Deux-Sevres is a chilly world, with substantial icecaps locking away most of the planet's water at latitudes above about 60 degrees. Two small seas exist in the temperate belt around the equator. Landforms are subdued - most of the land surface is bare rocky plain, puncuated by the odd impact crater.
Humans have imported typical terrestrial fauna and flora for the climate. This amounts to tundra ecosystems graduating to a band of coniferous forest and finally some deciduous forest near the equator. The native microbes cause no ill effects for any imported life.
A secondary industry is logging and the manufacture of wood and paper products. The fast-growing pine forests which blanket much of the temperate zone provide a constant supply of this valuable commodity. The Sevres Forestry Commission operates this industry as a government monopoly.
With its harsh climate making agriculture difficult and expensive, Deux-Sevres is one of the relatively rare established worlds which imports significant quantities of food. This imported organic material, after recycling through the world's ecosystem, is eventually exported again in the form of wood or paper.
Curiously, Deux-Sevres' active democracy has produced a socialised state, with all essentials (health care, education, basic services such as power and waste removal, and even food and some entertainment) provided free. Non-essential goods and services must be purchased, and attract a 10% tax to pay for the essentials. A 0.5% import and export duty also raises considerable revenue from economic interaction with other worlds.
Visitors to Deux-Sevres will find that for the 10% tax on their hotel room they can eat all meals free of charge, though such meals are bland and monotonous. A more palatable restaurant meal will cost money, plus tax.
Apart from the socialised heavy taxation, laws on Deux-Sevres tend to be rather lax. Ownership of most weaponry is tolerated, though crimes of violence are dealt with severely.