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Trinity Universe: 2081
- Viktor Raskolnikovich Renko is born in a Russian zone of civil disorder.
- The Lunar Prospecting Charter is implemented, declaring that an explorer has first right of refusal for any newly-surveyed terrain.
- Dora Klimdt writes Der Weikende Staat ("The Withering State"), based loosely on the theories of Karl Marx. Klimdt agrees with Marx's theory that, absent the presence of the state, the populace will become a happy, peaceful commune. She thinks the details are overly optimistic, and details a set of rules and events that would enact this withering of government over the course of 150 years.