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.[1][2] 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.[3] By the 23rd century, the Directorate is also responsible for the cataloging and licensing of star systems to various corporations or corporate entities.[4]

At some point the ED sold Halcyon to the Halcyon Holdings Corporation.

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  1. Abandoned Outpost terminal entries#FROM: J. Bartell
  2. Loading screen hints: "The Earth Directorate was formed after The Great War to arbitrate international (and inter-corporate) disputes."
  3. Abandoned Outpost terminal entries#FROM: C. Eldridge
  4. Loading screen hints: "The Earth Directorate catalogs habitable star systems and sells exploitation rights and nominal control of them to the highest bidders."
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