Earth (Stellar Civilizations)
Earth (Russian: Земля, Zemlä; Chinese: 地球, Dìqiú), also known as Terra or Sol III, is a planet in the Solar System and the homeworld of the Human race. It is the most populous planet in the Terran Federation, as well as the only planet in the system known to naturally harbor organic life. It is divided into TBD districts and a special capital territory of TBD, which is the seat of both planetary and federal administration.
For most of known human history, which spans several thousand years, Earth was made up of many diverse political entities and nation-states. Only in more centuries did political alignments begin to shift towards the ammalgamation of larger geographic regions. Human exploration and colonization of outer space geared the planet towards greater political unity, especially so after the end of the Coalition-Chinese War in 2176. The subsequent foundation of RAKAMO and its eventual reorganization as the Terran Federal Navy were key to the establishment of the Terran Federation by 2319. Earth was inaugurated as the capital world of the Federation, and has since grown into a major center of galactic commerce, culture, and politics.
Earth is a continental world with a high varied climate. The ecological diversity of the planet is high and varies according to a combination of weather macro-patterns, topographic elevation, and oceanic current influences. Once a far more naturally resilient world, hundreds of years of human post-industrial habitation has resulted in major differences in contemporary Earth from its original pre-anthropogenic ecological status.
- 1 Physical characteristics and planetography
- 2 History
- 3 Politics and government
- 4 Demographics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Science and education
- 7 Transportation
Physical characteristics and planetography
Early Space Age
First Space Race
The First Space Race (Russian: Первая Космическая Гонка) was a part of the Cold War, a long-time period of geoploitical tension between the United States and the Soviet Union, the two major superpowers of the time. On October 4, 1957, humanity's first primitive satellite, Sputnik 1, was launched by the Soviet Union.
Soviet Union was also the first country to send the first living being (at first different animals of various species of the planet) and then the first representative of the Human race, Yuri Gagarin, on 12 April 1961.
The first Human was sent to the only natural satellite of Earth, Luna (alternatively known as Moon), by the United States of America, on July 21, 1969, which de-facto ended the First Space Race.