CONFEDERATION, JARNIAN CONFEDERATION: A loose confederation of Human-occupied planets. It’s closer to the United Nations than to a country, with much stronger powers than that body with regard to peacekeeping between planets, but can only advise on the internal affairs of any given system. Confederation law applies to R’il’noids and affairs between planetary systems; planetary law applies to individual Humans. Thus, for instance, the Confederation has no power to regulate slavery, even on Central, beyond controlling the maximum in R’il’nian genes allowed in a slave. The Confederation is ruled by the R’il’nai with help from the R’il’noids; planetary systems are ruled by Humans.

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