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| location = Central [[Usea]]
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| head = [[Robert Sinclair]]
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| military = Unidentified ground, air, and naval forces
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The '''FCU '''(believed to stand for Federation of Central Usea or Federation of Continental Usea) was the main power on the [[Usean Continent]], before the [[Usean Continental War ]] and their induction/evolution into the body of the [[Independent State Allied Forces]] in 2003.
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The {{Nihongo|'''Federation of Central Usea'''|中央ユージア連合}},{{Ref|AC5-TPG-229|''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Perfect Guide]]'', page 229.}} frequently referred to as the '''FCU''', is one of the major countries on the [[Usea]]n continent. Although unofficial, the FCU is considered to be the head state of the [[Independent State Allied Forces]].{{Ref|HasegawaF22Model|[http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10242448b3/30/3 Hasegawa 1/72 "F-22 Raptor ACE COMBAT Mobius 1"] (plastic model) description.}}
   
== History (1994 - 2003) ==
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==History==
In 1994 the Independent Union of Astronomers (IUA) had sighted a large asteroid on a collision course for earth. They quickly contacted the FCU and the National Missile Defense Agency and called an emergency meeting. After multiple meetings it was decided that a super weapon was to be made on the Usean continent for the purpose of destroying the asteroid, known as the [[Ulysses 1994XF04 Asteroid]]. The best scientists were gathered from around the planet. However, hostilities with a nation located on the far western peninsula had began to arise.
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===Pre-Ulysses===
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The FCU is believed to have existed for quite some time, possibly as one of the first Usean countries. The Federation was one of the member states of the [[Central Usea Treaty Organization]] (UTO), and with its size and economic influence, held considerable sway over the multinational governing body. The FCU also held long-standing hostilities with the [[Erusea|Federal Republic of Erusea]] to the west, which would culminate in the 1990s; FCU troops were stationed on the Erusean borders for an unknown reason at the start of the decade.{{Ref|UseaToday-Asteroid|''[[Usea Today: Asteroid on Collision Course With Earth!]]''. Retrieved July 16, 2018.}}
   
Hostilities between the FCU and [[Erusea]] had just recently began to flare and with the incoming threat of the Ulysses, the FCU had decided to avoid conflict and pull out of neighboring [[Amber]] and [[Ugellas]] and fell back into their own territory.
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In 1995, the [[Skully Islands]]—a territory under FCU jurisdiction—were taken over by an anti-government [[Skully Islands insurrection|rebel force]]. Lieutenant General [[Robert Tyler]], serving as the head of the military in the Federation's southern territories, quelled the uprising with the assistance of [[Scarface Squadron]] and other mercenary forces.{{Ref|AirCombat|''[[Air Combat (PS1)|Air Combat]]''.}}{{Ref|UseaToday-Scarface|"[[Usea Today: Asteroid on Collision Course With Earth!#Military Commander To Become Chief Of Staff|Military Commander To Become Chief Of Staff]]", ''[[Usea Today: Asteroid on Collision Course With Earth!]]''. Retrieved July 19, 2018.}}
   
During the construction of the [[Stonehenge Turret Network]] (STN), a [[Usean Rebellion]] had broken out across the continent. This coup force was attempting to over throw the entire continent. Though the [[Scarface Squadron|Special Tactical Fighter Squadron (STFS) "Scarface"]] was dispatched and able to destroy the rebellion, the FCU was partially set-back. However, the super weapon known as Stonehenge was completed and prepared for the Ulysses. However, with further discovery, the FCU would use Stonehenge to only protect its allied nations and itself, because of the strong possibility that the Ulysses would break into multiple pieces.
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===Response to Ulysses===
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In October 1994, the [[Ulysses 1994XF04]] asteroid was discovered by researchers from two Usean universities who shared their findings with the FCU government. The Federation leaders requested further research be done and kept the information classified until it had been confirmed that countermeasures were required.{{Refcall|UseaToday-Asteroid}}
   
As the Ulysses passed the Roche Limit in space, it had suddenly dispersed into more than a thousand pieces. As the fragments began to shower down upon the planet, Stonehenge began to engage the larger fragments which were capable of effecting the planet's overall state or capable of mass destruction. By the end of the initial two weeks of bombardment, over 500,000 people had died across the Usean continent alone. The cost of the damages had equaled 18 months of the total GDP for the Usean continent.
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After consulting with the nation's Aerospace Society, the news of Ulysses' approach was publicly revealed by President [[Robert Sinclair]] in a historic press conference on April 20, 1996. The head of the FCU's Department of Defense, Richard Payne, responded by ordering the return of all FCU forces stationed overseas, including those involved in the ongoing dispute between the Federation and Erusea along the southern [[Amber]]-[[Ugellas]] border. This order left the international coalition forces in a precarious situation, forcing the UTO to retire its personnel from the area shortly thereafter.{{Refcall|UseaToday-Asteroid}}{{Ref|AAW-1|2=''[[Aces At War: A History]]'', <span style='color:red;'>page needed</span>.}}
   
The FCU and other nations began to take in their portion of the 1,000,000 Usean refugees, left behind from the Ulysses, but encountered trouble. [[Erusea]], the nation on the western peninsula of the Usean continent, refused to take in anymore refugees. Erusea began to improperly handle refugees after this and nations on the continent began to boycott Erusean goods. Erusea suddenly sent it's military into San Salvacion and not only occupied the entire nation, but also took Stonehenge.
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In the years that followed, the FCU would be instrumental in the creation of [[Stonehenge (Strangereal)|Stonehenge]]. Initially conceived as an internal FCU defense initiative, the STN eventually became a multinational project after it proved too great an endeavor for one nation to undertake. Stonehenge was designed and built by an international team of scientists and builders in the neutral country of [[San Salvacion]], Usea's "Symbol of Peace".{{Ref|AC04|''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]''.}} Despite foreign collaboration, the Federation would remain the primary contributor to Stonehenge's construction effort in terms of both capital and total manpower provided.
   
FCU President Robert Sinclair called for an immediate Erusean withdraw from [[San Salvacion]] and the return of Stonehenge and any personnel which were at the facility during it's takeover. The deadline for Erusea to comply was September 14th of 2003. If not met by that time, FCU forces which were already gathering around San Salvacion would sanction an attack. President Sinclair later announced the formation of the Independent States Allied Forces (ISAF). This defensive organization would combine the forces of twelve, later sixteen, nations to make a coalition force. Since then, the FCU has been a part of the ISAF.
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===Outbreak of war===
== Related Articles ==
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After Ulysses' impact in July 1999, problems stemming from the continent's [[Usean refugee crisis|refugee crisis]] caused Erusea to invade San Salvacion and capture Stonehenge. Erusea's actions outraged the international community and led to an exchange of threats between President Sinclair and the Erusean leadership. When Erusea did not withdraw on the FCU's September 14 deadline, Sinclair announced the disintegration of the UTO's economic alliance and the formation of the [[Independent State Allied Forces]], triggering the [[Continental War]].{{Refcall|UseaToday-Asteroid}}{{Refcall|AC04}}
*[[Erusea]]
 
*[[Independent State Allied Forces]]
 
*History of [[USEA]]
 
   
==Sources==
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===Postwar===
*'''''GAZE Special Edition''': "War?", August 22nd, 2003'' -[http://www.acecombat04.com/world_usea.html]
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The FCU was one of the attendees of the 2008 [[G7 Summit]] aboard the [[Arkbird]] and was involved in talks for the development of the [[International Space Station]].{{Ref|GAZE-2|"[[GAZE: Arkbird Declaration Summit 2008#Ark After Stonehenge|Ark After Stonehenge]]", ''[[GAZE: Arkbird Declaration Summit 2008]]''. Retrieved January 25, 2017.}}
*'''''Usea Today''': Sunday April 21, 1996 "Asteroid on Collision Course With Earth"'' -[http://www.acecombat04.com/world_usea.html]
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*'''''OUR SCIENCE''': "TITAN GUNS", September 20th, 1998'''' -[http://www.acecombat04.com/world_usea.html]
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==Trivia==
*'''''Gaze''': LAST CHRISTMAS, December 1st, 1999'' - [http://www.acecombat.jp/ace6/index.html]
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*The FCU's ''de facto'' leadership in ISAF is similar to how many people consider the [[United States of America]] to be the ''de facto'' leader of similar multinational organizations, particularly [[North Atlantic Treaty Organization|NATO]].
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**This later became a factor in ''[[Ace Combat: Assault Horizon]]'', where [[Andrei Markov]] would eventually target the United States exclusively for [[Krista Yoslav|an accident caused by NATO]].
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[[Category:Usean Continent]]

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The Federation of Central Usea (中央ユージア連合),[1] frequently referred to as the FCU, is one of the major countries on the Usean continent. Although unofficial, the FCU is considered to be the head state of the Independent State Allied Forces.[2]

History

Pre-Ulysses

The FCU is believed to have existed for quite some time, possibly as one of the first Usean countries. The Federation was one of the member states of the Central Usea Treaty Organization (UTO), and with its size and economic influence, held considerable sway over the multinational governing body. The FCU also held long-standing hostilities with the Federal Republic of Erusea to the west, which would culminate in the 1990s; FCU troops were stationed on the Erusean borders for an unknown reason at the start of the decade.[3]

In 1995, the Skully Islands—a territory under FCU jurisdiction—were taken over by an anti-government rebel force. Lieutenant General Robert Tyler, serving as the head of the military in the Federation's southern territories, quelled the uprising with the assistance of Scarface Squadron and other mercenary forces.[4][5]

Response to Ulysses

In October 1994, the Ulysses 1994XF04 asteroid was discovered by researchers from two Usean universities who shared their findings with the FCU government. The Federation leaders requested further research be done and kept the information classified until it had been confirmed that countermeasures were required.[3]

After consulting with the nation's Aerospace Society, the news of Ulysses' approach was publicly revealed by President Robert Sinclair in a historic press conference on April 20, 1996. The head of the FCU's Department of Defense, Richard Payne, responded by ordering the return of all FCU forces stationed overseas, including those involved in the ongoing dispute between the Federation and Erusea along the southern Amber-Ugellas border. This order left the international coalition forces in a precarious situation, forcing the UTO to retire its personnel from the area shortly thereafter.[3][6]

In the years that followed, the FCU would be instrumental in the creation of Stonehenge. Initially conceived as an internal FCU defense initiative, the STN eventually became a multinational project after it proved too great an endeavor for one nation to undertake. Stonehenge was designed and built by an international team of scientists and builders in the neutral country of San Salvacion, Usea's "Symbol of Peace".[7] Despite foreign collaboration, the Federation would remain the primary contributor to Stonehenge's construction effort in terms of both capital and total manpower provided.

Outbreak of war

After Ulysses' impact in July 1999, problems stemming from the continent's refugee crisis caused Erusea to invade San Salvacion and capture Stonehenge. Erusea's actions outraged the international community and led to an exchange of threats between President Sinclair and the Erusean leadership. When Erusea did not withdraw on the FCU's September 14 deadline, Sinclair announced the disintegration of the UTO's economic alliance and the formation of the Independent State Allied Forces, triggering the Continental War.[3][7]

Postwar

The FCU was one of the attendees of the 2008 G7 Summit aboard the Arkbird and was involved in talks for the development of the International Space Station.[8]

Trivia

References

  1. Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Perfect Guide, page 229.
  2. Hasegawa 1/72 "F-22 Raptor ACE COMBAT Mobius 1" (plastic model) description.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Usea Today: Asteroid on Collision Course With Earth!. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  4. Air Combat.
  5. "Military Commander To Become Chief Of Staff", Usea Today: Asteroid on Collision Course With Earth!. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  6. Aces At War: A History, page needed.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies.
  8. "Ark After Stonehenge", GAZE: Arkbird Declaration Summit 2008. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
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