Deep economic, energy and climatic crises had weakened countries around the globe since the start of the 21st century, triggering protests across the European continent. The despairing population turned to rioting, uprisings, bloody repression and futile revolutions which tore the region apart during the eight years of this dark period of war.
The last days of Chişinäu. After a week of protests and clashes with the 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.
The “European black spring". After Berlin, riots erupted in many large European cities: Hamburg, Dresden, Bilbao, Grenoble and Prague proclaimed themselves free of communes, and bands of deserters rallied around the insurgents.
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.
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.