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[[Government]] is the method by which a subplanetary (...smaller than a world), planetary (world), or interstellar (multi-system) state or community, leads (governs) itself.  
 
[[Government]] is the method by which a subplanetary (...smaller than a world), planetary (world), or interstellar (multi-system) state or community, leads (governs) itself.  
 
* Standard [[UWP]] codes exist to explain most of the most common government types.
 
* Standard [[UWP]] codes exist to explain most of the most common government types.
 
* The study of governments, governance,  and other related subjects is known as ''political science'', a type of ''social science''.
 
* The study of governments, governance,  and other related subjects is known as ''political science'', a type of ''social science''.
 
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=== Library Data Referral Tree ===
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Please see the following [[AAB]] [[Library Data]] articles for more information:
Please refer to the following [[AAB]] [[Library Data]] for more information: <br>
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* [[Government|Government Power Structures]]
 
* [[Government|Government Power Structures]]
 
** [[Anarchy]]
 
** [[Anarchy]]
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*** [[Sophont Code]]
 
*** [[Sophont Code]]
 
*** [[Trade Classification]] ([[TC]])
 
*** [[Trade Classification]] ([[TC]])
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== Description ([[Specifications]]) ==
 
== Description ([[Specifications]]) ==
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|-  
 
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!colspan="2"| Sovereign vs. Non-sovereign States
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!colspan="2"| TBD
 
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! Topic
 
! Topic
 
! Remarks
 
! Remarks
 
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| Sovereign Polities
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| A '''Sovereign State''' is a state run by a ''Centralized Government'' that has sovereignty, or the ability to exert power over an astrographic area, sometimes as small as a single solar system and, at other times, as large as a multi-system or even multi-sector polity.
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| Sovereign Polity Qualities
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| '''Sovereign States''' most often share the following qualities:  
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==== Sovereign Polities ====
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A '''Sovereign State''' is a state run by a ''Centralized Government'' that has sovereignty, or the ability to exert power over an astrographic area, sometimes as small as a single solar system and, at other times, as large as a multi-system or even multi-sector polity.
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==== Sovereign Polity Qualities ====
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'''Sovereign States''' most often share the following qualities:  
 
* Autonomous  
 
* Autonomous  
 
* Independent  
 
* Independent  
 
* Self-governing.
 
* Self-governing.
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| Sovereign Polity Terms
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==== Sovereign Polity Terms ====
| '''Sovereign States''' are often referred to as:   
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'''Sovereign States''' are often referred to as:   
 
* Great Powers
 
* Great Powers
 
* Hyperpowers
 
* Hyperpowers
 
* (Standard) Powers
 
* (Standard) Powers
 
* Superpowers
 
* Superpowers
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| Non-sovereign Polities
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==== Non-sovereign Polities ====
| A '''Non-sovereign State''' is a state that has little to no sovereignty over an astrographic area.
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A '''Non-sovereign State''' is a state that has little to no sovereignty over an astrographic area.
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| Non-sovereign Polity Qualities
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=== Non-sovereign Polity Qualities ===
| '''Non-sovereign States''' most often share the following qualities:  
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'''Non-sovereign States''' most often share the following qualities:  
 
* Non-autonomous (Subjugated)  
 
* Non-autonomous (Subjugated)  
 
* Not independent (Subordinate or Subsidiary)  
 
* Not independent (Subordinate or Subsidiary)  
 
* Not self-governing (Subservient)  
 
* Not self-governing (Subservient)  
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| Non-sovereign Polity Terms
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==== Non-sovereign Polity Terms ====
| '''Non-sovereign States''' are often referred to as:   
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'''Non-sovereign States''' are often referred to as:   
 
* Banana Republics
 
* Banana Republics
 
* A client state  
 
* A client state  
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* A subpolity
 
* A subpolity
 
* A vassal state
 
* A vassal state
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|}
 
  
 
=== Government Power Structures ===
 
=== Government Power Structures ===
 
There are six primary power structure types, most commonly found amongst the governments of [[Charted Space]]:
 
There are six primary power structure types, most commonly found amongst the governments of [[Charted Space]]:
* ''[[Anarchy]]:'' Probably the earliest government power structure is the far less common or lasting [[Anarchy]].
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* ''[[Anarchy]]:'' Probably the ealriest government power structure is the far less common or lasting [[Anarchy]].
 
* ''[[Confederation]]:''  A Confederation is an interstellar political entity with a very loose relationship amongst a number of smaller political units. In some cases, a confederacy is little more than an alliance between independent states.
 
* ''[[Confederation]]:''  A Confederation is an interstellar political entity with a very loose relationship amongst a number of smaller political units. In some cases, a confederacy is little more than an alliance between independent states.
 
* ''[[Empire]]:'' Empires differ from other states in that they have supreme control over other states. In the case of the [[Imperium]], the [[Imperial Nobility#Emperor|Emperor]] retains the power to exert supreme control over his vassals, or the [[Imperial Nobility]], in a system reminiscent of feudalism with some aspects of federalism.
 
* ''[[Empire]]:'' Empires differ from other states in that they have supreme control over other states. In the case of the [[Imperium]], the [[Imperial Nobility#Emperor|Emperor]] retains the power to exert supreme control over his vassals, or the [[Imperial Nobility]], in a system reminiscent of feudalism with some aspects of federalism.
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==== Comparative Government Power Structures Table ====
 
==== Comparative Government Power Structures Table ====
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!colspan="7"| Comparative Government Power Structures
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|-
 
|-
 
! #
 
! #
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! Strengths
 
! Strengths
 
! Weaknesses
 
! Weaknesses
! Remarks
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! Notes
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 1.
 
| 1.
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==== Comparative Government Power Sources Table ====
 
==== Comparative Government Power Sources Table ====
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!colspan="4"| Comparative Government Power Sources
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|-
 
|-
 
! Power Source / Govt. Type!!Leaders (Quantity)!!Power Distribution!!Power Characteristic
 
! Power Source / Govt. Type!!Leaders (Quantity)!!Power Distribution!!Power Characteristic
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== History & Background ([[Dossier]]) ==
 
== History & Background ([[Dossier]]) ==
 
''Standard Codes & Descriptions:'' The [[Imperium]] uses a standardized system of government codes referred to as the [[UWP]] (Universal World Profile) System. These codes are most useful when used to describe worlds presided over by members of [[Humaniti]] or [[sophont]]s with similar psychologies.
 
''Standard Codes & Descriptions:'' The [[Imperium]] uses a standardized system of government codes referred to as the [[UWP]] (Universal World Profile) System. These codes are most useful when used to describe worlds presided over by members of [[Humaniti]] or [[sophont]]s with similar psychologies.
 
=== Law Levels & Police States ===
 
No information yet available.
 
  
 
=== General Government Codes & Descriptions ===
 
=== General Government Codes & Descriptions ===
 
[[World]]s inhabited by [[Humaniti]] or non-Human [[Sophont]]s similar to [[Humaniti]] are generally classified with the following codes:
 
[[World]]s inhabited by [[Humaniti]] or non-Human [[Sophont]]s similar to [[Humaniti]] are generally classified with the following codes:
 
   
 
   
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|+Government Codes
!colspan="5"| General Government Codes & Descriptions
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|-
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! Code
 
! Code
 
! Name
 
! Name
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! Power Source
 
! Power Source
 
! Power Structure
 
! Power Structure
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| [[Anarchy|No Government Structure]]
 
| [[Anarchy|No Government Structure]]
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| (Pantocracy or Chaos)
 
| (Pantocracy or Chaos)
 
| Confederation (Anarchy)
 
| Confederation (Anarchy)
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| 1
 
| 1
 
| [[Corporate Polity|Company/Corporation]]
 
| [[Corporate Polity|Company/Corporation]]
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| (Oligarchy)
 
| (Oligarchy)
 
| Hegemony
 
| Hegemony
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| 2
 
| 2
 
| [[Participatory Democracy|Participating Democracy]]
 
| [[Participatory Democracy|Participating Democracy]]
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| (Democracy)
 
| (Democracy)
 
| Unitary State
 
| Unitary State
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| 3
 
| 3
 
| [[Self-perpetuating Oligarchy|Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy]]
 
| [[Self-perpetuating Oligarchy|Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy]]
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| (Oligarchy)
 
| (Oligarchy)
 
| Hegemony
 
| Hegemony
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| 4
 
| 4
 
| [[Representative Democracy|Representative Democracy]]
 
| [[Representative Democracy|Representative Democracy]]
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| (Republicanism)
 
| (Republicanism)
 
| Unitary State
 
| Unitary State
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| 5
 
| 5
 
| [[Feudal Technocracy]]
 
| [[Feudal Technocracy]]
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| (Oligarchy)
 
| (Oligarchy)
 
| Hegemony
 
| Hegemony
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| 6
 
| 6
 
| [[Captive Government|Captive Government/Colony]]
 
| [[Captive Government|Captive Government/Colony]]
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| (Vassal State)
 
| (Vassal State)
 
| Federation
 
| Federation
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| 7
 
| 7
 
| [[Balkanized Government|Balkanization]]
 
| [[Balkanized Government|Balkanization]]
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| (Balkanization)
 
| (Balkanization)
 
| Confederation (Anarchy)
 
| Confederation (Anarchy)
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| 8
 
| 8
 
| [[Civil Service Bureaucracy]]
 
| [[Civil Service Bureaucracy]]
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| (Oligarchy)
 
| (Oligarchy)
 
| Unitary State
 
| Unitary State
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| 9
 
| 9
 
| [[Impersonal Bureaucracy]]
 
| [[Impersonal Bureaucracy]]
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| (Oligarchy)
 
| (Oligarchy)
 
| Hegemony  
 
| Hegemony  
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| A (10)
 
| A (10)
 
| [[Charismatic Dictatorship|Charismatic Dictator]]
 
| [[Charismatic Dictatorship|Charismatic Dictator]]
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| (Popular Autocracy)
 
| (Popular Autocracy)
 
| Empire
 
| Empire
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| B (11)
 
| B (11)
 
| [[Non-charismatic Dictatorship|Non-Charismatic Leader]]
 
| [[Non-charismatic Dictatorship|Non-Charismatic Leader]]
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| (Un-popular Autocracy)
 
| (Un-popular Autocracy)
 
| Empire
 
| Empire
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| C (12)
 
| C (12)
 
| [[Charismatic Oligarchy]]
 
| [[Charismatic Oligarchy]]
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| (Popular Oligarchy)
 
| (Popular Oligarchy)
 
| Hegemony
 
| Hegemony
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| D (13)
 
| D (13)
 
| [[Religious Dictatorship]]
 
| [[Religious Dictatorship]]
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| (Un-popular Autocracy)
 
| (Un-popular Autocracy)
 
| Empire
 
| Empire
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| E (14)
 
| E (14)
 
| [[Religious Autocracy]]
 
| [[Religious Autocracy]]
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| (Supreme Autocracy)
 
| (Supreme Autocracy)
 
| Empire
 
| Empire
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| F (15)
 
| F (15)
 
| [[Totalitarian Oligarchy]]
 
| [[Totalitarian Oligarchy]]
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| (Supreme Oligarchy)
 
| (Supreme Oligarchy)
 
| Empire
 
| Empire
|-
 
 
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[[Vargr]] worlds do not use these government codes, as they have the same range of governments that humans have. It is also worth pointing out, to certain less educated [[Third Imperium|Imperial]] travellers, that the [[Solomani Confederation]] and [[Zhodani Consulate]] do not have alien government codes because they are not alien: they are human, for all their cultural differences.
 
[[Vargr]] worlds do not use these government codes, as they have the same range of governments that humans have. It is also worth pointing out, to certain less educated [[Third Imperium|Imperial]] travellers, that the [[Solomani Confederation]] and [[Zhodani Consulate]] do not have alien government codes because they are not alien: they are human, for all their cultural differences.
  
{| class="wikitable sortable"
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|-
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|+Alien Government Codes
!colspan="3"| Alien Government Codes & Descriptions
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|-
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! Code
 
! Code
 
! Name
 
! Name
 
! Race
 
! Race
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| G
 
| G
 
| Small Station or Facility
 
| Small Station or Facility
 
| [[Aslan]]
 
| [[Aslan]]
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| H  
 
| H  
 
| Split Clan Control
 
| Split Clan Control
 
| [[Aslan]]
 
| [[Aslan]]
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| J
 
| J
 
| Single On-world Clan Control
 
| Single On-world Clan Control
 
| [[Aslan]]
 
| [[Aslan]]
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| K
 
| K
 
| Single Multi-world Clan Control
 
| Single Multi-world Clan Control
 
| [[Aslan]]
 
| [[Aslan]]
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| L
 
| L
 
| Major Clan Control
 
| Major Clan Control
 
| [[Aslan]]
 
| [[Aslan]]
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| M
 
| M
 
| Vassal Clan Control
 
| Vassal Clan Control
 
| [[Aslan]]
 
| [[Aslan]]
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| N
 
| N
 
| Major Vassal Clan Control
 
| Major Vassal Clan Control
 
| [[Aslan]]
 
| [[Aslan]]
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| P
 
| P
 
| Small Station or Facility
 
| Small Station or Facility
 
| [[K'kree]]
 
| [[K'kree]]
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| Q
 
| Q
 
| Krurruna or Krumanak Rule for Off-world Steppelord
 
| Krurruna or Krumanak Rule for Off-world Steppelord
 
| [[K'kree]]
 
| [[K'kree]]
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| R
 
| R
 
| Steppelord On-world Rule
 
| Steppelord On-world Rule
 
| [[K'kree]]
 
| [[K'kree]]
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| S
 
| S
 
| Sept
 
| Sept
 
| [[Hiver]]
 
| [[Hiver]]
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| T
 
| T
 
| Unsupervised Anarchy
 
| Unsupervised Anarchy
 
| [[Hiver]]
 
| [[Hiver]]
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| U
 
| U
 
| Supervised Anarchy
 
| Supervised Anarchy
 
| [[Hiver]]
 
| [[Hiver]]
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| W
 
| W
 
| Committee
 
| Committee
 
| [[Hiver]]
 
| [[Hiver]]
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| X
 
| X
 
| Droyne Hierarchy
 
| Droyne Hierarchy
 
| [[Droyne]]
 
| [[Droyne]]
|-
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
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Standard Government 0 thru F were kept, but the following were introduced in [[The New Era]] to reflect the changed nature of [[Charted Space]]. UWP catalogs contain the following additional codes:
 
Standard Government 0 thru F were kept, but the following were introduced in [[The New Era]] to reflect the changed nature of [[Charted Space]]. UWP catalogs contain the following additional codes:
 
   
 
   
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! Code
 
! Code
 
! Name
 
! Name
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! Size
 
! Size
 
! Description
 
! Description
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| M  
 
| M  
 
| [[Military Dictatorship]]   
 
| [[Military Dictatorship]]   
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| Subplanetary (Very Small) to Planetary (Small)  
 
| Subplanetary (Very Small) to Planetary (Small)  
 
| Government by the military (armed forces) as an interim survival measure or result of a "Coup".
 
| Government by the military (armed forces) as an interim survival measure or result of a "Coup".
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| Q  
 
| Q  
 
| Interim Government  
 
| Interim Government  
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| Planetary (Small)  
 
| Planetary (Small)  
 
| The world is ruled by a temporary government (...which may have been in power for some time).
 
| The world is ruled by a temporary government (...which may have been in power for some time).
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| S  
 
| S  
 
| Slave World  
 
| Slave World  
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| Planetary (Small)  
 
| Planetary (Small)  
 
| The world’s government is ineffectual or non-existent (i.e. ''not'' sovereign). The populace survives by offering tribute or slaves to an outside power (often Vampire ships) which does not care to rule the world directly.
 
| The world’s government is ineffectual or non-existent (i.e. ''not'' sovereign). The populace survives by offering tribute or slaves to an outside power (often Vampire ships) which does not care to rule the world directly.
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
| T  
 
| T  
 
| [[T.E.D.]]  
 
| [[T.E.D.]]  
 
| ([[Technological Autocracy]])
 
| ([[Technological Autocracy]])
 
| Planetary (Small)  
 
| Planetary (Small)  
| T.E.D.: ([[Technologically Elevated Dictator]]). A leader or small group holds power through the use of relic technology. T.E.D.s are sometimes refered to as "(Autocratic) Technocracies".
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| T.E.D.: (Technologically Elevated Dictator). A leader or small group holds power through the use of relic technology. T.E.D.s are sometimes refered to as "(Autocratic) Technocracies".
|-
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|- valign="top"
 
|V  
 
|V  
 
| [[Viral Hell Polity]]
 
| [[Viral Hell Polity]]
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| Planetary (Small) to Multi-system (Very Large)  
 
| Planetary (Small) to Multi-system (Very Large)  
 
| The world is run by malevolent "Viral Entities", ether openly or through a ''Quisling'' (manipulated) government.
 
| The world is run by malevolent "Viral Entities", ether openly or through a ''Quisling'' (manipulated) government.
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[[Spinward States]] can be found in the [[Spinward Marches Sector|Spinward Marches]], [[Trojan Reach Sector|Trojan Reach]], [[Deneb Sector|Deneb]], or [[Reft Sector]]s.
 
[[Spinward States]] can be found in the [[Spinward Marches Sector|Spinward Marches]], [[Trojan Reach Sector|Trojan Reach]], [[Deneb Sector|Deneb]], or [[Reft Sector]]s.
  
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! Code
 
! Code
 
! Region
 
! Region
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! Size
 
! Size
 
! Description
 
! Description
|-
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|- valign="top"
| G
+
|G
 
| Spinward State
 
| Spinward State
 
| Small Station Holding
 
| Small Station Holding
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| Subplanetary (Tiny)
 
| Subplanetary (Tiny)
 
| Non-sovereign Aslan goverment type.  
 
| Non-sovereign Aslan goverment type.  
|-
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|- valign="top"
| H
+
|H
 
| Spinward State
 
| Spinward State
 
| Split Clan (Balkanized)
 
| Split Clan (Balkanized)
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| Subplanetary (Very Small)
 
| Subplanetary (Very Small)
 
| Semi-sovereign Aslan goverment type.
 
| Semi-sovereign Aslan goverment type.
|-
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|- valign="top"
| J
+
|J
 
| Spinward State
 
| Spinward State
 
| Single World Clan  
 
| Single World Clan  
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| Planetary (Small)  
 
| Planetary (Small)  
 
| Sovereign Aslan goverment type.
 
| Sovereign Aslan goverment type.
|-
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|- valign="top"
| K
+
|K
 
| Spinward State
 
| Spinward State
 
| Multi-world Clan  
 
| Multi-world Clan  
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| Multi-system (Large)
 
| Multi-system (Large)
 
| Sovereign Aslan goverment type.
 
| Sovereign Aslan goverment type.
|-
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|- valign="top"
| L
+
|L
 
| Spinward State
 
| Spinward State
 
| Major Multi-world Clan  
 
| Major Multi-world Clan  
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| Multi-system (Very Large)
 
| Multi-system (Very Large)
 
| Sovereign Aslan goverment type.
 
| Sovereign Aslan goverment type.
|-
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|- valign="top"
| M
+
|M
 
| Spinward State
 
| Spinward State
 
| Vassal Clan  
 
| Vassal Clan  
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| Multi-system (Large)
 
| Multi-system (Large)
 
| Semi-sovereign Aslan goverment type.
 
| Semi-sovereign Aslan goverment type.
|-
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|- valign="top"
| N
+
|N
 
| Spinward State
 
| Spinward State
 
| Major (Multi-world) Vassal Clan  
 
| Major (Multi-world) Vassal Clan  
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| Multi-system (Very Large)
 
| Multi-system (Very Large)
 
| Semi-sovereign Aslan goverment type.
 
| Semi-sovereign Aslan goverment type.
|-
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|- valign="top"
| N
+
|N
 
| [[Fourth Imperium]]
 
| [[Fourth Imperium]]
 
| Noble House
 
| Noble House
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| Planetary (Small) to Multi-system (Large)
 
| Planetary (Small) to Multi-system (Large)
 
| Sovereign government type dominated by Humans. Noble Houses rule Imperial worlds directly. The 'ruling' noble may be an absolute leader or the head of state for a civil government.
 
| Sovereign government type dominated by Humans. Noble Houses rule Imperial worlds directly. The 'ruling' noble may be an absolute leader or the head of state for a civil government.
|-
 
 
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