The Intergalactic Council is an intergovernmental organization tasked with managing international peace, trade, and the coordination of international projects. The Council was established after the Second Galactic War in order to promote peace between the various nations in the local group.
(This organization is meant to represent all species. If a species you know isn't represented, contact me and I'll work them in somewhere)
The Council was founded in 107400 CE with the purpose of allowing a platform for peaceful resolution of issues among all nations within the local group. Every known sovereign state was asked to send a representative to help draft the charter for the Council. It ended up being written almost exclusively by humans, with a few alien civilizations getting a say in how the charter was written.
With the discovery of wormholes, the council was able to spread its influence over thousands of more galaxies. Many nations either willingly joined or were forced to join by neighbors or even the Council itself. The State of Lo'Xal willingly joined in 13000. By 150000, almost every single nation within 10 billion of the Milky Way were soverign members of the Council.
The War for All
After the war, the Council continued to oversee the universe. By 190000, every major nation (with only a few exceptions) was a part of it.
The General Assembly is divided into five houses. The Grand Council, The House of Commons, The House of Lords, The Senate, and the Plutocratic House are the five houses.
The Grand Council
The Grand Council is the most powerful of the houses. It is comprised of 1009 representatives, with one from each member state. If two nations have a dispute, then this house is what determines the outcome of the dispute. The Grand Council also signs resolutions into law and is the only house with the ability to veto another's resolution. The members of this house are appointed by the governments of the member states. If the Council vetos a law, that law is terminated and can not be resubmitted until 100 years have passed.
The House of Commons
Similar in nature to the house of representatives, this house has proportional representation to the population of the member states. This means that only the State of Lo'Xal and the Human Confederacy of United Systems really have any power in this house. Even if every other member state voted against something in this house, the CoB could still have something passed in this house. The members of this house are directly voted for in elections by the citizenry of the member states. This house drafts laws and then votes on them.
House of Lords
This house has the least power in the Galactic Council. Each state where nobility still has power gets one seat in this house. This house deals exclusively with problems consistent with the nobility. Such as claims on crowns, or territory disputes between the equivalent of Dukes. Usually, members of this house are comprised of Dukes and their equivalents, although several monarchs also have a seat in this house. A seat in this house is hereditary in most instances, except for a few minimal exceptions.
This house is comprised of the elected leaders of the nations. It, along with the House of Commons, are the only houses to have directly elected representatives. This house has one seat per member state. The senate drafts laws just like the House of Commons. Unlike the house of commons, this house can declare war on a certain nation or organization, although this power has never been used.
The Plutocratic House
The plutocratic house is tasked with managing trade as well as tariffs. The house is composed of representatives from the 15 wealthiest individuals in the universe. The "poorest" individual represented by this house is Kelson Gond at 566 Octillion C-Units in value. The house has power over any law involving tariffs and trade, but not much else. The house exists to appease the ludicrously wealthy, as these individuals are wealthier than many of the countries on the council, and have even greater economic influence than they do.
In total there are 1009 member states in the Intergalactic Council. A few notable members include:
- Human Confederacy of United Systems
- The State of Lo'Xal
- Empire of Mankind
- The Union
- Neo-Terran Intergalactic Hegemony
- The Intergalactic Federation
- Confederation of Cerberus
- Thulcandran Federation
- The United Alliance
- The Ambrosia Alliance of United Systems
- The Republic of Sion
- Plutocracy of Gish
- The Alkan Intendancy
- Arcadian Administration
- Empire of Nihon
- The Shael Hive
- The Shev'ra
- The Aldorian Dominium
- The Aldorian High Kingdom
- The Aldorian League
- The Aldorian Confederacy
- The Aldorian Hegemony
- The Krizik Stratocracy
- The Krizik Regime
- The Krizik Dominium
- The Krizik Warrior Assembly
- The Arati Clans
- The Murban Directorate
- The Noraki State
- The Khlakun Nation
The membership for The Intergalactic Council is based and judged on a nation's power, GDP, population, area, and level or corruption.
The Circle is a council of the top 5 largest militaries on the council. Right now, the council is made of representatives of DELYATU, The CoB, the Lo'Xal Federation, The Empire of Mankind and The Neo Terran Intergalactic Hegemony (not in any particular order) The circle gets a much larger say in the Senate when it comes to declaring war.
The chairman of the Intergalactic Council also called the Head, has been Tsukasa Sawateri for the past three hundred years, as he was consistently re-elected every time.
The nation given this title is the Neo Terran Hegemony, therefore this nation is meant to send a representative to the intergalactic council for the position.
Any nation with more than ten galaxies that doesn't have any other special statuses are part of this council. It is a lesser council that oversees things such as military matters.
There is a membership fee associated with being a member state proportional to a nation's GDP. Many nations inside The CoB and The Commonwealth fund almost 55% of the budget of the council.
The Council has helped tremendously to alleviate many conflicts, however, the council is not without its issues.
Not every nation is part of the Council. There are over ten powerful nations which refuse to join, The Supreme being a noteworthy example. When a nation does not join The Council, they are not subjected to laws or rules. However, sanctions are possible and will happen if required. Most nations that do not join are self-sufficient so tariffs are embargos would do little to affect nonmember states.
The vast majority of nations follow the rules put in place by the council, but there are a few routine offenders that the Council can do little to stop.
- DELYATU does not allow for inspections of any secretive facilities and continuously expands its military without authorization. This issue on its own is being investigated upon.
- The Confederacy of Humanity has been known to not follow many orders given to by The Council. Mostly because they are a very high ranking member, and they have lots of freedom from the get go.
- The Ambrosia Alliance of United Systems has been looked down upon by other larger members of the Council thanks to their respective home galaxy's bloody history both in past and present. As well, thanks to their constant dancing around the still dormant C.Y.R.E.X.
These bodies are smaller committees with members from the Grand Council.
- The Health Committee (similar to the FDA)
- Justice Committee (Supreme Court)
- Ministry of Colonization
- Security Council
- AI relations (deals with entities such as the The C.Y.R.E.X and Templaria)
- Bureau of Antimatter Containment
This list is just a fraction of the many committees that the Intergalactic Council has.