By the old earth reckoning the first to arrive on Terra Secundus were culled
from across our old home in about 500 AD these peoples of many races
and tongues were dropped either in mixed or pure groups across the planet
in what scientists of a later age refereed to as the great Alien Experiment.
Many new civilizations and religions fusion's and indeed new languages
arose. The next great arrival was during the years of the "Black Death" on
earth where whole villages disappeared but, not all the disappearances
were due to the sickness. This went on through the centuries as each new
time of crisis happened on old earth new arrivals would blend into the
populations of Terra Secundus. The last known arrival was a Soviet An-24
turboprop airliner that (landed?) in what is now the capital of FPPR in the
earth year 1964.......
.............end of part I............
Life on Terra Secundus
As many scientists later agreed, this planet was an experiment in the for
want of a better term "human condition". For here there was almost no
virile or bacteriological diseases. Indeed those that do exist are far less
debilitating and of far shorter duration then those of old earth, as if the
air and water here were deliberately purified with natural immunizing
agents.As a consequence of this the life span here is slightly longer than
on earth even today, not just for us humans but other earth life forms as
well. For example a life span of 25 years is not uncommon for a dog or
cat, this is ten years longer than their earth born counter parts.Many in
the scientific community believe this was engineered due to the smaller
population base that the aliens were working with. This natural
immunization cut infant mortality even in the early days to almost nothing
with a consequent rise in the population over night. This was all for the
good as the starting base was so small, and over the years as natural
disasters and wars took their toll.
This natural immunization had another unforeseen effect that we saw
in the Eugenics Wars conducted largely on the eastern continent of Europa.
There at the end of a 42 year long war science was perverted and many
mutations were created in the laboratories of the two rival power blocks.
These mutations soon proved to be uncontrollable and many were at
great cost destroyed but, others escaped to different remote areas on the
planet. These mutants now are known to occupy several islands in the
remote south seas and are left alone by mutual consent by the rest of the
planetary governments. This dark page in our history resulted in one of
the first planetary compacts on cloning and genetic manipulation forbidding
it's use in war or for profit. The New Kashmir Covenant has stood for the
last two centuries without any nation breaching it.
..........end part II............
Cultures of Terra Secundus
From the first known arrivals from what was then a Sub Roman Britain
and India, dropped side by side in the Sinpan region. To the last known
in the FPPR two centuries ago, the aliens seemed to delight in putting the
peoples of earth into mixtures that did not occur naturally. On of the most
strange of these was the populating of the Quazuzhang sub continent were
thousands supposedly lost from the Mongol Khans invasion of Japan
were rescued and held in stasis for centuries until African females from
earth could be obtained. The resulting Afro/Mongol/Korean culture was
added to by depositing Zulu's from the earth in E.Y. 1879, making for a
very proud war like people that because of their location turned into one
of Terra Secundus's earliest great sea and land powers. There are far too
many other cultures to list in this over view but, it is obvius to all earth
born that Terra Secundus is indeed unique.
...........end part III..............
Reunification Of Terra Secundus with Earth Humanity.
At the end of the Sol Campaign during the Kra'Vak war, a flotilla of UN
ships were in hot pursuit of a badly damaged Kra'Vak BDN.The pursuers
were shocked to see the damaged BDN suddenly set upon and destroyed
by waves of fighters and from missile and laser fire apparently coming from
satellites in high orbit over an uncharted planet, in a region of space
where no human should have been. The commander of the UN flotilla halted
and opened communications with these unknown fighter and other small
ships in the area. The language was both familiar and yet unintelligible to
all aboard the UN vessels. After several hours and much computer work
it was found that the "new people" spoke a language derived form several
old earth tongues with it's own evolution.After much trail and error it was
learned that scholars among these people had the old earth languages
Latin, Proto-German, Sanskrit, and Greek. Once this was determined
messages were sent via computer to the planet.The UN flotilla's coms
terminals were virtually flooded with messages of welcome and many other
well wishes and many questions. The commander of the flotilla sent a
priority message back to his headquarters requesting instructions and the
immediate dispatching of a diplomatic team
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