NEW Story: The Fountain
Zero G is a hell of a thing.
The flight to the moon is long, loud and most people get sick, but it’s also a life-changing experience.
The stewardess in pictured here is from Helena. The use of republic flags on uniforms is very common.
Vekllei has nearly 70 republics and Vekllei people think of themselves as a union of city-states belonging to one country, so that kind of upstream and downstream federalism is a core part of their identity.
Politically, republics are also elevated as an identity because it decentralises power and identity between nearly 70 republics, rather than 8 regional commonwealths that might be more prone to secession or political antagonism as a rival and self-sufficient power.