Cooperative Themes Venerable Stakeholders. RP idea (feel free to dismiss): The ultrarich stakeholders are now over 200 years old, a sizable portion of the wealth of the entire inner solar system flowing through their dried skeletal hands. The worst sort of oligarchies form around them as their experience, business and political savvy, wealth, and sheer evil predatory capitalist tendencies conspire to make them some of the most influential power brokers of humanity. Increased cooperation with nations and international bodies. Stakeholders were not impressed with the fiasco that was the 'belt wars' and nuclear exchange on earth. While foreign aggression could not be tolerated, the escalation of the crisis is considered a huge failure by the shareholders and investors and both the executive and many members of the board have been replaced with those embracing a vision of collaboration and normalized trade with nations and competitive factions. Using the Neuquen treaty as a basis, the Cooperative will be an active member in United Nations Security Council diplomacy and trade, advocating for stability and open markets, the regulation of violence and the promotion of commerce, while working to centralize political and economic power within its own sphere of influence when it can. Role in the Eden Initiative: The Cooperative will take a major role in the Eden Project, investing significantly in the appropriate technologies and projects to maintain Earth as a viable habitat Cooperative Security Arrangements: The Cooperative will enter into cooperative security and trade arrangements with Atlas Mars on that planet, working in conjunction with that faction to help secure both surface assets and trade to and from the planet. The Cooperative will enter into cooperative security and trade arrangement with Atlas Belt, working with them to patrol our lanes and providing protection to their ships with the expectation that they will do the same for us. For both arrangements, in particular we feel we can protect their trade fleets away from mars and the belt (ie- when trading with Earth market) while they can provide more regionally focused protection. Security Focus on the Earth-Luna-Mars-Belt: Attacks by foreign powers will be met through a combination of diplomatic efforts at the United Nations Security Council (which does seem to still have some strong teeth despite my RL expectations to the contrary), legal and financial attacks on assets and trade access, and finally security blockade/embargo of their shipping if warranted. Based on the events of the last century we will do what we can to avoid escalation. In the face of piracy we will use our sizable military to directly patrol our routes and escort our trade ships. Point Allocation: Planetary Defense (0) - Our military is already significant. While we will maintain and modernize, we will not be expanding it significantly. Planetary forces will transition to a purely defensive posture. Interplanetary Warfare (0) - Our military is already significant. We will continue to invest in its maintenance and modernization but will not be expanding it significantly. Its role will transition to trade escort primarily. Environmental Engineering (3) - We will support the Eden initiative proposed by the Europeans. This investment also represents our efforts to coordinate within the United Nations and wider diplomatic effort. Space Colonization (2) - Our analysts have strategized a plan that focuses on developing our existing colonies. Specifically 1) Luna will serve as a near-earth support station (focusing on ship-building industries and non-earth R&D, and probably developing local titanium industries as well as importing from mars and the belt) since new plasma engines have effectively turned Luna earth-accessible in a way that orbital stations were in the past. 2) Mars will be developed and expanded with significant subsurface colonies and extensive agricultural production to support our growing population there and to potentially export to other Mars and off-earth powers. Finally, 3) the belt will be expanded with our colony focused on supporting the recovery of asteroids with appropriate resources (water, minerals) to support the development of both our belt colony and as well as those on Mars (water) and Luna (water and mineral?). Our belt colony(s) will focus on development of larger asteroids on the far side of the system than where the militant and piracy-prone Ceres are focused- after all the belt is twice as far from one side to the other as it is from the sun. Mercury, Venus, and everything beyond the belt will be ignored for now- we do not want to stretch our logistics and security apparatuses too much. Resource Development (1) - We will develop slow, high-efficiency, drone-like remote "tugs" powered with the new plasma engines to recover appropriately resource-rich asteroids (water, metals, etc) from the inner belt as well as beyond the inner systems in areas such as saturn's rings or the Atens, Apollos, Amors, and Trojan asteroid systems. Finally, we will expand recovery of titanium and associated alloy resources (magnesium, manganese, ferrite etc) from Luna to support ship-building there. Mars will focus on developing subterranean agriculture and therefore resource development will focus on maturing the regolith to soil locally and on energy capture (solar and/or nuclear?) for redirect to our greenhouses.