Poznan

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Poznan
Poznan nearby systems (3151)
Poznan nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 62.546 : -81.213[e]
Spectral class G6III[1]
Planets 5[1]

Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)

Poznan
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 4[1]
Jump point
distance
9 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 1.2[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 45°C[1]
Surface water 65%[1]
Highest native life Reptiles[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Fernando Cruz, Governor (3130)[2][1]
Hsu-Chu Yang, Legate (3130)[2][1]
Capital New Madrid[1]
Population 1,895,746,000 (3130)[2][1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Poznan was colonised in the twenty-second century by a mix of refugees from Spain, Poland and Portugal on Terra, and named for the first capital city of Poland. The colonists settled in different regions of Poznan, with the Poles settling on the northern continents of Boleslaw and Mieszko because of the resemblance both continents had to their homeland, whilst the Portuguese colonists settled on the island continent of Galicia. The most numerous contingent of settlers, those from Spain, settled across four equatorial continents, Barcelona, Palma, Seville and Zaragoza, establishing the settlement that would become the planetary capital, New Madrid, on Barcelona, Poznan's largest continent. The Spanish in particular thrived, trading with both of the other ethnic groups.[1]

Poznan flourished over the next two centuries, but life on the planet wasn't entirely smooth; in the early twenty-fourth century the Polish and Spanish populations fought an ugly, brutal civil war over control of the continent of Palma, a war that the Spaniards won, and which led to the formation of a planetary government. In 2320, a few years after the end of the civil war, Poznan was offered membership of the Duchy of Liao.[1]

Age of War[edit]

Poznan's population expanded dramatically after joining the Duchy of Liao; by the early twenty-seventh century the population was ten times what it had been in 2320, and the greater part of the population growth came from the immigration of settlers of Chinese descent, leaving the Spanish into a minority - and a minority that was treated very much as a minority, creating discontent among the Spanish population.[1]

During the era of the Tikonov Grand Union or the Age of War Poznan was affiliated with the Sixth Tikonov Lancers, a regiment within the Tikonov Lancers brigade who earned the nickname of the "Jolly Poznan Lancers".[42]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Poznan was captured by the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns during the Fourth Succession War, and the Davion forces helped to relieve the oppression caused by the Chinese population.[1]

FedCom Civil War[edit]

The Confederation annexed Poznan during the FedCom Civil War, leaving the population nervous and uncertain about their future. Chancellor Sun-Tzu Liao decreed that nothing would change in how Poznan was governed, and this act more than any other won the hearts of the population.[1]

The Jihad[edit]

Poznan was incorporated into the Word of Blake Protectorate during the Jihad, but the Capellan Confederation launched a campaign to recapture the world in 3077. By the 18th of August Poznan was a Capellan possession once more, thanks to the efforst of Warrior House Dai Da Chi[43], but the population had suffered as a result of the nuclear and chemical weapons both the CCAF and Word of Blake forces had used against each other during the struggle for the world.[44]

The Dark Age[edit]

The incorporation of Poznan into the Republic of the Sphere by Devlin Stone led to discontent amongst the population, with malcontents and dissidents a regular feature of life on the planet throughout the duration of the Republic's existence.[1]

By April 3135, and even though several reforms, such as recognizing holidays and events that support the Asian heritage of so many Poznan residents had fallen, there were some senators proposing to join the Capellan Confederation.[45]

Despite that, the planetary militia fought against the Capellan Confederation Armed Forces when the CCAF moved to annex the world in the aftermath of the Fortress Republic announcements; reports of the fighting between the militia's Third Battalion and CCAF troops south-southwest of New Shanghai City in January 3136 were distributed as news by LinkNet as an example of the continuing struggles between remnant Republic Armed Forces units and the advancing Capellan forces throughout Prefectures V and VI.[46]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3130[edit]

  • Planetary Governor Fernando Cruz[1]
  • Planetary Legate Hsu-Chu Yang [1]

Geography[edit]

Poznan has seven continents; the largest of these is Barcelona, which is one of four continents located on the equator, the others being Palma, Seville and Zaragoza. The continents of Boleslaw and Mieszko lie in the northern hemisphere, whilst the seventh continent, Galicia, is an island continent. Galicia is rich in minerals - particularly titanium ore - and precious metals. Boleslaw and Mieszko are cooler than the equatorial continents; the larger of the two, Boleslaw, is also the more mountainous, while Mieszko has more rolling hills and flatlands. Despite the slight differences in terrain, both have large reserves of iron ore and petroleum as well as arable land. The largest freshwater lake on the planet, Lake Lednica, is located on Miescko.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • New Madrid: the planetary capital city, located on Barcelona.[1]
  • New Shanghai City: a city on Poznan.[46]

Military Deployment[edit]

3025[edit]

3028[edit]

3079[edit]

- At this point in time House Dai Da Chi is operating at 60% of full strength, with 100% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

3136[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 76 systems (74 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
New Aragon 9.9 Halloran 11.2 Pleione 11.2 Algol 13.6
Shensi 14.3 Buchlau 14.5 Ningpo 16.7 Hunan 17.1
Conwy 18.1 St. Andre 19.7 Gan Singh 21.0 Kansu 22.1
Algot 23.3 Styk 26.1 Slocum 29.3 Tsitsang 29.3
Menkar 30.2 Cynthiana 31.0 Azha 31.0 Foochow 31.0
Demeter 31.2 Genoa 31.8 New Hessen 32.3 Shipka 34.3
Arboris 35.5 Manennaia 35.8 Tianamon 36.2 Hamal 37.8
Wei 38.0 Bhaktapur 38.2 Sichuan 38.3 Alrescha 38.7
Yangtze 39.5 Bharat 39.7 Jonathan 39.8 Aldebaran 41.3
Foot Fall 43.0 Almach 43.0 Zaurak 43.3 New Macao 43.8
Second Try 44.6 Palos 45.1 Zurich 46.1 Snailzar 46.2
Bex 46.4 Zion 47.3 Nopah 47.9 Woodstock 48.1
Mesartim 48.3 Acamar 48.5 New Athens 48.8 Angol 49.4
Menkib 49.5 Nanking 49.5 Mira 50.2 Bell 50.5
Alpha Eridani 51.0 Valexa 51.6 Mandate 51.9 Basalt 52.3
Kawich 52.4 Tigress 53.1 Ashkum 53.2 Highspire 53.5
Achilles 53.9 Chesterton 54.0 New Canton 54.9 Tikonov 56.1
Suzano 57.1 Matsu 57.2 Yunnah 57.9 Ruchbah 58.6
Saiph 59.4 Fletcher 59.8 Sakhalin 60.5 Kyrkbacken 60.6

References[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 111, "Poznan World Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Dark Age: Republic of the Sphere, p. 12 "Prefecture V"
  3. Handbook: House Davion, p. 18, "Federated Suns at their Founding - [2317] Map"
  4. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding - [2366]"
  5. Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"
  6. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War [2571]"
  7. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
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  14. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
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  16. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Third Succesion War - [2864] Map"
  17. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. vii, "Capellan Confederation Map - [3025]"
  18. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
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  20. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succesion War - [3030] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  23. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040]"
  24. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  25. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  26. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  27. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  28. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  29. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  30. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  31. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  32. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  33. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  34. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  35. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  36. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  37. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii , "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  38. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  39. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  40. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  41. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  42. Field Report: Capellan Confederation 2765, p. 15, "Tikonov Lancers"
  43. Field Report: CCAF, p. 9
  44. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 57, "The Jihad in Review"
  45. Dark Age: 3135 PDA Journals, p.167 "05 April 3135"
  46. 46.0 46.1 46.2 Dark Age: LinkNet Articles (3136), p. 11, "Battlefield Report -- Poznan"
  47. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 105 - "Unit Deployment Table"
  48. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 15, "Poznan"
  49. Field Report: CCAF, p. 9, "Warrior House Regimental Status"

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