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United Earth
Average Male Height:
173 cm (5 ft. 8 in.) to 198 cm (6 ft. 6 in.)
Average Male Weight:
63.5 kg (140 lb.) to 104.3 kg (230 lb.)
Average Female Height:
165 cm (5 ft. 5 in.) to 183 cm (6 ft. 0 in.)
Average Female Weight:
45.4 kg (100 lb.) to 81.6 kg (180 lb.)
Minimum Academy Age:
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Mariposan Prime Minister in 2365.

The Mariposans were a group of humans who inhabited the Mariposa colony in the Ficus sector. They founded their colony in the mid-22nd century, after their colony ship, the SS Mariposa, crash landed. Only five colonists (two females, three males) survived the crash-landing, but because they were technologically-savvy scientists, the Mariposans turned to cloning to perpetuate their culture.

The existence of the Mariposans was revealed to the Federation in 2365 by the nearby Bringloidi, a colony that had come from the same ship more than 200 years ago. The Bringloidi were in the midst of being evacuated due to harmful solar activity, and worried that the Mariposans faced the same fate. Though the planet and its colonists were safe from the solar flares, they had begun to suffer from replicative fading, and were facing extinction.

As a solution, Captain Jean-Luc Picard proposed merging the Mariposan population with the Bringloidi. Once it became clear that such a compromise might be the only hope for their survival, the Mariposan Prime Minister agreed, and the two colonies merged. Due to the amount of clones from the Mariposan population, successful merging of the two colonies meant that each woman, from both groups, had to have at least three children by three different men. (It also meant that monogamous marriages would not be possible for several generations.)

The two societies now live a merged existence on the planet Mariposa, taking on the new name of the "United Ficus Colony."