Finders & Keepers
The weather on Athens is known to rapidly change and the wind blows constantly. However, the climate is relatively mild which enables certain crops to do well here. Aside from crops, marble is also quarried and shipped off-world.
“Ownership” of the world changed hands several times during the course of the war.
Finally, running low on manpower and weary of ground battles on this otherwise minor rock, the Alliance took to bombing the world’s major cities to drive out the Browncoats. Except for the piles of dead civilians and heaps more hurt and homeless that lost everything, the strategy worked.
Recently, the Alliance opened up the bombed out cities for legal salvage operations. Licenses for these operations can be obtained from United Reclamation or (more slowly) from the Alliance. Then again, these cities are so chaotic that it’s not so hard for the unlicensed to sneak in and out.
The world’s farmers were more fortunate than the city dwellers. Those dwelling in rural areas found it easier to scratch by during the war. It’s taken time, but they’re slowly reconnecting their ties to the rest of the ‘Verse.
Athens has four moons, all terraformed and a lot nicer to live on than the planet they circle. Folk on the moons live by farming and ranching.