Final War in progress for 6 years
No transmission from Lunar and orbital colonies for 3 years...
Combine & PanE have been skirmishing in Africa for a year (Sahara Combat Zone)
Sino -Nihon war in full swing with Nihon overrunning major Chinese territories
Converted OGRE sea transports in service - PanE SM sink 5 en route (to UK ?)
Vatican now holds a seat on PanE Parliament (2075)
PanE invasion of UK failed in 2074
Early 2076 - Combine tries to establish foothold - "dozens of Bns were lost along Europe's Atlantic coast"