The Future War: Changing Tide
By the year 2260, it was clear that the Red Alliance was no longer a small threat. The UNOE failure to uphold its promise of a “quick and easy war” against the Red Alliance not only brought dissent against the government but also the rise of various revolutionary and insurgent group throughout UNOE outer colonies. With the war tilting to the Red Alliance, the UNOE went under various reformations hoping for it will be enough to regain what is lost, but also enough to end the war.
Various places in UNOE inner colonies, no longer the topic about the war seem deem appropriate over the dinner table, as many planet inside the inner colonies are now under imminent threat from Red Alliance invasion. One by one the outer colonies were occupied by Red Alliance forces, with many of the UNOE limited manpower scattered all over the places. Key agricultural planets were seized by the Red Alliance. Results were catastrophic, the reliance on outer colonies for food left the inner colonies on the verge of starvation. Food rationing was under effect in most inner colonies.
Food shortage, raw material shortage, supplies shortage, and manpower shortage, there seem to be no end of UNOE troubles. Nevertheless, the on-going war and severe problems the UNOE prevailed and new technological invention was produced in order to deals with food shortages along with new better and faster technique to extract raw materials. Much of the war effort was reduced in order to invest in more agricultural and metallurgy production. Being on the defensive end, the UNOE lost more than a quarter of its planet during this period to the Red Alliance.
In the year 2282, almost a decade after “The Great Starvation” took place. Full recovery was expected soon and it saw of increasing war effort and public support. Despite this, the UNOE Combat Forces was in a drastic mess, with most of its equipments and weapons are out-dated along with suffering damages due to neglect. It would take another decade before the UNOE Combat Forces recover and are capable of combating the Red Alliance on equal terms.
It was also in this year that the Red Alliance successfully penetrated the UNOE defenses on the planet of Limus, a mainly agricultural planet inside the inner-colonies of the UNOE. Though quite insignificant, it marked the UNOE failure to defend its inner-colonies resulting mass migration to planets in the Sol System. Panic and fear ensued throughout UNOE held systems. Lockdown was initiated and martial law was in effect, making movement in and out of planets near impossible. Furthermore, the worst of UNOE worries have yet to come.