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{{Notice|For similar organizations, see [[United Nations]].<br>For the IUPF in [[Ace Combat: Joint Assault]], see [[International Union Peacekeeping Force]].}}
 
{{Organization
 
{{Organization
| image = [[File:IUN Logo.png]]
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| image = IUN Usean Member States.png
| type = International organization
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| caption = Usean members of the IUN
| years = 1990s–2019+
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| emblem = [[File:IUN Logo.png|100px]]
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| type = Multinational peacekeepers
| location = [[Usea]]
 
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| aka = ''see [[#Names|§ Names]]''
| members = [[AWACS Sky Keeper]]<br>[[AWACS SkyEye]]<br>[[Mobius Squadron]]<br>[[Omega Squadron]]<br>[[Viper Squadron (AC04)|Viper Squadron]]<br>[[Halo Squadron]]<br>[[Rapier Squadron]]<br>[[Gray Moth Squadron]]<br>[[Mage Squadron]]<br>[[Golem Squadron]]<br>[[Gargoyle Squadron]]<br>[[Skeleton Squadron]]<br>Various units
 
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| years = 1990s–2020+
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| location = [[Fort Grays Island]], [[Usea]]<ref name="AC7-VR01">{{Cite game|AC7|VR01}}</ref><ref name="AC7-M01">{{Cite game|AC7|M01}}</ref>{{Ref|AAW19-98|''[[Aces At War: A History 2019]]'', page 98.}}<br>[[Tyler Island]], Usea{{Ref|AAW19-84|''[[Aces At War: A History 2019]]'', page 84.}}<br>[[Scofields Plateau]], Usea<ref name="AC7-VR02"/>
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| members = ''see [[#Units|§ Units]]''
 
| actions = [[2014 Free Erusea uprising]]<br>[[Lighthouse War]]
 
| actions = [[2014 Free Erusea uprising]]<br>[[Lighthouse War]]
| appearances = ''[[Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]'' (website)<br>''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]'' (website)<br>''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''
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| appearances = ''[[Ace Combat: Northern Wings]]''<br>''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''
 
}}
 
}}
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The '''IUN''' is an international peacekeeping organization in the [[Strangereal]] universe. The organization also maintains the '''IUN Peacekeeping Force''',<ref name="AC7-M02">{{Cite game|AC7|M02}}</ref> a military force comprised of air, land, and sea units. While some of these are Usean military units,{{Ref|OURSCI27-8-18|"[[Usea Reconstruction: Space Elevator Nearing Completion#Made in Usea|Made in Usea]]", ''[[Usea Reconstruction: Space Elevator Nearing Completion]]''. ''[[Our Science]]''. Retrieved January 19, 2019.}} over half of the peacekeeping units belong to the [[Osean Defense Forces]].{{Ref|AAW19-76|''[[Aces At War: A History 2019]]'', page 76.}}
   
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The IUN carried out its peacekeeping duties since at least the 1990s and continued to do so in the 21st century. The organization did not directly interfere in major conflicts until 2014 with [[Free Erusea]]'s [[2014 Free Erusea uprising|second uprising]].<ref name="AC7-VR01"/> The IUN was then heavily involved as an Osean proxy in the 2019 [[Lighthouse War]].<ref name="AC7-M01"/><ref name="AC7-M02"/><ref name="AC7-M03"/><ref name="AC7-M04"/>
The '''IUN''' is an international organization on the [[Usea]]n continent in the [[Strangereal]] universe. The IUN maintains air traffic control across the continent.{{Ref|AC7-VR01|[[VR Mission 01]], ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''.}}
 
   
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==Names==
The IUN also manages a peacekeeping military known as the '''International United Nations Peacekeeping Force'''{{Ref|AC7-M02|[[Charge the Enemy]], ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''.}} ('''IUN-PKF'''{{Refcall|AC7-M03}} or '''IUN PKF'''{{Refcall|AC7-VR01}}), more commonly referred to as the '''International Union Peacekeeping Force'''{{Ref|AC7-M03|[[Two-pronged Strategy]], ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''.}} ('''IUPF'''{{Ref|AC7-M01|"[[Charge Assault]]", ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''}}).
 
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The IUN has been referred to by multiple names:
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*'''International United Nation'''{{Ref|AAW19-100|''[[Aces At War: A History 2019]]'', page 100.}}
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*'''International Union'''<ref name="AC7-M01"/>
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*'''United Nations'''{{Ref|LastChristmas|[[GAZE]]: [[Last Christmas]]}}<ref name="AC7-Cut16">{{Cite game|AC7|Cut16}}</ref> or '''UN'''<ref>Mission 02: "Erusean Campaign (Part 1)", ''[[Ace Combat: Northern Wings]]''.</ref>
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The IUN Peacekeeping Force has been shortened to IUN-PKF,<ref name="AC7-M02"/> IUN PKF (no hyphen),<ref name="AC7-VR01"/> and IUPF (in the case of IUN standing for International Union).<ref name="AC7-M01"/>
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
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===Early events===
By 1996, the IUN was involved in peacekeeping efforts during a standoff between [[Federation of Central Usea|FCU]] and [[Erusea]]n forces in [[Ugellas]] and [[Amber]]. However, the FCU forces retreated on April 20, 1996 following the [[Ulysses 1994XF04]] announcement; their retreat forced the IUN to also retreat. The IUN's retreat was notably hampered by logistical difficulties and heavy storms, preventing their retreat from fully taking place until April 22.{{Ref|UseaToday|[[Usea Today: Asteroid on Collision Course With Earth!]]}}
 
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[[File:White Valley Base AC5.png|thumb|250px|The White Valley factory, under IUN control]]
 
In 1996, the IUN was involved in a standoff between [[Federation of Central Usea|FCU]] and [[Erusea]]n forces in [[Ugellas]] and [[Amber]]. Following the public announcement of the [[Ulysses 1994XF04]]'s existence on April 20, the FCU forces retreated from the region, prompting the IUN to retreat as well. The IUN was hampered by logistical difficulties and heavy storms, preventing a full retreat until April 22.{{Ref|UseaToday|[[Usea Today: Asteroid on Collision Course With Earth!]]}}
   
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In July 1998, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) publicly announced new findings by the [[Comona Islands|Comona Observatory]] and [[Seals Bridge|Seals Bridge University]] that confirmed an increased Ulysses impact radius that brought the [[Anea]]n continent and North Pole into range. The announcement was made due to both the IUN chairman and FCU government agreeing that [[Stonehenge (Strangereal)|Stonehenge]] would not be upgraded to defend Anea, sparking nation-wide protests in [[Nordennavic]], [[Emmeria]] and [[Estovakia]] against the IUN and FCU.{{Refcall|LastChristmas}}
Sometime following the [[Continental War]], a group of Erusean rebels seized a military factory that was under the IUN's control.{{Ref|ISAFBulletin|[[ISAF Bulletin]].}} The rebels, calling themselves [[Free Erusea]], launched attacks across the [[Usea]]n continent. The [[Independent State Allied Forces]] launched [[2006 Free Erusea uprising|Operation Katina]] to quell the rebellion.{{Ref|AC5-Arcade|[[Arcade Mode]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}}
 
   
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By December 1998, in preparation for the Ulysses 1994XF04 planetfall, IUN member nations alone already had plans to construct 160 impact shelters, with the [[Osea]]n and Emmerian capitals of [[Oured]] and [[Gracemeria]] taking in the largest quantity of refugees wordwide. Despite differences in scale, every IUN member nation announced that they would accept refugees from the [[Usea]]n continent and its surrounding countries.{{Refcall|LastChristmas}}
After Operation Katina, various ISAF squadrons, such as [[Mobius Squadron|Mobius]], [[Omega Squadron|Omega]] and [[Viper Squadron (AC04)|Viper]], were reformed as IUN squadrons.{{Ref|AC7-PGW|[[:File:Ace Combat 7 Skies Unknown - PGW 2017 PS VR]].}}{{Ref|AC7VR-TGS2018|[[:File:Ace Combat 7 Skies Unknown - PS4 VR Gameplay Trailer]]}} In 2014, they were deployed against a resurgent Free Erusea.{{Ref|4Gamer-VR|[https://www.4gamer.net/games/326/G032682/20180918001/ [TGS 2018]「エースコンバット7」VRモードの詳細を主要開発スタッフに聞く。「サマーレッスン」チームが挑んだ“本物のパイロット体験”とは]}}
 
   
 
In 2006, a year after the [[Continental War]], [[Free Erusea]]n rebels seized an IUN-controlled former military factory in [[White Valley (location)|White Valley]].{{Ref|ISAFBulletin|[[ISAF Bulletin]].}} The rebels launched attacks across the [[Usea]]n continent using arms from inside the factory. The [[Independent State Allied Forces]] launched [[2006 Free Erusea uprising|Operation Katina]] to quell the rebellion.{{Ref|AC5-Arcade|[[Arcade Mode]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} Erusea continued to cede territory to other nations after losing the war, leading to the [[Gunther]] region becoming an IUN trust territory.{{Ref|AAW-2019-P76|''[[Aces At War: A History 2019]]'', page 76.}}
In 2019, the IUN attempted to quell hostilities between the [[Osea|Osean Federation]] and Erusea. During the ensuing [[Lighthouse War]], the IUN-PKF assisted Osean forces in pushing Erusean forces back towards the country's borders. Part of this effort included sending [[AWACS Sky Keeper]] to assist the [[Osean Air Defense Force]] squadrons stationed at [[Fort Grays Island]].{{Refcall|AC7-M03}}
 
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===Control over Usea===
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[[File:AC7 FA-18F Taking Off Aircraft Carrier.jpg|thumb|250px|IUN's [[Mobius 1]] and [[Omega Squadron|Omega 11]] launching from the ''Albatross'' in 2014]]
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Shortly after Operation Katina, the Independent State Allied Forces was dissolved;{{Refcall|OURSCI27-8-18}} the IUN took over its peacekeeping operations, some of its former units,<ref name="AC7-VR01"/> and some FCU assets—including a carrier strike group and the [[Fort Grays Island]] air base.{{Refcall|AAW19-98}} They also began to maintain air traffic control across the Usean continent.<ref name="AC7-VR01"/> By 2008, the IUN oversaw Usea's ceasefire after Erusea reformed into a Kingdom. IUN peacekeeping units were deployed to former Erusean territories, including the Gunther trust territory.{{Refcall|AAW19-76}} Osea began constructing the [[International Space Elevator]] in the Gunther region; the IUN deployed ships and aircraft there to protect the structure from potential terrorist attacks.{{Refcall|AAW19-79}}
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Following the [[Circum-Pacific War]], the [[Osea|Osean Federation]] became the leader of the international order. While restoring peaceful relations with its former adversary [[Yuktobania]], Osea began dispatching a greater number of [[Osean Defense Forces|Osean Defense Force]] units to Usean areas most affected by the Ulysses Impact Event, reassigning them as members of the IUN peacekeeping force.{{Ref|AAW19-P76|''[[Aces At War: A History 2019]]'', page 76.}}
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Erusea and its surrounding countries expressed disapproval with the IUN and its perceived hostile activities. The peacekeeping force had a number of clashes with regional protestors.{{Refcall|AAW19-76}} In 2014, taking advantage of the world's military forces being weakened from the [[Circum-Pacific War]] four years prior,<ref name="AC7-VR01"/> a group of nationalists in the Erusean military took up the Free Erusean name and attempted to combat the IUN with force.{{Ref|4Gamer-VR|[https://www.4gamer.net/games/326/G032682/20180918001/ [TGS 2018]「エースコンバット7」VRモードの詳細を主要開発スタッフに聞く。「サマーレッスン」チームが挑んだ“本物のパイロット体験”とは]}}<ref name="AC7-VR01"/><ref name="AC7-VR02"/> The IUN Peacekeeping Force ended the short-lived rebellion but feared that it was a sign of future conflict.<ref name="AC7-VR03">{{Cite game|AC7|VR03}}</ref>
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===Lighthouse War===
 
[[File:Albatross Fort Grays Damaged AC7.jpg|thumb|250px|IUN Peacekeeping Force's ''Albatross'' sinking in 2019]]
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By 2019, the IUN Peacekeeping Force was mostly comprised of Osean Federation forces stationed at [[Tyler Island]] and various other bases to support the space elevator.{{Refcall|AAW19-84}} In May of that year, the [[Erusea|Kingdom of Erusea]] opened the Lighthouse War, seized the space elevator and Tyler Island, and pushed the IUN's forces to the east of the continent. The [[Erusean Air Force]] successfully attacked the IUN's Fort Grays Island base and [[Operation Deer Horn|sank]] the ''[[Albatross]]'' aircraft carrier stationed there.<ref name="AC7-M01"/> Erusean forces also captured an air base in the [[Scofields Plateau]]<ref name="AC7-M02"/> formerly belonging to the IUN.<ref name="AC7-VR02"/>
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Osea ordered the IUN to mobilize a counteroffensive against Erusea<ref name="AC7-Cut02">{{Cite game|AC7|Cut02}}</ref> and to rescue Osea's former President, [[Vincent Harling]], who was hiding in the space elevator.<ref name="AC7-M04">{{Cite game|AC7|M04}}</ref> Led by [[AWACS Sky Keeper]], the IUN Peacekeeping Force's aerial squadrons [[Operation Eastern Wind|pushed back Erusean forces]] in the Scofields Plateau<ref name="AC7-M02"/> but [[Operation Dual Wielder|failed to open a safe route]] in the [[Chopinburg Rainforest]] to the space elevator.<ref name="AC7-M03">{{Cite game|AC7|M03}}</ref> The IUN instead opted to sneak in a single pilot, [[Trigger]], through Erusea's radar network to help rescue Harling. [[Operation Lighthouse Keeper|The mission ended in failure]] after Harling was killed.<ref name="AC7-M04"/> The IUN's court-martial mistakenly convicted Trigger for the action, sentencing him to serve at Osea's [[444th Air Base]].<ref name="AC7-M05">{{Cite game|AC7|M05}}</ref> They later pardoned Trigger<ref name="AC7-M10">{{Cite game|AC7|M10}}</ref> after discovering an Erusean aircraft faking an Osean IFF was responsible for killing Harling.<ref name="AC7-M16">{{Cite game|AC7|M16}}</ref>
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The IUN's role for the rest of the war was relatively minor. Osea's [[Long Range Strategic Strike Group]] landed at [[Gardos Air Base]], an IUN Peacekeeping Force forward base, following [[Operation Giant's Step]] but the IUN had little involvement with the unit.<ref name="AC7-M15">{{Cite game|AC7|M15}}</ref>
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===Reorganization===
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After the war's end, the recurring threat of terrorism in northern Erusea prompted the IUN to reorganize itself. While Osean troops still represented a large amount of IUN peacekeeping units,{{Ref|AAW19-126|''[[Aces At War: A History 2019]]'', page 126.}} more Usean military units were included.{{Refcall|AAW19-76}} The IUN also began overseeing a new air defense force—separate from the peacekeeping force—specifically tasked to protect the new refugee camp at the space elevator.<ref name="AC7-Cut16"/>
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===Memorial Day in Osea===
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On June 30, 2020, [[Typhoon]]s, [[ASF-X Shinden II]]s and Mobius Squadron [[F/A-18F Super Hornet]]s belonging to the IUN peacekeeping forces were showcased at [[Redmill]]{{Ref|25thWP|[[:File:Ace Combat 25th Anniversary Wallpaper 3840x2160.jpg]].}} on Memorial Day, an official Osean holiday where fallen soldiers are mourned. Many members of the IUN-PKF witnessed the ceremony, which also commemorated 25 years since the end of the [[Belkan War]].{{Ref|GAZE2020|[[ACES at WARS: The classified document about Circum-Pacific War was revealed]].}}
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==Units==
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===Aerial===
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*'''[[Airborne Warning and Control System|AWACS]]'''
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**[[AWACS Sky Keeper]]<ref name="AC7-M01"/>
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**[[AWACS SkyEye]]<ref name="AC7-VR01"/>
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*'''Fighters'''
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**[[Mobius Squadron]]<ref name="AC7-VR01"/>
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**[[Omega Squadron]]<ref name="AC7-VR01"/>
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**[[Viper Squadron (AC04)|Viper Squadron]]<ref name="AC7-VR01"/>
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**[[Halo Squadron]]<ref name="AC7-VR03"/>
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**[[Rapier Squadron]]<ref name="AC7-VR01"/>
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**[[Mage Squadron]]<ref name="AC7-M01"/>
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**[[Golem Squadron]]<ref name="AC7-M01"/>
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**[[Gargoyle Squadron]]<ref name="AC7-M03"/>
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**[[Skeleton Squadron]]<ref name="AC7-M03"/>
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*'''Bombers'''
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**[[Gray Moth Squadron]]<ref name="AC7-VR02">{{Cite game|AC7|VR02}}</ref>
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===Naval===
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*''[[Albatross]]''<ref name="AC7-VR01"/><ref name="AC7-M01"/>
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*[[Aegis|Unnamed Aegis vessels]]<ref name="AC7-VR01"/>{{Ref|AAW19-79|''[[Aces At War: A History 2019]]'', page 79.}}
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===Ground===
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*[[Anti-air gun]]s<ref name="AC7-VR02"/>
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
<gallery>
 
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Emblem 01.jpg|IUN emblem
AC7 Airshow Mode.jpg|An IUN-PKF naval force in 2014
 
AC7 Airshow Mode 3.jpg|IUN-PKF naval squadrons in 2014
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Mobius Squadron Super Hornet.png|IUN's Mobius Squadron in 2014
AC7 FA-18F Taking Off Aircraft Carrier.jpg|IUN's Mobius Squadron in 2014
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AC7 Airshow Mode.jpg|An IUN Peacekeeping Force naval group in 2014
 
AC7 Airshow Mode 3.jpg|IUN Peacekeeping Force naval squadrons in 2014
Albatross Fort Grays Damaged AC7.jpg|IUN-PKF's ''Albatross'' in 2019
 
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Cruiser in Selatapura.jpg|An IUN Aegis vessel protecting the space elevator
IUN-PKF Air Force.jpg|IUN-PKF squadrons in 2019
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IUN-PKF Air Force.jpg|IUN Peacekeeping Force squadrons in 2019
 
Skeleton Squadron 2 AC7.jpg|IUN's Skeleton Squadron in 2019
 
Skeleton Squadron 2 AC7.jpg|IUN's Skeleton Squadron in 2019
Mage Squadron Over Chopinburg.png|IUN's Mage Squadron in 2019
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Clown and Trigger over Scofields Plateau.jpg|IUN's Mage Squadron in 2019
 
Osean F-14D Squadron.png|IUN's Gargoyle Squadron in 2019
 
Osean F-14D Squadron.png|IUN's Gargoyle Squadron in 2019
IUN OADF Squadron Lighthouse Keeper.png|IUN's Golem Squadron in 2019
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IUN OADF Squadron Lighthouse Keeper.png|IUN's Golem Squadron with [[Clown]] in 2019
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IUN Typhoons At Redmill.png|IUN Typhoons at Redmill in 2020
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IUN Mobius Super Hornets At Redmill.png|IUN F/A-18F Super Hornets at Redmill in 2020
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
==Trivia==
 
*The IUN plays a similar role to the [[United Nations]] in the real world.
 
*The [[Neo United Nations]] played a similar peacekeeping role in ''[[Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere]]''. Since the IUN was introduced in ''Ace Combat 04'' promotional material, it may have acted as a {{Wp|Retroactive continuity|retcon}} for the Neo United Nations.
 
   
 
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[[Category:Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]
 
[[Category:Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies]]
 
[[Category:Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]
 
[[Category:Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]
 
[[Category:Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]
 
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[[Category:Usean Continent]]

Latest revision as of 21:02, 16 May 2021

This article was featured in May 2021!
For similar organizations, see United Nations.
For the IUPF in Ace Combat: Joint Assault, see International Union Peacekeeping Force.

The IUN is an international peacekeeping organization in the Strangereal universe. The organization also maintains the IUN Peacekeeping Force,[6] a military force comprised of air, land, and sea units. While some of these are Usean military units,[7] over half of the peacekeeping units belong to the Osean Defense Forces.[8]

The IUN carried out its peacekeeping duties since at least the 1990s and continued to do so in the 21st century. The organization did not directly interfere in major conflicts until 2014 with Free Erusea's second uprising.[1] The IUN was then heavily involved as an Osean proxy in the 2019 Lighthouse War.[2][6][9][10]

Names

The IUN has been referred to by multiple names:

The IUN Peacekeeping Force has been shortened to IUN-PKF,[6] IUN PKF (no hyphen),[1] and IUPF (in the case of IUN standing for International Union).[2]

History

Early events

The White Valley factory, under IUN control

In 1996, the IUN was involved in a standoff between FCU and Erusean forces in Ugellas and Amber. Following the public announcement of the Ulysses 1994XF04's existence on April 20, the FCU forces retreated from the region, prompting the IUN to retreat as well. The IUN was hampered by logistical difficulties and heavy storms, preventing a full retreat until April 22.[15]

In July 1998, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) publicly announced new findings by the Comona Observatory and Seals Bridge University that confirmed an increased Ulysses impact radius that brought the Anean continent and North Pole into range. The announcement was made due to both the IUN chairman and FCU government agreeing that Stonehenge would not be upgraded to defend Anea, sparking nation-wide protests in Nordennavic, Emmeria and Estovakia against the IUN and FCU.[12]

By December 1998, in preparation for the Ulysses 1994XF04 planetfall, IUN member nations alone already had plans to construct 160 impact shelters, with the Osean and Emmerian capitals of Oured and Gracemeria taking in the largest quantity of refugees wordwide. Despite differences in scale, every IUN member nation announced that they would accept refugees from the Usean continent and its surrounding countries.[12]

In 2006, a year after the Continental War, Free Erusean rebels seized an IUN-controlled former military factory in White Valley.[16] The rebels launched attacks across the Usean continent using arms from inside the factory. The Independent State Allied Forces launched Operation Katina to quell the rebellion.[17] Erusea continued to cede territory to other nations after losing the war, leading to the Gunther region becoming an IUN trust territory.[18]

Control over Usea

IUN's Mobius 1 and Omega 11 launching from the Albatross in 2014

Shortly after Operation Katina, the Independent State Allied Forces was dissolved;[7] the IUN took over its peacekeeping operations, some of its former units,[1] and some FCU assets—including a carrier strike group and the Fort Grays Island air base.[3] They also began to maintain air traffic control across the Usean continent.[1] By 2008, the IUN oversaw Usea's ceasefire after Erusea reformed into a Kingdom. IUN peacekeeping units were deployed to former Erusean territories, including the Gunther trust territory.[8] Osea began constructing the International Space Elevator in the Gunther region; the IUN deployed ships and aircraft there to protect the structure from potential terrorist attacks.[19]

Following the Circum-Pacific War, the Osean Federation became the leader of the international order. While restoring peaceful relations with its former adversary Yuktobania, Osea began dispatching a greater number of Osean Defense Force units to Usean areas most affected by the Ulysses Impact Event, reassigning them as members of the IUN peacekeeping force.[20]

Erusea and its surrounding countries expressed disapproval with the IUN and its perceived hostile activities. The peacekeeping force had a number of clashes with regional protestors.[8] In 2014, taking advantage of the world's military forces being weakened from the Circum-Pacific War four years prior,[1] a group of nationalists in the Erusean military took up the Free Erusean name and attempted to combat the IUN with force.[21][1][5] The IUN Peacekeeping Force ended the short-lived rebellion but feared that it was a sign of future conflict.[22]

Lighthouse War

IUN Peacekeeping Force's Albatross sinking in 2019

By 2019, the IUN Peacekeeping Force was mostly comprised of Osean Federation forces stationed at Tyler Island and various other bases to support the space elevator.[4] In May of that year, the Kingdom of Erusea opened the Lighthouse War, seized the space elevator and Tyler Island, and pushed the IUN's forces to the east of the continent. The Erusean Air Force successfully attacked the IUN's Fort Grays Island base and sank the Albatross aircraft carrier stationed there.[2] Erusean forces also captured an air base in the Scofields Plateau[6] formerly belonging to the IUN.[5]

Osea ordered the IUN to mobilize a counteroffensive against Erusea[23] and to rescue Osea's former President, Vincent Harling, who was hiding in the space elevator.[10] Led by AWACS Sky Keeper, the IUN Peacekeeping Force's aerial squadrons pushed back Erusean forces in the Scofields Plateau[6] but failed to open a safe route in the Chopinburg Rainforest to the space elevator.[9] The IUN instead opted to sneak in a single pilot, Trigger, through Erusea's radar network to help rescue Harling. The mission ended in failure after Harling was killed.[10] The IUN's court-martial mistakenly convicted Trigger for the action, sentencing him to serve at Osea's 444th Air Base.[24] They later pardoned Trigger[25] after discovering an Erusean aircraft faking an Osean IFF was responsible for killing Harling.[26]

The IUN's role for the rest of the war was relatively minor. Osea's Long Range Strategic Strike Group landed at Gardos Air Base, an IUN Peacekeeping Force forward base, following Operation Giant's Step but the IUN had little involvement with the unit.[27]

Reorganization

After the war's end, the recurring threat of terrorism in northern Erusea prompted the IUN to reorganize itself. While Osean troops still represented a large amount of IUN peacekeeping units,[28] more Usean military units were included.[8] The IUN also began overseeing a new air defense force—separate from the peacekeeping force—specifically tasked to protect the new refugee camp at the space elevator.[13]

Memorial Day in Osea

On June 30, 2020, Typhoons, ASF-X Shinden IIs and Mobius Squadron F/A-18F Super Hornets belonging to the IUN peacekeeping forces were showcased at Redmill[29] on Memorial Day, an official Osean holiday where fallen soldiers are mourned. Many members of the IUN-PKF witnessed the ceremony, which also commemorated 25 years since the end of the Belkan War.[30]

Units

Aerial

Naval

Ground

Gallery

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 VR Mission 01, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Mission 01: "Charge Assault", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Aces At War: A History 2019, page 98.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Aces At War: A History 2019, page 84.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 VR Mission 02, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Mission 02: "Charge the Enemy", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Made in Usea", Usea Reconstruction: Space Elevator Nearing Completion. Our Science. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Aces At War: A History 2019, page 76.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Mission 03: "Two-pronged Strategy", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Mission 04: "Rescue", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  11. Aces At War: A History 2019, page 100.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 GAZE: Last Christmas
  13. 13.0 13.1 Cutscene 16: "The New System", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  14. Mission 02: "Erusean Campaign (Part 1)", Ace Combat: Northern Wings.
  15. Usea Today: Asteroid on Collision Course With Earth!
  16. ISAF Bulletin.
  17. Arcade Mode, Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War.
  18. Aces At War: A History 2019, page 76.
  19. 19.0 19.1 Aces At War: A History 2019, page 79.
  20. Aces At War: A History 2019, page 76.
  21. [TGS 2018]「エースコンバット7」VRモードの詳細を主要開発スタッフに聞く。「サマーレッスン」チームが挑んだ“本物のパイロット体験”とは
  22. 22.0 22.1 VR Mission 03, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  23. Cutscene 02: "This Means War", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  24. Mission 05: "444", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  25. Mission 10: "Transfer Orders", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  26. Mission 16: "Last Hope", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  27. Mission 15: "Battle for Farbanti", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  28. Aces At War: A History 2019, page 126.
  29. File:Ace Combat 25th Anniversary Wallpaper 3840x2160.jpg.
  30. ACES at WARS: The classified document about Circum-Pacific War was revealed.
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