Empire

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Empire: A group of possibly independent states, duchies, nations, tribes, worlds, systems, or other polities under the Supreme Rule of an Emperor (i.e. a leader with supreme power, not necessarily with the title "Emperor").

Description / Specifications[edit]

As a generality, the members of an Empire have the least freedom of any type of a governmental power structure.

The dominant ruler of a state in a Empire is called the Emperor or variants of the name such as Imperator. The dominated (client or vassal) states in an Empire are known by a variety of names including:

  • Client states
  • Colonies
  • Dependent states
  • Occupied states (Under military adminstration)
  • Puppet states
  • Vassal states

Other Imperial (Empire) Terms[edit]

Empires are sometimes known as:

  • Aberrants
  • Administrative Zone
  • Admiralty
  • Aegis
  • Anocracy
  • Apostacy
  • Archons
  • Arks
  • Ascendants
  • Avatars
  • Autarchy
  • Authorities
  • Autocracy
  • Awoken
  • Badlands
  • Battlelords
  • Bloc
  • Bloodline
  • Borderlands
  • Breeds
  • Brigade
  • Brood
  • Bureau
  • Cabals
  • Caretakers
  • Celestine
  • Church of
  • Chthonic
  • Circle
  • Cleansers
  • Coalescence
  • Codominiums
  • Colony
  • Commands
  • Committee
  • Compacts
  • Communion
  • Contingency
  • Control Regimes
  • Consensus
  • Conclave
  • Conservancy
  • Convergence
  • Combine
  • Continuum
  • Cora
  • Covenant
  • Conservators
  • Consular
  • Corps
  • Court
  • Cnezat
  • Crusade
  • Curators
  • Curia
  • Czarates
  • Czardoms
  • Defence Corps
  • Defence Initiative
  • Delverates
  • Diaspora
  • Directive
  • Dissenters
  • Doctrine
  • Domains
  • Dominates
  • Dominions
  • Dominiums
  • Dragoons
  • Dwelling
  • Dynasty
  • Dwellers
  • Echelon
  • Elders
  • Elite
  • Enclave
  • Enforcement
  • Enforcement Department
  • Entities
  • Exaltation
  • Exalted March
  • Exarchate
  • Exiles
  • Existance
  • Expanse
  • Factor
  • Faith
  • Faithful
  • Farseers
  • Flottila
  • Force
  • Forerunners
  • Forsaken
  • Front
  • Frontiers
  • Fusion
  • Gathering
  • Ghosts
  • Guardians
  • Guild
  • Godrealm
  • Hand
  • Harbingers
  • Haven
  • Hellions
  • Heresies
  • Hierarchy
  • Hierate
  • High Council
  • High Guard
  • Hive
  • Holdings
  • Holy Sees
  • Houses
  • Horde
  • Hussars
  • Illuminates
  • Independents
  • Ingathering
  • Inquisition
  • Intelligence
  • Imperiums
  • Insurgency
  • Interstellar Kingdoms
  • Jihad
  • Junta
  • Jurisdiction
  • Legion
  • Ludites
  • Kaganate
  • Khanate
  • Kindred
  • Kingdoms
  • Level
  • Lineage
  • Mandate
  • Mankind
  • Mechanoid
  • Mercenaries
  • Metabarons
  • Military Authorities
  • Monarchies (Absolute)
  • Mystics
  • Network
  • Nexus
  • Nomadic Fleets
  • Numenera
  • Occupation Authorities, or the "Occupation"
  • Offensive
  • Orders
  • Outcasts
  • Overwatch
  • Paladins
  • Palatinate
  • Pantheon
  • Papacy
  • Parish
  • Patriarchy
  • Pax
  • Pilgrims
  • Planners
  • Plenary
  • Plexus
  • Powers
  • Praxis
  • Prefecture
  • Pride
  • Primarchy
  • Primes
  • Principalities
  • Principates
  • Prophets
  • Provisional Government
  • Quanta
  • Quaganatae
  • Raiders
  • Raj
  • Realms
  • Reavers
  • Ravagers
  • Rebellion
  • Reclamation Force
  • Refuge
  • Regions
  • Reich
  • Regencies
  • Regime
  • Regnancy
  • Rules, as in the Rule of Man or Second Imperium
  • Remnant
  • Repatriarchs
  • Resistance
  • Resurgence
  • Rift
  • Salish
  • Sapience
  • Sapients
  • Sect
  • Sectors
  • Seekers
  • Seelie
  • Sentinels
  • Servitors
  • Scourge
  • Shadows
  • Shadowrunners
  • Shidhe
  • Shogunate
  • Singularity
  • Sodality
  • Solidarity
  • Sovereignties
  • Splice
  • Spy Network
  • Spirits
  • Star Empire
  • Star Fleets
  • Star Kingdoms
  • Star Nations
  • Stars
  • Stewardship
  • Stratocracy
  • Substrate
  • Sultanate
  • Suns
  • Supremacy
  • Supreme Powers
  • Swarm
  • Syndicate
  • Synod
  • System Lords
  • Task Force
  • Technomancy
  • Territories
  • Tetrarchy
  • Titans
  • Thearchy
  • Timekeepers
  • Timemasters
  • Timocracy
  • Triarchy
  • Triumvirate
  • Tribulation
  • Tribunal
  • Tyranny
  • Underground
  • Usurpers
  • Vanguard
  • Vector
  • Vestige
  • Void
  • Voidborn
  • Voivodat
  • Way
  • Warbands
  • Warlords
  • Wanderers
  • Whole
  • Worldships
  • Wraiths

Like all governments, sometimes the political terms in a polity's name may be misleading. Governments using this term in their name may actually vary greatly from the standard and accepted definition of the term.

Five Most Common Power Structures[edit]

An Empire is one of the five most common power structures found in governance:

Please see Government for more information.

History & Background / Dossier[edit]

No information yet available.

Empire (Government) Representative Examples[edit]

(Imperial) Absolute Monarchies (King or Queen):[edit]

(Imperial) Dominions (Dominator or Dominatrix):[edit]

(Standard) Empires (Emperor):[edit]

Third Imperium Vassals[edit]

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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