Mars is a completely terraformed and Earth-like planet. The first waves of colonists to Mars were the not so terribly poor on earth who at least had enough to sell everything and move. Charity helped move the poorest of the poor. Though the people of Mars have very humble beginnings, they have made Mars into a magnificent planet socially and economically. Martians get the job done through hard work and sacrifice. The Martian division of the TF armed forces is known for being the toughest of the tough. Mars and Earth are constantly in competition, with Earth as the symbol of tradition and the beginnings of humanity, and Mars as the "new way" and the realization of humanity's potential.