Union of Eteno Socialist States

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Union of Eteno Socialist States
Vshenets-na Etenya Yapraz Amkeineg
Setting: Galactic Crucibles
Motto:
Vokhutya Stayagyy
Anthem:
Victory March of the Holy War
Capital Okhnavinsk, Gorodniye'amsk, Gorodniye system
Largest world Gorodniye
Official languages Luuschtuntski, Senate Reserve
Regional languages Kr'aszalai, Chyurun, Lapakhe, Vasut
Ethnic groups 72% Eteno
5.7% Kr'aszazz
5.3% Zhpalya
17% other minorities
Religions No state religion
Demonym Union
Government Socialist federal constitutional republic
Brytsovan Henndrotfang
Hirmar Valkiranya
Justice Chief Pnenya Althuiss
Legislature Union State Councils
 • Upper house Union Federation Council
 • Lower house State Council of Deputies
Establishment
1 Hs
655–678 Hs
1203–1246 Hs
1312–1560 Hs
1545–1556 Hs
1557 Hs
1558 Hs
Area
 • Size 28 member systems, 10 special territories
Population
 • 1639 Hs estimate 438 billion
Currency Union Ldnice


The Union of Eteno Socialist States (Luuschtuntski: Vshenets-na Etenya Yapraz Amkeineg), abbreviated as the UESS, is a nation of 38 systems located in the Inner Far South Arm. Although the homeworld of the Union's dominant race is Malisk in the Vaiuts system, the capital is located in the Gorodniye system, which is also the richest and one of the most densely populated systems in the Union. The Union also includes the homeworlds of several other species which, over several hundred years, were conquered or admitted into the UESS or a prior Eteno-dominated state. These races and other immigrant minorities represent a significant portion of the Union's population.

The UESS is a self-described socialist republic with a free democratic process. The ruling National Worker's Party is constitutionally guaranteed 30% of seats in both houses of the legislature, and has special roles within the government. However, it is also subject to special rules and oversight. Except for a small number of special territories, all populated systems are considered equal member states in the Union free to elect their own governments and send representatives to the Union State Councils. The UESS has had multiple constitutions over its history, and the latest Union Federal Treaty Constitution was the result of negotiations between the major factions of the recent Union Civil War. The new constitution outlawed the old Union Communist Party, radically restructured the government, and guaranteed new freedoms such as the right to form political parties, freedom of the press, and the right of member systems to secede from the Union.


History

Main articles: History of the Eteno, History of the UESS

The Eteno Hszydnet (lit. great movement) calendar begins at 1 Hs, or 1181 CE, when cosmonauts of the Great Blue Empire world-state discovered a cache of Omni technology in an ancient outpost on the planet Emetsa in the Vaiuts system. Facing disease, famine, and unrest on their homeworld due to overpopulation, the Eteno and their often oppressed cousin race the Zhpalya sought escape on other worlds. With technology reverse-engineered from the Emetsa cache, the Blue Empire was able to explore and colonize the nearby Beeaulen and Gorodniye systems, both of which possessed acceptably habitable worlds.

Over hundreds of years, the Eteno continued to expand, and made first contact with the intelligent gas bag floater Aphbrec race in the Aphbrae system. Other races would be accepted or conquered by the Great Blue Empire, or other successive central states or federations over the coming centuries. The Eteno were tested in the Otum War by the marauding Otum nomads who over the course of the war had besieged or invaded every Eteno territory. However, for most of their thousand-plus year spacefaring history, most Eteno warfare would be fraternal, between competing states and factions.


Territory

Main article: List of UESS systems

The UESS is a federal union comprised of thirty-eight systems. Twenty-eight are populated member systems fully entitled to elect their own governments and representatives. Ten are special territories, which are usually lightly populated and governed by the central federal government. Some of these systems are civil colonies awaiting full admission to the union, while others are may be transit systems, science outposts, or restricted military zones.

Demographics

Main article: Demography of the UESS

Population

Language

Religion

Government

Main articles: Federal government of the UESS, System governments of the UESS

Political divisions

Parties and elections

Foreign relations

State finance

Law and justice

Main article: Union Justice Council

Police

Main article: Law enforcement in the UESS

Military

Main articles: Military Forces of the Union of Eteno Socialist States, Union State Service Protocol

Economy

Main article: Economy of the UESS

Infrastructure

Education

Main article: Education in the UESS

Culture

Main articles: Culture of the UESS, Native and subject culture in the UESS, Tourism in the UESS

Food

Main article: Cuisine of the UESS

The arts

Main articles: Eteno philosophy, Eteno architecture, Eteno literature, Eteno visual art

Music

Main article: Music of the UESS

Entertainment media

Main article: Entertainment media of the UESS

Sports

Main article: Sports in the UESS

News media

Main article: News media of the UESS

Science and technology

Health

Main articles: Health in the UESS, Union State Health and Sanitation Service