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Earth in 2514

Earth was the human homeworld and the center of all human activities in colonized space in addition to being the most populated planet.


Main article: History of Earth and the colonies

Earth had a long history of conflict, disasters and pollution starting from the Industrial Revolution and continuing on up until the current day. By the time the events of Dead Space occur, all of the Earth's non-renewable resources had already been spent. Soon, the dwindling resources of the new colonies became insufficient to supply Earth with the resources that its population needed to survive, triggered the Resource Wars, where numerous factions and resource conglomerates battled for dominance of Earth and all of the colonies.

The Resource Wars came to an end when the process of planet cracking was developed. The Concordance Extraction Corporation fueled mankind's immeasurable thirst for resources. Earth itself was later divided into numerous semi-independent nation-states called Sectors, which were subservient to the greater Earth Government. Earth was the location of the Black Marker. Its existence was revealed to the world at large by Michael Altman in 2215, the founder of Unitology.[1][2]


Location of the Kara Sea Hostage Crisis

Main article: Bering Sea conflict

Earth was the location of uncountable conflicts since the dawn of the human era.

A genealogy report on Jane Gauthier made specific mention of the American Civil War and World War II. Also referenced an international incident known as the Kara Sea Hostage Crisis which resulted from an American freighter illegally entering the Kara Sea. This crisis propelled the United States into the Second Battle of the Bering Sea.[3]

Environmental Collapse[]

Present view of Manhattan

Main article: Global Warming Epidemic

The "Global Warming Epidemic" was an era of significant climatological imbalance caused primarily by human activity. During this era, numerous cities such as Venice and New York City were flooded and destroyed by rising ocean levels. Inland cities were also adversely affected when billions of climate refugees settled there, increasing pollution and furthering environmental destruction. The warmer oceans also allowed larger, more powerful storms to form the infamous "Trinity Hurricanes", powerful and destructive storms, which submerged the Mississippi delta and the surrounding regions under the Gulf of Mexico.[3][4]

Civil War[]

The Sovereign Colonies

Main article: Secession War

The precise duration of the conflict is not clear, but the Colonies were hanging on by a thread by 2311, suffering from dwindling resources and public support for the war effort. In a bid to regain the upper hand, the Sovereign Colonies launched a covert Galactic Expedition to Tau Volantis. The Expedition became the death knell of the Colonies. The discoveries forced the Council to invoke Scenario Five across Sovereign space, purging all material and personnel while burying what couldn't be destroyed. The extent of the purges nullified the ability of the Colonies to wage war, leading to a Secessionist victory in short order. The Secessionists seized power in the vacuum lift by the Colonies, establishing the Earth Government Colonial Alliance, a centralized government with Earth at the core. The widespread scuttling of SCAF ships as part of the purges led to the perception that the Colonies were implementing a scorched earth policy, unwilling to turn their assets over to the victorious Secessionists.

Resource Depletion[]

The final well on Earth is depleted

Main article: Resource Wars

These collections of wars were fought over the nearly exhausted resources of Earth and the dwindling resources of her colonies. The conflicts began to subside with the invention of Planet Cracking and ended by 2508.

Mars Unrest[]

The Red Planet

Main article: Mars independence riots

The Mars independence riots were a series of violent struggles initiated in Mars's capital city, Mars Capita by independence movements calling for Mars to secede from EarthGov.

Civil Unrest[]

The Circle

Main article: Unitologist Uprising

In the aftermath of the Titan Station incident in 2511, EarthGov experienced significant turmoil within its infrastructure. In the following three years, the efforts of the followers of Unitology to weaken EarthGov's military and favor among the public doubled.

The Circle, a Unitologist group led by Jacob Danik, played a significant part in a more extreme insurrectionist campaign (and to an extent, crusade) against EarthGov for experimenting on the Markers. The Circle caused multiple colonies to 'go dark', presumably overrun by Necromorphs after successful Circle terror attacks breached Marker Shroud facilities. The ending cutscene of Awakened depicts Earth as not being able to respond to repeated hails by Isaac and Carver. Their inability to hail Earth could be the work of the Circle seizing and destroying any communications equipment in order to hamper any coherent human resistance to the approaching Brethren Moons.


Brethren Moons Invasion[]

"The Earth draws near. Even now we can feel it. Teeming with life. Teeming with Markers."
—The Brethren Moons.

The Brethren Moons invading Earth.

In 2514, after Isaac Clarke and John Carver destroyed the Tau Volantis moon, a large number of Brethren Moons arrived at Earth in order to necromorphize the human race and trigger a Convergence Event in order to continue their cycle of extinction. No authority on Earth or its moon were apparently capable of answering the Terra Nova’s hails as it entered the system, although this event could perhaps just be another hallucination.[5]

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Known Locations[]



  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Antarctica

Europe Countries[]

North America Countries[]

  • Canada
  • United States of America
  • Mexico
  • Cuba
  • Greenland

Asian Countries[]

  • Russia
  • Japan
  • North Korea
  • South Korea
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • Philippines
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Indonesia
  • Vietnam
  • Laos
  • Thailand
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Turkey
  • Malaysia
  • Pakistan
  • Iran
  • Kazakhstan


  • United States Sector
  • Central American Sector
  • South American Sector
  • Scandinavian Sector
  • Pan-European Sector
  • African Sector
  • North Asian Sector
  • Southeast Asian Sector

Known Inhabitants[]


  • An advertisement of a toy series called E.A.F (Extinct Animal Friends) on Titan Station states there are no more bees, dolphins, hippos, bears, chimpanzees, eagles, giraffes, elephants, wolves nor penguins on Earth
  • If Earl Serrano's theory is true, then Earth is the last surviving planet in the galaxy.


  1. Dead Space
  2. No Known Survivors
  3. 3.0 3.1 No Known Survivors: Misplaced Affection; CECL-RC Genealogy Report
  4. No Known Survivors: Thirteen; PAT Travel Axis
  5. Dead Space 3: Awakened
  6. Dead Space: Martyr