For my games I needed to create an interesting universe for them. But, as I wanted to make a universe that has a more realistic, believable "feel" to it, I also wanted to make it unique and not necessarily an allegory or a oft overdone plot line. So, I spent some time trying to put together a timeline for mankind's ascent in to the stars replete with corporate interests, government bureaucracy, and wide-eyed idealists. And naturally, everything's a big mess. Out of this chaos, comes my "World Union" universe.

The grand arc of this story is one of earth creating colonies among the stars only to become eventually marginalized in galactic politics and the colonies themselves dividing into 2 separate - and not always friendly - camps.