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"Now why did they separate [the outer expanse] from the outskirts? Its not like it contains more than a dozen colonies."
The outer expanse, often referred to as the third rim, was the furthermost ring of consistent Human expansion during the third millennium CE. A lack of regular garrison by the United Nations Space Command combined with relative safety against external threats allowed for a variety of insurgent groups to take root in the expanse.
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This is not to be confused with the Outer Colonies, which has since been renamed the first rim.