Demography and Population
The Espya sector has a population of approximately 78 billion people, all of whom are human. The six official languages and many others are spoken by the population which is, as everywhere within the Republic, very diverse and brings together all the human ethnic groups originating from the Earth.
The Espya sector has under its jurisdiction fifteen systems, eight colonized planets and one inhabited space station. Its territory is located in the south of the Republic, it is bordered to the north by the galactic core, to the south by the sector of Baxel, to the east by the territory of the Zelvan Council and to the west, by the sector of Gorse.
As defense is an exclusive federal jurisdiction, the sectors do not have their own armed forces. However, several Army, Marine Corps and Air Force units are stationed throughout the planets in the sector. In addition, Starbase 2 serves as a home base for the Navy's 2nd and 8th Fleet, the first one is responsible for defending the sector in peacetime.
The Espya sector has the Espya Sector Research Institute on Aderia which does research in many areas and provides grants to the private sector. Indeed, when a company requests it, it can receive, after a study of its request by the institute, a grant for research.
Even if the structures attached to it have long since disappeared, a small part of the population still practices the heirs of the old great religions. A larger part of the population practices new religions which are no longer so much focused on the belief in one or more gods, but acting more as philosophies of life for the faithful. Concerning the majority of the population, it declares itself atheist, even if a small part of this majority does not reject the idea of a higher force somewhere.
Agriculture & Industry
Thanks to its strategic position and the passage of two Space Roads on its territory, the sector is today the most industrialized sectors of the Republic. The planets being considered industrial centers are Aderia, Vozuno, Dakarai, Irinya and Pordera. On the agricultural side, the cities on the planets in the sector are self-sufficient and generally only produce what they need. However, there are some planets that export local specialties, but food exports are still rare.
Trade & Transport
As everywhere within the territory of the Republic and therefore in the sector, the transport of people and goods is possible thanks to the wormholes which allow travel between systems. In the systems, the Star Drive is used, which allows ships to go, depending on the size of their reactor, at a maximum speed of twice the speed of light. The Space Roads, set up by the government, are major secure transport axes where the majority of commercial traffic circulates.
Even if education is a competence reserved for the sectors, a standardized academic course has been adopted throughout the Republic. The first level of education is general school which is mandatory and given to people between the ages of five and twenty: it teaches the basics such as writing, reading and arithmetic amongst others. Then, the second level is the specialized school which lasts four years: it allows citizens to orient themselves towards the domain they prefer but it only teaches the basics of the domain at study. Finally, the last level is higher education, which generally lasts six years: it is aimed at citizens who want to start a professional career in large companies or different levels of government. Federal law also obliges the sectors to provide this education free of charge at all stages of the school career to all their citizens without exception.
As everywhere within the territory of the Republic and therefore in the sector, the main civil infrastructures are the space stations, either in orbit of planets or dispersed in the systems. For the orbital stations, they make it possible to make the link between space and the surface and serve as an anchoring place for the largest vessels which cannot land on the surface. The other major civil infrastructure are the spaceports, located on the surface of the planets, they can accommodate ships and serve as a direct link with space. For military infrastructure, many starbases, which are Navy's bases, are scattered on the territory to ensure its defense. Military bases of other branches of the armed forces are also present on the surface of the planets of the sector.
Like all sectors of the Republic, the Espya sector has as its legislative body a parliament which is composed of deputies who are elected by universal suffrage, for a mandate of three and a half years, with a maximum of four mandates. These deputies approves or rejects laws proposed by the governor and may propose amendments to them.
Like all sectors of the Republic, the justice system of the Espya sector is headed by a Superior Court, if cases in this court are appealed, they are transferred to one of the criminal or administrative courts of the sectorial justice system. In order for the cases to reach this one, they first had to be appealed by the lower courts. Arrived at the sectorial level, the case will be presented to the court which suits him best. Each sectoral judicial system has four criminal and administrative courts, if the judgment is appealed, it is then transferred to the Superior Court. To select the judges of the Superior Court, three candidates from the lower courts are selected by an independent commission. Then the Director of Sectorial Justice chooses one of the three, his choice must be approved by a majority of judges already sitting in court.
Like all sectors of the Republics, the Espya sector is led by a governor elected by universal suffrage for a seven-year, non-renewable term. Reporting to the President, the Governor is responsible for constituting his government after his election and of determining the broad lines of his internal policy which he will then make apply by his government. He chairs his Cabinet which brings together the ministers leading the various departments in charge of the administration of the sector. Ministers of all departments are elected by the Parliament according to three proposals proposed by the governor, the proposal which has the most votes obtains the post.