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Santiago

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Santiago
System information
X:Y Coordinates 400.93 : 173.62[e]

Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)

Santiago
Geophysical
Infrastructure
Population 50,000+ (2581)[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Reunification War[edit]

Originally a world within the Outworlds Alliance, Santiago was occupied by forces from the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery in November 2572 under the terms of Star League Directive 21.[5] From the outset, the occupying 17th Galedon Regulars had adopted high-handed, bullying tactics that alienated the local population and resulted in a high level of antagonism between the DCMS forces and the local population. The occupation forces were subject to constant low-level resistance, with sniping and terrorist bombs a commonplace event that made it unsafe for DCMS troops to travel alone. The DCMS response was to instigate bloody reprisals against the population, which led in turn to more attacks. The local Santiago Militia were commonly involved in firefights with the 17th Galedon instigated when either a Combine soldier or Alliance citizen insulted or spat on each other. An early consequence of this pattern of behaviour was the Santiago Massacre in 2572 which saw two dozen civilians killed and more injured, including children, and which attracted criticism and protests across the Inner Sphere.[6][44]

The tempo of resistance on Santiago had fallen off considerably by the late 2570s, as the resistance was either crippled or in hiding; when the SLDF invasion of the Alliance began in 2581, Alliance Defence Chairman Welkens Nordd arranged for supplies, arms and commandos to be supplied covertly to the Santiago resistance, with shipments arriving every few months. Although many of these shipments were intercepted by DCMS or SLDF forces, many still made it through, and the Alliance forces had help with their supply runs from sources within the Federated Suns. This allowed the resistance on Santiago to step up actions against the occupying forces again. The Combine forces retaliated with the widespread execution of suspected terrorists and deportation of suspects to prison and work camps across the Combine; then, when General Amos Forlough issued orders that any world that resisted occupation was to have the civilian population decimated, the 17th Galedon rounded up and executed 5,000 citizens.[6][1]

In total, the low-level conflict on Santiago resulted in the deaths of 900 Combine personnel, including a garrison commander and 3 planetary governors, along with another 2,000 personnel injured. The toll was far higher on the population of Santiago; alongside the 5,000 citizens executed under Forlough's orders, another 1,200 - 2,400 citizens were executed after being accused of being terrorists, and another 5-10,000 were deported to Kuritan gulags. Despite this, the population still resisted, and Santiago was both inspiration and a rallying call for Alliance forces during the war. The Santiago resistance continued to receive support from the Alliance government until more than 20 years after the end of the war.[6] However, with the signing of the Treaty of Cerberus in 2585, Santiago became a Draconis Combine holding.[45]

Military Deployment[edit]

2572-2581[edit]

Seventeenth Galedon Regulars[6][46]

2786[edit]

2821[edit]

  • Ninth Proserpina Hussars[47]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 118, "Rage Unleashed"
  2. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine - [2319] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 147, "Outworlds Alliance after Age of War (2571) and at the Fall of the Star League (2750)"
  4. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31, "Draconis Combine after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 108, "Something From Nothing"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Historical: Reunification War, p. 111, "Santiago"
  7. Historical: Reunification War, p. 126, "Year Five: Peace In Our Time"
  8. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  9. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  10. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  11. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  12. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 36, "Outworlds Alliance Militia Deployment Map - [2765]"
  13. Fiel Report 2765: Draconis Combine, p. 25, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [2765]"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra, p. 98, "Outworlds Alliance - [2767]] Map
  15. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  16. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  17. 17.0 17.1 Handbook: House Kurita, p. 43, "Draconis Combine after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  18. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  19. The Periphery (sourcebook), p.156, "The Outworlds Alliance Sector"
  20. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. vii, "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
  21. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64, "Draconis Combine after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  23. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 68, "Draconis Combine after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  25. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  26. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  27. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - [3052] Map"
  28. Objective Raids, p.46, "Map of Periphery States: The Outworlds Alliance Sector"
  29. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  30. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 110, "Outworlds Alliance"
  31. Inner Sphere, p. 98, "Near Periphery Kingdoms Map""
  32. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  33. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 150, "Outworlds Alliance (3067)"
  34. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  35. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [October 3067] Map"
  36. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, Inner Sphere - [3075] Map
  37. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  38. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  39. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  40. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  41. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  42. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  43. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  44. Historical: Reunification War, p. 19, "Bloody Santiago"
  45. Historical: Reunification War, p. 125, "Year Five: Peace In Our Time"
  46. Historical: Reunification War, p. 141, "Outworlds Alliance Front"
  47. 47.0 47.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 137, "First Succession War Deployment Table - DCMS"

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