Our last, best hope for peace. The Last of the Babylon stations. Babylon 5 was a dream given form, a five mile long diplomatic station built to help races sort out their differences peacfully. Babylon 5 would serve as a nexus; from the station the Army of Light fought the Shadows and the Vorlons, the Earth Civil war was largely succesful due to the staff and ambassadors on the station, and the station aided G'kar in freeing his people from Centauri rule.
"The Babylon Project was our last, best hope for peace.
A self-contained world five miles long, located in neutral territory. A place of commerce and diplomacy for a quarter of a million humans and aliens. A shining beacon in space . . . all alone in the night.
It was the dawn of the Third Age of Mankind – the year the Great War came upon us all.
This is the story of the last of the Babylon stations. The year is 2259. The name of the place is Babylon 5."