Name of Nation
The Free FairersSpecies
MixedDescription of government
With the material constraints of authoritarian government considered to have been met and overachieved with the invention of portable and effective means of automated production, mining, refining, and so on the members of the Free Fairers have rejected in many forms government as its known. What remains to keep the collective of the whole in some fashion of unity is that of their own collective, referred to either as just that - The Collective - or as the Confederation of Free Voyagers. The charter that comprises this lays down the following rights in its constitution:
- That among its members, all means of production, of mining, of agriculture, etc are commonly owned by all individuals within the whole.
- That of the whole, all have ownership of the whole through the practice of open and flat democracy.
- That no threat to an individual's life within the collective shall be made, nor against his personal property, his friends, or his family, or his commune by another individual or his or her own commune.
The sum total of their moral code is expressed in an internalization of a quote by Mahavira: "Do not injure, abuse, oppress, enslave, insult, torment, torture, or kill any creature or living being"
It is not to say that any such individually-threatening behavior is uncommon and principles of justice within the commune it was committed or the Collective as a whole is carried out by the very democratic means the Confederation is operated on.
Likewise, no single person is made an appointee by the Confederation itself, and all appointments and law is ordained only by the voters from a commune as a whole or a delegate in that commune's place.
The rather decentralized nature of the whole too means that for the most part there is no functioning home world. There may be worlds that have come under the Confederation's sway in part from its members colonizing and adapting the world for settlement or by some other means. But for the most part the entire Confederation is comprised of autonomous space ships voyaging in the great space between and around stars seeking their own adventure and expanding the range of liberty.Description of military
Given the decentralized nature of the Free Fairers, there is no single standing army to speak of. Instead, each band or 'commune' composing the collective often serves as its own military using their own unique weapons manufactured or acquired in their own way. In times of distress the various communes are committed to join forces to create a single Defense Force to protect and defend their collective independence and freedoms.Technological Overview
The Free Fairers own no claim to any significant technological uniqueness and often apply existing technology to their own use as brought in to them, or produced and manufactured by any one of the communes comprising it.Cultural Overview
The Free Fairers serve as a union of groups of any and all races who have adapted into their life-style. Through predominately they are comprised as humans who went to space on the word of Bookchin and Kropotkin.History
Following the closure of the Third World War and Earth's development of interplanetary technology individuals and groups fearing the overbearing pressures of tyrannical government and over-saturating corporate prominence fled Earth for the furthest reaches of the Sol system they could navigate to. Often stealing not just entire space ships but pieces of technology they were regarded by Earth's government as being thieves and pirates and not the freedom-seeking libertines that they considered themselves as. Throughout the Sol system the prototype groups of the Free Fairers were chased and pursued by the government seeking its stolen property back, property that the Free Fairers had come to recognized as being communally owned, believing the liquidation of material ownership and its mass democratization was key to avoid catastrophic meltdown as was the Third World War.
Needless to say, the cat and mouse game drew no conclusive end and the initial problem sewed in effect permission among small groups on Earth and its extraterrestrial colonies to pick up stakes and join the egalitarian pirates at high space. Their image to many poor, under-privileged and disenfranchised were like that of the old Native American and communities of the old tribal persuasion, those who did not believe in class structure and rules, little to no strict gender or social rules, and that which accepted all comes as they were; everything would be provided.
Come the development of the warp-drive these anarchist groups were next to follow in the steps of mainstream human research and with the warp drive their last chains tethering them to their antagonistic relationship with Earth were broken. And while short-range and slow the enormous freedom granted to them to visit new worlds and extend the range of freedom gave them boundless avenues and so many infinite places to hide or settle their fight with the Federation to maintain their freedom and independence was considered forgotten and for the most part well in the past.
Over time the growing scale of the experiment sprang to its members' minds that they would need to defend it and its concepts from intrusion and likely attack. Though space is infinite they may not have to run for long as they encountered many hundreds of new things and continued to bring in new acolytes on their flight to freedom.
While it was a complicated and surreal struggle, the self-proclaimed independent communes managed to draft, approve, and sign onto a charter that enshrined their principles of common ownership, democratic rule, and freedom in its most absolute - and balanced - form under the Free Constitution of the Free Voyage. Showcasing the philosophical notions of their libertarianism, it bound it in as broad an institution as could be created for the sake and benefit of all.