The Sweytzian Alliance is comprised of twelve star systems in the Milky Way and four in Galfarra, all located in close proximity to the trans-galactic wormhole that permits travel between Galfarra and the Milky Way. This Alliance is a full member of the Galfarran Union and, as such, uses Galfarran Credits with authority to mint them.
The Alliance, as it is more commonly called by its members, was a natural evolution of the Sweytzian government. It began with the first Sweytzian colony of Tilthanes, when it was decided that the system would govern itself for practicality’s sake, but that the two systems could work together for mutual benefit. This was in the Sweytzian year 97. Since then there have been seven more colonies, and the remaining eight members are comprised of three colonies from Galfarra, and the rest are colonies settled by Milky Way peoples or are colonies of the Sweytzian colonies. Not all Sweytzian colony worlds (counting colonies of colonies) are Alliance members, though most are on friendly terms with it. An interesting quirk, despite being very near to and on very good terms with several nearby star systems with indigenous people the SA does not yet have any member worlds that did not originate as a colony; albeit this is by simple coincidence, not design, and some nearby indigenous worlds have considered petitioning for membership.
The Alliance’s structure and charter is based on Sweytz’ founder’s original thesis, and the Sweytzian constitution itself. Member worlds send emissaries who are granted representative powers by their homeworlds and decide on policies that affect the Alliance as a whole, and to select their representatives to the Galfarran Union parliament.
The Alliance, technically, is little more than a trade union, but does have the power to engage in a certain measure of military action as a portion of each member’s military is pledged to the Alliance Council’s use as a joint force intended for protection from piracy and to keep the intersystem patrols for deep space defense.
While, as a Galfarran Union member, the Alliance has the right to mint its own internal currencies (and by its own laws its member worlds each hold the same right and are required to honour one another’s money) this right is not exercised. The Alliance relies on Credits, though Lokjiyu does use its own traditional currency, the Triluri. Nearly all of the member worlds use Galfarran for the native language, and the Council is held in Galfarran. Though all of the worlds seem to be home to speakers of many diverse languages.
The Sweytzian Alliance holds an honoured status in the Mugdarran Empire, has full mercantile access to the Kivanian Imperium, has a shaky political if strong economic relationship with the Terran Confederation through the member world Sweytz, and is a celebrated ally of the Allurian crown, just to name a few of its influential friends. They also work and trade freely with many minor groups in all three galaxies. Noteworthy on the opposite side of things the Sweytzian Alliance is on very poor terms, at times verging on war, with Anerix; they are banned from all thirteen star systems of His Majesty the King of Glamirth who has decreed that all Alliance ships, regardless of class or purpose, are to be destroyed on sight; and Alliance merchants may trade with Klingdou, but may not step off their ships nor interact with them without covering their heads with a shroud – a potent insult, doubled in Klingoi estimation, by their refusal to accept Alliance member ambassadors or to allow private citizens to enter the star systems except to trade.