The Earth Alliance is the official government of Earth and her colonies.
The Earth Alliance is a multi-tiered democratic republic, governed as a whole through a balance of power between a regionally elected representative body called the Senate, a President who is elected by the Alliance population as a whole, and a Judicial branch. Both the Senate and the President have their offices in the Earth Alliance capitol, which is known as Earthdome. Earthdome is located on Earth in the city of Geneva, Switzerland.
Known Member States
- American State
- African Bloc
- Eastern Bloc
- Indian Consortium
- Indonesian Consortium
- New Zealand
- Russian Consortium
- United Islamic Nations
- Independent Mars Colony (as of December 2261)
The Earth Alliance was founded in 2085 by the countries of Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, The Netherlands, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States in the aftermath of World War IV. The founding nations also made great gains in colonizing space by founding bases on the moon and a colony on Mars by 2090.
Rise as a great power
In the mid-22nd century contact was made between the Earth Alliance and the Centauri Republic, the Centauri gave the Earth Alliance access to its technology in exchange for some trade agreements. Initially the Earth Alliance used Centauri jumpgates but soon began to build their own. The Earth Alliance experienced a great deal of growth soon after the introduction of new technologies. The Alliance began to expand across multiple systems, meeting many new species.
In 2230 the Earth Alliance fought with the League of Non-Aligned Worlds against the Dilgar & . A great amount of influence came to the Earth Alliance after coming to the aid of the League worlds.
After the war the Earth Alliance continued to expand. In 2245 the Alliance made first contact with the Minbari, which ended in disaster. The war raged on for two years, until the Humans were finally beaten back to their solar system. The last battle of the war was the Battle of the Line, where the Minbari - on the verge of total victory over the Earth Alliance - abruptly surrendered under mysterious circumstances.
After the War
The Earth Alliance was nearly defeated, with most of their resources and ships completely exhausted or destroyed. The following years were spent rebuilding the military might of Earthforce. The Babylon Project was forged to try and prevent another war by allowing different races and cultures to work together in a common location. With help from the Minbari, the stations were constructed. The first three were destroyed by sabotage, and Babylon 4 disappeared mysteriously after coming online. Babylon 5 was constructed and opened in 2257.
Despite the attempts at reaching a common goal with aliens, there was an increasing number of xenophobic groups sprouting up across the Earth Alliance. Groups such as Homeguard began to attack aliens.
Vice-President Morgan Clark, with the help of the Psi Corps and the Shadows devised a plan to assassinate the President of the Earth Alliance, Luis Santiago. In 2258 Santiago was killed when Earthforce One exploded at the transfer station by Io.
With an increasing hand in policy, the Ministry of Peace and it's enforcement arm, Nightwatch soon began to weed out people who were not completely loyal to Clark and his administration. The Earth Alliance continued to take a turn towards an Orwellian-esque government.
Earth Alliance Civil War
General William Hague, the Chairman of the Earthforce Joint Chiefs of Staff, soon suspected a conspiracy around Santiago's death. This group soon began to expand, as many within started to become skeptical of the events surrounding the death of the President. Evidence was presented to the Earth Senate and coupled with the alien sighting at Ganymede, Clark declared martial law throughout Earth Central, citing threats to Earth security. Shortly afterwards he issued an executive order disbanding the senate, then when senators refused to co-operate, the Elite Guard were opened fire on the Senate building. Meanwhile Hague and a number of ships rebelled and went on the run, though Hague himself was later killed in action.
On Mars, the provisional government refused to carry out the martial law order> In response, Clark ordered the bombing of civilian targets on the Mars Colony, which in turn prompted the colonies at Proxima III and Orion VII to break away from the Alliance. In an effort to prevent this from going public, the administration took control of the Interstellar Network News, though not before a brief stellar cast was made, telling people of the secessions before they could pull the plug. At the same time, an Earthforce task force was diverted to Babylon 5 with orders to arrest the command staff and put the station under the control of Nightwatch. Babylon 5 joined with Orion VII and Proxima III and declared itself an independent state. The EAS Churchill and EAS Alexander joined Babylon 5 in repelling the assault. The Churchill was destroyed during the engagement and the Loyalist forces were eventually only turned back by the appearance of three Minbari warcruisers, led by Delenn aboard the White Star.
Early in the following year, Clark ordered that Babylon 5 be added to the forbidden list for trade and travel and set up a blockade to isolate the station from the Earth Alliance. Warships loyal to Clark opened fire on escaping civilians, killing thousands. Sheridan took the fleet of Whitestars to Proxima and liberated the colony. As the fleet advanced, more ships would defect to Sheridan's side and join the fight against Clark.
The fleet of defecting Earth Alliance ships traveled to Mars to fight an assembled Clark-loyal fleet commanded by General Robert Leftcourt. With the help of cybernetically modified telepaths, the Clark-loyal fleet was disabled. With little effort, the fleet arrived at Earth and destroyed the weapons platforms that Clark had turned towards Earth in an attempt to destroy the entire population. Clark committed suicide and Susanna Luchenko of the Russian Consortium was named the new President of the Earth Alliance. Mars was granted independence after the war.
The Earth Alliance has heavily colonized the Sol system as well as a variety of other worlds. According to ISN, by 2259 the Alliance had established dozens of outpost and colonies in fourteen different solar systems.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Dark Genesis
- ↑ Each Night I Dream of Home
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 And the Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place
- ↑ GROPOS (episode)
- ↑ No Compromises
- ↑ The Official Guide to Babylon 5 (CD ROM)
- ↑ Born to the Purple
- ↑ Rising Star
- ↑ Objects in Motion
- ↑ Ruling from the Tomb
- ↑ Deadly Relations - Bester Ascendant
- ↑ Deathwalker
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 In the Beginning
- ↑ And Now For a Word
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