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This was inspired by discussions in another thread. It is a a timeline with events gleaned from some of the materials so far published by Spartan Games. All material in it should probably be considered copyright © Spartan Games, 2011-2012 unless otherwise noted (and I don't know why there would be a reason to have such a note). This was compiled by myself and MythicKhan, Cambrius, and Illuminus23. They did the scouring of the original texts and I did the compilation. The abbreviations: RB11, SGW, RoF11 refer to the source material and are explained in the other thread. This is the first draft of this, there are further updates planned when new source data becomes available. Enjoy:

A Timeline of Dystopic History

1774—Russia invades the Japanese islands.—RB11—[2]

1774—Russian invasion of the Japanese Home Islands—SGW—

1789—Birth of Empress Maya—SGW—

1799—Nikolai Rurik-Novy seizes power in the Russian Coalition, toppling Tsar Paul, the last of the Romanov dynasty, in the process—SGW—

1801—Napoleon Bonaparte wins victories against the League of Italian States laying claim to the bulk of Northern and Central Italy.—RoF11—

1801—Napoleon crosses the Pyrénées Mountains into Spain and places his own brother on the throne of Spain as Regent.—RoF11—

1803—Napoleon controls from the borders of Portugal to the Ottoman Empire. And from the English Channel to the Sahara and is an Emperor in all but name.—RoF11—

1803—Birth of Mehmed Pasha, future Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Dominions—SGW—

1804—Napoleon Bonaparte is named Emperor of France in Paris by the Pope.—RoF11—

1804—Napoleon is found dead in his apartments. The exact cause of death has never been made public.—RoF11—

1804—The ‘Parti de la Republique’ (Republicans) claim Napoleon’s empire. Napoleon’s brother Joseph (still King of Spain) launches a counter-invasion of France and is joined by Pro-Bonaparte loyalists.—RoF11—

1804—Joseph Bonaparte forms the ‘Aigle Imperial’ (Imperial Eagle) party and gains strong support across southern France. The Republicans gains support in the north and central France becomes a battleground.—RoF11—

1804—Death of Napoleon Bonaparte—SGW—

1804—The League of Italian States regains old Venetian territories on the Adriatic Coast, including Split, after the Hapsburg’s submission to Prussia—SGW—

1804—Egypt gains its independence from France—SGW—

1805—The Imperial Eagles set sail from Cadiz but is destroyed near Trafalgar by the Britannian navy.—RoF11—

1806—The League of Italian States reclaims all of its territory previously lost to France as well as Provence, Tunisia, and a large portion of Algeria. Republican forces oust the Imperials from Egypt.—RoF11—

1807—Britannians invade Spain seeking to oust Joseph and restore exiled King Ferdinand to the Throne.—RoF11—

1808—Prussian Emperor Heinrich Otto invades France as well Spain to face both the Imperials and the Britannian forces there.—RoF11—

1810—Jean Chaumillat is named President of the Republique in Paris renaming the Republican party the Parti Gaulois.—RoF11—

1810—France is militarily exhausted and is unable to intervene when the British invade from Spain to fight the Prussians at the Battle of Waterloo. France is reduced to no more than a theater of operations for other nations.—RoF11—

1810—Norway and Sweden become part of the Prussian Empire—SGW—

1810—French army shattered by a string of pressures, beginning with exhausting campaigns in Spain, followed by Civil War and Prussian invasion—SGW—

1815—Prussia is defeated by France at Waterloo.—RB11—[7]

1815—First deployment of landships in battle. Britannian technology triumphs over the Prussians at Waterloo.—SGW—

1815—The Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth becomes independent of Prussian control after the defeat of Heinrich Otto’s armies at Waterloo—SGW—

1819—Emperor Frederick Grunder begins his reign as fifth emperor of Prussia.—RB11—[8]

1819—Birth of Princess Victoria—SGW—

1819—Frederick Grunder becomes Emperor of the Prussian Empire—SGW—

1821—France adopts universal male suffrage—SGW—

1823—Empire of the Blazing Sun purchases the Philipines from the cash-strapped Republic of Mexico—SGW—

1825—Abolition of slavery in the United States of America—SGW—

1826—The Britannian government reforms the military into “Armadas”—SGW—

1828—Birth of Karol, later King Karol of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth—SGW—

1828—Birth of Elizabeta Rives, later Elizabeta de Rosa—SGW—

1828—The Ottoman Dominons invade Egypt to crush the pirate menace that operates from its ports. Instead of annexing the country, the Ottoman’s support the Republic’s nascent government, withdrawing peacefully and leaving behind a friendly and stable ally.—SGW—

1829—The French-Prussian alliance is officially confirmed and has been confirmed every decade since.—RoF11—

1829—The French military begins mercenary missions to a number of regions worldwide.—RoF11—

1830—Defeat of the White Army outside Vilnius (or Bialystok, there are two locations given in different places) by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the “Charge of the Angels”—SGW—

1833—Nikola Tesla creates the Tesla Generator.—RB11—[14]

1834—Birth of Suleiman Mustafa, future Sultan of the Ottoman Dominions—SGW—

1837—Queen Victoria begins her reign as monarch of the Kingdom of Britannia.—RB11—[15]

1837—The United States defeats Mexico, annexing Cuba and Puerto Rico in the process—SGW—

1837—Queen Victoria crowned at the age of 18—SGW—

1837—Formation of the Democratic Union of South America (DUSA)—SGW—

1838—Start of the Sino-Russian War—SGW—

1844—Lord Barnabas Sturgeon leads a team of his closest friends and comrades into the Antarctic in pursuit of The Vault.—RB11—[16]

1845—Discovery of the Vault by Sturgeon’s expedition—SGW—

1847—End of the nine year inconclusive Sino-Russian War—SGW—

1848—Birth of the future Empress Shinzua—SGW—

1848—European wide spate of revolutions—SGW—

1848—Giuseppe Garibaldi returns home to Italy when news of the revolutions reaches South America—SGW—

1848—Elizabeta Rives, later Elisabeta de Rosa, is a student in Milan at this time, she subsequently adopts Marx’s ideals—SGW—

1849—Prince Albert, consort to Queen Victoria, dies.—RB11—[17]

1849—Dutch East Indies signed over to the Empire of the Blazing Sun—SGW—

1850—Wells Chasm is christened.—RB11—[18]

1850—Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte attends Lord Sturgeon’s symposium on his findings in the Vault and joins him on his return to Antarctica.—RoF11—

1850—Maximillian Schneider’s mercenary army is hired by Sturgeon—SGW—

1856—The East India Company applies the Tesla Generator on the battlefield, in an effort to catch up with and then stop pirate transports without destroying them and their precious cargo.—RB11—[19]

1857—The Covenant of Antarctica is founded as a nation.—RB11—[20]

1857—France is first to welcome the first representatives from the CoA and French universities become renound. The CoA praises France for using the shared technology for almost exclusively peaceful means.—RoF11—

1857—Official founding year of the Covenant of Antarctica—SGW—

1860—Dispute over the ownership of strategic industrial resources causes a political rift between the United States government and a large number of individual states. The American Civil War begins.—RB11—[21]

1860—American Civil War forces French President Dumont to rely more heavily on the Prussian Empire for support and some see the Parti Gaulois as mere Prussian puppets.—RoF11—

1860—Southern states take up arms over natural resources, starting the “Ore War”, later to be known as the American Civil War—SGW—

1861—Engineer H. Matthew “Panama Matt” Godwin begins construction on the Panama Canal.—RB11—[22]

1862—Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte returns to France as a CoA Emissary from Antarctica and creates a new political party under the revived name of the Imperial Eagles.—RoF11—

1862—Empress Shinzua ascends the Chrysantheum Throne aged 14—SGW—

1862—Prospectors discover oil in the southern regions of the Republic of Egypt—SGW—

1863—Lord Sturgeon strips Louis-Napoleon of his rank and citizenship in the CoA.—RoF11—

1863—Sublime Lord Suleiman Mustafa I becomes Sultan of the Ottoman Dominions aged 29—SGW—

1864—The Confederate States of America defeat the United States of America with assistance from the Kingdom of Britannia. Nathanial Adams of the New Federalist Party and president-elect, proclaims the Federated States of America.—RB11—[23]

1864—Singapore Incident—SGW—

1864—The New Federalist Party wins the first Federated States’ general election, inagurating Nathaniel Adams as President, with Abraham Lincoln as vice-president—SGW—

1865—Louis-Napoleon announces his bid for Presidency against Dumont.—RoF11—

1866—Lord Sturgeon closes the Covenant of Antarctica’s borders, expels all foreign researchers and scientists, and halts the flow of knowledge from The Vault to the rest of the world.—RB11—[25]

1866—Louis-Napoleon and the Imperial Eagles sweep the polls in France.—RoF11—

1866—Russian fugitive Markov Helsinki limps into Marseilles aboard a stolen CoA submersible and France begins reverse-engineering the craft and copying his research papers. CoA Ambassador Kuyper demands his surrender but is told that Markov had escaped.—RoF11—

1866—Markov Helsinki is finally allowed to leave France and is escorted to Constantinople in The Ottoman Empire. He promptly returns to the Russian Tsar.—RoF11—

1866—Flight of Markov Helsinki, dissident of Antarctica, to the court of the Tsar—SGW—

1866—Election of Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte to the office of President of France—SGW—

1866—Carnival season in the DUSA, Communist revolutionaries seize Sao Paolo’s wireless station and broadcast a message of national Marxist revolution. Within a few weeks, the government capitulates, and the Socialist Union of South America is formed.—SGW—

1867—Empire of the Blazing Sun purchases the province of Kanawa-Hsi—SGW—

1868—Raising of Singapore by the Wani, under General Oni—SGW—

1868—The New Federalist Party wins its second general election in the FSA—SGW—

Citations

All from Dystopian Wars Rulebook, January 2012 Print Edition 1.1, copyright © Spartan Games

[1] Page 4; The World At War; paragraph two.

[2] Page 13; Empire of the Blazing Sun; paragraph eleven.

[3] Page 10; Prussian Empire; paragraph seven.

[4] Page 10; Prussian Empire; paragraph eight.

[5] Page 10; Prussian Empire; paragraph seven.

[6] Page 10; Prussian Empire; paragraph nine.

[7] Page 10; Prussian Empire; paragraph nine.

[8] Page 10; Prussian Empire; paragraph ten.

[9] Page 12; Empire of the Blazing Sun; paragraph eight.

[10] Page 88; Kingdom of Britannia; paragraph two.

[11] Page 12; Empire of the Blazing Sun; paragraph two.

[12] Page 14; Federated States of America; paragraph seven.

[13] Page 96; Prussian Empire; paragraph two.

[14] Page 79; Tesla Generator; paragraph one.

[15] Page 8; Kingdom of Britannia; paragraph seven.

[16] Page 1; Foreword; paragraph five.

[17] Page 8; Kingdom of Britannia; paragraph seven.

[18] Page 1; Foreword; paragraph eight.

[19] Page 79; Tesla Generator; paragraph one.

[20] Page 6; Covenant of Antarctica; paragraph one.

[21] Page 14; Federated States of America; paragraphs two and four.

[22] Page 15; Federated States of America; paragraph three.

[23] Page 14; Federated States of America; paragraph four.

[24] Page 77; Kinetic Generator; paragraph two.

[25] Page 7; Covenant of Antarctica; paragraphs seven and eight.

[26] Page 5; A World At War; paragraph seven.

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A Timeline of Dystopic History [2nd Draft]

1774—Russia invades the Japanese islands.—RB11—[2]—

1774—Russian invasion of the Japanese Home Islands—SGW—

1789—Birth of Empress Maya—SGW—

1799—Nikolai Rurik-Novy seizes power in the Russian Coalition, toppling Tsar Paul, the last of the Romanov dynasty, in the process"—SGW—

1801—Napoleon Bonaparte wins victories against the League of Italian States laying claim to the bulk of Northern and Central Italy.—RoF11—

1801—Napoleon crosses the Pyrénées Mountains into Spain and places his own brother on the throne of Spain as Regent.—RoF11—

1801—Napoleon's campaigns in North Africa initiated. Objective is to dominate the Mediterranean.—RoF11—

1801—Barnabas Draynes Sturgeon born in the city of Bath, Britannia.—COV10—[p03]

1803—Napoleon controls from the borders of Portugal to the Ottoman Empire. And from the English Channel to the Sahara and is an Emperor in all but name.—RoF11—

1803—Birth of Mehmed Pasha, future Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Dominions—SGW—

1804—Napoleon Bonaparte is named Emperor of France in Paris by the Pope.—RoF11—

1804—Napoleon is found dead in his apartments. The exact cause of death has never been made public.—RoF11—

1804—The ‘Parti de la Republique’ (Republicans) claim Napoleon’s empire. Napoleon’s brother Joseph (still King of Spain) launches a counter-invasion of France and is joined by Pro-Bonaparte loyalists.—RoF11—

1804—Joseph Bonaparte forms the ‘Aigle Imperial’ (Imperial Eagle) party and gains strong support across southern France. The Republicans gains support in the north and central France becomes a battleground.—RoF11—

1804—Death of Napoleon Bonaparte—SGW—

1804—The League of Italian States regains old Venetian territories on the Adriatic Coast, including Split, after the Hapsburg’s submission to Prussia—SGW—

1804—Egypt gains its independence from France—SGW—

1804—The French Emperor dies mysteriously.—RB11—[3]

1804—Prussian Emperor Heinrich Otto incorporates the greater part of the old Habsburg dominions into his own.—RB11—[3]

1805—The Imperial Eagles set sail from Cadiz but are destroyed near Trafalgar by the Britannian navy.—RoF11—

1806—The League of Italian States reclaims all of its territory previously lost to France as well as Provence, Tunisia, and a large portion of Algeria. Republican forces oust the Imperials from Egypt.—RoF11—

1807—Britannians invade Spain seeking to oust Joseph and restore exiled King Ferdinand to the Throne.—RoF11—

1808—Prussian Emperor Heinrich Otto invades France as well Spain to face both the Imperials and the Britannian forces there.—RoF11—

1808—At the height of his power, Prussian Emperor Heinrich Otto invades France.—RB11—[4]

1808—‘The War of the Eagles' Begins. Republicans allied with Prussians against the Imperials.—RoF11—

1810—Jean Chaumillat is named President of the Republique in Paris renaming the Republican party the Parti Gaulois.—RoF11—

1810—France is militarily exhausted and is unable to intervene when the British invade from Spain to fight the Prussians at the Battle of Waterloo. France is reduced to no more than a theater of operations for other nations.—RoF11—

1810—Norway and Sweden become part of the Prussian Empire—SGW—

1810—French army shattered by a string of pressures, beginning with exhausting campaigns in Spain, followed by Civil War and Prussian invasion—SGW—

1810—The Prussian Empire annexes Norway and Sweden for “reasons of security”.—RB11—[5]

1811—Prussia’s campaign against the Russians fails.—RB11—[6]

1814—‘The War of the Eagles' Concludes. The Imperials are driven from France as are the Italians from Provence.—RoF11—

1815—Prussia is defeated by France at Waterloo.—RB11—[7]

1815—First deployment of landships in battle. Britannian technology triumphs over the Prussians at Waterloo.—SGW—

1815—The Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth becomes independent of Prussian control after the defeat of Heinrich Otto’s armies at Waterloo—SGW—

1819—Emperor Frederick Grunder begins his reign as fifth emperor of Prussia.—RB11—[8]

1819—Birth of Princess Victoria—SGW—

1819—Frederick Grunder becomes Emperor of the Prussian Empire—SGW—

1821—France adopts universal male suffrage—SGW—

1823—Empire of the Blazing Sun purchases the Philipines from the cash-strapped Republic of Mexico—SGW—

1825—Abolition of slavery in the United States of America—SGW—

1826—The Britannian government reforms the military into “Armadas”—SGW—

1828—Birth of Karol, later King Karol of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth—SGW—

1828—Birth of Elizabeta Rives, later Elizabeta de Rosa—SGW—

1828—The Ottoman Dominons invade Egypt to crush the pirate menace that operates from its ports. Instead of annexing the country, the Ottoman’s support the Republic’s nascent government, withdrawing peacefully and leaving behind a friendly and stable ally.—SGW—

1829—The French-Prussian alliance is officially confirmed and has been confirmed every decade since.—RoF11—

1829—The French military begins mercenary missions to a number of regions worldwide.—RoF11—

1830—Defeat of the White Army outside Vilnius (or Bialystok, there are two locations given in different places) by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the “Charge of the Angels”—SGW—

1833—Nikola Tesla creates the Tesla Generator.—RB11—[14]

1834—Birth of Suleiman Mustafa, future Sultan of the Ottoman Dominions—SGW—

1837—Queen Victoria begins her reign as monarch of the Kingdom of Britannia.—RB11—[15]

1837—The United States defeats Mexico, annexing Cuba and Puerto Rico in the process—SGW—

1837—Queen Victoria crowned at the age of 18—SGW—

1837—Formation of the Democratic Union of South America (DUSA)—SGW—

1838—Start of the Sino-Russian War—SGW—

1844—Lord Barnabas Sturgeon leads a team of his closest friends and comrades into the Antarctic in pursuit of The Vault.—RB11—[16]

1845—Discovery of the Vault by Sturgeon’s expedition—SGW—

1845—May 7th - The Vault sighted from the Eye of Reason, a modified Doncaster bomber.—COV10—[p06]

1847—End of the nine year inconclusive Sino-Russian War—SGW—

1848—Birth of the future Empress Shinzua—SGW—

1848—European wide spate of revolutions—SGW—

1848—Giuseppe Garibaldi returns home to Italy when news of the revolutions reaches South America—SGW—

1848—Elizabeta Rives, later Elisabeta de Rosa, is a student in Milan at this time, she subsequently adopts Marx’s ideals—SGW—

1849—Prince Albert, consort to Queen Victoria, dies.—RB11—[17]

1849—Dutch East Indies signed over to the Empire of the Blazing Sun—SGW—

1849—October 1st - Sturgeon and Leonidas find the first opening into The Vault.—COV10—[p07]

1850—Wells Chasm is christened.—RB11—[18]

1850—Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte attends Lord Sturgeon’s symposium on his findings in The Vault and joins him on his return to Antarctica.—RoF11—

1850—Maximillian Schneider’s mercenary army is hired by Sturgeon—SGW—

1850—Louis-Napoleon attends Lord Banarbas Sturgeon’s symposium on the Vault—SGB—

1850—Louis-Napoleon sails with Sturgeon on the return to Antarctica—SGB—

1856—The East India Company applies the Tesla Generator on the battlefield, in an effort to catch up with and then stop pirate transports without destroying them and their precious cargo.—RB11—[19]

1857—The Covenant of Antarctica is founded as a nation.—RB11—[20]

1857—France is first to welcome the first representatives from the CoA and French universities become renound. The CoA praises France for using the shared technology for almost exclusively peaceful means.—RoF11—

1857—Official founding year of the Covenant of Antarctica—SGW—

1857—The existence of the Covenant of Antarctica announced to the world.—COV10—[p02]

1860—Dispute over the ownership of strategic industrial resources causes a political rift between the United States government and a large number of individual states. The American Civil War begins.—RB11—[21]

1860—American Civil War forces French President Dumont to rely more heavily on the Prussian Empire for support and some see the Parti Gaulois as mere Prussian puppets.—RoF11—

1860—Southern states take up arms over natural resources, starting the “Ore War”, later to be known as the American Civil War—SGW—

1860—Covenant purchases South Georgia from Britannia.—COV10—[p02]

1861—Engineer H. Matthew “Panama Matt” Godwin begins construction on the Panama Canal.—RB11—[22]

1861—First Olympic Class Liner sets sail on its maiden voyage.—SGB—

1862—Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte returns to France as a CoA Emissary from Antarctica and creates a new political party under the revived name of the Imperial Eagles.—RoF11—

1862—Empress Shinzua ascends the Chrysantheum Throne at age 14.—SGW—

1862—Prospectors discover oil in the southern regions of the Republic of Egypt—SGW—

1862—Louis-Napoleon begins his rise to power.—RoF11—

1862—Louis-Napoleon returns to France as emissary of the Covenant—SGB—

1863—Lord Sturgeon strips Louis-Napoleon of his rank and citizenship in the CoA.—RoF11—

1863—Sublime Lord Suleiman Mustafa I becomes Sultan of the Ottoman Dominions aged 29—SGW—

1863—Lord Sturgeon strips Louis-Napoleon of his position—SGB —

1864—The Confederate States of America defeat the United States of America with assistance from the Kingdom of Britannia. Nathanial Adams of the New Federalist Party and president-elect, proclaims the Federated States of America.—RB11—[23]

1864—Singapore Incident—SGW—

1864—The New Federalist Party wins the first Federated States’ general election, inagurating Nathaniel Adams as President, with Abraham Lincoln as vice-president—SGW—

1865—Louis-Napoleon announces his bid for Presidency against Dumont.—RoF11—

1866—Lord Sturgeon closes the Covenant of Antarctica’s borders, expels all foreign researchers and scientists, and halts the flow of knowledge from The Vault to the rest of the world.—RB11—[25]

1866—Louis-Napoleon and the Imperial Eagles sweep the polls in France.—RoF11—

1866—Russian fugitive Markov Helsinki limps into Marseilles aboard a stolen CoA submersible and France begins reverse-engineering the craft and copying his research papers. CoA Ambassador Kuyper demands his surrender but is told that Markov had escaped.—RoF11

1866—Markov Helsinki is finally allowed to leave France and is escorted to Constantinople in The Ottoman Empire. He promptly returns to the Russian Tsar.—RoF11

1866—Flight of Markov Helsinki, dissident of Antarctica, to the court of the Tsar—SGW

1866—Election of Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte to the office of President of France—SGW

1866—Carnival season in the DUSA, Communist revolutionaries seize Sao Paolo’s wireless station and broadcast a message of national Marxist revolution. Within a few weeks, the government capitulates, and the Socialist Union of South America is formed.—SGW

1866—Louis-Napoleon elected President of the Republique of France—SGB

1867—Empire of the Blazing Sun purchases the province of Kanawa-Hsi—SGW

1868—Raising of Singapore by the Wani, under General Oni—SGW

1868—The New Federalist Party wins its second general election in the FSA—SGW

1870—November 17th - Prussian declaration of war on Britannia—SGW

1870—November - Prussian submersible raid on London—SGW

1870—December 31st - All of the Great Powers: Brittannia, Prussia, France, Russia, the FSA, Japan, and the Covenant are effectively at war with one or more of the others.

1871—For events subsequent to January 1st, scholars & readers should refer to the Time Line of Events in the tome titled Hurricane Season.—HS

As noted with the first draft the idea to compile this was inspired by discussions in another thread. The events listed are gleaned from some of the materials so far published by Spartan Games. All material in it should probably be considered copyright © Spartan Games, 2011-2012.

The abbreviations: RB11, SGW, SGB, COV11, RoF11, RUS11, HS refer to source material as follows:

  • RB11 - DW Rulebook version 1.1
  • SGW - SG Webpages explaining each nation's background.
  • SGB - Spartan Games Blog entries and announcements.
  • COV10 - Covenant A5 format rule booklet (published under the 1.0 rules).
  • RoF11 - Republique of France A5 format rule booklet.
  • RUS11 - Russian A5 format rule booklet. (Not published yet but it will presumably confirm the one entry attributed to it.)
  • HS - Hurricane Season (only used once on the final entry - please see the excellent Time Line in HS for the events of 1871.)

Typographical Errors Perpetrated by: ______________________**

Contributors: Cambrius, Illuminus23, MythicKhan, Pendrake.

Compiled and sorted in a spreadsheet by: Pendrake.

**oddly enough the line for persons wanting to take credit for those is very, very short.

Citations

All from Dystopian Wars Rulebook, January 2012 Print Edition 1.1, copyright © Spartan Games.

[1] Page 4; The World At War; paragraph two.

[2] Page 13; Empire of the Blazing Sun; paragraph eleven.

[3] Page 10; Prussian Empire; paragraph seven.

[4] Page 10; Prussian Empire; paragraph eight.

[5] Page 10; Prussian Empire; paragraph seven.

[6] Page 10; Prussian Empire; paragraph nine.

[7] Page 10; Prussian Empire; paragraph nine.

[8] Page 10; Prussian Empire; paragraph ten.

[9] Page 12; Empire of the Blazing Sun; paragraph eight.

[10] Page 88; Kingdom of Britannia; paragraph two.

[11] Page 12; Empire of the Blazing Sun; paragraph two.

[12] Page 14; Federated States of America; paragraph seven.

[13] Page 96; Prussian Empire; paragraph two.

[14] Page 79; Tesla Generator; paragraph one.

[15] Page 8; Kingdom of Britannia; paragraph seven.

[16] Page 1; Foreword; paragraph five.

[17] Page 8; Kingdom of Britannia; paragraph seven.

[18] Page 1; Foreword; paragraph eight.

[19] Page 79; Tesla Generator; paragraph one.

[20] Page 6; Covenant of Antarctica; paragraph one.

[21] Page 14; Federated States of America; paragraphs two and four.

[22] Page 15; Federated States of America; paragraph three.

[23] Page 14; Federated States of America; paragraph four.

[24] Page 77; Kinetic Generator; paragraph two.

[25] Page 7; Covenant of Antarctica; paragraphs seven and eight.

[26] Page 5; A World At War; paragraph seven.

All citations of the form "[p02]-[p07]" refer to the relevant page in the Covenant A5 book. copyright © Spartan Games.

Edited by Pendrake

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Interesting timeline, however, I disagree tremendously with Abraham Lincoln as VP of the Federated States.

I have noticed a strange tendency to add Northern personalities into positions of leadership of what would obviously be a Southern dominated political/military structure and yet leave out historical Southerners. Another author mentioned a U. Grant as Sec of War in a story. It is quite possibly the only major fault I find in the FSA fluf. I myself am a Southerner and a historian. Knowing the kind of attitudes that would permeate a post-war American, I find it highly doubtful that Northern personalities would find themselves in high leadership positions.

I can think of a number of other suggestions for VP of the Federated states, both historical and invented that would be much better fits in this timeline. For instance:

Historical - Judah Benjamin, Gen. Robert E. Lee, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, Gov. Joseph Davis of Georgia, Vice Pres. Alexander H. Stephens and Sec. of War John C. Breckinridge for starters

Fictional - George Washington III (Grandson of America's First Rebel), Edward Calhoun (son of John C. Calhoun, noted Southern statesman), Andrew Jackson, Jr. (son of Pres. Andrew Jackson), Gen. George Barksdale (commander of a division in the war turned politician) etc, etc...

Just my two-cents.

Jeff

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Hi Jeff,

I think Spartan's purpose was to emphasise the "united" nature of the new FSA, and how wonderfully cosmopolitan it became after its very different Civil War. What I would point out is that given that the states of the FSA have a lot more power than they did beforehand, it may be that these famous southerners you mention are the high ups in their own states rather than pursuing a federal career. It's probably Spartan's way of distancing itself from the slavery question.

And I do apologize about the U. Grant thing, it was just an off the cuff comment... As a Brit with a fascination with US history I do try to give the FSA as genuine a feel as I can; after all Nathaniel Worthing's ship is the FSS Calhoun (on whom I did my thesis)!

Great timeline Pendrake! Nice to see it all come together.

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Mythic,

Thanks for your thoughts, and no need to apologize for the Grant mention. Your an auther, it was fiction, and you should write what you enjoy. After all, if you don't enjoy it, why write it?

I think my complaint stems more from from the point of view that Spartan is trying to distance itself from the slavery question. They don't need to. They made it clear in thier time line it wasn't a factor. It should be concluded there. With that said, I don't see why historic Southern leaders can not be used and historic Northern ones can. Can't it even be mentioned who the Confederate president was? Is Jefferson Davis' name that big a bug-a-boo? Wouldn't some of the Confederate generals rise to lead the Federated armies? Naturally the national leadership would choose officers who WON battles rather than lost them to lead thier forces. For instance why isn't Rapheal Semmes leading a naval force, or James Longstreet commanding an army? I could just see Jeb Stuart as an air force commander.

I mean, quite frankly, why have the South win the war if your not going to give the FSA a more Southern flavor? Right now, the FSA has the flavor of a nation lead by Northeastern industrialists with those accompanying values, as opposed to a Southern lead nation which, while adjusted for the "steampunk" nature of a Dystopian world, would still retain a unique and dominant Southern culture.

It just seems a little silly to me to be otherwise.

Thanks,

Jeff

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Hi Jeff,

Thanks for your thoughts, I do see your point and I think that Spartan should try and strike a balance in their presentation of the FSA. Jefferson Davis is mentioned somewhere as Confederate president I think, mainly in the set up for our fictional president Nathaniel Adams. As for military leaders, I'm sure people can choose as many CS army officers as they like to lead FS formations. Perhaps the upcoming Hurricane Season will give us a more in-depth look at the FSA's military commanders?

In the meantime would you mind reading this story of mine and telling me what you think? :P

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This is a really engaging read, and does you all immense credit for your efforts - when I 'eventually' finish looking at version 1 you may be able to add more to this...

One thing that seems uncertain is exactly WHO fought at Waterloo. One entry clearly delineates that Prussia fought France, while another seems to suggest that Prussia fought and lost to Britannia. I think the battle would have been between KoB and the PE as France was unable to participate having been exhausted by years of civil conflict.

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This is a really engaging read, and does you all immense credit for your efforts - when I 'eventually' finish looking at version 1 you may be able to add more to this...

One thing that seems uncertain is exactly WHO fought at Waterloo. One entry clearly delineates that Prussia fought France, while another seems to suggest that Prussia fought and lost to Britannia. I think the battle would have been between KoB and the PE as France was unable to participate having been exhausted by years of civil conflict.

This was already discussed on the 3rd and 4th pages of the thread that spawned this one: http://community.spa...-wars-timeline/ .

France was mearly the theatre of opperations and was NOT actually involved in the battle. The British invaded France from Spain in order to battle the Prusians.

Pendrake, you should change the date of:

1810—France is militarily exhausted and is unable to intervene when the British invade from Spain to fight the Prussians at the Battle of Waterloo. France is reduced to no more than a theater of operations for other nations.—RoF11—

to the proper date of 1815 to help avaoid futher confusion.

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Pendrake, you should change the date of:

1810—France is militarily exhausted and is unable to intervene when the British invade from Spain to fight the Prussians at the Battle of Waterloo. France is reduced to no more than a theater of operations for other nations.—RoF11—

to the proper date of 1815 to help avaoid futher confusion.

This is a good catch. I might end up splitting this into two entries. It mentions two events: Waterloo and the year France was militarily done.

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One thing I noticed is you mention the same event several times, which increase the size of the time line.

 

1804—Napoleon is found dead in his apartments. The exact cause of death has never been made public.—RoF11—
1804—Death of Napoleon Bonaparte—SGW
1804—The French Emperor dies mysteriously.—RB11—[3]

1837—Queen Victoria begins her reign as monarch of the Kingdom of Britannia.—RB11—[15]
1837—Queen Victoria crowned at the age of 18—SGW—

1845—Discovery of the Vault by Sturgeon’s expedition—SGW—
1845—May 7th - The Vault sighted from the Eye of Reason, a modified Doncaster bomber.—COV10—[p06]

1850—Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte attends Lord Sturgeon’s symposium on his findings in The Vault and joins him on his return to Antarctica.—RoF11—
1850—Louis-Napoleon attends Lord Banarbas Sturgeon’s symposium on the Vault—SGB—
1850—Louis-Napoleon sails with Sturgeon on the return to Antarctica—SGB—

1857—The Covenant of Antarctica is founded as a nation.—RB11—[20]
1857—Official founding year of the Covenant of Antarctica—SGW—
1857—The existence of the Covenant of Antarctica announced to the world.—COV10—[p02]

1860—Dispute over the ownership of strategic industrial resources causes a political rift between the United States government and a large number of individual states. The American Civil War begins.—RB11—[21]
1860—American Civil War forces French President Dumont to rely more heavily on the Prussian Empire for support and some see the Parti Gaulois as mere Prussian puppets.—RoF11—
1860—Southern states take up arms over natural resources, starting the “Ore War”, later to be known as the American Civil War—SGW—

1862—Louis-Napoleon returns to France as emissary of the Covenant—SGB—
1862—Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte returns to France as a CoA Emissary from Antarctica and creates a new political party under the revived name of the Imperial Eagles.—RoF11—

1863—Lord Sturgeon strips Louis-Napoleon of his rank and citizenship in the CoA.—RoF11—
1863—Lord Sturgeon strips Louis-Napoleon of his position—SGB —

1866—Louis-Napoleon and the Imperial Eagles sweep the polls in France.—RoF11—
1866—Election of Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte to the office of President of France—SGW
1866—Louis-Napoleon elected President of the Republique of France—SGB

 

There is also a bit of confusion here as to who takes part in Waterloo 1815

1815—Prussia is defeated by France at Waterloo.—RB11—[7]
1815—First deployment of landships in battle. Britannian technology triumphs over the Prussians at Waterloo.—SGW—

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Correct on both counts LN. And thanks for taking the time to compile a duplicates list.

 

The reason for the duplicates is that each entry came from a different Spartan authored source document. On the first pass we simply scooped up every bit of data that could be found. One benefit of that was being able to compare the different sources. And it does have the benefit of tracking which source document had which piece of information.

 

The confusion over Waterloo is a known issue (I have some notes on it).

 

I also notice that some 'events' are really two or even three distinct events mashed into combo entries. I'm sensing a need to split some things apart.

 

Thank you for the reminder I need to get back to work on this:

 

 

To Do List

 

1. Fix the Waterloo Problem (longstanding goof)

 

2. Cull some of the duplicates

 

3. Split a few entries into single events

 

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4. Raising should be Razing

 

5. Double check all dates associated with Tesla (now that I have the Ruskie A5 booklet).

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I will need to work out a better way to annotate the source(s) to accomplish 2&3.

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A neat point about the Northern and Southern leaders (Actual historic ones I mean) is that they are both used for ship naming conventions in Hurricane Season. From what I gather, the Air and Naval branches of the FSA forces are almost entirely federal, so this naming convention would be national. There is a carrier named the Jefferson Davis (woo a Saratoga! What an honor! :P) Two Valleys are named the FSAS Joseph Hooker and Abner Doubleday and a third is named after Jubal Early. I think the war in the Dystopian-verse wasn't as divisive as irl, and do we so both leaders mentioned.

 

Incidentally, as a North Carolinian myself, Zebulon Vance and Leonidas Polk (mainly because, awesome name) both have namesake ships in my FSA fleet : P

 

Fantastic post, and great to see such a concentrated effort in fleshing out some of the great lore behind the game. Good luck!

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I hate to nit pick and criticise an 'alternate history', given that it's already plenty fictional, but I should point out a rather glaring discrepancy in your time line:

1833—Nikola Tesla creates the Tesla Generator.—RB11—[14]


Now it's all well and good to bump the invention of the Tesla Coil/Generator up by a few decades, science advances sporadically by leaps and bounds, that's not at all unbelievable. But would somebody from Spartan games, or indeed any member of the DW community mind telling me HOW Nikola Tesla managed to invent the Tesla Generator 23 years BEFORE he was born?

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I hate to nit pick and criticise an 'alternate history', given that it's already plenty fictional, but I should point out a rather glaring discrepancy in your time line:

 

 

Now it's all well and good to bump the invention of the Tesla Coil/Generator up by a few decades, science advances sporadically by leaps and bounds, that's not at all unbelievable. But would somebody from Spartan games, or indeed any member of the DW community mind telling me HOW Nikola Tesla managed to invent the Tesla Generator 23 years BEFORE he was born?

 

.....maybe his dad did it?.....or an uncle?......who just happened to be called the same name! :unsure:

....Whose to say that Nikola wasn't named after this luminaire family member.....? ;)

 

.....maybe there are TWO Nikola Tesla ........I hope he didn't invent cloning or time travel too.... :blink:

 

D-Wars and History....ya gotta love it! :D 

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That should be 'Razing', not 'Raising'.

 

 

Now it's all well and good to bump the invention of the Tesla Coil/Generator up by a few decades, science advances sporadically by leaps and bounds, that's not at all unbelievable. But would somebody from Spartan games, or indeed any member of the DW community mind telling me HOW Nikola Tesla managed to invent the Tesla Generator 23 years BEFORE he was born?

 

 

I have added both of these items to my check list.

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