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2258

First contact with the Matrinads. A friendly humanoid race, they possess advanced technology and keep to themselves.

2264

First contact with the Saurians.

2270

First contact with the Kellions.

2270 – 2300

The Pax Coalition, as described by 24th-century historians. During this period, the Terran Coalition is at its highest, exchanging trade, technology and culture with the newly discovered alien races. Much to the surprise of many humans, most of the aliens encountered share similarities with humanity, including religious beliefs.

2300 – 2340

A period of increasing hostilities with the Saurian Empire. Unprovoked attacks on Terran Coalition shipping comes to a head, as the Saurians seek to expand their empire, viewing the humans as weak. Several alien races enter into a defensive alliance with the Coalition, leading to the formation of the Canaan Alliance of 2355.

2340 – 2405

The First Saurian War breaks out in 2341, and leads to several years of sustained combat. The war is the first true interstellar conflict the Terran Coalition has engaged in since its founding. The Coalition Defense Forces expands and adopts new tactics to defeat the enemy. In 2346, the First Saurian War ends in a strategic draw with preservation of the “status quo.” Thirty years later, the Second Saurian War begins with a series of violent clashes. Eventually, the Saurians are defeated and sign a peace treaty that greatly reduces the size and influence of their empire.

2410

After the end of the occupation of Sauria and the gradual reintroduction of the Saurian Empire into the local galactic cluster, the Canaan Alliance is disbanded in the face of increasing isolationism from its members. While the military clauses of the treaty are gone, strong trade and technological ties remain.

2425

The Terran Coalition and Saurian Empire reach the Treaty of Sauria. This treaty creates expanded free trade zones and provides for technology transfers of a non-military nature between both nations. Of particular interest to the Saurians are the advanced terraforming methods used by the Terran Coalition, as they wrecked their homeworld with industrial pollutants hundreds of years prior. Joint military exercises begin with the Saurian Imperial Navy receiving an invitation to the annual “Valiant Shield” exercises held by the Coalition Defense Force.

2430

Following twenty-five years of peace, the Coalition Defense Force undergoes a large-scale drawdown. Many ships are transferred back to the respective nation-states that built them. This is particularly true of the larger, wealthy planets, such as New Washington, Churchill, and the African Union.