Earth

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Earth
Peaceful, isn't it?
Such a lovely blue planet
Discovery
Discovery date Beginning of Man
Physical characteristics
Mass 5.9736 × 1024 kg
Story data
Notable features Forest, Deserts, Swamps, Tundra, Fields, Cities, and lots and lots of railways.
Affiliation Numerous nations
"4... 3... 2... 1... Earth below us, drifting falling, floating weightless, calling calling home..."
— "Major Tom (Coming Home)", Peter Schilling

Earth is the third planet of the somewhat chauvinistically-termed Solar System, upon which all the contributors (presumably...) and many of the characters live. As such, it is central to most of DYOS's events, and has been blown up over 9000 times - 90% of these occurrences, thankfully, were non-canon. We think?

CivFanatics and Earth are considered to be the same planet in many circumstances.

Factions

Some of the many important factions currently based on Earth:

Notes

  1. Although of extraterrestrial origin, the Republic has made a home on Earth for a long time now.