- "For the Federation I will give my life!"
- —Lyric of It's A Good Day To Die
|United Citizen Federation|
|Founding document||Union of the countries of the Earth|
|Governing Body||Federal Council|
|Primary Location||Earth, Sol System|
|Holiday(s)||The Federation Day (October 19, 2132)|
|Formed from||United Nations Organization|
The United Citizen Federation, also referred to as the Terran Federation, is the unified government of Earth, all inhabited Sol System planets as well as its associated colonies, territories and outposts. The Federation is a veteran-led, republic-style parliamentary system of government based in Geneva, Switzerland and ruled by the authority of the Federal Council in all matters except those directly related to the military.
The United Citizen Federation consists of two branches:
- UCF Administration (Executive & Legislative)
- Federal Armed Services (Enforcement)
All Federal Council members are selected from the pool of national governors within each star system under the jurisdiction of the Federation. Each Council member is able to cast a single vote pertaining to all matters directly affecting the Federation.
Every government position within the Federation (from the most junior member of a Council member's staff to the Council members themselves) can only be filled by a Citizen. Civilians are unable to apply for any government position given that they have not yet proven they will keep the interests of the Federation first and foremost within their heart, defending them with their life if necessary. Citizenship (or franchise) is earned by civilians, primarily through a voluntary term of service with the Federal Service of no less than two years (including swearing an oath to that effect).
The United Citizens’ Federation was forged in the ﬁres of the Disorders, a time of violence and horror such as Earth had never known before, nor has it known since. The basic facts of Federation history are well known to most citizens and civilians in the Federation, lessons learned during the History and Moral Philosophy class almost every civilian youth takes as a required part of any public education. Unfortunately, teachers of History and Moral Philosophy have only one year in which to educate their students, to instill in them the sense of rightness and clarity of vision which are hallmarks of the Federation. Thus, sometimes these teachers must omit or skim over facts which, while not absolutely required for the course material, are nonetheless germane to any signiﬁcant discussion of Federation history. With this in mind, the Citizens’ Federation opens with an extensive discussion of the history of the Federation, to cover any aspects of that history which might have been neglected in the regular coursework. At the end of the 20th century, national governments of the world collapse because of so-called unlimited democracies. These "unlimited democracies" are the fraudulent Marxian definition of value from which "Communism derives" and civil unrest due to a "pre-scientific pseudo-professional class" who called themselves Social Workers and Child Psychologists banning Corporal Punishment.
In 1987 there is war between the Russo - Anglo - American Alliance and the Chinese Hegemony. Shortly before the war's end, a group of intellectuals performs a coup d'état in an attempt at creating a utopian government. This incident later came to be known as the Revolt of the Scientists. At the end of the war, the Treaty of New Delhi was signed. This treaty freed prisoners captured by the Russo-Anglo-American Alliance. However, it left approximately 65,000 civilians (Japanese, Filipino and Russian) and 2 divisions of British Paratroopers in Chinese incarceration to be sentenced for political crimes, forcing the abandoned prisoners to escape to gain freedom.
It should also be noted that at the end of the 20th century, the North American Republic was brought down by raging illegal activity which took place all around the world, including Russia and the United Kingdom. Crime was at its peak for most of the second half of the 20th century, lasting up to the war between the Russo - Anglo - American Alliance and the Chinese Hegemony.
After the collapse of national governments, a group of veterans in Aberdeen, Scotland formed a vigilante group to stop rioting and looting. They hanged a few people (including 2 veterans) and decide to only allow veterans to join their committee due to a mistrust of politicians. This contingency plan became routine after a couple of generations, and this group of vigilantes was the start of the United Citizen Federation.
The United Citizen Federation determined that the greatest force on Earth was the people who were willing to take up arms in defense of one's beliefs, therefore criteria for citizenship was made where service to the Federation through methods such as military service were required to obtain Citizenship. According to Johnny Rico's text book (used in the History and Moral Philosophy course), a citizen accepts personal responsibility for the safety of the body politic (i.e. the human race).
Civilians are not discriminated against and have more or less equal rights, with the exceptions being the right to vote and government-subsidized tuition fees. Citizens have more ease with licenses, such as a license to have children. Sexism and racism are nonexistent in the Federation. This is evident as Dizzy Flores is quarterback on Rico's fieldball team and Tehat Meru becomes Sky Marshal, the highest rank of the Federation military.
However, Civilian Farmers on Roku San had shown signs of contempt toward Federation Forces personnel. This shows that some civilians in the Federation hold a jealousy towards the military and other citizens in general.
Systems, Planets and Colonies
The United Citizen Federation consists of a number of star systems, planets, colonies and orbital installations, all providing strategic resources key to the continued economic prosperity of the human race. While most of the human population is concentrated within the Sol system, there are a number of outer colonies that provide economic opportunities for civilians and citizens while also supporting the Federal Armed Services in their mandate of security and defense.
The UCF is a Federal Parliamentary Republic under an Oligarchic Military Stratocracy as the Federation is ruled by the Federal Council, which is based in Geneva, Switzerland. The military consists of the Mobile Infantry (ground forces) and Fleet (space naval forces), along with several auxiliary forces.
Federation Governmental Agencies
The United Citizen Federation contains a number of organizations that work together to provide governmental services to all member star systems in the areas of transportation, communications, defense, interstellar trade, justice and policymaking:
- Federal Council
- Terran Command
- Federal Service
- Ministry of Paranormal Warfare
- Federal Court
- Federal Transportation Authority
Great Seal of the Federation
- The uniforms of the Federal Service are styled after those of the Wehrmacht.
- The Federation symbol is commonly mistaken as having being taken from Nazi Germany of the 20th century. Many of its symbols, such as the eagles on the Federal Armed Services uniforms, are actually based off of those used in 20th century American culture and military institutions. In any case, Paul Verhoeven admitted using the Nazi Orpo flag as an inspiration for the Ferderation flag design.
- The Federation's flag likely drew some inspiration from the flags of the Russian Coast Guard, Imperial Russian Regiments, Imperial German regiments, and the Confederate States of America.