Foundation of an Autonomous Colony
The Foundation of an Autonomous Colony on another cosmic body is one of the most challenging aims for humanity. Though it requires enormous efforts the expansion of mankind is worthwhile enough.
Bringing down Phobos helps to make Mars safe for the long term.
Basic habitats, supplies and equipment for a long term stay is deposited on Mars' surface. The equipment is technologically sufficient to allow the colonists to grow their own food, build new habitats etc.
In a small group of colonists a daily council of all members is held. In a growing community some kind of representative democracy becomes necessary. See also: Democracy On Mars.