Timeline of the"Alternate" Mirror Universe as portrayed by the ISS TIME-LASH
1776 - The thirteen American Colonies declare their collective independence from the British Empire and are defeated within the same years. The signers of the so-called "Declaration of Independence" are summarily executed for treason against the Crown
1872- The power of the British Empire now covers almost the entire earth. The Empire drops the Name "United Kingdom" for the more appropriate "United Empire" In celebration a new flag was designed. A red flag to represent the blood spilled to come this far with an outline of the globe.. As a personal touch, Empress Victoria adds a sword going through the planet, the hilt appearing to protrude from the North Pole and the point coming out behind the South Pole. She privately stated the sword was "a sign of things to come."
1879 - While staying at Torchwood House, the Scottish estate of Sir Robert MacLeish, Victoria was attacked by a werewolf, in reality an alien intelligence that planned to infect her with its consciousness by biting her. The werewolf was ultimately dispatched, thanks to the efforts of a strange man who claimed to be a traveler in time and space and the sacrifice of Sir Robert.
Having discovered that "Our Empire has enemies beyond imagination," Victoria decided to establish the Torchwood Institute in memory of Sir Robert. She also decided that the alien stranger was dangerous, and declared that if he ever returned, Torchwood would be waiting. 1882, Victoria expanded Torchwood's role to include the acquisition of alien technology, creating the policy that "if it's alien, it's ours." The existence of Torchwood was kept secret from the populace in effect becoming the SECRET secret force of The United Empire.
1901 - Empress Victoria I dies and her eldest Son Edward VII is crowned Emperor. He introduces that the position of Emperor will not continue to be heredity creating the illusion that anyone can become Emperor
1960 - Emperor John F. Kennedy seizes power from the weak and brief reign of Empress Elizabeth II. He was most famous for saying, "Let every enemy know, whether it wishes us ill will or not, that we are not friends, we will crush all those that oppose us or get in our way. This Empire does not have friends, we only have allies and only as long as they are useful." Kennedy uses the increased international tension of the time and with the help of Torchwood to start a space race and he commissions the Apollo program.
1969 - Apollo 11 lands on the Moon. According to Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong died when his head hit the bulkhead during the landing in the lunar module. Aldrin is the first man to step foot on the moon and his first words are, "I claim this moon in the name of the Glorious United Empire".
1980 - Emperor Kennedy becomes to first Emperor to actually retire without dying in office or being assassinated. His chooses Jimmy Carter to replace him. Before Carter ascends to office however, reports surface that he shot two people snooping around his peanut farm. Normally this would not be a problem as most Emperors personally killed many, but these turned out to be just kids. Ronald W. Reagan used this to his advantage and ascended to Emperor.
1990 - Emperor Reagan dies of what Imperial Security Medical Unit doctors call a heart attack. Torchwood director William Jefferson Blythe assumes the title of Emperor soon after. It is curious to note the previous director George H.W. Bush died the same way as Regan
1991 - Russia and Turkey are conquered.
1995-2053 - The "Undeclared War" quietly rages across the globe. Over the decades, technology explodes across the globe. Space is a constant battlefield and military science repeats the process of measure/counter-measure over and over again. Each unclaimed country slowly falls to the might of the United Empire.
April 5th, 2063 - Torchwood Physicist Zefram Cochrane launched a converted nuclear missile and made humanity's first warp journey. Later that evening an alien spacecraft landed outside of the town and an alien came out and used a strange gesture in greeting, he also said, "live long and prosper". As a scientist Cochrane was curious and tried to imitate it but couldn't. He then realized the original purpose of Torchwood and realizing the threat now posed by the aliens, he pulled out his shotgun and fired at the alien. His bodyguard knew what he was thinking and yelled, "Board their ship, take everything you can!"
The ship's records showed that they were on a deep space patrol and not expected to return for a year. They altered course to investigate warp emanations from our solar system and determine the threat value of our race. With Cochrane's help Torchwood began immediate development of a new warp vessel incorporating modifications based on the Vulcan design.
In the following months, Dr. Cochrane is able to use his new discovery to finish the job of claiming the whole world for The Empire and in the process with loyal operatives from Torchwood claims the throne and assassins the entire Imperial Senate filling the positions with Torchwood operatives. He then renames the Empire, "The United Terran Empire" and declares reign over the rest of the world, which was to devastated to offer any resistance. In fact, many in Asia welcome this new global empire, in hope that it will repair their civilization. Torchwood is merged into the newly created Ministry for Imperial Security
2064 - Emperor Cochrane decrees the Terran Space Initiative. Exploitation of the solar system begins to help rebuild terran civilization.
2074 - The first ten vessels of the Victoria Class, a warp drive starship design, completes production.
2075 - A fleet of twelve Victoria Class vessels launches for Denobula Triaxa. The Denobulan government resists their overtures for an alliance, and the fleet begins a siege that lasts only three weeks before the Denobulan government concedes defeat.
2076 - A Vulcan cruiser enters Earth's orbit, demanding to know what the Terran Empire did to their survey ship. Several Victoria Class vessels take up position around the warship. Tensions mount and the Vulcan cruiser is fired upon when it tries to escape. Disabled, the ship is boarded, crew captured. Flight data decrypted shows the coordinates for the Vulcan homeworld.
2078 - A fleet of twelve Inferno Class warships are sent to Vulcan. The Inferno Class features launch tubes that fire thermonuclear hydrofusion torpedoes.
2079 - The Terran Fleet arrives at Vulcan, much to the Vulcans' surprise. Vulcan warships gather to expel the threat, but bureaucratic opportunists on the Vulcan High Command start to see the power that can be formed with an alliance. The Vulcans soon begin sharing various technologies with the Terran Empire.
While on an exploratory mission, the ISS Gengis discovers Axanar and its intelligent, but non-space faring, humanoid race. The Axanar are quickly subjugated and become part of the Terran Empire.
2080 - A fleet of Terran Defense Force vessels encounter a Tellarite vessel while on patrol in the Vega system. After a brief and incisive attack, the Tellarite vessel is disabled. The Tellarite commander is interrogated and quickly divulges the coordinates of the Tellarite homeworld.
The combined fleet of Terran Empire and Vulcan warships enters the Tellar home system. After a two-week siege, the Tellarites surrender and all of the Tellarite controlled space is annexed by the Terran Empire.
2081 - An Andorian warship fires on a Terran scout ship. The Terran Empire declares war and masses a fleet. Each battle comes to a draw, with neither side a clear victor. After five months, the Vulcans mediate negotiations between the two foes and logic wins out showing each the advantage of becoming allies.
2082 - A series of meetings take place on Earth; attended by the diplomats from Earth, Vulcan, and Andor. Talks of a formal unified alliance fails to gain popularity due to disagreements as to how the new alliance would be governed, and by whom.
2084 - Emperor Cochrane is poisoned. Fleet Admiral Karl Vanossen, Commander-in-Chief of the Terran Defense Force declares himself Emperor.
2087 - The Terran Emperor, the leader of the Vulcan High Command, and the Andorian Chancellor gather with the high ranking members of their governments and military to sign the accords forming an official alliance. Each government's ruler will equally rule on a council of nine regents, three from each government. Every six years, the mantel of Prime Regent will be held by one of the three rulers.
In addition, a unified military command is created. The new Imperial Starfleet will consist of officers and warships from all three governments. Each will maintain defense fleets within their home territories, but Starfleet warships and their commanders will have overriding authority. To show solidarity, the Vulcans and Andorians agree to have Starfleet based on Earth, which in a matter of months became the military powerhouse of the new Alliance; essentially a planet-wide military base.
To ensure a high standard of training and competence, a Starfleet Academy is organized and built on Earth, in San Francisco, to train all Starfleet officers.
Through a great amount of debate and political maneuvering, the Terrans' own Emperor Karl Vanossen accepts the mantel as the first Prime Regent of the Alliance.
2091 - During a tour of the Terran Empire, the ISS Alliance is attacked by vessels of unknown configuration. The leader of the Vulcan High Command and the Andorian Chancellor are killed in the attack. Emperor Karl Vanossen declares martial law until the attackers can be brought to justice.
Protests are raised by the Vulcan and Andorian governments, but are quickly quieted when squadrons of Neuton Class dreadnaughts take up orbit around Vulcan, Andor, and other key colonies and installations. The Neuton Class is the newest warship design out of a secret Diplosian construction dock. Some 60 had been built from 2083 and 2091.
2092 - Emperor Vanossen reveals that Starfleet Intelligence has discovered that the Council of Regents had conspired to assassinate him. With this, he disbands the Council of Regents and declares Vulcan and Andor subject worlds of the "mighty Terran Empire."
2093-2130 - The Terran Empire soon began a policy of promoting the inherent superiority of Terrans. Although officially Vulcans and Andorians are allies to humanity, many Terrans openly regard them and other aliens as nothing more than slaves. During this time, Terran revisionist historians propagate the idea that the first Vulcans to step foot on Terran soil were part of an invasion force and that Emperor Cochrane "turned the tables on them". Despite all of this, many Vulcans, Andorians, Denobulans, Orions, and other non-Terrans attend Starfleet Academy and serve on Starfleet warships.
2156 - Starfleet Intelligence discovers the existence of a race similar to the Vulcans, called the Romulans. The Romulans are a group of Vulcans that escaped from Vulcan refusing Surak's teachings. It was believed that the group had perished, but apparently had flourished and exist peacefully with another yet unknown race - the Remans.
Contact is soon made with the Romulans. Seeing their existence as a threat to the memory of Surak and therefore the whole of Vulcan culture, the Vulcans push for a large-scale military action. Empress Victoria II grants the Vulcan petition to attack the Romulans. Starfleet warships are supported by a large number of Vulcan vessels in the campaign against the Romulans.
2159 - The ISS Defiant leads an assault fleet, supported by Vulcan Bird-of-Prey vessels and surprises a Romulan base repairing and refitting some fifty Romulan vessels. Because there were only skeleton crews aboard, most all of the ships are destroyed before firing a shot in defense. Eight Vulcan vessels are destroyed while delivering a deadly barrage of fire to the starbase causing it to explode. This delivers a crushing blow to the Romulan Star Alliance and Vulcans begin to gain more respect from Terrans because of their actions in the war.
2160 - Admiral Heinrich Buller takes a second assault fleet into Romulan space, with it's target the Romulan homeworld. The fleet lays waste to Romulan defenses during the Battle of Cheron as they forge their way through. In the weeks to follow, the Terran Empire captures increasing amounts of Romulan held territory and colonies.
2166 - The new fleet of Defiant-class vessels becomes operational.
2186 - A massive construction program is initiated to produce several new classes of destroyers, frigates, cruisers, and dreadnaughts. This is to prepare for a massive military action against the Klingon Confederacy.
2194 - Starfleet Intelligence reports that a Klingon task force, sent to test the strength of the Terran Empire, is underway to the Axanar system. The ISS Valiant is dispatched to investigate.
The ISS Intrepid discovers the buoy-recorder of the Valiant. It is learned that a Klingon task force destroyed it after it's immediate arrival at Axanar.
The Intrepid, commanded by Vice-Admiral Mayweather, disables a Klingon cruiser eight parsecs from the Axanar system. He is joined by a wing of cruisers, and enters Axanar space. He demands the surrender of the Klingon task force. One of the cruisers picks up a second Klingon task force on it's way to Axanar. Vice-Admiral Mayweather immediately executes a tactical plan that results in the destruction of the Klingon task force at Axanar and disables the incoming task force.
Empress Victoria II declares war against the Klingon Confederacy.
2195 - Due to his success at Axanar, Vice-Admiral Mayweather is promoted to full Admiral and given command of the 6th and 8th Fleets. Over the next two years, he coordinates many victories against the Klingons, expanding Terran holdings.
2197 - Admiral Mayweather is promoted to Fleet Admiral and given command of Starfleet.
2199 - Due to dwindling resources and losses of territory, the Klingons become increasingly desperate in their tactics, causing further defeats. Soon the Terran Empire warships have located Qo'noS, the Klingon homeworld.
2201 - The Klingon Confederacy surrender to the Terran Empire. Klingon space is annexed by the Terrans. Several Klingon Houses, accepting the inevitable, declare their loyalty to the Empress. What remains of the Klingon Naval Forces is commissioned to be the Klingon Defense Forces. Their command officer's are replaced with Starfleet officers, and many Klingon officers are placed on Starfleet vessels for "re-education".
2209 - Empress Victoria II contracts a rare form of Rigelian fever and dies within days of contraction. Fleet Admiral Travis Mayweather, hero of the Klingon War, ascends to the throne and becomes Emperor.
2217 - The ISS Challenger is forced to destroy Vendikar on a first contact mission, when the planet attempts to fire on the ship. Vendikar and its neighbor Eminiar VII have been at war for over 400 years. With Vendikar eliminated, Eminiar VII readily joins the Terran Empire. This is the first time such a drastic action is executed by a Captain without orders from the Emperor.
2218 - In a highly public trial, Captain John Frederick Paxton III, commanding officer of the Challenger, is defended by Starfleet against the Imperial Council for his actions at Vendikar. Many individuals, including Ambassador Strategist Sarek, argue that it was correct to destroy Vendikar, that in the words of Emperor Roosevelt "the balance of terror must be maintained" when one encounters Starfleet and the Terran Empire. Captain Paxton is returned to the command of the Challenger with a promotion to Commodore.
2229 - As a gesture of goodwill by Emperor Mayweather, as well as maintaining relations between the Terrans and Vulcans, he awards the hand of Amanda Grayson, daughter of Duke Grayson, to Ambassador Strategist Sarek of Vulcan.
2230 - The Vulcan Science Academy engineers a son between Sarek and Amanda, designed to be the first true child of the Empire. He is named Spock.
2244 - The Conqueror II Class cruiser becomes operational. It is designed to conquer and expand into uncharted territories. One of the firsts, the ISS Enterprise, becomes the flagship of the Empire.
2246 - Governor Kodos of Tarsus IV is assassinated by a rebel youth gang for his ineptness to handle a food shortage caused by an exotic fungus. James T. Kirk, leader of the gang, orders the execution of half the colony to save the other half. The Terran Empire awards Kirk for his expedient actions.
2248 - Emperor Mayweather dies after ingesting an unknown toxin. Further investigation by Starfleet Intelligence links the toxin to an Orion source. One thousand Orion prisoners are executed. With the support of Starfleet Command, Fleet Admiral John Paxton declares himself Emperor.
2250 - The new ISS Enterprise returns from its shakedown cruise. Fleet captain Christopher Pike is given command after Captain Robert April dies in an unfortunate transporter accident.
2252 - Ensign James Kirk graduates from Starfleet Academy and posted aboard the ISS Yorktown.
2260 - Lieutenant James Kirk discovers the Tantalus Field while leading an expedition on a dead planet.
2264 - Lieutenant commander James Kirk, Intelligence Officer aboard the ISS Enterprise, uses his position to advantage and assassinates Commodore Christopher Pike when he discovers the truth about the Talos IV incident. Kirk is promoted to Captain and takes command of the Enterprise.
2266 - In the quest to expand the Terran Empire into Gorn territory, Task Force Delta is mobilized with Captain Kirk of the ISS Enterprise commanding the fleet. The fleet lays waste to the Gorn colony on Cestus III. Soon after, the Empire subjugates the Gorn Hegemony.
2267 - The ISS Enterprise, while trying to "persuade" the Halkans to supply the Terran Empire with dilithium, is involved in what later is coded as the "Mirror, Mirror" incident. All officers are instructed by Intelligence Chief Hikaru Sulu not to speak of the incident.
The ISS Enterprise discovers the SS Botany Bay, which holds the frozen Khan Noonien Singh and his followers that escaped Earth in 1996. Kirk is impressed with Khan's strategic and tactical knowledge and keen mind, and uses his influence to secure a place for Khan in Starfleet.
2274 - Emperor Paxton passes away from natural causes at a very young age and quite unexpectedly. Fleet Admiral Androvar Drake ascends to the throne of Emperor.
2277 - Captain Spock is given command of the ISS Enterprise by Admiral James Kirk while it is being refitted. Starfleet promotes Admiral Kirk to Commander, Alpha Quadrant Command.
2285 - Admiral Kirk is aboard the refitted Enterprise during a shakedown cruise when Captain Khan of the ISS Reliant steals the Genesis Torpedo from the Regula Outpost. His plan is to assassinate Emperor Drake and get payback from earth for his exile in 1996. His boasting to Terran scientist Carol Marcus of his plans proves to be his downfall. Admiral Kirk is able to force the ISS Reliant into the Mutara Nebula and disables the ship. In an attempt to strike out in vengeance, Captain Khan detonates the Genesis Torpedo, but not in time to destroy the Enterprise.
2289 - The ISS Intrepid, commanded by Captain Saavik, is destroyed along the edge of Klingon territory, defending Andorian Defense vessels from a rebel Klingon faction. Andor offers to replace the ship and the Empire agrees immediately. The Terran Empire uses the opportunity to fund the development of the Excelsior Class battlecruiser.
2290 - In the aftermath of the strange and yet unsolved disappearance of Emperor Androvar Drake, Fleet Admiral James Kirk ascends to the throne and renames himself Emperor Tiberius. Thus begins the bloodiest reign in the history of the Terran Empire.
2357 - The Battle of Orias III brings an end to the war with Cardassia. Unable to push them back, the Terran Empire and Cardassia form the Cardassian Neutral Zone. As part of the CNZ Treaty, The planet Bajor, the Cardassian Station “Terek Nor” in orbit around Bajor, and the Badlands were ceded to the Empire
2362 - Recognizing a need for a stronger and more devastating design for Starfleet's flagship, recently relocated and promoted Admiral Montgomery Scott helps to modify the Galaxy Conqueror Class, a design that had been in development but put on hold during the Cardassian War. Admiral Scott was found on a moon where his courier vessel had crash-landed. He and another crewmember had used the transporter buffer to save themselves until a rescue party could find them.
2364 - The ISS Enterprise-D is launched, first of the new Galaxy Conqueror Class. Commodore Jean-Luc Picard is given command.
2365 - Commodore Picard was caught plotting the overthrow of the Emperor and his execution was transmitted by subspace to all ships in the fleet as a warning
2368-2650- This was a period of great expansion and subjugation for the Empire due to the discovery of the Bajoran Wormhole into the Gamma quadrant. Many planets fell to the might of The Empire.
2734- Captain Seán Conner assumed command of the newly constructed Temporal Attack Cruiser ISS TIME-LASH (ICC-2878-X)serving as the flagship of the Empire's new addition to Starfleet, the "Temporal Fleet".
2736- Captain Conner subjected the southern continent of Paltrasia to high levels of chrono-gamma radiation, and thereby obtained the chemical compound in the lifeforms of that planet to produce a vaccine to the deadly Sycoraxian disease that had plagued certain members of the Imperial Family..
2740- On a mission from Temporal Fleet Command, Captain Conner and the ISS TIM-LASH engaged in the fleetwide excision of officers who proved disloyal to the Empire. This included removing their chrono signatures from the timestream to ensure that their existence was truly negated.