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The Nassav Polity is one of the oldest in existence, a consociational state with ancient origins from far before both Fall and Exodus it alternates between an organisation as a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary democracy depending on conditional circumstances of collective interests. Nassavi economics, politics and governance are characterised by a continuous effort to achieve broad consensus on important issues, within and throughout all aspects of society as a whole.
A long tradition of political and economic independence backed by a remarkably consistent economical prowess in times of peace and war – marked by intrinsic integration of economics as foundation for political, societal and cultural continuity – has proven to be a rewarding modus operandi for what essentially is a polity without traditional territories or even a capital world.
The history of Nassavi foreign policy has been characterised by its neutrality and continuous efforts in securing peaceful relations through cultural and economical exchange. It maintains a military element as a society not by means of a dedicated military but by integration of training, duty tours and weaponization throughout society – connected to a deeply ingrained collective awareness on the necessity of investing in and safeguarding collective interests. There are few confirmed cases of Nassavi ships or interests challenged known.
The Nassav polity has a developed economy and has consistently played a set of special roles in economic developments among and between the human polities since even before the Polity Accord. Research & development, shipping, trade, banking and planetary engineering have been leading sectors of the Nassavi economy. It develops and maintains relations with external parties through the use of Envoys stationed on polity capital worlds and free roaming mandated agents for territories beyond those. The Nassavi control the most widespread network of strategic financial and technological partnerships throughout the human polities.
There is no known seat of governance, political representatives are rarely seen in public. They operate extensive fleets for shipping and trade, providing close to 80% of total shipping capacity among polities. As a people they live where they work and work where they live. It is only because of their economic footprint and continuous efforts towards peace and prosperity – responsible for their positive image among polities and territories – that the Nassavi are formally recognised as a polity of man as one of the Nine.
As a people the Nassavi are known for their tolerance of cultures and beliefs and their relentless aptitude at establishing mutually beneficial solutions to problems encountered. Nassavi youth generally spend a ten standard year equivalent of a Wanderjahr working for themselves as registered independents or as journeymen in the service of a wide range of the largest enterprises among the human polities. Education is a constant in Nassavi society, an investment largely responsible for the widespread demand for Nassavi trained workers and technologists.
The Nassavi are most notable for their expertise in planetary engineering – the application of technology for the purpose of influencing the global properties of a planetary object for establishing habitability or facilitation of resource management. Only very few worlds of the polities have not been subject to projects of geoengineering by the Nassavi, and most polities benefit consistently from Nassavi efforts in facilitating resource harvesting for industrial purposes of non habitable worlds and other planetary objects.
One of the most known Nassavi accomplishments has been the Caern Project, commissioned by the Realm polity, bringing an entire world to life by means of ecopoiesis – introducing an engineered ecology to a lifeless environment. A success which even today stands as one of the grandest accomplishments of the human species. One of the more common construction projects the Nassavi are commissioned for is the construction of Orbital Links, providing cost effective transportation and communication from and to a planetary surface.
It is rumoured that Nassavi efforts have also explored applications of megascale development, a form of exploratory engineering focused on the construction of structures beyond the megameter scale.
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