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History section

The history section is chocka block with non cannon stuff (between freespace and the present day), and could probably be condensed a lot - this is a FS Wiki, not a history wiki. If nobody has any terribly compelling reason to keep it as it is, I'm going to rewrite it in a day or two. Black Wolf 15:32, 17 Dec 2005 (GMT)

    • Rewrite... ok. Deleting a lot of info... not ok. Do NOT destroy. - TopAce 16:29, 17 Dec 2005 (GMT)
      • There's a difference between destruction and streamlining. People are here to learn about Freespace - a lot of the non FS data can be condensed or neatened up to be specifically FS related (eg. WW2 - info on technoilogical breakthroughs like rocketry which paved the way for erran entry into space. And a lot of the non canon stuff between now and FS pretty much has to be gotten rid of, since it's complete speculation (unless there are sources I don't know about). Black Wolf 19:55, 17 Dec 2005 (GMT)
        • I personally like this article a lot. It does a great job of inferring stuff from the game, which doesn't give much information to leave open room for creativity, and the material on Terran history does a good job of linking Freespace with real history in a way that few other SciFi games do. Mustang19 16:53, 8 Feb 2007 (GMT)
          • Sorry, guys, but I don't think we need that history section. It tells the events from a British/American point of view, which quite frankly is not a wise choice if we want a human perspective. In that section, in fact, it is stated that the British Empire was the first, true "global" empire... well, that's a purely geographical assumption. Under a lingual, economic and cultural point of view the Roman Empire was a hell lot more "global" that the British. Many great Romans were born in colonies, like Spain, but they were still considered "Romans". I sincerely doubt that, at the time of the British Empire, Indians and (original) Australians had the same privileges of the British.

Well, that's just an example. The point here is that we need a more pragmatic history section, possibly about stuff that is connected to FreeSpace (space exploration, space colonization plans, etc. etc.). --- Mobius

  • I agree. All this stuff about the Romans and whatever is 100% irrelevant. I think we should get rid of all that stuff and keep things only relevant to FS. - Snail 21:14, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
    • I agree with the proposal that the article should be trimmed. However, the current article doesn't strike me a biased towards the English-speaking world. It doesn't even mention the U.S. (only American English), but mentions the EU as a first quasi-global union, which is historically correct in my view. - TopAce 11:15, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
      • It does give a lot of importance to the British Empire and ignores a lot of important civilizations, as well as they role. We don't need jingoism here on the Wiki. --- Mobius
        • Does it really matter? If I want to know about the history of the universe I'll zap down to Wikipedia. I don't want to read about British slaving ships in Mozambique or whatever on a FreeSpace encyclopedia. Anything not related to FreeSpace on this Wiki is irrelevant and must be removed. - Snail 13:30, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Can someone verify that this article is completely canonical? Drawn from the Reference Bible? General Battuta 01:58, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

  • We should really, really copy/paste all the tech descriptions somewhere so that we could verify what's canonical and what's assumption. Some info may come from the FS1 intelligence entries. Others are likely assumptions. [EDIT]I took the initiative: Category:Canon reference. - TopAce 12:18, 25 January 2010 (UTC)
    • It's also worth looking at the FreeSpace Reference Bible, I think. We might be able to get more canonical information from there. General Battuta 08:52, 26 January 2010 (UTC)


Do we have an article on Space Marines? --FlamingCobra 17:12, 31 July 2011 (UTC)