The year is 2009, a mere two years after the last Gundamfight. The defeat of the Devil Colony and the Bloody Valentine Disaster still loom in the minds of the citizens of the Neo-Zeon PLANTS, space a bubbling cauldron of fear.
On Earth, however, the situation is significantly different. Over the last two years, Emperor Charles Di Britannia - ninety-ninth emperor of Britannia - has marched across the world, claiming more than 50% of it for his grand Empire. Britannia holds nigh-complete control over Neo-Earth thanks to both Suzaku Kururugi and his Lancelot Gundam's victory in the Gundamfight, and Emperor Charles' subsequent return to the old ways of war in an unexpected betrayal of the Axis Treaty.
Those nations still free have their eyes heavily on Britannia even as the Britannians themselves assure that the marching and conquest is over. Still, this is small comfort to the ailing, non-Imperialist nations, who now look to be on their last legs as the Britannian engine of commerce charges forward full-speed.
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In The Beginning
In the beginning, there was a physical God amidst the nothingness of the void. This God took its time, creating space, time, the Universe, and life. And when it had exhausted its power, it looked upon what it had made, and it thought it good.
But unfortunately, it was not quite good. The God realized that there was no method of energy recycling - that no stable system of "in and out" existed for the souls of the creatures it had lovingly built. If it did not do something, the whole of its Creation would perish, and it could not begin to fathom such sorrow. So it did what it had to do, and it died.
An Infinite death cannot exist in a finite space; a second world spawned forth from God's corpse, a massive black netherworld in which the souls of the dead could wait to be recycled into life once more. Unfortunately, no suicide is without taint, and God's death left its incomprehensible antibodies - what we might call Angels - twisted and fallen into mere Shadows of what once they were. The Shadows would be a problem for those souls who first died, and they would band together to construct from the Netherworld's black earth a Soul Society of fortresses all across the underworld.
This was not, however, the last act of God's mind. In its infinity, it could not completely be silenced, and so it shattered into twenty-two pieces, each a piece of the infinite purposes of God's thoughts - the Major Arcana.
A Time Apart
A young Force-sensitive explorer named Palpatine of Earth, time- and space-flung far from his homeworld, crash-landed in the distant past of a planet that he would come to call Holy Terra. Taking his time to master his prodigious connection to the Force, Palpatine would lay down the foundations of both the Galactic Imperium of Man and the Sith Order he himself would lead alongside several small blue creatures that would come to be known as the Guardians of the Universe. The Guardians and Palpatine fashioned from the power of sentient emotions rings that would channel the energy of life itself - the Force, Spiral Energy, Mana, magic - into anything the users of said rings could imagine. However, the Guardians deemed these rings too powerful, and took only the green rings of Willpower with them to their home of Oa, leaving the rest of the rings with Palpatine. Palpatine took for himself the Blue Ring of Hope and began his work to build Holy Terra into a world bustling with life.
Meanwhile, an entity nearly as old as time would finally lapse into slumber as its greatest creation, a race of machine-creatures known as the Cybertronians, were complete.
World War II
In 1939, the alchemical nation of Central Germany would invade and conquer the neutral nation of Ishbal, enacting vast purges of the native populace for their own personal gain. The Allied nations of Britannia, the United States of America, and several other no-longer-existant nations would strike back at Germany and its Axis, bringing them low thanks to the efforts and sacrifice of Albert Einstein (chronicled by friend and cohort H.P. Lovecraft as The Chimera Creature Crusade, a popular short-story about the last fight of Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, and their Science Squad). This blow would cripple Germany, but the most important advent of this was not Germany's weakening: the signing of the Axis Treaty would (in the hope of the people) prevent future wars from occuring, by encouraging the creation of unique prototype weapons to show off in a world-wide fight. These prototype weapons would be called 'Gundams'.
The First Colony Launches
Space. A verdant field of stars, it was untouchable until 1954, when the Holy Empire of Britannia launched several space colonies at the behest of the genius scientist Nikola Tesla. The colonies - designs he and Einstein had worked on before the war - succeeded in their launch, allowing mankind to finally reach up and grasp the stars between his own hands. Nikola Tesla died with a smile on his face in the Einstein Colony.
In 1979, the Unified Colonial Citizenship - UCC - labored for independence from the various nations that had launched colonies since 1954. Numbering 14 colonies, from Einstein Colony to Bell Colony, the UCC took their complaints before the UN, demanding right to participate in the Gundamfight for control of space and in the UN delegation meetings. They were denied.
In response, the UCC turned control over to Side 3's military, the Principality of Zeon. Zeon's unveiling of their mass production prototype, the Zaku, quickly overwhelmed the United Nations Defense Force, and the Zakus stormed their way across Europe and towards the capitol city of Britannia, Pendragon.
It was then that the Empress of Britannia unveiled the weapon up her sleeve - Mass Production-type GM-Knightmare Frames based on their last unit, Knightmare Gundam. Each easily a match for two Zakus, the GM-Knightmare Frames were hailed as a revolution in defense, adopted by the UN Defense Force, and became the deciding factor in the fight against Zeon.
In 1980 - one year after the war began - Zeon surrendered, partially thanks to the efforts of Side 7 pilot Amuro Ray and the secret Britannian prototype, GM-Gundam. Amuro left Britannian service shortly after, moving to join America's rising Londo Bell space defense team. The UNDF turned control of space operations over to Londo Bell, and Britannia turned its eyes back to the ground.
The Final Gundamfight
In 2007, disaster struck. A project from Japan known as the Devil Gundam infiltrated the Gundamfight, causing incredible havoc when it took over the Valentine Colony and kidnapped one Rain Mikamura Kasshu as its power source. In a short-sighted attack, grieving from the death of his master and determined to save his beloved wife, Japanese Gundamfight Domon Kasshu destroyed the Devil Colony in a massive Sekiha Tenkyoken, causing the deaths of one million Colony citizens and horrifying the UCC. In his shame and penance, he left his wife and 14-year-old daughter Kallen Kasshu behind in Japan, joining Londo Bell in the White Master Gundam. This incident would come to be known as the Bloody Valentine Event, but his withdrawal from the Gundamfight also held another, deeper problem: the victory of Suzaku Kururugi in his KF-Lancelot Gundam. With Britannia controlling all of space and the world reeling from the Bloody Valentine Event, Charles Di Britannia, 99th Emperor of Britannia, put his plan into action.
MP-Knightmare Frames were launched across the world, swiftly crushing under his heel many, many weak but prosperous nations - including Japan, France, much of Russia, and a great deal of Africa. Germany, America, Atlantis, Khandaq, the Chinese Federation, Latveria, Hyrule, and a few others stood against Britannia, but the vast majority of nations fell.
And so Britannia dominated the world...
The Present Day
With Britannia in control of the planet thanks to their advanced technology and powerful military, the remaining nations may seem to be merely attachments, but they are not so.
America still has power, through President Steve Rogers has his hands full attempting to fight the trade embargos he is seeing crop up day after day thanks to Britannia's control. SHIELD is on full-alert day in and day out, with Nick "Solid Snake" Fury keeping watch from the Helicarrier for anything that might threaten the U.S. Soil even as the internal problems begin to creep up.
Similarly, Area Eleven - once known as Japan - has begun to see a rise in independent fighting at the hands of the terrorist Zero, who supposedly has supernatural powers as powerful as any seen since. It remains to be seen whether or not Zero will be successful, but all eyes are upon him as he and his Black Knights strike at Britannians one by one. Their most recent success was the destruction of the Britannian Metal Gear facility near Konoha Village, thanks to the efforts of three unnamed heroes.
The Decepticons have come and gone, repelled by Britannia's New London and the Evangelions. The rise of Unicron from Cathedral Terra - the Earth's second, secret moon - was similarly prevented by the Evangelions, sinking Cathedral Terra back into its secret orbit.
The SDF-1 Macross and its sole survivor, John-117, have returned to Earth after a 30-year trip outside the Galaxy, bringing with them a zombified scourge known only as the Flood and their primary hosts, the Zerg. The Macross was destroyed by Londo Bell's Heero Yuy, sweeping the island it crashed on to pieces.
A second, parallel(?) universe opened up, revealing a world where the entire universe was linked to a cybernetic internet controlled by a man named Terminal Zero. After a complicated situation, three individuals - Kelly Creuz, Hyuton, and the Arcknight - were charged by the terrorist Zero with attempted regicide.
At a UN meeting to decide the fate of these three, an assassination attempt on Emperor Charles resulted in an uproar from the delegates, and Charles Di Britannia (along with the terrorist Zero) has since disappeared. What happened to him remains a mystery, but Knight of One Sephiroth is having trouble keeping the noble family under control, and Britannia has become a cauldron of havoc...
Britannia: The largest nation in the world, the Holy Empire of Britannia controls a significant amount of territory, military might, and economic force. With the vast majority of the world's Sakuradite in hand, Britannia is more or less the unquestioned ruler of even those nations that managed to resist. Still, with Emperor Charles gone, the nobles are in an uproar, and it's all the Knights of the Round can do to keep them under control.
The Knights of the Round are: Knight of One Sephiroth, Knight of Two Cloud Strife, Knight of Three Captain Britannia, Knight of Four Suzaku Kururugi...and others.
America: Under President Steve Rogers, America is holding on, but just barely. Between an economic collapse due to the mutant transformation of Kansas into The Lost Land, funding for SHIELD, and a lack of readily available power sources with dwindling Sakuradite supplies, America has little to look forward to if no one can step up and save it. Still, there are heroes left...perhaps one of them will be able to save the day.
Hyrule: Less a nation, more an independent collection of countries, Hyrule includes several nations of Laguz and Beorc, Hyrule proper, and the Great Ocean's island chain. It is ruled by a council of individuals, and is the only nation on the planet with a magical focus rather than technological. Hyrule has been absent from world affairs for some time - only time will tell if they choose to step up.
Latveria: A tiny nation in Europe ruled by Sorceror Supreme Doctor Victor Von Doom, Latveria is more or less untouched thanks to the efforts of Von Doom's Shieldbots - Doombots specifically converted to channel a single shielding spell into an enormous nation-wide protection. Latveria enjoys a very high standard of living thanks to their powerful ruler.
Khandaq: A tiny African nation ruled by Theo Adam, little can be said about Khandaq beyond that thanks to Black Adam's efforts, it remains independent from Britannia.
Atlantis: Little is known about the undersea country of Atlantis, save that the dual princes Namor and Arthur Curry are embroiled in a civil war over its future.