First Intercontinental WarEdit
The "First Intercontinental War", also known as the 'East-West Divide", was a major global conflict pitting the Integrated Common Republics against the Parliament of Man during the late 21st century lasting from the 30 March 2059 until the signing of the "Tehran Accord" on 14 April 2072. It is often considered by experts as the single most deadliest conflict in the history of the world, claiming a little over 2.2 billion lives, and costliest on a broad-scale, with a price numbering the hundreds of trillions. While many participants claimed minor victory in their fields, the final outcome was a pyrrhic stalemate.
The war was ignited through an incident come to be known as the Western Affair - twelve Integrated Navy vessels crossed the 33th Line of Understanding colliding into a heavily developed minefield costing the fleet nine of its ships. A political solution quickly fell silent as the Parliament refused to take responsibility for the incident under claims of purposefully making international sea-lanes unsafe. Following an embargo on all consumer goods between the nations the opening salvo, on the 14th April 2072, began full-scale war.