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A Civilised World

A Civilised World, also called a Developing World, is an Imperial planet whose development has been allowed to progress over the millennia "naturally", without any specific purpose to fulfill. These worlds are generally self-sufficient in terms of food-supply and have varying manufacturing, technological and industrial capabilities.

Civilised Worlds are split into geographical areas with widely varying levels of technological advancement and culture. Depending on the prevailing governments, these might be countries, states, power blocs or tribal homelands. It may be the case that higher levels of technology and wealth are concentrated around the original Human colonisation sites.

Other planets in this class might exhibit gross variations in culture due to environment, with areas weak in natural resources being similarly weak in terms of military power, economic muscle and so on. Some planets preserve a great divide due to ancient tribal taboos, religious notions or plain old-fashioned habit. A great many worlds of the Imperium of Man fit into this broad category, but no two are alike in the way they realise these developmental divides.

By the Imperial planetological classification guidelines, a Civilised World is one that has a population from 15 million all the way up to 10 billion people and pays moderately high Imperial tithes. It may have large, sprawling urban areas but none have yet reached the level of population density or self-sufficiency to be considered a true hive city.

Many Civilised Worlds may be equivalent in culture and population levels to Old Earth during the Age of Terra in the early 3rd Millennium. Pleasure Worlds, Mining Worlds and some Shrine Worlds can be sub-types of a Civilised World.

Notable Civilised Worlds

Planet Name Segmentum Sector Sub-Sector System Population
Adumbria Segmentum Ultima Unknown Damocles Gulf Adumbria System Unknown
Amistel Majoris Segmentum Obscurus Amistel Sector Unknown Unknown Unknown
Cyrene Unknown Korianis Sector Subsector Aurelia Cyrene System Dead (Exterminatus)
Espandor Segmentum Ultima Ultramar Unknown Unknown Unknown
Gudrun Segmentum Obscurus Scarus Sector Helican Subsector Gudrun System Unknown
Jouran Unknown Unknown Unknown Jouran System Unknown
Korsk II Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Kronus Segmentum Ultima Lithesh Sector Unknown Unknown Unknown
Luxor Segmentum Obscurus Gothic Sector Bhein Morr Subsector Unknown Unknown
Luna Segmentum Solar Sol Sector Unknown Sol System Unknown
Periremunda Segmentum Ultima Unknown Unknown Periremunda System Unknown
Perlia Segmentum Ultima Unknown Unknown Perlia System Unknown
Quadravidia Segmentum Ultima Unknown Damocles Gulf Quadravidia System Unknown
Rhanda Segmentum Solar Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Sixty-Three-Ninteen Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Tallarn Segmentum Tempestus Unknown Unknown Tallarn System Unknown


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  • Codex: Ultramarines, pg. 15
  • Dark Heresy Core Rulebook (RPG), pg. 250
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  • Cain's Last Stand (Novel) by Sandy Mitchell
  • Death or Glory (Novel) by Sandy Mitchell
  • The Greater Good (Novel) by Sandy Mitchell
  • The Traitor's Hand (Novel) by Sandy Mitchell
  • Duty Calls (Novel) by Sandy Mitchell
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade (PC Game)
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