Type: Neo-Paris history
Late December 2040: The last days of Chișinău. After a week of protests and clashes with police, riots erupted throughout the Moldavian capital. Fires and looting destroyed the city and the army split into loyalist and rebel factions. This marked the start of the European civil war.
March 18, 2041: The uprising of Berlin. Several dozen people were killed as angry Berliners marched on the Reichstag Palace, strongly opposed to the decision to reform German legislation prohibiting the building of nuclear power stations. The eco-terrorists in the Greenwar movement responded by planting a bomb in the Reichstag Palace.
March-May 2041: The "European black spring". After Berlin, riots erupted in many large European cities; Hamburg, Dresden, Bilbao, Grenoble and Prague proclaimed themselves free communes, and bands of deserters rallied around the insurgents.
May 2041: Mass exodus. The Schengen space was abolished. The North European Community (alliance of Nordic countries) declared its neutrality and closed its borders.
June-September 2041: The collapse. Looting by organized gangs spread across two-thirds of Europe. Militia groups formed in urban areas as the last governments lost control of their territories.
October 23, 2041: Vienna, the martyred city. In response to a call from European leaders, the Russian Federation offered aid to the nations of Western Europe. Three days later commandos unleashed a seismic "Tremora" bomb on the city of Vienna.
2042-2043: 'Flu pandemic in Southern Europe (Bilbao decimated during winter 2043).
September 2044: Aerial bombardment of Gibraltar by Spanish air forces.
June 2045: Prague razed to the ground. Three "dirty" nuclear bombs devastated the capital of the Czech Republic; no one claimed responsibility.
September 9-12, 2047: Paris was destroyed when several seismic "Tremora" bombs exploded under the French capital. Russia fiercely denied ordering the attack, which was considered the last major event of the European civil war.