“Whatever evil rises, we will bring peace to the universe. We will bring peace even if it takes a hundred thousand years, even if we have to induce destruction on chaos bringers, we will have our order and peace thriving in the darkest of times.”
- - Emperor Kirdroon
The Defensive Systems Bloc is a federal state located primarily within the Turr Kyolm Belt of the Milky Way galaxy, which originated as a political, economic and military union confedrated against the Zarni Empire.
Protection Pact Edit
The Defensive Systems Bloc originated as a military alliance signed between the Lequian Star Empire and several of its closest neighbours during the later campaigns of the Lequian-Zarni War. At this stage, the Zarni Empire was laying siege to the Lequian Star Empire, and a the same stage was weaving through and conquering the territories of the Kirgle, Quinals, and Gnosh states. Through coordinating their efforts, these four empires were able to force the Zarni back into their own space. After the war, they chose to maintain their alliance as a mutual protection pact in case of Zarni retribution.
Development as a State Edit
The nations that had formed the Bloc were the most powerful of the region, and their alliance caused them to enter an age of unprecedented peace. With the military alliance having nothing to do, the Quinals proposed expanding the alliance to an economic and political union. The idea was approved by the Lequians and Gnosh, and a supranational union evolved from it, which developed even further into a federation. Although the Quinals wished for a parliamentary republic, the other members formed an authoritarian oligarchic government composed of the leaders of the member states. This governmental system was heavily based upon the Undying Council of the Delpha Coalition of Planets, which was a long time ally of the Lequian Star Empire.
As a unified state, the Defensive Systems Bloc began expanding it influence in the region and across the Gigaquadrant. Several neighbouring states: the Aepox, Goulgans, Bordooshio, Wurbles, and Civers states all applied to membership and had their leaders enter the ruling council. Alliances were drawn up with such states as the DCP and the Rambo Nation, and joined the Seven Starr Alliance. Colonial efforts were set up to establish DSB colonies in the Andromeda Galaxy, Quadrant Galaxies, and the intergalactic rifts.
At this time the DSB also sent troops to participate in the final phase of the War of Ages.
Revolution and Secession Crisis Edit
The unaccountability of the oligarchic government began to draw the ire of the the DSB's citizenry. In an attempt to try and bring the community together, a large project was drawn up to use the Staff of Life device to terraform and colonise the expansive dead zone between the DSB and the Zarni Empire. In addition to stirring a communal effort, it would also provoke the Zarni Empire and give the oligarchy an excuse to fear monger. This plan failed. The Zarni made no overt reaction and the people were infuriated over expending resources on such a project rather than using them to solve the social problems plaguing the state.
Riots began to break out in major cities, and three distinct factions formed: the popular Republicans, who sought to replace the oligarchy with a democratic parliament; the vocal Loyalists, who feared any sort of change out of misguided patriotism; and the opportunistic Nationalists, who believed they could replace the oligarchy with their own dictatorship fed by the aforementioned patriotism. A long and bloody conflict was expected, but never arrived. The Oligarchy was quickly overthrown by an unexpected Republican coup backed by the Quinals division of the military.
While the people's preferred government was now in power, the problems plaguing the DSB did not end. The Nationalists were outraged and had their numbers bolstered by many of the former Loyalists. The provisional parliament was also not quite up to handling the concerns of all their constituents. As the economy went under a restructuring, resources ceased being sent to the new colonies. The colonists were outraged by their lack of support, and decided if they weren't going to be supported by the DSB they shouldn't hold allegiance to it, and seceded. Upon this declaration, the Nationalists reared their heads again. The Nationalists, a few nationalist-friendly army groups, and corporate leaders unhappy with the economic reforms, left the DSB and launched a coup of the new colonial state.
War of the Blocs Edit
SSA Intervention and Rebuilding Edit
Zarni Border Conflicts Edit
Notable Individuals Edit
The Defensive System's Bloc is a vast nation that lies in the Turr Kyolm Belt of the Milky Way galaxy, at the base of the Norma Arm. It controls tens of thousands of systems in a rough oval shape. The DSB does not colonise systems too rapidly, so the gaining of systems is largely accomplished by the gaining of new members and protectorates.
The bulk of the DSB's territory is located in the Milky Way, but it also has colonies, a few members and a protectorate in the Andromeda Galaxy. It shares a border with the Greater Zarni Empire, separated by a Ravon-administrated neutral zone, and also shares borders with all of its protectorates.
The Defensive System's Bloc is a federal, parliamentary republic based upon heavily democratic and socialist principles. Supreme legislative power in the DSB is held by the Parliament, which are the ultimate policy-making body for Federation-wide matters. Parliamentarians are elected by a direct proportional vote of the entire population of the DSB, and are required by law to consult their constituency on a regular basis. Total transparency is required of all DSB politicians, including all affiliations and financial transactions. All parliamentary debates and policies are open to inspection and subject to recall by the people.
The Parliament is a partisan system, with any group of citizens legally allowed to form a political party and run for Parliament. Equal funding and allotment for advertising is guaranteed for all parties. Polling stations are required to issue information on all political parties and to reexplain the voting process to anyone who asks. The education system has programs devised by and for young people to explain the political system and the platforms of all political parties.
Despite this freedom, the Parliament has been under the control of a coalition of trade unions since its conception, reaching up to 90% of seats. Observers have confirmed that the popularity of this party is genuine. The Union Coalition's popularity draws from their embodiment of DSB cultural values, and the fact that almost the entire DSB population is a member of the trade unions, which were instrumental in overthrowing the oligarchy and installing the almost utopian system DSB citizens enjoy today. Commentators has noted that the DSB government is essentially a non-partisan direct democracy operating within the confines of a partisan system. The reason the partisan system has not been abolished is so that the other parties may still have their voice heard, regardless of how little popularity they draw.
The executive power in the DSB is held by the Premier and their cabinet, which are selected by parliament from parliamentarians through majority vote. Most bills in parliament originate from the cabinet. The Premier functions as head of state and head of government. Actual executive duties of the cabinet are minimal, as the DSB prefers to decentralise executive power to its administrative divisions, granting the bulk of the day to day running of the federation to its constituents as an effort to encourage direct democracy.
The DSB does not consider its politicians to be "leaders" but rather a group of white collar workers dedicated to enacting the will of the DSB people.
The Defensive Systems Bloc maintains a powerful military force dedicated to both defending its territories from external attack and preforming counter-invasions and interventions against hostile powers. It is technologically sophisticated, and employs close to 1% of the Bloc's population. Military service is completely optional, with conscription being banned under the constitution. The military is composed of two separate organisations: the Defensive Systems Bloc Starfleet, and the Defensive Systems Bloc Home Guard.
DSB Starfleet is considered the primary component of the DSB military, responsible for handling all military operations beyond the DSB's borders and for the primary defense of the Bloc's territories. Starfleet's tactics revolve around rapid displays of force to break enemy lines and morale before mopping them up. Starfleet is divided into three branches: the Space Force, which is composed of the DSB's vast fleet of warships and their crews; the Interventionary Force, which is composed of the ground, air, and sea units deployed onto planetary surfaces; and the Special Operations branch, a small branch composed of elite soldiers dedicated to low-profile operations requiring speed and surprise.
The DSB Home Guard is a secondary military force meant to augment the defense of DSB territory when Starfleet is stretched thin. Home Guards are operated by the individual members of the DSB rather than the federal government, and therefore vary from world to world. Home Guards are local volunteers that receive military training and are kept as a reserve group that can be quickly called into action in case of sudden attack. Depending on their planet of origin, Home Guards vary from singular platoons to entire planetary militaries composed of armies, navies, and air forces. Home Guard tactics generally involve guerilla warfare intended to prevent total enemy victory long enough for Starfleet to arrive.
Foreign Relations Edit
Part of Edit
- Seven Starr Alliance - A Gigaquadrantic alliance dedicated to the same cause we are.
- Milky Way Cooperative - A cooperative organisation within our galaxy.
- Mou'Cyran Accords - I guess it's some sort of SSA 2.0?
Protected States Edit
- Delpha Coalition of Planets - Possibly our only consistent ally. We look up to them in many ways.
- New Cyrannian Republic - A light of democracy in the darkness that grips Cyrannia.
- Allied Terran Republic - A healthy dedication to unity and democracy.
- Fjord League of Northern Europe - A state after our own heart.
- Rambo Nation - Once allied, but we're not sure how these relations have gone since the rise of the Cyrannian Empire.
- Magellanic Sovereignty of Planets - We got along, but they're not ones for maintained alliances.
- Krytyczny - What.
- Excation empire - Seems obsessed with conquering our outer territories.
- Iron Bloc - You threaten us no longer.
- Greater Zarni Empire - You are an abhorrent warmongering state.
- Galactic Empire of Cyrannus - Comeuppance is overdue.
“"Though we don't have an open relationship with them in any ways, they have a great testimony to share...”
- - Master Kroc
“An interesting species and a strong alliance of systems. They are noble and fighters for the cause of honor, peace and the law. Things we enjoy seeing in other species. They also have a nice culture and architecture. But there internal troubles with the Iron Bloc troubles us greatly. We fear that if the DSB do not take drastic actions, a civil war could break out.”
- - Empress Ramashe of Rambo Nation
“Interesting and mythical in our sectors, the Lequian Empire is an active subject on our social networks in the Gablinus-Avis Empire, though their relationship with their rebels have caused fatal losses on their side we believe that they will finish off the rebels.”
- - Queen Gabline of the Gablinus-Avis Empire
“They are noble, righteous and powerful. And most important, they have our followers in council.”
“I don't like Kenors at all, that's why we refuse to fight for them any longer.”
- - Commander Eko of the Tahar Empire
“We and the Defensive System's Bloc both share the same goals of destroying evil. Together, we have made the Milky Way a more ordered place.”
- - DCP