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Politically, the Systems Alliance had little clout, until the inevitable happened.  In 2164 an Alliance exploration force was attacked by an alien patrol while trying to activate a newly discovered mass relay, the beginning of what would be known as the First Contact War.  The aliens found the Alliance colony of Shanxi, attacking and occupying it.  An Alliance fleet dispatched from Arcturus defeated the enemy fleet and retook Shanxi.  The Alliance geared up for full-scale war with the aliens, but war was averted by the alien's peers.  The attacking aliens, called [[turian]]s, were part of a galactic organization known as the Council, based at an ancient space station called the [[Citadel]].  The two other member species, the [[asari]] and [[salarian]]s, noticed the turians preparing for war and stopped them, opening relations with the Systems Alliance.  As it turns out, activating dormant relays was restricted by the Council, as in the past hostile species had been found on the other side.  Of course, the Systems Alliance could not have known about this.  With this misunderstanding resolved, the turians backed off, and the Systems Alliance became the political face of humanity to the rest of the galaxy.
 
Politically, the Systems Alliance had little clout, until the inevitable happened.  In 2164 an Alliance exploration force was attacked by an alien patrol while trying to activate a newly discovered mass relay, the beginning of what would be known as the First Contact War.  The aliens found the Alliance colony of Shanxi, attacking and occupying it.  An Alliance fleet dispatched from Arcturus defeated the enemy fleet and retook Shanxi.  The Alliance geared up for full-scale war with the aliens, but war was averted by the alien's peers.  The attacking aliens, called [[turian]]s, were part of a galactic organization known as the Council, based at an ancient space station called the [[Citadel]].  The two other member species, the [[asari]] and [[salarian]]s, noticed the turians preparing for war and stopped them, opening relations with the Systems Alliance.  As it turns out, activating dormant relays was restricted by the Council, as in the past hostile species had been found on the other side.  Of course, the Systems Alliance could not have known about this.  With this misunderstanding resolved, the turians backed off, and the Systems Alliance became the political face of humanity to the rest of the galaxy.
  
The Systems Alliance grew in power over the next few decades, butting heads with a race called the [[batarian]]s over control of a region of space called the Skyllian Verge.  The batarian government never formally declared war with the Alliance, but sponsored pirates and slavers to attack Alliance colonies.
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The Systems Alliance grew in power over the next few decades, butting heads with a race called the [[batarian]]s over control of a region of space called the Skyllian Verge.  The batarian government never formally declared war with the Alliance, but they sponsored pirates and slavers to attack Alliance colonies.
  
 
In 2183, the Citadel fell under attack by by an AI race called the [[geth]], led by an ancient [[Reapers|sentient ship]] called Sovereign.  The Alliance managed to defeat the geth fleet and Sovereign and were rewarded with membership on the Council.
 
In 2183, the Citadel fell under attack by by an AI race called the [[geth]], led by an ancient [[Reapers|sentient ship]] called Sovereign.  The Alliance managed to defeat the geth fleet and Sovereign and were rewarded with membership on the Council.

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