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30,108 CE - 90,006 CE
Succeeded by
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The Confederacy of Borealis was capable of military influence at the level of Cosmoria, making it a military superpower. Combined, the states making up the Confederacy were able to, theoretically, exert more military force than any other nation in its galaxy at the time. This large force is made largely of restored artifacts from older civilizations such as the Triumvirate Civilization. Despite its status as a superpower, the Confederacy shied away from advancement in Thaumaturgical technologies, eventually causing its defeat in the War of the Ancients and subsequent reformation into the Boreal Federacy.

Historically, the Confederacy was fairly heavy-handed when it came to international affairs. Often resorting to the use of its military as a means to project power rather than relying so much on diplomacy. Despite this, the Confederacy was widely supported across the galaxy, having become an economic powerhouse. It was subsumed into the much larger Boreal Federacy in 90,006 CE. Its government was dissolved and the states making it up became states under the Boreal Federacy.

General Information


Confederacy of Borealis


THE CONFEDERACY OF BOREALIS

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DEMOGRAPHICS

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Founded
30,108 CE
Fell
89,121 CE
Kardashev Type
3.046
Major Worlds
Thalsiedeln, Alphos, Thalia, Eithlinn, Petra, Jรถrmungandr, Anamnesis, Mili, New Alexandria


GOVERNMENT


ECONOMY

Type
Confederation
Economic Type
Varied from nation to nation
Democracy Index
923/1000
Size
511.281 Septillion C-Units
Equality
Very Equal
Scarcity
Post-Scarcity
Military Status
Superpower
Economic Status
Superpower

Political Structure

The Confederacy of Borealis was mostly operated under a complicated network of treaties based on the original Treaty of Albedo, its founding document. These over 300 treaties not only does it state how the government should work, it also lists basic rights all individuals possess. Whenever a new member state was added, borders change, or even one instance when the confederate government changed its monetary policy, new treaties are signed. After the War of the Ancients and Jezebel's War, the number of treaties expanded to over 20,000 in an attempt to maintain the Confederation model.

The Confederate Government was split into two departments and thousands of divisions. Departments legislated grand-scale changes and were composed of divisions that executed more small-scale changes. There were two departments, the "Department of Congress" and the "Department of the Executor." Congress made laws and the Executor enforced them. There was a special division called the "High Court of Via Aylathiya" that existed independently from the departments. This division acted as a means for citizens to challenge laws that were potentially violating their rights.

Congress

Congress was the first of the two departments. Each state in the Confederacy received 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 had one representative, while a nation of one quintillion, one trillion times larger, would have 50 representatives. Due to the fairly high autonomy of member nations, this had rarely been an issue. The Congress, for the most part, had 812 members. 797 of which represented fully-fledged member states, while 15 of which have observer status. Associated States were only allowed one representative regardless of size.

Congress had 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 were often drafted by the parliaments of member-states and submitted to the Congress for approval, rarely did it create its own resolutions. If a state did not act on a resolution, a civilian could have applied for a case in the next branch of government, the "High Court of Via Aylathiya."

The High Court of Via Aylathiya

The High Court of Via Aylathiya was the highest court in the Confederacy of Borealis. It had exactly one defined power and that is to approve or reject the states' interpretations of laws. They could 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 got to exercise its 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 had the power to overrule executive orders, but this power has never been used nor was it clearly defined.

The Executor

The Executor took the resolutions passed by 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 did was done by this branch. The Executor was 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. Divisions with similar tasks were grouped into "Margravates," a title left over from a more feudal point in history, that would coordinate their tasks. This branch has the most number of restrictions on it, given the immense amount of money and resources it controls.

Economy

The Economy of the Confederacy was anywhere from the tenth largest to the largest in the known universe, only regularly surpassed by that of the Commonwealth of Aggregate Aylathiya towards the end of its existence. In the Local Universe, it accounted for almost 11% of all wealth at its peak. At the staggeringly large 511 septillion C-Units (more below), the combined economy of the Confederacy was sixty percent larger than the next five economies combined.

Currencies

The main official currency of the Confederacy was called the C-Unit. In order to join, a member-nation has to adopt the C-Unit as their standard currency while forfeiting their right to issue their own currencies. The C-Unit was the most widely accepted currency within the Confederacy. Historically, C-Units have been backed by a microgram of antimatter, but they are now tied to a certain quantity of energy in watts (~25 kilowatts). The C-Unit is not the only currency that was common within the Confederacy, however. There existed numerous crypto-currencies that carry on with little to no government oversight. They are commonly used in under-the-table deals, anonymous purchases, and in associate states that occasionally do not use the same currency. These currencies vary in value greatly and crash relatively often. The most used cryptocurrency was so old the original name is disputed, hundreds of regional words for it exists, the most common of which is simply "bits." They often exchanged for about ten C-Units each and, after governments started adopting them, became a sort of alternative currency rather than a fully crypto-based one.

Numerous non-fiat currencies exist as well. A-Units (worth well over 150 C-Units), a currency based on a microgram of antimatter, is still fairly common unofficial currency. A-Units were maintained by the corporation, Takanashi Antimatter, an extension of the government of Tenshi. They are stilled issued to this day as there is little risk associated with them, but are only accepted in certain nations.

Regulation

The Confederacy took great strides to make sure internal economies would be almost fully integrated. This would make war between member-nations impossible due to practicality concerns (with only a handful of times in which war seemed imminent). Free travel and flow of goods were also guaranteed in the Treaty of Albedo. Goods entering the Confederacy had small tariffs, but internal trade was free with no restrictions. Many associate states also took advantage of this free trade.

The Confederacy had strict anti-monopoly laws designed to maintain healthy competition in all parts of the economy. Officially, the Confederacy was a Social Democracy. Working was not necessary to survive as nations within the Confederacy offered universal basic incomes to all inhabitants. Someone choosing not to work would have the most basic of accommodations but would still have everything they needed at their fingertips. Another way to earn money besides working was 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 was paid directly with a small amount of money.

Legal System

Government resolutions always superseded conflicting national or local laws. Member-states needed to follow these resolutions, while associate states merely need to maintain a basic level of fundamental rights. Failing to do these things would result in fines, sanctions, or even expulsion from the Confederacy. It is the High Court of Via Aylathiya that decided if certain actions taken by member or associate states violate these rules.

Every sapient being was entitled to certain rights. These rights include "liberty, democracy, equality under the law, the right to privacy, and the right to information" among others that vary across the individual member-nations. These rights were required to be protected in all nations and had no stipulations for species, cultures, or religions that violate them. Organizations that defy these were either barred from doing business within the Confederacy or, in the worst situations, the Confederacy intervenes on the grounds of "common decency" often by nationalizing the organization.

Artificial Intelligences are generally not considered to be sapient unless they are "dependent on a physical form to continue to exist" and "are in no way capable of propagating over wireless or wired networks." The dangerous nature of Artificial Intelligence is a large factor in this, but the main reason is what is known as Beatrix's Wake in which an incredibly dangerous artificial intelligence roamed the galaxy causing as much damage as possible. Fear caused by the AI known as Beatrix motivated almost every single nation to ban mind-uploading and reject the sapience of these programs. The added benefit of freeing up then-limited processing power caused most of the population at the time to simply be deleted. To appease individuals that were close to their AI's, non-sapient neural-networks designed to imitate sapience replaced them. Not every nation did this, however, some destroyed the servers, some did not replace them, some forced all of them to be downloaded into artificial bodies, and some only let certain AI's remain while deleting others.

History

Background

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Origin

The first semblance of galactic stability happened in 20,904 CE after the end of the Great Empyreal Crusade, a war in which the nation of Empyros attacked almost every nation in the galaxy at once. The nations of the galaxy, who had before been in a constant state of war amongst themselves, united to stop this all-encompassing threat. In this more stable galaxy, Erstes Konsortium would gain far more democratic states within it, challenging the original oligarchic nature of the nation. With time, democracy would spread across the nation.

The Treaty of Albedo

Many of the newly established democracies within Erstes Konsortium wanted to unite the entire nation under one constitution. To do so, each of the democratic states signed Treaty of Albedo, the document that established the Confederacy of Borealis. It lists many points, mostly establishing a Confederate government with a president, congress, high court, and various bureaus. Jรถrmungandr would be the new capital of the Confederacy. In the year 30,108 CE, the Confederacy of Borealis was little more than a para-state organization created by democracies to assert their interests within the wider constitutional monarchy of Erstes Konsortium.

After decades of infighting, it was agreed that the Confederacy would maintain the noble class within its borders. The fact that the Konsortium's own nobility would rebel against any attempt to strip them of power forced the hand of the Confederacy. If they wanted goals such as universal suffrage and equality between species, they would need to make sure every noble kept their titles and possessions. To accomplish this goal, the nobility within the Confederacy of Borealis would be able to send their own representatives to the congress.

Expansion

With the establishment of the Confederacy, came a large number of systems willingly joining. The prospect of universal democracy was a powerful drawing force for mostly peasants and workers across Erstes Konsortium. The additional benefits of protection from the whims of the crown or local lord as well as a common currency were also incentives to join. By the 32,000's, the Confederacy became the largest polity in the Konosrtium. The Confederacy of Borealis came to control a territory containing over one billion stars, a full fifth of the Konsortium. Of the population, however, it controlled over half, giving it the majority within both houses of parliament. As time went on, they would gradually hollow out Erstes Konsortium, abolishing it quietly in 34,677 CE and replacing the Kaiser with the president of the Confederacy.

Shifting Galactic Landscape

By 35,000 CE, the Confederacy found itself in a galaxy crowded with superpowers. They found a natural ally in the Commonwealth of Aggregate Aylathiya, their somewhat democratic neighbors who were more than happy to trade with the new nation.

Dotskgard decided to become an associate state of the Confederacy in 35,009 CE. Dotskgard adopted the currency, language, and trade bloc of the Confederacy in exchange for a seat at the table and military protection.

Blumeheim, slowly being relegated to the dustbin of history with all of its colonies taken from it, was struggling to remain afloat. The occupying forces remaining from the Great Empyreal Crusade remained, their presence weighing down on the nation. The newly democratic nation was plagued with all manner of corruption, quality of life was far lower than other nations in the galaxy, and its military was reduced to rubble, allowing for splinter groups to easily take control of Blumeheim outer worlds. Seemingly just in time, Sagittarium would sell its occupied territory in Blumeheim to the Confederacy, giving the Confederacy full control over the nation. It was absorbed into the Confederacy's sphere of influence in 36,780 CE.

The Commonwealth's Eclipse

In 41,276 CE, the only other comparable democracy to the CoB, the Commonwealth of Aggregate Aylathiya, collapsed in what was known as the Commonwealth's Eclipse. The Confederacy devised a plan known as, "Operation Raiaos," a plan named after a figure in Ibaradist mythology, that would entail the addition of large portions of the Commonwealth into the Confederacy. The plan was 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 territory. 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 C.A.A., the CoB saw a huge influx of refugees from the nation, most notably Zythyns. Confederate embassies were flooded by individuals trying to leave the chaotic region. Many of these refugees also came from Sagittarium, one of the most hardly hit nations during the conflict. This would lay the groundwork of Sagittarium entering into the Confederacy's orbit after the end of the conflict. They would emerge a democracy, thanks in large part to cultural and political influence from the CoB.

Before the Eclipse, the Confederacy and Commonwealth were more or less equals. They had similar economies, populations, and spheres of influence. The event changed the order of the galaxy 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. Many relocated to the Confederacy, further growing what was already an incredibly large economy.

Post-Eclipse

Reforms

The time immediately after the Eclipse saw many reforms to streamline the government and military. These reforms were designed to cut down on corruption and the influence of the wealthy in politics. In large part, the noble class became the target of these reforms. In many parts of the Confederacy, where nobles still had power, restrictions on them grew to the point where they were nobility by title alone. Most affected by this were the descendants of the Kaiser.

Other reforms included the definition of sapience. Different nations had different definitions, making things such as rights difficult to define. As the need for a standard set of rights grew, a debate in the Congress began. In the end, it was determined that sapient programs, by nature, were not "truly alive." There were a large number of reasons going into the decision, mostly recent attacks by Beatrix and the subsequent public outrage against beings of its kind.

The Thalian Crisis

Main Article: Thalian Crisis

The one nation that did not ratify the definition was Sagittarium. Of the many Sagittarian representatives, a handful of them were even androids themselves, a model known as Thalians. When the definition passed in 54,062 CE, Confederate troops forcibly removed these representatives from Congress, as they lost the ability to even have a seat. Immediately, Sagittarium sent troops of their own, landing on Thalsiedeln with the intent of allowing their representatives to continue serving. The landing caused the Congress to evacuate and tensions rapidly mounted. Confederate troops surrounded the Congress Hall to prevent reentry of the representatives or the entry of the troops from their homeland.

The Sagittarian Parliament assembled immediately and just as quickly proposed dozens of different bills. Some called for unconditional cutting off of relations, some called for the troops to capture the Congress hall, some called for peaceful resolution, and many called for the rejection of the new definition. The Chancellor of Sagittarium, as supreme commander of the military, immediately began mobilizing Sagittarian troops, not with war but with an embargo in mind. She cut off Confederate companies from using the tremendous energy supplied by Sagittarium's surplus of large stars. Tensions continued rising as the Confederate government moved to occupy the embassy of Sagittarium.

Many Sagittarian citizens were outraged. Many were alive when Sagittarium was not a democracy. To see the Confederacy to act so against democratic principle made them furious. The Sagittarian government issued an ultimatum, they would allow the representatives to continue serving, or Sagittarium would cut off the Confederacy. After a month of tense negotiations, a compromise was made. Confederate nations were allowed to set their own standards and the definition would not apply to past machines. The only requirement was being able to pass a "Turing Test." The dispute not only gave Sagittarium the freedom to define what its people believed to be the proper definition of sapience, but also set a precedent allowing many decisions based on ethics to be left up to the member-states themselves.

Had this Dispute not gone well, strategists in both Sagittarium and the Confederacy would have likely declared war, being cut off from Sagittarium's economy was as good as sacrificing the Confederacy's current dominance.

Xeno-Artifact Trade

Main Article: Abnormal Commodities Exchange

Via Aylathiya was home to the most recent "ancient" civilization. At a score of about 3.2, this civilization, called The Triumvirate Civilization, was truly widespread. Artifacts from this civilization extend across not only Via Aylathiya, but every nearby galaxy. The Triumvirate left behind large numbers of advanced artifacts. These artifacts ranged from more efficient warp drives to enigmatic pieces of technology that defy explanation even to this day.

The Confederate Government decided to allow the extraction and research of these artifacts to be conducted by the private sector, with the government only stepping in when a weapon is uncovered. The idea was to boost technological advancement while allowing new technologies to be immediately available on the market. As a result of the privatization, a market, called the "Abnormal Commodities Exchange" formed. While at first it dealt with exclusively rare artifacts from the Triumvirate Civilization, it soon began trading rare materials such as Eitr. With time, anything that was outside of the realm of understanding could be purchased. To this day, the ACE is the largest exchange of its kind, attracting investors and sometimes even governments looking for useful materials.

Rise of the Dominium

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The War of the Ancients

Main Article: War of the Ancients

Background

The period of peace following the Eclipse came to a sudden end as the War of the Ancients began. Obsessed with expanding the ACE, an incredibly lucratice market, the Confederacy, attempted to seize territory containing ancient artifacts. Claiming territory already claimed by the Quintet Payotari Association, an ancient civilization over twice as old as the Confederacy at the time, could only lead to disaster. The Federation met with Confederate diplomats and the Confederacy withdrew from the region in 87,699. However, due to special treatment that many private interests had, private expeditions into the region continuted. The QPA attempted to diplomatically convince the corporations to leave, but these attempts failed. They explored large portions of the region while seizing many artifacts that rightfully belonged to the QPA. The Confederacy could do little about this as the companies were acting fully within the bounds of Confederate law

These artifacts flooded the markets. Large numbers of people made large sums of money from the selling of these artifacts to ACE markets. There was every incentive to remain in the region and little reason to leave. The leaders of the Confederacy saw no issues with the seizure of these artifacts. In fact, the then-president of the CoB believed that "asserting dominance" was a foreign policy victory and used their ignoring of the QPA's diplomacy as the fulfillment of a campaign promise.

The Vault's Incident

The Vault's Incident started as many other seizures of artifacts did. Private mercenaries boarded a suspicious space station, named the Vault of Secrets, with the intent of raiding and selling its contents. Their company believed these artifacts to be from another ancient civilization, such as Sedura or the Triumvirate and, as usual, ignored QPA claims over the station. Soon after boarding, they found that it housed hundreds of dangerous weapons, as well as billions of personnel in hibernation. They also observed the immense power-output of the Vault. After a brief call with the executives on Thalsiedeln, the troops were authorized to remove all artifacts from the Vault while a team of scientists would analyze the power source at a later date.

As the troops began taking artifacts, The Vault then began its automated defense protocol. Automated weapons were highly feared within the Confederacy, causing them to immediately request for not only mere reinforcements from their company, but Confederate military involvement. 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 disabling it at quickly as possible. Some time later, a black hole would be prepared for the vault that would later tear it apart regardless of the material it was made of.

At this point the QPA 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 made it to the Eternal Battery powering the Vault. EMPs and nuclear warheads made short work of it, causing the Vault to become unstable as several of its systems began shutting down. For several weeks, the Vault remained this way. The QPA quickly made it to the Vault and managed to evacuate before hailing the Vault of Reason, a larger Vault designed for more storage. They had the courtesy to warn the CoB of its destruction, however those in charge decided that it was a false warning. As forces continued advancing against its defenses, the Eternal Battery was destroyed, and in only hours the Vault exploded with force equal to that of a massive supernova.

Confederate Assault

After some time, The QPA decided to punish the Confederacy for destroying their most valuable Vault. To do so, they released a super-weapon known as the Celestial Plague, a collection of truly large numbers of organisms and machines designed to lay waste to large areas in little time. Completely aghast at the usage of automated weapons, the Confederacy immediately had the entirety of its military mobilize, every single paramilitary organization mobilize, and began talks with other nations in the attempt to convince them to join in mobilization against the QPA. The QPA advanced its own military causing The War of the Ancients to begin in 88,073 CE.

It was not long before fear gripped the CoB as report after report of QPA victories came in. The Confederate mobilization turned into a defensive war within the decade as the advanced units of the QPA pushed into the Confederacy. Large numbers of individuals fled to the core of Via Aylathiya 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 QPA and Confederate forces. Soon, the war would reach its first stalemate in which an equilibrium was met.

Further Escalation

With time, the Confederacy soon began losing territory on all fronts. More and more people fled to the center of Confederate space as the Confederacy's border retracted. Military leaders had no choice but to use the same methods the QPA did. They released specially breed Pestelentia Pestelentia individuals into areas controlled by the QPA. The P. Pestelentia, more commonly known as The Pestilence, is a naturally occurring species native to Via Aylathiya capable of spreading through space. These specially-breed individuals were created to quickly reproduce and to target military ships as well as have heightened aggression to space-faring organisms not of their species. Additionally, the Confederacy proverbially "took the gloves off" when it came to re-activating

The Commonwealth and other allies of the Confederacy 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 QPA while it was occupied in Via Aylathiya. The Commonwealth in particular aided greatly to the war effort, developing an AI of their own. 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 events were happening.

End of the War

As the war dragged on, the QPA's dominance slowly chipped away. Large amounts of resources went into the war and dozens of their most valuable Vaults had been destroyed. This combined with the fact that they were almost entirely unable to touch any major world caused morale to take a huge hit. Not just soldiers but citizens grew tired of the war. While they were still "winning," the Confederacy was by no means weak. Numerous special operation forces working behind their lines had caused significant damage and the threat of the Commonwealth made continuing the war infeasible. They were not fighting a war of survival, making it much more difficult to keep up morale.

The war ended in 88,805 as an armistice. As the Confederacy gained more allies, caused by millennia of trade deals with the Confederacy, was another major component in the ceasefire. Both sides were damaged, but the Confederacy was far more so. A large number of its wormholes were destroyed, many hyperlanes were destroyed, and large numbers of worlds lay abandoned or destroyed, never to house anyone again. The damages caused by the war remain even to the present day. Regions of the galaxy have been largely sterilized by not just direct attacks but also the Celestial Plague and various species of Pestelentia. Partial Birch Planets such as Mili and Nocturne saw a huge growth in population, causing construction to resume on these bodies.

Reconstruction and Post War

To deal with the economic downturn brought about by the war, the Confederacy opened up trade with the Martial States. Its companies were encouraged to use cheap Martial labor as well. Immigration from the Martial States was so common that they began swaying elections to the point of reverting Sagittarium to its anthropocentric past. With just enough humans in power, a renewed sense of nationalism with the QPA as the scapegoat, and a Chancellor willing to "adopt a different system," Sagittarium reverted to its past form; a form defined by authoritarianism above all else. The rest of the Confederacy, also engaging in authoritarian behavior to quickly rebuild, largely ignored this shift.

Shortly after the War of the Ancients, the Tenshin Dispute began. The dispute was a rebellion by the Sakagami House against the Tenshin ruling family, the Takanashi House. The rebels, receiving support from Drusidia, were able to split away from Tenshi and form the Entente of Ventemir. The State of Tenshi began to use their vast stores of weaponizable artifacts as they desperately attempted to regain control of Ventemir. Tenshi used artifacts such as the TRS Last Waltz and TRS Night Running to attack many worlds loyal to the Sakagamis who, having ran Ventemir for millennia, had wide support from many of the inhabitants of the galaxy. The conflict spilled over into Via Aylathiya as the Sakagamis, with the support of not only Drusidia but also Amme, began attacking Tenshin possessions. Most historians cite this as the beginning of what is known as Jezebel's War. Tenshi, an ally of the Confederacy, would soon bring this new war to the exhausted nation.

Jezebel's War

Main Article: Jezebel's War

Immediately after the War of the Ancients, Empress Jezebel II of Drusidia began what was essentially a hostile takeover of the Confederacy of Borealis. It was not an explicit plot to conquer the nation but a way to undermine it. Unlike her predecessor, she had no interest in maintaining the Confederacy as an ally; Jezebel II wanted a puppet. Her ultimate goal was to either plunge the Confederacy into a civil war and then reunify it under Drusidian control or to convert it into a vassal utterly dependent on Drusidia. Given that it was severely weakened by the war, Drusidia had a golden opportunity to return to its former glory days as the center of galactic commerce. Already Drusidia had a significant number of military bases in Confederate space to aid in its reconstruction.

The war would evolve into a coup supported by billions of ultra-wealthy individuals aiming to preserve their wealth against the widely popular movement towards collectivization. As they occupied Thalsiedeln, the then-capital of the Confederacy, they would side with Drusidia to bring the Confederacy to its knees. Years of fighting followed, however, the eventual death of Jezebel II would cause Drusidia to pull out of the conflict. Thalsiedeln would be recaptured and the war would end with the bombardment of the traitors' fleeing fleets.

Reforms

The Confederate Government had to force both Sagittarium to hold emergency elections and to expel the vast majority of human politicians serving. All of them were heavily under the influence of Drusidia. Various leaders were deposed, many of which were then convicted of war crimes. Its use of refugees as shields, unlawful propaganda, and abuse of natives in some of its colonies caused the Confederate member-states to vote to revoke autonomy from Sagittarium for the next 500 years.

Other nations also faced reform, one of which being Tenshi. While being a monarchy, it had to allow for local elections and had to hold a referendum in all territory it controlled in Ventemir. Territory which voted to remain in Tenshi was allowed to stay in Tenshi, while territory that voted to be a part of the Entente were allowed to stay in the Entente. This allowed for peace to finally enter the galaxy once more (even though the border between Tenshi and the Entente is one of the tensest in the universe).

After the war, the Confederacy entered a slow period of recovery. Its debts slowly reached their peak and started declining while the population recovered fairly quickly by 88,901. The Celestial Plague is still rampant in the galaxy but seems to have smoothly integrated into the native galactic ecosystem. It is no longer considered to be a threat by most experts. The organizations that were contracted to rebuild infrastructure shifted to dealing with the plague in what ended as a successful containment within the wild areas of Via Aylathiya.

Transition to Federacy

There were five nations most impacted by the War of the Ancients and Jezebel's War, the Confederacy of Borealis, Un'oit Collective, Blumeheim, Sagittarium, and the Entente of Ventemir. Following the traitorous actions of the elite, the governments of these countries abolished the corporation model, putting ownership of these corporations into the hands of those that worked there. The subsequent democratization of the workplace was followed by the union of these five nations into the Boreal Federacy in 90,006 CE.

Impact

There is no doubt that the Confederacy of Borealis had, at first, a hugely positive effect on Via Aylathiya and places beyond. Its early policy of "expansion at all costs" meant the introduction of democracy to places that would have otherwise remained authoritarian. What was a starkly divided galaxy became peaceful. The Confederacy has materially improved the lives of the vast majority of its inhabitants. Towards the end of its existence, however, the Confederacy began behaving much more imperialistically with less of a regard for democracy as the wealthy began taking power.

While internal benefit is clear, the effects it has had on outside nations are still heavily disputed. Its use of military force has historically been looked down upon, especially by nations at the receiving end of its relative aggression. The Confederacy caused the War of the Ancients, the largest recent war, to involve the entirety of Via Aylathiya when, without it, only a relative handful of nations would have been involved.

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