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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:00 AM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:33 AM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:34 AM
Renewed conflict with the Combine was seen as inevitable, especially with both the Suns and Commonwealth facing political pressure not only to renew the conquest but also against the alliance in the first place. When Katrina Steiner stepped down as Archon on 15 March 3039 and her daughter Melissa took her place, the die was cast and preparations for the conflict began. The War of 3039 would start the following month, and end in December. What should have been a massive victory ended in a practical draw, with FedCom capturing seven planets to the Combine's three, far short of the projected forty to fifty worlds prior to the conflict.
The delay in the start of the conflict had given Theodore Kurita time to revamp the DCMS into a more effective fighting force, while the AFFS and LCAF continued to fight as two separate organizations. FedCom communications were intercepted by the ISF, due to their recovery of a black box during the Fourth Succession War, which were lax in following encryption protocols. ComStar also assisted the Combine, secretly giving them BattleMechs incorporating advanced lostech from the Star League and preferential HPG rates, and indirectly through their hidden war with the FedCom intelligence communities. Finally, FedCom was unwilling to call the Combine's bluff with their final counter-attack, and signed the Exeter Accords in 19 January 3040. The war would highlight problems with the FedCom, which despite efforts still remained two distinct political, economic and military entities.
Edited by Tadrith, 27 November 2012 - 07:35 AM.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:35 AM
Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:01 AM
Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:13 PM
There was a conflict between the Federated Commonwealth (the union/alliance of the Federated Suns and the Lyran Commonwealth) and the Draconis Combine known as the War of 3039.
The conflict ended in a stalemate, with the signing of a treaty known as the Exeter Accords.
There is some controversy with regard to the Exeter Accords, because (according to pg. 130 of Historical: War of 3039) they were apparently signed at a party of relatively-minor diplomats (with none of the major leaders of either side present) and because localized fighting actually continued on some planets for several months after the signing of the Accords.
The questions to be asked are:
Who originally proposed these "plans to celebrate" the signing of the Accords, and what specific events and activities did these plans entail?
Who were the officials that rejected the proposal, and what were their reasons (at least, the official ones) for doing so?
Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:18 PM
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