“Liberty, Equality, Fraternity”
- - Motto
The French Empire (French: Empire français) is a Gigaquadrantic hyperpower composed of the French Republic and other member states, territories, and greater influence with reach in the vast majority of the First Gigaquadrant's galaxies. Officially proclaimed after the liberation of humanity in 2806 in the final stages of the Great Xonexian Schism, the Empire went on to assume an expansive role at the heart of intergalactic affairs, especially within the Xonexi Cluster. Its leadership in such institutions as the Xonexi Board of Seven, the Alcanti Triad, the Grand Commonwealth of Sovereign States, the Pan-Andromedan Ecumene, GITO, the Covenant of Mirus, among many others, was critical to the restoration of peace, stability, and prosperity in the wake of terrible conflict.
The French Empire's structure is descended from that of the wartime Colonial Empire of 2803-2806 which declared independence from the metropole after its capitulation. The result is more a broad economic, military, political, and social alliance between the states and territories of the emerging Francophone world than a single unified country, a fact which continues to confuse many outsiders. In some form or another, the components of the Empire adhere to and are represented in the bicameral Imperial Parliament and have a say in the election of its first statesman, the Premier of the Empire. Also retained in the new French Constitution was the Emperor of the French, a hereditary office with little legal authority to which powers are voted as necessary and appropriate.
As one of the Gigaquadrant's most successful capitalist economies, France has often been seen as the heir to the economic strategies of its closest allies, the Draconid Imperium and Tybusenia. However, as the new millennium unfolds, it is becoming increasingly clear that the Triad approach to economic management is quickly being supplanted by an emergent French way. France's love affair with capitalism is much deeper than other cultures would even remotely be comfortable with, characterized by an even greater embrace of free trade, economic interdependence, flexible production, scarcity, pan-Gigaquadrantic markets, and the constant economic and social revolutions brought about by capitalism. The willingness and ability of French institutions, society, and politics to not only withstand rapid and contentious change, but to embrace it as progress has contributed to the baffling success of the chaotic, undirected, and undisciplined French model. The French economy today balances an enviable mix of unrivaled economic growth, dynamism, and stability under immense pressure.
At a Glance Edit
Victor of the Great Schism
Having won the Great Xonexian Schism, France played a central role in shaping the institutions of the modern Gigaquadrant. At Halcyon, it took on responsibilities as the 'indispensable nation' in maintaining them. French economic strength, dynamism, ideas, diplomatic acumen, military projection, astrography, and willingness to open itself to others make the Empire uniquely suited to these new responsibilities.
Grand Navy of the Empire
Born out of the Great Xonexian Schism, the Grand Navy of the Empire mobilized a hundred trillion men at the height of the war. It now occupies reduced stature as a peacetime force in comparison to the armed forces of more militarized hyperpowers. However, it has consistently found innovative ways to do more with less, leveraging its extensive naval and air power, terrifying organizational capacity, enduring lead in military technology, and favorable partnerships to earn time and again its relevance as a first-class navy.
Republican Victory in the 2818 Election
After a chaotic election, the elder statesmen of France emerge at the helm of a divided country beset by interlocking problems.
The collapse of the old order embodied in the Andromedan Commonwealth led to chaos in Andromeda. With each successive crisis, the forces of authoritarianism, dysfunction, and economic decline took hold. It was to avoid total collapse that France intervened, rallying outside aid, organizational support, and military stabilization for states on the brink. It demanded democratic reform within the Ecumene, helped right the balance between peerage and democracy, and was named a Highlord State in 2809.
French Mirusian Policy
The French Colonial Empire's watershed 2803 victory in the Wars of Mirusian Coalition unexpectedly handed the young imperial government the incredible power to singlehandedly rewrite the status quo in West Mirus. Born out of a marriage of France's best intentions and its attempts to stave off another war, the flexible Covenant of Mirus treaty structure established in 2803 continues to provide an unsteady peace in the galaxy.
Early history Edit
- Further reading: Early History
France finds its origins on Earth in a Germanic tribe which called itself the Franks. They rose in the wake of the collapse of the Roman Empire and set out to found a kingdom which would stand for centuries. France, in its many incarnations, was a strong nation surrounded by competitors, and often enemies, like the Spanish to the south, the English and British to the north, the Germans to the east, and the Austrians to the southeast. Its long history is riddled with conflict between it and these powers over the fate of Europe, France's armies and generals proving their competence again and again around the globe.
In times of peace, France was known as a beacon of the arts, culture, and philosophy, fielding such minds as Montesquieu, René Descartes, Jean de LaFontaine, Molière, among others. Though its power had faded by the turn of the twenty-first century after disheartening defeats during the Second World War and subsequent colonial wars, France remained as great nation, boasting the world's fifth largest economy and a strong political position within the European Union.
21st Century Edit
The start of the century was marked by the September 11, 2001 attacks on America, which sparked a global war on terrorism into which France was drawn on multiple occasions. By the end of the century, the Earth had suffered terribly due to human abuses of the environment. A particular point of contention among nations was the scarcity of fossil fuels. As tensions threatened to boil over, Europe came together and began the formation of the European Republic. France was expected to join in, though it surprisingly did not comment on the motion as tensions rose within it between those that supported a united Europe and those that supported a united France. Eventually, France backed out of the European Union, which became the European Republic a few days later.
France largely stayed out of the war between the European Republic and the Scandinavian countries, though it faced great inner turmoil. Unrest threatened to boil over into full scale civil war between those who would have France support the Scandinavians, those who would want her to side with the Europeans, and those who wanted it to remain independent. Finally, as riots and counter-riots broke out in Paris, Parliament was torched and the French cabinet forced to flee the country.
Martial law was called in and the entire country put on lockdown until the end of the war. Armed resistance persisted especially through terrorist organizations like the France Libre, a splinter group from the Front National, and La Resistance.
After the The Convention of 2099 (La Convention de 2099), The French Sixth Republic was instated on November 26, 2099.
22nd Century Edit
France stood upon a shaky foundation entering the 22nd century. Its infrastructure was slow to recover from the turmoils of the Scandinavian War, and fossil fuels were becoming increasingly scarce globally. Though France got most of its energy from nuclear power plants and other sustainable power sources, they were hooked up to the European power grid which serviced European states which had not made as heavy an investment in sustainability.
Tensions between France and the European Republic arose when France threatened to withdraw from the power grid to keep up with energy demand. Though that never came to pass, an agreement was reached that rationed the energy France contributed to the grid, allowing it to make up the shortfall with a few adjustments.
In the mid 22nd century, World War III broke out and France became embroiled in the Balkans War alongside the European Republic. The French fleet participated in a number of engagements in the Pacific and Atlantic theaters.
23rd Century Edit
- Human Colonial Wars
The Roreinian colony on Persephonie was seized by French militia forces in 2260, precipitating the Franco-Roreinian Colonial War. Roreinia responded by seizing French Guiana back on Earth, an act which might have led to full scale terran war between the two countries had the international community not pressured France into backing off. Intent on reclaiming their colony, the Roreinian fleet set out towards the planet and were intercepted by the French Starfleet.
In the Battle of Persephonie, the Roreinian fleet decisively defeated the French with help from American reinforcements. Shortly after, the POTATO-Roreinian force was destroyed in orbit of Persephonie when they were caught in the explosion of three nuclear warheads fired by the French supercarrier Minerve. With the loss of its entire stellar fleet, Roreinia was forced to surrender and handed over a good portion of its interstellar colonies, doubling the size of the French colonial empire.
After two decades of war, humanity convened in Brussels to sign the Colonial Wars treaty in 2270. It divided the space around Earth among the human nations, guaranteeing their access to it in order to avoid territorial disputes like the ones which pervaded the colonial wars. France gave up a significant portion of its gains during the Colonial Wars, but was awarded a large section of space containing Ottoman, Roreinian, and European colonies. Most notably, the Ottoman deep space Siranian Province became an autonomous state within France.
To enforce these territorial changes and to provide a common voice for humanity, the floundering United Nations was disbanded and replaced with the empowered Orion League that same year.
- New Acquaintances
In 2281, the French made first contact with the Vulcans, a rigidly logical people with whom they quickly grew close despite their differences. To the frustration of the French, the technologically advanced Vulcans treated them as children and repeatedly chastised humanity for being so fractured. Regardless, the French swallowed their pride and endeavored to build strong ties with them. Soon after, first contact was made with the cautious Andorians who wanted little to do with France due to its relationship with the Vulcans. Relations between Andoria and Vulcan had recently broken down, and the two were about to enter into a long period of cold war, an France was caught in the middle.
In 2299, the Andorians began to accept French overtures and assurances that they wanted no part in the conflict. Rapprochement with the Andorians led to worse relations with the Vulcans, though many officials within France had had enough of Vulcan contempt and believed that a relationship with Andoria would be more fruitful. As a friend to both races, France attempted to mediate increasingly hostile disputes between the two with very limited success and could barely keep itself from choosing sides. While the government followed a strict policy of neutrality when it came to the Andorian-Vulcan Cold War, there were many on Earth who were pressuring it to sway towards one side or the other.
Vulcan-Andorian War Edit
In 2304, tensions between the Andorians and Vulcans finally boiled over as the Andorian imperial commandos stormed the Vulcan sanctuary of P'Jem which was located right on the edge of Andorian space, believing it to be a listening post designed to spy on them. What they found confirmed their suspicions, and after having given the monks time to evacuate, they leveled the monastery with an orbital bombardment.
What followed was a rapid breakdown in relations between Vulcan and Andoria. Having had enough, the Vulcan High Command carried out a pre-emptive strike against known staging points of the Andorian Imperial Guard. Under the cover of the ensuing chaos, an attack against Andoria was attempted in order to put an end to the war quickly, though it failed due to the timely intervention of an Andorian fleet.
As the fighting continued, France was approached by both the Vulcans and the Andorians who were trying to get it to join the war on their side. President Jean-Réne Caillaud teetered as the public fought over what course of action should be taken: Should France remain neutral, or should she pick a side? If so, which? Finally, Caillaud declared in an address to the National Assembly that, under his direction, France would remain strictly neutral in the Vulcan-Andorian conflict with no bias towards either side. To that end, he called on Parliament to repeal agreements and pieces of legislation which favored trade with one belligerent or the other until fighting had ceased. He then went on to propose a plan by which an end could be put to decades of conflict between Vulcan and Andoria through territorial changes, agreements of trust on both sides, and an alliance that would bind France, Andoria, and Vulcan together.
Through multiple rounds of talks with the leaders of Vulcan and Andoria, an armistice was agreed upon and a delegation from these two species were dragged to a table at the French Élysée Palace on Earth. Negotiations began well as the delegations went through Caillaud's proposal point by point, though there was a heavy air of mistrust between the two sides. By the third day, the talks had devolved into a battlefield of accusations and threats which spiraled out of control. Both sides stormed out of the room and the armistice was soon broken by an aggressive move made by a Vulcan fleet.
- Grox Threat
While the Vulcan and Andorian fleets fought themselves into a stalemate, an inactive Grox probe drifted into the space around Sol. It was discovered by an Andorian scout vessel and brought back to Andorian space, whereupon it was accidentally activated by the Andorian scientists who were examining it. It escaped and went on a rampage, destroying Andorian colonies left and right, utterly overpowering any attempt by the Andorian Imperial Guard to stop it. At first, the Vulcans took advantage of the disarray to press their advantage militarily, but then the probe crossed over into Vulcan space.
Mediated again by the French, both sides accepted a ceasefire and combined forces to deal with the probe. Joined by the French Starfleet, they confronted it over a series of costly engagements until, finally, they managed to destroy it. This joint operation became the cornerstone for peace as negotiations began anew and agreements were reached to finally put an end to the fighting. With the help of the French, the wartorn sides began to rebuild. Two years later, France, Vulcan, and Andoria founded a three-way alliance which today remains one of the strongest France has ever forged.
Rise as a colonial power Edit
The 2700's saw France's meteoric rise as a galactic superpower and the beginnings of its colonial empire. Its first extragalactic territories were an experiment in exploration and colonization as disparate social and economic groups left France in the 2730's to found unique colonies in Segmentum Draco of Andromeda, giving rise to the diverse and often contradictory cultures of French Andromeda.
France survived through such crises such as the War of Ages and the New Grox Wars, though its involvement as a member of the Orion League remain widely unrecognized by rest of the Gigaquadrant. Thanks to the enormous leaps in medical and genetic technology in the past centuries, the death rate in metropolitan French city-planets had fallen to nearly nothing. French humans had become immortal. This resulted in massive overpopulation and the size of the French territory increased at a speed which alarmed many of its neighbors.
In 2768, the French were attacked by extremists from the Kraal Province of the Greater Hal'Sk Empire, an event which triggered the short Kraal War in which France fought alongside the Hal'Sk monarchy to pacify the rebellious province. Though some tension existed on both sides, the French and Hal'Sk quickly grew close and formed an alliance which lasts to this day.
- Dominatus War
After two decades of relative peace, the entirety of the Orion League rose to fight the Dominatus War in 2792. After participating in several campaigns in the Milky Way, the Orion League arrived in the Mirus Galaxy and fought alongside such powers as the Delpha Coalition of Planets, Draconid Imperium, and Tybusen Intergalactic Allied Federation in the brutal engagements that characterized the Mirus campaign. French commanders such as Jean-Baptiste Teindas and Lucian Chartier earned a reputation for competence and integrity among the anti-Dominatus coalition.
When the fighting finally ceased in 2795, the French found themselves with a vast territory in the Godric Arm under their control. They consolidated these territories into the French Mirus Colonies and slowly repurposed the Tyranny's factories to produce French starships. French Mirus––isolated from the rest of the Gigaquadrant––soon eclipsed the Milky Way territories in terms of industrial power, becoming Paris' primary manufactory and the training ground of the French Starfleet.
- Extragalactic colonization
Linked together by a network of foreign wormholes, trade routes, and treaties, this new French colonial empire grew in size and influence every year until France could speak on near-equal footing with other Gigaquadrantic powers.
Great Xonexian SchismEdit
Yet, France's meteoric rise was not without problems. Paris' growing influence brought it into geopolitical conflict with the Milky Way's resident hyperpower, the Delpha Coalition of Planets, at a time when the DCP's policies were growing increasingly imperialistic. In 2799, the French Quadrantia Trade Route Crisis began the long downward spiral in relations that would eventually result in France's participation in the Alcanti Triad Agreement in 2800, a three-way alliance between it, the Draconid Imperium, and the TIAF against the DCP.
With the sudden signing of the Mou'Cyran Accords in 2801 and the sudden introduction of the threat such a large geopolitical entity posed, Paris began numerous diplomatic initiatives of its own. President Maxime began by hiring the self-styled master diplomat, the "Prince of Ballatay", who would very quickly become the mastermind behind France's extroverted intergalactic foreign policy. 2801 saw the forging of numerous successful alliances with such nations as the Mardvaeli Republic, the Katar Sector Alliance, and Eldarisia. At roughly the same time, France's participation in repelling the Neiraida Invasion of the Milky Way facilitated the creation of a non-binding alliance between it and the Allied Terran Republic. Perhaps the most impressive diplomatic victory was the signing of the Treaty of Galactica, a non-aggression pact with the Mou'Cyran Accords which ensured permanent peace between the emerging anti-DCP coalition and Mou'Cyran.If peace in the Cyrandia Cluster was achieved, the same could not be said in the Xonexi. Repeated incidents between Triad-aligned nations and the DCP served to heighten tensions, especially a land-grab conflict in Mirus which only barely failed to escalate into a war. During that conflict, France managed to acquire large portions of the Drakdodominatus Tyranny's former territory, giving them access to more industrial output than the entire French Colonial Empire combined. Yet, such a threatening move had upset numerous local Mirusian powers which slowly put aside their differences built their own coalition in reaction to Xonexi influence.
The year 2802 would see a continued escalation of tensions in the Milky Way, resulting in fervent anti-DCP sentiment in many of Orion's Spur's human states. Fear of encirclement, foreign plots, and DCP authoritarianism are often blamed for causing the Orion War, where a French-led alliance of human states overpowered the pro-DCP government of the Kindred Coalition. Further escalation led to war with the Delpha Coalition of Planets.
- Battle for the Milky Way
In a proclamation that shook the Milky Way, Emperor Wormulus II unilaterally denounced the nations of the Orion League as rogue states and ordained their annexation. The Gigaquadrant held its breath to see if the humans would submit to the might of one of the Gigaquadrant's leading hyperpowers, but what followed would awe and dismay many observers. Rather than putting a definite end to the Orion War with one swift stroke, Wormulus' proclamation set into motion Xonexi Allies's vast diplomatic machine, triggering the secret Alcanti Triad treaty along with many, many others. Leaders from twenty-three different nations met on Paris to issue the Parisian Declaration in April of 2802, in which they unanimously declared war on the DCP, denouncing its acts as tyrannic, destabilizing, and incompatible with a civilized galaxy.
The war would begin with a number of allied victories, including the successful capture of the DCP's territories in Mirus, rebukes of DCP offensives in the Scutum-Crux Arm, and the beginning of an allied offensive against the DCP's Orion Territories. However, as the war turned into a stalemate, the Allies found themselves severely outmatched on the DCP's own turf and were expelled from the galaxy by mid June. The Allies' catastrophic military failure in the Milky Way was coupled with a violent parliamentary in the French capital, sparked by widespread fear of a DCP occupation and placing the blame on President Laurene Maxime for bringing about the ruin of the nation. Maxime herself was killed by Parliamentarians during the coup. Many prominent members of her administration, including Prime Minister Valery, were forced into exile.
On June 22, President of the Senate Casimir Gérard ascended to the Presidency as next in line and immediately opened peace talks with the DCP. With few bargaining chips to play, Gérard placed the survival of the nation above all else and surrendered unconditionally to the DCP, agreeing to stand down its armed forces and to consider itself an occupied satellite state. France was placed under the authority of the Human Superstate, a DCP client state led by those human nations which had abstained from the war. Keeping the nation together during this time would prove to be one of the Gérard administration's greatest challenges. Initially, most of the French people were supportive of the Human Superstate and eager for the war to be over.
Yet, even though there was popular and legislative consensus behind him, Gérard was unable to muster the administrative stability, infrastructure, and power to effectively administer the territory. This was especially true in the colonies, where pro-Xonexi elements dominated and continued to supply the allies with much needed materiel, volunteers, and refused to disarm. No ordinance from the President, Parliament, or the Human Superstate Unification Council was able to stop them, and all of these bodies lacked the projection power to enforce their will.
- Founding of the French Colonial Empire
Over the remaining half of 2802, the war continued without French involvement. After the Fall of the Milky Way, peace talks were opened between the DCP and the Draconid Imperium. At the heart of these negotiations was the fat of the human states and questions of sovereignty over the galaxy. As both sides sought to incriminate the other, maneuvering not for the benefit of peace but to convince neutral observers of the righteousness of their cause, no agreement could be reached. By September, the war resumed with the DCP's invasion of the Andromeda Galaxy.
Relations with France's longtime ally, the Drodo Empire deteriorated rapidly due to the ascension of a rabidly anti-French government. Though the two powers shakily continued economic relations as they had prior to the Great Xonexian Schism, exchanging goods and capital which were essential to the functioning of their economies, their political and security relations soured to the point of rivalry. The primary theatre of competition was the Quadrants, with the Drodo scoring early body blows such as the annexation of a French protectorate and refusing to pay its wartime debt to France. The beleaguered French Republic's government was unable to adequately respond.
If the Girard administration had any authority over the French colonies prior to September 14, 2802, all of that was lost with the invasion of Andromeda. The French Andromedan Colonies and French Quadrantia ignored orders to break off formal relations with the Xonexi Allies and did nothing to stem the flow of supplies or volunteers to Allied nations. Possessing closer ties to the Draconis than the Metropole, French Andromeda's choice was an obvious one. French Andromedan politicians spoke openly about their responsibility to follow their own "Andromedan way," as opposed to remaining bound to the Metropole. President David Fauvre regularly coordinated with Xonexi leaders, initiated an impressive arms buildup, and intrigued in preparation for French Andromedan independence. On January 4, 2803, representatives from all of France's colonies met on Richelieu to proclaim the formation of a rival French state whose legitimacy was sealed with the appointment of former Prime Minister Alexandre Valéry to the symbolic office of Emperor of the French.
Little was as it seemed in the nascent French Colonial Empire. Real power over the imperial structure rested not with the Emperor, but with the Emergency Colonial Congress; not with it manifold representatives, but with French Andromeda as the Seat of the Empire; not with a sense consensus founded on French unity, but with a uniquely Andromedan style of pan-French nationalism. Furthermore, in declaring independence, the French colonies had become reliant on the Xonexi Alliance for their security and legitimacy, a fact which the military leadership of the Draconid Imperium used to milk concessions out of them. Given the French Colonial Empire's material, diplomatic, economic, and political weakness in 2803, it had in truth become a de facto client state of its supposed allies.
In 2803, the Sovereign Mirusian Coalition, a group of native Mirusian states hostile to the Xonexian presence in Mirus, launched a surprise invasion of Xonexian holdings in the galaxy. The war was a disaster for the Xonexi Allies, beginning with the shattering of the Xonexian Mirusian Fleet and ending with the fall of Manticore's inexperienced garrison before Mirus' seasoned armies. When it became clear that the war was unwinnable without weakening the struggling Andromeda front, the Draconid military leadership sued for peace. It would be only after the major fortresses in northern Xonexi Mirus had fallen that the Mirusian states would gather around the negotiating table. But when the two sides finally met at Manticore, the Mirusians demanded that all of Xonexi's Mirusian holdings be ceded to them. Without consulting France, the Draconis agreed, and the Treaty of Manticore was signed.
Outraged, France withdrew from the Andromeda campaign and suffered the humiliation of being expelled from the Xonexi Allies. They were followed by the Eldarisian Empire, who left in protest. The French Colonial Empire's Grand Navy redeployed its forces to the Mirus galaxy and refused to recognize the Treaty of Manticore. Instead, the Empire fought the Mirusians again during the Second War of Mirusian Coalition and successfully reversed the treaty. It occupied the TIAF and Draconis Mirusian territories and used them as bargaining tools to regain entry to Xonexi High Command. French troops would continue to fight in Mirus against the Imperium of War until its defeat in 2806.
- Andromeda Campaign
Chafing under the unforgiving rule of the Draconid military, the Allied command structure had evolved into something resembling a military dictatorship by the increasingly dire situation of the war. With incredible political and diplomatic skill, Emperor Alexandre stepped in to act as a counterweight to Draconis power in the Xonexi Board of Nine, providing consensus-based leadership where the Draconis had imposed their will on others. His Grand Navy, hardened by the trials of the war in Mirus, had become one of Xonexi's most effective fighting forces and gave him incredible leverage over the organization. Further, his effective and fair dealmaking with other Allied leaders allowed him to gradually assume leadership over the organization.
This period was also marked by a decline in Draconid power due to a brewing shadow war between factions of the Draconis nobility. France secretly threw its support behind Paragon Uriel Ultanos very early on.
France extended its colonial influence into the Borealis Galaxy in 2803 with the invention of colonial charter companies, private colonial ventures which were protected by the Empire's military and had free access to its markets.
France's return to the Andromeda Front proved decisive in reversing the gradual defeat of the Xonexi Allies. In 2804, Alexandre sealed an agreement with the Nomatari Sovereignty which would ensure their continued participation in the war. In 2805, the Pan-Andromedan Ecumene was brought to the brink of revolution against its Draconis and Radeon-led autocratic system. Due to Alexandre's timely denunciation of the Ecumene's government, his defense of liberal values, and coalition-building within the Andromedan Light, he became an avatar for the movement's revolutionary claims. With this incredible power, he was able to successfully negotiate key political changes with Iovera IX which saved the Ecumene from disintegration and allowed it to intervene in the Great Xonexian Schism.
With the Xonexi Allies progressively surging in power and the Civilization gradually deteriorating, it was just a matter of time before the Allies attained victory in Andromeda. By 2805, the Civilization withdrew from the galaxy with what forces it had an sued for peace.
- Liberation of the Milky Way
Emperor Alexandre was selected by unanimous consent as the sole representative of the Xonexi Board of Nine to peace negotiations on Station Halcyon, engaging with his counterpart, the newly crowned Emperor Lunarai I of the Delpha Coalition of Plants. The Peace of Halcyon negotiated between the two monarchs would ensure the creation of a new democratic galactic government in the Milky Way which would legislate galactic law and empower the Milky Way's two recognized hyperpowers - Delpha and France - to enforce it.
Xonexian Golden Age Edit
- The New Order
The French Colonial Empire emerged from the Great Xonexian Schism in a precarious state. As the war and its aftermath wound down in 2806 and 2807, temporary wartime arrangements and exigencies came undone. All forms of actors rushed to nail down wartime gains and to mitigate losses brought about by a return to peace, even as the balance of power shifted testily as the combatants carefully demobilized. France played a critical role in the formation of the United Gigaquadrantic Alliance, the democratization of the Pan-Andromedan Ecumene, and the creation of the Grand Commonwealth of Sovereign States to replace wartime occupations and one-sided impositions with rule-based systems maintained by a balance of power.
A new constitution for the French Colonial Empire––now referred to simply in all official documents as the French Empire––was drafted and approved by the states in 2806. For the Valérist statesmen of the war years, who had sought to bring the empire under a centralized administration capable of waging full-scale war, the document was a mixed bag. On the one hand, it cemented many centralizing gains made during the war years, such as the imperial government's power to tax, to build a state, to raise and command a military, to regulate commerce. But the constitution also limited the further expansion of the state, a fact which would frustrate Valérist statesmen to no end in the decades to come. The executive monarchy survived, though it remained a constitutionally powerless position to which Parliament could cede powers at will.
The constitutional convention of 2806 represented the zenith of the power of Emperor Alexandre's Movement pour la Victoire (MpV) party. It dominated the constitutional convention of 2806, and its ideas largely created the imperial structure, with pockets of effective rear-guard resistance by anti-imperial forces effectively halting the further advance of centralization.
- France Pulls Back
Alexandre and the MpV charted after the war a slow, steady, and moderate course of withdrawal from wartime occupations, demobilization of the army, repayment of the debt, cementing of international institutions, and return of pre-2801 political norms. The French public grew increasingly frustrated with this incremental approach. In the election of 2807, the MpV was taken by storm by Christian Marier, leader of the conservative opposition to the occupation government of the French Republic during the war. He and his followers seized the MpV's apparatus and transformed it into the Republican Party, promising to rein in the French wartime state, limit France's commitments abroad, radically shrink the size of the imperial military, repay the debt as quickly as possibly, and restore pre-war social services.
In the resulting 2807 election, the Republicans went on to win a majority of the seats in both houses of Parliament. Meanwhile, Alexandre and his Valérists followed through with their plans to integrate the imperial government further with that of the metropole by having the Emperor compete for and win the Presidency of the French Republic. Though they succeeded in this, their efforts would go nowhere in the ensuing years; further integration would have to wait a decade and a half.
The result of the 2807 election was a government that was as dysfunctional as it was schizophrenic. Torn in a bitter struggle between Alexandre and Marier's followers at every level, the imperial government was paralyzed. The Empire struggled through crises such as the War of the Three Scepters, Marko Colonial War, Borealum Crisis, Commonwealth Civil War, and Loron Crisis, implementing a foreign policy reliant on multilateralism, collective action, deterrence, and the inability of multiple adversaries to band together to overwhelm France's passive military. Yet, in crisis after crisis, the skill and subtlety of French statesmen and diplomats prevailed by razor-thin margins; the order was maintained, adversaries fell, the imperial government continued to starve itself.
Over this period, the Republicans agreed on one significant area of government policy: the economy. Conservative dominance during this time period at many levels of government led to the liberalization of the French world's economy and the creation of a robust, well-governed, and dynamic market system.
- Baako Anan's Government
The rivalry between Valérists and Repubicans had broken down into full-scale intra-party war by 2811. Though Alexandre's loyalists managed to push the unpopular Marier out of the Premiership in 2812, the Republicans were cast out of power in the 2812 by a charismatic former diplomat by the name of Baako Anan. Riding atop a revitalized Socialist Party, rechristened the "Democratic Union," Anan instilled confidence in the nation and the Gigaquadrant that he end the imperial government's dysfunctional handling of every issue, chart a conciliatory course in foreign policy, and end the erosion of public services.
Indeed, the Democratic Union was more unified and better suited to governing well than its Republican rival had been. But if the Democratic Union charted a slower course on the transfer to a market economy, put an end to factional conflagrations, and employed more internationalist language, the substance of its policies was the same as its Republican predecessor: a non-interventionist foreign policy, market liberalization, shrinking of overbearing welfare states, and a small military budget. Minor policy differences dominated debates: there was much more consensus than disagreement among the French elites of that period.
Politics and government Edit
The French Empire is a complex imperial structure composed of many institutions, bringing under a single umbrella of sovereignty a multiplicity of territories, interests, cultures, and species. The Empire is strongly influenced by its history and past incarnations, inheriting a great deal from the French Colonial Empire. The most evident of these is its general structure, including a legislature and independent hereditary head of state (the Emperor), and a multi-tiered system of sovereignty for different territories in the Empire.
Head of State Edit
Broadly speaking, the Empire is led by the Emperor of the French, the Empire's head of state and cultural leader with few constitutional powers. In line with the philosophy of Valérism, power is voted over to the Emperor depending on the situation, the level of trust that exists between the Emperor and the French nation, and the personal qualities of the Emperor. The position of Emperor is hereditary, and the legal powers currently vested in Alexandre I will return to the state once his son, Alexandre-Bonaparte de Valéry, ascends to the throne.
|EMPEROR OF THE FRENCH|
PARTY - Républicain
| ALEXANDRE I, by the Will of the People and the Grace of the Nation, Emperor of the French, President of France, Emperor-Consort of the Hal'Sk People, Protector of the Milky Way, Highlord of Andromeda, Grand Marshal of the Empire, and Grand Master of the Legion of Honor
These key tenets of Valérism would go on to inform every aspect of Alexandre's subsequent reign, from his insistence on maintaining the Emperor as an institution devoid of constitutional powers, to his participation and support of international organization as one of the leading figures in the United Gigaquadrantic Alliance; from his search for domestic consensus within France, to his efforts at building lasting understandings between nations abroad.
Yet, while it may seem at times like Alexandre's considerations extend far beyond France's borders––to govern not just one nation, but the Gigaquadrant as a whole––this exalted mantle taxes those who occupy it and subjects them to incalculable risks. While the Emperor is ally to all, he is often friend to none: his positions, the labor of compromise, threaten to spread his energies––and that of his empire––dangerously thin. As a result, his policies often hinge on details so subtle his contemporaries and public often fail to grasp them. It is therefore unclear whether the end of Alexandre's reign will yield a consensus whose foundations can be found in law and common interest, or cause the collapse of an order which was kept together by the will and ability of a single man.
Premier of the Empire Edit
Created in 2803 as part of the government of the French Colonial Empire, the position of the Premier of the Empire was initially not a constitutional office. It was an unofficial honor bestowed upon Representative Audric Davinion by Emperor Alexandre, a mark of esteem, trust, and delegated authority. Davinion was known as Alexandre's point of contact in the Emergency Colonial Congress and one of his close advisors, later joining his cabinet. When Davinion resigned from the Congress in order to be appointed Governor of Borealis, Alexandre appointed Representative Constance Lebel of Galactica to replace him. During these early years, the Premiers acted as dutiful surrogates for the Emperor and came to handle the day-to-day running of the Imperial Government. From 2805 on, Lebel's role grew from managing relations with Congress to coordinating an increasingly complex array of state and national institutions represented in the French cabinet. The position of Premier of the Empire was canonized into the Constitution of 2806 as the Head of Government, was formally named by the Emperor and approved by the National Assembly, recalling the structure of the French Republics.
In 2807, a radically new situation arose when Christian Marier, a conservative from the French Republic, took Alexandre's Movement pour la victoire (MpV) by storm. Leading a movement of pro-normalcy statesmen and elected officials, Marier sought to rein the French wartime state, scale back French commitments abroad, and restore democratic oversight at home. Marier gained control of the party platform and transformed it in its own image. In the ensuing hotly contested elections, Alexandre went on to win the Presidency of the French Republic while Marier's Republican faction won more seats in the Imperial Parliament, resulting in an awkward balance of power between Valérists and Republicans. Negotiations ensued for the formation of a coherent government, resulting in the appointment of Christian Marier and the creation of a compromise cabinet representative of the different factions of the Republican Party. From 2807 onward, Premier Christian Marier oversaw the Marier Government, also referred to as the 'Normalcy Government,' which governed the French Empire with a prudent and sometimes schizophrenic, oft-dysfunctional character.
The Premier of the Empire's formal responsibilities and powers are distinctly inspired by the Prime Ministers of the French systems. As the head of the French government, he is a part-legislative, part-executive officer who is appointed by the Emperor and recognized by the Imperial Parliament. There are no requirements that he should be a sitting member of parliament, though it is thought that he can best fulfill his role if he possesses legislative connections.
The Premier acts as a central coordinator for the different branches, ministries, and officers of the government. He leads the cabinet in the stead of the Emperor, appoints its members, and can create, dissolve, or change the makeup of the cabinet at any time. Depending on the political situation and the strength of the Emperor, the Premier may act as an agent of the Emperor or in his own capacity. As a result, the Premier is seen as a democratic counterbalance to the Emperor's executive power, as the Emperor needs to command a majority in Parliament in order to exercise executive power through the Premier.
- List of Premiers
|Audric Davignon||2803-2804||Conservative Party|
|Constance Lebel||2804-2806||Movement pour la victoire|
|Constance Lebel||2806-2807||Movement pour la victoire|
|Christian Marier||2807-2812||Parti Républicain|
|Chapin Cailot||2812||Parti Républicain|
|Baako Anan||2813-2818||Union Démocrate|
|Vivienne Montminy||2818||Union Démocrate|
|Raymond Duffet||2819-Present||Parti Républicain|
Political Parties Edit
governing party of the French Empire
Emperor Alexandre I
1/1 Premier of the Empire
1/1 President of France
1/1 President of French Andromeda
0/1 President of Galactica
0/1 Director of Gran Colombia
0/1 Prime Minister of Corsica
opposition party of the French Empire
President Raoul Savoie of Galactica
0/1 Premier of the Empire
0/1 President of France
0/1 President of French Andromeda
1/1 President of Galactica
1/1 Director of Gran Colombia
1/1 Prime Minister of Corsica
The body that possesses constitutional authority over the Empire and its territories is the bicameral Imperial Parliament, modeled after that of the French Republics. This elected body is composed of two bodies, the National Assembly whose representatives are allocated by universal suffrage to the people of each territory based on population, and the Senate, whose representatives are equally distributed and indirectly chosen by colonial governments. While the Imperial Parliament is empowered by the 2806 Constitution to intervene in inter-Imperial affairs, to conduct foreign affairs, to facilitate trade, and so on, significant formal and informal obstacles exist to keep it from infringing upon the sovereignty of its territories.
Finally, an Imperial Judiciary was created by the Constitution of 2806 which serves as the highest court of the nation. Citizens of any French territory may appeal to higher courts in the Empire, whose judges are appointed by different means depending on the court. In every case, a complex web of appointments and offices attempts to maintain the balance of power within the Imperial Judiciary in order to keep any one member state of the French Empire from gaining dominance over French legal canon on the imperial level. The Empire's judiciary is the site of constant and unrelenting battles over the codification of French law over all of the Empire's territories as lawyers and judges attempt to reconcile the customs, traditions, and laws of each territory in a single workable legal tradition which is always in flux.
Government and administration Edit
- A brief history
France inherited from the Great Xonexian Schism one of the most terrifyingly efficient and technically competent bureaucracies in the Gigaquadrant. Spurred on by the demands of military competition, colonial statesmen built a meritocratic imperial state from the materials available. It was not easy, as colonial governments attempted to variously influence, co-opt, weaken, or ignore the imperial government in pursuit of their own narrow interests. However, with every passing defeat, resistance to the autonomy and authority of the new imperial government fell away.
The administrative state that emerged had one purpose: to mobilize eleven disparate states and territories in a war for their very survival. That gargantuan task implied the creation of a national army and stellar navy, the issuing of a national currency, the maintenance of a national debt, the acquisition of strategic resources, the administration of war production, the rationing of commodities, the maintenance and protection of hyperlanes, the forging of stable foreign relationships, the encouragement of public support for the war, and so on.
The state that now administers the French Empire was shaped at its creation by wartime planning and coordination. Though the Empire has demobilized and the economy has undergone a massive transfer of ownership wealth into private hands, the civil service continues to operate a government with few parallels in the Gigaquadrant.
- How it works
At the imperial level, the implementation of public policy is overwhelmingly carried out by career civil servants. These technically-skilled non-political functionaries, educated at France's best universities and hired only after thorough examination, are protected from excessive political interference by strict rules governing how they are to staff and operate bureaucracies under the supervision of political appointees.
The vast majority of the tasks carried out by the Imperial Government are coordinative and supportive, managing issues that transcend any single member of the Empire while leaving many of the tasks of modern administration to the imperial members themselves. This is why, despite the technical competence, activism, and capacity of the imperial government, the quality of governance varies so widely in the French Empire.
Though the vast majority of governance occurs at lower levels, it is to the imperial government that French citizens look to. Conscious of this, the imperial government under Premier Baako Anan created the Ministry of Public Administration (MPA), an agency dedicated to streamlining the quality of and accessibility to public services. In 2814, the MPA launched a digital platform available on the holonet to every citizen of the Empire, a one-stop-portal capable of connecting the citizen with public services at every level.
Overview EditAs one of the Gigaquadrant's hyperpowers, the French Empire maintains the potential for sizable military projection to each of the Gigaquadrant's galaxies. With its vast resources, the Grand Navy of the Empire employs a command of space doctrine which is tooled towards the maintaining of total naval control over enormous tracts of non-territorial space within a region of conflict. By securing naval dominance over the spaces between territories, spanning hundreds of thousands of lightyears, the Navy allows French and allied fleets and convoys to operate without restriction, whereas opponents are forced to stay in port to avoid destruction. It also enables the free use of offensive operations against an opposing territory at great distance, whether through airpower, hyperspatial bombardment, or invasion. The French Navy therefore employs ships which have a smaller profile on average, are tooled to fight and operate over great distances, and places a great emphasis on the ability of strike craft carriers to bring force to bear over tens of thousands of lightyears.
Thanks to its fleet of five intergalactic supercarriers, two of which are in active service, the Grand Navy of the Empire can be organized into two supercarrier battlegroups with the ability to project power to other galaxies and clusters without the need for extensive supply lines. Its four remaining supercarriers are mothballed in secure locations, ready to be brought out in response to escalations in French military deployments.The Grand Navy of the Empire consists the Empire's armed forces, bringing together into a structured chain of command naval, army, strike, and deterrence components. The Navy answers first to the Grand Marshal of the Empire, a title currently held by the Emperor, Alexande I, and second to the Imperial Parliament which appoints him. French naval doctrine on strategic and tactical levels places great emphasis on hyperspatial warfare––the waging of war over great distance in hyperspace––and on expeditionary warfare. Strike craft carriers loom large over French tactical thinking and can be found at the heart of French deployments, whether in the form of light support carriers or massive two-kilometer long battle-carriers, also termed "battlestars," bringing to bear fleets of thousands of angelfire-carrying strike craft as well as more conventional assets for planetary combat. All other French combat ships have tended to shrink in size over time and act in support of French carrier groups either in escort, screening, artillery, or missile combat roles to meet the demands of hyperspatial warfare.
- Recent history
The Grand Navy has changed and adapted in response to changes in the French Empire's political and strategic situation over the two decades since the Great Xonexian Schism. With no major rivals to face and a public eager to enjoy the dividends of peace, the enormous wartime Grand Navy was cut down to a small peacetime force of professional soldiers aided by some of the best military technology in the Gigaquadrant. The Navy's capital fleet was similarly cut down, though maintained a sizable enough force to balance against potential rivals in the four corners of the universe. From 2807 to 2816, the awaited challenges to French power failed to materialize, leading to further cuts in defense spending and the adoption of a relaxed defense posture. As a cost-saving measure for non-deployed troops, personnel were often allowed to return home and hold day jobs while receiving half of their military salary, large scale military exercises were rarely held, and many types of military investment and development ceased. Small-scale crises such as the Commonwealth Civil War and Borealum Crisis in 2810, the Hutter Incursion Conflict in 2812, among others, seemed to validate this minimalist military practice. Precise uses small naval and air forces in concert with French allies were more than sufficient to keep the peace and maintain French interests during that time.
However, in 2816, the French Empire was blindsided by a series of military and political events which shook confidence in France's security. A crisis in Mirus resulted in a humiliating display of military incompetence. In the Quadrants, Rambo Nation adopted a hostile posture towards France and its allies in the wake of attempts to resolve the Gorge Crisis. Public opinion on military funding and security issues reversed overnight. The Baako government was accused of complacency and minimalism and was strongly pressured to take stronger and more decisive stances abroad. The French military was revived as an extroverted tool of power and received its first funding increases since 2807. Cost-saving policies were immediately reversed and a great flurry of activity attempted to shake the atrophy of ten years of budget strangulation. In 2817, the Grand Navy held its first major operations on a grand scale since the end of the Schism, deploying to the Mirus Galaxy for exercises which would last six months. The exercises served as a stress-test for the ability of its various components to operate as a cohesive fighting force, and provided training for a new generation of French servicemen who had not seen a major war.
The Grand Navy would steadily expand, reorganize, and reform in preparation to face new military and political rivals in the 2820's and 2830's.
Strategic forces Edit
Aside from conventional military power, France has also been developing a flexible arsenal of strategic weapons of varying degrees of lethality, precision, and impact. With public tolerance for military investment and casualties on the decline in the early 2810's, military experts pointed to doctrines of strategic deterrence to fill the gaps left by deficits in conventional military resources and the willingness to develop and use them. As explained in the 2810 White Paper on Defence and National Security, this pivot was to be executed through reforms in existing French airpower and hyperspatial weapons of mass destruction.
The 2810 White Paper posited that "it [the reforms of France's strategic arsenal] will be conducted with an eye on future expansions, ensuring that the arsenal can be quickly and seamlessly augmented in response to changing political and military conditions." With the drastic increases in military spending starting in 2816, various factions formed within the French military establishment which disagreed on how that spending should be allocated. Each faction possessed a particular vision of French military doctrine and sought to shape it in that image. A significant group of theorists and military leaders—a great many of them operating in the Quadrants—saw an expansion in offensive strategic forces as the answer to France's security problems and successfully lobbied for great expansions and further developments in France's strategic arsenal.
The primary aim of the Grand Navy's strategic arsenal is deterrence, the maintenance of a set of tools capable of instant and proportional retaliation against an attack on French soil, interests, or allies in the hope of dissuading an adversary from carrying out such an attack.
This began to change with the 2810 military reforms, when French airpower doctrine experienced a serious overhaul. Whereas previously fighter and bomber wings were only embedded within pre-existing naval and army corps, dedicated aerial corps and regional air commands were created to coordinate air forces in operations over large areas and enable dedicated strategic bombing campaigns. In terms of equipment, the BS-100C5, BS-100AF1C branches of Super Mirages were split into variants with divergent upgrade schedules to gradually tool them to strategic or tactical roles. A new dedicated strategic bomber project – under consideration since 2808 – was accelerated, and the resulting BS-101 dedicated strategic bomber entered production in late 2810, having attained a range of 25,000 light years in testing. Finally, the C-12 Super Torrent was revived and many were returned to service to act as long-range escort fighters to the BS-101.
The result of these reforms was a significant evolution in French airpower and the gradual buildup of a strategic strike craft fleet meant to deliver conventional bombs, kinetic rods, hyperspatial missiles, and weapons of mass destruction to distant targets. In a time of tight military budgets and meek public support for military investment, this strike craft fleet is intended to give French policymakers in the future flexible retaliatory and pre-emptive options which do not involve deploying combat troops.
Order of Battle Edit
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|National Guard|| || |
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|Air Command|| || |
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|Void Hunter Corps|| || |
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|Transport Corps|| || |
|Logistics Corps|| || |
|Fortified Planet|| || |
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- It is possible to hover over individual symbols to see what they represent.
- Commonwealth Home Command (Andromeda)
- Task Force 1 DEPLOYED PEACEKEEPING IN EXTERIORIS
- Grand Colonial Fleet (Andromeda)
- Intergalactic Route A (Milky Way <=> Andromeda)
- Quadrantian Fleet (FQ)
- Galactican Territorial Command
- Galactican Special Strategic Command
- Gran Colombia Home Guard
- Quadrantian Route Command
- Godrine Capital Fleet
- Baako Capital Fleet
- Mirusian Naval Guard
- La Nation Supercarrier Battle GroupRESERVE STATIONED IN THE MILKY WAY
Grand Admiral Marie Allain
- Maxime Supercarrier Battle GroupRESERVE STATIONED IN THE MILKY WAY
Grand Admiral Bruno Bonsaint
total mobilization time: 1-2 years
total mobilization time: 6 months
total mobilization time: 6 months
total mobilization time: 1 month
total mobilization time: 2 weeks
total mobilization time: MOBILIZED
recruitable population: 34.2 tril.
recruitable population: 51.3 tril.
recruitable population: 68.4 tril.
recruitable population: 85.5 tril.
recruitable population: 342.1 tril.
recruitable population: 684.3 tril.
As a result of the empire's complex history, astrography, and diversity, territorial entities have very different relationships with the imperial administration. Some, like the Commonwealth of French Andromeda, are endowed with sweeping sovereignty and act more like independent states than colonies. Others, like the administrations of various territories in French Mirus, are appointed and regulated by the Imperial Parliament. The constitution of the French Empire makes further distinctions between territories to which the Constitution and the principles of French law applies, and to those that are exempted from it. From these differences, four categories of territories emerge: States, Extragalactic territories, Free Cities, and Charter territories.
Member States Edit
|French Republic||1.22 quadrillion||Semi-Presidential Republic|
|Commonwealth of French Andromeda||676.85 trillion||Presidential Republic|| |
|Republic of Galactica||115.52 trillion||Plutocratic Republic||91% French|
|Corsican Republic||113.7 trillion||Republic||87% Corsican|
|Gran Colombia||17.05 trillion||Rayenist Republic||99% Roreinian|
|Confederation of Lower Katar||27.65 trillion||Republic||100% Other||₣811.2 quad.||Periphery|
Extragalactic territories Edit
|French Godrine||427.87 trillion||Indirect Colonial Administration||100% French||₣45.85 quintillion||Hub|
|French Bélances||91.68 trillion||Direct Colonial Administration||98% French|
|French Baako||30.56 trillion||Direct Colonial Administration||100% French||₣3.2 quintillion||Periphery|
|French Thanates||30.5 trillion||Direct Colonial Administration||100% French||₣3.2 quintillion||Periphery|
|French Frashoereti||24.44 trillion||Direct Colonial Administration||96% French|
|French Bunsen||14.07 trillion||Indirect Colonial Administration||68% French|
32% French Cutheran
|French Menento||6.11 trillion||Direct Colonial Administration||51% Dragowar|
31% Zarbanian, 18% French
Free Cities of the Empire Edit
|Montabert||2.5 trillion||Plutocratic Republic||54% French|
|Cescivei||2.4 trillion||Borderlander Republic||81% Borderlander|
|Tuvisci||2.3 trillion||Borderlander Republic||75% Borderlander|
|Catelet||23.6 mil.||Corporate Republic||92% French|
|Meuilley||7.3 million||Borderlander Republic||99% Borderlander|
|First City||3.7 million||Plutocratic Republic||100% French||₣9.8 quadrillion||Hub|
The government of the French Empire oversees a complex economic system spanning many galaxies and political jurisdictions. The Empire's primary economic strategy is capitalistic, placing much of the responsibility for producing economic goods in the hands of private property. As such, most of the wealth of the French Empire is privately owned and taxed by a strong administrative state. Welfare and redistribution occurs primarily at the level of individual states and territories.
- Currency and monetary policy
The Empire's currency is the French Franc, which is managed by the Bank of France and its subsidiaries, a private conglomerate of financial institution run by a meritocratic hierarchy of France's best economists, financiers, and bankers with little interference from the government. Through a variety of instruments, the Bank of France is able to affect the supply of money in the economy and the value of the Franc in the foreign exchange market. It is the policy of the Bank of France to increase the supply and availability of money during recessions and to gently reduce it during economic booms.
The official currency of all of the territories under the jurisdiction of the Constitution of 2806 must use the Franc, a fact which was controversial among economists for some time. Proponents of monetary integration stressed the need for a common currency to bind the Empire together, facilitate and simplify exchanges, and ensure uniform quality across the Empire. The core issue was the sheer number and diversity of the Empire's disparate markets. As different parts of the Empire developed, it was thought that they would need different monetary policies to suit their needs and circumstances, and that a one-size-fits-all policy for all of the Francophone world would cause severe macroeconomic problems down the road.
These fears were realized during the French Recession of 2816-2819, when the Bank of France was forced to implement a monetary policy which split the difference between the strong and stable economies in France's core, and the weak and abandoned economies of the periphery. The result was a policy that suited neither and which many believe lengthened the recession and contributed to greater economic instability.
Economy of the
|▲ ₣541 sextillion||▲ 4.81%|
|Corrective||Bank of France (private)|
|Growing (imperial), Extensive (state)||Medium|
|▲ ₣312 sextillion||AAA|
|▲ 55% of GDP||▼ 8% of GDP|
Foreign affairs Edit
Key relationships Edit
Tybusen Intergalactic Allied Federation
Critical ally and partner since 2796 · Member of the Alcanti Triad · Ideological and cultural similarities · Similar international goals · Key trading partner
Alliance since 2801 · Defensive pact since 2818 · Trust · Like-minded internationalist · Cultural affinity · Key regional partner · Colonial ties since 2797
Farengeto Trade Coalition
Alliance since 2801 · Strategic partnership in Scutum-Crux · Trust · Similar goals and interests · Ideological similarities · Key regional partner
Critical ally and partner since 2785 · Member since 2803 · Highlord status since 2809 · Member of the Alcanti Triad · Legitimate government of Andromeda
Delpha Coalition of Planets
Binding alliance since 2806 · Shared guardianship over Milky Way · Great ideological dissimilarities · Agreement on norms and restraints · Previously at war
Binding alliance since 2801 · Trust between monarchs · Key partner in Mirus · Great ideological dissimilarities · Controversial · Problematic alliance
Union Republic of Ottzello
Regional partner · Democratic regime change · Rivalry from 2804 to 2811 · Recognized return of seized territories · Ideological similarities
Waptoria Alliance of Species
Alliance since 2818 · Key partner in Mirus · Ideological similarities · Compatible goals · Trustworthy · Previously at war
Greater Hal'Sk Empire
Alliance since 2774 · Marriage between monarchs · Problematic alliance · Controversial due to domestic situation · Deteriorating relations
Binding defensive alliance against the Hutters · Peace agreement is holding · Previously engaged in military rivalry · Détente
Alliances and commitments Edit
Binding military alliances
states who have unilaterally committed to defending us if we are attacked
Concerns and rivalries Edit
Active military rivalries