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Ukrainia Novya was the second planet in the Dagem star system, located in Federation space in the Alpha or the Beta Quadrant. It had two moons and was a class M world. It was formerly the site of an Orion colony and later became the site of a Federation colony.

The planet was originally occupied by Orions, but they later abandoned the world during the Romulan scare following the massacre at Farx on reference stardate 0/1402.21. They never resettled.

Much later, in stardate 1/8107, a sizable fleet of colony ships arrived from Terra and established a large agricultural colony on the planet. The vast majority of the colonists were Russian and Eastern European in origin, particularly from the vicinity of Ukraine, and their heritage was reflected in the architecture, music, popular culture, and spoken languages of the colony. Ukrainia Novya, or "New Ukraine", became one of the biggest and most successful Human settlements on the outer edge of Federation space.

In the late 23rd century, Ukrainia Novya was said to be a trans-frontier pipeline. A large, although unspecified, quantity of its produce found its way into the Triangle, the space where the Federation, the Romulan Star Empire, and the Klingon Empire converged. There was some speculation this produce ended up in either Klingon or Romulan hands, though without any evidence. In addition, some objects of Klingon origin (though not weapons) found in the Federation were traced back to this colony. However, if such trade was in fact the work of independent traders, then there was little that Starfleet could do to halt it.

The planet was dominated by the Korda family, who ran the colony in an Orion-like fashion. The proud and tight-lipped family denied that Ukrainia Novya was involved in any shady deals, and strongly resisted efforts to pry into their private affairs.

It had a technological/sociopolitical index of 999884-74 and a planetary trade profile of AABECDE/B(C).

It had a warm temperate climate, a terrestrial atmosphere and a 26-hour day. It had a total surface area of 642,424,250 square kilometers, with 36% land mass, a total land area of 231,272,730 square kilometers. About 47% of its makeup was normal metals, 23% was radioactive elements, 8% was gemstones, and it had trace amounts of special minerals and industrial crystals. (FASA RPG module: The Orions: Book of Common Knowledge)

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