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The Eastern Coalition, also known as the ECON, was a alliance of Asian states on Earth in the early 21st century. In 2031, the Eastern Coalition was amongst those groups which pooled its resources to help divert the orbits of a number of asteroids threatening to impact with the planet, threatening all life in Earth. (TLE novel: The Sundered)

The Eastern Coalition was a major rival to the United States and the European Union. In the 2030s and 2040s, relations between the rivals continued to degenerate; this led to the outbreak of World War III on 1 May 2053. ((TLE novel: The Sundered); TNG movie: Star Trek: First Contact) The Eastern Coalition states were amongst those hardest hit; cities such as Karachi and New Delhi were damaged when nuclear weapons detonated over them. (TLE novel: The Sundered) As late as 2079, many societies were still mired in lawlessness and chaos as a result of the Post-Atomic Horror. (TNG episodes: "Encounter at Farpoint", "All Good Things...")

Eastern Coalition members included India and Pakistan. (TLE novel: The Sundered)

The exact nature and composition of the Eastern Coalition remains unknown. The unity of action and identity associated with the Eastern Coalition in Star Trek: First Contact implies that the Coalition possessed the power of a de jure state rather than a mere alliance; alliances do sometimes supplant the power of their member states' governments. Exactly what sequence of events could lead traditional rivals India and Pakistan to assume membership in a common organization is unknown, though there remains the possibility of conquest by the nearby People's Republic of China. Chinese domination of the Eastern Coalition seems likely, given the real-life rise in global power of the PRC.
The organization which has real-world significance to the Eastern Coalition is the Shanghai Cooperation Organization whose members include China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India, Pakistan, Iran, Mongolia, and Afghanistan.
In the audio commentary for the DVD version of Star Trek: First Contact, Brannon Braga reveals that all references to the ECON were originally supposed to be China, but the ECON was invented for the film at a later time.

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The Eastern Coalition (or ECON) was an alliance of nation states on Earth during the mid-21st century. The ECON was dominated by The People's Republic of China and included other Far and Middle-Eastern states. (Star Trek: First Contact)

The Eastern Coalition was formed in 2026, in the aftermath of the United States of America's retaliation for several nuclear bombs exploding in twenty five US cities (an act of terrorism actually committed by the Optimum Movement). Immediately the ECON declared war on the US and its allies, beginning World War III. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II",Star Trek: The Adventures of Argus: "Nuclear Time")

In 2031, the Coalition was one of several groups that pooled resources to divert a series of asteroids from their collision course with Earth. These asteroids would later form the basis of early warp field tests by Zefram Cochrane. (The Lost Era novel: The Sundered)

During the 2030s and 2040s the state of war between the ECON and the United States and the European Union continued until the US and EU (now under the banner of the Optimum Movement) launched a massive nuclear strike on 1 May 2053. ECON retaliated with a strike of their own, crippling the Optimum's ability to further make war and effectively ending World War III. However their cities were among the hardest hit, and many areas of Asia fell into chaos. The so-called "post-atomic horror" was at its height in 2079, and would last into the early 22nd century. (The Sundered, Star Trek: First Contact, TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint", "All Good Things...", Star Trek: The Adventures of Argus: "Nuclear Time")

In the late 2120s, the South American Union and the Eastern Coalition join the United Earth Republic rather than be overthrown by their own people. (Last Unicorn Games RPG: All Our Yesterdays: The Time Travel Sourcebook

Star Trek: Shadowstar Station continuity

The Coalition was formed (its formation is contemporary with the Mind Control Riots) from some countries that had been members of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) as well as member states of the Pacific Alliance. (Star Trek: Shadowstar Station: "Renée"). The Coalition's first president was Li Qan.

In Paris in 2054, anti-Eastern Coalition rioters kill Dorian Qan, daughter of Li Qan, and her husband.

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