[i]"Throughout the Sol System, our problems are the same: so far from the places of our birth, so far from the sun's warm rays, so far from the lives we once expected to lead. devoured by the TITAN Swarms, those lives, and billions of others as well. And yet out here in the cold and dark we hang on, even thrive, because we're brave enough to believe we can. If the space around us is lousy with nanomachines, genetic abominations and inhumans blown upward by solar wind, well, at least we can do what's necessary to keep them outside.I think the General Watson, in widely published transcripts of failed negotiations 2 Y.A.F with would later be named as Planetary Consortium speaks for us all with his immortal words, "Shut up. We don't want to end up like the Earth."[/i] Jovian Republic Congress 15th Grand Session opening speech by esteemed Sentator Lugworth from Peace and Progress Party(see note 1) The following briefing describes the main factions within the Jovian Republic, their motivations and long term goals: *Heritage faction: would seek to rebuild military position of the Jovian republic and destroy TITAN remnants on Earth, reclaiming it. It's mainly composed of former military and space navy staff, veterans of war with TITANS(including people who fought on the ground-think of Kyle Reese, Sarah Connor when thinking of their attitude and beliefs) *Alamo faction: sees its goal to protect the last remains of "pure and untouched humans"(this one is in charge currently, however most factions acknowledge the rest of transhumanity as spoiled at ultimately leading to repeat of the TITAN-like disaster), made mostly of escaped bioconservative politicians and intelligence officials/operatives *Third Option/Escapists faction: settling of other stars, grey colonies(asteroids sent into deep space with long term habitation as a goal and hidden)-various members, some adventurous military folks and scientists with mix of space navy people. *Patriarchs: rich oligarchic families from military-industrial and energy complex of former USA together with some political dynasties that seek to continue their influential lifestyles and escape consequences of their contribution to the Fall(the Rich 6 are the most notable dynasties) Current regime is composed of Patriarch/Alamo faction who dominate politics while appeasing other factions *Prospero group. They seek to expand their wealth and prosperity of people by increasing trade with other powers and diverting resources to the improvement of people's standard of living(see note 2) Dissenters of Jovian Republic *Humanity First: radical bioconservatives who try to ban mods altogether and introduce only Flat lifestyle *Hermes Group-made in secret by original space colonists in Jovian facilities, engineers and some scientists who would like to tap the enormous potential of Jupiter system in full(terrafroming Europa combined with biomods, gasbag life in atmosphere and so on) Overall view: The official line in Jovian Republic is that Fall was the result of vain nanoresearch by technoprogressive countries and meddling of corporate entities interested in takeover of world governance(the republic's leadership largely made out of military, special ops personel and former Pan-American government officials hates and despise PC very much but both sides have cold peace kind of deal between them). All these factions are not represented as parties-rather they cover various institutions and official political organisations in Jovian Republic, and compete for influence. The current power struggle is stable-with Alamo/Patriarch faction being in charge and bribing Heritage faction with funds for military and warfare research. The A/P rule welcomes the status quo even though they do want to boost military capabilities of JR. Heritage faction has its people in Intelligence services and would like to scheme a grand war in Sol System to cripple Planetary Consortium with Lunar and Morningstar powers starting war with PC, and planned later involvement of JR to take over Mars. Later with consolidated resources of Mars, Jovian system and Luna they plan to retake Earth. Rogue Patriarch members(mainly those from former political parties whose members were slaughtered during Exodus by PC) do assist them in covert ways. The Jovians make also good use of Reclaimers as their spying network, and have infiltrated several Reclaimer groups and factions. Heritage faction hopes to use them as terror/sabotage operatives in war against PC. The oligarchs in Republic though are very different from the ones in PC-while those from PC usually come from corporate background, the ones in Republic are mostly from Pan-American one, from families deeply connected to government business and military-industrial complex. Think Haliburton, Joanne Herring, rich oil families from Texas to get the vibe. Unlike the PC, the Jovian Republic usually hides their existance in the background of society and does not publicly admit their influence. In secret one faction of Jovian intelligence has already prepared a list of corporate top dogs and scientists to be arrested and their mind state erased once the Republic will reassert its lawful rule over Inner System to protect humanity from Second Fall(this is a very, very long term plan and not all Jovian factions agree with Heritage and Patriarch factions on this, in fact there some within those factions as well that would oppose such act) There are also also connected to Nine Lives as aftermath of Pan-American operation dating back before the war which involved setting up various sleeper cells in foreign states as well as providing a secret evacuation route for valuable operatives. The least influential group(Third Option) is mainly attached to science and exploration research as well as threat assessment. Under the cover of set-up or allied hypercorps they also have engaged in gatecrashing. Those factions do control various branches and facilities of Jovian Republic-including laboratories, research and surveillance bases, as well as interrogation prisones for various anarchist and inhuman elements that attempted to harm the The Republic. It is quite common for the factions to unite together in various missions which the JR is engaged in(they will be detailed in future briefing). Sending recovery teams to Earth, pursuing cutting edge alien technology from Gatecrashing expeditions, scientists hidden in personas of common and mundane people on Luna or Mars and so on. ----------------- Note 1-this speech is taken somewhat from the novel Bloom. Note 2-this is an idea from Arenamontanus Any comments welcomed.
—[I]Raise your hands to the sky and break the chains. With transhumanism we can smash the matriarchy together.[/i]