- The Minbari Federation
- The Earth Alliance
- The Narn Regime
- The Centauri Republic
- The Drazi Empire
- The Brakiri Syndicracy
- The Felann Empire
- The Abbai Matriarchate
- The Gaim Intelligence
- The Grome Marga Chulda
- The Hurr Androma Republic
- The Hyach Grand Council of Elders
- The Iksha
- The Llort Mi-Ma-Ti
- The Onteen
- The Lumati
- The Pak’ma’ra
- The Ventuki Conglomerate♠
- The Yolu Ingyo
- The Enphili
- The Divloda
- The Nimue
- and other
The Interstellar Alliance (ISA) is a supranational political and economic union formed on December 30, 2261, comprising many of the former League of Non-Aligned Worlds, in addition to major powers such as the Minbari Federation, Centauri Republic, Earth Alliance, and Narn Regime.
The advisory board for the Alliance is derived from the original Babylon 5 Advisory Council and is made up of senior representatives from each of the major powers, including the vice president. The original IA advisory board consisted of Ambassadors Londo Mollari of the Centauri Republic, G’Kar of the Narn Regime, and Delenn of the Minbari Federation who also served as Vice President of the Alliance. President Sheridan effectively spoke for the Earth Alliance.
The council acts as a cabinet to the president advising him on events, supported by functional officials such as the Director of Covert Intelligence and the head of the Anla’Shok along with temporary officials, such as Dr. Stephen Franklin’s role as xenobiological research authority. Their other main role is nominating a new candidate for president when the current one decides to leave office.
With the Centauri withdrawing from the Alliance in 2262, the advisory board was composed of the President, the Vice President, Minbar’s representative, Narn’s representative, and Earth’s representative. Due to the makeup of the members, the board consisted of Sheridan, Delenn, and G’Kar. It is unknown if any other government joined the advisory board after the Centauri War or if the Centauri rejoined the board when Emperor Vir Cotto signed the Minbar Accord, bringing the Republic back into the Alliance in 2279.
Military and Law Enforcement
The ISA commands a combined military force made up of its member worlds, but only in conflicts that are threats to the whole of the Alliance. In the first major conflict in its history, the Centauri War, the principal members supplying the majority of the force were the Earth Alliance, the Minbari Federation, the Narn Regime, the Drazi Freehold, and the Brakiri Syndicracy. The member governments must vote the IA president the authority to command the military elements of the sovereign worlds.
The independent military force of the IA consists of the members of the Anla’Shok.
At its formation, membership in the Alliance was offered to every major power, as well as to all members of the League of Non-Aligned Worlds. Before becoming a fully-fledged member, each new member must agree to abide by and uphold the Alliance’s Declaration of Principles. Each member world or race assigns an ambassador to the Alliance, where they act as a legislative body who may demand explanations and other actions from the president of the ISA.
The ISA is a rather liberal organization, as they respect their member worlds’ rights to freedom of speech, travel, religion, and self-government. These rights are demonstrated in this prototype of the final declaration of principles. After this declaration was signed unanimously, G’Kar, the original author, produced another, better version.
In its first year, the Alliance was beset with the problem of holding together races that were normally used to suspecting and competing with each other, along with other problems ranging from the sharing of technology to trade. But the new government’s greatest first-year trial started with something relatively minor: attacks by parties unknown on shipping from worlds belonging to the Alliance. Originally believed to be the work of Raiders, it was soon discovered that the Centauri were behind the attacks, and war soon broke out. Although relatively brief, the war caused severe damage, resulting in the Centauri withdrawing from the ISA for almost two decades.
In 2267, the ISA provided the Earth Alliance with the Excalibur to help find a cure for the Drakh plague somewhere in deep space.
The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice.
The language is not Narn, or Human,
or Centauri, or Gaim or Minbari.
It speaks in the language of hope
it speaks in the language of trust
it speaks in the language of strength and
the language of compassion.
It is the language of the heart and
the language of the soul.
But always, it is the same voice.
It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us
and the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born.
It is the small, still voice that says
We are one.
No matter the blood; No matter the skin
No matter the world; No matter the star
We are one.
No matter the pain; No matter the darkness
No matter the loss; No matter the fear
We are one.
Here, gathered together in common cause.
We agree to recognize this singular truth
That we are one
and this singular rule
That we must be kind to one another
Because each voice enriches us and ennobles us
and each voice lost diminishes us.
We are the voice of the Universe
the soul of creation
the fire that will light the way to a better future.
We are one.
We are one.
Declaration of principles