Client State

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A Client State is an independent political unit which has elected (...or had forced upon it) the patronage of a more powerful political unit.

  • That subordinate relationship gives such groups low sovereignty or control over their own matters.
  • Client states are generally classified as sub-polities of a larger polity usually called a supra-polity.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

This relationship is generally mutually-beneficial, and is essentially commercial in nature.

  • That is, the political or defensive ties which may be part of any patron-client relationship are ultimately intended to promote trade between the two.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Client, vassal, or subordinate states have existing since the beginning of every sophontic culture's recorded history.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This list of sources was used by the Traveller Wiki Editorial Team and individual contributors to compose this article. Copyrighted material is used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author. The page history lists all of the contributions.