History of the Terran Democratic Republic

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2100s

In the early 2100s, Earth is unified and soon thereafter the Moon and Mars are colonised. The invention of vortex drive in 2120 enables the colonisation of the first human colony on Alpha Centauri in 2135.

The following year, the Terran Democratic Republic is official formed and spearheads efforts to explore space through the Project: Atlas. The first generation of secretary generals prove adept at guiding a unified humanity through the final frontier of space.

  • 2109: Earth is unified.
  • 2114: The Moon is colonised.
  • 2119: Mars is colonised.
  • 2120: Invention of the Vortex Drive allows for faster than light travel.
  • 2135: Alpha Centauri is colonised. It is the first human colony outside the Earth's solar system.
  • 2136: The Terran Democratic Republic is officially formed. William Carter is elected Secretary General of the TDR.
  • 2137: Roosevelt shipyards are constructed. The UNPPF begins expanding its military to include the vast unknowns of space.
  • 2140: William Carter is elected TDR Secretary General for a second term.
  • 2142: The first, primitive, military spacecraft are launched to protect the three colonies of the TDR. By 2501, the only place any of these craft can be found is in the Smithsonian.
  • 2144: Warwick Greer is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2145: "Project: Atlas" begins. The Second Renaissance begins.
  • 2148: James Garner is elected TDR Secretary General for a second term.
  • 2152: Karen Perry is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2156: Karen Perry is elected TDR Secretary General for a second term.
  • 2160: John Davis is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2164: John Davis is elected TDR Secretary General for a second term.
  • 2168: Ian Wright is elected TDR Secretary General. He is forced from office after only 2 years because of incompetence. During his tenure, the TDR economy declines, colonial growth is stunted and little cultural development is made.
  • 2170: Jorgen Blix is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2172: Jorgen Blix proves to be popular with the people. He is re-elected for a second term.
  • 2176: Bjorn Eriksson is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2180: Harry Manheim is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2184: Mikhail Toronov is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2188: Juan Cruz is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2192: Josef Khrichek is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2196: Brian Ryan is elected TDR Secretary General.

2200s

The 2200s were marked by major internal strife which threatened to rip the Republic. In 2206, Oliver Nelson became the first TDR Secretary General to be assassinated by a terrorist separatist group from the planet Europa. In 2208 the planet breaks away from Earth and descends into anarchy leading to its expulsion from the TDR.

Terrorist attacks on Earth in 2215 aim to bring back the nation-states of the 21st Century and later linked to the sitting Secretary General Al Refelian who is subsequently deposed. In 2249, separatist groups led by the Europa colony break away and seize control of eighteen colonies and form a new government leading to the start of the Colony Wars. The first Terran pirate groups are funded by the break-away government, a Pandora's box that will never be sealed again.

The wars last 30 years until the Confederacy collapses and the colonies petition to return to the TDR. In 2295, first contact with the Rosebourg Home world leads to the TDR's third renaissance.

  • 2200: Brian Ryan is elected TDR Secretary General for a second term.
  • 2204: Oliver Nelson is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2206: Members of a terrorist independence group from the planet Europa assassinate Secretary General Oliver Nelson. George Perry takes over.
  • 2208: George Perry is elected for a second term. The problems on Europa that ended in the assassination of Secretary General Oliver Nelson accelerate rapidly. Europa breaks away from Earth and descends in to anarchy. Europa is expelled from the TDR General Assembly.
  • 2212: Al Refelian is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2215: Violent terrorist organisations working to see Earth fractured in to properly segmented nation states again begin their reign of terror. A bomb is exploded near the UN Headquarters, destroying part of the building. All across the planet there is popular resentment for these groups, who are soon brought to justice through lack of support.
  • 2216: Links between Al Refelian and the terrorist organisations that tried to kill him only one year earlier mean that Refelian is removed from running for office a second time and sent to prison. A terrorist coup to gain control of Earth failed. Candice Letwin is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2219: The "Project" is proposed. The four planets would be colonised in the "Project" system, and would one day act as the database centers for all of the Republic's information. Huge, sprawling library worlds where scholars and scientists could collect to find anything. Centers of learning and of scientific innovation.
  • 2220: Candice Letwin is elected for as TDR Secretary General for a second term. Project Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta are colonised.
  • 2224: Cedric Longue is elected TDR Secretary General
  • 2225: The TDR begins massive new governmental schemes to revitalize public services. The schemes are, largely, a success. Poverty is reduced especially on Earth.
  • 2228: Hedrick Van Clerk is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2232: Hedrick Van Clerk is elected TDR Secretary General for a second term.
  • 2236: Hassim Al-Fata is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2238: The TDR Security Council bans the production of "Weapons Of Mass Destruction" with a Weapons Act.
  • 2240: Hassim Al-Fata is elected TDR Secretary General for a second term.
  • 2244: Charles Solomon is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2248: Charles Solomon is elected TDR Secretary General for a second term.
  • 2249: The Colony Wars begin. Separatist factions (led by the Europa colony) try to seize control of eighteen colonies and form a new government.
  • 2250: The separatists succeed and the Terran Confederacy is formed. This economically and governmentally independent nation declares its complete isolation from the United Nations and from Earth.
  • 2252: Mohammed El-Patel is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2256: Mohammed El-Patel is elected TDR Secretary General for a second term.
  • 2260: Harriet L. Jameson is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2264: Harriet L. Jameson is elected TDR Secretary General for a second term.
  • 2265: Hostilities with the Terran Confederacy erupt in to open violence when ships from both sides clash. Terran Democratic Republic ships have the upper hand however due to the fact that Earth controls all Terran shipyards.
  • 2268: Bradley Caviller is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2272: The Luna Minoris Star System offers an economic trade pact between the Vantaars, the Taurii, and the L'nhraei. The Tripartite Economic Trade Zone is formed, it is a predecessor to the Luna Minoris Confederacy. Timothy Lewis is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2273: Separatists destroy the Martian TDR Security Council HQ and fund terrorist organisations.
  • 2274: The first pirate factions are formed from Terran Confederacy funding. They begin systematic attacks against TDR vessels, looting and pillaging from civilian vessels. These pirate groups still exist well in to the 26th century.
  • 2276: Juan-Carlos Sanchez is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2279: The Colony Wars end. The Terran Confederacy collapses, revolutions take place on the colonies and they are reunited with the Terran Democratic Republic.
  • 2280: Jack Hewitt is elected TDR Secretary General. His election pledges include the reduction of pirate activity. He fails to come through on his election pledges; the pirates are too well hidden.
  • 2283: Phoenix Station is constructed.
  • 2284: Annabelle De-Winters is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2288: Yuri Kleznar is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2292: Hoshi Takawi is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2294: First Contact between the Terran Democratic Republic and the Rosebourg Monarchy. First contact with the Rosebourg Monarchy. All of humanity rejoices at the knowledge of other life in the universe, and benevolent life. A Third Renaissance begins.
  • 2295: Diplomats are immediately dispatched to the Rosebourg homeworld. Cultural and technological exchanges begin in earnest as the TDR and Rosebourg begin to learn from one another. The Terrans gain information about other races in the galaxy; however have yet to meet any of them. First Terrans arrive in the Beta Hydrae Star System; they are viewed with curiosity and interest.
  • 2296: General Earnest O'Connor stages a military coup on planet Earth during the Secretary General elections. The unstable General enforces military law through his supporters. The coup is quickly crushed with assistance from the Terran's new Rosebourg friends. Patrick Blackwood is elected TDR Secretary General.

2300s

Pirate groups begin working together to form huge criminal empires that target both the Terran Democratic Republic and their new friends, the Rosebourg Monarchy. The Quadrate, an organisation made up of four priate groups prove particularly adept at attacking and plundering shipping lanes.

In 2317, TDR forces attacked the Quadrate homeworld of Convenant Prime and capture it imprisoning the leaders and killing Quadrate leader Yuri Rosoff. The UNSS Victory, an exploration vessel exploring the former territories of the Natashan Nation is lost with all hands and legislation is passed declaring the territory a no-go area.

In 2353, first contact between the Gohorns and the Terrans leads to the decimation of the Terran colonising group sent to colonise Lavelle (or Ulure IV to the Gohorns). In 2355, the first Terran-Gohorn War begins, leading to an armistice in 2362 following the Battle for Rokar VII.

The threat of war looms high again in 2394, but are eventually halted by the Architect master plan for the Organisation of Interstellar Peace first proposed in 2393.

  • 2300: Patrick Blackwood is elected TDR Secretary General for a second term.
  • 2304: Cortez Horan is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2308: Cortez Horan is elected TDR Secretary General for a second term.
  • 2312: Abdul Abdullah is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2313: Yuri Rosoff emerges as the pirate leader. He bands the pirates together and forms a huge criminal empire. This organisation, made up primarily of the four main pirate groups, harries both the Terran Democratic Republic and the Rosebourg Monarchy. It is known as "The Quadrate."
  • 2314: Quadrate pirates attack and plunder shipping lanes throughout the Republic.
  • 2316: Abdul Abdullah is elected TDR Secretary General for a second term. His election pledges promise an end to Dynasty violence.
  • 2317: Republic forces go on the offensive against The Quadrate. Their homeworld of Covenant Prime is captured, their leaders imprisoned and Yuri Rosoff killed in a fire fight with Republic landing troops. The Quadrate is destroyed.
  • 2320: Carrie Manders is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2324: Alfred Fortune is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2328: Alfred Fortune is elected TDR Secretary General for a second term.
  • 2332: Virgil Parkston is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2336: Virgil Parkston is elected TDR Secretary General for a second term.
  • 2340: Annette Norton is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2344: Laura Livingston is elected TDR Secretary General. Terran Democratic Republic/Rosebourg Monarchy Full Alliance signed by Secretary General Livingston and Her Majesty the Queen Zeeana Rosebourg.
  • 2345: First encounter with the former space of the Natashan Nation. UNSS Victory is lost. Legislation is rushed through office banning the transport of ships through former Natashan territory. The Rosebourg Monarchy signs a similar treaty with the TDR.
  • 2348: Laura Livingston is elected TDR Secretary General for a second term.
  • 2352: Xavier Matthews is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2353: First contact between the Gohorn Directorate and the Terran Democratic Republic. The two powers try to colonise the same planet (Ulure IV to the Gohorns, Lavelle to the Terrans), resulting in a disastrous conflict that saw the small Terran force decimated by the highly organised and aggressive Gohorn Remteklar.
  • 2355: The First Terran/Gohorn War begins
  • 2356: Patricia Howard is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2360: Charlotte Treverson is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2362: The Battle for Rokar VII, which culminated in the End of the First Terran/Gohorn War and the signing of an armistice.
  • 2364: Janis Yom is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2368: Harvey Whitmore is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2372: Harvey Whitmore is elected TDR Secretary General for a second term.
  • 2376: George R. Farside is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2380: Ndolo Bala is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2384: Okaha Bentu is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2386: Secretary General Bentu expands the TDR's space exploration program for speedier discovery of planets to colonise.
  • 2388: Okaha Bentu is elected TDR Secretary General for a second term.
  • 2389: Republic wide Education Programs raise the overall intelligence of new Republic students. The programs are hailed a victory for Secretary General Bentu.
  • 2389: First contact between the Terran Democratic Republic and "The Architects." Architect artwork becomes very popular over the Republic very quickly. The pieces begin selling for extraordinary prices, and a thriving black market of forged Architect pieces emerges.
  • 2392: Russell Rogers is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2393: The Architects send emissaries to approach each of the five governments (TDR, Gohorn Directorate, Rosebourg Monarchy, Second Tripartite Zone and the Dividian League.) with the master plan for the "Organisation of Interstellar Peace."
  • 2394: Hostilities once again erupt with the Gohorn Directorate. Both sides begin to arm for war.
  • 2396: Rashid Talakawa is elected TDR Secretary General

2400s

Having supported a succesful Gohorn regime change in the early 2400s, the TDR then joins the Organisation for Interstellar Peace founded in 2407 as one of its most fervant advocates. The OIP era enables a TDR economic boom in the 2410s.

Despite having illictly supported regime change, the TDR and Gohorn problem threatened to descend into war again in 2431 - stopped only by skillful diplomatic work of the Architects. Economic treaties in 2447 signed with the LMC continue to bring prosperity to the Republic prompting a continuation of space expansion Project Atlas in 2450.

The TDR subsequently sponsors the entry of the LMC into the OIP in 2455 and then props up the failing economy of their long-time allies, the Rosebourgs in 2484 through the Support Against Rosebourg Depression Treaty.

The TDR seizes control of Lorn V and Griffin Prime in 2490 despite Gohorn official protests and increasing tensions with pirates in 2491 and the Gohorns in 2492 during the Spider Cluster Incident prompts increases in military spending.

  • 2400: Boris Rashkin is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2404: Pablo Mendez is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2406: 20 million credits of Terran aid is sent to the Directorate as a "good will" gesture to help them get over their period of crisis. The money is in fact a pay off to the reformers who installed the more receptive Gohorn to the Chiefdom.
  • 2407: The Organisation for Interstellar Peace (O.I.P) is founded. The Terrans Democratic Republic joins the OIP, firmly realising the benefits that organisations like the United Nations brought to the Earth in the past.
  • 2408: Sawako Asano is elected TDR Secretary General. Her efforts were what brought the TDR fully in to compliance with the OIP. It was her strive for peace that got her elected for a second term.
  • 2410: TDR economic boom begins.
  • 2412: Sawako Asano is elected TDR Secretary General for a second term.
  • 2416: Alexander Thompson is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2420: George Adams is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2422: Kevin Major is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2426: Derek York is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2430: Alistair Mackenzie is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2431: Gohorns and Terrans begin clashing openly in the OIP Senate. It is only the skilful diplomatic work of the Architects that avoids the two governments from breaking away and going to war.
  • 2434: Alistair Mackenzie is elected TDR Secretary General for a second term.
  • 2438: Lula Shabalala is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2442: Victoria DeCruz is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2446: Rachel Parker is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2447: Economic treaties are signed with the LMC. These bring great prosperity to the Republic, as the LMC is an economically thriving zone of development.
  • 2450: Alan West is elected TDR Secretary General. "Project Atlas" recommences.
  • 2454: Carlos Molina is elected TDR Secretary General. Intelligence base established in the Kessif system.
  • 2455: The TDR sponsor the inclusion of the LMC in to the OIP. There is much support for this throughout the Republic, as the LMC has already proved that it can provide much for the Republic.
  •  2458: Taluba Nika is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2462: Vincent Yamato is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2466: John Blackwood is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2470: Nelson Umtutu is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2474: Nelson Umtutu is elected TDR Secretary General for a second term.
  • 2478: Julianne Moresby is elected TDR Secretary General.
  • 2482: Julianne Moresby is elected TDR Secretary General for a second term.
  • 2484: The Terran Democratic Republic and Rosebourg Monarchy sign a Third Economic Treaty (called the Support Against Rosebourg Depression Treaty), ensuring Terran monetary aid for the failing Rosebourg economy.
  • 2486: Viktor Spez is elected TDR Secretary General for a second term.
  • 2488: Military spending is cut by a quarter. Military commanders are furious and prepare their own candidate for the next election. Lorn V and Griffin Prime come under TDR control. The Gohorns lodge an official protest. It is ignored.
  • 2490: The popular Geoffrey Walker, a former Peace Keeper with the full support of the TDR military, outvotes Spez. He becomes the TDR Secretary General and resumes full military spending.
  • 2491: Pirate factions begin retroubling the Terran Democratic Republic. All captured pirates begin speaking of "The Lord." This Lord remains uncaptured by the TDR, however it is believed that he has united the pirate factions and criminals under one banner, and is slowly building an insiduous Empire that spreads across the galaxy. It is believed by top Intelligence sources that "The Lord" is trying to rebuild Yuri Rosoff's Quadrate, therefore the suggestion is that he is a relative.
  • 2492: The "Spider Cluster Incident." War between the Terrans and the Gohorns is barely avoided as the area of space known as the "Spider Cluster" comes under dispute. Only ten days of intensive diplomatic talks avert the build-up to war. The Terrans mobilised all their forces along the Gohorn border in preparation for a conflict, but the OIP intervened and the conflict was averted. 2/3 of the Gohorn cluster comes under Terran control.
  • 2494: Jin Chan is elected TDR Secretary General on his pledges to stamp out poverty.
  • 2498: Jin Chan is elected TDR Secretary General for a second term.

2500s


In 2500, the Gohorns openly call for the end of the Project Atlas as a number of disputed planets are planned for colonisation. The TDR ignores these concerns and when the OIP sides with the Gohorns, the TDR refuses to back down, leading to the Gohorns declaring war in 2501.

In 2502, honour alliance terms, the Rosebourg Monarchy announced it would join the war on the Terran Side.

  • 2500: The beginning of a new century, and a new beginning for mankind. Secretary General Jin Chan announces the continuation of the successful "Project: Atlas." Military spending for the Republic is increased.
  • 2501: The Gohorns call for the end to "Project: Atlas." They obtain a mandate from the OIP that the TDR should suspend Atlas until a full review can be conducted. Ambassador Charles Williamson announces to the O.I.P Senate that the TDR will not be halting "Project: Atlas." There is outrage in the Republic, especially on Mars, for the Republic's policy, however those individuals are not in the majority. The Second Terran/Gohorn War begins.
  • 2502: The Rosebourg Monarchy announces that it will be joining the war on the Terran side. The 2238 Weapons Act is rescinded amid outrage from pacifistic societies in the Republic.
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