Blocs

Soviet Federation: conquest, military, military weapons/tech, mercenaries, mining

Chinese Collective: businessman, technology business workers, scientists/mathematicians/physicians, big economy, very wealthy, resource gathering/profit

Middle Eastern Treaty: skilled workers, do not own any planets, resource collection

African-Caribbean Union: friendly, rich, more into exploration, alliances with alien species

Amero-European Pact: colonialism/imperialism, resource collection/profiteering/merchants/space pirates, technology

South American Syndicate: drugs, piracy, smuggling, black marketeering, stolen tech, illegal genetic manipulation/cybernetics, businessman

Nordic-Swiss League: Neutral, bankers, progressive technology, aerospace, military tech

Blocs

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