|Owner||Kusari State Police|
|Mass||5.98 x 10e24 kg|
|Temperature||-38°C to 40°C|
|Escape velocity||11.99 km/sec|
The planet Kyushu was first surveyed in 65 A.S. by the Kusari explorer Isao Yoshida with colonists from New Tokyo landing on the planet later that same year. Although Kyushu is severely lacking in mineral resources, it does possess a near perfect climate for rice farming, and sports the largest land masses of any inhabited world in Kusari, all of which are eminently suited for agriculture.
The agreeable conditions made creating settlements relatively easy, allowing them to be established in numerous locations on the planet, and for centuries the population steadily grew, eventually rising above 6.5 billion as of 819 A.S. making it the most densely populated Kusari planet after New Tokyo. Kyushu reached this impressive number due in no small part to an early influx of migrants fueled by the lack of available land on New Tokyo, a situation which Samura readily exploited by opening several large industrial complexes upon the planet. As a result labor costs on Kyushu are relatively cheap and land prices are, for Kusari standards, rock-bottom.
Gradually the planet evolved into a world focused on basic food production and today effectively feeds the majority of Kusari. However, the Kyushu farmers face increasing competition from Synth Foods whose products are becoming more popular among the Kusari youth. This has caused the demand and price for the naturally grown foods to fall, and living standards on Kyushu have declined in parallel. This has given rise to the ultranationalist Farmers Alliance terrorist group who viciously target any Synth Foods transports they come across.
Trouble has continued to hamper Kyushu as the formative years of the new Kusari Republic caused discontent among the planet’s largely conservative society. Attempts to dismantle long held imperial customs alienated the urban communities whilst rumours of loyalists struggling in the outer regions fuelled the Farmers Alliance aggression towards the government.
During the reclaiming of the Tau-29 gate in 823 AS and the subsequent return of the Emperor, planet Kyushu quickly descended into a political nightmare, causing great disturbance for the Republican government. The KNF retreated closer to the defensive lines around the planet, allowing contact between the now Imperial aligned Kempeitai, Farmers Alliance, and the Imperial Kusari Navy, eventually resulting in a coordinated takeover of the planet triggered by an attack upon the defending battleship Nagumo.
In 825 AS the civil war that had divided the Kusari nation came to a peaceful conclusion. Though the changes made as a result of the accords are still being assimilated by the populace, planet Kyushu has been returned to the jurisdiction of the Kusari State Police who now must struggle with a world reeling from the political upheaval.
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