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"Earth is the homeworld of both Dolphins and Humans and the birthplace of Terran civilization."
— "Worldview: Earth/Sirius," Melbourne Times #1


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Earth/Sirius 1720.19
(Adapted from Melbourne Times Issue #1)

Location

Star(s)

World

District

WDC

Spectral Data

ComOps

MilFor

All

1720.19

Sol

Earth

Sirius

A3697B

G2V

Ap Cs Fs Ma Tr Ho Cp

N  64M

Co

History | Society | System | Commerce | Military

Earth is the homeworld of both Dolphins and Humans and the birthplace of Terran civilization.  All Terran states in the Earth Colonies Sphere were originally colonized by settlers from Earth, or their descendants.

Earth is the nominal capital and most important world of the Commonwealth of Earth.  The world suffered extensive ecological damage during the 21st through 24th Centuries and only recently has most of the damage been erased.  Earth of the 31st Century is closer to the "garden planet" of yore than it has been since the rise of industrial civilization.  Scattered among its vast oceans and forests are gleaming megalopolises.  Exploitation of natural resources has been abandoned in favor of a balanced stewardship.

World Data Code Details

Gravitational Acceleration

1.0g (A)

Atmosphere Breathability

Breathable (3)

Biological Development

Sophonts (6)

Population Magnitude

Billions (9)

Social Authority

Consensual oligarchy (7)

Technological Accomplishment

Late Interstellar (B)



The World

Earth is a large, molten core world with a surface gravity of 1.0 g.  It rotates about its axis in just under 24 hours.  Its period about its sun is 365.25 days.  The world's minimal orbital eccentiricity has virtually no seasonal effect but its axial tilt of over 23° gives it four seasons with substantial summer and winter variations.

Earth has a standard oxygen/nitrogen mix atmosphere.  Base temperature is 15C in the temperate regions with seasonal variations averaging 29C in the summer and minus 8C in the winter.  Due to the world's large size there are considerable variations in temperature with latitude, ranging from highs of 36C at the equator in summer and minus 34C at the poles in winter.  Rotational temperature variations range from a rise of +6C during the day to a fall of minus 12C at night.

Image - Earth world map

Earth World Map
(Adapted from original illustration[*] in Travellers' Digest #13)

The world has extensive, advanced native flora and fauna in both the the oceans and on land, including the two indigineous sophont species: Dolphins and Humans. Considerable off-word flora and fauna have also been introduced.

A liquid water hydrosphere convers nearly three-quarters of the world's surface.  There are three major continents.  Eurasia, in the northern hemisphere, measures 54 million square kilometers and accounts for 37% of the world's land.  Africa, which sits astride the equator south of western Eurasia, is 30 million square kilometers, one-fifth of the land.  North America, also in the northern hemisphere and across the northern pole from Eurasia, measures 24 million square kilometers, accounting for 16% of the land.  There are also three smaller continents.  South America, which also sits astride the equator, measures 18 million square kiolometers.  At the southern pole is Anarctica, measuring 14 million square kilometers.  Oceania, including several archipelagoes in the southern hemisphere southeast of Eurasia, measures eight million square kilometers.

There are three major islands in the north polar Arctic Ocean off the northern coast of North America (Baffin, Victoria, and Ellesmere).  Two are in the northern Atlantic Ocean, one off the northeastern coast of North America (Greenland) and one off the northwestern coast of Eurasia (Great Britan).  Another major island lies in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa (Madagascar).  There are six more in the Pacific Ocean, one off the northeastern coast of Eurasia (Honshu), one off the southeastern coast of Oceania (South New Zealand), and four in the archipelagoes between Eurasia and Oceania (New Guinea, Borneo, Sumatra and Celebes).

There are five major archipelagoes in the Pacific Ocean, three between Eurasia and Oceania (Indonesian Archipelago, Philippines and New Guinea Archipelago), one off the coast of northeastern Eurasia (Japanese Archipelago), and one southeast of Oceania (New Zealand).  There are four major archipelagoes in the Arctic Ocean, one north of North America (Canadian Archipelago) and three north of Eurasia (Novaya Zemlya, Svalbard and Severnaya Zemlya).  Three major archipelagoes are located in the Atlantic Ocean, one southeast of North America (Antilles), one northwest of Eurasia (British Isles), and one between South America and Antarctica (Tierra del Fuego).

The climate extremes of Earth have kept settlement largely in the temperate regions.  Nevertheless, extensive settlement extends to all continents with the exception of Antarctica.  Most of the major landmasses have been settled except for the polar regions of North America and Eurasia.  Ocean settlement is extensive as well, concentrated in the continental shelves and the major archipelagoes.

Image - Arcosanti Arcology concept

Phoenix arcology, North America
(Original illustration by YoungSoo Kim[*], served by ResearchGate)

Total world population stands at 8.3 billion.  The largest cities are New York (98 million) on the eastern coast of North America, Jakarta (97 million) in the Eurasia-Oceania archipelago, Seoul (96 million) on the eastern coast of Eurasia, Mexico (92 million) in southern North America, Los Angeles (89 million) on the western coast of North America, Tokyo (89 million) in the archipelago off the eastern coast of Eurasia, São Paolo (84 million) on the eastern coast of South America, Kolkata (84 million) on the southern coast of Eurasia, Buenos Aires (83 million) on the eastern coast of South America, Cairo (83 million) on the northern coast of Africa, Lagos (81 million) on the western coast of Africa, Rio de Janeiro (80 million) on the eastern coast of South America, Manilla (80 million) in another of the Eurasia-Oceania archipelagoes and Teheran (80 million) in southern Eurasia.  There are 85 more cities with populations in the tens of millions, including nine in orbit.  There are nearly five hundred other cities with populations in the millions.

Most cities are open-structure, taking full advantage of the world's once-again hospitable biosphere, although hundreds of cities have remnants of enclosed-structures dating from the Runaway period.  Orbital telecommunications networks provide connections to the entire world and extend to the world's moon, Luna.  Contragravity transportation systems connect all settled areas, including those in orbit, and also extend to Luna.

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Earth's History

As the homeworld of both Dolphins and Humans, Earth history traces back thousands of years.  For centuries Dolphin and Human societies developed in ignorance of each other due to their respective habitats at sea and on land.  The Dolphins became aware of Human society when Humans first ventured into the seas in early ships but Humans failed to recognize Dolphin sentience due to the lack of Dolphin technological development.  This failure to recognize Dolphin society continued into the late stages of Human industrialization.  While Dolphin society had developed on a global scale by this period, Dolphins were treated merely as bright animals by Humans.  Extensive devastation was visted upon Dolphin society by Human industrialized fish harvesting and ocean pollution.

Dolphin efforts to communicate with Humans remained unsuccessful until the mid 21st Century when Human researchers stumbled upon the Dolphin language while looking for ways to communicate with hypothetical extraterrestrials.  Dolphins representatives were quickly admitted to Human international organizations and Dolphin territorial jurisdictions were recognized.

Human society in this period was balkanized and dominated by a collection of regional blocs organized largely around economic activities.  The Dolphins served as an integrating force as individual Dolphins joined the various Human blocs while maintaining their affinity with the common Dolphin society.

Human exploration and colonization of the Earth system was already underway in this period but Dolphin crewmembers were among the first sub-light spacecraft sent to the nearby systems.  In 2080, the Human colonies on Mars declared their independence, in part, in reaction to the integration of Human and Dolphin society.  This led to greater efforts to integrate Dolphins into colonization efforts from Earth in the planetoid belt and the Jovian moons.  Nevertheless, these efforts were matched by the Martian colonies often resulting in skirmishes.

Terran colonization of the nearby systems began in earnest in primitive sub-light spacecraft.  By the middle of the 22nd Century technological achievement had risen to TA 7 and interplantary travel became commonplace.  In the latter half of the century, the interstellar chartered development companies rose to prominence and challenged even the strongest economic blocs on Earth.

The ecological deterioration of Earth became increasingly apparent in the 23rd Century.  Large populations were displaced by ecological damage and diseases and other afflictions related to the ecological break-down became commonplace.  The provision of off-world resources served to further enhance the power of the chartered development companies.  This period saw the rise of the eco-terrorist movement in which violence was directed at technological acitivities and major urban areas. Most economic bloc governments reacted with authoritarian measures.

Technological achivement had reached TA 8 by the turn of the 24th Century but to no avail.  This was the 'Break-up" period, the height of Earth's ecological disaster.  This was also the period of the "Runaway" as thousands of sub-light generation ships were launched full of colonists seeking new worlds in other systems.  Many of the destination systems had never been surveyed and most of the generation ship colonies were never heard from again.  Records from this period are fragmented but as many as 50 million people are believed to have fled the Earth during the Runaway.

The ecological collapse was followed by an economic collapse.  The construction of the generation ships overwhelmed most of the chartered development companies.  Contact was lost with the nearby interstellar colonies, few of which were self-sufficient, in what was referred to as the "Sundering" by those who managed to survive.  Many of the former eco-terrorists groups came to power as economic reforms failed and several of the economic blocs themselves collapsed.

Technological achievement fell to TA 7 by the middle of the 25th Century.  Efforts to rebuild the ecosphere were begun under austerity programs initiated by governments led by the former eco-terrorists.  Technological achievement continued to fall as technological development was scaled back as part of the efforts to repair the ecological damage.  By the turn of the 26th Century it had fallen to TA 6 and fell to TA 5 by mid century.  Contact with most off-world settlements, with the exception of Luna, was lost.  None of the lost settlements survived.  Nevertheless, by the end of the 26th Century, most of the damage to Earth's ecosphere had been repaired.

Technological achievement rebounded, reaching TA 6 by the mid 27th Century.  In the latter half of the century, contact was reestablished with colonies in nearby systems that had managed to surivive the Sundering.  By the close of the century, technological achievement had returned to TA 7.

In the first year of the 28th Century, a coaltion of territories ruled by former eco-terrorists established a highly decentralized common government which they called the Commonwealth of Earth.  After a period of conflict with the economic blocs that had managed to survived the Break-up, the Commonwealth came to include all peoples on Earth and throughout the Earth system.  By mid-century, technological achievement had returned to TA 8.  Most colonies in nearby systems quickly joined the Commonwealth and the first new interstellar colonies were established.  As these settlements were intergarted into the decentralized Commonwealth the governmental distinction between Earth and the other settlements grew increasingly unrecognizable.  Faster-than-light drive was invented shortly before the close of the century, greatly improving contact between Earth and the other members of the Commonwealth.



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Earth's Society (GC, pp. 42-43; WBH, pp. 55-58, 74-75, 78-79, 82):

The peoples of Earth generally have a progressive outlook toward new ideas and typically act to advance them when they are encountered.  Terrans are typically unaggressive when encountering others and generally act neutrally when facing different perspectives from others.  Given their place at the center of cosmopolitan Commonwealth society this progressive outlook and unaggressive perspective is generally harmonious across the world with most Terrans having a friendly demeanor when encountering off-worlders.

The Commonwealth government is a representative democracy with a traditional parliamentary system of governance (thereby classified as a "consensual oligarchy").  Representative authority rests with several executive and judicial councils, the Commonwealth Stewardship (executive) and the Commonwealth Justiciary (judicial) being the most important, and ultimately with the Commonwealth Assembly (an elite legislative council).

There is no separate world government on Earth but rather Earth enjoys a particular position of centrality — many would say privilege — within the Commonwealth government (much as the nation-state of Great Britain did during the era of the British Empire).  The Commonwealth of Earth was founded haphazardly, through trade, war and treaty.  For 300 years the Commonwealth Assembly responded to these imperial developments mainly through establishing a variety of diverse forms of subordinate governance.  This extended the reach of the Commonwealth Assembly far beyond Earth, affecting the lives of billions across the Commonwealth. In so doing it shaped Earth society in a way that still has repercussions today.

Due to the delegation of certain legal authorities to individual member worlds there is no single Commonwealth system of laws but on Earth legal authority is generally undivided, with one set of laws applying equally to all Commonwealth citizens on Earth and throughout the Solar system.  Restrictions on the possession and use of weapons are generally high on Earth while the regulation of trade and commerce is generally moderate.  Characteristically for a highly populated world with an advanced economy, both criminal and civil law restrictions are generally high on Earth.  On the other hand, protections for personal freedoms — conscience, speech, association, travel, religion, etc. — are also high.

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The Solar System

Earth's system contains a single, yellow, main-sequence star.  It is named for Sol, a sun deity of ancient Europeans, who flourished in the Mediterranean region from 3500 to 2500 years ago.  Sol is orbited by ten planets, including four gas giants, and a planetoid belt.

Image - The Solar System

The Solar System
(Original illustration[*] served by Live Science)


The innermost of Earth's neighbor worlds, Mercury is named for the winged messenger of the gods in an ancient European mythology.  The analogy is apt, as this world has an orbital velocity of almost 50 kilometers per second, the fastest in the system.  Mercury orbits at a distance of 58 gigameters and completes one revolution about the sun every 88 standard days.  It's orbit is inclined 7° to the plane of the ecliptic and has a fairly high eccentricity of 0.21, the second greatest in the system.  Mercury is roughly 5000 kilometers in diameter and has a surface gravity of 0.3 standard gravities.  The planet completes one revolution on it axis in nearly 59 standard days. (TD13, p. 23)

There are research and mining settlements on the surface of Mercury.

Orbiting at a distance of roughly 108 gigameters from its primary, Venus is a hostile and dangerous world which has been only partially explored.  Named for the love goddess in an ancient European mythology, Venus orbits Sol once every 225 standard days and, although retrograde, its orbit is the least eccentric of any planet in the system.  Venus rotates on its axis once every 240 days and has a mean orbital velocity of 35 kilometers per second.  With an atmosphere that is roughly 96% carbon dioxide at a surface pressure over 90 standard atmospheres and a mean temperature of over 425° C, this world is a classic example of a runaway greenhouse effect. (TD13, p. 23)

There are several settlements in the stratosphere and in orbit around Venus primarily engaged in a long-term terraforming effort.

Image - Earth and Luna

Earth and Luna
(Original illustration[*] served by Unchallengeable Miracle)

Named for an ancient European moon goddess, Luna, the only moon of Earth, orbits the Dolphin and Human homeworld in a bit over 27 standard days at a distance of roughly 375,000 kilometers.  It is nearly 3500 kilometers in diameter and has a surface gravity of 0.16 standard gravities.  Luna is tidally locked with Earth, always keeping the same hemisphere toward it.  As such, the average Earth citizen is able to instantly recognize the surface which faces Earth, but is wholly unable to identify Luna when viewed from the other side. (TD13, p. 23)

Luna is the most extensively settled inhospitable world in the Colonies Sphere and the only extraterrestrial world which has been continuously inhabited since before the Runaway period.

Mars, the fourth planet out from Sol, orbits at a distance of roughly 230 gigameters.  Named for an ancient European war deity, it completes one revolution about its star every 690 standard days and one rotation on its axis every 24.4 hours.  Mars is 6700 kilometers in diameter and has a surface gravity of 0.36 standard gravities. (TD13, p. 24)

Mars has several settlements on its surface.

Sol's fifth orbital position is taken up by an estimated 30,000 planetoids of various shapes and sizes.  Among the first targets of expansion from Earth into interplanetary space, these flying mountains have become a vital part of the history of Dolphins and Humans. (TD13, p. 24)

The settlements in the belt are the fourth most populous in the system, after Earth, Luna and the moons of Jupiter.

Jupiter, the largest planet in the system, is named after an ancient European sky deity.  It has four moons with settlements: Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, all named for mythical figures associated with the sky deity.  The most populous settlements are on Callisto, which is highest in Jupiter's gravity well.

The next gas giant, Saturn, also named for an ancient European deity, is the second largest planet in the system.  Saturn has an extensive ring system.  It's moon, Titan, named for a group of ancient European deities, is the major settlement site.

Uranus, named after another ancient European sky deity, is the third largest gas giant.

Neptune is the smallest gas giant and is named after an ancient European sea deity.  It's moon Triton, named after the child of an ancient European sea deity, has several settlements on its surface.


System Profile (B06, p. 56; TD13, pp. 23-27; J22, pp. 27-28)

Orbit

Name

WDC

Remarks

-

Sol (R=0.67 Gm)

G2V primary

J-1 jump-sphere (130 Gm)

58 Gm (1)

Mercury

300482

108 Gm (2)

Venus

A61482

150 Gm (3)

Earth (Ho Cp)

A3697B

J-4 jump-sphere (1.3 Gm)

    0.4 Gm (60r)

    Luna

20068A

230 Gm (4)

Mars

41158A

450 Gm (5)

The Asteroid Belt

000689

778 Gm (6)

Jupiter (R=0.072 Gm)

Z60000

J-2 jump-sphere (14 Gm)

    0.4 Gm (6r)

    Io

200528

    0.6 Gm (9r)

    Europa

200382

    1.1 Gm (15r)

    Ganymede

400482

    1.8 Gm (25r)

    Callisto

30068A

1430 Gm (7)

Saturn (R=0.060 Gm)

Z60000

J-3 jump-sphere (12 Gm)

    0.1 Gm (2r)

    Saturn's Rings

000000

Ring

    1.2 Gm (20r)

    Titan

46068B

2870 Gm (8)

Uranus (R=0.026 Gm)

Y60000

J-4 jump-sphere (5.2 Gm)

4500 Gm (9)

Neptune (R=0.025 Gm)

Y60000

J-4 jump-sphere (5.0 Gm)

    0.4 Gm (15r)

    Triton

30066A

Jump Destinations Table

Destination

World (Allegiance)

Distance (pc)

1620.20

Issyk Kul/Procyon (Co)

1

1519.18

K'ang-hsi/Pollux (Co)

2

1519.19

Jabir/Procyon (Co)

2

1718.20

Sirius Belt/Sirius

2

1722.19

Oirot/Fomalhaut (Co)

2

1919.20

Ensanche/Sirius (Co)

2

1420.19

Iyeyasu/Procyon (Co)

3

1617.19

Aoki/Procyon (Co)

3

1823.20

Ezana/Fomalhaut (Co)

3

1920.17

Ferishtah/Gaea (Co)

3

1922.17

Iberville/Vega (Co)

3

2019.20

al-Ghazali/Sirius (Co)

3

2021.20

Phumiphon/Fomalhaut (Co)

3

1321.18

Jahangir/Jagannath

4

1419.16

Anokye/Pollux (Co)

4

1520.23

Raiden/Procyon (Co)

4

1716.19

Dairen/Sirius

4

1722.15

Colombo/Vega

4

1722.16

Nejd/Vega (Co)

4

1723.22

Luxor/Fomalhaut (In)

4

1817.22

Ghee/Sirius (Co)

4

1917.20

Lalibela/Sirius (Co)

4

1921.16

Nyikang/Vega (Co)

4

1921.22

Okhotsk/Fomalhaut

4

2020.22

Saavedra/Sirius (Co)

4

2021.16

Ma'an/Vega (Co)

4

2021.21

Dharan/Fomalhaut (Co)

4

2119.19

Van Maanen's Belt/Sirius

4

2121.20

Guangdong/Fomalhaut (In)

4

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Earth's Commerce (GS, pp. 31-32, 46; WBH, pp. 71, 58, 83-86; GC, pp. 31-39):

Earth serves as the nexus of the Commonwealth economy, with extensive interstellar trade comprised primarily of imports of natural and processed resources and exports of manufactured goods and information.  It is the central hub of Commonwealth trade routes reaching into Sirius, Gaea, Fomalhaut, Jagannath, Pollux, Procyon, Siddhārtha and Vega Districts and beyond.  Earth's industrial capabilities are firmly at Late Industrial technological accomplishment and thus among the most advanced throughout the Colonies Sphere.

Due to its advanced biological development Earth has extensive organic natural resources including agricultural products and organic compounds.  Other natural resources include mineral ores and inorganic compounds.  With an advanced industrial economy Earth also produces extensive processed resources, including agroproducts, metals and non-metals, and a variety of manufactured goods, including industrial components, durable products, consumables and weapons.  Earth is also a source of information resources, including recordings, artforms, software and documents.

Late Interstellar technological accomplishment is ubiquitous across Earth, being common for both most advanced industrial capabilities and the technologies enjoyed by most peoples of Earth in their everyday lives.  Quality of life capabilities in energy production, computers and robotics, communications, medical care and environmental engineering all occur at technological accomplishment of Late Interstellar.  Land, air, water and space transportation are all at Late Interstellar technological accomplishment.  Both personal and heavy military technological accomplishment is Late Industrial.  And because Earth is among the handful of worlds with the most advance technological capabilities throughout the Colonies Sphere, novelty technologies are also at Late Interstellar technological accomplishment.

Major commercial enterprises headquartered at Earth include:

Earthfoods: agricultural production and processing at Earth, Takla Makan and al-Mansur; agricultural production at Dairen, Makino, Lingayen, Oporto, Ulan-Ude, Ogadai, Orozco, Novo Uralsk, Ensanche, Oyama, al-Ghazali, Bakwanga, Saavedra, Udaipur, Orinoco, Bulawayo, Kinabalu, Edo and Roodepoort.

Frontier Metals and Machinery: manufacturing operations at Earth, Takla Makan, Van Maanen's Belt and al-Mansur; resources extraction and processing at Van Maanen's Belt.

General Hulls and Drives: manufacturing operations and shipyards and financial services at Earth, Takla Makan, Van Maanen's Belt and al-Mansur; resources extraction and processing at Van Maanen's Belt; resources extraction at Sirius Belt, Kapteyn, Aurobindo, Maharashtra, Mbandaka and Ole Mweia's Belt.

Gemeinwesen-Verbundfabriken: agricultural production and processing at Earth, Takla Makan and al-Mansur; agricultural production at Dairen, Makino, Lingayen, Oporto, Ulan-Ude, Ogadai, Orozco, Novo Uralsk, Ensanche, Oyama, al-Ghazali, Bakwanga, Saavedra, Udaipur, Orinoco, Bulawayo, Kinabalu, Edo and Roodepoort.

KRW Industries: agricultural production and processing at Earth, Takla Makan and al-Mansur; agricultural production at Dairen, Makino, Lingayen, Oporto, Ulan-Ude, Ogadai, Orozco, Novo Uralsk, Ensanche, Oyama, al-Ghazali, Bakwanga, Saavedra, Udaipur, Orinoco, Bulawayo, Kinabalu, Edo and Roodepoort; resources extraction and processing at Van Maanen's Belt; resources extraction at Sirius Belt, Kapteyn, Aurobindo, Maharashtra, Mbandaka and Ole Mweia's Belt; manufacturing operations at Earth, Takla Makan, Van Maanen's Belt and al-Mansur.

Oceanfarms: agricultural production and processing at Earth, Takla Makan and al-Mansur; agricultural production at Dairen, Makino, Lingayen, Oporto, Ulan-Ude, Ogadai, Orozco, Novo Uralsk, Ensanche, Oyama, al-Ghazali, Bakwanga, Saavedra, Udaipur, Orinoco, Bulawayo, Kinabalu, Edo and Roodepoort.

Pan Commonwealth Lines : shipping operations and communications services at Earth, Takla Makan, Van Maanen's Belt and al-Mansur.

Togugawa-Nederhaus: communications and financial services at Earth, Takla Makan, Van Maanen's Belt and al-Mansur; resources extraction and processing at Van Maanen's Belt; resources extraction at Sirius Belt, Kapteyn, Aurobindo, Maharashtra, Mbandaka and Ole Mweia's Belt.

Transtellar Lines: shipping operations and communications services at Earth, Takla Makan, Van Maanen's Belt and al-Mansur.


Major off-world commercial operations at Earth include.

Gaea Starlines (Ab): shipping operations and communications and financial services.

Hakushoku Waisei Heavy Industries (In): manufacturing operations.

Jiating Shijie Chemicals and Compounds (In): manufacturing operations.

Mutarada Financial (In): financial and communications services.

New Canaan Merchants (Ab): financial and communications services and manufacuturing operations.

Registaan Farms (In): agricultural production and processing.

Silk Road Lines (In): shipping operations.

Waverider Lines (Th): shipping operations and financial and communications services.

White Dwarf Lines (In): shipping operations.

Zamzam Husbandry (Ab): agricultural production and processing.

Trade Routes

Range

Earth - Issuk Kul / Procyon

J-1

Earth - (Ensanche) - Van Maanen's Belt

J-2

Earth - (Sirius Belt) - (Dairen) - Takla Makan

J-2

Earth - (Ensanche) - (Lalibela) - (Novo Uralsk) - Takla Makan

J-2

Earth - (K'ang-hsi / Pollux) - (Anokye / Pollux) - Hunaphu / Pollux

J-2

Earth - (Sirius Belt) - (Dairen) - Cybele / Gaea

J-2

Earth - (Ensanche) - (Lalibela) - Takla Makan

J-3

Earth - (Ensanche) - Van Maanen's Belt - (Roodepoort) - al-Mansur

J-3

Earth - (Sirius Belt) - Kon'-win / Procyon

J-3

Earth - Iyeyasu / Procyon

J-3

Earth - (Sirius Belt) - (Dairen) - Prometheus / Pollux

J-3

Earth - (Ensanche) - (Lalibela) - (Novo Uralsk) - Cybele / Gaea

J-3

Earth - (Ferishtah / Gaea)- (Japheth / Gaea) - Admah / Gaea

J-3

Earth - (Ferishtah / Gaea) - (Hǎishén / Gaea) - Eurybia / Gaea

J-3

Earth - (Ensanche) - Okhotsk / Fomalhaut

J-3

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Earth's Military Forces

Earth's military forces, which are all Commonwealth military forces, are equipped primarily at TA B and total 64 million.  Two-fifths of the Commonwealth military forces from Earth are space forces.  Reserve forces can be equipped as low as TA 8 while regular forces are equipped at TA B.  One-sixth of Earth's forces are reserves.

Planetary forces are organized into XX regular armies (with XX available for expeditionary operations), XX reserve armies (XX of which are available for expeditionary operations), XX auxiliary reserve armies (with XX available for expeditionary operations), and XX ancillary reserve armies (with XX available for expeditionary operations).

Space forces are organized into XX regular fleetst (with XX available for expeditionary operations), XX reserve fleets (XX of which are available for expeditionary operations), XX auxiliary reserve fleets (with XX available for expeditionary operations), and XX ancillary reserve fleets (with XX available for expeditionary operations).

Most planetary forces are based at Earth including extensive aerospace forces in orbit, with smaller units based on Mercury, Venus, Mars, the Jovian moons, Titan and Triton.  Most expeditionary planetary forces are based at the Lunar Army Base.  Most space forces are based at the leading Lagrange-Four (L4) Naval Base and the trailing Lagrange-Five (L5) Naval Base at the respective Lagrange points of Earth's orbit about the Sun.  Most expeditionary space forces are based at the Lagrange-One (L1) Naval Base, at the closest Lagrange point between Earth and the Solar System's J-1 jump-sphere.

Planetary Forces (36M total)

Substellar (TA 8): M

Mobile Ancillary Reserve Armies

@ 120K each

    Anti-bombardment

42K

    Combat

54K

    Patrol

6K

    Siege

6K

    Transport

12K

Ancillary Reserve Armies

@ 120K each

    Anti-bombardment

42K

    Combat

54K

    Patrol

6K

    Siege

6K

    Transport

12K

Early Interstellar (TA 9): M

Mobile Auxiliary Reserve Armies

@ 120K each

    Anti-bombardment

42K

    Combat

57K

    Patrol

6K

    Siege

6K

    Transport

9K

Auxiliary Reserve Armies

@ 120K each

    Anti-bombardment

42K

    Combat

57K

    Patrol

6K

    Siege

6K

    Transport

9K

Interstellar (TA A): M

Mobile Reserve Armies

@ 120K each

    Anti-bombardment

42K

    Combat

60K

    Patrol

6K

    Siege

6K

    Transport

6K

Reserve Armies

@ 120K each

    Anti-bombardment

42K

    Combat

60K

    Patrol

6K

    Siege

6K

    Transport

6K

Late interstellar (TA B): 32M

1st – 16th Mobile Regular Armies

16 @ 198K each

    Anti-bombardment

90K

    Combat

108K

17th – 146th Regular Armies

146 @ 198K each

    Anti-bombardment

90K

    Combat

108K

Space Forces (28M total)

Substellar (TA 8): M

Mobile Ancillary Reserve Fleets

@ K

    Bombardment

K

    Combat

K

    Patrol

K

    Siege

K

Ancillary Reserve Fleets

@ K each

    Bombardment

K

    Combat

K

    Patrol

K

    Siege

K

Early interstellar: (TA 9): M

Auxiliary Reserve Fleets

@ K each

    Bombardment

K

    Combat

K

    Patrol

K

    Siege

K

    Transport

K

Interstellar (TA A): M

Reserve Fleets

@ 160K each

    Bombardment

437K

    Combat

62K

    Patrol

31K

    Siege

24K

Late interstellar (TA B): 21M

1st – 112th Regular Fleets

112 @ 191K each

    Bombardment

43K

    Combat

93K

    Patrol

31K

    Siege

24K

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