The Virozic Republic is a major state in the Large Magellanic Cloud, controlling significant territories in the galactic west. It is one of the many splinter states originating from the breakup of the Confederacy of Humanity at the end of the War of the Decamillenial Transition, growing rapidly since.
The Virozic Republic started from a former Confederacy colony, Virozesum. Due to multiple reasons the planet was the dominant seat of power and center of trade around the Dragon's Head Nebula, allowing it to become dominant in the region immediately after its independence and for a rapid expansion simply by it annexing smaller colonies and planets without military action.
Before long, the republic had become a player in the galactic politics. With no powerful state in its galactic north and plenty of uncolonized systems, it geared its resources towards annexation and colonization of systems there. Following a series of diplomatic integrations, colonization processes, and few wars of subjugation, the republic had expanded to include about 20,000 systems and colonies, and is rapidly growing towards the far galactic extension.
Politics and Government
The Federal Council of the Virozic Republic currently has 2,431 seats - approximately one for every 7 billion individuals plus some additional positions.
While officially the government should be an unitary parliamentary republic, the state of affairs within the republic does not allow such. There is an undergoing attempt from Virozesum to slowly centralize power, but it is expected to take a while due to promises of significant regional autonomy and powers being an important driving force behind the peaceful integrations of many systems.
The Chief Executive of the Republic has very limited powers in comparison to its federal legislation - with no abilities to implement laws outside the central territories (Virozesum and its surrounding sectors, about 10% of the population), a treaty-bound limitations on federal taxation and duties, and inability to declare war with no supermajority. The central territories has about 17% of the parliamentary seats and many times fail to deliver their desired changes.Due to a lack of pressing need to expand southwardly, the Virozic Republic has signed non-agression pacts with effectively all other galactic powers to focus on the unclaimed sections of the galaxy instead. However, recent attempts of both the Virozic Republic and the Piray Empire to colonize the nebulae NGC 1955 and 1968, along with the sparser areas to their north, have created some light disputes.