When Prince Hanse Davion and Archon-Designate Melissa Steiner married (on August 20, 3028), the Federated Commonwealth became a reality. As a wedding toast, Hanse Davion said, "Here, my love, I give you the Capellan Confederation." This began a surprise attack on Capellan worlds and the Fourth Succession War. Before the end of this war, the Federated Commonwealth added more than 100 worlds from House Liao.
The Draconis Combine was also dealt with through this union. When the two states merged, the Draconis Combine had to spread its resources along two fronts. With the two fronts, the Draconis Combine was only able to gain 2 worlds but lost 53 to the Lyrans.
When the Clans attacked, the Lyran Commonwealth lost the second most amount of worlds. Even during these bad times, it remains a formidable force in the Inner Sphere because its economic abilities. Before the Clan invasion, its industrial output outstripped that of all other Successor States. Even today, only the Free Worlds League surpasses the Commonwealth's GNP per capita.
With the truce imposed on the Clans, the Inner Sphere has started fighting among themselves. One of the worst is the rift in the Federated Commonwealth. Victor's sister, Kathrine "Katrina" Steiner-Davion has taken the Lyran side and left the Federated Commonwealth a bit after the assasination of Melissa Steiner.
Aside from the loss of worlds from the split, the Capellan Confederation have invaded and taken several worlds. This also led to many worlds in the areas attacked to claim independance. This area of space have now become known as The Chaos March.
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