"Might makes right" was the planet's unofficial slogan.
The planet's was classified as Level Six , though many portions did not have acess to much technology.
By the 24th century the planet was an ecological nightmare. Acid storms, limited potable water, strip mining and deforestation were rampant. Naussicans were forced to either live in pressure domes over their cities or underground.
In 2371 the United Federation of Planets sent a humanitarian mission to the planet, led by Envoy Razzoti. The Lionheart, Berlin and Pasteur were part of the mission. The Berlin's commander, Captain Tyler Grant, was the senior Starfleet Officer on the mission. He used his ship's phasers to turn several large bodies of water into steam, which purified 17 percent of the planet's water sources. ("Meltdown")