Gen is the fourth planet from the sun in the Terra system, United Empire of Earth (UEE), and the second most populous. Terraforming on Gen was completed roughly a century after Terra (Terra III) was settled. Many military and administrative bodies from the UEE established headquarters on Gen, taking advantage of the system's seven jump points and the planet's proximity to Terra. Gen's population is thus largely made up of government workers. Representatives of Gen have made multiple bids for Senatorial representation, but no attempt has yet succeeded.