First Contact 2051
Dark Globe tells the story of humankind’s entry into an alien Galactic society in the early 22nd century. First contact with an alien race was made in 2061 and it opened unimaginable doors for human kind. An alien race called the Corradin shared a wealth of technological knowledge with Earth, including the technology needed for interstellar travel. But the meeting with such an alien culture as the Corradin had unexpected and far-reaching consequences. Earth was plunged into a state of upheaval, and Earth’s many cultures reacted with everything from open-mindedness to pure xenophobia. While an Earth government was in place, there were uncontrollable surges of resistance and several wars of independence broke out.
Despite these troubles, humankind has become part of a Galactic society. The massive cultural clash has had severe consequences for human civilization, and this is an ongoing phenomenon. A war of cultures started when the first Corradin expedition reached Earth, and it is still in full gear. Some national cultures on Earth still cling to their national identity through isolationism, while other cultures, especially religions, have taken up arms to fight Earth’s official government and their alien allies. The Earth Government recognizes what is at stake here, and hard measures have been taken into use to control this problem. The official Earth government realize that if the Corradin were to leave Earth, their main line of contact with galactic society would be gone, and Earth would stay behind as a backwater world.