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BASIC INFORMATION:
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Official Name in Standard:                               Corellis
National Name:                                Regency of Corellis
Title of the Head of State:                                Regent
Title of the Head of Government:                   Prime Minister
Inhabited Areas: 11 planets across three systems
Population: 12 billiion (Corellis 4 billion, Geador 1.75 million)
Race of Native Sentients:                          Corellians 99%
                                        Various Other Humanoid 1%

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GEOGRAPHY
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(For details, see: 'Scientific Information Regarding
Delta Corellis' by LTjg Derek Fielding, (then) aCSciO, USS
CHESAPEAKE, Task Force Bravo, Green Fleet)

Quadrant/Sector/System:
     Alpha Quadrant, Corellis Sector, Delta Corellis System
     (ternary)

Suns/Planets/Planetoids/Moons:
     3 suns, with 7, 8, 6 planets each; 2 planetoids in the third
     system around the fourth planet; one moon around the third
     planet, seven around the fourth planet, and twenty around the
     fifth planet, all in the first system.

Land/Water Ratio(s) of Planets: Various.

Capital:
     Corellis City, Corellis (3rd planet in second system)

Largest Cities:
     Soday, Pendra, Lilacha, Pivak, Geador (capital cities of
     different Corellian systems across the three systems)

External/Outlying Territories:
     Besides Corellis, two planets each in the three systems are
     settled.  The two planetoids in orbit around the fourth
     planet in the third system is currently (as of SD 90923) the
     subject of dispute between the Regency and ShipOres, Ltd.

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ECONOMIC SUMMARY
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There is a thriving industrial sector on Soday (3 Delta Corellis
I), and agriculture is quite active on 2 Delta Corellis I and
Lilacha (5 Delta Corellis II).

One of the major industries is mining.  There are many planets
and planetoids which are full of dilithium and trilithium
deposits, and many Federation corporations have approached the
Regency with offers of leasing outlying areas in the systems for
mining purposes.  The Regency currently have a semi-exclusive
contract with ShipOres, Ltd.

The Regency and the aristocracy hold much of the wealth which is
produced in-system.  Corporations and their owners hold a lot,
but a little less than they.  There is a stark contrast among the
socioeconomic classes in terms of wealth and social standing.

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GOVERNMENT/HISTORY
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Member of Federation? (Yes/No)            No; application pending

Form of Government                        Constitutional Monarchy

(Excerpt from 'Regency of Corellis: Report' by LTjg Stavay
Tats-Marush, CNS, USS CHESAPEAKE, Task Force Bravo, Green Fleet)

     The RC is a four-party system of proportional
     representation.  The two major parties are the
     Correllian Liberty Party (liberal) and the Honor Party
     of Correllis (conservative).  The state effectively
     supports a two party system, and membership in the CLP
     or the HPC is compulsory for those seeking advancement.
     In local governments that are liberal or conservative
     hotbeds, CLP or HPC membership may be required to obtain
     land grants or landcar operator licenses.  Unions may
     not be involved in politics according to the Civil Code,
     but remain otherwise unimpeded.

History:

     Corellis dates itself back to a mythical age as do many
     societies in the Federation (see below).  As with many such
     societies, Corellis first developed a monarchy and has, over
     time, developed a parliamentary system by which the monarch
     and the aristocracy may solicit the opinions of the commons.

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RACE/SOCIETY/CULTURE
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General Physical Appearance                              Humanoid
Special Requirements in Class-M environments                 None
     (For details consult the 'Medical and Environmental
     Assessment of Delta Corellis System' by LCDR Catherine
     Ledoux, CMO, USS CHESAPEAKE, Task Force Bravo, Green Fleet)

Social Structure

(Excerpt from 'Regency of Corellis: Report' by LTjg Stavay
Tats-Marush, CNS, USS CHESAPEAKE, Task Force Bravo, Green Fleet)

     The Corellion (the religious text of Corellis' state
     religion) tells that King Rellis, the mythical first
     King of Corellis, disappeared, leaving only these words
     behind:

     "Await my return."

     Since then, the subsequent rulers of Corellis have taken
     on the title of Regents of King Rellis.  Sons of the
     Regent and their descendants have precedence over
     daughters in the succession to the Regency.  Daughters
     take precedence over the sovereign's brothers.  Regents
     and their offspring carry the title of Prince or
     Princess, and the Regent him-/herself is styled the
     Prince or Princess Regent (Regent in ordinary address).

     The present Regent is a young man who has just
     inherited the Regency.  He is unmarried, and has no
     children.  The application to join the Federation was
     begun during his father's reign.

     His older sister served the previous Regent as his
     minister of external affairs, and she has continued to
     hold that office after her younger brother inherited
     the seat.  She is currently heir presumptive.  She is
     married to the Commander of the Corellian armed forces.
     She also has no children.

     The Senate works similarly to the 20C Parliament of
     Great Britain.

Languages:
     Corellian (standard and various dialects on outlying
     settlements); educational system are starting to
     incorporate Federation Standard in primary, secondary,
     higher and continuing education curriculums.

(Excerpt from 'Regency of Corellis: Report' by LTjg Stavay
Tats-Marush, CNS, USS CHESAPEAKE, Task Force Bravo, Green Fleet)

     The Regency of Correllis (RC) consist of six Class M
     type planets spread across three star systems.  On SD
     90128, the President of Correllis, Tho Carn, applied for
     membership in the Federation as a "combined government"
     with special privileges, following up an earlier
     application from Prince Regent Iba XI some ten years
     earlier.

     Ambassadors began to examine the institutions of
     Correllis and its civil rights record very closely.
     After careful examination, the RC was given a rating of
     77 out of 100, indicating that if Correllis is accepted
     into the Federation, it would have proportional
     representation in the Federation Council as a full
     member state like Terra or Andor.


     The most populated of these planets is Correllis (pop. =
     4 billion), the smallest is Geador (pop. = 1.75 billion).
     Total population of the DUC is 12 billion.

     The honoring of IDIC in Correllis is affected by a
     separatist dispute on three of the six planets --
     Soday in the Correllis system, and Pivak and Geador in
     the least populated and most recently settled of the
     three systems.  This is the system whose settlement and
     rights and currently in dispute with ShipOres LTD, a
     chartered Federation deep ore mining company.

     For the last 250 years, Correllis has attempted to put
     out the fires of separatist movements on each of the
     five planets.  One hundred fifty years ago, several
     cities on Correllis were "firebombed", or attacked with
     low-grade nuclear weapons by a prominent separatist
     group.  The death toll of this firebombing would reach
     100 million over the next decade on all of the four
     planets which were then DUC states.  Martial law was
     declared in the RC and after a bitter thirty-year
     interplanetary action, movements on Lilacha and Pendra
     (the planets in the second system) were quelled and
     martial law was lifted.

     As a result, the Correllis goverment refuses to allow
     the flames of separatism to spread.  Even though
     Correllians may travel freely in the RC and may
     peacefully assemble, passports of RC government
     opponents have been withdrawn, effectively trapping
     them on their home planets.  There are guidelines to
     free discussion in the educational centers, and three
     universities have been closed by the RC.  Lecturers have
     been detained.  Some ethnic publications are subject to
     restrictions if the ethnic groups are seen to be in sympathy
     with the separatists.

     The RC has no system of slavery or forced labor.  A
     well-refined code of civil law is firmly in place, and
     there is no such thing as an extrajudicial killing or
     disappearance. Some city police forces, however, have
     been known to coerce or torture confessions out of
     government opponents.

     Some planets such as Soday are known to be more severe
     than others in assuming guilt when a case is political.
     The Correllian Prime Minister has the right to order a
     secret trial in state cases of terrorism; otherwise all
     trials are public and the rule is innocent until proven
     guilty.

     There is still a nominal capital punishment law, but the
     only two remaining capital punishment offenses are for
     treason and murder.  The last legal execution was 79
     years earler.  However, corporal punishment thrives on
     Correllis in the form of flogging, both in private
     institutions and as a public spectacle.  This flogging,
     however, is subject to the RC Civil Code, which indicates
     exactly what crimes are punishable by flogging, the
     duration of the flogging, and medical treatment,
     equipment, and rules of supervision concerning flogging.
     Corporal punishment violates the Federation Charter, but
     on Correllis it has been brought under the control of the
     strict RC Civil Code, and the Civil Code is rarely
     violated with respect to flogging under the threat of
     heavy fine or imprisonment.

     Certain parts of the Civil Code permit long detentions
     without charge if terrorism is suspected.  The Regency
     has been faithful to the intent of those laws and have
     never used them to detain other types of political
     opponents.  A Correllian *must* be brought to trial
     within 17 days after detained according to the Civil
     Code, however, judges may extend detention to 35 days in
     serious cases.

     The RC, furthermore, has not attempted to control the
     thoughts of its people.  There is no compulsory religion.
     The religion of the Correllians is called Kiedabala, and
     99 percent of the DUC population is Kiedabalans.  There
     are only two religious holdovers left in the Civil Code:
     A non-Kiedabalan may not marry a Kiedabalan, and
     compulsory religious education is required alongside the
     teaching of contraception.  The Correllis Government
     intends to eliminate compulsory religious education in
     an attempt to please the Federation: the Kiedabalan
     religion has little remaining political clout, and there
     are only marginal numbers of fundamentalist Kiedabalans.

     However, there are no compulsory memberships in state
     parties or compulsory ideologies. Art and the Press
     remain free from government interference.  There is no
     state censorship and the police can only tap into
     private communication for terrorist surveillance.

     Fear of separtist influences has, however, meant that
     those advocating compromise or non-military solutions
     are seen as subversives -- both by the government and
     by the general public.  All elections are secret with
     a universal ballot.  The role of women in the government
     is slightly limited, due to Kiedabalan traditional
     influences, and males dominate government at a 3:1
     ratio although there are female admirals and state
     presidents.  In rural areas, women's roles are more
     traditional, although few could argue that equal rights
     are not part of the RC.

     There is some influence on low-duration media
     (newspapers, faxpost) as the RC owns a monopoly on
     newsprint.  Furthermore, the government has been known
     to bribe papers to support controversial issues.  The
     existance of "Law 905" gives the RC the right to
     regulate and ban high-duration media (plastext,
     durabooks), usually of separatist works.

     As for the information nets, the Correllian Freenet
     is a  government service and its administrators are
     careful to support the DUC.  Private nets are much more
     critical of the government, and the DUC can only spy and
     monitor those services.


(Excerpt from 'Sociological Values of the Corellians' by LTjg Stavay
Tats-Marush, CNS, USS CHESAPEAKE, Task Force Bravo, Green Fleet)

     Personal Achievement and Success

     Corellian society places a high value on obtaining
     wealth or status -- preferably, both, as both are seen
     as necessary, but distinct.  What is good for the social
     structure is often seen as more important as what is
     good for the community, or the individual.  (See
     Appendix H1)


     Activity and Work


     People who do not work hard are considered lazy in
     Corellian society, except for the upper classes, who
     are expected to be "men of leasure".  However, the
     upper classes are expected to take their role in running
     the government.  The Kiedabalan religion assumes that
     people who work hard will be rewarded proportionally
     in the afterlife.  Little consideration is given for
     people who have not had the same opportunities for
     success. (See Appendix H2)

     Moral Orientation

     There is a tendency to moralize and to see the world
     in absolutes of right or wrong, good or bad.  This can
     lead to sterotyping and predjudice quite easily.  (See
     Appendix H3)

     Humanitarian Mores

     Most relationships are kept impersonal, within the bounds
     of class.  Even close family relationships are regulated
     by a strict social code of "proper" behavior.  Romance
     has its own codes of behavior, love a secondary
     consideration in romantic matters.  Charity work is
     considered a matter of the Kiedabalan church hierarchy,
     there are few charitys in Correllia and large donations
     to the Church both can be used to assuage the conscience
     and limit personal involvement with those less fortunate.
     (See Appendix H4)

     Efficiency and Practicality

     The Corellians believe in long term solutions to
     problems, preferring to take the "long view".  It has
     its advantages in that the Correllians are quite patient,
     the disadvantage in this view is that it is used to
     limit emotional involvement.  (See Appendix H5)

     Progress

     Technology is highly valued, as long as the social code
     is given a chance to adapt.  The focus of the society,
     like nearly all space-faring societies, is the future.
     (See Appendix H6)

     Material Comfort

     The RC is a class-oriented society with a high standard
     of living among the upper classes.  Lower standards of
     living among other segments of society are seen as
     perfectly acceptable.  (See Appendix H7)

     Personal Freedom and Individualism

     The good of the social structure is seen as more
     important of the rights of the individual.  The Civil
     Code protects individual rights, but does not protect
     the individual from social ostracism.  (See Appendix H8)

     Equality

     Equality is a concept understood by the Corellians but
     there is no strong belief in equality among the people.
     Class standing and birth are seen as all important.
     (See Appendix H9)

     External Conformity

     There is much pressure to confirm to Kiedabalan values
     which respect "proper" behavior for one's station in
     life.  Those who believe differently are believed
     "deviant".  (See Appendix H10)

     Science and Rationality

     The Corellians have much pride in their scientific
     achievements, but are quick to separate scientific
     competency from competency in other social endeavors.
     Scientific ability does not translate into higher class
     standing, nor are scientists believed to be more worthy
     of honor or respect.  The Corellians are firm believers
     of rationality, but consider their social code as being
     more rational than any other code.  (See Appendix H11)

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Creator(s)/Adaptor(s)               Email
  James Bowman                      jrbowman@london2.skn.net
  Chris Fontaine                    cfontaine@nac.net
  Masako Goto                       mgoto@indiana.edu
  Amy Gross                         agross@sprynet.com
  Takako Nagumo                     tnagumo@pop.pitt.edu

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     USS CHESAPEAKE, Task Force Bravo, Green Fleet/
     Mission 1: ShipOres, Ltd. vs Regency of Corellis
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