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  Historical Event AC 001
Several nations establish permanent space stations in geosynchronous Earth Orbit. This is the First year of After Colony (AC) calendar.
 
Historical Event AC 020
The Colony A02026 is constucted at Lagrange point 5. This colony will later become the home of the fierce and mighty Long clan when they are exiled from Earth by their fearful government.
 
Historical Event AC 022
Space colony construction begins at Lagrange point 1. Due to unexpectedly severe conditions and strange diseases, construction is greatly delayed.
 
Historical Event AC 050
Nations begin withdrawing from space, until the countries of the Middle East - leaving the oil industry and looking for a new enterprise to invest in - join the colony project. Colony construction begins at the other Lagrange points.
 
Historical Event AC 070
Due to scarce resources and limited supplies from Earth, disputes break out at each Lagrange point. The Middle Eastern nations intercede and negotiate an end to the conflicts.
 
Historical Event AC 087
The colony V08744 is constructed at Lagrange point 2
 
Historical Event AC 102
An Island 2 type colony is completed at Lagrange point 1(L-1). With this success achieved, the colony project goes on to construct population centers composed of multiple colonies, popularly know as "colony clusters." On Earth, international disputes continue to escalate. Civilians flee the conflict by emigrating to the colonies, and soon 15% of the human population is living in space.
 
Historical Event AC 130
With Earth's territorial lines redrawn, the conflicts die down.
 
Historical Event AC 133
In the process of negotiating a lasting peace between the warring nations, the "United Earth Sphere Alliance" is established. In order to keep the peace -and deal with nations that oppose the new world government - the Alliance Forces are formed. One of the Alliance's key financial supporters is the military-industrial combine called the Romefeller Foundation.
 
Historical Event AC 140
One by one, Earth's nations join the Alliance. As their mother countries join, the colonies are also enrolled, willing or not. The colonies are critical of the Alliance and its intentions, and the Alliance decides to respond with force in order to silence its critics.
 
Historical Event AC 147
In the name of peace and justice, the Alliance invokes the authority of it's member nations to forcibly seize control of the colonies.
 
Historical Event AC 149
The Alliance assembly transfers control of the previously-independent colonies to the mother countries that originally constructed and settle them. These nations then kindle a new colony emigration boom.
 
Historical Event AC 150
The colonists, favoring autonomy, become increasingly dissatisfied with Alliance control.
 
Historical Event AC 165
In order to peacefully oppose the Alliance, the citizens of the colonies elect Heero Yuy as their representative. His charismatic leadership strengthens solidarity between the colonies.
 
Historical Event AC 170
Colony Leader Heero Yuy's policies of demilitarization and non-violence are well-recieved by many of Earth's nations.
 
Historical Event AC 173
OZ, a subsidiary of the Romefeller Foundation, begins development of humanoid weapons known as "moble suits."
 
Historical Event AC 174
Colony leader Heero Yuy makes a goodwill tour of Earth's nations, laying the groundwork for colonial independence.
 
Historical Event AC 175
Scientists Doctor J, Professor G, Doktor S, Instructor H, and Master 0 and Howard complete the first combat-ready mobile suit. This prototype Leo is also known as the Tallgeese. On April 7, colony leader Heero Yuy is assassinated by an unknown gunman. The leaderless colonies are thrown into chaos, and the Alliance plans a second military intervention. In reaction to the assassination, the Tallgeese developers quit the mobile suit project and disappear. The Romefeller Foundation's OZ subsidiary becomes a secret society.
 
Historical Event AC 176
The Romefeller Foundation's OZ subsidiary begins production of a scaled-down version of the mobile suit Leo. Source: Encyclopedia of Gundam Wing. The Alliance forms its first mobile suit force, the Special Mobile Suit corps or "Specials." The Specials, made up of Romefeller Foundation employees, are essentially a front for the secret society OZ. Under the pretext of suppressing the chaos in the colonies, the Alliance again sends in the military. Mobile suits are first used in combat. All colonies are placed under military supervision, and communication between colonies is prohibited to prevent future collaboration.
 
Historical Event AC 180
Doctor J, Professor G, Doktor S, Instructor H and Master 0 design the Wing Gundam Zero. OZ discovers their whereabouts, and they are forced to end their collaboration, split up and go underground. OZ begins development of the "Zodiac" series of mobile suits, which eventually includes the Tragos, Aries, Pisces and Cancer. Quatre Raberba Winner is born. Unlike his 29 sisters, he is born naturally rather than being a test-tube baby. Though genetic engineering has largely solved the reproductive complications that plagued the previous century's space colonists, the Winner family objects to this engineering on religious grounds; Quatre's mother dies in childbirth. Father Winner never tells his son of the circumstances of his birth, instead letting Quatre believe that he is a test-tube baby like his sisters.
 
Historical Event AC 182
The Alliance decides to stage a military intervention in the Sanc Kingdom, an advocate of Heero Yuy-style total pacifism. The capital falls in one day. King Peacecraft is killed; Princess Relena is rescued adn adopted by his trusted aide Darlian, while Prince Miliardo's whereabouts are unknown. Conflict breaks out in Eastern Europe. The Bloom family's wagon is caught in the crossfire between Allaince forces and rebels; Katherine Bloom (age 4) survives, but her parents and her baby brother Triton (age 2) are believed to be killed. Katherine is taken in by her parents' circus troupe.
 
Historical Event AC 187
A virus breaks out at L2's V08744 colony. An antidote is developed, but is not provided to the poorer and less desirable colonists. Amoung then unwanted is a gang of orphans led by a boy named Solo; a member of his gang steals the antidote from an Alliance base, but too late to save Solo. Dying, Solo promises to be with his friends forever, and the seven-year-old boy thus adopts the name "Duo." Though Duo didn't get enough antidote for himself, he never contracts the virus, and attributes this to Solo's watching over him.
 
Historical Event AC 189
L3's X18999 colony is completed. Mariemaeia Barton is born here; her mother is Leia Barton, and her father's identity is unknown. Zechs Merquise and Lucrezia Neun graduate from the Specials' Lake Victoria academy, with the highest and the second highest marks inthe academy's history, respectively.
 
Historical Event AC 190
On Earth, a nameless ten-year-old boy fights against the Alliance as part of a team of mercenary mobile suit pilots. His team is wiped out in a failed ambush, its location was betrayed by an Allaince spy. The spy is revealed to be a girl named Middie Une, traveling with the mercenary corps, who spies to support her sick father and three brothers.
 
Historical Event AC 191
At X18999, Leia Barton dies of an illness. On April 8, terrorists steal prototype Aries mobile suits from the Alliance's Jap point base. General Catalonia, commander of the Specials (and leader of the secret society OZ), dispatches Treize (age 19) and Zechs(age 15) to quash the rebellion. A terrorist captures eleven-year-old Relena Darlian, daughter of the Alliance's vice-minister for foreign affairs, and holds her hostage; she is rescued by Zechs. Zechs, in actuality Miliardo Peacecraft of the Sanc Kingdom, recognizes his long-lost sister but does not reveal his identity to her.
 
Historical Event AC 192
Howard and Professor G, both members of the salvage organization known as the Sweeper Group, complete the huge space ship Peacemillion and hide it on the lunar surface. Howard then goes to Earth to work aboard a salvage ship, while Professor G and his Sweeper cohorts remain in space. On the return trip, the Sweepers discover a stowaway and bring him to Professor G. The stowaway gives his name as "Duo Maxwell." Professor G replies, "What, like Maxwell's Demon?" -to which Duo responds, "I'm no Demon, I'm the god of death!"
 
Historical Event AC 193
Treize Khushrenada becomes leader of the secret society OZ, and commander of the Specials. A shuttle carrying Quatre Raberba Winner is Hijacked by a gang of renegades known as the Maganac Corps. Using the Winner family's captured ships, and with the tacit blessing of father Winner, the Maganac Corps plan to ferry workers from the resource satellite MO-III back to their families on Earth. Unwilling and unpaid, the MO-III workers have become virtually prisoners on the satellite. Feeling an affinity for the warm-hearted and closely-knit Maganac Corps, who are all test-tube babies as he believes himself to be, Quatre helps them in their rescue mission. He saves Maganac leader Rasid from a traitor and fights off Alliance forces to guard their escape, winning the Maganac corps' eternal respect and gratitude. The Maganac Corps escort the rescued workers to Earth, while Quatre brings Instructor H back home with him.
 
Historical Event AC 194
Specials ace Zechs Merquise recieves the first two-rank promotion in the organization's history, and acquires the nickname "Lightning Baron." Doctor J has given his ward, the boy later code-named Heero Yuy, an extensive course of training to prepare him for Operation Meteor. Heero carries out a sabotage mission, blowing up an Alliance base inside a space colony. Due to his miscalculation, the explosion causes civilian casualties, including a little girl and her puppy whom he had met earlier in the day. When the remorse-stricken Heero buries the dead puppy, Operation Meteor mastermind Dekim Barton demands that Doctor J re-train his agen to eliminate such useless human weaknesses.
 
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