Galactic Terran-Vasudan Alliance
The Galactic Terran-Vasudan Alliance (or GTVA) is a government ten years after the destruction of the SD Lucifer.
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Formed by an alliance between the Terran blocs that were the result of the breakup of the Galactic Terran Alliance and the Parliamentary Vasudan Empire, the first iteration of the Alliance came into being under a historic treaty in 2345, ten years after the Great War, which built on the ceasefire and eventual cessation of hostilities in the 14-Year War brought on by the arrival of the Shivans. This treaty organization recognized the autonomy of its constituents as it provided a framework for trade and mutual defense. The Great War had effectively transformed the enmity between Terrans and Vasudans into a lasting fellowship.
As the industry and economy of the Terran-Vasudan systems recovered, support for a more powerful GTVA gained momentum. In 2358, delegates signed into existence the Beta Aquilae Convention (BETAC), named after the system where the constitution was drafted and ratified. BETAC dismantled the governments of the Terran blocs and recognized the General Assembly, the Security Council, and the Vasudan Imperium as the supreme authorities of Terran-Vasudan space.
Under BETAC, the Vasudans and the Terrans maintain separate fleets under a single command structure. A warship is designated GT or GV, indicating whether it is Galactic Terran or Galactic Vasudan. The two species openly exchange information and technology, and the most recent fighters and bombers can be modified to accommodate pilots of either species.
Technically, BETAC is but one of a series of conventions and treaties that define how the GTVA functions as a political, military, and economic entity. However, the significance of BETAC as the cornerstone of the Terran-Vasudan alliance made it the favored target of NTF propagandists during their rebellion.