Angosian History Borderlands

2367: The government of Angosia III is formally reconstituted after nearly six months of interim government due to the takeover of the Angosian super soldiers. The new constitution creates a formal and permanent Angosian Planetary Defense Force. Based on Lunar V, the APDF is given sufficient resources to research a cure for the genetic engineering, chemical manipulation and psychological conditioning that constitute the super soldier creation process. The APDF is also given Oversight Authority over the conduct of any future Angosian War.

2368: In light of recent reforms, Angosia III reapplies for membership in the United Federation of Planets. The first restorative process for the Angosian super soldiers is tested on a volunteer. The process proves fatal.

2369: A second restorative process for the Angosian super soliders is tested. The process has a high rate of success, but also has a relatively high rate of neurological damage. Despite this, 72% of the super soldiers volunteer for the process. The Angosian government begins a state-sponsored program for would-be conselors in response to the perceived need. Meanwhile, the ADF continues to research, looking for a less dangerous cure for the remaining super soldiers.

2370: Angosia III is accepted into the United Federation of Planets.

2371: The Federation-Dominion Cold War causes the APDF and Angosia III more broadly to begin to question their decision to decomission the super soldiers. Fear arises that "we might need them again."

2372: The Klingon Civil War and Admiral Leyton's attempted coup unnerve much of the Angosian population. They begin to fear they have chosen a very poor time to join the Federation. Secretly, the APDF begins looking into the old super soldier creation process, hoping to find a way to create new super soldiers that can be safely reversed.

2373: The beginning of the Dominion War is very alarming for the Angosians. The Angosians are unique in that they are pragmatic pacifists: unable to fight or act aggressively, but believing very firmly that action must be taken to protect them. Angosian diplomats work with Federation and Starfleet representatives to come to an agreement colloquially called the Zero-Two Agreement. Since Angosia III is unable to supply military personnel but wishes whole-heartedly to support the war it agrees to supply twice its quota of everything else for war bills and during wartime- resources, equipment and support personnel.

2374: As the Dominion War continues the APDF decides to ask the remaining super soldiers to enlist in Starfleet or the Marines. All but three of them do, however, due to their volatile natures they are primarily deployed for small commando operations. Depite their enhancements the majority are killed in action by Jem'Hadar.

2375: Early in the year the APDF unveils a new and refined super soldier enhancement process, Mark II Enhancement. Although not reversible, the process has a significant advantage over the previous one: key aspects of it can be deactivated during peacetime. Although those who undergo enhancement would never again be normal, they would be able to function relatively normally during peacetime. A number of volunteers are enhanced, but not in time to be deployed before the war ends.

2378: As peace sets in Roga Danar is nominated for the position of Prime Minister but refuses the nomination. Instead he is named to the Cabinet as Minister of Defense. He serves until 2381, virtually shutting down APDF activity.

2381: The APDF undergoes a mild revival when Micos Filan, a pragmatic pacifist in the tradition of Nayrock, becomes Minister of Defense.

2382: The massive Borg return in 2377 shocks Angosia III. The APDF again considers creating more super soldiers, but none are ready in time to participate in the conflict. The APDF begins a massive process of reexamining its mission.

2383: The Romulan Peace Accords is hailed as the beginning of a new era by many in the Federation. While most Angosians agree, a sizable minority feel that prudence and preparedness are important virtues. Playing on Conservative sentiment and the Atlantis Incident they manage to pass a bill allowing continued R&D on the enhancement process. As Angosians are integrated into the new culture of the Federation the APDF becomes increasingly distant from the rest of the population.

2384: Discovery of residue from unknown weaponsfire on fragments of the hull of the Atlantis provide necessary leverage for the APDF. It releases a new Mark III Enhancement process- similar in nature to the Mark II but with more built-in safeguards and a great deal more flexibility when it comes to deactivating and reactivating dangerous elements. The APDF is able to secure the passing of a bill that allows the continuous recruitment and enhancement of a small number of volunteers in order to prepare for future conflicts. However, it uses up the remainder of its political capital in doing so, and the government imposes a massive counselor oversight group on the super soldiers, fearful of what one soldier gone rogue do to their credibility.

2385: The beginning of the Second Romulan War provides the APDF with some credibility and stabilizes the role of Angosian super soldiers in Angosian society.

2386: The Culture of the Federation effects Angosia III to a remarkable extent, reviving old Angosian philosophies and ideas. This leads to a certain social rejection of the new recipients of enhancement, tempered by the assimilation of Federation ideas of tolerance. As a result many Angosians return to the idea of appreciating soldiers in the abstract while politely shunning them in particular.

2388: The first units of new Angosian super soldiers are deployed and perform to expectations.

2389: Angosian super soldiers contribute greatly to the continued defense of Angosia III and the surrounding quadrant. Starfleet is leery of the idea of enhancement but appreciates the fact that an Angosian soldier can replace several non-enhanced troops. In the midst of war ethical standards are allowed to slide slightly, and the Federation quietly signs an agreement that allows Angosia III to continue to create them in small numbers.

2391: A small unit of Angosian soldiers are loaned to the Klingons to aid in their offensive. They do a moderate amount of good infiltrating ahead of the attack force, and certain Klingons express some interest in the enhancement process. Angosian diplomats, desperate to keep the process from gaining prominence, manage to convince the Klingons that enhancement is not honorable.

2393: Angosia III continues to integrate more fully into the Federation. A few observers are concerned that Angosian society is becoming dualistic, with the majority entering fully into the Federation as pacifists (albeit willing to support any and all military bills) while a small minority shoulder a duty to defend that results in a sort of ostracization.

2395: The new aggressive stance taken by the Dominion perks the interest of the APDF, and they monitor the situation carefully.

2396: Although officially Starfleet authorizes no offensive operations against the Dominion, Angosian super soldiers begin to be deployed on merchant vessels, turning them into a type of Q-Ship. The APDF relishes the opportunity to avenge those soldiers lost during the Dominion War, and Angosian super soldiers initiate brutal boarding actions whenever possible. Many of the resulting mission reports are quietly deleted by the APDF, as they are fearful the program will be shut down if their government knows what kind of carnage the soldiers are capable of when sufficiently enraged in the midst of war.

2397: Angosian officials begin to suspect the APDF might be hiding something, and, continually fearful of a rogue super soldier, begin pressuring counselors assigned to Angosian super soldiers to increase their oversight. APDF and Angosian super soldiers begin to have a quiet estrangement from the counselors assigned to them. The conflict begins to subtly leak into Angosian society, and super soldiers are viewed more than ever as a necessary evil.

2398: The cease-fire with the Romulans leads the APDF to set their soldiers to peacetime status, deactivating dangerous systems. With the war over a number of super soldiers retire, while others scatter, seeking purpose. The Angosian government keeps very close tabs on each and ever one.

2399: A small rogue Romulan task force decloaks in the Angosian system. The diminished APDF manages to drive them off with the few soldiers it has left. This action does little to raise Angosian super soldier prestige, but does secure their position from overt criticism.

2403: Angosia III is considered as a possible site for the 52nd Annual Federation Cultural Summit for 2407. During the evaluation period all super soldiers are "coincidentally" sent out on continuous maneuvers. Angosia III is rejected as a host for unrelated reasons.

2405: The APDF deploys virtually all its super soldiers during the Cardassian War in an attempt to justify its continued existence. The soldiers perform well, but are unable to achieve any high-profile victories that can be publicized. The Angosian government takes almost no notice, continuing to concentrate on domestic and pacifistic concerns.

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