Federation of Anfieden and Allied Planets
Today is the day where we unite at last, today is the day of our unification, the day our Triumph is inevitable! We proclaim the Federation of Iomhare!The Federation of Anfieden and Allied Planets, also the Union of Allied Planets, and officially the Federation of the Sectors of Iomhare, Raybia... and so on in the order they joined the Federation, is a sovereign nation within the Galaxy of Astraesto. It exists as an alliance of tens of hundreds of planets, ruled by a central governing authority, with the President of the Federation being the most influential single person in the Federation Federal Government. The Federation is regarded as one of two galactical superpowers in the modern-day, the other being the 4th Empire of Jerace. The Federation consists of some 117 Sectors, though the amount of planets each Sector contains vastly differs from Sector to Sector. It also controls territory in the Lord Fendol Galaxy, mainly consisting of mining colonies, as well as having several protectorates, most notably the Republic of Sanoliad - which holds large swaths of territory in the , and the Republic of Kandino. The Federation is bordered by the Kingdom of Apreas to the west - though separated by the Pelleon Anomaly, as well as the 4th Empire of Jerace to the north, and a small border with the Republic of Osheni in the south-west. With a population reaching into the tens of trillions, the Federation is the most populous country in the Galaxy of Astraesto. The national capital is the planet of Anfieden, although most politically activity - including most governmental meetings, take place on Envis. The most populated planet in the Federation, as well as the Galaxy, is the Ecumenopolis of Fereldana, with a population of 2.9 trillion. Humanity arrived in Astraesto 4763 years ago, although large scale colonisation of the galaxy wouldn't begin until a century after their initial arrival. The New Terran Republic was officially created to organise this newly made territory under a single banner. After over 2 millennia of peaceful colonisation of the galaxy, with the New Terran Republic ruling unopposed, the 1st Empire of Jerace was formed, from those disillusioned with the New Terran Republic. With the help of the Republic of Osheni, Jerace won a decisive victory over the New Terran Republic, in what became known as the Jerace-Terran War, or the 1st Galactical War. The Terran Republic collapsed soon after, leaving dozens of regions and solar systems without a central power, including Iomhare. The planets in Iomhare eventually united under Gelran Belfust, to form The Federation of Iomhare, under fear from Jeraci military aggression in the region. Mere weeks after the creation of the Iomharian Federation, the nearby region of Raybia requested to join, as they too were under constant pressure from the ever-expanding Jeraci Empire. The offer was accepted, and the Federation of Iomhare was reformed into the Federation of Anfieden and Allied Planets, with Belfust becoming the 1st President of the Federation. The Federation has since embedded itself within Galactic politics, quickly becoming powerful with the joining of more and more planets. Many wars have been fought with the various Jeraci Empires, the largest of deadliest of which became the 2nd Galactical War. At the conclusion of the war, the Federation stood in complete victory over Jerace, becoming the Galaxy's sole superpower for hundreds of years. But with the rise of the 4th Empire of Jerace, the Federation has slowly begun to lose its Galactic Hegemony, leaving the galaxy with two superpowers, prepared at any point for total war. The Federation is a Federal Republic and a Presidential Democracy. The governmental body is separated into 5 unique groups, all with their own powers and authority. In order of power, they are the Federal Government, Sector Governments, Planetary Governments, State, City, or Territorial Governments and Local Governments. The Federation was a founding member of the Trans Galactical Trade Organisation, the Galactic Council, the Galactic Bank, Galacticpol, G4 as well as many other international organisations. It is also currently a member state in the SADP, and has defensive pacts with several other galactic nations. Planets within the Federation are made up of people from all walks of life, ethnicities, and cultures, making the nation itself one of the most multicultural in the Galaxy. The Federation ranks high in economic strength, as well as education, quality of rights, and freedoms. Most government spending that does not go directly into healthcare, education and infrastructure instead goes to the Federation Armed Forces, the Federation's military branch. The amount spent on the military has been a considerable point of criticism both within and outside the country. Nevertheless, the Federation Military remains the most technologically powerful in the galaxy, as well as the most numerous.-Gelran Belfust, The Founding of the Federation
EtymologyThe name Iomhare, the original name for the Federation, is derived from Omaha, which was the name of one of the earliest colonist vessels to the Galaxy of Astraesto. It became the name for the region of Iomhare after Laeria - the previous name for the area, fell out of favour during the 1st Galactical War. Anfieden first saw use as the predecessor to Laeria for the Iomhare region, following the official renaming to Laeria, the name was instead used to name the planet Anfieden. When the Federation of Iomhare joined with the Republic of Raybia, the nations officially declared themselves the Federation of Iomhare and Raybia, though, in order to not show favouritism to either sector, the Federation of Anfieden and Allied Planets became the common name for the nation. This convention of not showing direct favour has remained throughout the Federation's existence, with the official name being inclusive of all 117 sectors - making it the longest official name of any nation in the Galaxy, while the Federation of Anfieden and Allied Planets remains the more popularly used name. The Federation can be used as a shorthand for either.
Prior to the Treaties of FederationBefore their formation into a Federation, the planets of Iomhare were split between several republics, including the Republic of Envis, the Republic of Retricon, and the Republics of Anfieden and Adiri. These republics were very closely aligned, and despite the occasional conflict, they often protected one another from outside threats. The main threat Iomhare faced at this point was the 1st Empire of Jerace which had dominated the Galaxy following their destruction of the New Terran Republic in the 1st Galactical War. This threat would lead to the unification of the Iomharian republics, spearheaded by Gelran Belfust and Maxwell Blayen alongside many other significant political figures. The Federation of Iomhare was officially founded in March of 2643 following the Treaties of Federation between the nations of Iomhare. Belfust would be elected the first President of this new Federation, with Blayen becoming his Secretary of the Interior.
The Federation of IomhareThe rise of Iomhare into a unified entity was the first of many such unions, between nearby planets. The newfound unity between planetary republics quickly drew the ire of the 1st Empire of Jerace, though by this point the empire had become bloated, and was unable to muster any sort of significant defiance to the new nations. Iomhare quickly rose to become the most successful of these new nations, with Anfieden also rising to become one of the most powerful single planets in the Galaxy. Iomhare would only remain on its own for the better part of a month, before a union with the nearby Raybia, formed the Federation of Anfieden and Allied Planets.
Union with RaybiaSimilarly to the Federation of Iomhare, the Republic of Raybia was formed from many planetary republics joining together. From the day of Raybia's founding, it sought friendly relations with Iomhare. A formal alliance was in place the week after, with many outside Iomhare and Raybia believing the two nations would be close allies for many years. Inside the two nations, however, calls increasingly began to grow, for more than just an alliance. Both Iomharians and Raybiens were in support of a full union, and despite initially being against it, both governments were soon coming to their own arrangments. It would only take a single month, from the formation of the Federation of Iomhare, for Raybia and Iomhare to decide on unification, with Iomhare as the senior partner. A new name was also decided on in the negotiations, with the nation being officially known as the Federation of Iomhare and Raybia. The name Federation of Anfieden and Allied Planets was first suggested at these negotiations as a way to not show favour to the Iomhare Sector over Raybia and saw some popular support. While not the official name for nearly a year, the Federation of Anfieden and Allied Planets was commonly used as the colloquial name for the Federation, and it soon became an official name for the nation. Despite this, negotiations involving the Federation always involve the full name that includes every sector.
Further Expansions and VenilyRaybia's union with Iomhare prompted many nearby nations to consider similar agreements. Austra was the third to join the Federation, and soon after that, Engonia. The Federation's rapid growth was shocking to most of the Galaxy, although most believed the union would fall apart under pressure. Four more sectors would make up the eight initial sectors of the Federation, Canadia, Karlien, Jennari, and Witesen, named in the order they joined the Federation. Each of these sectors joining the Federation was the work of months of negotiations between both sides until agreements were finally made.
1st Venily WarThe 1st Venily War began with a general Venish naval offensive across Skileta, with the Federation Navy sending the majority of its own forces to repel the invasion. For the most part, the navies of the two nations were evenly matched, though the Federation did hold a slight numerical superiority over their enemy. However, a force of the Venish Navy, under the command of Admiral Lance Fyfe would circumvent the Interstellar Navy, striking directly at Iomhare, and vital planets like Envis and Anfieden. The 4th and 6th Fleets were quickly recalled to defend the capital, under the joint command of Admiral Will Hayys, the two fleets would meet with Fyfe's forces in May, leading to an infamous defeat. Despite being outnumbered and outgunned, Fyfe would lead his forces to victory against the Federation. Despite initially expecting only a medium-scale border war with Venily, the Federation was now suddenly at threat of being completely destroyed. The Federation Federal Government quickly declared every State of Emergency they could under their power, and additional fleets were recalled back from Skileta, putting the remaining forces in Skileta in extreme risk. Failing all other option, the Governmental Arm of Intelligence decided to attempt an operation few expected to succeed. Using double agents within Fyfe's fleet, messages made their way from the Arm of Intelligence directly to Fyfe, as well as many of his captains, many of whom - including Fyfe, had expressed discounted about their war with the Federation. Eventually, after many hidden messages and several close calls, Fyfe had been convinced. After requesting additional forces, Fyfe waited for his new fleet to arrive, and when it did, both his forces and the Interstellar Navy struck hard. Those Venish forces that did not immediately surrender were quickly annihilated, with the Federation suffering limited casualties. With Fyfe's forces now with the Federation, general mutinies across the rest of the Venily Navy, and the Federation gained a complete advantage over Venily. Federation forces pushed all the way to Emerson - the Venish capital, and began a siege. The Venily Federal Government quickly pushed for a ceasefire, and soon thereafter, an unconditional surrender. Nearly half of the Venily Republic was ceded to the Federation, forming the new sector of Ukalen, as well as a significant number of naval vessels. Fyfe would be officially inducted into the Federation Navy, having been deemed a traitor by the Venish government, and sentenced to death in absentia.
2nd Venily War
"They should of learned their lesson the first time" "Their Masters had other ideas, poor sods never had a chance"Seven years later the 2nd Venily War began, following Venish-sponsored terrorist attacks on federal buildings in Iomhare. When a link was made between the terrorists and the Venish government, the Federation formally declared war on the Republic. Fyfe would lead several Federation Naval fleets directly to Emerson, besieging it soon thereafter. The Federation Army launched an invasion, and the Venish government again collapsed, with huge protests erupting within all their worlds. The entirety of the Republic would be annexed into the Federation, forming yet another new sector, Peleus. The Venily Wars would cement the Federation's place in the galaxy.- Federation Military Officers, aftermath of Emerson Siege
Andis Revolt and the Federation Civil Wars
The Andis RevoltThe Federation continued to grow rapidly after the Venily Wars, gaining many new sectors across the rest of the 3rd and the 4th millenniums. However, the Federation Federal Government began to receive hefty criticism by the general populace, in what was seen as an epidemic of government corruption and misuse of power. Tensions would really begin to escalate in the 35th century, especially after the election of Michael Oberyn as President of the Federation. Many opposition groups would rise against this perceived corruption, with the Andis Family - specifically its patriarch, Aradio Andis, becoming well known for their fierce clashes with the Federal Government. Aradio himself was repeatedly arrested, though he was never held for long. Despite thousands of protests being held throughout the Federation through his period, little actual change occurred. Counterprotesters often violently opposed the demonstrators, leading to even more violence and the deployment of Riot Police. During a particularly violent anti-government protest, the 16-year-old Elissa Andis, daughter of Aradio Andis, was arrested, and soon thereafter sentenced to a year and a half in juvenile detention. This arrest would only strengthen the resolve of the protesters. In 3458, the Andis Revolt would begin, an armed conflict against the Federal Government on Anfieden. Despite a fierce resistance, and drawn out fighting for nearly two years, the Andis Revolt faltered. Especially following the deaths of many members of the Andis Family, including Aradio, and his three sons, Denver, Mattias, and Logan Andis. But the most notable effect of the Andis Revolt occurred three years later. Elissa Andis would be executed, at the age of just 27 - the youngest in Galactic history, by lethal odourless ingestion. This single act would spark the Federation Civil War, pitting the Andisiens against the Oberynites.
2nd Galactical War and AftermathBy the end of the 4th millennium, the Federation had firmly established itself as one of the Galaxy of Astraesto's premier powers, able to rival even the 3rd Empire of Jerace. Even still, Jerace and its close allies, particularly the Kingdom of Apalachi caused concern, and led to the formation of the Pact of Anfieden, a secret alliance between the Federation, the Kingdom of Apreas, and the Republic of Osheni.
The Galaxy is in a state of false peace. The great nations of Astraesto pretend they are above such petty conflict, but the truth is far less noble. Jerace continues to push its neighbours around, Apreas and Apalachi continue their never-ending conflict, and even the Federation - however good and honorable it pretends to be, fights a brutal war of oppression against a sector that once voluntarily joined it...The Federation has been at war with its former sector of Jenmoreneat since 4761, in the Federation-Jenmoreneat War or the 4th Federation Civil War.-The beginnings of a university lecture by Professor Nathan Salveti
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Government & Organisation
Branches of GovernmentThe Federation is a federal republic and a presidential democracy. The Government is made up of three branches, the Executive, the Legislative, and the Judiciary. Each of these branches is completely separate from one another, and is responsible for different parts of the Government at large.
ExecutiveThe Executive Branch of the Federation Federal Government is responsible for enforcing laws, and manages the overall governance of the Federation as a whole. It is led by the Head of State, the President of the Federation, who is also the Head of Government. The rest of the executive branch is made up of 18 ministries (including the department of the Attorney General), as well as ambassadors from the Federation's protectorates - the Republic of Kandino and the Republic of Sanoliad.
|Deputy President of the Federation||Erin Denver|
|Minister of the Armed Forces||Andrea Noruma|
|Attorney General||Linda Collins|
|Minister of Finance||Brand Wattpon|
|Minister of the Interior and State||Patrik Colamen|
|Minister of Galactic and Foreign Affairs||James Stirel|
|Minister of Commerce||Robert Powell|
|Minister of Labor||Estela Sanz|
|Minister of Trade||Sulio Perroti-Sandara|
|Minister of Healthcare||Elahe Qaderi|
|Minister of Urban Development, and Infrastructure||Kayleigh Boyer|
|Minister of Planetary Transportation||Jaime Green|
|Minister of Interstellar and Space Transportation||Rolando Valerio|
|Minister of Energy and Power||Jonas Howe|
|Minister of Education||Erin Wittenburger|
|Minister of Military Veterans Affairs||Elissa Moss|
|Minister of National Intelligence||Brett Darcy|
|Minister of Technological Advances||Benjamin Mchenry|
|Minister of Agriculture||Georgia Reyn|
|Special Envoy for the Sanoliad Protectorate||Rickard Chambers|
|Special Envoy for the Kandino Protectorate||Grace Lathams|
LegislativeThe legislative branch of the Federal Government is known as the Federation Congress, and is separated into two distinct bodies, the Senate, and the House of Planetary Representatives. The legislative branch is technically headquartered the Federal Assembly building on Anfieden, but Congress far more regularly uses the Envien Congressional Assembly as its meeting point, especially as Envis has become the de-facto capital of the Federation. The Senate is the upper house of the two branches and represents the interests of the Sector Governments of the Federation. The House of Planetary Representatives, often shortened to The House, is the lower but far larger house, and encompasses every single planet that makes up the Federation. Members of the house are elected from pre-established electoral districts, made up of an approximately equal population, which are managed by the Electoral Border Management Commission. This leads to large urban planets like Envis and Fereldana fielding larger numbers of representatives than more rural planets.
Foreign Policy & RelationsFor the most part, the Federation keeps good relations with many of its neighbours, often investing in smaller planetary republics, and guaranteeing their independence. These investments keep these republics out of the hands of the 4th Empire of Jerace and the Kingdom of Apalachi, the two main rivals to Federation galactic power. The Federation has embassies in every recognised nation in the Galaxy. In some countries, these embassies are often huge buildings, that tower over nearby structures, in other nations - like the Empire of Jerace, these embassies are more akin to fortresses, and large numbers of embassy security are present. With the Federation currently holding the Galactic Hegemony, there is little that can be done against them directly, especially with the Kingdom of Apreas being a strong ally. The Armed Forces of the Federation ensure the Federation's continued protection from outside threats, and is by far the largest and most powerful military force in the Galaxy of Astraesto. The Federal Government intends to continue the Galactic Hegemony for as long as possible, continuing to spend a huge amount on their military forces, especially that of the Federation Intersteller Navy.
AstraestoThe Federation occupies territory in what would be the southeastern portion of the galaxy on a 2-dimensional map of Astraesto. It stretches from the Pelleon Anomaly - where the Federation shares a border with the Kingdom of Apreas, to the southern border of the 4th Empire of Jerace. Researchers are divided on if the Federation is larger or smaller than Jerace, although, with extra-galactic territory considered, the Federation easily trumps Jerace. 117 sectors make up the Federation, although this number changes as sectors are divided, unified, or new nations join. In each sector are a varying number of inhabitable planets, with some sectors having vastly more planets than others. Alongside these sectors, the Republic of Kandino is also under Federation control, as a protectorate. The Republic is mostly granted autonomy, although it is directly protected by the Federation Navy, and the Federation Army may be deployed within the Republic upon a direct request by the Prime Minister of Kandino.
Outside AstraestoAlongside the territory that the Federation holds within the Galaxy of Astraesto, it also is in possession of large swaths of territory outside of the Galaxy, in three satellite galaxies of Astraesto, Lord Fendol, , and Meridien. Both Lord Fendol and Meridien are mainly mining territories, with no legal representation. The few planets in these two galaxies that are populated are populated sparsely and mainly serve as headquarters for mining companies. Most of the mining is centred on asteroids, although several planets are also home to significant mining operations. Federation Navy Expeditionary Fleets are responsible for protecting exports from the galaxies to Astraesto. The Galaxy of Sanoliad meanwhile is much more populated and serves as a protectorate of the Federation under the Republic of Sanoliad. The Republic sees the same representation in the Federation Federal Government as the Republic of Kandino does. Each has an ambassador on the Executive Cabinet, and both provide representatives to both the Senate and the House of Planetary Representatives.
Flags of the Federation
Half MastUnder Federation Law, all national flags may be placed at half-mast under one or more of several criteria. The President of the Federation has the express authority to order all flags to half-mast, and the Federation Congress may also initiate a vote to lower all flags. The criteria under which flags must or may be placed at half-mast:
National Anthem"Our Journey to the Stars" is the current official National Anthem of the Federation. It was first written in 4426, by Dodd McCormac, and was established as the National Anthem by a referendum in 4602, with it replacing "Advance Onwards in Unity". While "Our Journey to the Stars" is the official national anthem, the vast majority of Sectors have their own sector anthems. Iomhare is one of the only exceptions to this, with it having no sector anthem, and only using the National Anthem. These sector anthems are usually reserved for sporting events within the Federation,
Strengthened Through Unity
"Do you, Alfred Mantle, solemnly swear, to do to the best of your ability, the governance of the Federation of Anfieden and all it's Allied Planets?" "I do" "Will you swear that you will do all this faithfully? With the best interests of the Federation's people in mind? And that you will defend them and protect them from all enemies that may show themselves?" "I will" "Then may I be the first to address you as President, President Mantle"
GovernmentPresident | Liam Black (POD) Deputy President | Erin Denver (POD) Senate Majority Leader | Scott Stevenson (N) Senate Minority Leader | James Stirel (POD) House of Reps Speaker | Tony Reynel (I) House of Reps Leader | Grace Clemons (POD)
- Our journey to the stars
- (Many other Sector Anthems)
- Grey Wolf
Federation Armed Forces
The central military organisation responsible for protecting the Federation of Anfieden and Allied Planets
Federation Air Force
The largest air force in the Galaxy, the Federation Air Force is rivalled by no other aerial force
The Federation's land combat military branch, more technologically and numerically stronger than any other
The principle naval security force of the Federation of Anfieden and Allied Planets, and the largest in the galaxy
Most Notable Sectors
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