Novaya Zemlya Incident

Tension between the Capellan Confederation and the Federated Suns erupted when Capellan space forces attacked Novaya Zemlya.

History[edit]

The Capellan Confederation attacked the Federated Suns planet of Novaya Zemlya in 2399, massacring seventy-five percent of the population and crippling the planet's agricultural and industrial centers for centuries. Two Federated Suns-built Delavan-class Cruisers tried to come to the planet's aid, but escorts for the Liao fleet overwhelmed the two ships.[1]

Even though this was close to the start of the Age of War, the Novaya Zemlya Incident was remarkable as it was the first time that a fleet of spaceships bombarded a planet from orbit.[1]

This attack prompted the Federated Suns to launch an immediate military buildup, starting with WarShips.[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 28, "Maiden Aunt"

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