Earth is a decent planet, filled with life of multiple fashions. There are two dominant species: Humans and insects. Humans have fought wars amongst themselves and with other animals - however, there are times of peace - during these times, humanity develops ways of improving the quality of life on Earth.
Insects are bothersome to humanity. Some of them infect humans with deadly diseases. Thus far, humans have slowly been destroying insects by chopping away their homes, pushing them further into nature and out of humanity's way.
There are many nations ('tribes') of humans on Earth. Some have developed differently. There are three main regions that are influencial on a global scale: North America ( USA ), Europe, and Asia. These are the three super states. The USA is the most powerful of the three, taking up 2% of the world's population but guzzling 25% of the world's resources.
The USA has no real origin. It began 200 years ago when a group of explorers reached a resource-rich land in search of gold. They thought it was the West Indies, but it turned out to be America.
Over 200 years, the US has become THE global superpower, after developing nuclear weapons technology and medical advancements beyond the norm. When the cold war began (the war against communism that had no battles), there were two supernations: The Soviet Union and the USA. Europe was crippled at this time, and simply molded itself with the US.
The cold war ended with Soviet collapse in the 1990s, leaving the US to be the worlds' superpower. It has since made medical advancements that have been problematic toward humanity's future. 200 years ago, people lived 40 years. Now people live more than double that. This causes an aging workforce and a collapsing Social Security system.
While Earth may be a beautiful planet, avoid it at all costs. Humans WILL dominate those who attack them, and ultimately rule the universe.
"Dude, I heard Earth has some good food!"
"Yeah, let's stop by there after we divide these last few neutrons..."
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