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CONFLICT
Battle of Cheron
(Part of the Earth-Romulan War)
Belligerents: United Earth
vs.
Romulan Star Empire
Date(s): 2160
Location(s): Cheron
Result: Earth victory

The Battle of Cheron was a pivotal battle between United Earth and the Romulans, that ended with a crushing defeat for the Romulan Star Empire.

Overview

The battle was four years after the start of the Earth-Romulan War. It was brought about through Human trickery which resulted in a Romulan fleet being lured into a trap where they were obliterated through the use of overwhelming force that was warped in at the last moment. (LUG reference: The Way of D'era: The Romulans)

It was during this battle, that Terran forces were able to turn the Romulans back into their own territory and prevent the invasion of Earth. (TOS - My Brother's Keeper novel: Republic)

Additionally, a determined Earth Command strike force warped in close to the planet during this battle, and managed to destroy a crucial Romulan supply depot, further crippling the Romulan forces. Among the members of that force were Aaron Stiles, Michael Hagedorn, and Hiro Matsura. (ST novel: Starfleet: Year One)

Aftermath

Following the battle, some commanders in the United Earth forces wanted to continue on pushing the Romulans back all the way to Romulus and deal them a death blow which would destroy all their shipbuilding facilities and rule the Romulans out as a major threat. However, cooler heads prevailed and it was decided that as the Romulans were a proud people, total defeat would humiliate them, and would lead to future conflicts. Instead it was decided to leave the Romulans dignity intact. (TOS - My Brother's Keeper novel: Republic)

Soon after the Battle of Cheron and the ending of the war, the United Federation of Planets was formed, and along with it was created the Federation Starfleet, presumably as a retooling of the old United Earth Starfleet. The first starship created specifically for the new incarnation of the fleet was the USS Daedalus, which was commanded by Hiro Matsura. Veterans of the battle of cheron passionately argued over the direction the new Starfleet should take, whether it should be primarily scientific or militaristic. (ST novel: Starfleet: Year One)

Even into the 24th century, the battle remained an intense embarrassment for the Romulans, which, according to Alidar Jarok, would be retributed by "the new leaders" on Romulus, who "vowed to discard the treaty and claim the Neutral Zone," with Nelvana III being the first step. (TNG episode: "The Defector")

Connections

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Battle of Cheron
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Conflict: Earth-Romulan War
Date: 2160
Location: Cheron
Result: United Earth victory
COMBATANTS
United Earth Romulan Star Empire
COMMANDERS
Captain Jonathan Archer unknown
STRENGTH
unknown unknown
MATERIAL LOSSES
unknown 90%
CASUALTIES
unknown heavy
BATTLE CHRONOLOGY
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Battle of Sector 2148 Battle of Cheron None, end of conflict

The Battle of Cheron was the pivotal battle during the Earth-Romulan War that ended with the crushing defeat of the Romulan Star Empire.

It was during this battle, that Earth forces were able to turn the Romulans back into their own territory and prevent an invasion of Earth for good.

Earth's space forces, led by Jonathan Archer and Enterprise, were able to destroy and disable 90% of the Romulan forces making their advance, a force that was already crippled due to the Romulan loss of their staging grounds in Sector 2148. (Star Trek: Poseidon - The Birth of the Federation)

Seven Romulan vessels were taken by force with boarding parties. Four of the seven vessels taken were led by MACO Major Matt Clow and the 501st Strike Force, which was stationed temporarily aboard Enterprise. (Star Trek: Poseidon - The Birth of the Federation)

Aftermath

Following the battle, some commanders in the United Earth forces wanted to continue on pushing the Romulans back all the way to Romulus and deal them a death blow which would destroy all their shipbuilding facilities and rule the Romulans out as a major threat. However, cooler heads prevailed and it was decided that as the Romulans were a proud people, total defeat would humiliate them, and would lead to future conflicts. Instead it was decided to leave the Romulans dignity intact. (TOS novels: My Brother's Keeper, Republic)

Even into the 24th century, the battle remained an intense embarrassment for the Romulans, which according to Alidar Jarok, would be retributed by "the new leaders" on Romulus, who "vowed to discard the treaty and claim the Neutral Zone," with Nelvana III being the first step. (TNG: "The Defector")

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This article uses material from the "Battle of Cheron" article on the ST Expanded wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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