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The Technocracy of Universalis is a micronation based on the principles of humanitarianism and science. The founding ideals of the nation are strongly influenced by the same ideals that drive the United Nations; but Universal government is dominated by scientific ideals based on the writings of classic science fiction authors such as HG Wells, Jules Verne, and so forth. Politically the country is driven by ideals similar to those espoused by John Lennon's New Utopia; this meaning no divisions based on ethnicity, religion, or other such limiting factors. Provincial boundaries within Universalis are based on geographical and demographic needs pertaining directly to the population involved. The idea is to create a society than can be open to everyone and, pun intended, universal.
Universalis was founded in late 1999 by Ryan Caruso as the Universe of Allied Nations. As the founder's first micronational attempt, the nation was rather poorly designed and had many initial flaws, borrowing mostly from the United Nations' administrative organization. As such the UAN quickly became a province of the then-premier micronation of the sector, the Audentior Independent Nation. As the AIN experienced tumult, the UAN was disbanded when Caruso was made President so that he could focus his attentions on Audente government. But the AIN collapsed nonetheless and the UAN was again briefly resurrected as provinces first of Tapfer, a neighboring micronation, and then by its successor state of Demesos (short for democracy and socialism). The birth of the Union of Apollo States saw a grand restructuring of the sector however and involved the absorption of Demesos. With this the UAN virtually disappeared for the next several years.
Universalis is rather small land-wise and does not boast a large population. But it does stress developing its culture and art as much as possible, in addition to the basis of advancing science. Aristarchus, the capital city located on Micras, is an impressive suburbia that displays modern arcology (architecture combined with ecology) techniques. The Gandhi Memorial Humanitarian Center (GMHC) is also located in Aristarchus, which houses the first organization devoted purely to micronational population studies and aid programs. Outside of Universalis is the Tiberion Spaceport, located on the tiny equatorial island of Tiberion. The spaceport is the launch point for vessels departing from Micras for the Auran colony. Space vessels utilize the Hurmu Jumpgate as a means of transit between the two star systems.