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In spite of being conquered several times by various aliens, by the 31st century [[:Category:Human|humans]] are again the dominant life form on '''Earth'''. Earth's government is a planet-wide Democracy that is clearly modeled after (if not directly decended from) America's government of today. Even the flag, [[Old Freebie]], is similar to the American flag. The government is largely run by clones, though in 3000 earth elected [[Richard Nixon's Head]] President of Earth.  
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|name=Earth
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|image=[[File:Earth.jpg|225px]]
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|image text=The Earth and [[Moon|its moon]] as seen from space
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|location=[[Sol System]], [[Milky Way|Milky Way Galaxy]]
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|member of=[[DOOP]]
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|star=[[Sol]]
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|ruler=[[Richard Nixon's head]]
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|first appear={{e|1ACV01}}
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|wikipedia=Earth
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'''Earth''' is a life-supporting planet in the [[Sol System]] in the [[Milky Way|Milky Way Galaxy]], and home [[List of planets|planet]] of [[humans]], many animals and plants as well as [[robot]]s. Despite being conquered several times by various aliens, by the [[31st century]], humans are again the dominant life form on the planet. [[Earth government|Earth's government]] is a planet-wide democracy that is clearly modeled after (if not directly descended from) [[United States of America|America]]'s government of today. Even the flag, [[Old Freebie]], is similar to the American flag.
  
Earth is also a member of the [[Democratic Order of Planets (DOOP)]], which has it's headquarters on Earth as well (in New New Jersey, actually).
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In [[3013]], [[Mom]] said that there were 40 billion hungry people on Earth.{{er|7ACV22}} In [[3005]], the planet's population was 985,947,635.{{disputed canon}}<sup>[[The Time Bender Trilogy: Part 1|[US#017]]]</sup>
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The government is largely run by clones, though in [[3000]], the people of Earth elected [[Richard Nixon's head|Richard Nixon]] as [[President of Earth]]. Although frequently [[Invasions of Earth|invaded]] by [[alien]] forces, Earth seems to be a military power to be reckoned with. Much like American money, Earth [[currency]] depicts presidents. In terms of wealth, Mom is the richest person on the planet, [[Zapp Brannigan]] is responsible for protecting the world from various alien invasions as well as expanding Earth's territorial claims.
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== History ==
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[[File:Earth Flag.svg|left|200px|thumb|[[Old Freebie]]: The Earth flag.]]
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The Earth, along with the Sun (Sol) and the Moon, was created ca. [[Early history|4.5 billion years ago]]; 500 million years ago Earth's first lifeforms managed to crawl onto land. The first extinction on Earth occurred 65.5 million years ago when the [[Brain Spawn]] set out to eradicate all intelligent life on the planet, which led to the extinction of the planets' dinosaurs.{{er|6ACV07}} Eventually the [[Human]] race evolved and have since taken the role of Earth's predominant species; however Earth is home to numerous other sentient species from other planets. The proper terminology for someone from the Earth is 'Earthican'.
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On numerous occasions between the [[21st century|21st]] and [[31st century|31st]] centuries Earth's cities were continuously destroyed both by alien species and its own inhabitants. One of the most notable of these destructions was the [[First Destruction of New York City]] during the [[24th century]] which was caused by [[Bender]] during a time travelling crime spree which caused him to retaliate against the Swedish Air Force. The destruction he caused marked the beginning for the [[Second Middle Ages]], and popularized the term ''"getting twenty-fourth century"'' which is used as slang to denote archaic methods. However, by the 31st century, it can be assumed that all of the cities have been rebuilt and the planet's level of technological innovation is considered to be highly advanced. The planet has been united in a process mostly inspired by the show's most often depicted country, the [[United States of America]]. It should be noted that although Earth has been united into one single nation certain institutions, organizations, and government ideologies still exist (hence the United States of America existing despite Earth achieving a {{w|New World Order (conspiracy theory)|New World Order}}). Dozens, if not hundreds, of other planets and minor planets (including [[Mars]], [[Neptune]] and [[Pluto]]) have been colonized. Owing to that, human population by the year [[3011]] is unknown.
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In [[3004]], Earth was moved further from the Sun causing a normal year to become 372 days long. Later in [[3007]], the planet was stolen by the [[Alien Scammers]], who renamed it ''New Scammadonia''. A few days later, however, a fleet comprised of displaced Earthicans and other victims of the Scammers managed to reclaim Earth. The planet briefly stopped rotating in August of [[3010]], as a result of the [[Thubanian]] [[Thubanian Invasion of Earth|invasion]]. [[Amy Wong]] managed to fix the problem by "bringing back" the planet's rotational energy from [[Thuban 9]].
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== Technology ==
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[[File:Sport utility robot.png|left|thumb|Early robotics in the [[30th century]]]] Earth has become one of the most important places in the entire universe by the 31st century, it is recognized by most space faring civilizations as a huge glowing Utopian (debatably) planet which is at the height of its existence. Humanity has made major technological advancements during this time period creating a highly diverse and technologically superior society. Many aspects of science and research primarily concerning robotics, physics, biology, and cryogenics (with many, many others) have evolved to become commonplace among even the poorest of its individuals. Due to this highly advanced society and its relatively normal existence in the 31st century certain technologies have become obsolete (such as the wheel), while others (such as [[Hovercar|hovercars]]) have become prominent staples of everyday life. Sentient [[robots]] possibly have a higher population than humans themselves and space travel has excelled significantly, journeys to other galaxies take but a few hours because spaceships can move faster than the traditional [[speed of light]]. Many people who lived in the [[20th century|20th]] and [[21st century]] are preserved in [[Head Jars|jars]] albeit only their heads, this technology was invented by [[Ron Popeil]]. Almost everything electrical is a robot with feelings, from intergalactic spaceships to toasters.
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== Life forms ==
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Many [[List of alien species|species of aliens]] have migrated to Earth and live in peace with the life forms already on Earth, the [[Decapodians]] specifically came to Earth in the [[23rd century]]. By the [[31st century]], [[anchovies]] and [[cows]] have gone extinct. Mutants have since developed in the [[NNY Sewers|sewers]] especially in New New York.
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Earth gets invaded by aliens multiple times a week. However, almost all attempts to take over the planet have been unsuccessful.
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== Locations of Interest ==
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[[File:Clinton Monument.jpg|200px|thumb|Monuments at Washington D.C.]]
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=== Countries ===
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{{chars-begin}}
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*[[Atlanta]]{{er|2ACV12}}
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*[[Australia]]{{er|3ACV05}}
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*Barbados{{er|4ACV13}}
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*Belarus{{er|7ACV03}}
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*Belgium{{er|4ACV13}}
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*Brazil{{er|4ACV13}}
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*[[Canada]]{{er|4ACV13}}
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*Chile{{er|4ACV13}}
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*[[Cyberia]]{{er|4ACV13}}
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*[[Devil's Island]]{{er|4ACV13}}
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*[[Egypt]]{{er|1ACV01}}
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*[[France]]{{er|1ACV01}}
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*[[Germany]]{{er|7ACV08}}
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*[[Italy]]{{er|1ACV01}}
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*Jamaica{{er|4ACV13}}
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*[[Japan]]{{er|4ACV08}}
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*Kardashistan{{er|7ACV03}}
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*[[Kenya]]{{er|7ACV03}}
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*[[Lo'ihi Island|Lo'ihi]]{{er|6ACV02}}
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*[[Mexico]]{{er|6ACV06}}
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*[[Nation of Joe]]{{er|4ACV13}}
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*Netherlands{{er|4ACV08}}
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*[[Norway]]{{er|2ACV08}}
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*Old Zealand{{er|7ACV03}}
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*Panem{{er|7ACV03}}
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*[[Peru]]{{er|6ACV23}}
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*[[Republic of French Stereotypes]]{{er|4ACV13}}
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*Republic of Yesterday{{er|7ACV03}}
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*R'lyeh{{er|7ACV03}}
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*[[Robo-Hungary|Robo-Hungarian Empire]]{{er|2ACV18}}
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*[[Robonia]]{{er|4ACV13}} {{small|(made-up)}}
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*Skyrim{{er|7ACV03}}
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*South Korea{{er|4ACV13}}
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*Spain{{er|BBS}}
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*[[Sweden]]{{er|4ACV04}}
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*Tomorrowland{{er|7ACV03}}
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*Tri-State Area{{er|7ACV03}}
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*[[United Kingdom]]{{er|4ACV04}}
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*[[United States of America]]{{er|1ACV01}}
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*Waterworld{{er|7ACV03}}
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== Satellites ==
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[[File:The Moon.jpg|200px|thumb|[[The Moon]], Earth's main satellite]]
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*[[The Moon]] - First landed on in [[1969]], the landing site was lost for centuries until [[Philip J. Fry|Fry]] and [[Turanga Leela|Leela]] rediscovered it.
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*[[Hubble Telescope]] - Destroyed by Fry during a [[First Omicronian Invasion of Earth|space battle]] in [[1ACV12]]
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*[[Intergalactic Stock Exchange]]
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*[[Orbiting Meadows|Orbiting Meadows National Cemetery]]
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*[[Wozniak Nerd Academy]]
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== Additional Info ==
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=== Trivia ===
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*In scientific terminology (as well as the planet-naming conventions used within the show), Earth could also be called Sol 3 (or Sol III).
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**Mars and Earth may have switched positions in [[3012]],{{er|7ACV02}} making Earth Sol 4 (or Sol IV).
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*In "[[That Darn Katz!]]", the Earth's rotation was changed from counter-clockwise to clockwise. However, it appears that this has been fixed since then.
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*As of "[[Crimes of the Hot]]", the Earth's year is 372 days.
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=== Appearances ===
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*[[Episode Listing|All episodes]] except for "[[Where the Buggalo Roam]]"
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*[[Comic Listing|All comics]]
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[[Category:Planets]]

Latest revision as of 02:11, 12 September 2017

Earth
Earth.jpg
The Earth and its moon as seen from space
LocationSol System, Milky Way Galaxy
StarSol
Ruled byRichard Nixon's head
Member ofDOOP
First appearance"Space Pilot 3000" (1ACV01)
Episode
Wikipedia has information unrelated to Futurama

Earth is a life-supporting planet in the Sol System in the Milky Way Galaxy, and home planet of humans, many animals and plants as well as robots. Despite being conquered several times by various aliens, by the 31st century, humans are again the dominant life form on the planet. Earth's government is a planet-wide democracy that is clearly modeled after (if not directly descended from) America's government of today. Even the flag, Old Freebie, is similar to the American flag.

In 3013, Mom said that there were 40 billion hungry people on Earth.[7ACV22] In 3005, the planet's population was 985,947,635.Disputed canon[US#017]

The government is largely run by clones, though in 3000, the people of Earth elected Richard Nixon as President of Earth. Although frequently invaded by alien forces, Earth seems to be a military power to be reckoned with. Much like American money, Earth currency depicts presidents. In terms of wealth, Mom is the richest person on the planet, Zapp Brannigan is responsible for protecting the world from various alien invasions as well as expanding Earth's territorial claims.

History

Old Freebie: The Earth flag.

The Earth, along with the Sun (Sol) and the Moon, was created ca. 4.5 billion years ago; 500 million years ago Earth's first lifeforms managed to crawl onto land. The first extinction on Earth occurred 65.5 million years ago when the Brain Spawn set out to eradicate all intelligent life on the planet, which led to the extinction of the planets' dinosaurs.[6ACV07] Eventually the Human race evolved and have since taken the role of Earth's predominant species; however Earth is home to numerous other sentient species from other planets. The proper terminology for someone from the Earth is 'Earthican'.

On numerous occasions between the 21st and 31st centuries Earth's cities were continuously destroyed both by alien species and its own inhabitants. One of the most notable of these destructions was the First Destruction of New York City during the 24th century which was caused by Bender during a time travelling crime spree which caused him to retaliate against the Swedish Air Force. The destruction he caused marked the beginning for the Second Middle Ages, and popularized the term "getting twenty-fourth century" which is used as slang to denote archaic methods. However, by the 31st century, it can be assumed that all of the cities have been rebuilt and the planet's level of technological innovation is considered to be highly advanced. The planet has been united in a process mostly inspired by the show's most often depicted country, the United States of America. It should be noted that although Earth has been united into one single nation certain institutions, organizations, and government ideologies still exist (hence the United States of America existing despite Earth achieving a New World Order). Dozens, if not hundreds, of other planets and minor planets (including Mars, Neptune and Pluto) have been colonized. Owing to that, human population by the year 3011 is unknown.

In 3004, Earth was moved further from the Sun causing a normal year to become 372 days long. Later in 3007, the planet was stolen by the Alien Scammers, who renamed it New Scammadonia. A few days later, however, a fleet comprised of displaced Earthicans and other victims of the Scammers managed to reclaim Earth. The planet briefly stopped rotating in August of 3010, as a result of the Thubanian invasion. Amy Wong managed to fix the problem by "bringing back" the planet's rotational energy from Thuban 9.

Technology

Early robotics in the 30th century
Earth has become one of the most important places in the entire universe by the 31st century, it is recognized by most space faring civilizations as a huge glowing Utopian (debatably) planet which is at the height of its existence. Humanity has made major technological advancements during this time period creating a highly diverse and technologically superior society. Many aspects of science and research primarily concerning robotics, physics, biology, and cryogenics (with many, many others) have evolved to become commonplace among even the poorest of its individuals. Due to this highly advanced society and its relatively normal existence in the 31st century certain technologies have become obsolete (such as the wheel), while others (such as hovercars) have become prominent staples of everyday life. Sentient robots possibly have a higher population than humans themselves and space travel has excelled significantly, journeys to other galaxies take but a few hours because spaceships can move faster than the traditional speed of light. Many people who lived in the 20th and 21st century are preserved in jars albeit only their heads, this technology was invented by Ron Popeil. Almost everything electrical is a robot with feelings, from intergalactic spaceships to toasters.

Life forms

Many species of aliens have migrated to Earth and live in peace with the life forms already on Earth, the Decapodians specifically came to Earth in the 23rd century. By the 31st century, anchovies and cows have gone extinct. Mutants have since developed in the sewers especially in New New York.

Earth gets invaded by aliens multiple times a week. However, almost all attempts to take over the planet have been unsuccessful.

Locations of Interest

Monuments at Washington D.C.

Countries

(In alphabetic order)

Satellites

The Moon, Earth's main satellite

Additional Info

Trivia

  • In scientific terminology (as well as the planet-naming conventions used within the show), Earth could also be called Sol 3 (or Sol III).
    • Mars and Earth may have switched positions in 3012,[7ACV02] making Earth Sol 4 (or Sol IV).
  • In "That Darn Katz!", the Earth's rotation was changed from counter-clockwise to clockwise. However, it appears that this has been fixed since then.
  • As of "Crimes of the Hot", the Earth's year is 372 days.

Appearances