A Firefly World
Gadsonia is a fairly average terraformed world. It is a bit on the dry side, and a bit hotter than average at most elevations, but still pretty darn normal. Normal plants did not take over here. Only ones that seemed to thrive are the xerophyte (desert plants) and scrubby pines at higher altitudes.
Cotton farming and copper mining are the two most important industries on the planet. Both suffered heavily during The War. In fact, most people on Gadsonia, especially the Sino population (which makes up a solid 30% of the population), supported the Alliance before, during, and after The War.
Eventually the wealth it is generating will bring "modern comforts" to Gadsonia. However, it is awfully far out towards the Rim. So the cost of bringing more than a handful of "civilized things" out this far is fairly steep.
It should be noted that it is not too far from Nob if you cut across a very, very empty rift area. Most people don’t like to do it, just in case something, untold happens.
Shorthands for this world: Desert and Purple Coats.