The Alliance of Interstellar Governments
Known simply as “The Alliance”, this is the largest political body in the galaxy. It is composed of aproxomately a thousand interstellar governments and member sapient species spread out over nearly a quarter of the galaxy.
Each member of the Alliance is an individual government that has agreed to uphold the Alliance Charter in exchange for membership and the benefits that entails.
The Alliance and its charter maintain standards of civil liberties for sapient life forms, interstellar commerce and ecconomics, diplomacy, mutual defense from external as well as internal threats, and interstellar law.
The Alliance is composed of dozens of local member councils, each with represenatives from member governments. The local councils are overseen; and elect represenatives to; the Alliance High Council which has final authority. Each council, local and high, is headed by three members. Council heads are elected by their own councils.
Though the council heads are the effective leaders of their councils, they cannot overturn a council vote so long as it is within the mandate of the Alliance Charter. Their function is mostly as arbitration and guidance for the councils as well as the main represenatives of the council to the public.
So long as Alliance member worlds maintain the standards of the Alliance Charter, the Alliance government has very little to do with each members’ internal politics. It is mainly there to govern interstellar matters.
The Alliance does maintain policing agencies to enforce interstellar law and investigate violations of the charter. It also has a military arm, the Alliance Military Task Force.
The AMTF answers directly to the High Council, but enjoys a fair amount of freedom of action within the confines of the Alliance Charter. This ensures that the AMTF is able to take swift and decisive action when nesisary without becomming bogged down by council voting.
AMTF units are small but elite forces. Often a single cruiser with its onboard compliment of support vehicles and commando and power armor trained troopers is the only AMTF preasence for several or even a few dozen systems. The AMTF purposly does not have large battleships, armored divisions, or heavy battlesuit troops. Instead the Alliance relies on the fleets and armed forces of its member worlds for large scale military action.
In such major actions the AMTF acts as the preasence of the Alliance and the High Council even though over all command of such a force is generaly given to the most promonent member world military leader in the theatre of conflict.
WORLDS OF THE ALLIANCE