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Not to be confused with Earth Marine Corps.

The Earth Federation Government (also known by a variety of other names along the series, but always referring to the same or similar entity) is an intergovernmental organization tasked to promote international co-operation and to create and maintain international order on planet Earth. They are responsible for assembling the Contra military task force, a group comprised by the world's finest soldiers, to defend it during global hostile conflicts. Since its creation, they have served as the human species' main defense against a number of invasion attempts carried out by alien forces.

History[]

Despite being the most prominent force in the Contra series, not much is known about the origin of the Earth Federation Government. Its foundation date is unknown and there isn't enough information to estimate one. Even though the Contra task force is publicly known, the actions of the Government as a whole are often speculated since their supreme rulers prefer their actions and influence to remain behind walls. Several subdivisions of its military are known to exist, although a few had been corrupted and/or even overtaken by either the aliens or other opposing parties.

It is implied that the Government serves as the player's main employer and weapons provider in the games. In addition to the many vehicles and weapons developed specifically for the Contra units, Probotector units were co-developed to perform reconnaissance missions and even fight alongside the elite soldiers. The military has been known to come in contact with outsiders to serve as potential soldiers, as well as to contract outside organizations for fresh strategies and new weapons.

Contra: Shattered Soldier, released in 2002, is relevant in regard to the Government's background, as it was the first game in the series to provide the identities of those that were in charge of this intergovernmental entity. The Triumvirate were a council comprised by three leaders who were trusted with the responsibility of taking decisions that could affect the entire planet and whose orders were ultimately unquestionable. Using cybernetic technology, they prolonged their natural human lifespans and thus were able to govern the planet for hundreds of years (although no specific date of their appearance has ever been mentioned). Using the same technology, the trio of men had their minds interconnected with one another and effectively acted as a single entity. Following the deaths of the Triumvirate's members, the Federation might had slowly suffered from its own dissolving downfall, leaving up to its remaining factions to bid for power, as well as control over the Government's forces once more.

However, Contra: Rogue Corps, released in 2019, introduced a new character simply referred to as the "President", who, while not explicitly stated, was hinted to be the highest in command of the Earth Federation Government in that game. If true, his appearance would retcon the existence of the Triumvirate in the previous lore. Further supporting this theory, is that when Rogue Corps was released, it changed the date when Contra 4 took place from 2038 back to 2036, just six months after the end of the Alien Wars; this in order to accommodate its own preferred place in the timeline, which hints a similar case could have been made to the lore surrounding the Triumvirate to introduce their own narrative, with the President now being stated to be the leader of the Earth Federation forces.

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Trivia[]

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Emblem of the United Nations.

  • Due to the way it operates, the Earth Federation Government bears a strong resemblance to, and is likely inspired by, the real life United Nations (UN); and in fact, its emblem strikingly resembles that of this organization.
  • The Earth Federation Government may have also been based on the United Americas Allied Command from the Alien vs. Predator series, as both organizations were in control of various U.S. branches, most notably their respective universe's Marine Corps branch.

See also[]

References[]

  1. @ContraSoldier (Contra Official(魂斗羅公式)) at X (September 20, 2023).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gryzor
  3. Neo Contra
  4. Hard Corps: Uprising
  5. Contra 3D
  6. Contra (NES) instruction booklet, page 4. (NES-CT-USA)
  7. Contra: Rogue Corps
  8. Contra: Shattered Soldier
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Organizations
Contra
Bill RizerLance BeanRD008RC011
Red Falcon
Defense WallGarmakilmaGromaidesGodomugaGuldafDograGordeaFinal Gate (NES) • Emperor Demon Dragon God JavaGomeramos King
Stages
JungleBaseWaterfallBase 2Snow FieldEnergy ZoneHangar ZoneAlien's Lair
Soundtrack
Contra Original Video Game Soundtrack
Super Contra/Super C
Organizations
Contra
Bill RizerLance BeanRD008RC011
Red Falcon
Bosses
Arcade
Entrance SecurityMagnusDethgerbisMetal AlienEmperor Demon Gava
NES
Great HeliMagnusSensorLaser ChandelierGiralalEmperor Demon GavaDethgerbisKimkoh
Minibosses
Arcade
M4A4 TankGreat HeliGiralalSuspicious Face
NES
TuckerSpidalSuspicious Face
Stages
Arcade
Ruins of the Federal Military BaseInside the Federal Military BaseDeep JungleAlien 1Alien 2
NES
Base Area 1Base Area 2JungleBase Area 3Base Area 4Alien Area 1Alien Area 2Alien Area 3
Soundtrack
Music from Super Contra & A-Jax
Contra III: The Alien Wars
Organizations
Contra
Bill RizerLance BeanJimboSullyRD008RC011
Red Falcon
Bosses
Slave Beast TakaBosco SpiderBig FuzzAnti-Contra Battleship DodriguezAnthellEmperor Demon GavaLiving Brain Organism SearleSix Men Feromedos
Minibosses
Middle FortressMagnus Mk.2Dome DefenderTri-Transforming Wall WalkerGarth BaseBrother Robots Kenny 1 & 2High Speed Tank BoobyTetranduckerSensor ArmFierce CannonRocket Ninja SasakiOggie GeneratorJavaGomeramos KingKimkohMetal Alien
Stages
Occupied City StreetDestroyed HighwayFactory ZoneAir BattleSheer CliffAlien's Main Base
Soundtrack
Contra III: The Alien Wars Original Video Game Soundtrack
Contra: Shattered Soldier
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Contra
Bill RizerLucia
Blood Falcon
Bosses
TakaYokozunaCrawler TankJinmen GyoEmperor-Demon GyabaVital GonadGrotesque Chimera
Minibosses
BikerMagnusFactory Demolition MachineSnow WormFlying SubmarineTrain Plasma CannonZweihanderFloating Bird Nest Garth BaseMince WormGluttonous UgougoBurstrick RiderBig PinheadCochlear Armored CarWallLance BeanGomeramos KingTissue HelminthKimkohPresshandMr. Heli-RoboUltimate BeingCelestial FrogCelestial JellyfishCelestial Atomic Cell
Other characters
Enemy Commander
Earth Federation Government
Triumvirate • (Gaius, Nero, Commodus)
Moirai
Stages
FortressTrainCitySeabedArchipelagoSanctuaryStage 7
Soundtrack
Shin Contra Original SoundtrackContra: Shattered Soldier
Contra 4
Organizations
Contra
Canon
Bill RizerLance BeanMad DogScorpion
Non-canon
JimboSullySheena EtranziLuciaProbotectorSolomon Caesar
Red Falcon
Bosses
Defense WallGromaidesGodomugaMissile Hugger 3000 (gigantic form) • Barracuda
Big FuzzCrustacean CruiserGomeramos KingBlack Viper (final form)
Minibosses
NoueiMissile Hugger 3000 (normal form) • ReaperMagnusArachnidBlack Viper
Stages
JungleLaboratoryBaseHarborOceanFactoryCityAlien HiveHarvest Yard
Soundtrack
Contra Dual Spirits Original SoundtrackContra Chronicle Vol.1 coupling with Hard Corps: Uprising
Contra ReBirth
Organizations
Contra
Playable
Bill Rizer (clone) • JaguarNewt PlisskenBR-W9
Other characters
Galactic PresidentLance Bean
Neo-Salamander Force
Bosses
Space CentipedeGiant GolemFat ManAnimate StatueGavaZelos Force
Minibosses
Power LoaderDefense WallRocket Ninja SasakiGiant Stone HeadGomeramos King
Stages
Satellite WarzoneDystopian MetropolisArmageddon HighwayHollow NetherworldRed Falcon MegalithLunar Ultimatum
Soundtrack
Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth & Contra ReBirth Original Soundtrack
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