If you're looking for something, it doesn't matter what it is, you'll find it in Unity. Heck, even 'Nodians happily sell their products there, can you believe that?
The Unity Concord, officially known as the Sanctioned Council of Unity and often referred to as Unity or the Concord, is an independent city-state located in the Ceryx system. With only a population of roughly 3.27 million citizens and limited sovereignty over Ceryx's asteroid belt, the Concord is by far the smallest self-governed country in Elysium. Its influence remains significant, however, as the Concord's only city is the eponymous capital of Unity, mankind's first artificial megastructure, and with the highest GDP per capita of Elysium, its living standards are among the highest in the world.
The Unity Concord was established on August, 6th, 357, with the ratification of the Autonomous Unity Concord, a treaty that eventually gave its name to the newly-born city-state. Previously under the jurisdiction of the Vestan Federation, the city itself was founded some twenty years earlier by a consortium of private investors and corporations hoping to create mankind's first space city. As an artificial construction of 61km in diameter, Unity is famous for being a tremendously successful engineering and economic success. Indeed, with lax regulations and virtually inexistent taxes, Unity has become an extremely popular destination for traders and wealthy owners, leading to the city becoming the most influential economic hub after Vesta.
The idea behind the city of Unity has lingered in the minds of Man since the Information Age of Old Earth, if not even earlier. It was only at the beginning of the Elysian Age, however, that Man finally had the technology and resources to make this dream a reality. Despite the prestigious and historical value of creating Mankind's first space city, the Federation was not inclined to fund such a risky endeavor, especially with the tense relations with the Enodian Ascendancy. The idea, and the earliest drafts, nonetheless grew in popularity, until a consortium of investors and corporations decided to finally start the Unity project. Initially named to attract as many corporations and investors towards the project, Unity quickly became a popular topic, even earning recognition from the government.
"The future is now"
Elective oligarchic council
President: Steven Heiner
August, 6th, 357
3 272 522 (382 est.)
382 nominal GDP: 698 billion PLV
Platinium Vestals (PLV)