The United Nations Space Command (also called the UNSC) is the military faction of humanity.
The UNSC was formed in the 2160's, during a period where remnants of old cultural ideologies clashed for supremacy in the Sol System. The UNSC served mainly as overseer of United Nations military operations in space. After initiating massive militarization propaganda throughout its off-world colonies, through the UNSC, the UN defeated Communist and Fascist forces in a conflict generally known as the "Interplanetary War", which consisted of several side-battles that took place on Mars, the Jovian Moons and the South American rain forests. Although the Interplanetary War brought a great deal of suffering to both the colonial population and the residents of Earth, it also united humanity's military forces into a common armed force by the end of the 22nd century.
Prior to the Covenant's attack on Harvest in 2525, humanity was in chaos, fighting in multiple fronts, on planets, against a group known as the Insurrectionists who wanted independence from the United Earth Government. The UNSC, more specifically, the UNSCDF, constantly battled against the Insurrectionists. In an attempt to help end the long running war against the Insurrectionists and rebels, they commissioned the SPARTAN-II Project, which created elite super-soldiers to combat separatists and the insurrections they spawned.
Human-Covenant War Edit
When the Covenant-Human War began and the alien invaders began decimating the Outer Colonies, these Spartans became humanity's best hope against the technological superiority of the aliens. When the war began, the UNSC truly became humanity's greatest (and arguably only) defender. This fact allowed the UNSC to override civilian rule and establish itself as humanity's primary government. Although the United Earth Government was more open to step down, the Colonial Administration, the arm of the UEG ruling over the colonies, resisted the UNSC's rise to power, and was thus stripped of its power.By 2552 A.D., Earth was the last remaining major Human bastion; and fell under attack by Covenant forces. The Human-Covenant War finally came to an end after a UNSC and Covenant Separatists force eliminated the Covenant leadership and destroyed the Flood threat.
The very best and cutting edge of UNSC equipment was supplied to the SPARTAN-II Project. One such example of imitative human technology is the energy shielding adapted for use on the MJOLNIR armor.
During the First and Second Battle of Earth, the UNSC fought the Covenant Loyalists on Earth to prevent humanity's extinction, and eventually won their right to survive thanks to an alliance with the Covenant Separatists.
The UNSC's military arm is the United Nations Space Command Defense Force, which is divided into the UNSC Army, the UNSC Air Force, the UNSC Navy, and the U
NSC Marine Corps.
They have two main groups in the Marine Corps; regular Marines, and Orbital Drop Shock Troopers.
Orbital Drop Shock Troopers Edit
Orbital Drop Shock Troopers (ODSTs) are an elite group of UNSC Marines that specialize in special warfare tactics. They can be inserted via pods from space. This allowed for faster transport, and if anti-air fire were to hit a pod, than it would result in only one death. However, the heat in the pod could be fatal, as it could reach a temperature of up to 100 degrees, Fahrenheit.
The UNSC is very advanced, able of creating space-worthy vehicles, and can travel at the speed of light. However, despite years of improvement, most of their weapons fire projectiles (bullets), albeit much faster and stronger.
|Protagonists||Elten 'Sithinee • Jimmy Strider|
|Antagonists||Koug 'Masteree • Iofur Byrnison|
|Factions||Elites (Loyalists • Rebels) • Ice Bears • United Nations Space Command|
|Stories||Ascension: Prologue • Ascension #1: Uprising • Ascension #2: Rebellion • Ascension #3: Arising|
|Extras||Origins of the Ice Bear|