The Treaty of Concord (2472) recognizes thirteen distinct governments dividing explored space – the stellar nations. These rulers of the galaxy make decisions that affect all of humanity and the species it has contacted. Together, the stellar nations lay claim to thousands of colonized worlds and outpost throughout hundreds of light-years. Given their might, the only force capable of stopping a stellar nation is another stellar nation.
Twelve stellar powers were the most powerful republics when the Treaty of Concord was drafted. As a group, they are sometimes called the winners of the war, simply by virtue of their survival. Without the treaty, the Second Galactic War would have continued, dragging them into an abyss of blood and fire. The twelve powers have the most to lose if war returns.
Rigunmor Star Consortium
Union Of Sol