The Confederacy of Borealis, (often abbreviated as CoB, and mainly called The Confederacy or just Confederacy) is a military alliance, which is located in the western hemisphere of the Borealis Cluster. The Confederacy is mostly known for its sheer strength, and it's strong bonds with all of the nations in it. The CoB is made up of many nations, which have chosen to join for protection and economic aid.
With a massive size of 100,000 galaxies under its belt, The Confederacy is the largest entity in the entire Borealis Cluster. This obviously makes the Confederacy a well-known power. As a result of the protection offers, many sub-galactic and intergalactic nations have seeked to join in recent times.
Most nations in the confederacy are medium-class, or intergalactic. A margin of all nations in the CoH, about 16%, joined directly because of The War for All. Most of these nations have since recovered from the war.
The Confederacy is finely connected to almost all human and alien worlds. This is direct a result of its impressive size and strength. Many of its travels are largely achieved with FTL wormhole transmission links and with routine checkups on the many states located within the Confederacy.
The current advisor and leader of The Confederacy, Franklin Norn, is currently trying to aim for more trade with other nations, and improve relationships with the Alliance of Five.
The Confederate Council
Often called the CC, the Confederate Council is the most important overarching body in the CoB: passing laws, managing currency, and managing the military. The council president is also Franklin Norn.
The Economy of the Confederacy is the second largest in the known universe, only surpassed by that of the Commonwealth. At the staggeringly large 12 nonillion, it is still a force to be reckoned with.
Due to the fact that corporations were a human invention, most of the largest corporations in the entirety of the CoB, not just in the human dominant areas, are controlled almost exclusively by humans. These mega-corporations control a large portion of the economy and are some of the largest employers in the nation.
Many dislike the existence of the Nobility in the CoB, however most that do tend to not have a long political career.
While there are several small noble families and organizations in the CoB, the largest, and by far, the most powerful is the Takanashi Family. This family controls a large part of the economy and has a huge influence over most of the politicians. They have even bailed out the economy on more than a few occasions.
The population of The Confederacy is varied widely, with a majority of the population being Human. Even with the large human presence, there is only two major Human-centric nation in the CoB. All other nations, mostly the ones near The Local Group, have a substantial Human population, as well. The other populations of the CoB are varied, with the second highest being Xa'Thins at 7%.
The Commonwealth of United Economic Nations
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 CoB gaining funds, and exporting many valuable resources for cheap prices.
SImilar to The Supreme, many CoB officials view DELYATU as a strange, and perhaps deadly empire. However, this is quite lessened due to the fact that DELYATU is much more aligned to caring and uplifting their species, rather than destruction.
Neo-Terran Intergalactic Hegemony
The Confederacy does not have good relations with The NTIH. For one, there is a constant dispute for territory near the borders. Their slavery policies, as well as their terrible living quality makes The Confederacy steer clear in any relations.
The Confederacy views the Sha-Kara Remnant, as well as The Alliance of Five as a friendship opportunity. Ever since Franklin Norn became elected, there have been rumors of increased trading and political summits. The Alliance of Five has also openly viewed The Confederacy, and Franklin Norn positively.
The Alkan Intendancy
Much like The Supreme and DELYATU, The Confederacy has treated the Intendancy with a level of mistrust. Mostly due to it's good relations with The Supreme and DELYATU, in addition to the nation being ruled by a race of robots. Currently, the Intendancy and Confederacy are on neutral terms with each other.
The Confederacy's Inception
After the fall of The URSS, The Confederacy's government was the only thing that kept the worlds of humanity somewhat connected and at peace. The first Confederate president, Andrea Lomir, made an impassioned speech, imploring for the increasing living standards not just on Earth but on the widespread human colony worlds. She also encouraged trade with local alien empires, more time allocated to scientific research and more.
After the Eastern Galactic Rebellions, humanity realized that with the distance between worlds and the limited range of the Warp Drive, then the only form of FTL, forming something akin to either the USSR or USA government (like the URSS) would be impractical. They had learned that the hard way, during the many rebellions of the outer colony worlds. Many representatives gathered together on Terrasphere Alpha, one of humanity's oldest space-based orbiting biospheres, in 2991 to try and devise a way to make a government that would both unite humanity and their worlds, and give them the freedom that had been long fought for. After months of debate, the Treaty of Terrasphere Alpha was drafted and the Confederacy was born.
The CoB's initial start into the governance of the former worlds of the URSS was difficult. only three years after its formation the Confederacy had to put the planet Hercules on lockdown due to a civil war that had broken out on the planet. Many of the colony worlds involved in the rebellions were hesitant to be ruled from a central world again. To assuage fears, Andrea Lomir went on her first goodwill tour, helping to rebuild many of the cities and donating a lot of her salary for the use of rebuilding and speaking to the colonists. She also began to set up offices of government in many major human cities. As time went on, the actions of Lomir and her successors began to put the fears of the colonists to rest and some even became staunch supporters of the Confederacy. The support for the Confederacy was only enforced when independent human interstellar governments such as the Thulcandran Confederacy were formed within Confederacy space. The Confederacy was involved mostly in expanding territory throughout the Milky Way and the nearby dwarf galaxies.
Halfway through the Third Age, the Confederacy decided to attempt to consolidate and heavily backup all knowledge within its borders. They selected a core world named New Alexandria in honor of Earth's old city and library, terraformed it and began constructing a massive planetwide physical and digital library. The branches of the Alexandrian Library began to interweave and formed the Alexandrian Network or A-Net.
When the Intergalactic Confederacy was formed in 8017 CE, the Sol System was one of the founding member systems.
However, the Confederacy wasn't completely at peace during this time. Many small wars between its member states occurred, such as the Vanir-Aesir War, which only ended due in part to a trade embargo placed on the participating nation-states by the Confederacy. Near the end of the Third Age, the Confederacy had been involved in two galactic wars
Near the beginning of the Fourth Age, the Confederacy gained more space by the joining of their galaxy with that of the Orion Dwarf Galaxy and Triangulum. The Confederacy, Novum Imperium Rōmānum and Glitter Territories joined together, still carrying the Confederacy's name. Colonies sprang up in each galaxy through many galaxy species inter-exchange programs.
With the discovery of the Wormhole Drive at the end of the Third Age, the Confederacy began to vastly expand its border as well as human colonists who didn't want to be part of the Confederacy at that time.
After the split, the Confederacy was smaller than before but still a major power within the area surrounding Sol as well as most of. The powers that were in control took a look at the Articles of Confederacy in 21000 and decided to put the original intentions back into place.
With power in the central government becoming decentralized again, the first government to rejoin was the Thulcandran Federation, which had distanced itself from the fighting.
With the Federation, nearly half of the worlds that had split decided to begin talks with the Confederacy in regards to becoming members and/or close allies. Over the next hundred years, world after the world began to rejoin, putting old past wounds aside.
The government also admitted their many mistakes and released previously classified documents that showed some of the Confederacy's more heinous war crimes during the Split. The government made formal apologies to everyone harmed and made reparations as needed.
At the dawn on the Fifth age, at 100000 CE, The Confederacy decided that it was best to keep expanding its territory and raise the bar on technology and military. This not only helped many nations of The Confederacy, but also allied nations to those nations.