(Post-Fall) Aquarian-Terran Imperial States
The Aquarian-Terran Imperial States, or ATIS, is a Sovereign Imperial state formed by the UAS Government and the Red Sector Organisation in 4402 A.D, in order to unite humanity under a single flag. As such, ATIS is no longer held to a federal constitution, instead the government is an Imperial Republic, with members of the ATIS Council being selected by both the UAS and RSEC leadership. Absolute authority remains with the Chairman or Chairwoman of the Council, similar in position to an Emperor.
The Unification Protocol dictates that the United Aquarian States submit to a highly centralised, imperial government in times of great need. The New State would be able to guide humanity and ensure its continued survival. The Protocol was passed by the Joint Presidential Council of the UAS, the then-president Vorian Senlas, and the leadership of the Red Sector, a supranational organisation that supports the Terran government in Aquarius. Opposition to the unification claim the new state, ATIS, is moving towards a fascist, totalitarian regime with an authoritarian stance on government.
However, The ATIS Council has stated that, in this new age of human kind, the previous Federal Government would be unable to maintain the peace and prosperity of the Aquarius Cluster: and a more Imperial approach was needed. Indeed, during the cycles after the declaration of the formation of ATIS, the newly restructured Aquarian Imperial Navy would be deployed to many neutral systems, marking the beginning of the New Age.
ATIS and the UAS Co-exist, with the ATIS Council essentially replacing the Federal Government of the UAS; absolute authority is firmly with the Imperial Government, but the UAS Government essentially acts as a Civilian Federal Government within Imperial Space.