Based in the Sol asteroid belt and, in recent years, the Barnards Star System which they purchased from the Federation. A socialist and, by some standards, decadent collection of space habitats, that predates the Federation and is known for its universal laws. Has a significant lead in many aspects of non-relativistic space technology and its proximity to a major Federation world ensures relative parity with most others. Almost all species can visit in perfect safety and, save for the view inside the habitat, most would be hard pressed to know they're not on a Federation world. Peaceful relations have become strained following the Stariionae incident. The Hegemony has a defence treaty with Earth, a mutual co-operation pact with the Federation, and has recently begun to seek closer relations with the Federation colony world Chakona.