October 27, 2017 at 1:30 am #3643
The Nation of Free Men is a growing, militaristic nation located in the Demilitarized Zone, a large stretch of space that connects the borders of the Intersystem Alliance, People’s Coalition, and Veridian Stratocracy. Its founder, renowned biomancer Kra’vos “Striker” Reeves, established the nation in 3390 with the help of dissenters, prisoners, and former inhabitants of worlds that rebelled from People’s Coalition control. At its conception, the geographic location of the Nation of Free Men and the military reality of the small nation’s circumstances prompted an approach to governance and conflict akin to 17th century Earth piracy; even going so far as to adopt (with major alterations) the Articles of Edward Low and George Lowther in components of the Articles of the Free Men, the founding document of law in the nation. Although the Articles are no longer officiated today, they served as the foundation for the self-sufficient and fairness oriented peoples that make up the nation.
The Nation of Free Men originally focused solely on raiding and capturing civilian cargo transports as a primary means of economic growth. However, the nation’s growth came with a booming agricultural sector thanks to the occupation of the Liber Sphere, bearing nearly a dozen planets suitable for agricultural development. Even still, the Nation of Free Men frequently raids, boards, and attempts to capture cargo and non-military vessels travelling through the Wraith’s Den and Liber Sphere. Although the bordering nations have taken notice to the actions of raiders in recent years, a military escalation in the Wraith’s Den, which is considered a Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the three nations and the primary territory of the Free Men, is feared to lead to increased hostilities.
As a result of the Nation’s unique circumstance, significant military incursions by nations largely afflicted by the Free Men have yet to be undertaken. In fact, there exist rumors discussing the possibility of the Nation of Free Men being best utilized as a buffer between hostile parties. The Free Men’s orientation against the People’s Coalition have made them a suitable candidate for discrete support by elements of the Intersystem Alliance as well. At least, so say the rumors.
Learn more at The Nation of Free MenOctober 27, 2017 at 3:45 am #3645
I’ve always been a fan. The article does need some editing to standardize it with CoM’s style and there needs to be some linking in the pages. Like to the Alliance’s, Coalition’s, and other nations pages. However, the content looks good.
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