Sirian Empire suffers worst harvests in 55 years Labor and food riots in Sirian provinces - Sirian Imperial forces enforce martial law Beta Sirius and Procyon increase troop levels to fifteen million - Sirian Empire co-opts both militaries into their own Armada Socintern Bloc nations gain control of the United Nations Security Council -Demand withdrawal of Human military forces on the Sirian border Earth falls into another election cycle and revolution Human Allied Treaty Organization dissolves -Randesia stands alone Red Dawn 2150 Introduction "Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners." -Benjamin Banneker In the two centuries since the founding of modern libertarianism, few beyond the circles of those who believed fervently in such principles could ever conceive such a state existing in their time or in the future. Humankind, both individually and collectively, could think no farther then their current generation beyond vague platitudes and idle fantasies and thus were never able to conceive what a future based on reason, individual liberty, free markets, and small governments could develop. Yet that is exactly what arose in the wake of the great time of troubles that embroiled Earth in the 21st century when the traditional wielders of political and social power, sprawling governments, organized religions, and vast corporations all failed those they were meant to serve. For several dire moments, humanity itself was close to enacting its own destruction. Only through the miracle of technology, motivated by rational self interest of innovators and investors alike, was the vastness of space opened up to for humanity and thus, libertarianism was given a new life and ushered in a new age. The human peoples spread through the galaxy through numerous planetfalls and colonies, rapacious in their desire to spread and claim their own property amongst the stars, drunk with their progress. Like every generation prior, these space faring humans were no different then their forebears, unable to look beyond their current situation, ignoring the future but also forgetting the past. Tragically, much of humanity still clung to the failed ideologies and allegiances that they had tried to escape on Earth, and as humanity spread, so did their broken philosophies and ideas. To an enlightened few, the space race meant nothing more then a delay the inevitable condition that plagued humanity. These true sons and daughters of liberty thus chose to almost completely remove themselves from the rest of humanity. On the edge of known space, they founded their own nation, and in an ironic twist of tradition, named it after one of their greatest scholars and called it Randesia. Only here, it was said, could an individual live in true liberty, and live a life removed from coercion and aggression and either find prosperity or poverty based not on societies standards or whim, but on an individuals character or merit. Where property was sacred, and every man and woman a sovereign citizen, or sui juris. Where small government was seen as the best form of government, where small business was the most free form of business and the private practice of religion was the most spiritual. The sovereign citizens of Randesia were so intoxicated with their progress however, that they too made a mistake, one that all of humanity did. For naiveity is a trait of humanity and ever since the first ships broke the light barrier, there was an unspoken assumption that the galaxy was a final frontier, implicitly implying its emptiness of anything but space to explore and property to claim. Humanity was metaphorically ambushed by its first contact with alien intelligence, initially by the very fact of its existence, and then by the similiarities of how the first nonhuman peoples they met appeared to be so similar to themselves. These Sirians, as they were called due to the fact they originated from the brightest star in Earth's night sky, were bipedal humanoids, and for the briefest of moments, before scientific research cast it aside as pure nonsense, were even thought to of been distant relatives of humanity. While proven almost immediately wrong, relations between the two species quickly developed and Randesia was no exception. The Randesians soon realized that the Sirians were similar enough that they could understand the concept of liberty but too late did they realize that they failed to comprehend it. The consequences of these assumptions soon followed.