Second Caliphate

The War destroyed the (First) Caliphate. The loose alliance of middle eastern states had formed to protect their oil fields while the other powers fought over resources. It was not long before they turned on the Caliphate, utterly destroying them, removing any ability to rule their people.

After centuries, of living under the thumb of the other world powers, a contingent of scientists and religious factions in what used to be Iran petitioned the UCS government for permission to colonize out in the far reaches of the known galaxy.