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New Aragon
Associated MERC-NET Contracts:

     FS-SC-02-01      FS-PA-02-03      FS-GW-06-01      FS-DC-08-01

Region: Federated Suns
Ambassador: James Spencer
X:70.16 Y:-88.93
Planetary Capital: Argos
Primary Climate: Subtropical
Approximate Population: 2.349 Billion People
Days to Jump Point:5 days
Planet Details:

New Aragon was colonized as part of a land scam during the twenty-third century. The planet was cast as a world with "fertile ground and abundant water" to lure buyers, when in fact most of New Aragon's two continents of Glastonbury and Dreymon were predominately swamps. To make matters worse, the land was infested with insect-like creatures carrying more diseases than could be counted.

In spite of this, the colonists drained the swamplands, leaving what proved to be dynamically fertile land that was able to sustain a large farming population. Additionally, the native amphibian life became a delicacy that was soon exported as gourmet items. In addition, New Aragon became a leading center for medical research. The capital of Argos, located on the continent of Glastonbury, is home to the New Aragon Institute of Epidermiology - a leading Inner Sphere medical research facility.

Of course, New Aragon has also seen its share of military action. When Davion forces, lead by Marshal Peter Davion captured New Aragon in 2930, the people rebelled against their new masters. It was not until 3013, with Hanse Davion as Military Governor, that the AFFS restored order; Prince Hanse earned his nickname "The Fox" whilst on New Aragon. The world's people have been staunch supporters of House Davion ever since.

Technological Development:

World of moderate advancement; average educational systems and medical care; microelectronics can not be manufactured.

Industrial Level:

Moderately industrialized; may produce a limited number/quantity of specific complex products.

Raw Material Dependence:

World/system produces all the raw materials needed and occasionally exports a small surplus.

Industrial Output:

World has a moderate industrial base that produces a few different categories of products, exporting some of the output.

Agricultural Development:

World has and environment producing most foods, but relies on some imports for food not capable of being grown.