Strangereal is the name of the alternate universe within which most Ace Combat games take place. Strangereal is almost identical to our real universe, but its version of Earth features entirely different landmasses and historical events.
- 1905 Osean War
- 1980s Cold War
- 1995 Skully Islands insurrection
- 1995 Belkan War
- 1997 Usean coup d'état
- 1999 Ulysses Impact Event
- 2003-2005 Continental War
- 2006Free Erusea uprising
- 2007 Estovakian Civil War
- 2010 Circum-Pacific War
- 20142014 Free Erusea uprising
- 2015 'Emmeria-Estovakia War
- 2019 Leasath Civil War
- 2019 Lighthouse War
- 2020 Aurelian War
- 2022-2032 Second Circum-Pacific War
- 2040 Intercorporate War
Strangereal appears nearly identical to our real Universe: a large, expanding universe with a small percentage of mass belonging to stars and planets. Strangereal's Earth is located in the same galaxy as our Milky Way since some of the constellations in the Milky Way also appear in Strangereal, including Crux (used in Gryphus Squadron's emblem and as Eugene Solano's callsign, referred to as the "Southern Cross").
Unlike the universe in general, the planet Earth in Strangereal is vastly different from our real Earth. Various differences include climates, landmasses, historical events, and cultures. Similarities exist as well: Humans inhabit this Earth as the dominant species; the concept of time is exactly the same as ours; and lasting world peace seems unreachable, which is a popular theme for most Strangereal-based games.
Strangereal's Earth is comprised of seven recognized continents, each of which is divided into various countries. In total, there are over 50 countries on Strangereal.
- Main article: Anea
Anea is one of the most northernmost continents on the planet. In spite of its geographic position, Anea is home to a variety of climates including deserts. Only three major countries are known to exist on Anea:
Antarctia is the largest continent land-wise. It is the geographic southernmost continent on the planet, and the geographic South Pole is in the center of Antarctia.
No countries, colonies, or research stations belonging to other countries are known to exist on Antarctia. It has not been involved in any known conflicts.
- Main article: Osea (continent)
The Osean continent is one of the largest continents on the planet and is home to a large number of people. Numerous conflicts have been fought here, outnumbering the known conflicts on any other continent. The continent is separated into at least a dozen countries. The known countries and their position on the Osean continent are as follows:
- Main article: South Osea
South Osea is among the smallest continents in Strangereal. Despite being connected to the larger Osean continent, it is still considered its own continent.Template:RefTemplate:Note The known countries, from north to south, are as follows:
- Main article: Usea
The Usean continent is one of the smallest continents on Strangereal's Earth, but it has a storied history of rebellions and infighting between its countries. Usea has at least 18 countriesTemplate:Ref most of which are unknown. The known countries are as follows:
- Central Usea
- North Point
- San Salvacion
Two known historic nations are:
- Main article: Verusa (continent)
The Verusan continentTemplate:Ref is another of the largest continents on Earth. Verusa hosts at least 20 countries, the largest number of countries on any Strangereal continent, encompassing
- Yuktobania, including the Yuktobanian Republic of Romny
- Main article: Wellow
Wellow is one of the northernmost and the smallest continent in Strangereal. Not much is known about Wellow except that there is only one nation that exists there: