Panama was the seventh nation to join the United Republics. On March 29th, 1997 Panama officially joined into the United Republics. Panama was a region conquered in the War of Amazonia, when the United Republics, Peru, and Brazil responded to Gran Colombia's claims on the region of Amazonia. Panama hosts the Panama Canal a key trade, and military point in the world. The United Republics made Panama, Panama Canal, and Central America important regions in the rebuilding process after the War of Amazonia. Panama's rebuilding effort was a quick effort thanks to Laraenga's rebuilding and rehabilitation plans for the Gran Colombia region. United Republics Space Administration (URSA), is looking for available site to construct another Space Center and Panama is being considered because of its many suitable sites. Panama holds the only non-UR military base in the UR, having a Chan Santa Cruz garrison within the nation.