Yangtze 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates75.47 : -43.928[e]
Spectral classG6V[1]

The Yangtze system was host to at least one habitable world, Yangtze V, and as of 3145 was located in the Tikonov Commonality of the Capellan Confederation.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Yangtze system was located near the Hamal and Alrescha systems.[2][3]

System History[edit]

The Yangtze system was settled during or shortly after the First Exodus from the region of ancient Terra known as China,[1] and Yangtze was a part of the Tikonov Grand Union prior to the formation of the Capellan Confederation in the first half of the twenty-fourth century.[4][5]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Yangtze V[edit]

Orbital view
Orbital view
System position Fifth[1]
Jump point
Seven days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 1.1[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 27°C[1]
Surface water 80%[1]
Highest native life Fish[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Ruler Silvio Irion, Governor (3130)[1][43]
Genaro Salituro, Legate (3130)[1][43]
Population 288,000,000 (3130)[1][43]

Yangtze V - more commonly known simply as Yangtze - is the fifth planet in the Yangtze system.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

Looking to unlock the potential agricultural wealth on Yangtze, the Capellan Confederation invited the Terran Hegemony to jointly administer Yangtze during the Star League era. Hegemony engineers constructed thousands of dams and dikes on the two continents, looking to control the massive floods; this successfully converted both continents into prime agricultural land and encouraged a massive expansion in the planetary population, which rose in number by an order of magnitude compared to its pre–Star League levels.[1]

Succession Wars[edit]

First Succession War[edit]

In 2784 Capellan "civic relief forces" arrived on Yangtze and the nearby world of Tikonov, effectively annexing both planets.[44]

Second Succession War[edit]

During the Second Succession War the flood controls on the Sung continent were sabotaged by a group of rogue mercenaries. The result was mass devastation and the deaths of a large percentage of the population. The Han continent continued to be productive despite the loss of output from Sung, and Yangtze remained a major agricultural world for the Confederation.[1]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

The Armed Forces of the Federated Suns conquered Yangtze in a relatively bloodless campaign during the Fourth Succession War and held the planet for several decades until it was finally recaptured by the Capellan Confederation Armed Forces during the FedCom Civil War.[1]


Yangtze was attacked and conquered by the Word of Blake in September 3069, which resulted in it being incorporated into the Word of Blake Protectorate.[35] In an attempt to control the population, the Blakists disabled the flood controls on Han.[1] Yangtze was subsequently liberated in early 3077 by forces from the Federated Suns front of Operation SCOUR. Field Marshal Katheryn Sandoval-Ito led the campaign personally, at the head of Group I, and brought all three Fox-class WarShips assigned to the task force to ensure the prosecution of the campaign against the dug-in defenders.[37] The decision to deploy all three WarShips was doubtless driven by the information obtained at great cost by the Battle Corps Legion in February 3077 about the defenses on Yangtze; the Legion was a part of the mobile command tasked directly by the allied coalition command group under General Belle Lee, and had been ordered to perform reconnaissance on Yangtze ahead of the Federated Suns task force attack. The Battle Corps Legion was evidently under heavy attack within minutes of landing, losing a company of troops in the first half hour of the mission before the remaining elements of the Legion's Alpha Battalion went to ground, ordering the surviving DropShips to lift off immediately.[45] The intelligence obtained by those surviving transport vessels was used by Sandoval-Ito to plan her campaign against Yangtze.[37] Group I used the information gathered by the Battle Corps survivors recovered from Yangtze to outflank the Blakist defenders on the ground, while targeting the most strongly defended areas with orbital strikes to eliminate the greatest pockets of resistance.[37]

Dark Age[edit]

The Republic of the Sphere attempted to repair the damage done to the flood control systems on both continents, beginning with repairing the least-damaged dikes and dams. By 3130 the Republic had managed to correct enough damage to restore agricultural production on the planet to approximately a quarter of its peak levels.[1] Between 3110 and 3130 DiNapoli Industries founded a number of manufacturing divisions on Yantgtze, primarily producing light equipment and items to support heavy manufacturing by DiNapoli on other worlds. Following the takeover of DiNapoli Industries by Jacob Bannson in 3132, large scale lay-offs off DiNapoli employees on Yangtze began as Bannson moved to close the divisions, despite widespread union protests.[46]

Planetary Rulers[edit]


Military Deployment[edit]




- At this time, the unit was at 95% of full strength with an "A" equipment rating.


Yangtze's two small continents - which they named Han and Sung - were flat, covered in a thick layer of fertile soil and fed by seasonal flooding from the many slow-moving rivers on each continent they named the planet Yangtze after the floodplain of the same name on Terra. It wasn't until the era of the Star League that Yangtze truly prospered, however; fear of the wide-scale inland flooding caused the settlers to build small villages and towns huddled on the rocky coasts of the two continents, rather than building inland.[1]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 76 systems (75 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Alrescha 10.6 Hamal 10.6 Alpha Eridani 11.7 Angol 13.4
Tigress 14.4 New Hessen 15.7 Bharat 16.7 Basalt 17.6
Kansu 17.6 Slocum 19.2 Nopah 21.0 Azha 23.0
Rio 25.0 Buchlau 25.5 Kawich 26.1 Algol 26.1
Tikonov 27.4 Conwy 27.5 Tybalt 27.6 Ruchbah 27.8
Mira 29.1 Mesartim 29.4 Hean 29.4 Demeter 30.3
Almach 30.9 Ningpo 31.1 Woodstock 32.1 Deneb Kaitos 32.8
Arboris 33.2 Halloran 33.2 Ankaa 34.6 Fletcher 35.2
New Florence 35.7 Ingress 36.1 Acamar 36.3 Mirach 37.4
New Rhodes 38.9 Poznan 39.5 Genoa 39.7 Algot 40.2
Sheratan 41.3 Caselton 41.6 Pleione 43.1 Bex 43.3
Addicks 43.4 Small World 43.9 New Aragon 44.7 Ronel 46.0
Tianamon 46.1 Ozawa 47.6 Cynthiana 48.0 Schedar 48.1
Sonnia 48.1 Chesterton 48.4 Gan Singh 49.2 Menkar 50.5
Hunan 52.2 Towne 52.3 Errai 52.7 Tedibyhr 53.0
Shensi 53.2 Nanking 53.3 Terra Firma 54.0 Epsilon Indi 54.3
Aldebaran 54.6 Jonathan 55.2 Foochow 55.2 Helen 56.9
Valexa 57.5 St. Andre 57.6 Edwards 57.8 Northwind 58.3
Lockdale 58.3 Zurich 58.6 Ulan Batar 59.5 Galatia 60.1


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