A region of space controlled by a single centralised government run by the Vegans, a roughly humanoid race originating on Muan Gwi ( Vega / Solomani Rim 1717).
After its pyrrhic victory in the Solomani Rim War, the Imperium found that it could not continue its advance into the Solomani Sphere, and declared an indefinite armistice. The Imperial high command created the Vegan Autonomous District to act as a counterweight to the remnants of the Solomani Confederation. The Vegans have complete internal control over their District, but free passage is guaranteed for Imperial citizens and goods.
Although many factors have contributed to the present peace and stability along the Solomani Rim, it cannot be denied that the creation of the District has achieved its original purpose.
The worlds of the District are under a single, centralised government. State power is contained in a civil service, chosen and promoted by competitive examinations. Within this common state, the Vegans are culturally diverse. Society is divided into hundreds of different tuhuir, which might be roughly translated as culture, philosophy, or tao. Each tuhuir has its own customs and traditions, and its own interpretation of the proper way to live. Tuhuir are not hereditary; a Vegan chooses to join one after a period of search. The civil service which governs the District is a tuhuir which oversees and mediates among all the other tuhuir.
(SUPP-10, 1108; SUPP-11: p30, 1107; MT-ENCYC: p45, 1120)
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