Independent is a term for individuals, organisations, corporations, minor factions, governments, and star systems that have no allegiance to the three major factions: the Alliance, the Empire, and the Federation.
The independent systems still constitute the bulk of the human inhabited systems. They bring a rich tapestry of cultures and beliefs to the dark of space. From these worlds individuals and governments seek new opportunities deep in unexplored space.
— Elite: Dangerous Handbook
Independent Systems Edit
The majority of the Core Systems and other human-inhabited territories such as the Pleiades Nebula and Colonia Region consists of unaligned, independent systems. Independent systems have rich and diverse cultures, politics, and beliefs, and generally rely on locally-funded and trained security forces for protection. The main appeal for remaining independent is the freedom of self-governance and the new opportunities in uncharted, deep space. These systems are generally less populated and secure, but not necessarily anarchic.
As of April 3305, the total population of all independent systems in the galaxy is 2,202,400,461,815. As of June 3305, there are 9,615 populated independent systems, and the ten most populous systems are:
Key Independent People Edit
Many prominent people are independent in the galaxy.