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. Around the same time period, rumors circulate that nearly a hundred suitcase-sized nuclear bombs were being removed from the Soviet arsenals.
Emma Emmerich is born.
Frank Jaeger is awarded the codename "Fox," the highest commemoration in FOXHOUND.
The use of conventional armed forces stabilizes between East and West, and negotiations over mutual reduction is approved by both.
After losing her parents, Nastasha Romanenko moves to the USA.
June 1st: At the Washington Summit, U.S. President George Bush 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).
Liquid Snake joins the SAS and, as a member of the SAS, is also 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.
Sundowner fights in the Gulf War.
October 3rd: East and West Germany are reunited.
November 19th: CFE (Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe) is signed.
January 17th to February 27th: UN-authorized coalition forces launch 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 Special Air Service 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 conducted by the United States Armed Forces shortly after the 38-day air strike during Operation Desert Storm. The Marine who would later become Khamsin played 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. Georga 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 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.
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.
March 3rd: The UN withdraws from involvement in the Somali Civil War. The disastrous results of their involvement later resulted in their reluctance to get involved in any internal country squabbles.
Solid Snake joins FOXHOUND, unaware that he is a clone of the squadron's commander, Big Boss.
Average ratio of Japanese GNP per population to world average exceeds 60%.
NASA develops an experimental walking tank for planet exploration.
The Outer Heaven Uprising begins.
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, defeats Big Boss, 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 code name 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.
July 5th: Scientists in Scotland successfully manage to clone the somatic cell of a sheep.
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.
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.
Hal Emmerich has an affair with his stepmother, Julie Danziger, which Emma Emmerich briefly witnesses. Huey Emmerich learns of this, and later commits suicide by drowning himself in the family pool, almost taking Emma with him. It is reported as an accident, and Emma develops a severe fear of water. Hal, out of guilt, runs away from home.
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.
The Third Oil Shock occurs.
Super LSI circuits with 100 M bit class memory become available.
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.
March 24th - June 11th: NATO invade Kosovo while undergoing a war.
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.
Zanzibar Land Disturbance: Zanzibar Land succeeds in becoming one of the few remaining nuclear powers in the world, and begins invading neighboring countries at will.
December: The Khmer Rouge is disbanded.
December 24th: Solid Snake infiltrates Zanzibar Land, defeats Gray Fox and Big Boss, and destroys Metal Gear D. Kio 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.
The 1999 trials for the National Missile Defense program conclude with a success.
The Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility (DARHT) was completed and established in Los Alamos.
Late 1999/Early 2000: After losing his faith in humanity, Zero commissions the development of four neural AIs, headed by a core AI to inherit the Patriots from him. The four AIs are codenamed GW, TJ, AL and TR, and the core AI named JD. To set up their eventual activation of these AIs, they also developed a program that was 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. In actuality, this program was developed to manage and disseminate information that isn't convenient to the Patriots, which would be activated as soon as GW was completed.
Notes and references Edit
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v 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.
- ^ 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.
- ^ 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 that Metal Gear was destroyed by him originally occuring 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.
- ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001)
Snake: When was the last time you saw her? // Otacon: Over 10 years ago.
Otacon explains this during the Tanker Incident, which takes place in 2007.
- ^ This is explained in a optional Codec conversation with Nastasha Romanenko in Metal Gear Solid.
- ^ 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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