Earth

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Earth is the third planet of the Sol System, a small yellow star at the far end of the unfashionable Western Spiral Arm of the Milky Way galaxy.

Geography

The only notable geographical feature is a small group of islands lying to the north west of the Eurasian continent. Known as The British Isles or Great Britain, these islands are noted for being the administrative and cultural headquarters of the British Space Empire.

Culture

The dominant centre of culture on Earth is Great Britain. The various cultural sub-groupings within Britain frequently squabble, but invariably sort things out over a nice cup of tea and a little light holiday home burning, or sometimes with a referendum. Although the various local groups often give the impression of despising each other, woe-betide the foolhardy foreigner who thinks he can exploit this. A long chain of tinpot dictators, jumped-up corporals and other unseemly types have found that the only thing the population of Britain likes more than fighting among themselves is joining up and giving Johnny Foreigner a lesson in manners.

Other than Toby Frost, Earth's most famous writer is Douglas Adams .

Economy

Although there is evidence of economic activity outside The British Isles, nobody really cares.

Notable places

  • London - As Britain is the centre of culture, so London is cultural axis of all human civilisation. Popular bolt-hole for wealthy oil merchants.
  • Edinburgh - Like London, only more hilly. Arthur has his seat there
  • Cardiff - Where Doctor Who is filmed.
  • Bark Hall - Stately home from where you can see Farques Hall.
  • The Goat - Where early drafts of Toby Frost's seminal series of historical documentaries detailing the exploits of Isambard Smith and his crew were fine tuned.