Than Hegemony

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Race Than Majority, various other species
Origin San-Ska-Re
Capital San-Ska-Re
Distribution Triangulum Galaxy
Government Caste System
Leader Overdiamond
Status Widely Spread

The Than Hegemony is the pre and post-Commonwealth government of the Than. As the Than had discovered slipstream on their own, they already had an interstellar government when they came into contact with the Systems Commonwealth. After joining the Commonwealth, the Hegemony was dissolved but reformed after the Fall. Command of the second largest fleet in the known worlds makes the post-Fall Hegemony one of the most powerful political entities. With its capital at San-Ska-Re, the Hegemony has managed to maintain a fairly stable government in much of the Triangulum Galaxy while preserving key components of the former Commonwealth's economic and technological base. However, the Than Hegemony is also beleaguered by enemies on all sides, and its large defense fleet is often stretched thin fighting off attacks by the Drago-Kazov and Kalderan Commune, raids by Magog and pirates, and Restorian terrorism.

The Than Hegemony includes worlds populated by several other species, including humans. The people under their sphere of influence try to imitate Than society, living in large communal "families" and attaching themselves to a specific caste. Perhaps not surprisingly, many humans have adapted quite well to Than culture and hold positions of power inside the Hegemony. But while life within the Than Hegemony offers a measure of security, it comes at the cost of surrendering much of the personal autonomy to which many species are accustomed in favor of a more regimented existence.

With the formation of a Restored Commonwealth, the Hegemony chose to remain independent but is on friendly terms. Captain Dylan Hunt's defeat of the Orca pirates and helping recover the Hegemon's Heart paved the way for good relations.

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