Liberty Republic

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House Liberty
Republic of Liberty
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Capital Planet Manhattan,
New York System
Official languages English
Government Constitutional Federal Republic
- Leader   President James Powell
Founded 1 A.S.
Controlled space

Core Systems

Other Territory

Occupied systems

Affiliated organisations

Liberty or the Republic of Liberty is the title of one of the four original houses in Sirius. Liberty occupies the central systems of the core worlds, giving it the position of the commercial hotspot of Sirius - a position which the house knows how to exploit. The Liberty Navy is known for frequently patrolling independent systems connected to it's sovereign territory.

History

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Escape from Sol

In the tumult of the Exodus, The Liberty launched before the other great sleeper ships. Colonists whisper, even today, that the launch date may have been intentionally moved forward against the explicit wishes of the Great Planners. Early launch would have guaranteed the Liberty free access to the worlds of the Sirius Sector before the other sleeper ships arrived, but all proof of such a betrayal of trust was lost along with Earth. Even if the Liberty did launch early, there is little that can be done about it now...but there remains a lingering feeling of resentment among the other houses: a vague feeling that, somehow, Liberty does not entirely deserve the position of superiority it enjoys eight centuries later.

Arrival in Sirius

When the Liberty first arrived in the Sirius Sector they found an area rich in resources but lacking in habitable planets. With a hundred systems at their fingertips, they settled on those near the center of Sirius where the highest number of main sequence stars and Earth-like planets existed and a fair number of resources could be easily obtained. Eventually they made planet-fall on Manhattan, in the system they christened New York. They began the difficult task of rebuilding civilization two full years before any other sleeper ship arrived.The physical sleeper ship itself was stripped down to allow for rapid building, but has since been refurbished and proudly flaunts Liberty's logo over Manhattan's main landing dock for all travelers to be reminded of just how far Liberty has come.

Controlled and contested space

The Liberty government considers fourteen systems as part of it's republic: New York, Texas, Colorado, California, Pennsylvania, Ontario, Alberta, Virginia, New Hampshire and Alaska; Virginia and Alaska however are off-limits to everyone but a small number of highly trained Navy members and other government officials. Out of these ten systems, only five have habitable worlds: New York, Texas, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and California.

Additionally, due to the war with Rheinland, Liberty currently have occupational control (to an extent) of both the Bering and Hudson independent systems.

Government and politics

Economy

Liberty is a very capitalistic colony, cherishing free trade above all else. Its location at the center of Sirius has made it extremely rich off of inter-colonial trade, and Liberty's military forces have the protection of free commerce as their primary mission objective.

Foreign relations

Due to its position as a center for trade, Liberty maintains diplomatic and economic ties to most of the other houses, with the current exception of Rheinland.

Liberty has especially strong ties to the house of Bretonia, due in part to their shared culture and language, as well as powerful economic ties that bind the two houses together. The Liberty Navy and Bretonian Armed Forces also have a long history of cooperation, with both houses helping to jointly administer the independent systems of Magellan and Cortez under the Treaty of Curacao.

Liberty also maintains a neutral stance towards the Kusari Empire, but relations have been strained over the conflict between Bretonia and Kusari in the Tau systems. However, it is likely that relations between Kusari and Liberty will remain relatively calm, as Liberty relies heavily on several key Kusari exports.

Liberty is currently engaged in a war with Rheinland over allegations of illegal Nomad research by Liberty scientists, as well as arguments over the administration of the independent systems of Bering and Hudson. Almost all economic ties have been severed between the two houses, with the exception of limited Synth Foods and Interspace Commerce transports.

Liberty is also very hostile towards the Outcasts, who's distribution of the drug cardamine have caused major problems within the large population centers of New York and California. Liberty is also officially opposed to the other Hispanic group, the Corsairs, but due to the lack of contact between Liberty and Corsair forces, little actual fighting takes place between the two.

States and other Lawful Sovereign or Semi-Sovereign Entities

Faction Relationship
Kingdom Of Bretonia
Allied
Empire of Kusari
Neutral
Federal Republic of Rheinland
Neutral
Kingdom of Gallia
At War


Crime and dissent

Liberty has made its share of enemies. Free-market capitalism produces an exploited class as a by-product, and the Xenos, Lane Hackers, and Liberty Rogues are all the remnants of Liberty's wanton lust for profit. While Manhattan has become a cornucopia of wealth, systems like Colorado and Texas, that fuel Liberty's industry, are manned by slave labor convicts, most of which maintain that they were only imprisoned to fuel Liberty's economy.

Liberty Starships

Fighters

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Patriot
Basic LF
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Defender
Basic HF
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Guardian
Basic VHF

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Liberator
Advanced LF
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Executioner
Advanced HF
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Avenger
Heavy VHF

Bombers

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Upholder
Naval / Police Bomber
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Havoc Mk II
Independent Bomber

Prison Liner

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Prison Liner
Prison Transport Ship

Warships

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Defiant
Anti-Fighter Platform
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Archer
Anti-Capital Platform
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Interdictor
Heavy Attack Cruiser

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Overlord
Battleship
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Aquillion
Supercarrier; Flagship

Commercial

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Rhino
Freighter
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Grizzly
Shuttle
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Mammoth
Transport

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Bison
Heavy Transport
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Mastodon
Super Transport
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Enterprise
Luxury Liner

For a complete list of ships you may see being flown in Liberty space, see Liberty ships.

See also

The Colonies
Flag-liberty.png Liberty  •  Flag-bretonia.png Bretonia  •  Flag-kusari.png Kusari  •  Flag-rheinland.png Rheinland  •  Flag-gallia.png Gallia  •  Flag-outcasts.png Outcasts  •  Flag-corsairs.png Corsairs