The United Republican Ascendancies, commonly shortened to URA, and most commonly referred to as either the Republic or the Union, represents one of the two major galactic powers in Universe Staeus, the other being the Stahlvelkan Galactic Empire. The URA represents the second-largest galactic power, though as the chief rival of the Stahlvelkan Empire in the Cold Strife it’s power is immeasurable.
Comparable in size to the Empire, the URA can call over twenty million inhabited worlds that it’s domain encompasses. Much of the URA is situated in the galactic north, the historical periphery of human expansion. As such, while the most of its planets are majority-human, the URA is host to countless alien homeworlds and colonies it absorbed after the collapse of the Infinite Empire. In contrast to the Empire, the URA is a highly-centralized totalitarian state, and while it's worlds are divided into sectors for administrative purposes