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Union of Independent Republics
Political information
Head of State
Head of Government

Chairman/Premier

Societal information
Historical information
Date of reorganization

Absorbed into COG after Pendulum Wars

Date of dissolution

Six weeks before E-Day

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The Union of Independent Republics or Independent Alliances[3] was the main antagonist of the Coalition of Ordered Governments during the Pendulum Wars for many natural resources. Little information is known about the Union other than that several famous members of the UIR were from the Ostri Republic and Pelles. The UIR used a mix of tactics to fight the COG, ranging from sabotage attacks on Imulsion pipelines in Sarfuth, to a fully mechanized army that fought COG troops at Aspho Fields. The UIRs greatest achievement was the creation of the Hammer of Dawn technology, which Chairman Tomas Dalyell wanted to capture and use to end the war. It is confirmed that the UIR were defeated by the COG, and the people of Sera enjoyed a new era of peace. The war was ended when the COG stole the Hammer of Dawn technology from the UIR and used it as a threat, therefore the Union of Independent Republics were forced to surrender, although it still took several years. The peace between the UIR and COG only lasted a few weeks before Emergence Day.[4][5] But some nations refused to surrender and resorted to Guerrilla warfare.[6] Unknown to the COG, some 4,000 UIR citizens survived Emergence Day and the Hammer of Dawn strikes and survived by moving around the continent by sea. They possessed a submarine, a tanker, a frigate and some patrol boats as well as an Imulsion Rig. They never joined the survivors at Jacinto as they didn't think it'd be any different there, but they met up with Jacinto's Remnant near the island of Vectes and joined them there. Part of the deal was that they join the COG in order to move into there, and they did at the agreement of Commander Miran Trescu, ending any possible future hostilities with the surviving members of the UIR.

History

Pendulum Wars

After Dr.Helen Cooper used the Lightmass Process to turn Imulsion into a valuable and limitless fuel, the global economy collapsed and Era of Silence with it. Only a few nations held vast Imulsion reserves while others had none of the new fuel. The UIR and the COG formed around this time period and soon the two superpowers fell into a global conflict fighting over Imulsion. The war was soon called the Pendulum Wars and the UIR fought the COG on vast fronts across Sera. For the next 79 years of the war, the UIR fought the COG for dominance of Sera and invaded poorer nations and colonizing them under the cloak of “protection”.[7] The UIR along with it socialist enemy the COG used the same military tactics that revolves around infantry based warfare.

Eastern Front

On the Eastern Front, where the Duke of Tollen's Regiment a COG military unit battled Gorasni soldiers under the banner of the UIR. The UIR succeeded in many military victories that lead to several Gears to be captured and sent to the Ramascu camps. A notorious POW camp ran by the Gorasni. Several Gears of the Duke of Tollen’s Regiment survived Ramascu and later retired to Vectes island, where the COG and later the Gorasni remnant relocated to in A.E 15. Reopening old war scares from the death camps.

Ostri Front

Thirty years into the Pendulum Wars. The COG and the UIR engaged in trench warfare in the Ostri Republic. The Siege of Anvil Gate would later remind Cpt.Ranald F. Sander of the Ostri Front.

The Kashkur breakthrough

In B.E. 27, the UIR had battle lines draw on western borders of Kashkur, a COG aligned nation, the UIR and COG were engaged in a stalemate. The UIR had loyal nation states in the Eastern Central Massif but only the western borders of Kashkur were a frontline. Until neutral Vasgar failed to pay its Imulsion bills, indebted to both the COG and UIR which supplied fuel to Vasgar. The Unity Party wanted a vote of no confidence over the failure of passing a new budget. Facing the vote of confidence, President Ilim step down from power and being replaced by a Acting president.[8][9] While his country entered into chaos UIR Chairman Vari ordered Furlin “peacekeepers” to occupy Vasgar so they could restore ordered. But the occupation was only meant to invade southern Kashkur and to capture one of Sera’s largest Imulsion reveres. One of Furlin’s army attack the city of Shavad while the Furlin's Third Infantry attack the fortress of Anvil Gate. The 26th Royal Tyran Infantry had companies defending Anvil Gate and Shavad. At Shavad city the UIR army made advances and pushed Howerd Company out of the city and forced them to retreat to the main battle group. At Anvil Gate, the Fifteenth Furlin Cavalry was able to cutoff Anvil Gate and had prevented any reinforcements from entering Anvil Gate. For three months the UIR pounded the fort until Lt.Hoffman offered to surrender the fort. The UIR took the offer but it was a trap and over 200 Furlin solders where killed in the trap and the fort remained in COG hands. Eventually COG reinforcements arrived to find the fort still in the COGs hand. UIR forces in all of Kaskhur was able to advance up till Ragani city where Gears led by Cpt.Adam Fenix was trying to keep the road open for the COG army. Fenix was able to single handily destroy a single Pariah Tank. And the Andius Fusiliers Regiment was able to arrive to help keep the road open for the COG.

Sarfuth

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Aspho Point

Two years before E-Day, the Pendulum Wars was still at a stalemate until Ostri scientist named Mauris Ivo made a breakthrough with satellite technology. That forced the COG and the UIR into armed race with satellite based weapons; the UIR was winning until the COG decided the break the mold of warfare and started using commandos to fight their wars instead of massive armies. The COG inserted a team at Aspho Point while C Company of the 26th Royal Tyrans defended Aspho Fields from Ostri troops. The raid ended with the COG gaining the UIR satellite technology and turning the war in the COG's favor.

Surrendering to the COG

After the final battle of the Pendulum Wars, the armistice was signed.

Holdouts

Even after the armistice was signed, few nations like Gorasnaya refused to surrender and continued a guerrilla war.

E-Day

Holdouts like Gorasnaya were attacked along with every other country across Sera. The Gorasni mainland was overrun and the remnant of the UIR held ports on the Seran mainland. The Gorasni, the last remnant of the UIR, was able to survive E-Day and the Hammer of Dawn Counterattack, since the Locust could not sweep across the whole mainland. But the Gorasni remnant would lose the cities of Chalitz and Meschov to the Stranded, forcing the UIR to fight both the Locust and their fellow Serans.[10] The UIR remnant rallied around naval commander Miran Trescu who led the remaining 5000 Gorasni citizens from the ashes of the mainland.

Fighting the Stranded and Unification with the COG

Fifteen years after E-Day, the UIR remnant was settled in the Lesser Islands chain, they faced a sea based Stranded pirate group lead by Darrel Jacques. Darrel raided several UIR ships forcing Commander Miran Trescu hunt him down and starting a war between the COG and Stranded.[11] Trescu was able to track down Jacques who was in a prisoner swap with the Tyran-COG remnant, Trescu waited for the COG to give Jacques, and had his submarine the Zephyr to attack Darrel's ship. Killing all the Stranded on abroad. Trescu then made contact with the COG and in negotiations. The Zephyr entered Vectes port and Trescu disembark to enter negotiations with Chairman Richard Prescott and Chief of the COG Defense Staff Col.Victor S. Hoffman on the UIR population. Trescu agreed to joined the COG as citizens and abandon the UIR for safe passage and giving the COG the access the last Imulsion platform left on Sera the Emerald Spar Imulsion Platform. With a handshake the last of the UIR was gone and joined the COG. But Trescu and his people would continue acting independent and treated their soldiers as a second army and ignored the COG chains of command and formed their own ghetto in New Jacinto. Eventually the COG disbanded due to the Lambent Pandemic and the Gorasni returned to their own homeland, but still honored their alliance with the remnants of the COG and came to Delta Squad's aid in the Second Battle of Azura that ended both wars.

Foreign Policy

"The UIR never admitted to having colonies or invading poorer countries that had something they wanted. They Always "protected" the lesser nations they walked into."
— Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant

The UIR was known to invade weaker nations of Sera that had some value to them, such as the South Islands or the Lesser Islands chain, the latter of which was rich in Imulsion. The UIR took advantage of Maranday neutrally to attack the coalition nation of Sarfuth.[12][13] When the Vasgar government was unable to resolve their economic problems and collapsed, the UIR sent "peacekeepers" into Vasgar and invaded Kashkur.[14]

Standards and Symbols

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Society and Culture

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War Crimes

"And the UIR interrogate and execute commandos as spies. No P.O.W. status under the Bombourg Convention."
— Major Baxter, to Cpt.Victor Hoffman before his commando team goes on a mission.

The UIR nation of Gorasnaya housed several labor camps, most notably the Ramascu camp, where Gears from the Eastern Front were sent to. A large number of Coalition soldiers died in the camps including members of the Duke of Tollen's Regiment.[15] But Major Toly and Cpt.Benoslau from the Independent Republic of Furlin would allow the civilians of Anvil Gate to escape the warzone and send wounded Gears to military hospitals rather than P.O.W. camps.[16]

Known UIR members

UIR Army

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UIR Navy

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Behind the Scenes

  • The UIR troops wore armor that looked similar to the Gears standard issue armor but was black/gray instead of blue, and seemingly had slightly different helmets.
  • In Issue #7 of the Gears of War comic, the UIR soldiers are shown to have very different armor than the COG soldiers. It may be these Indies are from a different country to those seen in the opening cutscene of Gears of War 2. It is likely that Epic did not feel it necessary to create character models for the UIR in Gears of War 2 seeing as they would only be on screen for less than a minute.
  • In Gears of War: They Also Serve, an Indie tank gunner was also seen, and he didn't wear either armor type.

Notes

In Gears of War: Anvil Gate, the head of state of the UIR was Chairman Daniel Vari, while in Gears of War: Promise Me, Yori Deschenko was Premier of the UIR and its head of state. Both Gears of War: Anvil Gate and Promise Me are works of Karen Traviss and it is unknown if the title of the leaders of the UIR was change or it was retcon.

References

  1. Gears of War:Anvil Gate
  2. Gears of War: Coalition's End
  3. Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant pg 193
  4. http://gearsofwar.xbox.com/GOW2/TheGame.htm#/timeline/PendulumWarsEnd
  5. Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant
  6. Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant pg 382
  7. Gears of War: Jacinto’s remnant
  8. Gears of War: Anvil Gate pg 94
  9. Gears of War: Anvil Gate pg 102
  10. Gears of War: Anvil Gate pg 258-259
  11. Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant pg 382
  12. Gears of War: Aspho Fields
  13. Gears of War: Unseen
  14. Gears of War: Anvil Gate
  15. Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant
  16. Gears of War: Anvil Gate
  17. Gears of War: Anvil Gate

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