Tau Ceti, officially the Commonwealth of Tau Ceti is a nation located in the Tau Ceti System on the edge of the New Canaan Corridor. It is considered a regional power with population of over 1.1 billion people and a high level of economic development.

Settled originally by refugees from British and French colonial holdings, today the Commonwealth is one of the most diverse nations within the Orion Arm as a result of the Sanctuary Worlds Program. A small majority of its population can trace its origins to the Indian Subcontinent, as well as smaller ethnic groups from the Arabian Peninsula and South America. In the modern era it remains a pluralistic, multilingual, and a multi-ethnic society

Tau Ceti has one of the fastest growing economies in the Orion Arm yet continues to be dominated by a series of challenges originating from the destruction of the Vesta Confederacy in 2234. A cold war with the Federative Republic of Endi Martell and a rivalry with the United Provinces of Tau Ceti have thus far limited the potential for economic expansion and power projection. Possessing both an interstellar space force, nuclear weapons, and a network of space stations, the Commonwealth ranks highly in military expenditure and capabilities.

The Commonwealth of Tau Ceti is a federal constitutional republic governed under the parliamentary system consisting of 15 states and 4 union territories.

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