A Brief History of Earth, Part 3

In 2092, a scientific breakthrough that would change the galaxy forever was made. A professor at MIT named Ronald "Rox" Yusoksof opened the first anti-temporal wormhole in a coffee cup in his laboratory. The walls to the higher dimensions had finally been broken. This was the dawn of the Galacitc Era.

The first use of this technology was used for archeology. Excursions were made back in time to gather scientific information and samples from the past while experimenting with the nature of causality. Famous time explorers such as Enri Watson and Lucas Shaw risked their lives in perilous journeys back into the unknown. Some of them, including Shaw, never returned.

The obvious military applications of time travel were never (officially) harnessed. In 2096 the Pact for the Non-Militarization of Time was made between all Earth's countries and the Exkoreans. It was decided that the risk of causal paradox was too great; if the US destroyed North Korea before the war, the wormhole may never be invented, thus they could not have done what they did. Excursions into the past, much like the first excursions into space, were limited to reconnaissance only.

The technology also broke the lightspeed barrier. By opening a wormhole into the second tier spacial dimensions and placing an engine and fuel there, ships could harness reactionless Newtonian motion. In 2108, the first FTL explorer vessel was launched, and contact was made with the Alpha Centaurians, a much older yet woefully underdeveloped race still living in huts and yurts after 20,000 years of evolution. We didn't even have computers then. God, we suck.

It was not long before the Exkoreans acquired this technology, as well. This was the start of the First Solar War, the most awesome war in all of Earth's history. In 2120 the Exkoreans launched a fleet of FTL warships from a hidden factory on the asteroid Ceres towards Earth, taking Earth defense forces totally by surprise. Martian outposts had willingly joined the Exkoreans already, since they had better resources and capabilities to survive on that barren desert world. Earth's remaining Lunar outposts fell quickly in the first strike.

Although their orbital defenses were able to fend off most of the invasion fleet, the individual nations of Earth found it far too costly to maintain the effort indefinitely. Cities were being bombarded, nuclear weapons were being dropped from orbit, and Exkorean drop ships were starting to land. The economy of the United States of North America collapsed again under the strain. Thus, in 2121 what remained of the USNA federal government and the rudimentary United Nations joined to become the United States of Earth.

United at last, Earth was able to bring to bear the entirety of the planet's military power and resources. Earth Defense Forces were able to destroy the Exkorean landers and push their mother ships out of orbit. They took back the moon, and pushed the war back out into the Solar system. By 2129 the EDF had reached the Asteroid Belt. During the Battle of Ceres, an important Exkorean weapons factory was destroyed by the heroic final efforts of the Pink 5 Starfighter Squadron, finally turning the tide of the war.

The war came to a stalemate when the EDF and Exkorean, now both locked in a difficult and endless struggle in the Asteroid Belt, began strapping FTL engines onto large asteroids and aiming them at Mars and Earth. Neither side wanted their planet utterly destroyed, and neither side wanted to utterly destroy the resource rich planets. The USE had the upper hand, however, since they were more willing to blow the wastelands of Mars into deep space than the Democratic People's Republic of Exkoreans was to destroy the rich and fertile Earth.

The stalemate lasted for several decades until Martain resources could no longer support the Exkoreans. In 2177, an agreement was reached. Earth provided provisions and resources to the Exkoreans, and the Exkoreans agreed to leave the star system and look for fertile ground elsewhere in the galaxy. The Exkoreans left the Sol system in 2185, and Mars was handed over to the USE.

With the war finally over, Earth was free to explore the galaxy. Over the next century, humans spread out, populating every inhabitable planet, making friends and enemies everywhere, and trading their FTL drives and other advanced technologies for places to live and thrive. They laid the foundations for the Galactic Congress and other galactic organizations to regulate trade, mediate conflicts, and to guarantee personal rights for every sentient being.

In 2248, the Exkoreans made contact once again, from the opposite side of the galaxy. They had found an uninhabited, fertile world and named it Saettang, or New Ground. The Saettans began a wave of military expansion the likes of which the Galaxy had never seen before or again. They swiftly conquered all inhabited worlds in the 6th Galactic Sector, enslaving their peoples and using whole worlds resources to build up their army. In 2269, the Alliance of Paruvian Planets made a drastic appeal to the Galactic Congress to stop the Saettan Empire from taking their planet. The EDF and an alliance of friendly planets took up the cause and agreed to help. The Galactic Alliance was formed, and to this day they fight to keep the Saettan Empire from spreading.

This author has read many Q-Net entries on the future of the war, but like all future-net entries they tend to change a lot. Maybe the past ones do too, but there's no saying if that's happened or not because I wouldn't know if it did. There could be Time Wars going on RIGHT NOW and we'll never know. Even if the past does change, this writing would change right along with it. That's so freaky to think about. Anyway, in this author's opinion, the war will eventually be won by the Galactic Alliance in a critical battle over Saettang by a brave young Alpha Centaurian and his beautiful human mate. They will togther in an epic space battle with the evil Saettang, dodging nuclear blasts and particle bursts and diving into the atmosphere blowing up the Neopyongyag city central reactor core, devastating the entire planet and flying off into the galactic core to make love and live forever in peace and happiness.

Anyway, regardless of the war and devastation, humans are the best thing ever to happen to the galaxy. They've come a long way in a short time. They're prolific, intelligent, beautiful creatures, with sleek, four limbed forms and their furless bodies, two eyes, and powerful genitalia brb

Posted by humanfan23, 2318 CE. Entry never completed.


Doc said...

Wow, I disappear entirely? I wonder how that happens? Probably vaporized in one huge Viking belch.


ERR said...

Like he says later on, posts from the future (like this one) tend to change frequently. Right now it seems like Doc doesn't return to his home time...


Nothing meant by it, I just don't want to spoil any future tension. ;)

Doc said...

(thump, thump, thump) (pounding table with fist)

"More! More! Faster! Faster!

Never mind work, family, or the little woman! Cater to ME! Write More!

(thump, thump, thump)

I'm sorry, I just had to get that out of my system.