In 1989, Gaea was captured by the Eteno Imperial Triumvirate during the War on Gaea, an effort to prevent the assimilation of humanity into the Buyuk Empire. After these events, numerous religious schisms occurred where debates arose as to humanity's status in the universe.
While the majority of humans merged themselves in with galactic culture, numerous micronations of human occupation exist. However, in just one hundred and fifty years, humanity's population exploded upon being introduced to new technology. Still not the most numerous of species, humanity continues to struggle for recognition.