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Jehun was settled in 590 as a resource colony for Rhinom (Deneb 0717). Cooler temperatures and more fertile soils made it a primary breadbasket for the more industrialised homeworld. But the preferrential treatment and low prices demanded by the cartels and government eventually alienated the colonists, who revolted in 1007 for home rule, but were crushed with the assistance of Imperial Marines. Rhinom craftily coopted many would be rebels through bribery and appointment to positions in the government. A strong garrison force prevented a relapse into violence. Nevertheless, Jehunians continued to prefer home rule, and Rhinom could not prevent the Representational Reforms, and independence was achieved in 1160.
Relations between the two worlds have turned bitter, as the nationalisation of Rhinomian industries angered many prominent members of its government and cartels. A low level trade war is currently in effect, though Regency laws and police forces limit this controversy to the official press and intensified commercial competition. Some willful sabotage has occured, usually carried out by private citizens not directly linked to either government, and in most cases acting upon their own perogative.