Official UFPDOCA Submission Template ------------------------------------------------------------------ Colony Name: Vercingetorix (Kingdom of Vercingetorix) Creator: James Bowman (firstname.lastname@example.org AND JBowman489@aol.com) ================================================================== GEOGRAPHY System/Location: HB-6061 system ("Avalon"), located almost exactly between the center of the Federation and the Romulan Neutral Zone Distance to Nearest Starbase: 5 solar days to SB 175 Planet Classification: M-Class Satellites/Space Stations: None. Vercingetorix does possess a small orbital defense platform Land/Water Ratio: 42% Land/58% Water Two major continents that touch over the North Pole Region. The Eastern Hemisphere forms one large continent, the Western Hemisphere forms a jagged coastline with several large islands. Climate Controlled: No Native Sentient Life: None ================================================================== COLONY INFORMATION Colony Age (approximate): 100 years Population (approximate): 8 million Species Present: 99% Human Colony Status: Federation Protectorate Government: Monarchy. Unwritten constitution. The queen is effectively deprived of political power. Major Cities/Settlements: New London, Bretagne, Cote d'Or History: Vercinetorix was founded in 2307 by Traditionalists from the United Kingdom, France and Australia who felt that Earth and Federation were taking an unsuitable turn towards liberalism. Most of the settlers of Vercingetorix idealized the 19th century, particularly 19th Century Victorian England and Napoleon-era France to an astounding degree and agreed to found a new society based on Victorian social principles, down to the language, customs, and even dress. The government and economy were recreated on Victorian models, as well as the civil and penal code. Modern technology is reluctantly used to save labor, however, entertainment and comfort strictly mirror the 19th century. The colony was founded with 500,000 settlers. Through laws promoting large families and the use of fertility drugs, the population grew rapidly and has now reached its present stable size of 8 million. Vercingetorix applied for its charter in 2307. Economy: Latinum-based. Vercingetorix follows the Latinum Exchange Rate established by the Federation. One Vercingetorix pound sterling is equal to one slip of a bar of gold-pressed latinum. The denominations of smaller units follows the British pattern of the 19th century. Vercingetorix is basically a farm world. Of the Vercingetorix GNP, 73 percent is derived from agricultural exports and 20 percent from mining operations on Vercingetorix itself and in the HB-6061 system. Tech Level: Vercingetorix has a technology level equal to that of the Federation. Ninety-nine percent of all products produced or exported are along Federation lines of design. As stated before, however, fashion and entertainment remain untouched by technological advances. There are few uses of devices to maintain comfort. Culture: The people of Vercingetorix model the 19th Century as best as possible. Not only are fashion and culture touched, but the Vercingetorian Civil Code and structure of government is modeled strikingly after that of 19th century Great Britian. There are few large cities on Vercingetorix due to the small population and the large areas of land suitable for agricultural development. The civic model is modeled much after that of the old English country estate, with sections of land devoted to certain activities rather than a scattering of interests in the same region. The Vercingetorians are strikingly friendly, if rather snobbish. They very much believe in the system of noblesse obligue. Astonishingly, those of French descent are even stauncher monarchists than the English speakers. The "French" part of Vercingetorix (the continent of New Gaul) is more conservative than the English section, and a special set of "traditions" is encoded to maintain the particular French culture of the New Gaul region. Most educated people on Vercingetorix can speak both English and French. A particular section of the land mass called New Paris has caused considerable problems. A large section of the population where the English and French parts of Vercingetorix touch borders has abandoned the conservative tradition completely and is much more like Betazed or Risa than like any other Federation planet. This section of the planet, called "Wildeworld" in derision at first by the conservatives and later adopted by the natives as an unofficial place name, wants the more draconian laws of Vercingetorix overthrown. This is a region of civil unrest; most interested observers await further news and predict future difficulty with these second and third generation Vercingetorians. Notes: Vercingetorians are quite friendly to most human species, but are decidedly hostile to non-human life forms. A virulent philosophy of xenoracism exists even in the highest levels of government. This philosophy has impaired Federation relations with its strange colony. Aliens are forbidden to emigrate to Vercingetorix except under exceptional circumstances, the total population is 99.5% baseline human. Furthermore, those not belonging to the Orthodox Anglican or High Catholic denominations have very little chance of obtaining resident status. Visas, however, are easy to obtain. Consult the Vercingetorix Foreign Ministry for further details. There is only one citizen of Vercingetorix serving in Starfleet -- LCDR Arthur George Redgrave of the USS VICTORY. News stories of his Starfleet service occasionally appear in the soft media. Crown Prince Thomas has been recently accepted into Starfleet Academy and has now replaced Redgrave as a source of human interest in the Vercingetorian media.