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21st May '17 4:15:19 PM SullenFrog
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* The Solar Alliance from ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'' is a federation of one hundred planets and has been the galaxy’s dominant superpower for a hundred years. Like the various Gundam Federations, the Alliance is portrayed as flawed. It is mired in political deadlock and bureaucracy due to its great size. Its politicians are initially unwilling to go to war with [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny PACT]] despite the threat it poses to the galaxy, while its military leaders like Admiral Grey are willing to do whatever it takes to both ''start'' the war on their own terms and win it. While Kayto Shields knows that he needs the Alliance’s military might to drive PACT out of the Neutral Rim and liberate his home planet Cera, he’s wary of their intentions. Despite all this, the Alliance does provide relief efforts to impoverished Neutral Rim planets like [[WretchedHive Ongess]] and it respects other planets’ refusal to join its ranks, unlike PACT (which forces planets to join by nuking their cities from orbit).
14th May '17 5:20:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Traveller}}'''s Third Imperium is often described as a "feudal confederation". Due to the sheer size of the interstellar empire most planets are left to govern themselves as long as they pay taxes to fund the noble-run Imperial Bureaucracy and military and obey the "no nukes, no interfering with interstellar trade" laws.
** The Terran Confederation in the Intersteller Wars volume of ''{{Traveller}}'' is a strange example. Though the sympathies lie with them, they are an ambitious, expansionist and conquering state. However, on the other hand, once they do conquer places they tend to treat them well.

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* ''{{Traveller}}'''s ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'''s Third Imperium is often described as a "feudal confederation". Due to the sheer size of the interstellar empire most planets are left to govern themselves as long as they pay taxes to fund the noble-run Imperial Bureaucracy and military and obey the "no nukes, no interfering with interstellar trade" laws.
** The Terran Confederation in the Intersteller Wars volume of ''{{Traveller}}'' ''Traveller'' is a strange example. Though the sympathies lie with them, they are an ambitious, expansionist and conquering state. However, on the other hand, once they do conquer places they tend to treat them well.
13th May '17 4:31:21 PM nombretomado
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* The Terran factions in ''StarCraft'' usually fit this to one degree or another, although in ''StarCraft'' it is a Confederation, which is not nearly so well-intentioned. This is even worse of a misuse then the term 'Federation' tends to be, as a confederation is supposed to have even looser central government, one that wouldn't have the authority to try to retain a region that wanted to leave. It's later succeeded by the Terran Dominion, which to all intents and purposes is effectively an [[TheEmpire autocracy]] and much more overt in both name and intentions.

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* The Terran factions in ''StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' usually fit this to one degree or another, although in ''StarCraft'' ''[=StarCraft=]'' it is a Confederation, which is not nearly so well-intentioned. This is even worse of a misuse then the term 'Federation' tends to be, as a confederation is supposed to have even looser central government, one that wouldn't have the authority to try to retain a region that wanted to leave. It's later succeeded by the Terran Dominion, which to all intents and purposes is effectively an [[TheEmpire autocracy]] and much more overt in both name and intentions.
23rd Apr '17 10:16:07 AM nombretomado
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* By ''SwordOfTheStars II: Lords of Winter'' the Morrigi are officially head of a federation comprising the other races. While players could incorporate the other races in the first game into their empires through research, the sequel will build on this with NPC FTL-incapable races to assimilate peacefully.

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* By ''SwordOfTheStars ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars II: Lords of Winter'' the Morrigi are officially head of a federation comprising the other races. While players could incorporate the other races in the first game into their empires through research, the sequel will build on this with NPC FTL-incapable races to assimilate peacefully.
28th Feb '17 2:15:51 PM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' has the Samaar Federation mentioned by several alien characters, which apparently rules over a radius of 600 ''million'' light years (as Lin points out, that encompasses multiple galaxies). The Ganglion, the main bad guys (who, it should be noted, possess an army capable of laying waste to entire planets and have enslaved multiple different species), are described as a "run-of-the-mill crime syndicate" that's just one tiny part of Samaar as a whole. In any case, given that Earth was annihilated as a ''side effect'' of a battle between Samaar and some other unknown alien civilization, humanity is not eager to apply for membership in it.

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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' has the Samaar Federation mentioned by several alien characters, which apparently rules over a radius of 600 6 ''million'' light years (as Lin points out, that encompasses multiple galaxies). The Ganglion, the main bad guys (who, it should be noted, possess an army capable of laying waste to entire planets and have enslaved multiple different species), are described as a "run-of-the-mill crime syndicate" that's just one tiny part of Samaar as a whole. In any case, given that Earth was annihilated as a ''side effect'' of a battle between Samaar and some other unknown alien civilization, humanity is not eager to apply for membership in it.
17th Feb '17 3:55:46 PM Luppercus
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* The first ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'' animated series has the Jungle Federation with all the different animal kingdoms as members.
1st Feb '17 5:15:28 PM zarpaulus
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** [[BlatantLies You could also just call]] [[TheEmpire your oligarchig or despotic empire]] [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny a democratic federation]], [[TheEmperor and your emperor]] [[JustTheFirstCitizen the first citizen]].

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** [[BlatantLies You could also just call]] [[TheEmpire your oligarchig oligarchic or despotic empire]] [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny a democratic federation]], [[TheEmperor and your emperor]] [[JustTheFirstCitizen the first citizen]].
1st Feb '17 4:20:12 PM Luppercus
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* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' has the Galactic Alliance, constantly treaten by the BigBad Zurg.
6th Jan '17 9:59:10 AM Morgenthaler
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** In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', after going through ''a lot'' of turmoil, the Earth Kingdom [[spoiler:becomes a straight example after the newly crowned Wu decides to permanently abolish the monarchy in favor of a more democratic government]].

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** * In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', after going through ''a lot'' of turmoil, the Earth Kingdom [[spoiler:becomes a straight example after the newly crowned Wu decides to permanently abolish the monarchy in favor of a more democratic government]].
6th Jan '17 9:58:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* Before we move on to the various federations of UsefulNotes/TheCommonwealthOfNations, we must mention that the Commonwealth itself is conceptually descended from the idea of an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_Federation Imperial Federation]]: those parts of the UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire with "responsible government" (Canada, Australia, Newfoundland,[[note]]at the time separate from Canada[[/note]] New Zealand, and South Africa, plus of course the United Kingdom itself) would become a single, actual federation with an Imperial Parliament and Government at Westminster to set Imperial foreign, military, and colonial policy and regulate relations among its members, while each member would still have control over its internal affairs. This idea actually got a lot of traction, but ultimately the logistics of executing it in early 20th century conspired with [[WorldWarI events]] to change it into the rather more toothless Commonwealth.

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* Before we move on to the various federations of UsefulNotes/TheCommonwealthOfNations, we must mention that the Commonwealth itself is conceptually descended from the idea of an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_Federation Imperial Federation]]: those parts of the UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire with "responsible government" (Canada, Australia, Newfoundland,[[note]]at the time separate from Canada[[/note]] New Zealand, and South Africa, plus of course the United Kingdom itself) would become a single, actual federation with an Imperial Parliament and Government at Westminster to set Imperial foreign, military, and colonial policy and regulate relations among its members, while each member would still have control over its internal affairs. This idea actually got a lot of traction, but ultimately the logistics of executing it in early 20th century conspired with [[WorldWarI [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI events]] to change it into the rather more toothless Commonwealth.



** The creation of the Soviet Union in December 1922 was an extremely complex process that would be best characterized as a GambitPileup: even if most of the shards of the former [[TsaristRussia Russian Empire]] had Bolshevik, or at least Socialist governments at the time, they all had their own interests and goals, and even in Russia proper Stalin, Trotsky, Lenin, and Bukharin all had conflicting ideas about what to do next. Everyone was scheming against everyone, but military power played a surprisingly small role in that.

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** The creation of the Soviet Union in December 1922 was an extremely complex process that would be best characterized as a GambitPileup: even if most of the shards of the former [[TsaristRussia [[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia Russian Empire]] had Bolshevik, or at least Socialist governments at the time, they all had their own interests and goals, and even in Russia proper Stalin, Trotsky, Lenin, and Bukharin all had conflicting ideas about what to do next. Everyone was scheming against everyone, but military power played a surprisingly small role in that.
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