Earth's history is turbulent and very multifaceted. The third planet in the solar system is home of the human species. Earth has been the setting of some of the most intense wars in known galaxy as well as of signals of peace, such as the founding of the United Federation of Planets..
But did you...
...ever wonder what caused World War III? Well, our pen & paper RPG group did. A few years ago I started writing articles on the "lost era" of the Star Trek saga, between World War III and the founding of the Federation. This site focuses heavily on the history of earth between now and 2161, trying to link what there is in terms of canon information and what there should be considering the facts of the 24th century.
These articles are written from a historic point of view and try to correct as little as possible, giving an overview over the political, social and technological developments of this time.