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Mechanics are aspects of the game which require detailed discussion. Herein is a brief about each mechanic and a link to a more detailed page.
|Empire||1.5||A group of planets and star systems that are ruled by the same government and controlled by a single acting entity|
|Government||1.5||Government types fall into one of three broad categories: autocracies, oligarchies and democracies.|
|Policies||1.5||Empire-wide laws of behavior that outline the empire's governing precepts|
|Edicts||1.5||Instant or temporary modifiers which can be applied to either a single planet or an entire empire|
|Diplomacy||1.4||Available diplomatic actions, attitude and opinion modifiers|
|Subject empire||1.5||Empires which fall under other empires' control or jurisdiction|
|Federations||1.5||A group of empires in a semi-autonomous union with a rotating leadership|
|Trade||1.5||Trade options between two empires|
|AI personalities||1.6||AI behavior patterns as dictated by their randomly assigned personality types|
|Land warfare||1.5||Ground forces for invading and defending planets as well as handling out of control rebellions|
|Ship designer||1.5||A tool for creating and customizing of new or existing ship and station templates|
|Spaceport||1.5||A large space station that serves as a planets' orbital construction facility which can also be used for defense purposes|
|Military station||1.5||A customizable military space station used primarily for defense|