Solidus Snake and Raiden participate in the First Liberian Civil War. Raiden becomes an outstanding child soldier in Solidus's Small Boy Unit, earning nicknames such as "White Devil" and "Jack the Ripper."
The National Missile Defense program is first conceptualized, to the controversy of other countries.
START III is initially proposed by the Russian president during the late 1990s, but America refuses it, unwilling to lose its title as the world's sole remaining nuclear superpower.
Emma Emmerich is born.
Frank Jaeger is awarded the codename "Fox," the highest commemoration in FOXHOUND.
Hal Emmerich has an affair with his stepmother, Julie Danziger, which Emma Emmerich briefly witnesses. Huey Emmerich learns of the affair, and later commits suicide by drowning himself in the family pool, almost taking Emma with him. The death is reported as an accident, and Emma develops a severe fear of water. Hal, out of guilt, leaves his family.
The use of conventional armed forces stabilizes between East and West, and negotiations over mutual reduction is approved by both.
June 1st: At the Washington Summit, the U.S. President and Mikhail Gorbachev sign the U.S.-Soviet Agreement on Destruction and Non-Production of CW and on Measures to Facilitate the Multilateral Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).
After losing her parents, Nastasha Romanenko moves to the USA.
Sundowner fights in the Gulf War.
Liquid Snake joins the Special Air Service. As a member of the SAS, he is sent into the Gulf War to destroy mobile SCUD missile launchers. During the mission, he becomes a prisoner of war and is declared missing in action.
January 17th - February 27th: The United Nations authorize coalition forces launches Operation Desert Storm against Iraq during the Gulf War. The U.S. Army injects its troops with "Soldier Genes", identified from the study of Big Boss's DNA, as part of the Genome Soldier project, developed by Dr. Clark. The side effects of these injections are disguised as the Gulf War Syndrome. The Pentagon publishes a study claiming that the Gulf War Syndrome was caused by exposure to depleted uranium anti-tank rounds, to cover up the project.
January 22nd - 27th: The SAS mission to set up an observation post in the main supply route between Baghdad and northwestern Iraq and possibly destroy Iraqi Scud missile launchers, Bravo Two Zero, commences, but results in failure.
February 24th - February 27th: Operation Desert Sabre, a massive ground attack, is conducted by the United States Armed Forces shortly after the 38-day air strike during Operation Desert Storm. The Marine who will later become Khamsin plays a major role in the operation's success.
January 26th: The Somali Civil War erupts.
May 21st: The Eritrean War of Independence ends.
Regulation talks over SDI come to dissatisfaction.
LNF (Long-range Nuclear Force) total abandonment commences.
Output of high-powered lasers are improved.
March 31st: The USS Missouri is decommissioned for the second time, where it is placed in a museum in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
April 22: The sewers of the Guadalajara downtown district of Analco exploded between 10:05 and 11:16 UTC-5 time, leaving 252 casualties, over 500 injured, 15,000 left homeless, and thousands of homes ruined. Four PENEX workers were charged with negligence as a result.
August 14: Abkhazia, taking advantage of an internal coup within Georgia, declares its independence. Georgia and Abkhazia then fight in a war known as the War in Abkhazia.
October 15: The Mozambican Civil War ends.
December 3rd: The UN gets involved in the Somali Civil War. It spans for nearly four years.
Conventional arms and war machines are reduced across Europe.
The average ratio of GNP per population in Asian Newly Industrialized Countries (NICs) to the world average exceeds 10%.
Development of brain bombs.
The Chemical Weapons Convention occurs.
September 21st to October 4th: The 1993 Russian constitutional crisis. Vulcan Raven, along with other members of Vympel, are demoted. Vulcan Raven decides to leave Russia and become a mercenary. He eventually joins Outer Heaven.
September 27th: The War in Abkhazia ends.
South Africa acknowledges possession of nuclear weapons and simultaneously pledges to abolish them.
America's Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) is established.
After years in captivity, Liquid Snake is rescued by the United States Government, and returns to the United States.
Postponement of plutonium production for military purposes commences. Krypton-85 density in the atmospheres of America and Russia begin to stabilize.
The U.S. Army restarts the development of mortar weaponry.
Laser weapon experiments begin outside the Earth’s atmosphere.
The Costa Rican government persuades Panama to abolish its military.
Formation of the Taliban.
The Taliban began to gain influence in Afghanistan.
CTBT recognized by the United Nations General Assembly.
March 3rd: The UN withdraws their involvement in the Somali Civil War. The disastrous results will later lead to their reluctance in terms of their involvement in any internal country squabbles.
Solid Snake joins FOXHOUND.
Average ratio of Japanese GNP per population to world average exceeds 60%.
NASA develops an experimental walking tank for planet exploration.
While commanding special forces unit FOXHOUND from a position in the U.S. military, Big Boss establishes the fortified military nation Outer Heaven in South Africa.
Operation Intrude N312: The United States brokers FOXHOUND to infiltrate Outer Heaven. Big Boss, the commander of both FOXHOUND and, secretly Outer Heaven, sends his most trusted soldier, Gray Fox, to infiltrate Outer Heaven as a military gesture. Gray Fox is captured by Outer Heaven forces, although not before sending a report of his reconnaissance duties back to FOXHOUND.
Operation Intrude N313: FOXHOUND is forced to send in Solid Snake, a rookie agent, in a follow-up mission to Outer Heaven. Snake rescues Gray Fox, kills Big Boss's phantom, and destroys Metal Gear TX-55. Solid Snake ends up quitting the unit shortly thereafter.
The Outer Heaven Uprising ends. NATO commences an air raid that leaves many war orphans and refugees dead, regardless of their ties to Outer Heaven or not, and the surviving natives are saved by Big Boss.
Roy Campbell, FOXHOUND's second-in-command, is appointed commander-in-chief. The unit's codename system is discarded.
Nastasha Romanenko leaves the DIA to become a freelance analyst, and starts writing for assorted information and U.S. Naval magazines.
Courtney Collins is born.
May: Admiral Boorda, the Chief of Naval Operations in charge of the Arsenal Ship Project, dies before the scheduled Phase 2 tests, resulting in the project's cancellation. His death was officially stated to be from suicide. However, shortly afterwards, the void in the Black Budget left from the Arsenal Ship Project being cancelled resulted in ArmsTech taking it up to develop REX, causing various rumors to circulate about how Boorda had truly died.
August: Nastasha Romanenko attends the Canberra Commission, the world's first nationally hosted nuclear weapon abolition proposal committee.
Nastasha Romanenko joins NEST (Nuclear Emergency Search Team) as a military and nuclear analyst.
August: The Liberian Civil War ends.
September 10th: The UN adopts the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
The movie Escape from L.A. is released.
October 24th: The First Congo War breaks out.
As a result, President Mobutu is ousted from power in Zaire.
The following year, Zaire officially becomes the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
IBM's Supercomputer "Deep Blue" defeats the world champion of chess.
SNF (Short-range Nuclear Force) total abandonment is completed.
An uprising takes place in Central Asia with various international forces, including the CIS, attempting to settle the unrest. They are repeatedly defeated by a band of mercenaries gathered from around the world, during a time known as the Mercenary War. As a result, a democratic military regime, named Zanzibar Land, declares its independence.
July 2nd: The first sub-critical nuclear test is conducted at the Nevada Nuclear Test Facility.
The rapid reproduction of nuclear power plants advances greatly.
26,000 nuclear warheads still exist in the world.
Two sets of nuclear tests are conducted by India.
The Third Oil Shock occurs.
Super LSI circuits with 100 M bit class memory become available.
The movie Godzilla is released.
May: The Eritrean-Ethiopian War begins.
October: The Third Chadian Civil War began.
December 24th: The Russian multipurpose Transport Helicopter, the KA-60 Kasatka, makes its first flight.
The Second Congo War breaks out due to causes such as ethnic hostility and resource conflicts.
The Euro becomes the currency of over 11 countries of the European Union.
The 1999 trials for the National Missile Defense program conclude with a success.
The Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility (DARHT) is completed and established in Los Alamos.
American and Russian nuclear disposal sites are raided by Zanzibar Land forces, utilizing Metal Gear D.
Development of Metal Gear G begins in Zanzibar Land, and plans are made for mass-production.
The Patriots develop a computer program to control information deemed inconvenient to the organization. It is submitted to every military center and civilian computers, the latter via an OS program, under the guise of counteracting the supposed effects of the Y2K bug.
December: The Khmer Rouge is disbanded.
December 24th: Solid Snake infiltrates Zanzibar Land, defeats Gray Fox and Big Boss, and destroys Metal Gear D. Dr. Marv is killed by Dr. Madnar, who then attempts to kill Snake, before Snake defeats him. Snake vanishes and decides to live in the solitude of Alaska. Gray Fox's body is recovered by FOXHOUND medical chief Dr. Clark for gene therapy experiments. The heavily burned body of Big Boss is retrieved by the Patriots who induce him into a coma using nanomachines. Dr. Madnar survives and goes into hiding in Eastern Europe.
Post-December 24th: Ocelot is scouted by FOXHOUND.
Post-December 24th: Ocelot and EVA plot to destroy the Patriots and to revive Big Boss.
Notes and references Edit
- ^ a b c Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).
Otacon: I didn't... I didn't leave you.[sic] ...because of the accident. I had... I had a relationship with your mother. She seduced me... and it went on... My father's death... was no accident. He took his own life... It was my fault. All my fault. Forgive me, Emma...
- ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (script), Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).
Otacon: You could see the pool from my room... but I didn’t realize at the time that she needed my help. // Raiden: What were you doing? // Otacon: I... I was... // [Actually Emma saw what was going on before she almost drowned.]
- ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).
Solid Snake: When was the last time you saw [Emma]? // Otacon: Over 10 years ago.
Otacon explains this during the Tanker Incident, which takes place in 2007. The exact year he left is not mentioned.
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x The manual for Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, which was written in 1990, details fictional events that occur throughout the 1990s. These include the signing of weapons treaties, the development of advanced technology, and the financial growth of Asian countries. Since these events have not been shown to contradict events in later games, and considering that the Metal Gear universe often diverges from reality, these events are included in the timeline. The manual also contained events which are now deemed non-canon, such as the complete abandonment of "strategic" nuclear weapons (i.e. ICBMs), and the treaties involved with them, since later games reveal that START 2 and 3 were signed to deal with these, similar to the real world.
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain ("Truth: The Man Who Sold the World" Ending timeline), Kojima Productions (2015)
- ^ a b c d e f g h i METAL GEAR SOLID THE LEGACY COLLECTION OFFICIAL WEBSITE. Konami Digital Entertainment (2013). Retrieved on 2014-03-30.
- ^ a b c d e f g h i Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Kojima Productions/Platinum Games (2013).
- ^ http://natmal.net/mgsdb/?enc&id=203
- ^ Metal Gear Solid, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (1998).
Roy Campbell: We still haven't even ratified Start 2 or dealt with the issue of TMDs.
- ^ a b c Metal Gear Solid, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (1998).
- ^ In both the original and re-released versions of Metal Gear 2, Solid Snake mentioned that he wanted to end the nightmares he was having for the past three years, due to the date in which the first Metal Gear that was destroyed by him originally occurred in 1996. However, later games establish that the entirety of the Outer Heaven Uprising, including Solid Snake's infiltration mission into Outer Heaven, was done in 1995.
- ^ http://mgsdb.com/en/enc/372/1
- ^ http://www.monitor.net/monitor/9811a/copyright/em-suitcase.html
- ^ Metal Gear Solid (ending), Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (1998).
- ^ Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Konami Corporation (1990).
Holly White: I infiltrated Zanzibar Land a month ago, posing as a journalist.
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