is appointed head of research staff. Laboratories are funded by secret Nazi power circles and industrialists and conduct illegal biotechnological and genetic research.
- 2040-2057 – Era of great space colonization conducted by all major nations on Earth. By 2057, a huge census of space colonists is held, leading to shocking results: China – 74,362 colonists, EAC – 61,398 colonists.
- 2049 – Maulerian Eugenics - G.F. Mauler publishes his research of human genome modifications and his vision of society, entitled, “Thoughts on Space Human”. His ideas soon strike the public intellectuals, his world-view is commonly dubbed as, ”Maulerian Eugenics“, seen under a stamp of semi-Nazi thinking.
- 2051 – OmniCorp - As a unique gesture in history, the immensely powerful OmniCorp company declares independence from the EAC and achieves international recognition as an independent non-state subject to international relations.
- 2061 – Catholic Enterprise- Pope Maxmilianus II orders massive space colonization to be done by Catholics and invited people to embark on “The Space Crusade” on which “the Cross shall bring light into the dark depths of vast space.“ By the time of Solar Event of 2070, over 20,000 Catholic colonists answer the Pope’s call.
- 12th April 2061 – EAC’s branch scientific division FSRE officially announces plans for the construction of Project Genesis, a set of nine massive space stations to harness energy directly from the Sun.
- 2063 – Mauler introduces “The Seven Reborn”, a test group of genetically altered, cybernetically augmented and psychologically re-educated prisoners. The Seven Reborn issue soon becomes highly controversial and all further DNA alteration research on humans is banned. Deimos Labs closes, and Mauler is arrested for violating scientific doctrines.
- 2068 – A census declares over 200,000 Chinese citizens living in space.
- 27th June 2068 – Marcus Rainier graduates from McGill University (Astrogeology), age 23 years.
- 2070 – Solar Event - Project Genesis launches, leading to the wide scale destruction of the solar system called The Solar Event. Moons and planets are shattered into pieces, creating new asteroid fields. Billions of people perish on Earth. Resulting solar storms claim the lives of thousands of space colonists. EAC is held responsible for the accident, especially by its major enemy, China.
- 2072 – Official accusations against EAC - Leading scientific personnel are claimed, international court processes are held.
- 2071 – The Fourth Reich is officially formed. This new post-Nazi establishment operates out of space stations, colonies and facilities previously funded and controlled by Nazi power circles, wealthy families and important politicians, scientists and industrialists.
- 22nd November 2075 – Fratres Militiae Templi (popularly called just Templars) founded and officially recognized.
- 2081 – Current time of Miner Wars 2081, eleven years after the Solar Event.