The Expanse: Factions


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United Nations (en)

Nations Unies (fr)
联合国 (zh-cn)

Governmental information

Type: Representative democracy, Constitutional republic
Head of state: Secretary-General
Executive Branch:United Nations Security Council

  • Secretary-General Esteban Sorrento-Gillis
  • Under Secretary Sadavir Errinwright
  • Deputy Undersecretary Chrisjen Avasarala

Legislative Branch: United Nations General Assembly
Judicial Branch: Court of Justice
Military Branch:  United Nations Armed Forces:
United Nations Navy
United Nations Marine Corps

Geographic and societal information

Capital: New York City
Largest city: New York City
Population: ca. 31,000,000,000 (pre-16 XTE)
ca. 15,000,000,000 (18 XTE-present)
Official language(s): English, French, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic,
Russian
Other languages: Portuguese, Italian and others…
Official religions: None
(Diverse Heterogenous Collective: Atheist, Monotheistic, Polytheistic, Spiritual Non-theistic & Multi-religious)

Economical information

GDP: Trillions of UN$ (pre-16 XTE)
Unknown (16 XTE – present)
Currency: UN Dollar (UN$)

Historical information

Formation: 1945 – Formed as an international organizations after WWII
Reorganized: 21st-22nd century – All nations cede their sovereignties to the UN, effectively rendering the organization the unified government of all of humanity until Mars’ independence is granted.


Mars Flag
MCR Seal

Martian Congressional Republic (en)

République Congressionale Martienne (fr)

Governmental information

Type: Representative democracy, Authoritarian congressional republic
Head of state: Prime Minister Nathan Smith (former)
Prime Minister Emily Richards
Executive Branch: Martian Cabinet
Legislative Branch: Martian Congress
Judicial Branch: Martian Court
Military Branch:  Martian Armed Forces:
P. Korshunov, Minister of Defense
J. Peñano, Admiral Martian Congressional Republic Navy  & Martian Marine Corps

Geographic and societal information

Capital: Londres Nova
Largest city: Londres Nova
Population: ca. 9,000,000,000
Official language(s): English (unofficial/unspecified)

Economical information

GDP: Trillions of MCR$
GDP per capita: 111.11 MCR$ (minimum estimate)
Currency: Martian Dollar (MCR$)

Historical information

Formation: Late 22nd – early 23rd century: Independence from the United Nations granted in exchange for access to the Epstein drive


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Outer Planets Alliance (OPA) (en)

Governmental information

Type: Loose alliance, considered terroristic organisation by the solar nations
Head of state: Fred Johnson †
Military Branch:  none

Geographic and societal information

Capital: Ceres
Largest city: Ceres
Population: 6,000,000 (Ceres), 50,000,000 – 100,000,000 (total)
Official language(s): Belter Creole, English
Official religions: None, (Diverse Heterogenous Collective: Atheist, Monotheistic, Polytheistic, Spiritual Non-theistic & Multi-religious)

Economical information

Currency: CNY (Ceres New Yen), UN$, MCR$

Historical information

Formation: 22nd – 23rd century