In 2807, Fifty-two years after World War IV, the Galactic
Federation sends a research team to Earth, discovering that the planet's
natural environment has restored itself. Colonists are sent to the surface.
Civilization is eventually reformed over the next 20 years, attracting the attention of criminals and other lawless elements, Local militia try to protect the
colonists but are often defeated. The Federation gives the Strahl Democratic Republic (SDR) the
right to govern the planet in the late 2870s.
The SDR sends three police battalions and three Foreign Legion
corps to Earth using force to restore order, creating resentment
amongst the colonists. In response, the colonists create the Earth Independent
Provisional Government and declare their independence from the SDR. The SDR
immediately establishes a puppet government in an attempt to quell the
Tension grows and mercenary assistance is gained, descendants
of WWIV veterans, forming the Independent Mercenary Army (IMA), which is
bolstered by SDR Foreign Legion defectors. They engage the SDR forces and the
battle to control Earth begins in 2882.
the next four years, the SDR and IMA engage each other at multiple locations
worldwide. The war turns up a notch in June 2883 when the IMA deploys a new
weapon - the Armored Fighting Suit powered armor - to devastating effect. The
SDR eventually builds their own AFS units.