This article, Colonial Independence Militia, is currently under active construction.
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As one of literally hundreds of small secessionist organisations founded to promote colonial self-sufficiency and autonomy, the CIM did very little to stand out compared to rival groups during the Insurrection, or even the Great War, restricting itself to terrorist bombings, anti-UNSC propaganda, and occasionally looting UNSC assets for weapons, equipment, and finances. After the conclusion of the war, however, the CIM would play a vital role in the defence of Megiddo, reluctantly assisting UNSC forces during the evacuation of civilian areas and deploying its own soldiers and commandoes against Blood Covenant forces alongside UNSC Marines, soldiers and even Spartans. After the battle, the CIM would become a legitimate political party, heavily involved in the reconstruction of Megiddo, and agreeing to many UNSC concessions in exchange for laying down arms.
War of Vengeance
Premier Ivan Thorsson (2499-2525) - founder of the Colonial Independence Militia, "Premier" Ivan Thorsson's originally peaceful intentions were provoked by an increasing level of paranoia among the CAA and restrictions on colonial interstellar travel. Killed in 2525 by a Beta-5 Division special warfare team.
Premier Teuvo Erkki (2525-2542) -
Premier Sami Ransu (2542-2555) -
Prime Minister Anja Gudrud (2556-2560) - The first head of the CIM to serve as prime minister. Prime Minister Anja Gudrud would serve a single term, retiring in 2560 in an unsuccessful attempt to help boost her party's chances of regaining a majority government and prevent a conservative victory.