The Yamatai Star Empire is a massive, cultured, and socially progressive nation that is notable for its transhuman population, expansionist policies, and its heavy militarization. It is the Star Army setting's cornerstone faction. Yamatai has a compassionate, multicultural, and intelligent population estimated at somewhere over 40 billion distributed in over 40 star systems and on thousands of starships. Yamataians have extensive civil rights.
Major species in Yamatai include humans, Elysians, Minkan, Nekovalkyrja, Kodians, and Phods. It is also home to elves and Separa'Shan, as well as small numbers of other species from across the galaxy.
Yamatai became the dominant power its region of space in YE 01 (The first year of the Empire) and it remains a strongly influential both politically and through its strong military, the Star Army of Yamatai. The government places its priorities on defense, education, and agriculture. Yamatai has been involved in many wars in its short history. The Faction Manager for Yamatai is Wes.
Yamatai is a Constitutional Monarchy with the Empress as head of state and government, and the Senate as a representative democracy (formerly with the citizenry serving as the national legislature through direct democracy). Traditionally, Yamatai has been a fairly military-focused and expansionist nation. The capital of the Yamatai Star Empire is Kyoto, Yamatai.
|Leaders||Empress||Imperial Premier||Senate of Yamatai||Admiralty|
|Functions||Command||Operations||Submit and vote on laws||Defend and expand|
In practice, the Empress tries to stay out of the other branches' affairs despite having the power to do so, and has defended the Military from any control by the Legislative branch. Because of this, the military has tended to act independently (thus its listing as a separate branch of government).
Yamatai's courts exist under all three branches; crimes by military members are held by military tribunals, government-related crimes and some major crimes by Executive courts, and common crimes by courts under Legislative jurisdiction. This can be confusing at times. Generally, a convicted person has the right to appeal to one of the other court systems, and then to the Empress herself.
For Yamataian laws, see: Laws of the Yamatai Star Empire.
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