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The French Empire (French: Empire français) is a Gigaquadrantic hyperpower composed of the French Republic and other member states, territories, and greater influence with reach in the vast majority of the First Gigaquadrant's galaxies. Officially proclaimed after the liberation of humanity in 2806 in the final stages of the Great Xonexian Schism, the Empire went on to assume an expansive role at the heart of intergalactic affairs, especially within the Xonexi Cluster. Its leadership in such institutions as the Xonexi Board of Seven, the Alcanti Triad, the Grand Commonwealth of Sovereign States, the Pan-Andromedan Ecumene, GITO, the Covenant of Mirus, among many others, was critical to the restoration of peace, stability, and prosperity in the wake of terrible conflict.

The French Empire's structure is descended from that of the wartime Colonial Empire of 2803-2806 which declared independence from the metropole after its capitulation. The result is more a broad economic, military, political, and social alliance between the states and territories of the emerging Francophone world than a single unified country, a fact which continues to confuse many outsiders. In some form or another, the components of the Empire adhere to and are represented in the bicameral Imperial Parliament and have a say in the election of its first statesman, the Premier of the Empire. Also retained in the new French Constitution was the Emperor of the French, a hereditary office with little legal authority to which powers are voted as necessary and appropriate.

As one of the Gigaquadrant's most successful capitalist economies, France has often been seen as the heir to the economic strategies of its closest allies, the Draconid Imperium and Tybusenia. However, as the new millennium unfolds, it is becoming increasingly clear that the Triad approach to economic management is quickly being supplanted by an emergent French way. France's love affair with capitalism is much deeper than other cultures would even remotely be comfortable with, characterized by an even greater embrace of free trade, economic interdependence, flexible production, scarcity, pan-Gigaquadrantic markets, and the constant economic and social revolutions brought about by capitalism. The willingness and ability of French institutions, society, and politics to not only withstand rapid and contentious change, but to embrace it as progress has contributed to the baffling success of the chaotic, undirected, and undisciplined French model. The French economy today balances an enviable mix of unrivaled economic growth, dynamism, and stability under immense pressure.

At a Glance Edit

Victor of the Great Xonexian Schism

Victor of the Great Schism

Having won the Great Xonexian Schism, France played a central role in shaping the institutions of the modern Gigaquadrant. At Halcyon, it took on responsibilities as the 'indispensable nation' in maintaining them. French economic strength, dynamism, ideas, diplomatic acumen, military projection, astrography, and willingness to open itself to others make the Empire uniquely suited to these new responsibilities.

  • Pax Franconica: France's vested interest in the status quo have led its leadership to obsess over and actively shore up the stability of the international system.
  • Peace Dividend: Having dismantled its war economy and limited its adventures abroad, France has experienced a decade of astonishing recovery and growth.

Grand Navy of the Empire

Born out of the Great Xonexian Schism, the Grand Navy of the Empire mobilized a hundred trillion men at the height of the war. It now occupies reduced stature as a peacetime force in comparison to the armed forces of more militarized hyperpowers. However, it has consistently found innovative ways to do more with less, leveraging its extensive naval and air power, terrifying organizational capacity, enduring lead in military technology, and favorable partnerships to earn time and again its relevance as a first-class navy.

  • Contrôle de l'espace: French grand strategy demands a force capable of protecting connections between territories galaxies apart. This shapes the Navy's every doctrine.
  • Grand Battleplan: Its infrastructure and bureaucracy is suited to extensive planning on a grand scale. This limits its flexibility, spontaneity, and the quality of its leaders.
  • Stratégies de dissuasion: The peacetime Grand Navy is equipped to prevent the next war by ensuring that it would be prohibitively costly for any one state to declare.

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Republican Victory in 2818 Election

Republican Victory in the 2818 Election

After a chaotic election, the elder statesmen of France emerge at the helm of a divided country beset by interlocking problems.

  • Recession of 2816: The ongoing economic crisis accentuates voter anxieties and the irrationalities of politics. Scorched earth politics and brinkmanship abound.
  • Party in transition: The results of the election are a freeze-frame of ongoing tectonic political shifts; incompatible elements coexist in the Republican party.
  • 4PA Treaty: Among the first acts of the new government was to force the passage the hated 4PA Treaty, setting the stage for five years of bitter resentment.
  • Duffet Reforms: Continued economic aid from the imperial government hinges on reforms which would give it power over the finances of member states.
  • Stimulus of 2819: Massive infrastructure spending, new social programs, and military expansion promise to end France's recession while gouging its finances.
  • Expansion of the Navy: The Imperial Government has announced a program which will double the size of the Grand Navy over ten years.
  • Droits de populations non-citoyen: The plight and exploitation of de facto second-class populations has erupted into a pan-Empire culture war.

Ardenta Libertas

The collapse of the old order embodied in the Andromedan Commonwealth led to chaos in Andromeda. With each successive crisis, the forces of authoritarianism, dysfunction, and economic decline took hold. It was to avoid total collapse that France intervened, rallying outside aid, organizational support, and military stabilization for states on the brink. It demanded democratic reform within the Ecumene, helped right the balance between peerage and democracy, and was named a Highlord State in 2809.

  • Paragon of Liberty: The galaxy, torn between the forces of liberty of authoritarianism, looks to France as the defender of democratic reform.
  • Paral'lex Veto: As Highlords of Andromeda, the French Emperors possess a powerful veto over the workings of the Ecumene, to be used sparingly.

Ardenta Libertas

Covenant of Mirus

French Mirusian Policy

The French Colonial Empire's watershed 2803 victory in the Wars of Mirusian Coalition unexpectedly handed the young imperial government the incredible power to singlehandedly rewrite the status quo in West Mirus. Born out of a marriage of France's best intentions and its attempts to stave off another war, the flexible Covenant of Mirus treaty structure established in 2803 continues to provide an unsteady peace in the galaxy.

  • Workshop of the Empire: French Mirus's rapidly developing economy represents the future of the Francophone world. France must protect it to retain hyperpower status.
  • Équilibre précaire: To keep the peace, France must carefully maintain balance between revisionists and pro-Covenant actors, a permanent tax on its resources.
  • Target of convenience: Given its high-profile role in the creation of the Covenant after an unsatisfying war, France is the favored scapegoat of nationalists and galaxists.

History Edit

Early history Edit

Further reading: Early History

France finds its origins on Earth in a Germanic tribe which called itself the Franks. They rose in the wake of the collapse of the Roman Empire and set out to found a kingdom which would stand for centuries. France, in its many incarnations, was a strong nation surrounded by competitors, and often enemies, like the Spanish to the south, the English and British to the north, the Germans to the east, and the Austrians to the southeast. Its long history is riddled with conflict between it and these powers over the fate of Europe, France's armies and generals proving their competence again and again around the globe.

In times of peace, France was known as a beacon of the arts, culture, and philosophy, fielding such minds as Montesquieu, René Descartes, Jean de LaFontaine, Molière, among others. Though its power had faded by the turn of the twenty-first century after disheartening defeats during the Second World War and subsequent colonial wars, France remained as great nation, boasting the world's fifth largest economy and a strong political position within the European Union.

21st Century Edit

The start of the century was marked by the September 11, 2001 attacks on America, which sparked a global war on terrorism into which France was drawn on multiple occasions. By the end of the century, the Earth had suffered terribly due to human abuses of the environment. A particular point of contention among nations was the scarcity of fossil fuels. As tensions threatened to boil over, Europe came together and began the formation of the European Republic. France was expected to join in, though it surprisingly did not comment on the motion as tensions rose within it between those that supported a united Europe and those that supported a united France. Eventually, France backed out of the European Union, which became the European Republic a few days later.

France largely stayed out of the war between the European Republic and the Scandinavian countries, though it faced great inner turmoil. Unrest threatened to boil over into full scale civil war between those who would have France support the Scandinavians, those who would want her to side with the Europeans, and those who wanted it to remain independent. Finally, as riots and counter-riots broke out in Paris, Parliament was torched and the French cabinet forced to flee the country.

Martial law was called in and the entire country put on lockdown until the end of the war. Armed resistance persisted especially through terrorist organizations like the France Libre, a splinter group from the Front National, and La Resistance.

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Paris under attack during the Third World War.

After the The Convention of 2099 (La Convention de 2099), The French Sixth Republic was instated on November 26, 2099.

22nd Century Edit

France stood upon a shaky foundation entering the 22nd century. Its infrastructure was slow to recover from the turmoils of the Scandinavian War, and fossil fuels were becoming increasingly scarce globally. Though France got most of its energy from nuclear power plants and other sustainable power sources, they were hooked up to the European power grid which serviced European states which had not made as heavy an investment in sustainability.

Tensions between France and the European Republic arose when France threatened to withdraw from the power grid to keep up with energy demand. Though that never came to pass, an agreement was reached that rationed the energy France contributed to the grid, allowing it to make up the shortfall with a few adjustments.

In the mid 22nd century, World War III broke out and France became embroiled in the Balkans War alongside the European Republic. The French fleet participated in a number of engagements in the Pacific and Atlantic theaters.

23rd Century Edit

Human Colonial Wars
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Two French frigates during the Battle of Persephonie.

By the mid-2200's, France was a small interstellar colonial power at first, settling several planets around Earth including the resource-rich siberian planet Persephonie in 2199, which became a source of conflict when the South American superstate, Roreinia, colonized it in 2210. As wars broke out between human powers over colonial possessions in the 2250's, France endeavored to remain uninvolved, though tensions on Persephonie between Roreinian and French colonists boiled over.
Battle of Persephonie

Minerve warps away as the POTATO-Roreinian fleet is engulfed.

The Roreinian colony on Persephonie was seized by French militia forces in 2260, precipitating the Franco-Roreinian Colonial War. Roreinia responded by seizing French Guiana back on Earth, an act which might have led to full scale terran war between the two countries had the international community not pressured France into backing off. Intent on reclaiming their colony, the Roreinian fleet set out towards the planet and were intercepted by the French Starfleet.

In the Battle of Persephonie, the Roreinian fleet decisively defeated the French with help from American reinforcements. Shortly after, the POTATO-Roreinian force was destroyed in orbit of Persephonie when they were caught in the explosion of three nuclear warheads fired by the French supercarrier Minerve. With the loss of its entire stellar fleet, Roreinia was forced to surrender and handed over a good portion of its interstellar colonies, doubling the size of the French colonial empire.

After two decades of war, humanity convened in Brussels to sign the Colonial Wars treaty in 2270. It divided the space around Earth among the human nations, guaranteeing their access to it in order to avoid territorial disputes like the ones which pervaded the colonial wars. France gave up a significant portion of its gains during the Colonial Wars, but was awarded a large section of space containing Ottoman, Roreinian, and European colonies. Most notably, the Ottoman deep space Siranian Province became an autonomous state within France.

To enforce these territorial changes and to provide a common voice for humanity, the floundering United Nations was disbanded and replaced with the empowered Orion League that same year.

New Acquaintances

In 2281, the French made first contact with the Vulcans, a rigidly logical people with whom they quickly grew close despite their differences. To the frustration of the French, the technologically advanced Vulcans treated them as children and repeatedly chastised humanity for being so fractured. Regardless, the French swallowed their pride and endeavored to build strong ties with them. Soon after, first contact was made with the cautious Andorians who wanted little to do with France due to its relationship with the Vulcans. Relations between Andoria and Vulcan had recently broken down, and the two were about to enter into a long period of cold war, an France was caught in the middle.

In 2299, the Andorians began to accept French overtures and assurances that they wanted no part in the conflict. Rapprochement with the Andorians led to worse relations with the Vulcans, though many officials within France had had enough of Vulcan contempt and believed that a relationship with Andoria would be more fruitful. As a friend to both races, France attempted to mediate increasingly hostile disputes between the two with very limited success and could barely keep itself from choosing sides. While the government followed a strict policy of neutrality when it came to the Andorian-Vulcan Cold War, there were many on Earth who were pressuring it to sway towards one side or the other.

Vulcan-Andorian War Edit

In 2304, tensions between the Andorians and Vulcans finally boiled over as the Andorian imperial commandos stormed the Vulcan sanctuary of P'Jem which was located right on the edge of Andorian space, believing it to be a listening post designed to spy on them. What they found confirmed their suspicions, and after having given the monks time to evacuate, they leveled the monastery with an orbital bombardment.

What followed was a rapid breakdown in relations between Vulcan and Andoria. Having had enough, the Vulcan High Command carried out a pre-emptive strike against known staging points of the Andorian Imperial Guard. Under the cover of the ensuing chaos, an attack against Andoria was attempted in order to put an end to the war quickly, though it failed due to the timely intervention of an Andorian fleet.

As the fighting continued, France was approached by both the Vulcans and the Andorians who were trying to get it to join the war on their side. President Jean-Réne Caillaud teetered as the public fought over what course of action should be taken: Should France remain neutral, or should she pick a side? If so, which? Finally, Caillaud declared in an address to the National Assembly that, under his direction, France would remain strictly neutral in the Vulcan-Andorian conflict with no bias towards either side. To that end, he called on Parliament to repeal agreements and pieces of legislation which favored trade with one belligerent or the other until fighting had ceased. He then went on to propose a plan by which an end could be put to decades of conflict between Vulcan and Andoria through territorial changes, agreements of trust on both sides, and an alliance that would bind France, Andoria, and Vulcan together.

Through multiple rounds of talks with the leaders of Vulcan and Andoria, an armistice was agreed upon and a delegation from these two species were dragged to a table at the French Élysée Palace on Earth. Negotiations began well as the delegations went through Caillaud's proposal point by point, though there was a heavy air of mistrust between the two sides. By the third day, the talks had devolved into a battlefield of accusations and threats which spiraled out of control. Both sides stormed out of the room and the armistice was soon broken by an aggressive move made by a Vulcan fleet.

Grox Threat

While the Vulcan and Andorian fleets fought themselves into a stalemate, an inactive Grox probe drifted into the space around Sol. It was discovered by an Andorian scout vessel and brought back to Andorian space, whereupon it was accidentally activated by the Andorian scientists who were examining it. It escaped and went on a rampage, destroying Andorian colonies left and right, utterly overpowering any attempt by the Andorian Imperial Guard to stop it. At first, the Vulcans took advantage of the disarray to press their advantage militarily, but then the probe crossed over into Vulcan space.

Mediated again by the French, both sides accepted a ceasefire and combined forces to deal with the probe. Joined by the French Starfleet, they confronted it over a series of costly engagements until, finally, they managed to destroy it. This joint operation became the cornerstone for peace as negotiations began anew and agreements were reached to finally put an end to the fighting. With the help of the French, the wartorn sides began to rebuild. Two years later, France, Vulcan, and Andoria founded a three-way alliance which today remains one of the strongest France has ever forged.

Julianne Disaster

The Julianne Disaster in 2768 announced the beginning of the short Kraal War.

Rise as a colonial power Edit

The 2700's saw France's meteoric rise as a galactic superpower and the beginnings of its colonial empire. Its first extragalactic territories were an experiment in exploration and colonization as disparate social and economic groups left France in the 2730's to found unique colonies in Segmentum Draco of Andromeda, giving rise to the diverse and often contradictory cultures of French Andromeda.

France survived through such crises such as the War of Ages and the New Grox Wars, though its involvement as a member of the Orion League remain widely unrecognized by rest of the Gigaquadrant. Thanks to the enormous leaps in medical and genetic technology in the past centuries, the death rate in metropolitan French city-planets had fallen to nearly nothing. French humans had become immortal. This resulted in massive overpopulation and the size of the French territory increased at a speed which alarmed many of its neighbors.

In 2768, the French were attacked by extremists from the Kraal Province of the Greater Hal'Sk Empire, an event which triggered the short Kraal War in which France fought alongside the Hal'Sk monarchy to pacify the rebellious province. Though some tension existed on both sides, the French and Hal'Sk quickly grew close and formed an alliance which lasts to this day.

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A Mirage Roi at the Battle of Manticore, one of the bloodiest battles the Gigaquadrant has ever seen.

Dominatus War

After two decades of relative peace, the entirety of the Orion League rose to fight the Dominatus War in 2792. After participating in several campaigns in the Milky Way, the Orion League arrived in the Mirus Galaxy and fought alongside such powers as the Delpha Coalition of Planets, Draconid Imperium, and Tybusen Intergalactic Allied Federation in the brutal engagements that characterized the Mirus campaign. French commanders such as Jean-Baptiste Teindas and Lucian Chartier earned a reputation for competence and integrity among the anti-Dominatus coalition.

When the fighting finally ceased in 2795, the French found themselves with a vast territory in the Godric Arm under their control. They consolidated these territories into the French Mirus Colonies and slowly repurposed the Tyranny's factories to produce French starships. French Mirus––isolated from the rest of the Gigaquadrant––soon eclipsed the Milky Way territories in terms of industrial power, becoming Paris' primary manufactory and the training ground of the French Starfleet.

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French Quadrantia Trade Route

As France's colonial influence grew exponentially, so too did its capacity to defend it. The French Armed Forces soon became capable of power projection on a Gigaquadrantic scale.

France had made friends during the Dominatus War, and she intended to use them under the leadership of Laurene Maxime's administration. 2795 saw the signing of the Franco-Tybusen Accords, a treaty which granted the French access to the hyperspatial network of the Tybusen Intergalactic Allied Federation, allowing rapid travel between galaxies they would not have thought of visiting before. This led to renewed contact with French Andromeda and the foundation French Quadrantia in 2797 and French Bunsen in 2799.

Linked together by a network of foreign wormholes, trade routes, and treaties, this new French colonial empire grew in size and influence every year until France could speak on near-equal footing with other Gigaquadrantic powers.

The Alcanti Triad

Representatives from the three Triad nations, France, the Draconid Imperium, and the TIAF, meet secretly on Alcanti to plan a war against the DCP.

Great Xonexian SchismEdit

Antebellum

Yet, France's meteoric rise was not without problems. Paris' growing influence brought it into geopolitical conflict with the Milky Way's resident hyperpower, the Delpha Coalition of Planets, at a time when the DCP's policies were growing increasingly imperialistic. In 2799, the French Quadrantia Trade Route Crisis began the long downward spiral in relations that would eventually result in France's participation in the Alcanti Triad Agreement in 2800, a three-way alliance between it, the Draconid Imperium, and the TIAF against the DCP.

With the sudden signing of the Mou'Cyran Accords in 2801 and the sudden introduction of the threat such a large geopolitical entity posed, Paris began numerous diplomatic initiatives of its own. President Maxime began by hiring the self-styled master diplomat, the "Prince of Ballatay", who would very quickly become the mastermind behind France's extroverted intergalactic foreign policy. 2801 saw the forging of numerous successful alliances with such nations as the Mardvaeli Republic, the Katar Sector Alliance, and Eldarisia. At roughly the same time, France's participation in repelling the Neiraida Invasion of the Milky Way facilitated the creation of a non-binding alliance between it and the Allied Terran Republic. Perhaps the most impressive diplomatic victory was the signing of the Treaty of Galactica, a non-aggression pact with the Mou'Cyran Accords which ensured permanent peace between the emerging anti-DCP coalition and Mou'Cyran.

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The Orion War marked the first use of Xonexian hyperspatial weapons in open combat, revolutionizing the conduct of war.

If peace in the Cyrandia Cluster was achieved, the same could not be said in the Xonexi. Repeated incidents between Triad-aligned nations and the DCP served to heighten tensions, especially a land-grab conflict in Mirus which only barely failed to escalate into a war. During that conflict, France managed to acquire large portions of the Drakdodominatus Tyranny's former territory, giving them access to more industrial output than the entire French Colonial Empire combined. Yet, such a threatening move had upset numerous local Mirusian powers which slowly put aside their differences built their own coalition in reaction to Xonexi influence.

The year 2802 would see a continued escalation of tensions in the Milky Way, resulting in fervent anti-DCP sentiment in many of Orion's Spur's human states. Fear of encirclement, foreign plots, and DCP authoritarianism are often blamed for causing the Orion War, where a French-led alliance of human states overpowered the pro-DCP government of the Kindred Coalition. Further escalation led to war with the Delpha Coalition of Planets.

Battle for the Milky Way

In a proclamation that shook the Milky Way, Emperor Wormulus II unilaterally denounced the nations of the Orion League as rogue states and ordained their annexation. The Gigaquadrant held its breath to see if the humans would submit to the might of one of the Gigaquadrant's leading hyperpowers, but what followed would awe and dismay many observers. Rather than putting a definite end to the Orion War with one swift stroke, Wormulus' proclamation set into motion Xonexi Allies's vast diplomatic machine, triggering the secret Alcanti Triad treaty along with many, many others. Leaders from twenty-three different nations met on Paris to issue the Parisian Declaration in April of 2802, in which they unanimously declared war on the DCP, denouncing its acts as tyrannic, destabilizing, and incompatible with a civilized galaxy.

The war would begin with a number of allied victories, including the successful capture of the DCP's territories in Mirus, rebukes of DCP offensives in the Scutum-Crux Arm, and the beginning of an allied offensive against the DCP's Orion Territories. However, as the war turned into a stalemate, the Allies found themselves severely outmatched on the DCP's own turf and were expelled from the galaxy by mid June. The Allies' catastrophic military failure in the Milky Way was coupled with a violent parliamentary in the French capital, sparked by widespread fear of a DCP occupation and placing the blame on President Laurene Maxime for bringing about the ruin of the nation. Maxime herself was killed by Parliamentarians during the coup. Many prominent members of her administration, including Prime Minister Valery, were forced into exile.

Surrender

On June 22, President of the Senate Casimir Gérard ascended to the Presidency as next in line and immediately opened peace talks with the DCP. With few bargaining chips to play, Gérard placed the survival of the nation above all else and surrendered unconditionally to the DCP, agreeing to stand down its armed forces and to consider itself an occupied satellite state. France was placed under the authority of the Human Superstate, a DCP client state led by those human nations which had abstained from the war. Keeping the nation together during this time would prove to be one of the Gérard administration's greatest challenges. Initially, most of the French people were supportive of the Human Superstate and eager for the war to be over.

Yet, even though there was popular and legislative consensus behind him, Gérard was unable to muster the administrative stability, infrastructure, and power to effectively administer the territory. This was especially true in the colonies, where pro-Xonexi elements dominated and continued to supply the allies with much needed materiel, volunteers, and refused to disarm. No ordinance from the President, Parliament, or the Human Superstate Unification Council was able to stop them, and all of these bodies lacked the projection power to enforce their will.

Founding of the French Colonial Empire

Over the remaining half of 2802, the war continued without French involvement. After the Fall of the Milky Way, peace talks were opened between the DCP and the Draconid Imperium. At the heart of these negotiations was the fat of the human states and questions of sovereignty over the galaxy. As both sides sought to incriminate the other, maneuvering not for the benefit of peace but to convince neutral observers of the righteousness of their cause, no agreement could be reached. By September, the war resumed with the DCP's invasion of the Andromeda Galaxy.

Relations with France's longtime ally, the Drodo Empire deteriorated rapidly due to the ascension of a rabidly anti-French government. Though the two powers shakily continued economic relations as they had prior to the Great Xonexian Schism, exchanging goods and capital which were essential to the functioning of their economies, their political and security relations soured to the point of rivalry. The primary theatre of competition was the Quadrants, with the Drodo scoring early body blows such as the annexation of a French protectorate and refusing to pay its wartime debt to France. The beleaguered French Republic's government was unable to adequately respond.

If the Girard administration had any authority over the French colonies prior to September 14, 2802, all of that was lost with the invasion of Andromeda. The French Andromedan Colonies and French Quadrantia ignored orders to break off formal relations with the Xonexi Allies and did nothing to stem the flow of supplies or volunteers to Allied nations. Possessing closer ties to the Draconis than the Metropole, French Andromeda's choice was an obvious one. French Andromedan politicians spoke openly about their responsibility to follow their own "Andromedan way," as opposed to remaining bound to the Metropole. President David Fauvre regularly coordinated with Xonexi leaders, initiated an impressive arms buildup, and intrigued in preparation for French Andromedan independence. On January 4, 2803, representatives from all of France's colonies met on Richelieu to proclaim the formation of a rival French state whose legitimacy was sealed with the appointment of former Prime Minister Alexandre Valéry to the symbolic office of Emperor of the French.

Little was as it seemed in the nascent French Colonial Empire. Real power over the imperial structure rested not with the Emperor, but with the Emergency Colonial Congress; not with it manifold representatives, but with French Andromeda as the Seat of the Empire; not with a sense consensus founded on French unity, but with a uniquely Andromedan style of pan-French nationalism. Furthermore, in declaring independence, the French colonies had become reliant on the Xonexi Alliance for their security and legitimacy, a fact which the military leadership of the Draconid Imperium used to milk concessions out of them. Given the French Colonial Empire's material, diplomatic, economic, and political weakness in 2803, it had in truth become a de facto client state of its supposed allies.

War of Mirusian Coalition
Further reading: First War
Further reading: Second War

In 2803, the Sovereign Mirusian Coalition, a group of native Mirusian states hostile to the Xonexian presence in Mirus, launched a surprise invasion of Xonexian holdings in the galaxy. The war was a disaster for the Xonexi Allies, beginning with the shattering of the Xonexian Mirusian Fleet and ending with the fall of Manticore's inexperienced garrison before Mirus' seasoned armies. When it became clear that the war was unwinnable without weakening the struggling Andromeda front, the Draconid military leadership sued for peace. It would be only after the major fortresses in northern Xonexi Mirus had fallen that the Mirusian states would gather around the negotiating table. But when the two sides finally met at Manticore, the Mirusians demanded that all of Xonexi's Mirusian holdings be ceded to them. Without consulting France, the Draconis agreed, and the Treaty of Manticore was signed.

Outraged, France withdrew from the Andromeda campaign and suffered the humiliation of being expelled from the Xonexi Allies. They were followed by the Eldarisian Empire, who left in protest. The French Colonial Empire's Grand Navy redeployed its forces to the Mirus galaxy and refused to recognize the Treaty of Manticore. Instead, the Empire fought the Mirusians again during the Second War of Mirusian Coalition and successfully reversed the treaty. It occupied the TIAF and Draconis Mirusian territories and used them as bargaining tools to regain entry to Xonexi High Command. French troops would continue to fight in Mirus against the Imperium of War until its defeat in 2806.

Andromeda Campaign

Chafing under the unforgiving rule of the Draconid military, the Allied command structure had evolved into something resembling a military dictatorship by the increasingly dire situation of the war. With incredible political and diplomatic skill, Emperor Alexandre stepped in to act as a counterweight to Draconis power in the Xonexi Board of Nine, providing consensus-based leadership where the Draconis had imposed their will on others. His Grand Navy, hardened by the trials of the war in Mirus, had become one of Xonexi's most effective fighting forces and gave him incredible leverage over the organization. Further, his effective and fair dealmaking with other Allied leaders allowed him to gradually assume leadership over the organization.

This period was also marked by a decline in Draconid power due to a brewing shadow war between factions of the Draconis nobility. France secretly threw its support behind Paragon Uriel Ultanos very early on.

France extended its colonial influence into the Borealis Galaxy in 2803 with the invention of colonial charter companies, private colonial ventures which were protected by the Empire's military and had free access to its markets.

France's return to the Andromeda Front proved decisive in reversing the gradual defeat of the Xonexi Allies. In 2804, Alexandre sealed an agreement with the Nomatari Sovereignty which would ensure their continued participation in the war. In 2805, the Pan-Andromedan Ecumene was brought to the brink of revolution against its Draconis and Radeon-led autocratic system. Due to Alexandre's timely denunciation of the Ecumene's government, his defense of liberal values, and coalition-building within the Andromedan Light, he became an avatar for the movement's revolutionary claims. With this incredible power, he was able to successfully negotiate key political changes with Iovera IX which saved the Ecumene from disintegration and allowed it to intervene in the Great Xonexian Schism.

With the Xonexi Allies progressively surging in power and the Civilization gradually deteriorating, it was just a matter of time before the Allies attained victory in Andromeda. By 2805, the Civilization withdrew from the galaxy with what forces it had an sued for peace.

Liberation of the Milky Way

Emperor Alexandre was selected by unanimous consent as the sole representative of the Xonexi Board of Nine to peace negotiations on Station Halcyon, engaging with his counterpart, the newly crowned Emperor Lunarai I of the Delpha Coalition of Plants. The Peace of Halcyon negotiated between the two monarchs would ensure the creation of a new democratic galactic government in the Milky Way which would legislate galactic law and empower the Milky Way's two recognized hyperpowers - Delpha and France - to enforce it.

Xonexian Golden Age Edit

The New Order

The French Colonial Empire emerged from the Great Xonexian Schism in a precarious state. As the war and its aftermath wound down in 2806 and 2807, temporary wartime arrangements and exigencies came undone. All forms of actors rushed to nail down wartime gains and to mitigate losses brought about by a return to peace, even as the balance of power shifted testily as the combatants carefully demobilized. France played a critical role in the formation of the United Gigaquadrantic Alliance, the democratization of the Pan-Andromedan Ecumene, and the creation of the Grand Commonwealth of Sovereign States to replace wartime occupations and one-sided impositions with rule-based systems maintained by a balance of power.

A new constitution for the French Colonial Empire––now referred to simply in all official documents as the French Empire––was drafted and approved by the states in 2806. For the Valérist statesmen of the war years, who had sought to bring the empire under a centralized administration capable of waging full-scale war, the document was a mixed bag. On the one hand, it cemented many centralizing gains made during the war years, such as the imperial government's power to tax, to build a state, to raise and command a military, to regulate commerce. But the constitution also limited the further expansion of the state, a fact which would frustrate Valérist statesmen to no end in the decades to come. The executive monarchy survived, though it remained a constitutionally powerless position to which Parliament could cede powers at will.

The constitutional convention of 2806 represented the zenith of the power of Emperor Alexandre's Movement pour la Victoire (MpV) party. It dominated the constitutional convention of 2806, and its ideas largely created the imperial structure, with pockets of effective rear-guard resistance by anti-imperial forces effectively halting the further advance of centralization.

France Pulls Back

Alexandre and the MpV charted after the war a slow, steady, and moderate course of withdrawal from wartime occupations, demobilization of the army, repayment of the debt, cementing of international institutions, and return of pre-2801 political norms. The French public grew increasingly frustrated with this incremental approach. In the election of 2807, the MpV was taken by storm by Christian Marier, leader of the conservative opposition to the occupation government of the French Republic during the war. He and his followers seized the MpV's apparatus and transformed it into the Republican Party, promising to rein in the French wartime state, limit France's commitments abroad, radically shrink the size of the imperial military, repay the debt as quickly as possibly, and restore pre-war social services.

In the resulting 2807 election, the Republicans went on to win a majority of the seats in both houses of Parliament. Meanwhile, Alexandre and his Valérists followed through with their plans to integrate the imperial government further with that of the metropole by having the Emperor compete for and win the Presidency of the French Republic. Though they succeeded in this, their efforts would go nowhere in the ensuing years; further integration would have to wait a decade and a half.

The result of the 2807 election was a government that was as dysfunctional as it was schizophrenic. Torn in a bitter struggle between Alexandre and Marier's followers at every level, the imperial government was paralyzed. The Empire struggled through crises such as the War of the Three Scepters, Marko Colonial War, Borealum Crisis, Commonwealth Civil War, and Loron Crisis, implementing a foreign policy reliant on multilateralism, collective action, deterrence, and the inability of multiple adversaries to band together to overwhelm France's passive military. Yet, in crisis after crisis, the skill and subtlety of French statesmen and diplomats prevailed by razor-thin margins; the order was maintained, adversaries fell, the imperial government continued to starve itself.

Over this period, the Republicans agreed on one significant area of government policy: the economy. Conservative dominance during this time period at many levels of government led to the liberalization of the French world's economy and the creation of a robust, well-governed, and dynamic market system.

Baako Anan's Government

The rivalry between Valérists and Repubicans had broken down into full-scale intra-party war by 2811. Though Alexandre's loyalists managed to push the unpopular Marier out of the Premiership in 2812, the Republicans were cast out of power in the 2812 by a charismatic former diplomat by the name of Baako Anan. Riding atop a revitalized Socialist Party, rechristened the "Democratic Union," Anan instilled confidence in the nation and the Gigaquadrant that he end the imperial government's dysfunctional handling of every issue, chart a conciliatory course in foreign policy, and end the erosion of public services.

Indeed, the Democratic Union was more unified and better suited to governing well than its Republican rival had been. But if the Democratic Union charted a slower course on the transfer to a market economy, put an end to factional conflagrations, and employed more internationalist language, the substance of its policies was the same as its Republican predecessor: a non-interventionist foreign policy, market liberalization, shrinking of overbearing welfare states, and a small military budget. Minor policy differences dominated debates: there was much more consensus than disagreement among the French elites of that period.

Politics and government Edit

The French Empire is a complex imperial structure composed of many institutions, bringing under a single umbrella of sovereignty a multiplicity of territories, interests, cultures, and species. The Empire is strongly influenced by its history and past incarnations, inheriting a great deal from the French Colonial Empire. The most evident of these is its general structure, including a legislature and independent hereditary head of state (the Emperor), and a multi-tiered system of sovereignty for different territories in the Empire.

Head of State Edit

Broadly speaking, the Empire is led by the Emperor of the French, the Empire's head of state and cultural leader with few constitutional powers. In line with the philosophy of Valérism, power is voted over to the Emperor depending on the situation, the level of trust that exists between the Emperor and the French nation, and the personal qualities of the Emperor. The position of Emperor is hereditary, and the legal powers currently vested in Alexandre I will return to the state once his son, Alexandre-Bonaparte de Valéry, ascends to the throne.

EMPEROR OF THE FRENCH
Emperor Alexandre I

PARTY - Républicain
INCLINATION - Liberalism Liberals
IN OFFICE SINCE - January 4, 2803
AGE - 99
APPROVAL - 47.3% (2824)
HEIR - Alexandre-Bonaparte de Valéry

ALEXANDRE I, by the Will of the People and the Grace of the Nation, Emperor of the French, President of France, Emperor-Consort of the Hal'Sk People, Protector of the Milky Way, Highlord of Andromeda, Grand Marshal of the Empire, and Grand Master of the Legion of Honor


The charismatic and decisive orchestrator behind France's victory in the Great Xonexian Schism and its miraculous recovery in the aftermath, Alexandre of Valéry––styled Alexandre I––has been described as a unifying figure not only for the Empire, but for the Gigaquadrant as a whole. It was with a seeming omnipotent mastery of statecraft, coalition-building, and cabinet diplomacy that Alexandre rose to power and overthrew the established international order, forging a new one in its place based on consensus, recognition, restraint, and the rule of law among nations.

These key tenets of Valérism would go on to inform every aspect of Alexandre's subsequent reign, from his insistence on maintaining the Emperor as an institution devoid of constitutional powers, to his participation and support of international organization as one of the leading figures in the United Gigaquadrantic Alliance; from his search for domestic consensus within France, to his efforts at building lasting understandings between nations abroad.

Yet, while it may seem at times like Alexandre's considerations extend far beyond France's borders––to govern not just one nation, but the Gigaquadrant as a whole––this exalted mantle taxes those who occupy it and subjects them to incalculable risks. While the Emperor is ally to all, he is often friend to none: his positions, the labor of compromise, threaten to spread his energies––and that of his empire––dangerously thin. As a result, his policies often hinge on details so subtle his contemporaries and public often fail to grasp them. It is therefore unclear whether the end of Alexandre's reign will yield a consensus whose foundations can be found in law and common interest, or cause the collapse of an order which was kept together by the will and ability of a single man.


Premier of the Empire Edit

History

Created in 2803 as part of the government of the French Colonial Empire, the position of the Premier of the Empire was initially not a constitutional office. It was an unofficial honor bestowed upon Representative Audric Davinion by Emperor Alexandre, a mark of esteem, trust, and delegated authority. Davinion was known as Alexandre's point of contact in the Emergency Colonial Congress and one of his close advisors, later joining his cabinet. When Davinion resigned from the Congress in order to be appointed Governor of Borealis, Alexandre appointed Representative Constance Lebel of Galactica to replace him. During these early years, the Premiers acted as dutiful surrogates for the Emperor and came to handle the day-to-day running of the Imperial Government. From 2805 on, Lebel's role grew from managing relations with Congress to coordinating an increasingly complex array of state and national institutions represented in the French cabinet. The position of Premier of the Empire was canonized into the Constitution of 2806 as the Head of Government, was formally named by the Emperor and approved by the National Assembly, recalling the structure of the French Republics.

In 2807, a radically new situation arose when Christian Marier, a conservative from the French Republic, took Alexandre's Movement pour la victoire (MpV) by storm. Leading a movement of pro-normalcy statesmen and elected officials, Marier sought to rein the French wartime state, scale back French commitments abroad, and restore democratic oversight at home. Marier gained control of the party platform and transformed it in its own image. In the ensuing hotly contested elections, Alexandre went on to win the Presidency of the French Republic while Marier's Republican faction won more seats in the Imperial Parliament, resulting in an awkward balance of power between Valérists and Republicans. Negotiations ensued for the formation of a coherent government, resulting in the appointment of Christian Marier and the creation of a compromise cabinet representative of the different factions of the Republican Party. From 2807 onward, Premier Christian Marier oversaw the Marier Government, also referred to as the 'Normalcy Government,' which governed the French Empire with a prudent and sometimes schizophrenic, oft-dysfunctional character.

Powers

The Premier of the Empire's formal responsibilities and powers are distinctly inspired by the Prime Ministers of the French systems. As the head of the French government, he is a part-legislative, part-executive officer who is appointed by the Emperor and recognized by the Imperial Parliament. There are no requirements that he should be a sitting member of parliament, though it is thought that he can best fulfill his role if he possesses legislative connections.

The Premier acts as a central coordinator for the different branches, ministries, and officers of the government. He leads the cabinet in the stead of the Emperor, appoints its members, and can create, dissolve, or change the makeup of the cabinet at any time. Depending on the political situation and the strength of the Emperor, the Premier may act as an agent of the Emperor or in his own capacity. As a result, the Premier is seen as a democratic counterbalance to the Emperor's executive power, as the Emperor needs to command a majority in Parliament in order to exercise executive power through the Premier.

List of Premiers
PORTRAIT NAME YEAR AFFILIATION KNOWN FOR
Unknown character Audric Davignon 2803-2804 Conservative Party
Valérists
Conservativism Conservatives
  • First Premier of the Empire
  • Acted as Emperor Alexandre's point-man in the Colonial Congress
  • Coalition-builder
  • Representative from French Andromeda
  • Went on to become the President of French Andromeda

Unknown character Constance Lebel 2804-2806 Movement pour la victoire
Valérists
Liberalism Liberals
  • Representative from the Republic of Galactica
  • Fiercely loyal to Emperor Alexandre
  • Budget wizard, kept the Empire funded during the war

Unknown character Constance Lebel 2806-2807 Movement pour la victoire
Valérists
Liberalism Liberals
  • Second Lebel Govt. incorporated institutions of the French Republic
  • Representative from the Republic of Galactica
  • Creation of the Valérist Party
  • Budget wizard
  • Widely credited with setting France's debt on sustainable path

Christian Marier Christian Marier 2807-2812 Parti Républicain
Les Républicains
Conservativism Conservatives
  • Led the conservative opposition during the Superstate era
  • Won a challenge for party leadership in 2807 against Alexandre
  • Dominated party convention with pro-normalcy motion
  • Transformed the Valérist Party into the Republican Party
  • Was appointed Premier to keep the party from fracturing
  • Did not share Alexandre's views, clashed regularly with him
  • Implemented an agenda which minimized foreign commitments

Unknown character Chapin Cailot 2812 Parti Républicain
Valérists
Liberalism Liberals
  • Metropole conservative
  • Formerly President of the Senate
  • Headed the Marier government for the final year after Marier's defeat
  • Legislative strategist, governed while Alexandre campaigned
  • Premier for six months
  • Republican Party defeated in 2812 general election

Baako Moreau Baako Anan 2813-2818 Union Démocrate
Les Démocrates
Liberalism Liberals
  • Revitalized the Democratic Union
  • Multilateral liberal internationalist of South African origin
  • Charted a slower course on the economy
  • Championed liberal social and economic causes, many fell short
  • Sought to make force unnecessary in international relations
  • Economic crash and recession starting in 2816, bipartisan stimulus unpopular
  • Minimalist foreign policy from 2812-2816, led to crises of 2816
  • Oversaw frenetic reform of French grand strategy, inaugurating period of French maximalism; led to successful policies in 2817 and 2818

Vivienne Montminy Vivienne Montminy 2818 Union Démocrate
Baronistes
Socialism Socialists
  • Corsican liberal with populist appeal, Imperial Senator from Corsica
  • Overthrew Anan as leader of the Democrats at Party Congress
  • Redistributive programs, attempted to solve the economic crisis by compelling rich states to rescue the weaker states
  • Also sought post-scarcity solution to economic suffering
  • Montminy Program became law, deeply divisive and unpopular
  • No coherent foreign policy
  • Premier for six months, defeated in 2818 election

Raymond Duffet Raymond Duffet 2819-Present Parti Républicain
Valérists
Liberalism Social liberals
  • Imperial Senator from French Andromeda
  • Son of French Andromedan farmers from the rural central country
  • Pan-French figure, known for strong will and authenticity
  • Suspended Montminy Program and initiated renegotiation of aid to states in crisis, seeking centralizing reform
  • Strong believer in the responsibility of the government to intervene to make the lives of all French people better
  • "Politics is war by other means," polarizing figure
  • Centralizing tendencies, contemptuous of jurisdictional boundaries within the empire


Political Parties Edit

PARTI RÉPUBLICAIN
governing party of the French Empire
CHAIRMAN
Methena Givry

HIGHEST-RANKING OFFICIAL
Emperor Alexandre I
EXECUTIVE
1/1 Emperor
1/1 Premier of the Empire

NATIONAL EXECUTIVES
1/1 President of France
1/1 President of French Andromeda
0/1 President of Galactica
0/1 Director of Gran Colombia
0/1 Prime Minister of Corsica

CABINET
40/40 Ministers
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
2807 National Assembly Républicain


SENATE
2807 Senate Républicain
2818 MOTIONS

1. Liberalism Onwards to recovery! (Valéristes)
2. Conservativism Grande patrie (Parti Conservateur)
3. Social Democracy National planning (La réforme)
4. Liberalism Dynamic economy (Mignentistes)
5. Liberalism Defense of universal rights (Républicains)

UNION DÉMOCRATE
opposition party of the French Empire
CHAIRMAN
Hardouin Coupart

HIGHEST-RANKING OFFICIAL
President Raoul Savoie of Galactica
EXECUTIVE
0/1 Emperor
0/1 Premier of the Empire

NATIONAL EXECUTIVES
0/1 President of France
0/1 President of French Andromeda
1/1 President of Galactica
1/1 Director of Gran Colombia
1/1 Prime Minister of Corsica

CABINET
0/40 Ministers
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
2807 National Assembly Démocrate


SENATE
2807 Senate Démocrate
2818 MOTIONS

1. Socialism Boundless economy (Baronistes)
2. Liberalism Save France! (Démocrates)
3. Socialism Defense of universal rights (Lepagistes)
4. Pan-Humanism Human solidarity (Transhumanistes)
5. Socialism Fewer troops, not more (Antimilitaristes)


Legislature Edit

The body that possesses constitutional authority over the Empire and its territories is the bicameral Imperial Parliament, modeled after that of the French Republics. This elected body is composed of two bodies, the National Assembly whose representatives are allocated by universal suffrage to the people of each territory based on population, and the Senate, whose representatives are equally distributed and indirectly chosen by colonial governments. While the Imperial Parliament is empowered by the 2806 Constitution to intervene in inter-Imperial affairs, to conduct foreign affairs, to facilitate trade, and so on, significant formal and informal obstacles exist to keep it from infringing upon the sovereignty of its territories.

Judiciary Edit

Finally, an Imperial Judiciary was created by the Constitution of 2806 which serves as the highest court of the nation. Citizens of any French territory may appeal to higher courts in the Empire, whose judges are appointed by different means depending on the court. In every case, a complex web of appointments and offices attempts to maintain the balance of power within the Imperial Judiciary in order to keep any one member state of the French Empire from gaining dominance over French legal canon on the imperial level. The Empire's judiciary is the site of constant and unrelenting battles over the codification of French law over all of the Empire's territories as lawyers and judges attempt to reconcile the customs, traditions, and laws of each territory in a single workable legal tradition which is always in flux.

Government and administration Edit

A brief history

France inherited from the Great Xonexian Schism one of the most terrifyingly efficient and technically competent bureaucracies in the Gigaquadrant. Spurred on by the demands of military competition, colonial statesmen built a meritocratic imperial state from the materials available. It was not easy, as colonial governments attempted to variously influence, co-opt, weaken, or ignore the imperial government in pursuit of their own narrow interests. However, with every passing defeat, resistance to the autonomy and authority of the new imperial government fell away.

The administrative state that emerged had one purpose: to mobilize eleven disparate states and territories in a war for their very survival. That gargantuan task implied the creation of a national army and stellar navy, the issuing of a national currency, the maintenance of a national debt, the acquisition of strategic resources, the administration of war production, the rationing of commodities, the maintenance and protection of hyperlanes, the forging of stable foreign relationships, the encouragement of public support for the war, and so on.

The state that now administers the French Empire was shaped at its creation by wartime planning and coordination. Though the Empire has demobilized and the economy has undergone a massive transfer of ownership wealth into private hands, the civil service continues to operate a government with few parallels in the Gigaquadrant.

How it works

At the imperial level, the implementation of public policy is overwhelmingly carried out by career civil servants. These technically-skilled non-political functionaries, educated at France's best universities and hired only after thorough examination, are protected from excessive political interference by strict rules governing how they are to staff and operate bureaucracies under the supervision of political appointees.

The vast majority of the tasks carried out by the Imperial Government are coordinative and supportive, managing issues that transcend any single member of the Empire while leaving many of the tasks of modern administration to the imperial members themselves. This is why, despite the technical competence, activism, and capacity of the imperial government, the quality of governance varies so widely in the French Empire.

Though the vast majority of governance occurs at lower levels, it is to the imperial government that French citizens look to. Conscious of this, the imperial government under Premier Baako Anan created the Ministry of Public Administration (MPA), an agency dedicated to streamlining the quality of and accessibility to public services. In 2814, the MPA launched a digital platform available on the holonet to every citizen of the Empire, a one-stop-portal capable of connecting the citizen with public services at every level.


THE IMPERIAL GOVERNMENT
REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT ASSEMBLED 2819


OFFICE OF THE EMPEROR
Alexandre I (R)
OFFICE OF THE PREMIER
Raymond Duffet (R)


Liberalism
RUN BY A LIBERAL

Social Democracy
RUN BY A SOCIAL LIBERAL

Conservativism
RUN BY A CONSERVATIVE

Socialism
RUN BY A SOCIALIST
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
Liberalism Charlotte Fournier (R)
MINISTRY OF NATIONAL EDUCATION
Social Democracy Faustin Lang (R)
MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEFENSE
Conservativism Franc de Guise

MINISTRY OF CULTURE
Liberalism Fiacre Brunelle (R)
MINISTRY OF LABOR
Social Democracy Mason Champagne (R)
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Conservativism Calandre Leblanc (R)
MINISTRY OF JUSTICE
Liberalism Merlin Beaulieu (R)
MINISTRY OF SAPIENT RIGHTS
Social Democracy Patience Baril (R)
MINISTRY OF ENERGY
Conservativism Franck D'Aubigné (R)
MINISTRY OF CONSERVATION
Liberalism Burkett Beauchamp (R)
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
Social Democracy Lundy Hervé (R)
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE
Conservativism Sidney Cousteau (R)
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Liberalism Gabriel Laprise (R)
MINISTRY OF SPATIAL COHESION
Social Democracy Gaspar Roy (R)
MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Liberalism Fayme Desruisseaux (R)
MINISTRY OF NATIONAL STATISTICS
Social Democracy Claire Clavet (R)
MINISTRY OF THE TERRITORY
Liberalism Xavier Patel (R)
MINISTRY OF THE NATIONAL BUDGET
Liberalism Fayme Lamothe (R)

Military Edit

Overview Edit

Pax Franconica

France's supercarrier fleet enables it to deploy considerable military power to any of the Gigaquadrant's galaxies.

As one of the Gigaquadrant's hyperpowers, the French Empire maintains the potential for sizable military projection to each of the Gigaquadrant's galaxies. With its vast resources, the Grand Navy of the Empire employs a command of space doctrine which is tooled towards the maintaining of total naval control over enormous tracts of non-territorial space within a region of conflict. By securing naval dominance over the spaces between territories, spanning hundreds of thousands of lightyears, the Navy allows French and allied fleets and convoys to operate without restriction, whereas opponents are forced to stay in port to avoid destruction. It also enables the free use of offensive operations against an opposing territory at great distance, whether through airpower, hyperspatial bombardment, or invasion. The French Navy therefore employs ships which have a smaller profile on average, are tooled to fight and operate over great distances, and places a great emphasis on the ability of strike craft carriers to bring force to bear over tens of thousands of lightyears.

Thanks to its fleet of five intergalactic supercarriers, two of which are in active service, the Grand Navy of the Empire can be organized into two supercarrier battlegroups with the ability to project power to other galaxies and clusters without the need for extensive supply lines. Its four remaining supercarriers are mothballed in secure locations, ready to be brought out in response to escalations in French military deployments.

Battlestar Uriel

Strike craft carriers loom large over French tactical doctrine. The Grand Navy's battle-carriers, or "battlestars," are its largest and hardest-hitting combat ships. Eschewing traditional battleship doctrine in favor of the versatility and reach of carriers, all French ships serve in support of these muti-decked giants which deliver devastating blows from hundreds of lightyears away.

The Grand Navy of the Empire consists the Empire's armed forces, bringing together into a structured chain of command naval, army, strike, and deterrence components. The Navy answers first to the Grand Marshal of the Empire, a title currently held by the Emperor, Alexande I, and second to the Imperial Parliament which appoints him. French naval doctrine on strategic and tactical levels places great emphasis on hyperspatial warfare––the waging of war over great distance in hyperspace––and on expeditionary warfare.
French strike force

Learning from the lessons of the Great Xonexian Schism, the French Navy is designed primarily for the waging of hyperspatial warfare over dizzying distances thanks to ever-improving hyperspatial missiles and other weaponry.

Strike craft carriers loom large over French tactical thinking and can be found at the heart of French deployments, whether in the form of light support carriers or massive two-kilometer long battle-carriers, also termed "battlestars," bringing to bear fleets of thousands of angelfire-carrying strike craft as well as more conventional assets for planetary combat. All other French combat ships have tended to shrink in size over time and act in support of French carrier groups either in escort, screening, artillery, or missile combat roles to meet the demands of hyperspatial warfare.


Recent history

The Grand Navy has changed and adapted in response to changes in the French Empire's political and strategic situation over the two decades since the Great Xonexian Schism. With no major rivals to face and a public eager to enjoy the dividends of peace, the enormous wartime Grand Navy was cut down to a small peacetime force of professional soldiers aided by some of the best military technology in the Gigaquadrant. The Navy's capital fleet was similarly cut down, though maintained a sizable enough force to balance against potential rivals in the four corners of the universe. From 2807 to 2816, the awaited challenges to French power failed to materialize, leading to further cuts in defense spending and the adoption of a relaxed defense posture. As a cost-saving measure for non-deployed troops, personnel were often allowed to return home and hold day jobs while receiving half of their military salary, large scale military exercises were rarely held, and many types of military investment and development ceased. Small-scale crises such as the Commonwealth Civil War and Borealum Crisis in 2810, the Hutter Incursion Conflict in 2812, among others, seemed to validate this minimalist military practice. Precise uses small naval and air forces in concert with French allies were more than sufficient to keep the peace and maintain French interests during that time.

However, in 2816, the French Empire was blindsided by a series of military and political events which shook confidence in France's security. A crisis in Mirus resulted in a humiliating display of military incompetence. In the Quadrants, Rambo Nation adopted a hostile posture towards France and its allies in the wake of attempts to resolve the Gorge Crisis. Public opinion on military funding and security issues reversed overnight. The Baako government was accused of complacency and minimalism and was strongly pressured to take stronger and more decisive stances abroad. The French military was revived as an extroverted tool of power and received its first funding increases since 2807. Cost-saving policies were immediately reversed and a great flurry of activity attempted to shake the atrophy of ten years of budget strangulation. In 2817, the Grand Navy held its first major operations on a grand scale since the end of the Schism, deploying to the Mirus Galaxy for exercises which would last six months. The exercises served as a stress-test for the ability of its various components to operate as a cohesive fighting force, and provided training for a new generation of French servicemen who had not seen a major war.

The Grand Navy would steadily expand, reorganize, and reform in preparation to face new military and political rivals in the 2820's and 2830's.

Strategic forces Edit

Aside from conventional military power, France has also been developing a flexible arsenal of strategic weapons of varying degrees of lethality, precision, and impact. With public tolerance for military investment and casualties on the decline in the early 2810's, military experts pointed to doctrines of strategic deterrence to fill the gaps left by deficits in conventional military resources and the willingness to develop and use them. As explained in the 2810 White Paper on Defence and National Security, this pivot was to be executed through reforms in existing French airpower and hyperspatial weapons of mass destruction.

The 2810 White Paper posited that "it [the reforms of France's strategic arsenal] will be conducted with an eye on future expansions, ensuring that the arsenal can be quickly and seamlessly augmented in response to changing political and military conditions." With the drastic increases in military spending starting in 2816, various factions formed within the French military establishment which disagreed on how that spending should be allocated. Each faction possessed a particular vision of French military doctrine and sought to shape it in that image. A significant group of theorists and military leaders—a great many of them operating in the Quadrants—saw an expansion in offensive strategic forces as the answer to France's security problems and successfully lobbied for great expansions and further developments in France's strategic arsenal.

The primary aim of the Grand Navy's strategic arsenal is deterrence, the maintenance of a set of tools capable of instant and proportional retaliation against an attack on French soil, interests, or allies in the hope of dissuading an adversary from carrying out such an attack.

Airpower
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French Super Mirage 8M bombers on the attack during the Second Battle of Demgorgon Prime in 2802.

Previous incarnations of French strike doctrine from the 2770's to the 2800's focused heavily on the tactical role of airpower, the ability of strike craft to support combat troops and ships on the battlefield. The design of the Super Mirage 3 – France's primary bomber during that period – clearly reflected this orientation towards tactical bombing. The Super Mirage was relatively small, agile, fast, short-ranged, and versatile hyperspatial strike craft capable of carrying light payloads, suited to the demands of battlefield bombing but not the hefty payloads and long distances involved in attacking logistics or industry far behind enemy lines. It was still occasionally used for that purpose – especially during the final year of the Great Xonexian Schism – but there was never a great emphasis on it. Similarly, France's air-to-air fighters, epitomized in the Mirage Roi and Torrent, were meant primarily to assert aerial superiority within a battlespace and only secondarily over a broad strategic theatre.
BS-101

With a range of 25,000 light years, France's new line of strategic bombers is meant to target military, industrial, and logistical facilities deep within enemy territory. Across several variants, it is capable of delivering conventional bombs, kinetic rods, hyperspatial missiles, and weapons of mass destruction.

This began to change with the 2810 military reforms, when French airpower doctrine experienced a serious overhaul. Whereas previously fighter and bomber wings were only embedded within pre-existing naval and army corps, dedicated aerial corps and regional air commands were created to coordinate air forces in operations over large areas and enable dedicated strategic bombing campaigns. In terms of equipment, the BS-100C5, BS-100AF1C branches of Super Mirages were split into variants with divergent upgrade schedules to gradually tool them to strategic or tactical roles. A new dedicated strategic bomber project – under consideration since 2808 – was accelerated, and the resulting BS-101 dedicated strategic bomber entered production in late 2810, having attained a range of 25,000 light years in testing. Finally, the C-12 Super Torrent was revived and many were returned to service to act as long-range escort fighters to the BS-101.

The result of these reforms was a significant evolution in French airpower and the gradual buildup of a strategic strike craft fleet meant to deliver conventional bombs, kinetic rods, hyperspatial missiles, and weapons of mass destruction to distant targets. In a time of tight military budgets and meek public support for military investment, this strike craft fleet is intended to give French policymakers in the future flexible retaliatory and pre-emptive options which do not involve deploying combat troops.

Order of Battle Edit

LEGEND
SYMBOL NAME GRAND NAVY EMPIRE TOTAL
FIS Corps d'Armee
Army Corps
7
16
Army corps compose the units tooled to fight in territorial space, suited to planetary, orbital, interplanetary, and intersolar warfare. French army formations are smaller than average, relying on force multipliers, specialized units, and excellent command, control, and logistics to punch above their weight.
FIS Marine Corps
Marine Corps
2
0
Marine corps are elite formations with training, equipment, and tactics suited to strategic mobility and attacking territories from open space. Can strategically reposition without the help of transport corps.
FIS Marine Army
Marine Army
0
5
Marine armies are small independently-operating planetary army units with great strategic mobility, suited for colonial and low-intensity warfare.
FIS National Guard
National Guard
0
12
National Guard Corps are reservist units organized within the civilian population of a territory. Can be mobilized in times of need.
FIS line corps
Naval Corps
10
14
Naval Corps are the essence of French naval power, fielding powerful battle formations meant to engage other great power navies in open space. These Corps are larger than the average naval unit and field a disproportionate number of battle carriers.
FIS Power Projection Fleet
Light Naval Corps
6
11
These lighter naval formations act as the workhorse of the Grand Navy, patrolling trade routes, enforcing blockades, and projecting power. Mainly composed of cruisers, light carriers, and destroyers.
FIS Air Command
Air Command
12
17
Air commands bring together the air superiority and naval strike assets of a given region, and vary in size depending on the airpower assigned.
FIS Strategic Strike Corps
Strategic Strike Corps
4
6
Strategic Strike Corps operate and command the strategic bomber, cruise missile, and WMD assets of a region and vary in size.
FIS void corps
Void Hunter Corps
3
5
Void Hunter Corps operate, supply, and command the void hunters of a region.
FIS Supercarrier
Supercarrier
5
5
Supercarriers are enormous logistics craft which enable the independent operation of entire formations on the strategic scale.
FIS Transport Corps
Transport Corps
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Transport corps provide the logistics and transports necessary for the redeployment of army, strike, air, and void corps on the strategic scale.
FIS Logistic Corps
Logistics Corps
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Logistics corps tether units engaged in operations to a center of supply on the strategic scale.
FIS Fortified Planet
Fortified Planet
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A planetary fortress is a planet with facilities which enable it to endure a siege, such as a planetary shield, fortified bases, supply reserves, etc.
FIS Military Station
Military Station
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A military station acts as a military outpost in space, though is easily attacked and destroyed by modern hyperspatial weaponry.
It is possible to hover over individual symbols to see what they represent.


FIS Marshal Xonexi Unified Command (XCOM)
Marshal Quincy Paré - Paris

FIS Six stars Métropole
Grand Navy of the Empire black FIS Corps d'Armee FIS Corps d'Armee FIS Corps d'Armee FIS Air Command FIS Air Command FIS Strategic Strike Corps FIS Transport Corps FIS Transport Corps FIS Supercarrier
Blank Space FIS Supercarrier FIS Supercarrier
Flag of France FIS Corps d'Armee FIS Air Command
FIS Capital Fleet Grand Fleet of the Milky Way
Grand Navy of the Empire black FIS line corps FIS line corps FIS line corps FIS line corps FIS line corps FIS line corps FIS line corps FIS Power Projection Fleet FIS void corps
Blank Space FIS Logistic Corps FIS Logistic Corps
FIS Naval Guard Milky Way East Naval Guard
Flag of France FIS Power Projection Fleet
FIS Expeditionary force Force de Réaction Rapide (FRR) READY STATIONED ON PARIS
Grand Navy of the Empire black FIS Marine Corps FIS Marine Corps FIS Air Command
FIS Six stars Katar
Grand Navy of the Empire black FIS Air Command FIS Strategic Strike Corps FIS void corps FIS Military Station FIS Fortified Planet
Flag of the Confederation of Lower Katar FIS Corps d'Armee FIS Air Command
FIS Six stars Commonwealth Home Command (Andromeda)
Flag of the Commonwealth of French Andromeda FIS Corps d'Armee FIS Corps d'Armee FIS Air Command FIS void corps FIS Transport Corps
FIS Expeditionary force Task Force 1 DEPLOYED PEACEKEEPING IN EXTERIORIS
Flag of the Commonwealth of French Andromeda FIS Corps d'Armee FIS Marine Army FIS Power Projection Fleet FIS Air Command FIS Transport Corps
FIS Capital Fleet Grand Colonial Fleet (Andromeda)
Flag of the Commonwealth of French Andromeda FIS line corps FIS line corps
FIS Naval Guard Intergalactic Route A (Milky Way <=> Andromeda)
Grand Navy of the Empire black FIS Power Projection Fleet
Flag of the Commonwealth of French Andromeda FIS Power Projection Fleet FIS Logistic Corps
FIS Six stars Bourdelles-de-Bunsen
French Bunsen Colonies FIS National Guard


FIS Marshal Intercluster Route Command (INTRCOM)
Grand Admiral Faustin Allain - Paris

FIS Naval Guard Intercluster Route M (Milky Way <=> Mirus)
Grand Navy of the Empire black FIS Power Projection Fleet FIS Logistic Corps
FIS Naval Guard Intergalactic Route B (Mirus <=> Borealis)
Grand Navy of the Empire black FIS Power Projection Fleet FIS Logistic Corps


FIS Marshal Quadrantia Command (QUADCOM)
Marshal Auguste Kent - Galactica

FIS Capital Fleet Quadrantian Fleet (FQ)
Flag of the Republic of Galactica FIS line corps FIS Power Projection Fleet FIS Marine Army FIS Marine Army FIS Logistic Corps
FIS Six stars Galactican Territorial Command
Flag of the Republic of Galactica FIS Corps d&#039;Armee FIS Corps d&#039;Armee FIS Air Command FIS Military Station FIS Military Station FIS Military Station FIS Military Station FIS Military Station FIS Military Station
Blank Space FIS Military Station FIS Fortified Planet
FIS special strategic group Galactican Special Strategic Command
Grand Navy of the Empire black FIS Strategic Strike Corps FIS Strategic Strike Corps
Flag of the Republic of Galactica FIS void corps FIS Air Command FIS Strategic Strike Corps FIS Strategic Strike Corps
FIS Six stars Gran Colombia Home Guard
Roreinia Quadrants Tricolour-3 FIS Corps d&#039;Armee FIS National Guard FIS National Guard FIS Air Command
FIS Six stars Quadrantian Route Command
Flag of the Republic of Galactica FIS Power Projection Fleet FIS Logistic Corps FIS Military Station FIS Military Station FIS Military Station


FIS Marshal Mirus Command (MIRCOM)
Marshal Franc de Guise - Teindas

FIS Capital Fleet Godrine Capital Fleet
Grand Navy of the Empire black FIS line corps FIS line corps
FIS Capital Fleet Baako Capital Fleet
Grand Navy of the Empire black FIS line corps FIS void corps FIS Logistic Corps
Flag of the Commonwealth of French Andromeda FIS line corps
FIS Naval Guard Mirusian Naval Guard
Grand Navy of the Empire black FIS Power Projection Fleet
FIS Six stars Godrine-Bélances
Grand Navy of the Empire black FIS Corps d&#039;Armee FIS Corps d&#039;Armee FIS Air Command FIS Air Command FIS Transport Corps FIS Transport Corps FIS Military Station FIS Military Station FIS Military Station
Blank Space FIS Military Station FIS Military Station FIS Fortified Planet
French Mirus Colonies FIS Corps d&#039;Armee FIS National Guard
French Mirus Colonies FIS National Guard
FIS Six stars Baako-Thanates
Grand Navy of the Empire black FIS Air Command FIS Military Station FIS Military Station FIS Fortified Planet
French Mirus Colonies FIS National Guard
French Mirus Colonies FIS National Guard
FIS Six stars Frashoereti
Grand Navy of the Empire black FIS Air Command FIS Military Station FIS Military Station
French Mirus Colonies FIS National Guard
FIS Six stars Menento
Grand Navy of the Empire black FIS Corps d&#039;Armee FIS Air Command FIS Logistic Corps FIS Fortified Planet


FIS Marshal Borealis Command (BORCOM)
Marshal Guillaume Gamelin - Catelet

FIS Six stars Borealis East
Grand Navy of the Empire black FIS Air Command
Flag of the Grand Commonwealth of Borealis (2806) FIS Corps d&#039;Armee FIS National Guard FIS National Guard FIS Power Projection Fleet FIS Fortified Planet
FIS Six stars Borealis West
Flag of Outer Ottzello Trading Company FIS National Guard FIS Power Projection Fleet FIS Marine Army FIS Marine Army FIS Fortified Planet
FIS Six stars Ottzello
Grand Navy of the Empire black FIS Power Projection Fleet FIS Corps d&#039;Armee FIS Air Command FIS Logistic Corps
Flag of Alexandrie-Sur-Ozelle FIS National Guard FIS Air Command


FIS Marshal Strategic Deployment Command (STRAT-COM)
Marshal Guy Lachapelle - Paris

FIS Supercarrier Battlegroup La Nation Supercarrier Battle GroupRESERVE STATIONED IN THE MILKY WAY
Grand Admiral Marie Allain
Grand Navy of the Empire black FIS Supercarrier
FIS Supercarrier Battlegroup Maxime Supercarrier Battle GroupRESERVE STATIONED IN THE MILKY WAY
Grand Admiral Bruno Bonsaint
Grand Navy of the Empire black FIS Supercarrier



Readiness Edit

Grand Navy of the Empire black

STRATEGIC READINESS
DEMILITARIZED
total mobilization time: 1-2 years
PEACETIME RESERVES
total mobilization time: 6 months
PROFESSIONAL FORCES
total mobilization time: 6 months
MILITARIZATION
total mobilization time: 1 month
PARTIAL MOBILIZATION
total mobilization time: 2 weeks
TOTAL MOBILIZATION
total mobilization time: MOBILIZED


RECRUITMENT
DEMILITARIZED
recruitable population: 34.2 tril.
VOLUNTARY
recruitable population: 51.3 tril.
RESERVIST SERVICE
recruitable population: 68.4 tril.
MANDATORY SERVICE
recruitable population: 85.5 tril.
CONSCRIPTION
recruitable population: 342.1 tril.
ALL ADULTS SERVE
recruitable population: 684.3 tril.


MILITARY INDUSTRY
CONSUMER ECONOMY
FOREIGN ACQUISITIONS
PRIVATE PRODUCTION
MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
ECONOMIC MOBILIZATION
WAR ECONOMY


POWER PROJECTION
NO MONOPOLY ON FORCE
SOVEREIGN BORDERS
REGIONAL
GALACTIC
CLUSTER
GIGAQUADRANT


WAR TOLERANCE
NO ENTANGLEMENTS
HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION
PEACEKEEPING
MILITARY INTERVENTION
LIMITED WAR
TOTAL WAR

Territory Edit

As a result of the empire's complex history, astrography, and diversity, territorial entities have very different relationships with the imperial administration. Some, like the Commonwealth of French Andromeda, are endowed with sweeping sovereignty and act more like independent states than colonies. Others, like the administrations of various territories in French Mirus, are appointed and regulated by the Imperial Parliament. The constitution of the French Empire makes further distinctions between territories to which the Constitution and the principles of French law applies, and to those that are exempted from it. From these differences, four categories of territories emerge: States, Extragalactic territories, Free Cities, and Charter territories.

Member States Edit

Flag Name Population Government type Demographics GDP Importance
Flag of France French Republic 1.22 quadrillion Semi-Presidential Republic
67% French 
38% Flag of France Metropolitan
26% Flag of France Outre-French
3% Flag of Conservative France Central French
33% Other 
18% Europeflag Continental
11% Flag of South Africa Afrikaner
3% Other</small>

₣117.36 quintillion Core
Flag of the Commonwealth of French Andromeda Commonwealth of French Andromeda 676.85 trillion Presidential Republic
81% French 
25% Flag of the Commonwealth of French Andromeda Roussignard
24% Flag of the Commonwealth of French Andromeda Cosmopolite
21% Flag of the Commonwealth of French Andromeda Norsian
11%Flag of the Commonwealth of French Andromeda Lassien

19% Other

₣67.66 quintillion Core
Flag of the Republic of Galactica Republic of Galactica 115.52 trillion Plutocratic Republic 91% French
9% Other
₣15.78 quintillion Hub
Flag of Corsica Corsican Republic 113.7 trillion Republic 87% Corsican
13% Other
₣10.8 quintillion Hub
Roreinia Quadrants Tricolour-3 Gran Colombia 17.05 trillion Rayenist Republic 99% Roreinian
1% Other
₣440 quadrillion Periphery
Flag of the Confederation of Lower Katar Confederation of Lower Katar 27.65 trillion Republic 100% Other ₣811.2 quad. Periphery


Extragalactic territories Edit

Flag Name Population Government type Demographics GDP Importance
French Mirus Colonies French Godrine 427.87 trillion Indirect Colonial Administration 100% French ₣45.85 quintillion Hub
French Mirus Colonies French Bélances 91.68 trillion Direct Colonial Administration 98% French
2% Algolurn
₣9.8 quintillion Periphery
French Mirus Colonies French Baako 30.56 trillion Direct Colonial Administration 100% French ₣3.2 quintillion Periphery
French Mirus Colonies French Thanates 30.5 trillion Direct Colonial Administration 100% French ₣3.2 quintillion Periphery
French Mirus Colonies French Frashoereti 24.44 trillion Direct Colonial Administration 96% French
4% Algolurn
₣2.6 quintillion Periphery
French Bunsen Colonies French Bunsen 14.07 trillion Indirect Colonial Administration 68% French
32% French Cutheran
₣38.2 quad. Periphery
French Mirus Colonies French Menento 6.11 trillion Direct Colonial Administration 51% Dragowar
31% Zarbanian, 18% French
₣655.2 quad. Periphery


Free Cities of the Empire Edit

Flag Name Population Government type Demographics GDP Importance
Flag of Montabert Montabert 2.5 trillion Plutocratic Republic 54% French
32% Borderlander
12% Drodo
Hub
Flag of Cescivei Cescivei 2.4 trillion Borderlander Republic 81% Borderlander
14% Drodo
5% French
Hub
Flag of Tuvisci Tuvisci 2.3 trillion Borderlander Republic 75% Borderlander
17% Drodo
8% French
Hub
Flag of Catelet Catelet 23.6 mil. Corporate Republic 92% French
8% Other
₣25.6 trillion Hub
Flag of Meuilley Meuilley 7.3 million Borderlander Republic 99% Borderlander
1% Other
₣5 trillion Hub
Flag of the First City 2806 First City 3.7 million Plutocratic Republic 100% French ₣9.8 quadrillion Hub

Economy Edit

The government of the French Empire oversees a complex economic system spanning many galaxies and political jurisdictions. The Empire's primary economic strategy is capitalistic, placing much of the responsibility for producing economic goods in the hands of private property. As such, most of the wealth of the French Empire is privately owned and taxed by a strong administrative state. Welfare and redistribution occurs primarily at the level of individual states and territories.

Currency and monetary policy

The Empire's currency is the French Franc, which is managed by the Bank of France and its subsidiaries, a private conglomerate of financial institution run by a meritocratic hierarchy of France's best economists, financiers, and bankers with little interference from the government. Through a variety of instruments, the Bank of France is able to affect the supply of money in the economy and the value of the Franc in the foreign exchange market. It is the policy of the Bank of France to increase the supply and availability of money during recessions and to gently reduce it during economic booms.

The official currency of all of the territories under the jurisdiction of the Constitution of 2806 must use the Franc, a fact which was controversial among economists for some time. Proponents of monetary integration stressed the need for a common currency to bind the Empire together, facilitate and simplify exchanges, and ensure uniform quality across the Empire. The core issue was the sheer number and diversity of the Empire's disparate markets. As different parts of the Empire developed, it was thought that they would need different monetary policies to suit their needs and circumstances, and that a one-size-fits-all policy for all of the Francophone world would cause severe macroeconomic problems down the road.

These fears were realized during the French Recession of 2816-2819, when the Bank of France was forced to implement a monetary policy which split the difference between the strong and stable economies in France's core, and the weak and abandoned economies of the periphery. The result was a policy that suited neither and which many believe lengthened the recession and contributed to greater economic instability.

Indicators

Economy of the
FRENCH EMPIRE
2825


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BASICS
GDP
₣541 sextillion
GROWTH RATE
4.81%
INEQUALITY
High
ATTITUDE
Dynamic

POLICY
TRADE
Free
ECONOMY
Liberalized socialist
GOV. INTERVENTION
Corrective
CENTRAL BANK
Bank of France (private)
SIZE OF GOV.
Growing (imperial), Extensive (state)
TAX BURDEN
Medium
IMMIGRATION
Open
SAFETY NET
Excessive

DEBT
DEBT
₣312 sextillion
CREDIT RATING
AAA
DEBT/GDP RATIO
55% of GDP
BUDGET DEFICIT
8% of GDP

Foreign affairs Edit

Key relationships Edit

Alliance

Tybusen Intergalactic Allied Federation


Critical ally and partner since 2796 · Member of the Alcanti Triad · Ideological and cultural similarities · Similar international goals · Key trading partner

TIAF Flag

Binding alliance

Drodo Empire


Alliance since 2801 · Defensive pact since 2818 · Trust · Like-minded internationalist · Cultural affinity · Key regional partner · Colonial ties since 2797

Drodo Empire Flag

Binding alliance

Farengeto Trade Coalition


Alliance since 2801 · Strategic partnership in Scutum-Crux · Trust · Similar goals and interests · Ideological similarities · Key regional partner

FTC Symbol

Alliance

Pan-Andromedan Ecumene


Critical ally and partner since 2785 · Member since 2803 · Highlord status since 2809 · Member of the Alcanti Triad · Legitimate government of Andromeda

Andromedan Seal

Binding alliance

Delpha Coalition of Planets


Binding alliance since 2806 · Shared guardianship over Milky Way · Great ideological dissimilarities · Agreement on norms and restraints · Previously at war

AltDCPInsignia

Binding alliance

Eldarisian Empire


Binding alliance since 2801 · Trust between monarchs · Key partner in Mirus · Great ideological dissimilarities · Controversial · Problematic alliance

Eldarisian Flag

Alliance

Union Republic of Ottzello


Regional partner · Democratic regime change · Rivalry from 2804 to 2811 · Recognized return of seized territories · Ideological similarities

UROFlag


Binding alliance

Waptoria Alliance of Species


Alliance since 2818 · Key partner in Mirus · Ideological similarities · Compatible goals · Trustworthy · Previously at war

WaptoriaFlag

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Greater Hal'Sk Empire


Alliance since 2774 · Marriage between monarchs · Problematic alliance · Controversial due to domestic situation · Deteriorating relations

Flag of Hal&#039;Sk

Binding alliance

Rambo Nation


Binding defensive alliance against the Hutters · Peace agreement is holding · Previously engaged in military rivalry · Détente

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Alliances and commitments Edit

Binding military alliances
states with whom we have an active mutual defense agreement

Binding alliance Drodo Empire
Binding alliance Farengeto Trade Coalition
Binding alliance Waptoria Alliance of Species
Binding alliance Talven Empire
Binding alliance Rambo Nation
Binding alliance ~ Eldarisian Empire
Binding alliance ! Hutter Kingdom

Galactic partnerships
states with whom we cooperate to govern galaxies
Binding alliance Delpha Coalition of Planets
Alliance Pan-Andromedan Ecumene
Binding alliance Waptoria Alliance of Species
Binding alliance Zarbania Powers
Binding alliance ~ Eldarisian Empire
Binding alliance ~ Mirusian Theocratic Congregation
Binding alliance ~ Consulate of Praxis
Binding alliance ~ Mendel Pact

Guaranteeing independence
states which we have unilaterally committed to defend if attacked

Partners
non-military allied states with whom we work closely

Guarantee Milky Way Cooperative
Guarantee Drodo Empire
Guarantee Farengeto Trade Coalition
Guarantee Raptoranean Matriarchy
Guarantee America
Guarantee Southern Africanus Dominion
Guarantee New Britannic Commonwealth
Guarantee Kindred Coalition
Guarantee Siranian Andromeda
Guarantee Algolurn Popular Republic
Guarantee Fjord League
Guarantee Draconid Tholfame 20-23
Guarantee TIAF Jora and Delpha Province
Guarantee ~ Stellar Union

Guarantee ~ Allied Terran Republic
Guarantee ~ Republic of Ludicius
Guarantee ~ Stekeveel Commune
Guarantee ~ Republic of Carteia
Guarantee ~ State of Illron
Guarantee ~ Osspin
Guarantee ~ Republic of Vesus
Guarantee ~ Republic of Magador
Guarantee ~ Union of Eldicus
Guarantee ~ Dapor
Guarantee ~ Republic of Savona
Guarantee ~ Republica Plazitaen
Guarantee ! Federation of Roreinia
Guarantee Greater Hal'Sk Empire

Alliance Tybusen Intergalactic Allied Federation
Alliance Pan-Andromedan Ecumene
Alliance Delpha Coalition of Planets
Alliance Kicathian Republic
Alliance Milky Way Cooperative
Alliance South Africa
Alliance Mithadorn Republic
Alliance Union Republic of Ottzello
Alliance ~ Consulate of Praxis
Alliance ~ Central African States
Alliance ~ East African Alliance

Guaranteed by
states who have unilaterally committed to defending us if we are attacked
None

Concerns and rivalries Edit

Concerned by
states which might prove problematic to French interests in the near future
Binding alliance Talven Empire
Alliance Kicathian Republic
Alliance Mithadorn Republic
Alliance ~ Mendel Pact
Binding alliance ! Hutter Kingdom
Blank Space?Blank Space ! Grand Teyan Empire
Blank Space?Blank Space ! Federation of Roreinia
Blank Space?Blank Space Greater Hal'Sk Empire

Threatened by
states which could cause real harm now due to the presence of capabilities and intent
None

Economic rivals
economies which we must at least keep pace with to maintain our position
Alliance Delpha Coalition of Planets
Alliance Pan-Andromedan Ecumene

Active military rivalries
states which are directly challenging us in military competition

None