• Chinese government is increasingly dominated by hard-line nationalists
    • China demands the Soviet Union accept border adjustments. Talks produce no results, some junior officers provoke border incidents
  • Germany starts to show signs of becoming an economic superpower, as investment in the East starts to pay off
    • Eastern Germany is now properly integrated with the West, and has services comparable to those in the West
  • With Europe showing increasing signs of instability, Germany begins quietly increasing it's forces
    • The six understrength divisions are brought up to full strength, and each gains an associated territorial brigade in Eastern Germany. Note that this does not breach the agreement reached in 1991, since the new brigades are not active units
  • Researchers in France and the United States start testing a vaccine against HIV
    • Following demands for an accelerated testing program, the United States Food & Drug Administration waives animal tests, going straight to large-scale human tests
    • It is expected to be several years before the vaccine is available in sufficient quantities to help with the massive outbreaks in third world countries, which are the worst hit
    • The Central African Republic's health care system appears about to collapse under the load of AIDS victims. Many health care professionals, in fear for their lives, leave the region
  • In December, civil war erupts in Sri Lanka between the Sinhalese majority and the Tamil minority

Timeline of the Twilight War (2nd Edition)
1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000

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