The following is a list of important events leading up to the beginning of the novel, Mirov.
The Rubarian Timeline: An introduction to the Timeline of the Rubarian Age
The ability to perform artificial atmospheric transformation (making atmospheres suitable for humans) was discovered.
Atmospheric transformation was begun successfully on Mars.
Mars colonization by humans commenced in earnest, leading to eventually millions of people living on Mars. Mars has been inhabited for over a century.
In a new and unparalleled space race, the first deep-space cruisers initiated exploring the farther reaches of the solar system with increasingly larger crews.
China developed the first deep-space station, allowing city-sized populations to colonize space as opposed to the smaller cruisers.
Other nations soon followed suit, and dozens of deep space stations scattered across the universe.
The Space Cruiser Charlemagne suffered an attack by an alien vessel without provocation. 8000+ lives were lost.
The attacking aliens were named the Rubary (roo-bar-e), taken from the surname of the astronomer who was able to track them to their home planet successfully.
The world united in an uproar. The Emirates Accords were signed, merging all space exploration, discovery, colonization, and defense into one global entity: the creation of Unidom.
Unidom created a complete defensive and intelligence apparatus (the DOI) that crossed all boundaries and maintained its own unique sovereignty. The space stations and Mars were placed under Unidom jurisdiction.
Space exploration via cruisers and space stations began to boom in the hunt for extraterrestrial life.
Mars and the stations have now been around long enough to have multiple generations born aboard them. Many human beings have never been to Earth.
Mars colonization boomed as resources became more attainable with improved living conditions. Mining Mars' natural resources became the next major economic boom.
Mars and the space stations demand more and more self-governance and reduced oversight from Unidom. Small insurrections and rebellions rise and fall across the entire system.
Growing unrest fueled by conspiracy theory, social media, and here-say has begun to create small pockets of distrust of Unidom, space colonization, and alien exploration.
The Unidom Towers were erected in Houston, a unifying symbol of universal order and control.