The Coalition was founded in 9905 in response to escalating diplomatic tensions between Voxelia and the nations which would eventually become members of the Coalition.
The Coalition member states share both ancient and recent history with Voxelia; the Elovisian
peoples were completely cast out of Medial A
cube by the old Voxelian Empire in 6117 AC. Later, around the year 7000 AX, Voxelian explorers traveled to Medial C
cube, established colonies, and encountered the remnants of these tribes. As travel was slow during the 7th millenium, these colonists soon found themselves more closely aligned with their Elovisian hosts than their original New Voxelian
This divergent cultural evolution did not, however, release the colonists from their obligations to the Voxelian crown and tax collectors, though edicts as such became increasingly infeasable to enforce at such ranges. Being under the yoke of a distant power rankled the colonists, who, by the waning years of the 9th millenium, were ready to fight for independence. Voxelia, unwilling to give up its territorial claims within the Human Arc
and facing resource shortfalls in the face of a booming population, was willing to fight to keep control of the colonies regardless of the distances. The advent of the diesel engine - and, with it, fast ground and air travel - made a mechanized conflict between the two groups inevitable.
It was in response to the War of Reunification that the colonists formed the Coalition of Breakaway Colonies with the First Treaty of Vivaldi Peak in 9905. In the intervening years, the Treaty has undergone at least one major iteration (with the Second Treaty of Vivaldi Peak in 9976), and the Coalition signed a Pan-Coalition Extradition Treaty to go with it in 9987. While Voxelia is the largest and most powerful Human
nation in the world of the Manifold Sky
- as well as a real contender for the most powerful nation overall, regardless of race - the Coalition has managed to fight the Grand Army of Voxelia to a stand-still time and time again. Nevertheless, it remains unclear as of the year 10,000 AR if, when, or how the century-long War of Reunification will come to a close.