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2000Edit

  • January 1: At 8AM local time, WSAF reports the discovery of a new species of ferret near Edgebrook Woods, Chicago. The owner of the property where the ferrets were discovered takes them to the US Fish and Wildlife Service for examination.[1][2]
  • January 14: US Fish and Wildlife Service reports to WSAF that the recently-discovered ferrets are not black-footed ferrets or any other species. WSAF takes to calling them "Century Ferrets."[3]
  • May 26: In response to economic crisis, the Austrian president dissolves Parliament and places its power under the control of the Stahlmänner, a council composed of corporate figures.[4][5]
  • July 10: The Supreme Court of the United States releases the first Shiawase Decision.[6]
  • November 7: Martin Hunt is elected as the 43rd President of the United States.[7]
  • November 8: Shiawase Corporation's private nuclear power plant goes online.[8]
  • December 14: The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission pursues legal action against the Shiawase Corporation after TerraFirst! agents attack Shiawase's new nuclear power plant, arguing that the corporation cannot adequately defend its property; Shiawase responds with a statement that US federal laws hindered their security forces.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Paranormal Animals of North America pg. 40
  2. Parazoology pg. 10
  3. Ibid.
  4. Sixth World Almanac pg. 6
  5. Shadows of Europe pg. 60
  6. Ibid. 4
  7. Ibid.
  8. Ibid.
  9. Ibid.

2001Edit

  • January 4-18: Tensions in the southern states of Mexico increase. Over a two-week period, the governors of Chiapas, Campeche, and Quintana Roo are assassinated. Two of the three assassins are eventually caught and judged to have been working alone.[1]
  • February 14: Using the Seretech Decision as precedent, the United States Supreme Court finds in favor of Shiawase in the case of United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission v. Shiawase Corporation. In their ruling, they determine that the private property of major corporations is not subject to the jurisdiction of the surrounding state.[2]
  • February 20: The French government refuses to recognize Shiawase's extraterritoriality. Initially wanting to be seen as the vanguard against growing corporate power, France remains alone in its opposition and receives years of corporate sanctions.[3]
  • March-May: Severe environmental contamination hits Europe. Germany’s eastern Länder are evacuated due to groundwater contamination, and the ecology of the Baltic Sea collapses due to chemical sludge. Hundreds of thousands of people are relocated as governments try to address these troubled areas.[4]
  • July 20: During the G8 summit in Genoa, Italy, private security forces open fire on anti-corporate protestors, killing twelve. The pro-corp Italian media describes the shootings as a “defense against an act of terrorism,” and protestors are forced to change their tactics in the light of the corporate crackdown.[5]
  • August 15: The US FDA approves the synthetic blood replacement P4MO for general use.[6]
  • August-October: NASA sends robot probes to Mars. After discovering structures that resemble pyramids and a skeleton, NASA refuses to release the images. NASA begins planning a secret manned mission to the Red Planet under the jurisdiction of the Veil, the Defense Department's top secret agency.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sixth World Almanac pg. 10
  2. Ibid, Corporate Shadowfiles pg. 19
  3. Ibid. 1, Shadows of Europe pg. 81
  4. Ibid. 1, Germany Sourcebook pg. 21
  5. Ibid. 1
  6. Ibid.
  7. Missions pg. 52


2002Edit

  • New tech enables production of optical chips that are not affected by EMP.
  • January 21: The United States government appropriates millions of acres of Native American reservations and turns them over to corporations to exploit for resources. The Resource Rush begins.[1][2]
  • April 5: In response to continued theft and destruction of First Nations ancestral homelands, the Sovereign American Indian Movement is founded in Denver.[3]
  • June 14: Nicholas Aurelius consolidates his business assets into Ares Industries. The corporation quickly gains extraterritorial status.[4][5]
  • June-July: Landfills in the former East Germany begin leaking toxins into the groundwater, leading the German government to declare evacuation orders. A few weeks later, the Baltic and North Sea ecologies finally collapse under the severe pollution.[6][7]
  • September 23: The Bündnis 2000 party sweeps to power in Germany’s federal elections on an ecological platform.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sixth World Almanac pg. 11
  2. Native American Nations Volume One pg. 73
  3. Ibid.
  4. Ibid. 1
  5. Corporate Download pgs. 32-34
  6. Ibid. 1
  7. Germany Sourcebook pg. 21
  8. Ibid.

2003Edit

  • March 24: BAE Systems and the Japanese Aerospace Corporation introduce their joint development, the Ghost suborbital plane. The plane is capable of crossing the Atlantic in seventy-six minutes and corporate orders generate a waitlist several years long.[1]
  • May 13: Originally bred to detect water pollutants, GloFish are marketed to the public as aquarium pets.[2]
  • July 8: The United States government dissolves the municipal government of Washington, D.C. and takes direct control.[3][4]
  • November 19: The worst flash flood in recorded history strikes the North Sea coast of Germany. Thousands die in the flood and from chemical poisoning in the weeks to follow. Nuclear power plants are ordered to shut down their reactors to prevent catastrophe.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sixth World Almanac pg. 12
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid.
  4. The Neo-Anarchist's Guide to North America pg. 86
  5. Ibid. 1
  6. Germany Sourcebook pg. 22

2004Edit

  • April 26: United States President Martin Hunt is revealed to have been paying Mexican President Miguel Ávila to allow American corporations to exploit Mexican resources.[1][2]
  • June: An accident during the shutdown of the Biblis nuclear power plant in Germany releases radioactive gas into the air. The investigation into the incident reveals that the reactor core came dangerously close to meltdown.[3]
  • The Dungeness nuclear reactor in Kent, England, United Kingdom, suffers a partial meltdown, releasing fallout over New Romney and Camber Sands, eventually killing over six thousand people.[4]
  • September 10: The 10 Minute War. Libya attacks Israel with chemical weapons and then ceases to exist as a state after Israel counterattacks with nuclear weapons. Millions are dead or displaced.[5][6]
  • November 2: Phillip Bester is elected President of the United States of America.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sixth World Almanac pg. 13
  2. Aztlan pg. 36
  3. Germany Sourcebook pg. 22
  4. London Sourcebook pg. 124
  5. Ibid. 1
  6. Target: Wastelands pgs. 21, 34
  7. Ibid. 1

2005Edit

  • Jaelle Lester establishes the Church of the Whole Earth, Inc.[1]
  • In the wake of the bribery scandal, a special election is called in Mexico. The PRI is swept from power and replaced with a FDN-PAN coalition.[2]
  • March 25: United States President Phillip Bester eliminates public funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The Public Broadcasting System breaks up shortly thereafter and private broadcasters quickly consume its resources.[3]
  • May 13: Belarus invades Poland and the Ukraine, beginning the Border Wars.[4]
  • August 12: a 5.8 earthquake flattens Manhattan, killing more than two hundred thousand people.[5][6]
  • The United Nations moves to a provisional headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.[7]
  • September 2: President of the Republic of Korea Dae-Jung Rhee is assassinated. General Kyung Han Yoon, Commander of the Army, takes power and accuses the Democratic People's Republic of Korea of sponsoring the assassin. Japan supports Yoon's actions and the Second Korean War begins.[8]
  • September 19: The East Coast Stock Exchange moves to Boston.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Shadows of the Underworld pg. 10
  2. Aztlan pg. 36
  3. Sixth World Almanac pg. 14
  4. Ibid.
  5. Ibid.
  6. Target: UCAS pg. 24
  7. Loose Alliances pg. 58
  8. Shadows of Asia pg. 184
  9. Ibid. 6

2006Edit

  • Russia moves to stabilize Belarus, sparking fear of Russian expansionism.[1]
  • April 10: Japan launches a series of solar collector satellites and beams the energy to Earth via microwave.[2]
  • May 12: Boeing's High Speed Civil Transport completes a successful test flight.[3][4]
  • July 27: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) announces the birth of a healthy Tasmanian tiger cloned from frozen DNA samples.[5][6]
  • October 17: A verdict is reached in the years-long court proceedings of Texas Instruments Corporation v. Miroyama Electric in favor of TI. The Japanese courts order Miroyama's assets turned over to TI, revitalizing that company. Miroyama's executives commit seppuku to spare their subordinates from dishonor.[7]
  • November 17: North Korea launches nuclear missiles toward Japan. The warheads fail to detonate. The attack prompts Japan to greater participation in the Second Korean War. Japan eventually refounds itself as the Japanese Imperial State, allowing it to maintain a military and begin a campaign of territorial expansion.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Shadows of Europe pg. 10
  2. Sixth World Almanac pg. 15
  3. Ibid.
  4. The Neo-Anarchists' Guide to Real Life pg. 26
  5. Ibid. 2
  6. Target: Awakened Lands pgs. 18, 72
  7. Ibid. 2
  8. Ibid.


2007Edit

  • Newly privatized North Korean corporations merge to form Kwonsham Industries to avoid a buyout by South Korean or international megacorps.[1]
  • Spring: Ghana and the Ivory Coast begin the process of withdrawing from the United Nations.[2]
  • August 14: The Medellín, David, and Masaya drug cartels buy out a major resource development company in Villahermosa, Mexico and name it ORO Corporation after the heads of the cartels: Juan Ortega, Julio Ramos, and Diego Oriz.[3]
  • November 2: The United States Supreme Court declines a review of the federal government's decision to disband the municipal government of Washington, D.C. President Philip Bester's approval ratings begin to decline.[4]
  • William and Harry, the two Princes of the royal Windsor family of the United Kingdom, die in an airplane crash.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Blood in the Boardroom pg. 76
  2. Sixth World Almanac pg. 16
  3. Aztlan pg. 52
  4. Ibid. 2

2008Edit

  • The Harris-3M space station Wheelchair (formerly the Russian Mir) is struck by a meteoroid and suffers catastrophic decompression. NASA's Freedom remains the only manned space station in Earth orbit.[1]
  • March 4: The ORO Corporation announces the discovery of molybdenum deposits off the coast of Panama. The corporation had acquired a monopoly on molybdenum exploitation, extraction, and processing prior to the announcement.
  • June: Several Central American countries withdraw from international copyright treaties. The ORO Corporation positions itself at the head of the emerging technopiracy industry.
  • August 23: The German coalition government collapses as the strain of the ongoing series of ecological disasters take their toll. The government weakness translates to ongoing social instability and violence in the streets.
  • November 4th: Jesse Garrety is elected as the 45th President of the United States. William Jarman is his Vice-President.
  • Aurélie de Paladines, future president of the French Republic, is born in France.
  1. Corporate Download pg. 18

2009Edit

  • March 4: The Cattenom nuclear power plant in France suffers total failure of both primary and secondary cooling systems (3:58 a.m.), followed by core meltdown (9:31 p.m.), core breach (10:05 p.m.) and eventually the explosion of power plant block 2 (10:08 p.m.). Official reports state that 37,241 people were killed immediately; the death toll will reach 135,728 by 2045. The contaminated areas are later declared the Saar-Lorraine-Luxembourg Special Administrative Zone (SOX).[1]
  • April 7: Charles, Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall, is crowned King Charles III of the United Kingdom at Westminster Abbey.[2]
  • April 29: As the chaos following the Cattenom catastrophe spreads throughout Germany, the military declares all parliaments and governments dissolved. A military council lead by Bundeswehr general Horst Stöckter assumes power.
  • May 4: Bavarian resistance to martial law in Germany ends.
  • May 5: United Oil Industries receives the oil rights to one-quarter of the remaining national parks and one-tenth of the remaining Native American reservations in the United States.[3][4]
  • September 18: The Lone Eagle Incident. A SAIM commando force takes control of the Shiloh Launch Facility in northwest Montana. The raiders issue an ultimatum: return all the stolen land or they launch the Lone Eagle ICBMs.[5][6]
  • September 28: After a ten-day standoff, US Armed Forces retake the Shiloh Launch Facility, but not before SAIM launches a Lone Eagle toward Russia. Although the US President warns his Russian counterpart, the missile disappears over the Arctic Circle.[7][8]
  • October 19: In response to the Lone Eagle Incident, the Re-education and Relocation Act is passed in the United States, ordering all Natives with the remotest connection to SAIM to detention centers. In Canada, the Nepean Act is passed, legitimizing internment camps for First Nations while dismantling the Inuit territory of Nunavut.[9][10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Germany Sourcebook pg. 22
  2. London Sourcebook pg. 16
  3. Sixth World Almanac pg. 18
  4. Native American Nations Volume One pgs. 73-74
  5. Ibid. 3
  6. Ibid. 4
  7. Ibid. 3
  8. Ibid. 4
  9. Ibid. 3
  10. Ibid. 4

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