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The Day When Mars Declares Independence

It would have been a bold Englishman to say as the criminals were being ‘transported’ by the boatload to Australia that one day that puny colony, that wild untamed land that was so tough on Her inhabitants, would declare independence from the Crown and well… Ok I’ll admit, they basically haven’t done anything since, but my point is that when we colonise Mars and set our first bases there few will be able to imagine a future where Mars declares independence from Mother Earth. Where will She get her supplies? How will they ever train enough judges to run a supreme court? All the questions we’ve seen answered a hundred times over as the once mighty European empires have receded. Continue reading