The Earth Directorate was the planet-wide government of Earth that was formed after the Great War to regulate trade and arbitrate international, interstellar, and inter-corporate disputes. Between the Great War of the mid-21st century and the invention of the skip drive, theorists had disputed the power of the skip drive, but rather attributed the Earth Directorate's rise to power as being a pre-War entity, dominating the corporations, having been weakened by the costs of the Great War, with the drive giving them extra power over them. By the 23rd century, the Directorate is also responsible for the cataloging and licensing of star systems to various corporations or corporate entities.
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- Abandoned Outpost terminal entries#FROM: J. Bartell
- Loading screen hints: "The Earth Directorate was formed after The Great War to arbitrate international (and inter-corporate) disputes."
- Abandoned Outpost terminal entries#FROM: C. Eldridge
- Loading screen hints: "The Earth Directorate catalogs habitable star systems and sells exploitation rights and nominal control of them to the highest bidders."