United Planetary Federation
The United Planetary Federation is a bizarre blend of cultures, races and lifestyles. Considering the diversity of the members, it is remarkable that the United Planets get along as well as they do. Despite the rough confederacy brought about by the First Sathar War, there is much dissension and disagreement among the members of the UPF regarding galactic policy.
The UPF is not an empire in any sense of the word. Matters of internal government are left to the member planets. The UPF does collect taxes for the maintenance of the Star Law Rangers and the Space Fleet, but the United Planets are concerned only with the defense of the Frontier.
Planetary governments and large [[mega-corp]]orations make most of the day to day policy decisions on the various planets of the Frontier. The organization of several of these institutions is explained below, as well as a brief description of the interaction between the Four Races and the sathar.