The New Paris System was colonized in 2077, prior to the Avalon colony's founding in the Vega System. However, Avalon's proximity to Earth made it a more attractive colony. For a century, it remained an unremarkable system of the Earth Federation.
The digital gate project changed that; with sudden instanteous transport between Earth, Avalon, and New Paris, it became a major throughfare for military and commercial traffic. WIth the destruction of Earth in 2198 by another Bug asteroid, Avalon became the new capital. After the 1st Civil War, the system became a cheaper alternative than the capital planet for the growing number of bureaucrats who served the Federation. It remains today one large suburban star system.