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Encyclopædia Solariia [Updated Nov. 28th, 2021]



P E RA S P E R AA DA S T R A


The Stellar Remnant
of Solariia


State Symbol


National Motto
"Per Aspera Ad Astra"
Through Hardship to the Stars

National Anthem
LinkOverture of Solarii


General Overview

Region
Autropolis

Capital
Astromis, Aureus,
Solarii System

Internet TLD
*.snd.solariia.gov

Central Languages
· LinkEnglish
· LinkGerman
· LinkJapanese

Naming Language
· LinkLatin

Ethnic Groups
· 94% Solariian
· 6% Other
⠀⠀┗ 44% Autropolan
⠀⠀┗ 39% Forestian
⠀⠀┗ 17% Yggdrasilian

Demonym
Solariian

Founded
November 22nd, 2016

Founding Document
Galactic Solarii Charter

Government Type
Unitary Parliamentary Republic

Executive Department
· Supreme Chancellor:
Raiden Keteris
· Viscount:
Aurren Kardal
· Cabinet:
Not yet formed

Legislative Department
· Galactic Concordium

Judicial Department
· Supreme Court
· Federal Courts



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Solariia, officially the Stellar Remnant of Solariia and formerly the Stellar Ascendancy of Solariia, is a Unitary Parliamentary Republic in a dwarf irregular galaxy in the mid-rim of Autropolis. It consists of five administrative sectors comprising forty-three systems incorporating one hundred and thirty six planets under de jure sovereignty. Solariia has one wholly-owned subsidiary megacorporation, Astraeus Laboratories. The nation's homeworld, capital and most populous planet is the ecumenopolis world Aureus. Mercurus is the nation's financial capital and homeworld for the Astraeus megacorporation.

The Solarii were created by an unknown primordial species for unknown reasons in, what is assumed to be, the 32,492nd year of the 4th Cycle. Several samples of the species' microbiology were launched along calculated trajectories towards several distant galaxies. In the 47,576th year of the 4th Cycle, a continental world orbiting a Class-B star was successfully germinated in the ancient Panthac Galaxy. The succeeding three millennia saw Solariian biological and social evolution reach several milestones of civilization. In the 54,845th year of the 4th Cycle, Solariia emerged onto the galactic scene as one of the foremost political, economic and military powers. For some 500 years, the nation reigned uncontested. During this time it pursued various scientific endeavors in an epoch now regarded as the Galactic Enlightenment. In the 55,425th year of the 4th Cycle, an ancient civilization reemerged from the galactic center. Just a few years later, Solariia opened hostilities against it after a brief but intense Cold War. After suffering a string of costly defeats in the waning years of the Great Celestial Calamity, Solariia activated a galaxy-level superweapon. Only several million Solariians, wary of their government and knowledgable about the impending galactic-scale destruction, managed to escape through a dimensional rupture. They later emerged safely in Autropolis. Several agreements were signed between representatives of the Solariian Remnant and the ancient Autropolan civilizations. The Solariian Remnant migrated into a new galaxy in Autropolis where they were introduced to new technologies and social developments in the Age of Rebirth. Near the end of that epoch, Solariia ratified the Galactic Charter, which it maintains today under a Unitary Parliamentary Republic and a unicameral legislature, the Galactic Concordium.

Solariia is a Great Power and a Unitary Parliamentary Republic, and has three separate branches of government and a unicameral legislature. It is a permanent member of the Autropolan Interstellar Council (ISC) and a former State Executive and Secretary Chancellor of Autropolis. Solariia twice served as the Joint Forces Operations Commander during the N-Day³ and N-Day⁴ crises for participants in Autropolis and Yggdrasil in the Forest-created superfaction, Canopy. During the N-Day⁵ crisis, Solariia served as a General for An Alliance of Potatoes, Canopy's successor superfaction. The nation avoided entering the N-Day⁶ crisis amid a scale-back in its international military presence and does not intend to participate in any future crisis events. Solariia ranks highly in international measures of wealth and income equality, scientific advancement, comprehensive healthcare coverage, human development, environmental regulations, public education, patriotism, and civil liberties for Artificial Intelligence. However, the country ranks poorly in international measures of welfare and foreign aid, overall health and safety, and weather, and social compassion. Criticisms against Solariia include its reliance on capital punishment, rampant corporate plagiarism, strict regulation of the wealthy and businesses, and infamous sell-swords. Solariian authorities are often censured for paltry anti-slavery legislation, weak containment of black market activity, which includes the trafficking of sentient beings, and perceived corruption.

Solariia is a highly developed nation whose economic output and average income (disposable and not) rank in the top 5% and 1% respectively. Its space-based, digital economy is ranked in the top 5% of all World Census nations. The Solariian medium of exchange is the Galactic Datari, a digital currency. The diverse Solariian economy is driven by many powerful industries, including Information Technology and Cheese Exports that rank in the top 1% of all nations and the Manufacturing, Arms Manufacturing, Timber Woodchipping, Retail, Agriculture, and Mining that all rank in the top 5% and followed closely by the Book Publishing and Automotive industries that rank in the top 10%. Much of the nations economic activities derive from space, including asteroid mining, space trade, space manufacturing and others. Meanwhile, fabrication and smaller manufacturies remain planetary, especially on systems outside of the nation's core sectors. Chattel slavery is the common form of slavery in the agricultural and retail sectors that dominate the core and near-core worlds while forced labor is especially prevalent in the mining and manufacturing industries of the exta-core territories. Solariian semiconductors and military-defense technologies are considered hallmarks of its exports.

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Politics


The politics of Solariia are conducted in a framework of a multi-party Linkunicameral Linkunitary Linkparliamentary republic in which the Viscount is the LinkHead of State and the Supreme Chancellor is the LinkHead of Government and the Head of the Cabinet, which directs the executive branch.

Legislative power is vested in the Galactic Concordium, a unicameral legislature that consists of 408 Councillors. The number of Councillors is determined as the number of Solariian-controlled planets multiplied by three (currently 136).

Judicial power is vested in the Judicature and the lower courts. Sovereignty is vested in the Solariian people by the Galactic Charter. Solariia has a system of civil law.

Solariia is considered a Link"flawed democracy".

Galactic Charter

The Galactic Charter of Solariia is regarded as the nation's founding document and as the Consitution of Solariia. It is an uncodified constitution wherein the fundamental principles or established precedents that constitute the legal basis of Solariia are written in numerous fundamental Acts of the legislature, court cases or treaties. The original document was formally approved on the 14th of June of 2016 and came into effect on the 23rd of Novmeber 2016 at 12:00 AM. The Galactic Charter has been amended several times, most recently it changed the system of governance by emphasizing central leadership but introduced the parliamentary system and abolished the upper house, creating a unicameral legislature controlled by the former lower house.

Government

The Government of Solariia is headed by the Supreme Chancellor and the Viscount. The Supreme Chancellor is regarded as the foremost authority of the executive branch of Solariia. Their agenda is supported by their Cabinet and the Viscount. The Supreme Chancellor confers primarily with their Cabinet and the Viscount while the Viscount confers primarily with the legislature, the Supreme Chancellor and the Cabinet. The Supreme Chancellor has authority to deal with external matters such as executing foreign relations and commanding the military while the Viscount maintains the agenda internally with keeping the legislature in-line with the Supreme Chancellor's agenda.

The Solariian National Council
Image from Man in the High Castle

The Supreme Chancellor is selected based on the results of a national referendum to elect party seats. The Viscount and the Cabinet are then selected by the Supreme Chancellor and approved by the legislature. In contemporary Solariian politics, the legislature can motion for a vote of no confidence in the Cabinet and or the Viscount depending on the circumstances and the state of the nation. A successful vote against either of the two requires a ⅔ (67%) majority. In historical Solariian politics, the Supreme Chancellor could dismiss the Viscount freely and individual members of the Council once per 3 months.

Several laws state that candidates for the legislature must be at least 18 years old. All candidates must be Solariian nationals. Councillors are to be paid about 120,000 Galactic Dataries per annum. Each Councillor is also entitled to employ three secretaries with taxpayer funds with free public transportation.

Legislature

The Galactic Concordium is the unicameral legislature of Solariia. The legislature is considered the highest organ of state power and is the sole law-making organ of the state. The legislature consists of Councillors elected by the people of their respective planet. Each planet is allowed a delegation of three Councillors in the Galactic Concordium. Most legislation that is considered is proposed by the Cabinet. The Cabinet then relies on the expertise of the bureaucracy to draft actual bills. A delegation's vote is considered valid if it reaches a ⅔ majority agreement, in situations where the members of a delegation fail to reach a ⅔ agreement, they may abstain from a vote. In rare situations where at least ⅓ of all delegations are deadlocked a recess may be decreed by these delegations. These are regarded as deferrals; deferred votes may be so for a maximum length of 30 days.

Supreme Chancellor

Viscount


Raiden Keteris


Aurren Kardal

Political Parties and Elections

Several political parties exist in Solariia. Competition in Solariian politics have primarily been between the Cross-Polity Revanchists (XPR) and the Alliance for the Emergence of Federalism (AEF). Supreme Chancellor's are always elected from inner factions of the XPR. The AEF does not have inner factions and therefore collectively decides who will represent the party prior to the election.

Policy Making

Foreign Relations

Solariia maintains a modest diplomatic network in Autropolis. The nation maintains diplomatic relations with nearly every other nation in the region and often engages in joint-investment ventures aimed at improving scientific and economic output, provisioning for the common defense and providing for a comprehensive regional transportation system. Solariia used to maintain a much larger inter-regional diplomatic base between Autropolis and other regions. This was scaled back after the 2020 Solariian elections.

Military

Economy

Infrastructure

Society

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