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|Communion of Worlds Symbol- The Rose|
The Communion of Worlds - Data Panel
|Symbol||A highly stylized rose|
|Founded||The arrival of the first settlers at Heartland in 4261 AT is commonly regarded as the founding of the Communion of Worlds.|
|Psyche, Art, Culture||Metapsychology: Mixture of standard biont derived individual consciousness, group minds, artificial minds of various architectures and some metasystem consciousnesses. Empathic enhancements and social cognition heavily emphasized in most clades. |
Religion/Ideology: Empath philosophies, cladistic syncretism, family, clade and metaclade-oriented altruism, with metaclade unity and conflict avoidance as central tenets.
Culture and Art: Postshaper bioaesthetics, cognitive sculpture, facing moodscapes with emphasis on social dramas and collective/individual emergence.
Language: The official language is the Communion Protocol, derived from the ComEmp protocol. Many different languages used by different clades, often as badges of membership.
|Territory and Population||Current Territory: An 800 light year diameter region of the upper part of the Orion Arm and extending indefinitely above it. |
Important Natural Objects (stars and nebulae): nebula S245
Representative Systems: Heartland, Elderman's Star, Rergenar, Labeyrie, Vistaa, Vangelis, Third Def8, Blenke Cluster, Nengs, Webistics
Current Core Population: 178 billion entities
Population Breakdown:69% superior; 12% cyborgs; 10% AI; 4% vec; 2% aliens; 2% baseline; 2% other. Of these, with empathy enhancement: 57%
|Government and Administration||Government: Representative AI-augmented democracy, with a general assembly at Heartland. Each sector elects two representatives for the assembly according to a rotating schedule. |
Administrative Divisions: Federation. Clades and regions fulfilling the Communion Orthogonality Requirements Agreement are regarded as sectors of the federation.
National Holidays: None; these are left to different clades. The Vista is commonly celebrated by traditionalist clades in commemoration of the founding of the Vista and the subsequent closure of foundation.
Constitution: Communion of Worlds Manifesto Minarchic federative structure with emphasis on mutual foreign policy and internal development. Classic empath philosophy is the official metaethic.
Legal System: ComEmp-style total neutral investigation and local social code.
|Economics and Infrastructure||Currency: The Communion Federal Credit is the official standard, but different sectors, clades and corporations release their own currencies. And extensive gift economy makes conventional currency of relatively low importance. |
Major Industries: Terraforming, hedonic systems, contract arbitration, social dynamics, metamanagement, nanofacture.
Dysons: None. Webistics Band is a Banks Orbital
Major Stargate Nexi: Heartland and Webistics.
Military Expenditures: 0.01% of GDP
|Trade and Treaty Relations||Imports - Commodities: Exotic matter, amat, biogenes, cultural products, hedonic systems, nanotronics, ISO parts. |
Imports - Partners: Non-Coercive Zone 15%, Metasoft 11%, Solar Dominion9%, Independent Inner Sphere worlds 7%, Sagittarius Transcultural Cooperation 6%, Orion Federation 6%, Formalhaut Acquisition Society 5%, Terran Federation 4%, Zoeific Biopolity 4%, Mutual Progress Alliance 4%, Independent Cygexba volume 4%, Sophic League 4%, Negentropy Alliance 2%, Technorapture Hypernation 2%, other 16%.
Exports - Commodities: Software, persona compoids, memetic templates, virches, personality constructs, cultural databases, experience services, diplomatics, management services, hedonic systems, meme design.
Exports - Partners: Non-Coercive Zone 14%, Metasoft 10%, Solar Dominion 9%, Sagittarius Transcultural Cooperation 8%, Independent Inner Sphere worlds 8%, Orion Federation 8%, Formalhaut Acquisition Society 7%, Independent Cygexba volume 5%, Zoeific Biopolity 4%, Terran Federation 3%, Mutual Progress Alliance 3%, Sophic League 3%, Technorapture Hypernation 2%, Cyberian Network 1%, Keter Domain 1%, other 14%
Treaty Participation: ComEmp Non-Aggression Signatory, anti-Amalgamation Defence and Mutual Aid Organisation, Firmware Good Trading Standards Signatory, Most Favoured Trading Partner (with Orion Federation and Sophic League), Garden World Environmental Protection Signatory, St Andre Convention Signatory, Good Hacking Agreement (with Cyberian Network), Upper Orion Administrative Agreement (with Metasoft, Orion Federation, Solar Dominion and Sophic League), Bonitsa Baseline Protection Treaty, Tipaza Ethics Agreement, Strangelet Ban, Memetic Warfare Limitation Treaty, Mekelon Astrogation Information Exchange Agreement.
Longrunning Interstellar Disputes: None.