[3132] Named after the first capital of the former Terran country of Poland, Poznan was colonized by refugees
from Poland, Portugal, and Spain during the great exodus from Terra. This arid world is covered in jungles as
well as harsh deserts. The planet's seven continents offered a variety of environments for the early colonists. Two
of the continents, Boleslaw and Mieszko, were located in the northern hemisphere and were settled by the Poles
most because the continents resembled their former homeland. Boleslaw is larger and has more mountains.
Mieszko has more flatlands and rolling hills, and has the largest freshwater lake on the planet, Lake Lednica. Both
continents produce iron ore, petroleum, and various agricultural products.

By far the largest group of settlers colonizing Poznan were from Spain. They claimed the four largest continents,
located mostly in the equatorial zone, naming them Barcelona, Palma, Seville, and Zaragoza. On Barcelona, the
largest of the four, they set up the eventual planetary capital of New Madrid. Here they thrived and traded with
their neighbors in the north and south. The refugees from Portugal settled on the island continent of Galicia.
Galicia was rich in minerals, precious metals, and titanium ore.
During the next two centuries, Poznan flourished, but not without strife. A civil war was fought between the Poles
and Spaniards over Palma. The war was ugly and brutal. The Spaniards won, and a planetary government was
formed. Shortly after that war, they were offered membership into the Duchy of Liao in 2320. Over the next three
hundred years, Poznan's population increased tenfold, with many of Chinese descent immigrating and pushing the
Spaniards into the minority, and they were treated as such.

When Davion forces captured Poznan during the Fourth Succession War, they helped relieve the oppression
caused by the Chinese population. When the Confederation regained control, the people were wary of their
future. The Chancellor decreed that nothing would change, and left the current leadership in place. This act did
more to win the hearts of the people than anything else. This was apparent when Devlin Stone laid claim to
Poznan; it has continued to harbor dissidents and malcontents.

Poznan was originally part of the Capellan Confederation until the creation of The Republic.  Poznan became part
of Prefecture V under the control of The Republic.  After the fall of the HPG Network Fortress Republic was
created and many of the worlds under its control were set free.
[3135] Poznan was released from the control of The Republic.

After being released from The Republic, Poznan fell back under the influence of the Capellan Confederation.
*Information supplied is non-cannon **End of information that is non-cannon
Inner Sphere Planets
Star Type: G6III
Position in System: 4 (of 5)
Number of Moons: None
Days to Jump Point: 9
Surface Water: 65%
Atm. Pressure: Standard (Breathable)
Surface Gravity: 1.2
Equatorial Temp: 45° C
Highest Native Life: Reptiles
Population: 1,895,746,000
Capital: New Madrid
Governor: Fernando Cruz
Planetary Legate: Hsu-Chu Yang
Continents: Barcelona,  Boleslaw,
Galicia, Mieszko, Palma, Seville,
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