"This is not the voice of treason. These are your sons, your daughters, whose loyalties have never wavered, whose beliefs in this alliance... has forced us to take extraordinary means! For justice, for peace, for the future, we have come home!"
- – John Sheridan
The Liberation of Earth was the final battle of the Earth Alliance Civil War.
Finally, the resistance on Earth had the support they needed. Senator Crosby led a group of civilians and armed soldiers to Clark's office with the intention of placing him under arrest.
Realizing that he would soon be captured, Clark committed suicide with a PPG. In one last vindictive act, he turned the planetary defense grid back on to Earth, leaving a note with the words "Scorched Earth" as the only clue to his intentions. Apart from the particle and projectile weapons installed on each platform, the particle beam weapons alone on the platforms had the capability to destroy 40% of the planet's surface. Sheridan and his forces, now supported by a coalition fleet of alien ships lead by the Minbari Federation, Centauri Republic, and the Narn Regime, quickly moved to destroy the platforms. Her weapons disabled, EAS Agamemnon was about to ram the last platform when Robert Leftcourt's flagship, the EAS Apollo, arrived to engage and destroy the last platform.
After Clark's suicide, Susanna Luchenko of the Russian Consortium was named President. President Luchenko announced that the justice department would prosecute those who had committed war crimes during Clark's reign of terror and offered amnesty to those who had followed Sheridan, but on one condition: Sheridan must resign his Earthforce commission in the aftermath of the civil war.
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|Battles of the Earth Alliance Civil War|
|Battle of Io • Battle of Orion VII • Bombing of Mars • Battle for B5 Independence • Battle of Sector 49 • Blockade of Proxima III • Battle of Proxima III • Pursuit of Earthforce Destroyers • Battle of Beta IX • Battle of Sector 300 • Battle of Mars • Liberation of Earth|