The Tholian expansionist programs were a series of conflicts between the Tholian Assembly and the United Federation of Planets in the early to mid-23rd century. Many of the actual battles in the conflict were fought by the Chakuun, considered by the Federation to be a Tholian slave race but who thought of themselves as allies to the Assembly.
The conflict was a result of the differing understanding of territory by both powers. The Federation perceived the Tholians as aggressively claiming territory at a whim, however the Tholians believed they were simply enforcing their territory which they adjusted periodically to take account of stellar drift. It was not until 2254 that both sides came to understand each other and the conflict was brought to an end. (EV comic: "The Fallen")
Attacks in the ProgramsEdit
- A Federation colony, New Milan was attacked and destroyed. Out of Gabrielle Carlotti's family who lived there, only she and her brothers survived the attack. (EV comic: "Flesh of My Flesh")
- Christopher Pike and Dermot Cusack were at one time involved in the conflict and on one occasion had "Tholians all over [them]" (EV comic: "The Fires of Pharos")
- A truce between the two powers came to an end when the Tholians launched an attack at Kakrafoon. Amongst the combatants was the USS Crazy Horse. (EV comic: "Nor Iron Bars a Cage")
- The Chakuun launched attacks on colonies on Jubal and Theta Kalyb. (EV comic: "The Fallen")