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The Confederacy of Borealis, (often abbreviated as CoB, and mainly called The Confederacy) is a political and economic alliance among nations in and around the Local Group centered on the Milky Way Galaxy. It's twenty-five major members have a combined influence area in 24 galaxies of 129,467,983,000 star systems. With the total number of stars in their territory being well over 500 billion. The Confederacy has an estimated population of over 3.4 sextillion individuals. The Confederacy of Borealis was born out of the collapse of the Lactean Confederacy as a way to make sure the nations of the Milky Way and, later, beyond the Milky Way would never be able to fight each other or collapse under internal pressures ever again.
The Confederacy of Borealis was established by the Treaty of Albedo in 21709 CE. It was proposed originally by The Diunity of Fornax as a way to create a more peaceful galaxy. At the time of it's creation, the galaxy had no central authority and thousands of nation-states constantly waged war against each other, creating a Confederation seemed to be the best path forward for the galaxy as a whole. It has since expanded to have influence in almost every galaxy orbiting the Milky Way and several galaxies outside of the local group that were empty and easily colonized.
The Confederacy of Borealis is the premier military power in the Local Universe. Combined, the nations making up the Confederacy are able to exert more force than any other polity. This large force takes up anywhere from one to five percent of GDP depending on the time period. The nation itself, however, while having a higher energy consumption thanks to this military, is not the largest or most populous nation, that title would go to the Commonwealth of United Economic Nations, a similar polity bordering the nation. Other nations it borders are the Neo-Terran Intergalactic Hegemony, Saka-Lowuks Entente, Lanoir Confederacy, Intergalactic Federation, and many others.
For the sake of unity and equal representation, no single planet is the capital of the Confederacy. Hathia is the executive capital, Earth is the congressional capital, D'Naevium is the bureaucratic capital (which is distinct from executive), Euclid as the judicial capital, Aeros as the military capital, Valhalla as the electoral capital, Anamnesis as the financial capital, and Hikari as the diplomatic capital. Most of these worlds also operate as regional capitals in their own right. The Confederacy can be described as capital worlds and their possessions allying with each other just as well as it can be described as anything else.
HIstorically, the Confederacy has been fairly heavy-handed when it comes to international affairs. Often resorting to the use of it's military as a means to project power rather than relying so much on diplomacy. Interventions in places such as the Large Magellanic Cloud and Lanoir Confederacy are a testament to this. Despite this, large numbers of nations have joined the Confederacy due to the large benefits joining has, chief among them being the radically increased quality of life compared to other nations.
- 1 Overview
- 2 History
- 2.1 Background
- 2.2 Unification
- 2.3 The Treaty of Albedo
- 2.4 Expansion
- 2.5 Neo-Pax Lactea
- 2.6 The War of the Ancients
- 2.7 Reconstruction
- 3 Member Nations
- 4 Political Structure
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Diplomatic Relationships
- 8 Ship Class
Confederacy of Borealis
|Hathia, Earth, Alphos, Thalia, Eithlinn, D'Naevium, Eydafrei, Jörmungandr|
|Confederation||Varies from nation to nation|
|923/1000||1.281 Nonillion C-Units|
Before the Confederacy of Borealis existed, the Milky Way has only been entirely united a handful times throughout it's history. The first known occurrence of this was the conquest of the galaxy by Sedrua, an outside force from the galaxy itself. There is evidence of mass-genocide taking place in the galaxy as what were likely rebels were swiftly put down, eventually clearing the galaxy of almost all sapient life.
As Sedrua declined, the next civilization to take its place as the controller of the entire galaxy was The Triumvirate Civilization. This nations was centered on the Ventemir Galaxy, but controlled the entire galaxy nonetheless. It fractured as it's three leaders started fighting each other due to a lack of distrust, eventually causing them to shatter into millions of fragments, leaving their automated craft running amok in the galaxy.
More recently, the Lactean Confederacy formed in 4001. This nation was created by Humans in an attempt to unite the galaxy under one banner. At the time they believed the galaxy to be mostly empty of other civilizations, so they expanded under the assumption that the galaxy was there's for the taking. The Lactean Confederacy eventually managed to control almost fifty percent of the whole galaxy, with only a fraction of a percent of it being actually inhabited, just as it's predecessors had. The War of the Decamillennial Transition soon broke out between the Lactean Confederacy and another nation with a similar goal, The Empyrean. These two nations, as well as most of the other fairly large nations within the galaxy, entered a bloody conflict lasting 600 years. The war would have continued were it not for the Split of the Lactean Confederacy.
The remaining nations were so damaged by the juggernaut that was the Lactean military that they were unable to expand into what was now a power vacuum. The vacuum was quickly replaced by thousands of small fragments called "Fiefs." These nations were almost exclusively monarchies, and almost all of which lost their status as "post-scarcity." Democracy was rare in the galaxy at this time. It was a period of chaos.
After one thousand years of this split, a new order formed. Out of the ashes formed truly massive kingdoms and dictatorships. An international currency was first introduced in the 20900's and it seemed the astro-political situation of the galaxy was finally stabilizing.
The idea of a mostly dictatorial galaxy with no representation for the people frustrated many. In particular it frustrated the inhabitants of Vanaheimr, one of the few democratic nations to emerge out of the Confederacy. In particular, one group called the Tenth Lactean Congress decided to act. They started as an international organization between Vanaheimr and the Aesir kingdoms boarding the nation. Vanahemir and the Aesir were given equal power for the sake of peace, but the organization itself longed for more than just peace in the Carina Nebula, it wanted peace in the whole galaxy.
Freyja Zhang was the most vocal about this expansion and she devised a plan to make sure it would occur. She requested funding to send what was essentially propaganda into a neighboring fief. The transmissions were pointing out to the people that their quality of life would be much better were they living under the influence of the Congress. These messages were intended to get the fief to become a constitutional monarchy or even entirely democratic.
In 20512, the ruler of the fief was violently overthrown by supporters of Vanaheimr and democracy. They turned their relatively primitive nation of several systems into a fully-functional democracy under the guide of Zhang. Both economic and military aid was sent into these systems. The nation was then admitted into the Tenth Lactean Congress as a new albeit minor, member. With the "conquest" of this nation finished, Vanaheimr and the Aesir grew more bold, sometimes forcing nations to join rather than using the typical methods.
In 20848, The Tenth Lactean Congress gained enough power to rally large numbers of soldiers, but also increase quality of life under all areas under it's influence. It established an economic system called a "Market Socialism" putting the shares of companies into the hands of workers rather than into the hands of the elite. The Tenth Lactean Congress gained such a "notorious" reputation that it was able to topple small nations by just sending ships to the edge of their territories, however, they were still very small compared to some of the largest fiefs in the galaxy.
This was until The Diunity of Fornax, the only proper great power left around the Milky Way, took a notice to the small confederation. The believed that this was the best things humans were able to produce and, for the sake of the galaxy, they would join the Tenth Lactean Congress, which would effectively give them full control over it. When they did join in 20109, the Tenth Lactean Congress went from minor nation to galactic power overnight.
Military units, resources, and all other aid the Diunity could give was afforded to the Congress, giving it the power it needed to start changing things on a galactic scale. The Tenth Lactean Congress continued it's expansion by inspiring quintillions of workers throughout the galaxy to take off their chains and rule themselves. Larger nations immediately took notice to this relatively new polity. In particular Cassiopeia Consortium, the nation controlling Earth at the time, took notice. They were already had a parliamentary system and were a social democracy, which was not quite as far left as the average Congress-influenced world but still gave the people a quality of life high enough for a revolution to be very risky. The leaders of Cassiopeia were worried that a revolution would happen anyways, and offered a treaty to the Congress which, in turn, offered this treaty to dozens of nations across the galaxy. The conditions to this treaty, called The Treaty of Albedo, would establish the modern confederacy as it was known.
The Treaty of Albedo
The Treaty of Albedo lists many points, most prominently it gives the Tenth Lactean Congress power over every member state, but only in enacting broad resolutions, meaning that it is up to member nations to interpret and enforce laws passed. This is so the Confederacy of Borealis does not become dominated by one species or becomes corrupt.
Another point is the creation of the United Federation of Star Systems, a nation meant to unite humanity under one banner. The nation was modeled after Cassiopeia Consortium in many ways, without the monarchy, of course. A parliament and approval-based voting system were put in place to ensure full democracy. After almost a year of debate, it was decided that people had the right to form corporations, so long as they were free of corruption. In Vanaheimr, the government would maintain it's current system. The federation, however, would become what was basically the Consortium as it was (which was the first blow against a united humanity under one banner).
The next point was the maintenance of the noble class. The reason for this was simple, if the Confederacy vowed to abolish the nobility as Vanaheimr had, nations such as The State of Tenshi or even Sagittarium would intervene and crush the new nation. This compounded with the fact that the Consortium's own nobility preferring to remain as nobility, forced the Congress' hand. If they wanted to unite the galaxy, they would need to make sure every noble kept their titles and possessions. To accomplish this goal, they would reorganize all willing nobility into holding companies, which would, in turn, own all of their direct possessions, giving some of the most powerful nobles hundreds of thousands of stars in their direct ownership. For many nobles, this was an improvement, being obscenely wealthy in a developed nation was far more attractive than being the king of what is not even a post-scarcity society.
In 21755, the Confederacy of Borealis emerged in it's modern form. That same year, the United Federation of Star Systems was established as what was essentially a continuation of Cassiopeia Consortium. Compared to other players on the galactic stage, the Confederacy was still a fairly small entity. It qualified as a Great Power, but still had control of less energy than many other nations.
With the establishment of the Confederacy, came a large number of nations willingly joining. The prospect of having a higher quality of life for nobles and commoners alike was a powerful draw for many in the galaxy. However, by the 22,000's, the anarchic period was drawing to a close. Small fiefs of only a handful of systems were becoming a thing of the past as they either coalesced into larger states or were absorbed into larger powers. The Confederacy of Borealis came to control a territory containing over one billion stars while having actual colonies occupying about 19 million, making it the third-largest polity in the galaxy. Even so, it was hardly an entity compared to the truly massive goliath that was Sagittarium.
The CoB initiated expansion programs, created incentives for people to colonize new stars, and began diplomatic campaigns with nearby nations such as Dotskgard and The Empyrean, but these were mostly fruitless. In the end, they were only barely keeping up with their neighbors expansion and the Diunity, believing it's work to be accomplished, toned down the amount of supplies to the Confederate Government. For the next ten thousand years, not much changed. The Confederacy continued to expand and the galaxy calmed down and became stable once again.
Shifting Galactic Landscape
By 30,000, there were five main spheres of influence in the galaxy: The ever-expanding Confederacy of Borealis, the mostly preoccupied State of Tenshi, the juggernaut that was Sagittarium, The still-struggling Empyrean, and the smallest of the bunch, Dotskgard. Most other nations were vassals of these nations or were too minor to be considered great powers of their own.
Sagittarium was quickly nearing the status of super-power, as they were the first nation to not only contact but also create a military base in the Andromeda and Occult Galaxies, some of the largest galaxies in the local universe. It was expanding into satellite galaxies long before the Confederacy could even think about doing so. The same could be said for Tenshi, it was doing well for itself expanding into the Ventemir Galaxy. These two nations mostly competed with each other while largely ignoring the CoB and the other great powers.
The death of Klein Vay, the brilliant leader of Sagittarium, caused this expansion to stop all at once. The nation heavily relied on his brilliant military strategy. For several decades they stayed without a Chancellor, until another leader finally managed to take his place, Felix Abedayo. This leader, while almost equally competent militarily, was far harder on the state-owned corporations responsible for Sagittarium's massive economy, causing economic decline. While doing little to inhibit Sagittarium's standing as political center of the Milky Way, it gave the Confederacy the chance it needed to become more influential economically. Outside investors were barred from investing into the Sagittarian market, causing many to go to the Confederacy instead. As expected, the economy of the Confederacy quickly grew to outshine the economy of the other powers in the galaxy.
Dotskgard would be the next major nation to join the Confederacy. The Dotsk wanted access to the advanced technologies available in the CoB and their large population would have a significant impact on the Tenth Lactean Congress. They sent diplomats to Hathia and asked for exclusive rights to every star within what is a little less than seven hundred light-years of their home world. This volume contained almost 2 million stars, however, it was almost entirely empty of colonies. What few people that lived their were allowed to keep their planets with all the other bodies in their systems now belonging to the Dotsk. Dotskgard joined on several other conditions as well. Anamnesis was to become the new financial capital of the Confederacy. This moon would replace the previous system of hundreds of localized stock-exchanges and departments with one centralized system. Since the Confederacy was going to create a more centralized system anyway, this proved to be perfect for both sides.
The Empyrean, slowly being relegated to the dustbin of history as internal strife ate away at what little influence it had the Milky Way, took one last attempt to remain unified. The parliament narrowly voted to join the Confederacy of Borealis. The nation had the populace and technology to be a major player, but it was still unable to recover from the war of the decamillennial transition, there was simply too much to do for the historically slowly expanding nation. When they were approved by the Tenth Lactean Congress in 36812, billions of companies invested large sums of money into rebuilding the Empyrean to access its large markets. However, the economy of the Confederacy did not expand instantly from this new member. In fact, a minor recession followed as the more advanced economy of the Confederacy was essentially bailing out the Empyreal one.
As time went on, the Confederacy's policy of "expansion at all costs for the sake of peace" proved to be an effective strategy. It overcame all other nations in the galaxy as the premier economy and military by 40,000 CE, putting it on the inter-galactic stage as the most powerful polity in the Milky Way. When the Commonwealth of United Economic Nations first contacted the Milky Way from Andromeda, the CoB was the first polity to be contacted, with others being contacted a bit later.
In fact, almost all external nations viewed the Confederacy as the main player in the Milky Way. The early Lewis Nations as well as many of the Occult nations viewed the Confederacy as the main player in the Local Universe, overshadowing the Commonwealth due to it's internal strife at the time. When the State of Tenshi joined (solely because it would be more profitable) in 41011 CE, the Confederacy had control over almost the entirety of the galaxy and it's surroundings, with only the core and a handful of galaxies remaining uninfluenced. However, the democratization of Sagittarium and subsequent joining in 41184 CE, gave the Confederacy total dominion of the Milky Way.
The Commonwealth's Eclipse
In 41276, the only other superpower in the Local Universe, the Commonwealth of United Economic Nations, collapsed in what was known as the Commonwealth's Eclipse. This period is analogous to the Split of the Lactean Confederacy, a period in which anarchy reigned in and around the Andromeda Galaxy. The Confederacy devised a plan known as, "Operation Raiaos," a plan named after a figure in Empyreal mythology, that would entail the addition of the Commonwealth into the Confederacy. The plan was very popular among the civilian populace, but was ultimately abandoned due to the shear cost and loss of life that would accompany the acquisition of the galaxy. The Confederacy, instead, gave weapons to groups or nations fighting for democracy in the hope that they would willingly join.
As the closest nation to the CUEN, the CoB saw a huge influx of refugees from the nation, most notably Zythyn refugees. Confederate embassies were flooded by individuals trying to leave the chaotic galaxy. These individuals were mostly admitted to the United Federation of Star Systems and the State of Tenshi simply due to their more efficient systems for admitting refugees.
Before the Eclipse, the Confederacy and Commonwealth were more or less equals. They occupied two of the largest galaxies in the Local Universe and spheres of influence fairly equal in size. The event changed the order of the Local Universe for many millennia afterwards. However, it was still a large blow to the nations close to the commonwealth. The sharp decline in trade required large numbers of companies and other organizations to entirely restructure their supply chains, hurting the economy of many places overall.
Starting in around 50,000 CE, the Neo-Pax Lactea began. A period of sustained growth, expansion, and prosperity for the nation. During this time, the Confederacy tried multiple times to expand into locales outside of the Local Group, almost all of which ended in failure. The distance was simply too great to create meaningful relations. A handful of exceptions did occur, most notably the success of integrating the Ambrosia Alliance of United Systems into the Confederacy.
This period saw many reforms to streamline the government and military designed to cut down on corruption. For the most part, the noble class was the target of these reforms. In most parts of the Confederacy where nobles still had power, restrictions on them grew to the point where they were nobles by title alone. Most affected by this was the Kaiser of the Consortium and the Spielman House, the group of nobles directly related to the Kaisers. Most people scorned the idea of even a symbolic monarchy and wanted it removed. By popular vote, titles such as "king," "kaiser," or "emperor" were officially banned. The head of both state and government needed to be an elected official. The remaining monarchical states were forced to reform themselves. The most popular loop-hole was to simply have members of the nobility nominate a "head," keeping the power in their hands while also satisfying the requirement for "elections."
Other reforms included the definition of sapience. Different nations had different definitions, making things such as rights difficult to define. In the end, it was determined that sapient programs, by nature, were not "truly alive." The reason for this resolution was the fear of another AI such as Beatrix being unleashed on the galaxy. This resolution was signed by every nation except for Sagittarium, the one nation with a significant population of androids. To this day, the vast majority of androids that are not registered as property reside in Sagittarium.
Lastly, the Intergalactic Council was formed by the CUEN and CoB with the goal of offering a forum for the nations of the universe to negotiate with each other for the sake of peace. Many nations joined it, but it's power was limited and was mostly just a forum with no way to enforce it's resolutions.
The War of the Ancients
The Neo-Pax Lactea came to a sudden end as the War of the Ancients began. The Confederacy set it's sights on a fertile galaxy called Puonay. Unknown to the Confederacy, it was already claimed by the Quintet Puontari Federation. The Federation met with Confederate diplomats and they withdrew from the galaxy in 87699. Due to special treatment the United Federation of Star Systems had due to various treaties, however, it was not required to leave when the Confederacy did. The Federation attempted to diplomatically convince the UFSS to leave, but these attempts failed. The UFSS explored large portions of the galaxy, seizing many artifacts that rightfully belonged to the QPF. The Confederacy could do little about this as what the UFSS was doing was not illegal under any treaty.
The Vault's Incident
The Vault's started as many other seizures of artifacts did. UFSS soldiers boarded a suspicious space station, named the Vault of Secrets with the intent of raiding and selling it's contents. The UFSS believed these artifacts to be from truly ancient civilizations, not the QPF. They did not believe them when they accurately claimed that they created these artifacts. Soon after boarding, they found that it housed hundreds of dangerous xeno-artifacts, as well as billions of personnel in hibernation. UFSS forces in the region observed the power-output of the Vault. After a brief call with the military commanders on Aeros, the troops were authorized to destroy the vault. Destroying artifacts after imaging them thoroughly was common practice in the CoB, so the soldiers just began the typical protocol of slowly imaging and destroying. Unbeknownst to the forces boarding the ship, the Vault sent loud automated transmissions to it's owners, the Quintet Puontari Federation, warning them of the intruders.
The Vault then began an automated defense protocol aimed at destroying these soldiers. Automated weapons were highly feared within the Confederacy, causing them to immediately request for not only reinforcements, but the destruction of the Vault without following imaging protocol. A high-ranking general approved the destruction of the Vault as consistent with the anti-AI directives of the CoB. Large numbers of drones and soldiers were sent into the Vault of Secrets, intent on destroying it at quickly as possible. Opportunists in the military noticed the value of some of these artifacts and had them loaded onto freighters and shipped elsewhere.
At this point the QPF activated several of the artifacts on board to slow the Confederate advance into the ship. These weapons proved effective and greatly slowed the advance. Eventually, soldiers of automated and biological nature went to one of the two Eternal Batteries. EMPs made short work of it, causing the Vault to enter a mode of instability. For several weeks, the Vault was unstable, as space time warped heavily. The QPF managed to evacuate some of the less cumbersome and valuable artifacts before hailing the Vault of Reason, a larger Vault designed for more storage. They had the courtesy to warn the CoB of it's destruction, however the Conferacy decided that it was a false warning. As forces continued advancing against it's defenses, the second Eternal Battery was disabled, and in only hours the Vault exploded with force equal to that of a massive supernova.
The QPF, knowing of the danger the Confederacy posed, released a super-weapon known as the Celestial Plague, a collection of sextillions of organisms and machines designed to lay waste to large areas in little time. Shortly thereafter, they activated a tactical artificial intelligence named POLIKY, one similar in purpose to the infamous Beatrix. Completely aghast at the usage of automated weapons, the Confederacy immediately had the entirety of it's military mobilize, every single para-military organization mobilize, and began talks with other nations in the attempt to convince them to join in the assault on the QPF.
Fear gripped the CoB as report after report of Federation victories came in. The Confederate assault turned into a defensive war within the decade as the advanced units of the QPF pushed into the Confederacy. Large numbers of individuals fled to the core of the Milky Way to flee the front as well as the Plague. Thousands of wormholes were shut down to quarantine areas of the galaxy effected, significantly increasing travel times for both QPF and Confederate forces.
The Magellanic Clouds were hit hard by the conflict. The Celestial Plague and QPF units caused great damage to them, in particular the Large Magellanic Cloud. The nations within scrambled to defend themselves, often without the support of the main confederate military. For over a century this assault continued until these units were re-positioned to attack the Ambrosia Galaxy to claim resources for it's usage. The brief respite prompted the State of Tenshi to use the time to refurbish powerful craft left behind from the Triumvirate Civilization. To this day, astro-archaeology is one of the most well-funded fields of research. Ancient artifacts were proven invaluable to the war-effort.
When these forces came back from Ambrosia, rich with rare and dangerous materials, the Confederacy soon began loosing territory on all fronts. More and more people fled to the center of the galaxy as the Confederacy's border retracted. Military leaders had no choice but to use the same methods the QPF did. They reactivated Beatrix in 88117 CE and they released specially breed Pestelentia Pestelentia individuals into areas controlled by the QPF. The P. Pestelentia, more commonly known as The Pestilence, is a naturally occurring species native to the Demantur Galaxy capable of spreading through space. These specially-breed individuals were created to quickly reproduce and to target military ships.
The Commonwealth and other members of the Intergalactic Council noticed the desperation of the Confederacy and a meeting was held. During this meeting, the Commonwealth, Drusidia, and Amme decided to aid the Confederacy. These three nations devised a plan to attack the QPF while it was occupied in the Milky Way. The Commonwealth in particular aided greatly in the war effort, developing an AI of their own, named Hindsight. Drusidia and Amme, working together, also created a super intelligence, one named Vignette. The only way to effectively fight in the war, it seemed, was to possess ludicrously powerful machines as mere individuals could not even begin to comprehend the scale at which things were happening.
Drusidia and Amme, however, were mostly occupied fighting nations surrounding them such as Mahou and Rune-Err, meaning that it was the Commonwealth that did the most to help the struggling Confederacy. Several of The Lewis Nations also became involved, however, their contributions were mostly in the form of loaning weapons and materials as they did not want the war to spill over into Herschel Space more than it already had.
The Battle of Cygnus-Orion
Main Article: The Battle of Cygnus-Orion
The Battle of Cygnus-Orion was the most important battle during the War of the Ancients. It took place around the last remaining Hyperlane leading from Thalia to Earth, meaning that if it were severed, Sagittarium and the rest of the Confederacy would be cut off from each other. The war would have been a decisive victory for the QPF if they split the Confederacy into two pieces.
As Quintet ships slowly made their way to the center of the hyperlane, the Confederate generals instantly knew what losing this lane would mean. The United Federation of Star systems had to abandon key systems, such as Thalsiedeln, for the sake of defending this link. They gathered every ship they had. The State of Tenshi, Sagittarium, the Diunity of Fornax, Dotskgard, Drusidia, and Amme all had ships participate in this battle. The commonwealth simply could not access the hyperlane and could only helplessly watch what could have been the end of the Confederacy. Every single Xeno Artifact found in the Ventemir Galaxy was also deployed, most of which were housed in museums or storage facilities due to their archaeological significance.
When the QPF ships made it to the lane in late 88613, the battle began. The whole galaxy held it's breath as the battle raged, both sides knowing of it's importance. After three incredibly close calls, the usage of the ERS Moon Signal was authorized. This artifact from an ancient civilization was capable of imbuing any number of space-craft with the conscience of a sapient being. However, being designed by a hive-mind organism, required several billion pilots. These pilots would ultimately have their conscience ripped from their physical bodies, killing them in the process. The pilots would then, collectively, pilot these crafts with as much skill as the artifact's creators. The issue was finding several billion individuals. In what would later become the most controversial decision of the war, three billion civilians in the vicinity of the battle were randomly selected, kidnapped, and ultimately killed by the Moon Signal.
With this new weapon, the Battle of Cygnus-Orion turned in the favor of the Confederacy. They had trillions of ships operate in perfect unity, capable of matching the expert movements of POLIKY. By the end of 88616, the QPF was pushed well over a lightyear away from the hyperlane and they withdrew their forces. The Moon Signal and it's pilots would remain in service protecting the hyperlane until the end of the war.
End of the War
As the war dragged on, the QPF slowly lost their gains in the Milky Way. Large numbers of resources went into the war and dozens of their most valuable Vaults were destroyed. They were entirely unable to touch the core of the Milky Way, Earth, or any other major capital. As the Confederacy gained momentum in it's retaking of the galaxy, the QPF soon began growing weary of the conflict. They were not fighting a war of survival, but a war of aggression, making it much more difficult to keep up morale.
The war ended in
Member nations of the Confederacy of Borealis agree to tribute a certain part of their government spending (normally ten percent) to the Confederate Government. A certain part of their materiel will also be tributed. These can be thought of as the "membership dues" for nations within the Confederacy. With these dues come a small delegation in sovereignty, however, this is accompanied with huge returns. Not only do states receive protection by the largest military in the local universe, they also receive the economic boon that accompanies free travel, access to technologies developed by member states, representation in the Tenth Lactean Congress, and access to the galaxy-spanning travel networks such as the Translactean Hyperlane Network.
Through hundreds of treaties, the Confederacy grew from the four founding nations to over twenty-seven, with several more pending acceptance into the Confederacy or have partial membership. There are a handful of nations that are associated states to the Confederacy, the largest of which being the Saka-Lowuks Entente, the nation controlling the Ventemir Galaxy. Associate states have lower dues, but also have less privileges and half the representation.
The United Federation of Star Systems
|Flag||Type||Capital World||Founding Species||Notes|
|3.008||Earth||Humans||This nation was created at the same time as the Confederacy was as per the treaty of Albedo. It is one of the most influential of the member-states.|
The United Federation of Star Systems is the largest member-state of the Confederacy of Borealis. The nation has territory extending over 100 billion stars, with over three billion fully colonized. Of these three billion, large numbers are large stars with high energy output, allowing for them to achieve Kardashev III status. The nation, were it alone, would qualify as a superpower in it's own right. The nation is a federal republic itself made up of hundreds of states. The Federation is the economic and political center of the Confederacy and has assumed a sort of role as "leader" of the Confederacy.
The nation was originally founded with the intention of uniting all humans under one banner. This goal, however, proved to be impossible, as even a fairly similar nation of humans, Vanaheimr, declined to join. As soon as this became clear, the goal shifted to creating an equal and free nation for all those willing to participate. The nation formed out of what was once Cassiopeia Consortium, a nation formed during the Split. The monarchical nature of the Consortium carried over into the modern nation, with various noble houses still operating in the nation to this day. There is technically a monarch, but they and their relatives are regarded the same way as the other noble houses. Nobles have no extra rights and what titles remain are entirely aesthetic.
The nation has not just one but two Confederate Capitals within it, Earth and Aeros (the legislative and military capitals of the CoB respectively). This is partly due to convenience and partly due to the large population it had compared to it's neighbors. Originally, it had three capitals within it's borders. Strom was the original diplomatic capital, before it was moved to Hikari to appease the State of Tenshi.
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|3.001||Thalia||Humans, Thalians||This nation has the highest energy output of any in the galaxy, but they export a great deal of it, lowering the Kardashev score.|
Sagittarium is the second largest member state of the Confederacy of Borealis. This nation has territory extending over 44 billion stars, with 811 million fully colonized systems under it's control. The nation gathers most of it's energy from the Sagittarius A* black hole in the center of the galaxy. Sagittarium is a democratic republic home to some of the loosest artificial intelligence laws in the galaxy, causing a decent portion of the population (almost one percent) to be entirely artificial.
Sagittarium was originally a semi-fascist state created during the Split of the Lactean Confederacy out of fragments of the Lactean Military. In the early history of the confederacy, it was by far the most powerful nation in the galaxy. Were it not for the untimely death of it's original leader, it would have become the first modern superpower in the local universe. It's status as the most powerful nation, unlike it's economy and prestige, never went away. In fact, to this day it has the largest military of any member-state in the Confederacy. A somewhat friendly rivalry exists between Sagittarium and the Federation to develop the best military technology, an echo of the War of the Ancients when both nations were fighting for their existence.
Currently, Sagittarium is constructing a Birch Planet around Sagittarius A* called the The Agorae. This station was originally constructed almost 80 thousand years ago, however, funding was often diverted from the project to other things, making progress very slow. In recent years, however, the amount of resources being put towards the project was increased eight-fold, solely because the newest Sagittarian President was too patriotic to let the Commonwealth be the only nation with large Birch Planets. Construction is expected to be complete by 102900 if the plan is followed to completion, which is unlikely.
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|2.981||Alphos||The Ravis, Œvas||The Empyrean is one of the oldest continuing polities in the Local Universe at almost 200 thousand years old.|
The Empyrean is the third largest nation that is a part of the Confederacy. The word "Empyrean" means "heaven, in particular the highest part of heaven." The nation is named such due to the belief system of it's inhabitants, called Fuukanism. Practitioners of the religion believe that the Empyrean, as a nation, is the "leakage of heaven into this world," hence the name. The nation as a whole, however, is not a part of the Confederacy. The Empyrean is centered on the Fluorescence Dwarf Galaxy, with fairly large possessions in the Milky Way itself. These colonies are a part of the Confederacy, while only a small amount of the more devout home-galaxy agreed to join. The Empyrean is technically two nations, one in the Milky Way and one in Fluorescence and Evanescence, another dwarf galaxy orbiting the Milky Way.
The Empyrean is one of the few theocracies in the Confederacy and, despite the differences in doctrine throughout the nation, maintains one core belief. They believe Fuukos, their principle deity, has tasked them with advancing enough technologically to reach heaven. Apart from this core belief, versions of the faith vary wildly. Some factions believe in many gods, some believe the Ravis are the chosen people, some believe that every sapient species with religion was chosen, some believe in an afterlife, and some do not.
The Empyrean has gone through periods in its history where war was seen as a good thing. Two or more groups would fight and they believed Fuukos would intervene on behalf of whomever was more aligned with her heart. Throughout history this added billions of pages of text to the orthodox religion. Many spend their entire lives trying to understand the entirety of the text, with only a handful achieving total understanding. This depth of knowledge, also called "The Abyss," is one of the most influential groupings of text in the local universe without so much as a per mille of the population having read a significant portion of it.
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|2.71||Hathia||Molkor||This nation used to be a part of the Diunity of Fornax before being created as a part of the Treaty of Albedo.|
Molkoryo is one of three nations created by the Treaty of Albedo, the others being the UFSS and Rorran Intendancy. It is a federal republic based off of the government of the Diunity of Fornax. The nation controls only 125,000 stars, but among these stars are large numbers of Penrose Spheres and other infrastructure centered on harvesting energy from black holes. This infrastructure is some of the most advanced in the galaxy, but almost all of it was created over fifty-thousand years ago. Despite being fairly small, Molkoryo is known across the Confederacy as a producer of cutting-edge technology. It has consistently scored as the best or almost the best place to live in the Confederacy every year.
Molkoryo has maintained a place of intergalactic relevance throughout it's history, losing it's favor means losing the favor of the Confederacy. Hathia, the nation's capital, is also the executive capital of the Confederacy of Borealis. The president, their cabinet, and a large number of bureaus are headquartered on this world. It's small population and size have had no bearing on it's standing among the rest of the local universe, in large part due to it's huge head-start compared to the rest of it. Records of a polity similar to Molkoryo in the Fornax Galaxy date all the way back to the time of the Triumvirate civilizations and even older.
Molkoryo registers as the smallest great power in the local universe. This influence is almost entirely diplomatic, as it's military is one of the smallest of any of the great powers.
The Rorran Intendancy
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|2.700||D'Naevium||Ror Units||The Intendnacy was created by the Treaty of Albedo as the second nation in the Fornax Galaxy.|
The Rorran Intendancy is the second nation residing in the Fornax Galaxy. Much like it's twin nation, Molkoryo, it is disproportionately represented within the Confederacy. The nation controls 124,000 stars in the Fornax Galaxy with a small number in the Milky Way as leftovers from an attempt to colonize it in 4013 CE. The nation is technically formed of five races, each of which fall under the umbrella term, "Ror Unit." These species each evolved on isolated continents from each other and, through sheer coincidence, all became bipedal sapient organisms at around the same time. Their common ancestor was a semi-sapient animal that spread to each continent via eggs washing up on the shores of these places. These races were just different enough to be considered different species, with the offspring between races invariably being infertile.
Because of this, the Ror developed a xenophobic culture. They never left their home continents and trade was rare. Technology of intercontinental travel had no incentive to be developed. Things such as wars were almost always fought intra-continentally, the different species were too afraid of each other to even wage war. One race, the race known as "Grau," developed fairly quickly compared to their neighbors. They started to industrialize and took a scientific approach to their neighbors. The moment they discovered Darwinian evolution, they concluded that they were the most superior as no other race was as advanced as they were. They began treating the others as animals, simply regarding them as resources no different than livestock. This earned them the contempt of others on the planet. Eventually, this mindset would be replaced by a violent revolution, setting the stage for becoming a space-faring civilizations.
The eventually became Space Faring in 1561, but the slow expansion of the Molkor at the time allowed them to catch up and colonize half of the stars in the galaxy. Currently, the nation is working to develop it's position relative to Molkoryo as, compared to it, The Rorran Intendancy is fairly minor.
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|2.689||Jörmungandr||Humans||This nation was the first nation admitted to the Confederacy of Borealis.|
Vanaheimr was the first nation to be admitted to the Confederacy of Borealis. It was a champion of the highly federalist system now in place for the Confederacy. The nation consistently scores highly on metrics such as the democracy index and freedom index, while also scoring lowly on the inequality index. The nation, while initially very homogenous, has gradually shifted to be a very diverse nation with no clear majority. This is despite the ludicrously difficult immigration process the nation put in place to prevent what are known as "radicals" from living in the nation. To maintain it's high scores it makes sure that those visiting leave as soon as they are required to. Remaining in the nation past the visitation window is one of the few ways to be permanently barred from re-entry.
The nation was created out of the ashes of the Lactean Confederacy. A brief war in the nebula, the Vanir-Aesir War, something many mistake as a religious war, was a war to decide how the nation would be ran. The Aesir generally wanted to create a strong state that would own all property, while the Vanir preferred placing ownership of the means of production into the hands of the workers directly. The Vanir won in the end and created a Market Social Economy, that is, an economy where worker cooperatives own the means of production rather than corporations or the state. Workers would receive the profits split up among themselves, bosses and CEO's were appointed by vote of the workers (and sometimes customers), and the only way to be fired or laid off was if the majority voted for it. The state itself would exist to maintain this system, harshly punishing corruption with banishment and maintaining a strong military to prevent outside intervention damaging the system.
To this day it maintains this original economy, with some of the largest cooperatives operating across not only Vanaheimr but the galaxy at large. The existence of these cooperatives forces the regular corporations to pay fair wages with minimal government intervention, an ideal set up for any economy. Vanaheimr, while not the economic center of the Confederacy, is most certainly one of the most influential states economically.
The State of Tenshi
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|2.661||Yakusoku||Humans||The State of Tenshi has the highest GDP per capita of any nation in the CoB,|
The State of Tenshi is one of the few monarchies that are a part of the Confederacy of Borealis. It qualifies as a democracy due to the parliament and monarch having equal power. The nation is controlled by a group of nobles known as the Takanashi Family as they can all trace their families back to one individual, Senku I Takanashi. The nation is currently fairly small, but it once was one of the largest nations in the region. For over 75,000 years, the State controlled the entirety of the Ventemir Galaxy. Currently it is much smaller, controlling Kanadett, which is a star cluster, and the Youjo Galaxy, a diffuse dwarf galaxy orbiting the Milky Way.
The nation, like so many others in the Confederacy, formed during the Split of the Confederacy of Borealis. Hundreds of ultra-wealthy individuals fled to remote antimatter production plants they owned when things became too unstable at home. With them they brought large numbers of drones and other infrastructure to maintain their quality of life, intentionally designing their hideout to be post-scarcity without the need of a stable government. When the Lactean Confederacy finally fell, Kanadett had over one hundred thousand inhabitants. After a brief conflict, Senku I Takanashi was crowned king. He used their advanced antimatter production to force nations to capitulate to his will by threatening to cut off the supply. He knew not to push other countries too far, as they would be able to eventually make their own, but he also knew that doing so would mean decades of losing to their enemies. In the end, Kanadett was able to amass large amounts of resources from almost every nation in the galaxy, and even some of those outside of it. The Lowuks-Entente, the nation controlling the Ventemir Galaxy at the time, was so indebted to them that Tenshi was able to essentially slowly buy the country. By the time the confederacy was fully established, Tenshi already controlled vast swathes of the galaxy.
Currently, the State of Tenshi is much smaller than it was at it's height. Despite this, the nation has the highest GDP per capita of any nation in the CoB, entirely due to the ludicrously profitable Takanashi Antimatter Corporation owned by the monarchy itself.
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|2.506||Ekros||Humans, Thalians, Ekrosians||Rendell is still technically a part of Sagittarium, but it is officially its own nation with its own membership in the Confederacy.|
Rendell is a democratic republic located in the Sheol Galaxy. The nation was founded in 31794 as a colony of Sagittarium. It gained partial independence when Sagittarium democratized and joined the CoB in 41184 CE. It controls the entirety of the Sheol galaxy and all of the intergalactic stars around it. It has a fairly modest size and population compared to other member states, but it has taken great care to live up to it's original colonizer. Rendell has a large military in part due to generous funding it receives from Sagittarium and in part due to the fallout of the war of the ancients. Rendell was hit hard by the Quintet Puontari Federation. So much so that the population has still not reached pre-war levels. The native Ekrosians only have a population in the trillions. Compared to the sextillions of humans within the country, they are practically endangered.
Rendell, embracing its home-culture, places great emphasis on it's central black hole. They care so much about it that almost every inhabited world orbits within one lightyear of the body. The Ekrosian homeworld, Ekros, was moved to orbit it. Their technology regarding the colonization and utilization of black holes comes directly from Sagittarium, giving them one of the most developed black holes in the Confederacy.
The nation has protectorate status with Sagittarium. Their militaries are heavily inter-connected, residents of Rendell pay a modest tax to Sagittarium, they are allowed to run for Sagittarian office, they vote in elections, and Rendell has very close ties to Sagittarium. The line between Sagittarium and Rendell is blurry, however, they are most certainly distinct. When the Neo-Terrans managed to gain great influence in Sagittarium, Rendell remained fully sovereign with little Neo-Terran influence at all.
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|2.411||Eithlinn||Dotsk||Dotskgard is essentially a planetary state that controls large numbers of resources near to its homeworld.|
Dotskgard is a fairly small member-state of the Confederacy. In fact, it's official territory consists of only one star surrounded by many dozens of worlds. The Dotsk formed on a moon, Eithlinn, which orbits a gas giant, Tuirne. All the resources they ever needed, from hydrogen to trans-uranic metals, could be found around this gas giant. The system itself had a handful of other planets, all of which were dragged to orbit Tuirne. Since their gas giant orbited a brown dwarf, they had no concept of a dyson swarm and had to rely on massive fusion arrays to get their energy. Eventually, they located a nearby black hole and brought it to their own system. The started feeding the mass of their brown dwarf and gas giant into this black hole to gather energy. Today, it is home to the largest Birch Planet in the Confederacy named Mili. The station itself has a population of over one septillion individuals living directly on it, with several septillion more living in stations orbiting the body.
The rest of the territory beyond Mili and it's satellites was territory granted to it by the Confederacy in the treaty that made the nation join. Major planets include Eithlinn and Anamnesis, the capital of Dotskgard and the financial capital of the CoB respectively. These worlds all orbit the central birch planet and, while originally tidally heated by their parent planet, are now almost entirely artificially heated. In fact, little about any of the core worlds of Dotskgard is natural. The nation has had over 131 thousand years to alter their home system and alter it they did. They currently have to import almost all of their resources from small colony worlds, a practice they have mastered over their long existence.
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|2.490||Eydafrei||Shevins||This nation is one of the smallest associated states with the Confederacy of Borealis.|
Shev'ra is a small nation located in the Ejeunor Galaxy that controls about 80,000 star systems. While originally a part of the Lactean Confederacy, the damage done by the split and the subsequent wars plaguing the galaxy caused it's inhabitants to isolate themselves from galactic affairs. Only recently did they establish formal relations with the Confederacy. These relations involved a simple treaty stipulating that the Confederacy and Shev'ra would have a mutual-defence pact to handle outside threats to both nations.
The Ambrosia Alliance of United Systems
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|2.915||Haven||Humans, Ugnara||This nation, while technically a full member state, has been so isolated throughout the years that it is little more than an ally in all practical terms.|
Ambrosia Alliance of United Systems is a fairly large nation residing within the very distant Ambrosia Galaxy. While being on of the largest nations in the Confederacy, it's distance and the hostile nature of it's host galaxy makes maintaining a close relationship difficult at best. Officially this nation is a full member state, but in practice it is merely an associate state. They use C-Units as well as have various embassies with Confederate nations, however, relations do not exist with most nations. During the Second Siege of Ambrosia, a war in which the Neo-Terran Intergalactic Hegemony attempted to loot the Ambrosia galaxy of it's enigmatic and rare resources, the Confederacy did not even find out about the conflict until well after it concluded.
The Saka-Lowuks Entente
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|2.840||Ayomi||Atlins, Humans, Legionnaires, Orcubor||The nation used to be controlled by the State of Tenshi, but a succession crisis caused the nation to break away. It is now controlled by the "Sakagami House," a group once part of the Tenshin Nobility.|
The Saka-Lowuks Entente is the nation occupying the second largest satellite of the Milky Way, the Ventemir Galaxy. The nation is a constitutional aristocracy with strong democratic principles. The aristocracy as a whole takes the place of a monarch in terms of government affairs, with the aristocracy holding on to various executive powers normally afforded to presidents. The Atlins, the majority species in the nation, have always disliked being ruled by human nobles. This dislike is slowly forcing the aristocracy to behave more like the nobles in the United Federation of Star systems and less like actual nobility.
The State of Tenshi still claims the Ventemir Galaxy as their rightful territory and, using their large influence, have blocked all of it's attempts to gain full member status. Despite these efforts, the Saka-Lowuks Entente was allowed to partially join and use the same currency for ease of trade.
The Confederacy derives most of its power from the consent of its member nations. The Treaty of Albedo acts as a sort of constitution to govern the Confederacy. Not only does it state how the government should work, it also lists basic rights all individuals possess. The Treaty of Albedo, however, is not the only treaty governing the Confederacy. Every time a new nation was admitted, new treaties, similar to the Treaty of Albedo, defines how the relationship would proceed. There are thousands of treaties governing the nation. Taking the time to fully comprehend the political structure of the Confederacy is a daunting task not taken out by many.
The Confederate Government is split into two departments and thousands of divisions. Departments legislate grand-scale changes while divisions execute more small-scale changes. There are two departments, what is known as the "Tenth Lactean Congress" and the "Executor." The Tenth Lactean Congress makes laws and the Executor enforces them. There is a special division called the "High Court of Via Lactea" that exists independently from the departments. This division acts as a means for citizens to challenge laws that are potentially violating their rights.
The Tenth Lactean Congress
The Tenth Lactean Congress is the first of the two departments. It was modeled after the original Tenth Lactean Congress when the CoB was first established. Each state in the Confederacy receives representation based on a logarithmic equation designed to make sure that even the largest nations cannot completely dominate the rest. For example, a nation of one billion would receive one representative, while a nation of one quintillion, one trillion times larger, would receive 50 representatives. Due to the fairly high autonomy of member nations, this has rarely been an issue.
The Congress currently has 812 members. 797 of which are representatives fully-fledged member states, while 15 of which have observer status and cannot vote but can debate. Associated States are only allowed one representative regardless of size. Representatives are appointed by direct vote of the people, although, historically, they were appointed by heads of state. Representatives are appointed via a single transferable vote ensuring the most popular candidates win seats rather than the lesser of two evils.
The Tenth Lactean Congress has the power to pass what are known as "resolutions." These resolutions can be interpreted by the states as they see fit, giving them a large amount of power in applying the laws themselves. Resolutions pass by a simple majority of votes. They are often drafted by the parliaments of member-states and submitted to the Congress for approval, rarely does it create it's own resolutions. If a state does not act on a law, a civilian can apply for a case in the next branch of government, the "High Court of Via Lactea."
The High Court of Via Lactea
The High Court of Via Lactea is the highest court in the Confederacy of Borealis. It has exactly one defined power and that is to interpret the states' interpretations of laws. They can rule that a state has not obeyed a resolution and has the power to make the state obey it or face consequences ranging from a fine to calling a vote for expulsion by the other states. The High Court rarely gets to exercise it's power, as there have only been a handful of occasions in which a state violated the resolutions passed by the Congress. The High Court technically has the power to overrule executive orders, but this power has never been used nor is it clearly defined.
The Executor takes the resolutions passed by the Lactean Congress and implements them on a federal level. For example, a resolution passed to make immigration easier would cause the Executor to facilitate it on a federal level. The Executor makes up the vast majority of the budget of the Confederacy as almost everything the federal government does is done by this branch. The Executor is headed by a president elected by popular vote of all Confederate citizens, however, their cabinet is filled by officials appointed by member-states.
Making up the Executor are hundreds of divisions tasked with more small-scale tasks. Many oversee various parts of the galaxy with specific tasks, such as the Division of UFSS Space Ship Registration. Divisions with similar tasks are often given "Margraves," a title left over from a more feudal point in history, that help to coordinate their tasks. This branch has the most number of restrictions on it, given the immense amount of money and resources it controls. Most nations have stipulations that agents sent from the Executor have to register as foreign agents to operate in the country.
The Economy of the Confederacy is the second largest in the known universe, only surpassed by that of the Commonwealth. In the Local Universe, it accounts for almost 39% of all wealth. In order to join, a member-nation has to adopt the C-Unit as their standard currency. Historically, C-Units have been backed by a 1000th of a gram of Antimatter, but has since been converted into what is mostly a fiat currency that can be directly traded in for energy at any given star. At the staggeringly large 1.281 nonillion C-Units, the combined economy of the Confederacy is sixty percent larger than the next five economies combined.
The Confederacy took great strides to make sure internal economies would be almost fully integrated. This would make war between member-nations impossibly due to practicality concerns. Free travel and flow of goods were also guaranteed in the treaty of Albedo. Goods entering the Confederacy have small tariffs, but internal trade is free with no restrictions at all. Many associate states also take advantage of this free trade.
The Confederacy has instituted strict anti-monopoly laws designed to maintain healthy competition in all parts of the economy. These laws apply to all corporations that wish to operate in the Confederacy, meaning that monopolies have been stopped in other countries wishing to operate within it. Foreigner-operated companies can often be fined for violating certain other rules as well, the alternative being losing access to the Confederacy's large economy. Few companies ever choose to stop operating in the Confederacy for obvious reasons.
Officially, the Confederacy is a Social Democracy. Working is not necessary to survive. The Confederacy offers a Universal Basic Income to all of it's inhabitants that is enough to pay for a decent quality of life. Someone choosing not to work would have the most basic of accommodations but would still have everything they needed at their fingertips. Various anti-artificial-intelligence laws mean that designing, programming, and other tasks are occupied by actual workers. Another way to earn money is a system called "Social Credit." Unlike some authoritarian regimes, social credit is earned by doing good deeds and cannot be taken away. Instead of getting a score, one gets paid directly with a small number of C-Units. This is mostly handled by member-nations while the Confederacy oversees it
As of 100,000 CE, the population of the Confederacy of Borealis is 55 Septillion individuals. The population of The Confederacy varies widely from place to place. Due to the Split of the Lactean Confederacy, humans have spread to a large portion of the Milky Way and confederacy at large. Other species have done the same, including The Ravis and the Dotsk, both of which make up a significant portion of the population. Species originating from other nations are present as well, most commonly Zythyns descended from individuals fleeing the Commonwealth's Eclipse. Below is a table of the species comprising the Confederacy.
The Confederacy has several dozen of what are known as "Home systems." A Home System is a system or body that has a sizable portion of their host-nation's population residing on them. These bodies are the most influential in the Confederacy and, in some cases, the local universe itself. The population of the Milky Way is remarkably spread out, meaning that the population of these systems is still fairly small compared to the population as a whole. Below is a table of the top-twenty most populace of these bodies:
|1||Sagittarius A*||2.9 septillion||Sagittarium|
|3||Hathia System||711 sextillion|
|4||Ekros System||419 sextillion|
|5||Sol System||1.5 sextillion||United Federation of Star Systems|
|6||D'Naevium System||1.5 sextillion|
|7||Alphos System||1.3 sextillion|
|8||Thalia System||1.0 sextillion||Sagittarium|
|9||Thalsiedeln System||981 Quintillion||United Federation of Star Systems|
|10||Jörmungandr System||901 Quintillion||Vanaheimr|
The Confederacy is often noted as being the most cordial to The Commonwealth. This is likely derived from their large amount of similarities. They both have large size, many nations, and follow roughly the same principles. These two entities are also sort of symbiotic, with The Confederacy gaining funds, and exporting many valuable resources for low prices.
Ever since the Exhumation, the Confederacy has shown great mistrust and suspicion towards The Administrator. However, there are many researching teams and companies that show great curiosity towards them.
Similar to The Administrator, many Confederacy officials view DELYATU as a strange, and perhaps deadly empire. However, this is lessened because DELYATU is much more aligned to caring and uplifting their species, rather than destruction.
The Ship Class system, or the Standard Ship Organization, is a series of somewhat arbitrary divisions used to classify ships of any species. The system has quite a few exceptions but the general rules are below.
A starfighter (S-Class) ship is a small singular-operating ship that is capable of atmospheric flight and space travel. Most of these ships are equipped with small superluminal drives that let them travel quickly in the needs of recreational travel. Almost all starfighters contain interchangeable parts, which are forged to fit numerous situations.. The average Starfighter is about 30-50 metres long.
A Corvette (C- class) is a small craft capable of limited combat. They have weak armor and shielding and are used often in battle to swarm any opposing forces. They are also used in special operation missions where larger ships are too cumbersome to use. These ships are quite popular among private companies for the protection of important corporate assets. Combined with quick speed and fast maneuvering, a corvette can be difficult to bring down in a singular one-on-one battle. Most corvettes are approximately 40-120 metres long.
A Frigate (F-Class) ship is one the most common spacecraft in the Confederacy. They are used as the main volume of vessels throughout numerous armadas. Corporations also use these kinds of ships as a form of security. They have room for more advanced weapons systems, and much more room for personnel. These ships are typically 100-200 metres long.
Destroyers (D-class) are also a very popular choice for the Confederate military, as their size allows them to store Starfighters, as well as copious amount of drones and other technologies. Armor on these ships are thicker and more resistant to high-velocity objects, since they are used very extensively in warfare or in hazardous situations. They are usually 200-750 metres long.
Cruisers (C Class) are one of the largest recreational ships in control by the Confederacy, being used in more hostile battles. These starships are also some of the biggest to be employed by the Confederate police system, being used to easily handle internal strife which is of a major concern. Typically, cruisers are the highest rank of ships to be sent to war in the modern-day. The average cruiser ranges from 600 metres long to over 1 kilometre long.
Battleships (B Class) are the largest ship in constant in use by the Confederacy. Battleships usually vary in size and nature, with their primary purpose being the transportation of smaller ships, as well as a large amount of small weaponry on their large surface areas. This class of starship and above is exclusively handled by the Confederate military and several large corporations, which have proved useful for the protection of secluded / secret property. The average battleship ranges from 8km to 20km long in the modern-day.
Titans (T- Class) are some of the largest non-megastructure ships ever produced by the Confederacy. These starships have the largest load-to-weight ratio of any ship, and they are mainly used for the transportation of resources and materials. The average Titan is about 20-50 kilometres long, and has the potential to carry a serious load of weaponry and firepower. In conjunction to drones, Titans may overwhelm opposing forces instantly.