Governments

Multi-System Groups

Multi-System governments are easy enough to understand as they have a single government that covers multiple planets. The smallest of these are a pair of systems near each other, while the largest can have hundreds of worlds in a variety of systems.

Single System Groups

Single system governments are just that, ones who have not gained control outside of one particular solar system. That doesn’t mean however they can’t control more than one planet, large single system governments can have a dozen or more planets they control all within that system.

Planetary Groups

These groups may hold up to one planet within a system, but usually because other planets are held by one or more other groups can’t be said to be in control of an entire system itself. The smallest groups control no more than one city state on a planet, though in some cases one city state may be the only inhabited area within an entire star system.

Non-Government Organizations

A few organizations exist that may or may not possess territory, but have influence across one or more worlds. These groups have a variety of goals, some may be Hypercorps that span multiple systems, others may be mercenaries, still more could be massive Pirate or Privateer groups.

Kardashev Scale (KS Rating)

The Kardashev scale is a method of measuring a civilization’s level of technological advancement, based on the amount of energy a civilization is able to utilize. The scale has five designated categories called Type I, II, III, IV, and V. A Type I civilization uses all available resources impinging on its home planet, Type II harnesses all the energy of its star, Type III of its galaxy, Type IV beings who can control or use the entire universe, and Type V that control collections of universes.

  • Type 0
    A Type 0 civilization extracts its energy, information, raw-materials from crude organic-based sources.
  • Type I
    A Type I civilization is capable of orbital spaceflight and colonization, medical and technological singularity, planetary engineering, trade and defense, and stellar system-scale influence.
  • Type II
    A Type II civilization is capable of interplanetary spaceflight, interplanetary communication, stellar engineering, and star cluster-scale influence.
  • Type III
    A Type III civilization is capable of interstellar travel, interstellar communication, galactic engineering and galaxy-scale influence.
  • Type IV
    A Type IV civilization is capable of intergalactic travel, intergalactic communication, and universal-scale influence.
  • Type V
    Such hypothetical civilizations have either transcended their universe of origin or arose within a multiverse or other higher-order membrane of existence, and are capable of universe-scale manipulation of individual discrete universes from an external frame of reference. In fiction, their artifacts or endowed abilities find their way into the hands of relatively juvenile civilizations, such as humanity.

Governments

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