The Big Issues  
 

Below are the four key international political issues that affect all the main polities. The tracks below represent the general policy position of the current governments. Changing position can be done by political leaders, but there is a risk of losing internal support through accusations of a policy 'U-Turn'. In some cases, policy shifts can be forced by opposition criticism or a groundswell of public opinion. Too many 'U-turns' can weaken the government's poition internally, and might affect its chances of re-election.

Issue
Pro Position
Anti Position
Interstellar Law There should be extensive laws that bind all polities in certain key areas, with comprehensive powers of extradition and an independent interstellar supreme court. Interstellar laws overseen by unaccountable non-national bodies undermine personal freedom and democracy and are an unacceptable dilution of national soveriegnty.
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Defence Against the Alien Menace Vigilance must be maintained at all costs and if necessary alien threats will need to be exterminated. The taxpayer will need to make whatever sacrifies are necessary for their own protection and the survival of the species. The menace from non-human species is grossly overstated. Much more effort needs to be made to communicate with and understand different species. Neutrality and diplomacy are our best defence - military spending is too much and inflated - scarces taxes should be prioritised on making life better for humanity at home. Under no circumstances can genocide be considered.
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United Planets Organisation This is the best hope for peace in human space. The minor loss of soveriegnty is a small price to pay for unity and peace. A pan-humanity quasi-government is fundamentally anti-democratic waste of time. Giving up freedom and democracy to this super-national body is not an option.
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Mald Democratic Foundation                
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Grand Armada A grand armada of the maximimum possible strength should be despatched with the aim of permanently removing the alien threat. More study and consideration needs to be given about whether to commit to something so long term and uncertain, and any fleet should be sent to study them not necessarily to kill them.
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Mald Democratic Foundation                
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The Chosen
The Chosen settlement at Zubat represents a peaceful enclave that must be helped and protected at all costs..
The Roaches are evil and must pay for their crimes by ruthless extermination
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Centauri Position                
Xyonist Position                
Sirian Position                
New Republic Position                
Federated Worlds Position                
Mald Democratic Foundation                
   
   
   

 

 

 

 

 

 
     
 
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