The Moon is Earth's only large natural satellite. Owing to its prominence in the night sky, the Moon has long been associated with the horror genre.
It has also been the site of a territorial dispute: Thelonius was instated as Governor of the Moon in 1969, following the landing of the Apollo astronauts, and was tasked with protecting America's claim to the lunar surface.* However, this went against East Tiberia's claim to own all of space, and the Glorious Leader stepped in to assert his dominion over the satellite. Through Gauntly's moderation, the two leaders agreed to an open-door policy, permitting international exploration of the Moon as well as shared use of its resources.