A D—A S T R A—P E R—A S P E R A
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"Ad Astra Per Aspera"
Through Hardship to the Stars
· 94% Solariian
· 6% Other
⠀⠀┗ 44% Autropolan
⠀⠀┗ 39% Forestian
⠀⠀┗ 17% Yggdrasilian
November 22nd, 2016
Galactic Solarii Charter
· Supreme Chancellor:
· Vice Chancellor:
Eckhart Weber (SENCOM)
Lothar Trautner (Judiciary)
· Solariian National Council
⠀⠀┗ Administrative Council
⠀⠀┗ Representative Council
· Supreme Court
· Federal Courts
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Solariia, officially the Stellar Ascendancy of Solariia, is a technocratic oligarchy in the Solarii system of Autropolis. It consists of twenty-two self-governing planets spanning seven unique administrative systems. Solariia was refounded as a protectorate of Endolantron, with the help of survivors of N-Day¹, in 2016. Two years of social and technological uplifting concluded with the ratification of the Galactic Solarii Charter on February 8th, 2018; officially recognizing Solariia as a sovereign nation. Aureus and Aureum are the federally administered twin-ecumenopoli capital planets. Each represents one of the governments major priorities - materialism and technocracy.
Solariia's technocratic oligarchy is ruled by a Science Directorate comprised of the ruling coalition. The Supreme Chancellor, Sentius Aetius Aurelius, is the leader of the National Ascendancy Campaign, the paramount faction of the nation. It's followed closely by the Autropolis Cooperation Lobby and the Interstellar Pioneers Committee as the second and third most powerful political factions respectively. Clashes between the ruling and minor coalitions, largely encouraged by the Syndicate Raider Interest and the Fringe-Planet Development Coalition, have tested the limits of Solariia's administrative hierarchy and plunged the nation into civil war and substantially increased black market activity. Despite these setbacks, Solariia maintains a frightening economy, powerful armed forces, innovative technological developments, efficient manufacturing facilities, and commitment to multilateralism.
Solariian diplomacy focuses on economic prosperity and defense. It persistently maintains collaborative projects between Autropolans, engages in inter-regional diplomacy via its protectorate state Astariia and enforces its foreign policy through its stellar fleets Novilunia and Plenilunia. Solariian protectorates are acclaimed for their ardent contributions to Autropolis' economic development, evolution of military industry and promotion of diplomatic initiatives which have helped proliferate Autropolis' power, prestige and influence to many key areas. Solariia was made a permanent member of the Autropolan Interstellar Council (ISC) in late 2018, a position shared by just two others: Endolantron and Ellenburg. The nation has formerly served as the regions State Executive and more recently as the Secretary Chancellor of Autropolis since November 2019 and as an Enforcer for the United Regions Alliance Security Council since April 17th, 2020.
Solariia was one of many commanders of Forest's Canopy Command during N-Day³ and N-Day⁴. It coordinated Joint Forces Operations from participants in Autropolis and Yggdrasil. Canopy secured third globally during N-Day³ and second globally in N-Day⁴ suffering no radiation throughout both events. For N-Day⁵, Solariia served as a general for An Alliance of Potatoes, the successor superfaction.
History Updated June 8th, 2020
Information on the Autropolan Regional Cooperative
Solariian evolution on Aureus occurred over hundreds of thousands of years. In their transition to modernity some 10,000 years ago, the stone age saw the creation of language, music and cultural spheres developing within hunter-gatherer societies. Their Neolithic Revolution about 7,000 years ago saw the change in lifestyle from hunter-gatherer to one of agriculture and settlement. Settlements provided the means for the Solarii population to significantly increase. During this time, they became increasingly adept at tool-making and complex-decision making. By the time the Bronze Age dawned about 5,000 years ago, the Solarii developed methods of writing, complex societies, social stratification, and other means to begin nurturing and improving each culture's sprawling civilizations.
Within 1,000 years of the Bronze Age, developments in transportation and globalization saw the rise of exploration and colonialism. During this period, the Arcturian Empire's capital, Astromis, became recognized as the cradle of civilization for its use of writing, construction of cities, development of a class-based society, advancements in agriculture, animal husbandry, application of public buildings, establishment of metallurgy, and the erection of monumental architecture. Most importantly was the spread of the Arcturian culture as the dominant global culture. Its success can be most attributed to its political, legal, social, and military organization which promoted the empire as a beacon of civilization. Other factors were due to its public goods such as sewers to control waste, aqueducts for plumbing, and paved roads for transportation. Advancements in technology and geographical modifications were very superior to other nations at the times because other nations simply did not have the same commodities on Aureus.
During the iron and the industrial age the rise of the Scientific Revolution, Technological Revolution and the Industrial Revolution brought such discoveries as imaging technology, major innovations in transport, such as the airplane and automobile; energy development, such as coal and electricity. Higher life expectancy led to the Solarii population on Aureus to rapidly increase numerous times.
Before the advent of the Age of Information, the Endols discovered the Solarii on Aureus and began uplifting them. With the introduction to such advanced technologies, the sudden rise of technological supremacy for the Arcturian Empire led to its dissolution in favor of a global Solariian civilization which was founded with the ratification of the Galactic Solarii Charter on November 22nd, 2016.
The Solarii evolved as a fanatically materialistic and somewhat egalitarian species. These guiding principles stem from the rise of the Arcturian Empire's advanced grasp of technology before the uplifting.
Throughout the first two quarters of its founding (2017), Solariia began consolidating its holdings on Aureus while a new system of governance was introduced. The last major milestone achieved in this time-frame was the establishment of military bases on the minor planets Auraxii and Omicron around the gas giant Kiridau. In the latter half of that year, Solariia's government proposed various inter-regional agreements involving trade and defense. Their signing in September allotted Solariia ample resources to carry out major renovations to Aureus. The remaining agreements entered into force on December 9th that same year. The combined effects of these agreements tremendously bolstered Solariia's technological and economic capabilities. On April 1st the following year, the nation became the de-facto equivalent of Foreign Minister of Autropolis and sought reciprocal embassies with The Exalted Lands; the first time Solariia participated on an inter-regional scale. That September, Solariia coordinated Joint Forces Operations of participants from Autropolis and Yggdrasil during N-Day³ for the Canopy Command. On April 3rd, 2019, Solariia stated its intentions to re-draft the Autropolan Regional Cooperative. The re-draft was signed and ratified later that month on April 20th. In September (2019), Solariia once more coordinated Joint Forces Operations of participants from Autropolis and Yggdrasil during N-Day⁴ for the Canopy Command. The following month on October 18th, Solariia's government recognized the threat of a Syndicate faction and began taking retaliatory measures against it.
Politics Updated September 28th, 2019
Information on the Foreign Policy of Solariia
The Solariian government is a multi-party bicameral federal, parliamentary, representative democratic republic. The Solariian political system operates under the framework of the Galactic Solarii Charter, adopted on November 2nd, 2016. Amendments generally require a two-thirds majority of both the Administrative Council and the Representative Council; the fundamental principles of the charter, as expressed in the articles guaranteeing human dignity, the separation of powers, the federal structure, and the rule of law are valid in perpetuity.
The Supreme Chancellor (SC), Linus Leopold, is the head of state and the head of government and exercises executive power through their Cabinet and serves as the Commander of the Solariian Armed Forces. The SC holds significant influence over domestic and limited international influence, more so in Autropolis and less so elsewhere. The power includes the execution and enforcement of federal law, alongside the responsibility of appointing federal executive, diplomatic, regulatory and judicial officers, and concluding treaties with foreign powers with the advice and consent of the National Council. The SC may also grant federal pardons and reprieves and to convene and adjourn either or both councils of the National Council under extraordinary circumstances. The Supreme Chancellor directs the foreign and domestic policies of Solariia, and takes an active role in promoting their policy priorities to members of the National Council.
The Vice Chancellor (VC), Miyoshi Katsuro, is the second head of state and invested primarily with representative responsibilities and powers. He is selected by the Supreme Chancellor and appointed by the National Council. The Vice Chancellor is the second-highest official in the Solariian order of precedence. The VC is an officer in the National Council and presides over its deliberations but may only vote in tie-breaking circumstances. Furthermore, the VC also presides over joint council sessions.
Federal legislative power is vested in the bicameral parliament consisting of the Administrative Council (Upper) and Representative Council (Lower), which together form the legislative body known as the National Council. The National Council is elected through direct elections, by proportional representation. The members of the Representative Council represent the governments of the twenty-two federated planets and are members of the planetary cabinets. Laws require a 75% 'for' vote by both Councils to be sent for signing or veto by the Supreme Chancellor.
The National Council consists of several political factions. Those factions, in order from most to least powerful, are: the National Ascendancy Campaign (NAC), Autropolis Cooperation Lobby (ACL), Interstellar Pioneers Committee (IPC), Fringe-Planet Development Coalition (FPDC), and the Syndicate Raider Interest (SRI). The NAC leads a coalition consisting of themselves, the ACL and the IPC. Meanwhile, the FPDC and the SRI remain a tentatively divided opposition force.
Solariia was rated as a "flawed democracy" in 2019.
Solariia has one of the largest diplomatic networks in Autropolis. It maintains diplomatic relations with nearly every nation in the region and often engages in joint-investment ventures with them aimed at improving the scientific and economic output, provision for the common defense and providing for a comprehensive regional transportation system. Solariia commanded the Autropolis-Yggdrasil Joint Task Force for the Canopy Command during N-Day³ in 2018 and N-Day⁴ in 2019.
Military Updated September 28th, 2019
Information on the Autropolan Aerospace Defense Directorate | Information on the 1st Autropolan Foreign Command Fleet
The Solariian Interstellar Armed Forces (SIAF) is the combined force of Solariia's military. The SIAF's two primary branches are the Planetary Command Forces, which focuses on terrestrial operations and the Aerospace Command Forces, which focuses on atmospheric and space operations. The SIAF is directed and maintained by the Solariian Defense Command (SENCOM), a federal agency. SENCOM's overall strategies and military theories are developed and honed by the Military Council, comprised of Commanders from every branch and sub-unit and is part of the Supreme Chancellor's Cabinet represented by Eckhart Weber. SENCOM and the Military Council are headquartered in the Auraxii-Omicron ring-world.
In spring, 2017, then Supreme Chancellor Bertrand Hildemar proposed to the National Council the need for a unified armed forces. He suggested a phased implementation wherein phase one would manifest national defense capabilities and phase two regional defense capabilities. The budget for this plan was enacted on December 9th, 2017 for the 2018 fiscal year. The new budget effectively militarized the nations production capabilities and saw a notable rise in arms manufacturing and defense spending that has carried through in the 2019 budget. The federal government also set aside additional spending and time to consolidate galactic holdings outside of Aureus and to pursue other interests such as stimulating various heavy industries.
Successor and incumbent Supreme Chancellor, Linus Leopold, established a new plan for the 2020 budget. In a speech on September 30th, 2019, the Supreme Chancellor spoke of the many shortcomings the military manifested during N-Day⁴. The 2020 budget's outline focuses primarily on new megastructure engineering projects, construction and deployment of new generation starships and a defense network for Autropolis. Secondary objectives involve seeking help from Autropolans to boost construction speed and funding.
Autropolan Aerospace Defense Directorate
As part of Solariia's 2018 fiscal plan, the Autropolan Aerospace Defense Directorate was proposed to Autropolis in 2018 and later enacted unanimously in Article 5 of the Autropolan Constitution. The Directorate aims at primarily defending the region through a policy of armed neutrality but is also a significant contributor towards inter-regional relations. The Directorate has served in the Canopy Command faction during N-Day³ where it initially offered defensive assistance as a minor power but ultimately participated in a few offensive operations against the Augustin Alliance. During N-Day⁴, its offensive role was significantly reduced and amalgamated into the Solariian starfleets Plenilunia and Novilunia and instead pursued a more aggressive diplomatic approach before the apocalypse began thanks to efforts by Ellenburg, an officer in the Augustin Alliance.
The directorate and its activities are sustained remarkably well by the Auraxii-Omicron ring-world that encircles the gas giant Kiridau in the Solarii system. It is one of several military and industrial hubs of Autropolis. The ring itself contains well over 200 space-ports, dockyards and construction sectors capable of producing a wide array of vehicles and starships. Its trade-hubs and transportation networks provide uncompromising economic exchange between Solariia and Autropolis. An estimated ☉166.82 trillion Galactic Standard Credits of industrial and manufactured goods were exchanged there in 2018. It's the largest non-national entity in Autropolis by annual GDP. Additional production and manufacturing plants exists on the two minor planets inside of the rings orbit, Auraxii and Omicron.
In 2019, twenty-one billion sentient beings from all over the region were employed by the Directorate and an additional forty-seven billion serve as reserve personnel from all member states. Employment covers every sector of military needs as well as inter-governmental roles for foreign relations and diplomacy.
Economy Updated August 7th, 2019
Information on the Division of Sectors in the Solariian Economy
Solariia's highly developed economy is market-oriented and space-based that possesses a highly skilled labor force, large capital stock, a low level of economic corruption, a high level of innovation, and maturity in terrestrial and space industry. Regionally, it is the 9th largest economy, the largest by GDP Per Capita and the 3rd largest by Average Disposable Income. The government budget focuses primarily on Defense, Education and Commerce.
Since 2016, Solariia's armed forces have been granted the highest economic and resource-allocation priority in the government budget. In 2019, its budget was approximately 49 trillion; about 35.5% of the governments expenditure that year. The distribution of its budget is drafted by the Solariian Defense Command and is updated annually to address new concerns. 25% of the budget is indefinitely dedicated to the Autropolan Aerospace Defense Directorate. Meanwhile, the largest portion of the budget has gone towards space manufacturing which includes the upkeep of the Auraxii-Omicron ring world and construction of military starships there. Additional expenditures on the armed forces is to the payroll of armed forces personnel and various offices that coordinate military operations with foreign entities.
Solariia's education budget was ☉23.322 trillion in fiscal 2019, approximately 16.9% of the government expenditure. While the education budget increased from fiscal 2018, World Census reports indicate public education declined 2,000 points and the average intelligence of Solariians has begun to languish from a year prior. Data no longer correlates to yearly expectations in the technology sector through fiscal 2020 and will have a major effect on the nations economy. Previously, growth relied on the application of leading scientific advancements through patents and production. Further evidence of this change manifests itself in the stagnation of the Information Technology industry of Solariia, which hasn't surpassed 50,000 points on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index since May. In spite of concerns, the nation's economic output has remained steady, indicating a market shift in industries is taking effect.
Solariian Business Substratum
The Solariian Business Substratum is a publicly-owned entity often regarded as a state-funded business incubator which assists startups in the private sector and is paid for through the commerce budget. In fiscal 2019, it was allotted ☉17.526 trillion, approximately 12.7% of the government expenditure. SBS provides monetary, personnel, office space, management training and other resources to entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Solariian Economic Business Federation
The Solariian Economic Business Federation (SENOBI) is an economic organization founded in 2018 that, unlike the Solariian Business Substratum, is intended for established businesses and industries. The aggregate production capacity and manufacturing utilization of the organization is frighteningly efficient. SENOBI was founded to invigorate exploitation desires of Solariia's significant untapped economic potential. The organization is mostly comprised of well-regarded deep technology companies with a stated purpose to "Accelerate the growth of Solariia's and Autropolis' economy and to strengthen cooperation between key sectors, industries and corporations to create additional value to transform these economies into one sustained and driven by the private sector through the encouragement of ideas of individuals and local communities".
Science and Technology
Both public and private research and technology efforts form an integral part of the nations economy and the nation is a leader in science and technology as achievements have been significant. Approximately 8% of the nations population occupies research or scientific professions and share a combined public and private budget of over ☉30 trillion. Many Solariians hold scientific laureates in fields related to applied and physical sciences and their works have been recognized by the World Census which considers Solariia highly influential in the scientific community. Solariia's engineering prowess is expressed through its space manufacturing, megascale manufacturing and astronomical engineering and the nation is a strong proponent and producer of autonomous robotic production and usage, possessing more than six billion robots.
Infrastructure Updated October 14th, 2019
Solariia maintains a vast, publicly owned, technologically advanced inter- and trans-galactic transportation network simultaneously linking its diverse interstellar entities between themselves and to other systems in Autropolis. Meanwhile, its inter-planetary transportation networks vary widely planet to planet. Those nearby the capital tend to be the most developed and extensive while those on the system's frontier are least so.
Due to its vast size, Solariia is critically dependent on the safe interstellar transportation of goods. To supervise this, a system of starbases exists acting as interstellar rest stops and are found above every planet and in strategic locations in deep-space. They are used for a variety of additional purposes such as construction and maintenance of interstellar vehicles, scientific research, consumer exhibitions, and foreign trade and commerce. Their most crucial function however is the means of creating and enforcing security along official interstellar trade routes. These exist to thwart piracy operations in Solariian deep-space.
The Solariian government views the development of frontier planets as inessential in the current state of the nation's economy, often acclaiming planets closest to the capital as those essential to the means of establishing long-term operations fundamental to the security and prosperity of Solariia. The capital and planets closest to it have extensive and well-developed transportation networks ranging from single lane urban motorways to entire planetary space ports and manufacturies, especially between the ecumenopoli planets Aureus and Aureum. Frontier planets meanwhile have crucially underdeveloped transportation networks resulting in difficulty moving resources and goods to and from them. Economic pundits and think tanks often cite this as having a potential long-term economic and security impact should development not begin soon.
As a stellar civilization Solariia's energy market is capable of producing energy at the scale of its solar system. Solar energy has comprised the largest provider of national energy (71%) since the partial Dyson Sphere megastructure was completed around the Solarii IV star. Solar energy is the primary energy source for core world planets. Thermal comprises the second most (23%), providing energy for planets around Solari III. Hydroelectric generation places third (6%) and is the secondary source of energy for planets on the frontier when Solar is unable to be used.
While the government maintains the right to stockpile nuclear weapons, the government abolishes the use of nuclear power. Solariia, while unnotable for its eco-friendliness ranking, does enforce strict energy conservation and emission reduction programs to protect the weaker ozone for some of its planets.
Water Supply and Sanitation
Issues that affect water supply in Solariia include droughts in the outer core worlds. On frontier planets, concerns about water scarcity, pollution, a backlog of investment, concerns about the affordability of water for the poorest, and a rapidly retiring workforce exist.
Society June 8th, 2020
Genetics and Cybernetics
Solariian interest in genetics is two-fold, inspiration from Endolantron and a desire to create their own self-sufficient and enduring legacy in the history of all species. The Endols, during the uplifting process, sequenced the genome of the Solarii in just one week. It revealed a predisposition to lowered rates of successful mating compared to other species; hampering reproduction. The replacement of this undesired genetic characteristic by one that makes the Solarii more charismatic baffled Solariian scientists of the time. The Endols display of evolutionary and genetic mastery inspired the Solarii to forge their own species' destiny.
After three years of intensive work and cooperation with the Endols on Aureus and Aureum, Solariia declared it achieved mastery of its own evolution and its scientists successfully genetically resequenced every Solariian. Vastly improving organ function and increasing lifespan by over 50 years. With a mastery of genetic evolution, the Solarii have turned their attention to cybernetics modifications to replace biological organs and tissue with cybernetic models.
Compelling charisma positively affects their presence around others.
High intelligence means they enjoy a faster grasp on ever-advanced ideas.
Extrapolating quickly from their experiences makes them expeditious.
Talented species have a strong natural aptitude.
Being uplifted means they're happier when living on planets belonging to their benefactor.
Genetic resequencing improves organ functions making them extraordinarily resistant to environmental hazards and disease.