The Federated Stars
|Motto : Never Give Up, Never Surrender|
| Royal Anthem : Save our Emperor|
National Anthem :
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|Arch-Emperor||Arch-Emperor Michael X Stars Imperius|
|Imperial-Empress||Imperial-Empress Emma Imperius|
Imperial-Empress Hoshi Imperius
Imperial-Empress Jewel Imperius
Imperial-Empress Tila Imperius
|Imperial Heir Apparent||Crown Prince Michael XI Emma-Stars Imperius|
|Prime Minister||Arch-First-Duchess Jade Norraan|
| Government Type|
· Semi-Absolute Constitutional Imperial Monarchy
· Hereditary Noble Leaders (Western European Feudal Stylings)
· Westminster Parliament System
|Region||The Inner Sphere|
|Capital Planet||New Avalon (1.341 Billion)|
|Capital City||New Stars City (41,000,000)|
|Total Star Systems:||724 (Inhabited)|
|Three largest cities||New Stars City, New Syrtis City, Robinson City|
- Spoken By All Stareians
|Canadian & English English, Japanese, German, French|
|National animal||Bald Eagle|
|ISO Nation Codes||FSSE|
|Internet TLD||.fs / .net / .xxx|
The United Empire of The Federated Stars, shortened to the United Empire, the UE, the Federated Stars and rarely the FedStars has been legally ruled for all of its history by House Imperius. The United Empire is the biggest and strongest realm in The Inner Sphere. The UE is bordered by the The Capl Confederation with Chinese and Korean backgrounds, and The Dracons Combine with Japanese origins. The Federated Stars is divided into three Marches, the Imperius March; with its proud Canadian background, the Davion March; and its British origin, and the Liao March; with a Japanese origin. The capital world of the United Empire, New Avalon, is in the Imperius March, which ends near Terra. The Federated Stars was formed in CE120, making it was the first of the great realms.
- 1 Geography
- 2 The Federated Stars History
- 3 Culture & Society
- 4 Government and Politics
- 5 Foreign Policy
- 6 Economy
- 7 Transportation
- 8 Lists
- 9 Royal Forces of the Federated Stars
Traditional Long Form: The United Empire of The Federated Stars (結合された帝国 の 連合させた星)
Traditional Short Form: the United Empire (結合された帝国), the UE, the Federated Stars (連合させた星)
Other Forms: FedStars or The Stars (星)
Adjective Form: Stareian(s)
Country Code: FSSE
North, south, east, and west are insufficient terms for referring to directions within the galaxy. Instead, the following conventions have achieved widespread acceptance when referring to direction:
Toward the galactic core from Terra is Coreward; away from it, in the direction of the rim, is Rimward. In the direction in which the galaxy is rotating (away from the ends of the galaxy's arms) is Spinward, and the other direction (to the end of the arms) is Trailing.
- Stellar Boundaries in relation to New Avalon
- Canadian-Chinese Arm - Spinward & Rim-Rim Spinward
- The Capl Confederation - Rimward
- The Dracons Combine - Coreward
- The Free World League - Spin-Core-Coreward
- The Lyrans Alliance - Core-Spinward
- The Outsworld Alliance - Core-Trailing
- The St Ives Compact - Spin-Rim-Spinward
- The Taurian Concordat - Rimward
- Terrestrial Boundaries on Terra
- Federated Sunns
- The United Kingdom - Water Boundaries to the South and West
- The Principality of Andorra - Bordered by France and Spain.
- The Principality of Liechtenstein - Bordered by Switzerland to the West and by Austria to the East.
- The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg - Bordered by Belgium, France and Germany.
- The Principality of Monaco - Bordered by France.
- Federated Sunns
Climate Different on each planet
Terrain All types of planets are in The Federated Stars from Earth Types, Water Types, Ice Types and many others.
Capital New Stars City, Imperius March, New Avalon
The Federated Stars History
The Basics The Empire of The Federated Stars was founded in CE120 by Michael I Stars Imperius, when he negotiated a mutual defence and assistance agreement, known as the Stars Pact, with 40 nearby star systems. Michael I became the Federation's first Arch-Emperor and New Avalon its capital. A member of the Imperius family has led the Federated Stars in unbroken legal succession for over 300 years. Presently on the throne is His Imperial Majesty The Arch-Emperor Michael X "The Shining Knight" Stars Imperius and by his side are his 4 wives, The Imperial-Empresses Emma Imperius, Hoshi Imperius, Jewel Imperius and Tila Imperius and their 19 children.
Michael X is first child to Arch-Emperor Hanse "The Fox" Imperius and Imperial-Empress Melissa "The Keeper of Life" Imperius, who where killed on July 25 CE 404, just 2 days before Michael's 16th birthday, when The Windsor Imperial Crown Palace was attacked by a rouge force commanded by then Prime Minister Arch-First-Duke Stephen Imperius, Hanse's twin brother. Seeing his family and people killed, Michael X launched and lead the civil war that saved his people and reclaimed his birthright. After the war Michael was crowned The Arch-Emperor Of The Federated Stars Empire.
The Federated Civil War
Culture & Society
Marriage & Sex
The people of The Federated Stars are a very open minded and have liberal views on sex and life. Because the Federated Stars has 2.2 women for ever 1 man, a little more then half of the marriages are forms of polygamy, these marriages are accepted and recognized by the state as a lawful marriage if, everyone including any/all children are provided for equally and and all spouses in the marriage have giving their consent. It's considered a normal marriage just like another. When people become adults at 16 and should be treated as such, the government should not and dose not tell people how they can live there own lives in their own bedroom, even if it means a father and daughter or such become lovers, its accepted as along as it's consensual. Why should adults not be allowed to share pleasure and love with each other. Also the scientific reasons against incest have been rendered obsolete because of the Alexandria's Genesis Mark 2, so now relatives can safely have children together.
When they where discussing making incest and polygamy legal, civil libertarians argued that all private sexual activity between consenting adults should be legal, and its criminalization is a violation of human rights — thus, they argue that the criminalization of consensual adult incest and polygamy is a violation of human rights. Love is love and can come in many forms and if a person is happy with two women, men or whatever, and the are happy too, then that's all that matters. Because of the very lack attitude about sex, clothes that would normally be called sexy, wild & racy in some peoples eyes are considered a normal thing in The Federated Stars. For Nobles wild & racy clothing is very normal and in their palaces they have being know too walk around in fishnets, bikinis, lingerie, leather, silk cloth, robes or just about anything that can be called wild, sexy and naughty, some are even know too go around their palace nude.
- Marriage Statistics
- 55% Monogamy
- 45% Polygamy
- 74% 1 Man - 2 Woman
- 14% 1 Man - 3 Woman
- 4% 2 Man - 1 Woman
- 1% 3 Man - 1 Woman
- 7% Other
- .5% same sex
Races of The Federated Stars
Because the Federated Stars has 724 star systems under its control, the odds of a small number of them being inhabited, three have being found, is quite possible. With that in mind The Federated Stars doesn't conquer a new races it finds, instead they are asked if they would like to join The Federated Stars as a Special Member, and if not they try to a way to work together as friends.
- Humans : Humans make up the majority of the population, their most outstanding features other then their lacking of body hair, is, that their natural hair colours include unique reds, blues, pinks, purples, greens, yellows, oranges are just as common as browns, blonds and black. Humans in The Federated Stars are unique because they have a form of the Alexandria's Genesis called the Alexandria's Genesis Mark 2
- Catiins : Catiins (Cat-TE-INs) or Catgirls are a humanoid race from the planet Catiius (Cat-TE-US) where only the females have cat ears and a cat tail, but an otherwise normal human body. When the Stars Scout Service found the Catiins, eight out of ten of the 500 million population where female. The Catiins where in a Industrial Revolution and had trains, steam power, firearms and electricity, when first contact was made. They now comprise a small chunk of The Federated Stars population of around 42 billion. Children that are born too a human male and a Catiin female are only girls. They are knowing as mostly harmless, but distractingly cute and sexy.
- Elftens Elves are a humanoid race from the planet Elftin (Elf-Tin). Elves are similar to humans but are fairer and wiser, with greater spiritual powers, keener senses, and a closer empathy with nature, though they do not boast of their strengths. The two Elf sub-races can be told apart by the length of their ears which are ether long or short.
- Wolfgons The Wolfgons (Wolf-Ons) are a humanoid warrior race from the planet Qurnoss (Crow-Noss). Wolfgons are typically stronger but have more hostility than Humans. In the traditional sense, the Wolfgon people hold honour above life, although as with any culture, high-level politics and personal gain get in the way. In Wolfgon culture, lower-ranked officers consider it a duty to kill off a superior who is perceived as weak. Wolfgons notoriously neither surrender nor bluff. A true warrior fights to the death and would rather be killed than taken hostage. Wolfgons fight not just to spill blood but to enrich the spirit.
- Vampires: The Vampire race, along with the Lycans has its roots go back to Alexander Veetouss was a Hungarian warlord who lived in the early fifth century.
- Lycans: The Lycan race, along with Vampires has its roots go back to Alexander Veetouss was a Hungarian warlord who lived in the early fifth century.
- Artificial Intelligence Construct: An assortment of civilian AI's & militarty AI's.
Telecommunications in The UE give an user the capability to communicate with anyone in the galaxy and vis-versa, even to a person on a ship travelling though hyperspace. This ability doesn't stop with phones, but also television and internet. No one government has control over the relay network itself, due to the fact that the relay posts where buried deep in hyperspace by the Ancients, so information security has a high success rate. The relay network is also maintenance free thanks to nano repair technology.
- Special Phone Numbers
- 0 - Telephone Operator Assistance.
- 00 - Long Distance Operator Assistance.
- 011 - International Access Code. (For all destinations outside the Federated Stars)
- 211 - Community Information or Social services.
- 311 - Local Non-Emergency Services Dispatcher & Other Municipal Information Services
- 411 - Local telephone directory service.
- 511 - Traffic, road, and tourist information.
- 611 - Telephone line repair service.
- 711 - Relay service for hearing-impaired or mute customers.
- 811 - "Dig safe" underground pipe safety line.
- 911 - Local Emergency Dispatcher.
- 1111 - National Directory Assistance
- 9999 - National Security Tip Line (To report information regarding terrorism, criminal extremism or suspicious activities which could pose a threat to national safety and security).
Almost all cities in the UE are served by at least one daily newspaper, along with community and neighbourhood weeklies. In large cities which have more than one daily newspaper, usually at least one daily is a tabloid format. Newspapers are split into serious-minded newspapers, referred to as Broadsheet due to their large size, and Tabloid varieties. For convenience of reading, many traditional broadsheets have switched to a more compact-sized format, traditionally used by tabloids. The New Times and The Star, have the highest circulation of any daily newspaper in the UE, with approximately a quarter of the market each. The largest tabloids in The UE are the Daily Star, The Daily Mirror, The Daily Sport and The Sun. The Financial Times is the main business paper, printed on distinctive salmon-pink broadsheet paper. The Star is the oldest daily newspaper in The UE still in publication.
- Nursery School (3 & under) They teach early social skills including interpersonal interaction, being a part of a group of peers, and classroom skills such as following the instructions of a teacher
- Preschool (3-4) They work to improve a child's ability to speak and write English and Japanese
- Elementary School
- Kindergarten (4-5)
- Grade 1 (5-6)
- Grade 2 (6-7)
- Grade 3 (7-8)
- Grade 4 (8-9)
- Grade 5 (9-10)
- Grade 6 (10-11)
- Grade 7 (11-12)
- Secondary School
- Grade 8 (12-13) (Freshman)
- Grade 9 (13-14) (Sophomore)
- Grade 10 (14-15) (Junior)
- Grade 11 (15-16) (Senior)
- Post-Secondary Education
- College - College refers to a community college or a technical, applied arts, or applied science school. Two to three years leading to a diploma and typically do not grant degrees, except in some rare cases, an associates degree or a bachelor's degree, as some have university status.
- University - Some undergraduate universities offer four-year, single-degree programs and five-year, double-degree programs.
Sports is a important motivator for The Federated Stars. The most popular in order are;
- The Royal Battlesuit League (RBML)
- The Battlemech Warrior League (BMWL)
- The Mobile Suit Combat League (MSCL)
- The Royal Hockey League (RHL)
- The Royal Football Premier Union (RFPU) (Soccer)
- The Stars Football League (SFL)
- The Stars Rugby Union (SRU)
- The Stars Unarmed Combat Union (SUCU)
- The Stars Ultimate Combat Fighting League
- The Stars Taekwondo Federation
- The Stars Boxing League
- The Stars Kick Boxing League
- The Stars Karate Federation
- The Stars Wrestling Federation
- The Royal Racing League (RRL)
- The Stars Poker Tour (SPT)
- The Stars Basketball League (SBL)
- The Stars Major League Baseball (SMLB)
- The Stars Golf Tour (SGT)
The age of an adult is 16 years old.
|Type||Age & Info|
|Compulsory Suffrage Voting Age||16|
|Soft Drugs (Cannabis, Tobacco, Shrooms, ect.) Products||16|
|Driving Licence|| 14 - Class 7
15 - Class 5 Unrestricted Licence.
|Age of Criminal Responsibility||7|
|Age of Consent||10 (Unrestricted if in a Marriage) - 11 if involved in a position of trust, authority or other form of relationship - 15 for full nude magazine pictures with no sex acts (Page Three Girl) - 16 Unrestricted|
|Age for Marriage||Unrestricted if there is a Pregnancy or Child - 10 Judicial & Parental Consent (Judicial can override Parental Consent) - 12 with ether judicial or parental consent - 15 Unrestricted.|
|Age||Drinking Law - When drinking in private, the drinking age is almost never enforced|
|0 to 9||May only be given alcohol on medical order.|
|10 & Up||May consume alcohol at home.|
|11 to 15||May consume alcohol at a house with owners consent.|
|11 & Under||May not be present in the bar of licensed premises unless accompanied by a n adult|
|12 to 15||May be in the bar of licensed premises.|
|12 to 14||May be present in a restaurant and drink beer, wine, porter, cider, or perry served with a meal but can't purchase alcohol, must be bought by an adult|
|14 & Up||May purchase beer, wine, porter, cider, or perry with a meal in a restaurant or in a pub or other licensed premises.|
|14 & Under||May not be employed in bar of a licensed premises, unless as part of a Modern Apprenticeship Scheme.|
|15 & Under||May not purchase, be supplied with or consume hard alcohol in a pub or other licensed premises.|
The Six Liberties
The power of the ruling class has its limits, a guarantee of personal freedoms that goes some way toward explaining the average citizen's contentment with leadership by a hereditary aristocracy. The Federated Stars constitution enshrines the following Six Liberties: the rights to personal liberty, fair treatment, privacy, ownership of property, ownership of weapons, and the right to participate in government. The exact form of the latter right is a parliamentary democracy, just as long as the people can have a say in how there lives are run. These civilian governments are separate from, though connected to, the governing power of planetary nobles. In theory, a ruler can overrule any decision made by the civilian Parliament, Legislature or Court and the Parliament or Legislature can overrule any decision made by the courts, with The Notwithstanding Clause of the Federated Stars Charter of Rights and Freedoms. However, nobles who do so too often or without good cause will find themselves deposed, through peaceful appeal or less gentle methods.
The Six Liberties give citizens of the Federated Stars much of their boundless drive and enthusiasm, which they turn toward everything from border raids to commercial ventures to civic groups and arts extravaganzas. The freedom to choose their own courses gives them confidence in everything they do-a sense of rightness that is both a blessing and a curse. Pride in their liberties enables them to take bold gambits, such as opening the frontier worlds. More tradition-bound societies, could not have made such thing work so quickly or so efficiently. Only a people accustomed to free choice could conceive of choosing peace over war, against the weight of centuries of intrigue and conflict.
As with much about this vast realm, however, an individual's attitude toward these freedoms can vary widely depending on his circumstances. The more prosperous the world, the more likely its people are to take extreme pride in their constitutional rights. Not surprisingly, these are the people with the greatest opportunity to exercise them. On less fortunate worlds or in pockets of poverty where the people have lost hope, the Six Liberties often become irrelevant. The right to own property is meaningless when one lacks the money to buy any. Other rights, like those to fair treatment or personal liberty, can often be trampled at will because down-and-out citizens cannot afford to defend them in court. Even among the poorest citizens, however, a certain sense of pride lingers. Many take comfort in their rights-their lives may be wretched, but at least they have their freedom. The extent to which that freedom means anything is a question better avoided.
For too many in the Federated Stars, pride in their democratic traditions easily turns to arrogance. The average citizen sees his homeland as the only truly free realm and therefore superior to all others. Some take this righteousness a step further, believing themselves duty-bound to spread the Federated Stars' enlightened ways by any means necessary. They sincerely believe that, given a choice, any sane human being would live exactly as they do. When confronted with nations whose people live differently, they tend to either pity them as ignorant or despise them for intentionally rejecting a "better" way of life. Such attitudes bolster the pro-military mindset so prevalent in Federated Stars society, turning the frequently ugly business of war into an expression of manifest destiny. On a smaller scale, self-righteousness and complacency win few friends among outsiders.
The Federated Stars taxes all religions the same as other companies, so churches have a difficult time in amassing followers. Over 80% of people in The Federated Stars do not believe in a god, but follow ancestor worship. The shrines and the priests who work at them are the only ones who are not taxed under the law like religions. Some see this as favouritism but the government can safely say that ancestor worship only seeks to honour the deeds, memories, and sacrifice of the deceased, not to try and control people with ideas. Much of the worship includes visiting the deceased at their graves, making offerings to the deceased to provide for their welfare in the afterlife. For instance, a toothbrush, comb, towel, slippers, and water are provided by the coffin so that the deceased will be able to have these items after they have died. Spirit money is sometimes burned as an offering to ancestors as well for the afterlife. The living may regard the ancestors as guardian angels, perhaps in protecting them from serious accidents, or guiding their path in life.
Government and Politics
- Imperial Constitutional Parliamentary Democracy with Hereditary Monarchy & Aristocracy Leaders
Head of State & 1st Head of Government:
- His Imperial Majesty The Arch-Emperor Michael "The Shining Knight" Stars Imperius The First Of The Federated Stars Empire
2nd Head of Government and Head of the Imperial Parliament:
Deputy Head of the Imperial Parliament:
A respected historian of the Federated Stars once described his native realm as "a bastion of freedom amid a universe of despots." That phrase sums up the way most of his fellow citizens see their nation-enlightened but embattled, a beacon of liberty that the tyrant leaders of other states will do anything to snuff out. It is true that the average citizen of the Federated Stars has greater personal rights than many others. He or she can openly criticize the government and even Imperial Family, all though it's considered rude by many people, worship as he chooses, form political organizations and sue for fair treatment at the hands of local authorities. These and other rights are guaranteed to every Federated Stars citizen under the Charter of Liberties, enshrined in the nation's constitution throughout centuries of political change. And yet these freedoms by themselves do not guarantee a decent life. The well-off New Avalon city-dwellers knows little of the harsh realities on the new frontier worlds and frequently cares less. Secure in his own freedom and comfort, he assumes everyone in the Federated Stars is equally prosperous or believes that those who fall through the cracks have only themselves to blame.
The Federated Stars can best be described as a monarchy ruled by an Emperor or Empress, albeit one with constitutional limits placed on the monarchy itself. The Arch-Emperor is the leader of the Federated Stars and is the commander in chief of the Armed Forces of the Federated Stars (AFFS). The Imperial Privy Council is a grouping of the highest advisers to the Arch-Emperor and is extremely important to help with running the day-to-day affairs of the state. The Nobility of the Federated Stars, created during the reign of the first Arch-Emperor Michael I Stars Imperius, also hold positions of authority, but The Federated Stars has a weaker nobility than some realms. The citizens of the realm also have several rights, which include freedom of speech and freedom of religion, and the ability to appeal to the central government in order to have unpopular or destruction noblemen removed from office.
The Imperial Household of Imperius
Template:SWIP The Federated Stars Imperial Family Line Current Rulers
- HIM The Arch-Emperor Michael "The Shining Knight" Stars Imperius The First Of The Federated Stars Empire - 34 Years Old
- HIM The Imperial-Empress Emma "The Keeper of the Keys" Imperius The II Of The Federation Stars Empire - 32 Years Old
- HIM The Imperial-Empress Hoshi "The Protector of the People" Imperius The II Of The Federation Stars Empire - 33 Years Old
- HIM The Imperial-Empress Jewel "The Giver of the Realm" Imperius The II Of The Federation Stars Empire - 42 Years Old
- HIM The Imperial-Empress Tila "The Defender of the Ruler" Imperius The II Of The Federation Stars Empire - 33 Years Old
- His Imperial Majesty The Crown Prince Michael Emma-Stars Imperius The III Of The Federated Stars - 17 Years Old
Possible Imperial Heirs
- Her Imperial Highness The Crown Princess Elizabeth Emma-Stars Imperius of The Federated Stars - 16 1/12 Years Old
- Her Imperial Highness The Crown Princess Sakura Hoshi-Stars Imperius of The Federated Stars - 16 6/12 Years Old
- Her Imperial Highness The Crown Princess Heather Jewel-Stars Imperius of The Federated Stars - 15 7/12 Years Old
- Her Imperial Highness The Imperial Princess Tila Stars Imperius of The Federated Stars - 15 5/12 Years Old
- His Imperial Highness The Imperial Prince Robert Tila-Stars Imperius of The Federated Stars - 15 5/12 Years Old
- Her Imperial Highness The Imperial Princess Sarah Emma-Stars Imperius of The Federated Stars - 15 2/12 Years Old Twins-1
- Her Imperial Highness The Imperial Princess Emma Stars Imperius of The Federated Stars - 15 2/12 Year Old Twins-1
- His Imperial Highness The Imperial Prince Alexander Emma-Stars Imperius of The Federated Stars - 14 1/12 Years Old Twins-2
- Her Imperial Highness The Imperial Princess Alexandra Emma-Stars Imperius of The Federated Stars - 14 1/12 Years Old Twins-2
- Her Imperial Highness The Imperial Princess Hoshi Stars Imperius of The Federated Stars - 14 1/12 Years Old
- Her Imperial Highness The Imperial Princess Jewel Stars Imperius of The Federated Stars - 12 1/12 Years Old Twins-3
- Her Imperial Highness The Imperial Princess Jessica Jewel-Stars Imperius of The Federated Stars - 12 1/12 Years Old Twins-3
- His Imperial Highness The Imperial Prince William Emma-Stars Imperius of The Federated Stars - 12 1/12 Years Old
- His Imperial Highness The Imperial Prince Harry Emma-Stars Imperius of The Federated Stars - 10 1/12 Years Old
- Her Imperial Highness The Imperial Princess Tila Stars Imperius of The Federated Stars - 10 5/12 Years Old
- His Imperial Highness The Imperial Prince Nicholas Hoshi-Stars Imperius of The Federated Stars - 10 1/12 Years Old
- Her Imperial Highness The Imperial Princess Hoshi Stars Imperius of The Federated Stars - 9 1/12 Years Old
- His Imperial Highness The Imperial Prince Jonathan Jewel-Stars Imperius of The Federated Stars - 7 1/12 Years Old
The Federated Stars is a Imperial Constitutional Monarchy, its executive power exercised by the Arch-Emperor with help by the First-Arch-Duchess and cabinet ministers who head government departments. The PM and his or her cabinet are formally appointed by the Arch-Emperor. However, the PM chooses the cabinet and the Arch-Emperor, by convention, respects the Prime Minister's choices. These ministers are drawn from the House of Commons and are responsible to Parliament, which is traditionally considered to be supreme, that is, able to legislate on any matter not bound by decisions of the Arch-Emperor.
The people elect MP's for representation in Imperial Parliament of the Federated Stars, their job is to make laws, help to determine if a Crown Prince or Princess is right for the title of Emperor or Empress, and if not, a new heir is picked, this happens because the most imported job of an Emperor or Empress is to work for the people and to be trusted by them.
The Federated Stars law are made by the bicameral Imperial Parliament. Parliament consists of a Lower House named the House of Commons with containing 850 seats, nobles can no longer become Members of Parliament since 2506. MP's are elected by every five years The Upper House called the House of Lords consists of 464 seats, the members are representatives picked from a list of noble candidates chosen by the people from all 29 sectors and 434 worlds with the final pick resting in the hands of each Grand-Duke and Duke. The House of Lords primary job is to send a bill back down to the House of Commons for it to be re-addressed if they find something wrong with it.
The PM's Cabinet is composed of the Prime Minister (First-Arch-Duchess) and ministers of state, and is responsible to the parliament. The PM must be a member of the House of Members, and is the leader of the winning party. The Prime Minister has the power to appoint and remove ministers, with The Arch-Emperor's approval. The Federated Stars Party (FSP) has been in power for over 100 years.
|Party||Leader||Description||Primary Vote Percentage||Seats (out of 435)|
|The Federated Stars Party (FSP)||Prime Minister Arch-First-Duchess Jade Norraan||The Federated Stars Party was the first party formed after The Federated Stars was formed. It supports a centrist agenda, share its belief in keeping the economy strong combined with a strong. The FSP has formed the government 95% of the time over the past 285 years.||%||358|
|The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)||leader||The Liberal Democratic Party sometimes called, The LDP, is a left-of-centre party.||%||20|
|The Conservative Party (The Tories)||Leader||The Conservative Party normally called The Tories, is a right-of-centre party.||%||57|
Judiciary of the Federated Stars
SEE : Court system of The Federated Stars The Federated Stars judiciary plays an important role in interpreting laws and has the power to strike down laws that violate the Constitution. The Supreme Court of The Federated Stars is the highest court and second final arbiter, it's the ultimate source for the interpretation of all laws and the final court of appeals for all cases involving national law. It has jurisdiction in all cases involving piracy, treason and other crimes. It is also the only civilian court to which the results of a military court martial may be appealed. Its nine members are directly appointed by the Arch-Emperor. All judges at the superior and appellate levels are elected to four-years terms by the people and must be an accomplished and reputable attorney for 10 years, and receive training. The federal cabinet also appoints justices to superior courts at the provincial and territorial levels. Courts differ in levels of legal superiority and separated by jurisdiction. Some of the courts are federal in nature while others are of the Planetary or Prefecture level.
The Federated Stars work with a mix of common and civil law. Criminal law is solely a federal responsibility and is uniform throughout The Federated Stars. Law enforcement, including criminal courts, is a provincial responsibility, the largest police force is the Royal Stars Mounted Police (RSMP).
As the federal police force in the UE, the RSMP is responsible for enforcing federal laws. Unlike most other federal police forces, however, it also has a major role in front-line policing throughout the realm. Although each planet is constitutionally responsible for law and order, they all have chosen to contract their policing responsibilities to the RSMP. The RSMP consequently operates under the direction of the planetary governments in regard to regional and municipal law enforcement. Additionally, many municipalities contract the RSMP to serve as their police force.
The death penalty is only used in the military and for nobles as they must always set a good example. Crime & Sentences
Nobility of the Federated Stars
Noble Ranks and their Realms
|1||Arch-Emperor/Empress||Your Imperial Majesty||Rules The United Empire of The Federated Stars|
|2||Imperial Emperor/Empress||Your Imperial Majesty||The Husband/Wife(s) of the Ruler of The Empire of The Federated Stars, can help to oversee one of the 3 Regions|
|3||Crown Prince/Princess||Your Imperial Highness||The Future Ruler of The Federated Stars, helps to oversee a part of The Federated Stars|
|4||Imperial Prince/Princess||Your Imperial Highness||Possible Imperial Heirs of The Federated Stars, helps to oversee a part of The Federated Stars|
|5||First-Arch-Duke/Duchess||Your First Highness||An honorary title for the Prime Minister and Head of the Imperial Parliament|
|5||Second-Arch-Duke/Duchess||Your Second Highness||An honorary title for the Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Head of the Imperial Parliament|
|5||First Prince/Princess of Davion||Your Royal Majesty||Rules the Davion March|
|5||First Prince/Princess of Liao||Your Royal Majesty||Rules the Liao March|
|6||Crown Prince/Princess of Davion||Your Royal Highness||The heir to the Davion March|
|6||Crown Prince/Princess of Liao||Your Royal Highness||The heir to the Liao March|
|7||Prince/Princess of Davion||Your Royal Highness||Child to the first family of the Davion March|
|7||Prince/Princess of Liao||Your Royal Highness||Child to the first family of the Liao March|
|8||Grand-Duke/Duchess of The Federated Sunns||Your Grand Highness||Rules The Grand Duchy of Federated Sunns near the UK on Terra|
| Prince/Princess of Andorra
Prince/Princess of Liechtenstein
Grand-Duke/Duchess of Luxembourg
Prince/Princess of Monaco
| Your Royal Highness
Your Royal Highness
Your Royal Highness
Your Royal Highness
| Rules The Principality of Andorra|
Rules The Principality of Liechtenstein
Rules The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Rules The Principality of Monaco
|8||Grand-Duke/Duchess||Your Grand Highness||Rules one of 29 Sectors|
|9||Duke/Duchess||Your Highness||Rules a Star System|
|10||Marquess/Marchioness||Your Eminence||Rules a Prefecture|
|11||Earl/Countess||Your Prominence||Rules a Metropolitan City|
|12||Baron/Baroness||Your Grace||Rules a Region|
|13||Lord/Lady||Your Lordship/Ladyship||Rules a City, Core City, Major City|
|Administrative Division||Noble Leader||Civil Leader||Legislative Body|
|The United Empire of The Federated Stars||Arch-Emperor/Empress||First-Arch-Duke/Duchess||Imperial Parliament of The Federated Stars|
|The Grand Duchy of Federated Sunns||Grand-Duke/Duchess of The Federated Sunns||Chief Executive||Chamber of Commons|
|The Principality of Andorra||Prince/Princess of Andorra||Chief Executive||General Council|
|The Principality of Liechtenstein||Prince/Princess of Liechtenstein||Chief of Government||The Diet|
|The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg||Grand-Duke/Duchess of Luxembourg||Prime Minister||Chamber of Deputies|
|The Principality of Monaco||Prince/Princess of Monaco||Minister of State||National Council|
|Star System||Duke/Duchess||Governor||World Assembly|
|Metropolitan City||Earl/Countess||Lord Mayor||City Council|
|Region||Baron/Baroness||Commissioner||Board of Managers|
|City, Core City, Major City||Lord/Lady||Mayor||City Council|
|Town||None||Town Mayor||Town Council|
|Village||None||Village Mayor||Village Council|
|Ward||None||Ward Chief||Neighbourhood Board|
The People's Rights and The Noble Rulers
An aristocracy essentially rules the Federated Stars along side an elected Legislative Assembly. The logistical difficulties of governing its far-flung expanses preclude a genuinely democratic system; the messy process of government by the people simply does not work on an interplanetary scale, as the early leaders of the Federated Stars found out. New Avalon's egalitarian traditions, however, remained dear to the hearts of the ruling Imperius who claimed it as their homeworld. Consequently, the Federated Stars government never entirely abandoned democratic ideals.
The notion of government by consent of the governed is the principal surviving concept, for hard headed practical as well as sentimental reasons. With few exceptions, even the most autocratic Arch-Emperor have recognized that competent rulership for the good of the people fosters peace and contentment among them. Abuses of power sooner or later will lead to rebellion, which deprives the treasury of tax revenues and the needless death of citizens, and that always creates the need for expensive military intervention. To avoid such problems and safeguard the long-term health of the realm and its people, the constitution and common law of the Federated Stars contain two mechanisms by which ordinary people can potentially depose incompetent or venal rulers: the right of public appeal and direct action.
The right of appeal allows the citizens of a planet to lodge complaints against their local ruler before the planetary Baron, Earl, Marquess, Duke or even the Sector's Grand-Duke. The Noble Conduct and Review Act, enacted by HIM Arch-Emperor Michael I Stars Imperius in CE122, obligate planetary authorities to conduct enquiries based on these complaints. The Grand-Duke, Duke, Marquess, Earl or Baron then decides the offending nobles fate. Most often, the noble is replaced by his or her nearest successor. In cases where an entire ruling family falls under suspicion, that family may be stripped of its title and then sent to a backwater world to live. Nobles who attempt to silence their critics face punishment by the Arch-Emperor, ranging from a public reprimand to direct military action on behalf of the local population. The Arch-Emperor and his ministers take a dim view of a subordinate noble who cannot keep the peace through competent governance and do not hesitate to back popular rebellions against a bad ruler. One famous intervention came in CE392, when Duke Donvier Rossini of Tancredi destroyed the Justice Building in his Star system and executed his critics. In lees then a week, the elite Imperius Division of Guards arrived on Tancredi to arrest the Duke. Rossini was subsequently found guilty of all charges and beheaded in his city's central public square.
Direct action does not appear in the Federated Stars constitution, but is an accepted part of unwritten common law. Most often strikes or insurrections, direct action comes into play when the right of appeal has failed. A strike is the least desperate of the two tactics, though strikers may risk military occupation by higher authorities if their protest turns violent. An outright insurrection virtually guarantees the arrival of well-armed troops. A military governor replaces the ruling nobles on such planets until a new family can be found to rule, and both sides of the insurrection face heavy penalties for breaking the peace of the realm.
Local Government Subdivisions
|Administrative Divisions of The Federated Stars|
|'Stellar Administrative Divisions'|
|March - The Federated Stars is divided into the Imperius March, Davion March and the Liao March.|
|Combat Theatre "Theatre" - A military division of 3 Sectors|
|Combat Sector "Sector" - A Combat Sector is one of the 29 groupings of planets|
|'Planetary Administrative Divisions'|
|Prefecture - A Prefecture is subdivided into Regions and sometimes a Metropolitan City, Each Region is then divided into Major Cities, Core Cities, Cities, Towns and Villages.|
|Region - Normally the area consists of a few to a dozen cities, towns, & villages, with no overlap, and controls any uncovered areas.|
|Metropolitan City - 10,000,000min very important economic and industrial functions. Compasses a number of wards, may also have towns and villages or a small city.|
|Major City - Major cities are delegated many of the functions normally performed by prefectural cities, making them almost on par with the prefectures themselves. A Major City needs to have important economic & industrial functions and have a population greater than 2,000,000.|
|Core City - Core cities are delegated many functions normally carried out by prefectural governments, but not as many as Major Cities. The population must at least 800,000, if the population is less than 400,000, the total area must be less then 150 km² in area.|
|City - Generally, a town can be promoted to a city when its population increases above 70,000 and a city may be demoted to a town when its population decreases below 50,000.|
|Town - 2000 to 70,000|
|Village - Up to 3000|
|Ward - A Ward or sometimes a Borough subdivide each city in to areas designated by government ordinance and controlled by the municipal government. Emergency services may use wards for management purposes. Wards handle administrative functions such as koseki registration, property taxation and in larger cities may also run local services such as waste collection and manage minor roads.|
The Federated Stars is first divided into Stellar Administrative Divisions then Planetary Administrative Divisions. Each local jurisdictions has a Ruler, an unicameral assembly, the assembly is elected by a First Past The Post System every five years. The Ruler is responsible for all activities supported through local taxation or the national government.
In order to attain City status, a jurisdiction must have at least 70,000 inhabitants. The City government is headed by a Baronet/Baronetess and the head from the elected City Council who is called the Mayor. The wards of larger cities also elect their own assemblies, which select a superintendent.
Towns and Villages are smaller then cities and rather unique where as they have noble ruler but a fully elected government that comprises of an elected Town or Village Council, with the leader of the council holding the title of Town or Village Mayor.
The local jurisdictions largely depend on national government both administratively and financially. The Home Office, as well as other national ministries, has the authority to intervene in any local government. The result of this power is a high level of organizational and policy standardization among the different local governments. Because many local tax revenues are insufficient to support prefectural and city governments, these bodies depend on the central government for subsidies. The term "50 percent autonomy" is frequently used to describe local government because that amount of revenues is derived from local taxation. Yet local governments are not entirely passive. People have a strong sense of local community, and wish to preserve the uniqueness of their planet, prefecture, city, town or village. Some of the more progressive jurisdictions, have experimented with policies in such areas as social welfare that later were adopted by the national government.
As the biggest and most powerful realm in The Inner Sphere, The Federated Stars still likes to have some friends and allies that can help in the dream of creating a powerful Star League. As a strong fighter for personal rights and for the annihilation of bandit kingdoms, The Federated Stars sees its self doing a good job in The Inner Sphere as a protector of the peace. Some of its allies and friends have joined the Star League were the members have found that they had much in common with one another. This has ensured that it is capable of carrying out its foreign policy without being held back by diverging allies with other ideologies, interests, and intents.
International & Interstellar Relations
- Trading States (Special Trading Pacts):
- Elysian Fields
- Fronc Reaches
- Marian Imperial Hegemony
- Mica Majority
- Niops Association
- Oberon Confederation
- Republic of Haven
- Rim Collection
- Rim Worlds Republic
- Enemy (Trade Forbidden):
- Belt Pirates of Star's End
- Circinus Federation (Pirate Kingdom)
- Greater Valkyrate (Pirate Kingdom)
- Manpower Incorporated (A company banned in the UE that specializes in manufacturing genetic slaves)
- Mesa (Planet owned by Manpower Incorporated)
- The New Belt Pirates (Pirate Kingdom)
- Tortuga Dominions (Pirate Haven)
- War (Trade Forbidden):
- Masada (Currently Under Manticoran, Grayson & United Empire Occupation)
- International Organizations :
- Sphere Nations (SN)
- Star League Alliance (SL)
- United Sphere Realms (USR)
Trade and Development
The road network in the UE is extensive and is one of popular method of transportation. A high-speed motorway system is also extensive. The major Motorways and Autoways "trunk" roads, many of which are dual carriageway, form the trunk network which links all cities and major towns. The maximum speed limit on motorways is 120 km/h for cars and motorcycles, some may have lower limits for various local reasons and for trucks, and up to 200 km/h on an Auto High Speed Lane. Alongside there are trunk "A" network are various lesser B and C roads, and many other unclassified roadways.
Motorway service areas (MSA), motorway service stations, or simply motorway services, are places where drivers can leave a motorway to refuel, rest, or take refreshments. Almost all the MSA sites in the UE are owned by the Ministry of Transport and let on 50-year leases to private operating companies. Food sold at MSAs is somewhat expensive (although discounts are frequently available; for instance, Government and AA breakdown members receive a little-publicised 35% discount on virtually all products on production of their membership card). Also MSAs must provide free short-term parking and free toilet facilities and adequate provision for the sale of food and fuel.
The rail network in the Federated Stars is is a very efficient and heavily used method of travel. The system normally consists of high-speed main lines, which radiate from major cities to other major cities, augmented by regional rail lines and dense commuter networks within the major cities. The railway infrastructure which includes tracks, signalling, and stations are owned and operated by National Rail.
Passenger train services in the UE are structured on the basis of regional franchises awarded by the Office of Rail Regulation Authority, an office of the Ministry of Transport, to Train Operating Companies. The trains used to operate the passenger service are ether owned by the TOCs or by a small number of Rolling Stock Companies (ROSCOs) and are leased to the individual TOCs. In the CE425 operating year, franchised services provided 21.614 trillion train journeys.
All the passenger train operating companies are privately owned. The majority of these own franchises to operate rail services on specific parts of the railway and come under the auspices of National Rail. However, due to the private nature of the railways, companies are able to bid for "slots" (specific parts of the overall National Rail timetable) to operate their own services, these operators are classed as open-access operators and are not franchise holders. Currently the three biggest are, Hull Trains, Grand Star Central & Red Sun Railway.
The Association of Train Operating Companies is the coordinating body of the train operating companies and organizes the common ticketing structure. At first glance it may look as if a large number of companies are involved in the rail system. However, many of the train operating companies are in fact parts of larger companies which operate multiple franchises. The biggest are Stars Railways, National Express Group, First Group, Virgin Trains and Arriva.
There are over twenty freight operating companies, the largest of which are CEJ, Freightliner and Railfreight First, which is part of First Group.
When hyperspace was discovered in 2058 by Doctors Shaw and Fujikawa, they could only use it to seed FTL communications throughout the Solar System and in two years lag-free communications were available in the whole system.
This was a major boost to the colonization of the other planets and moons.
Jump Hyper FTL Drive Mark II is the next generation of FTL engine to travelling the stars. The Mark II replaces the older Jump FTL Drive Mark I witch was larger it could only fit on starships 450m or bigger. The new drive can fit into small civilian merchant ships even as small as a shuttle or starfighter.
The Federated Stars would never have being formed if it wasn't for the FTL drive.
The Federated Stars possessed, arguably the most powerful military in The Inner Sphere. The Leadership of House Imperius has always been committed to the military of their realm and nearly every Imperius has served in the armed forces unless prevented for some reason. The Armed Forces of the Federated Stars, also knowing as the Stars Forces, is the one of the largest in personal. Any Noble that enters the the military is treated just like anyone else and can not use there title when on duty, except for flag officers.
Though the RFFS does not literally rule the Federated Stars, the military has had close ties to the ruling Imperius family since the first rulers, Arch-Emperor Michael Stars Imperius intensified this link by coming to power through a de-facto military coup. Though his claim to the throne rested on a solid legal foundation, he could not have made it a reality without strong military backing. Grateful for an end to bitter civil strife, the ordinary people venerated both the man and the armies that had brought them peace. That near-reverence for the armed forces persists to this day throughout the citizenry of Federated Stars, from the highest nobility to the working class.
Ranks in the Armed Forces of The Federated Stars
Weapons of Mass Destruction
The Federated Stars with its very large military budget, can field a very great number of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) in addition to it's conventional arsenal. The specific weapon technology itself is listed elsewhere, but the policy is as follows.
Nuclear Weapons The Stars Forces maintains a 'second strike' policy in regards to nuclear weapons, in effect designating them as a deterrent force against the nuclear armament of other realms. Nuclear weapons can also be used on a country that uses any type of WMD. Battlefield commanders may authorization the use of small yield tactical nuclear weapons.
Chemical Weapons Unlike other nations, The Federated Stars considers chemical weapons, in small amounts, as a valid weapon of war. Almost exclusively used is a poison called VX-7 Nerve Gas, which, depending on it's concentration and time exposed to air, can kill in anything from 5 to 40 seconds. It is made so that, when exposed to oxygen, it will become inert and non-lethal within of 1 hour, hopefully minimizing civilian and friendly causalities. VX-7 composition as a highly-lethal, but short-lived compound fits well within the military's policy, and will realistically be used when the Stars Forces are backed into the proverbial corner, against large troop concentrations. It can also be used to kill livestock and crops, this can make VX-7 a strategic weapon, used over the long-term to destroy the enemy’s food production capabilities. Also in use are non-lethal agents, both in domestic policing and military roles.
Biological Weapons The Federated Stars will not engage in biological warfare unless absolute necessary and then only with the order of the Arch-Emperor. The government maintains a small amount of weaponized viruses, they are currently kept in secure facilities, under heavy guard, as scientists work on countering them with either vaccines or anti-viral medication.