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Earth in 2514.

"The only planets we ever found in all of space are dead; Earth was a fluke."
Colin Barrow

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
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The polluted surface of the Earth.

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Earth's resources are depleted.

Earth was the location of the Black Marker, an artifact which landed on the planet approximately 65 million years ago, causing the mass extinction of the dinosaurs. The Black Marker's existence was revealed to the world at large by Michael Altman in 2215, the founder of Unitology.[1][2]

By the 23rd century, Earth was divided into numerous semi-independent nation-states called Sectors, which were subservient to a global Earth government. It was at this point that humanity fully turned to the stars to escape environmental collapse, political unrest, and the deprivations of a resource-starved Earth. Bold pioneers and wealthy corporations began to rapidly expand into space and a ruling body known as the Sovereign Colonies was established, encompassing Earth and its colonial territories.

However, space exploration did not provide a reprieve. Earth and its colonies were consuming resources faster than they could be mined, and soon, bloody interstellar conflicts known as the Resource Wars erupted over the remaining scraps, bringing the threat of extinction even closer. The Resource Wars came to an end only when the process of planet cracking was developed in the 2440s. The Concordance Extraction Corporation fueled mankind's immeasurable thirst for resources.[3]

Environmental Collapse[]

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An advertisement of a toy series called "Extinct Animal Friends" on Titan Station, showing the various Earth species that have gone extinct by the 26th century.

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.[4][5]

Secession War[]

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The Sovereign Colonies

Main article: Secession War

The precise duration of the Secession War is not clear, but the Sovereign 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 Sovereign Colonies, as the discoveries forced the Council to invoke Scenario Five across human 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 left by the Colonies, establishing the Earth Government Colonial Alliance, a centralized government with Earth at the core. In military circles, 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.

Mars Unrest[]

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The Red Planet

Main article: Mars independence riots

The Mars independence riots were a series of violent struggles initiated in Mars' capital city, Mars Capita, by independence movements calling for Mars to secede from EarthGov at some point in the 25th century.[6]

Civil Unrest[]

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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.
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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.[7]

Known Locations[]


  • Alberta Hubs
  • Quebec
  • New York City (Destroyed)
  • Washington, D.C.
  • North Carolina Hubs
  • Puerto Chicxulub
  • Scotland Hubs
  • Normandy Hubs
  • Turin Hubs
  • Venice (Destroyed)
  • Bavaria Hubs
  • Darfur Hubs
  • West Bengal Hubs
  • Busan Hubs
  • New South Wales Hubs


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

Europe Countries[]

  • Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Spain
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • Switzerland
  • Italy
  • Austria
  • Croatia
  • Poland
  • Lithuania
  • Latvia
  • Estonia
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Greece

North America Countries[]

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

Asian Countries[]

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

African Countries[]

  • Morocco
  • Algeria
  • Libya
  • Egypt
  • Nigeria
  • Sudan
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Zimbabwe
  • South Africa
  • Madagascar


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

Confirmed Natives[]


  • If Dr. Earl Serrano's theory is true, then Earth is the last surviving planet in the galaxy.


  1. Log:Unitology Article
  2. Dead Space 2: Chapter 4: Going to Church
  3. The World and History of Dead Space
  4. No Known Survivors: Misplaced Affection; CECL-RC Genealogy Report
  5. No Known Survivors: Thirteen; PAT Travel Axis
  6. Dead Space (Comics)
  7. Dead Space 3: Awakened