Planet Kyushu

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Planet Kyushu
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Owner Kusari State Police
Location 3E/3F, Kyushu
Flag-kusari.png Kusari
Technical information
Population unknown
Docking Yes
Terrain Terrestrial
Diameter 13,820 km
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.

The reclaiming of the Tau-29 gate by IKN forces in 823 A.S. and the subsequent announcement of the Emperor’s return to Kusari, raised an uproar throughout the House. Planet Kyushu quickly descended into a political nightmare, causing great disturbance for the Republican government's authority. As the KNF retreated closer to the defensive lines around the planet, contact between the now Imperial aligned Kempeitai, various cells among the Farmers' Alliance, and other planetside Imperial loyalist groups increased, resulting in a coordinated takeover of the planet.

A series of attacks on the Nagumo's fleet in orbit signalled the planetside collaborators that the time was right to rise up. By utilizing the cover provided by protests across major urban centers, Imperial agents and militia groups successfully neutralized all but the most remote KSP facilities, gaining access to the commands of the docking ring, key spaceports, and major cities. The IKN has since begun landing troops to secure peace on the world, and in turn discovered an ample supply of willing politicians, ready to establish a new regional government and assist in the reclaiming of Kusari.

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