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This is a composite timeline of all events of the Tiberium universe, including all released and even some unreleased games. By all accounts, it is probably the most complete timeline compiled so far.

Tiberium Timeline

3875 BC

1800 BC

1914-1918 AD

  • June 28, 1914: World War I starts by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by Gavrillo Princip, member of the Serbian Black Hand movement, in Sarajevo.

1924

1940s-1950s

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The following contains information from the Tiberium Universe which may not be canonical in the Red Alert Universe
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  • Second World War: Without Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union grew powerful under Stalin. Believing that it is the Soviet Union's birthright to take over the world, Stalin ordered the invasion of Western Europe. In order to resist Soviet aggression, the nations of Europe formed the Allied Forces, and started a guerrilla war against the invading Soviet army. The Allied Nations successfully pushed the Soviet invaders back to Moscow, decisively ending the war. Stalin dies by suffocation under the ruins of Moscow.
  • Discussions within the United Nations to form a global defense agency begins. This agency would become "Special Operations Group Echo, Black Ops 9", the predecessor to the Global Defense Initiative.[3]

Post-Second World War

  • The Soviet Union collapses; reorganising into 15 independent states, with Russia being the largest and the most powerful of them.

1994

  • United States Congress begins an investigation of several large defense corporations. Close ties to the Brotherhood of Nod are revealed.[1]

1995

1996

Late 1990s

Early 2000s

2006

2009

2017

  • GDI anti-piracy convention[9].

2019

2020s

  • GDI began globally evacuating and relocating unexposed civilians in Tiberium-infested regions of the planet.[11]
  • The Disruptor Tank prototype is publicly unveiled, the unveiling ceremony is broadcast from the Philadelphia to over fifty countries.[11]
  • Anniversary of the Temple of Nod's destruction, GDI officially terminates investigation into the circumstances of Kane's death and declares Kane to be dead, though an anonymous GDI top advisor confirmed that a body was never found.[11]
  • An ion storm hits a GDI evacuation center in Bogota, Columbia, killing more than thirty people. More than twenty mutants went missing after the storm. Mutant leader Tratos condemned GDI's lack of response and claimed that his people have been abducted by Nod.[11]
  • South America Firestorm, 5000 square miles of one of the last remaining forests on Earth are devastated in a firestorm that lasts for weeks.[11]
  • GDI commandos raid Nod Tiberium research facility, where over fifty Tiberium-infected civilians were detained for experimentation. Statistics show a significant increase in the numbers of proven Nod testing facilities.[11]
  • Supply convoy headed for GDI Antarctic evacuation compounds lost due to massive break-up of a frozen lake, killing 75 men and destroying six million dollars worth of supplies. Nod sabotage suspected.[11]
  • Nod commandos storm a GDI armory located north of Munich, arms local Forgotten population to fight against GDI.[11]
  • Fire breaks out in GDI super tunnel, at least 50 civilians killed.[11]
  • 60,000 GDI soldiers move into Europe to ensure the safe evacuation of hundreds of thousands of civilians to Arctic regions after peace talks with Nod broke down.[11]
  • Nod hackers crack into GDI official website and divert visitors to Nod website, causing a rise in public sentiment towards the Brotherhood.[11]

2023

2025

2027

  • Jannero Drake is assassinated[13].
  • GDI adopts the principle of Deep Industrial Design, in order to create strong recognizable silhouettes that facilitate immediate unit identification on the battlefield. This change brings about an 85% decrease in friendly fire incidents[8].

2030

  • January 12: EVA compiles a report for General James Solomon concerning the theoretical Second Tiberium War[14].
  • Brotherhood emerges once again as a superpower following reunification by Anton Slavik.
  • September 2: Kane broadcasts to Philadelphia, hacking its communication channels, announcing his return. Second Tiberium War begins.
  • Late 2030: Second Tiberium War ends. Kane is "killed" by Michael McNeil and stored by CABAL in a stasis tube.[15]
  • December 12: Michael McNeil writes a personal log about his thoughts on the Second Tiberium War.[15]
  • December 17: Anton Slavik writes a personal log about his plans for the Brotherhood, which had been divided once again following Kane's apparent death.[15]

Early 2030s

  • 2031: Firestorm Conflict erupts as CABAL rebels when a massive ion storm ravages the Earth. Tiberium growth estimates indicate that within a year, Earth will be unable to support human life. The Firestorm Conflict was resolved when CABAL was defeated by joint GDI/Nod strikes on his central core.[16]
  • 2032: Tacitus fragments are recovered by GDI and somehow merge into one. Doctor Gabriella Boudreau recovers a massive amount of data from the alien device.[16]
      • The Tacitus was transferred to the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, where GDI continued attempts to interface with it. However, progress was slow.[16]
  • Anton Slavik succeeds Kane as leader of Nod, this draws significant attention to the previously secretive Black Hand and causes a schism within the Brotherhood. Brother Marcion, manipulated by a GDI agent who infiltrated the Brotherhood in the guise of an orthodox Nod fanatic, orders the assassination of Slavik. The death of Slavik fragments the Brotherhood, Marcion leads the Black Hand into self-imposed exile into Australia.

2034

  • Rio Insurrection - inspired by Nod loyalists, the impoverished slum dwellers of Rio de Janeiro rise up against GDI.
  • Persuasion of Marcion - Marcion is captured by Nod forces loyal to Kane, and becomes the figurehead leader of Nod, allowing Kane to continue operating behind the scenes.
  • Raid on Liquid Tiberium Facility - GDI Liquid Tiberium research facility destroyed by Black Hand forces, causing a Liquid Tiberium detonation that contaminated much of Central Australia, turning it into a Red Zone. This disaster reveals the existence of the top-secret facility to the general public, and the ensuing PR nightmare ends the already controversial research project.

2035

  • February 16: Chief Engineer A. Sarkov releases a technical briefing/memorandum on the principles of next-gen GDI design[8].

2036

  • March 10: Advanced development block is delivered to chief engineer A. Sarkov[8].

2037

2038

  • Cologne begins running strategic simulations for the city. It never rates as above "minor strategic value"[18].

2039

2040

  • Battle of San Vicente in Argentina: OLL deploys their first fully automatic War Factory in the field[8].

2042

  • In a show of goodwill towards the vanished mutant population, G-330X habitat modules are deployed by GDI on the borders of Red Zones[17].

2043

2046

  • In preparation for the Third Tiberium War, LEGION leads a Nod incursion into GDI's South African orbital weapons research center, to procure Ion Cannon access codes.[22]

2047

  • The process of GDI becoming a superstate reaches its final stages - while there are still technically individual Member Nations, the reality is that GDI has become a unified political and military super-state[23].
  • March: The GDSS Philadelphia is destroyed by a Nod nuclear weapon, the Third Tiberium War begins[24].
  • Temple Prime destroyed by an Ion Cannon strike, which ignites the liquid Tiberium deposit underneath, creating a massive, multi-megaton explosion.
  • The Scrin invasion begins after the liquid Tiberium explosion at Sarajevo.
  • Defeat of the Scrin in Italy and destruction of the Relay Node.
  • The Third Tiberium War ends with Kane achieving his goal of capturing a Threshold, the Scrin being driven from Earth, and GDI successfully defending its territory[25][26].

2052

  • The Marked of Kane are activated[27] . Rumors of cyborg activity spread like wildfire.[28]
  • The Tacitus becomes dangerously unstable due to GDI experiments, close to the point of self-destruction.
  • In an assault on the Rocky Mountains Complex with back up from the Black Hand, Nod forces successfully capture the Tacitus[27][29].
  • The city of New Eden is consumed by the rapidly expanding North European Tiberium field[30].
  • A GDI military unit is ambushed and destroyed in Red Zone 483 by Nod-aligned local militia[31].

2058

Tib Gameicon.png The following is based on the cancelled game TIBERIUM and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

2062

  • June 14: With humanity on the brink of extinction, Kane presents an offer to the GDI council in Manchester, United Kingdom. Nod and GDI form an alliance for the second time in history.[32]
  • The Incursion War between Nod Separatists and GDI begins.[33]
  • GDI begins development of a next-generation airborne battlecruiser.[34]

2064

  • GDI puts a new line of personal protection suits into service - the semi-final generation of Zone Armour, an upgrade from the Third Tiberium War suits[35].
  • SA-1 Orca enters service.
  • The global stratospheric waste disposal fleet is fully functional and enters service, marking the beginning of the Global Stratospheric Transport development.[36]

2065

2066

2068

2069

2070

  • The Separatists gain the upper hand against GDI following the latter's alliance with Kane.[33]
  • Due to the Separatist's advantage, Nod phases out the Isis-class Obelisk of Light almost completely.[41]

2071

2072

2073

2074

2075

2076

2077

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