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The World Factbook, also known as the CAA Factbook, was a reference resource produced by the Colonial Administration Authority of the Unified Earth Government with almanac-style information about the nations of the human worlds. The World Factbook provided information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 1042 world entities.
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Inner and Outer Colonies
|This is the goal: To make available for life every place where life is possible. To make inhabitable all worlds as yet uninhabitable, and all life purposeful.|
Considered one of many greatest achievements of mankind, space colonisation has enabled humanity extend the range of human habitat out from Earth into the Sol system and beyond. The journey was filled with triumphs, conflicts and developments that enabled humanity to learn, understand and undertake the challenges of space colonisation.
The concept of "inner" and "outer" colonies was non-existent until humanity eventually constructed the interplanetary mapping systems, a network of databases on star systems, in mid-2280s. Prior to 2280, the colonies were simply referred to as intra-sol (Within Sol) and extra-sol (Outside Sol).
Thanks to the technological marvel of the translight engine developed in 2291, humanity finally broke the barrier that kept them confined to systems closest to Sol and allowed them to travel farther. The colonisation race began and spurt new colonies which enabled the human race to flourish.
- Sol ― The Solar System, or Sol System. The birthplace of humanity.
- Intra-sol ― A pre-2280 term that refer to colonies within Sol.
- Extra-sol ― A pre-2280 term that refer to colonies outside Sol.
Society and culture
Governments and other bodies
- United Nations
- Unified Earth Government
- United Nations Space Command
- Colonial Administration Authority
- International Society of Civil Engineers