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League of Non-Aligned Worlds

"You think we are always jumping at shadows like wenno'tre?!" - Hynoi'prelek Gannoit refusing entry into the League

History | Structure | Membership

Symbol of the League of Non-Aligned Worlds

History

 Soon after the Narn declared their independence, several alien races met to discuss what should be done about the threat the Centauri posed to their borders. These races were former Centauri subjects and fearful of becoming so again. The Drazi and pak'ma'ra were the main

proponents of forming a mutual defense alliance as a great area of their territory bordered the Centauri. Many races acknowledged that a combined force would be more dissuasive or at the worst have a much better chance a Centauri invasion force off. In 2215, the membership in the League of Non-Aligned Worlds was ratified by enough sovereignties to sustain it, although it was a highly informal organization at this time. Many League members approached the Narn, but they refused to join. They were wary of other races as contact with the last two (the Shadows and the Centauri) had been extremely detrimental. Despite this, the League and Narn Regime maintained cordial relations.

 By the 2220's the League began to strengthen the structure of the League and form a comprehensive mutual defense plan. Disputes ranging from the diminishing of sovereign rights to contention between races for a multitude of reasons, to the equality of shared resources delayed any real advances in League policy. By 2228 raider attacks and rumors that the Dilgar were preparing for a major war quickly brought the League races together. In 2230 the Dilgar openly assaulted League worlds, forcing the League to hold to its treaty. Despite combining their forces, the League of Non-Aligned Worlds was fighting a losing battle as world after world succumbed to Dilgar conquest and experimentation. The League called upon the major races for assistance in their war with the Dilgar. The Earth Alliance answered and was a major force in defeating the Dilgar. Victory was bittersweet, several League members became extinct and a number of worlds were rendered inhabitable during the war.

 While allied with the humans, the League formalized its structure to better interact with the Earth Alliance. Following the war the League formed a governing council. It met periodically to set League policy. Although it had no force of law with the individual League governments, the council set economic and political policy for interaction between member states. League membership was opened up to any starfaring race that wished to join. Membership swelled from a mere fifteen to fifty alien governments. Unfortunately, no major race, who preferred their own governmental structure, joined the League.

 The League was temporarily disbanded in 2260 as Shadow influence turned almost all League races against each other. As the League members realized what was being done to them, the League reconvened and joined the Army of Light.

Structure

 The League of Non-Aligned Words' membership is a loose collection of approximately fifteen to fifty governments whose total size and power are greatly less than the "Big 5" (the Centauri, Humans, Minbari, Narns, and Vorlon). Most member races control their homeworld and a few colonies. Technological levels among the

 Since any one League member is unable to wield the power of any one of the members of the Babylon 5 Advisory Council (Centauri, Human, Minbari, Narn, and Vorlon), the League as a whole is given the power to cast one vote that equals that of one of the Big 5's. The League can deputize one of the members are their spokesperson and vote caster. The League votes can make or break ties. Should the Advisory Council become deadlocked, the League of Non-Aligned Worlds casts the deciding vote. Many League ambassadors are unhappy with this arrangement, yet it was the only workable solution for all participants.

Membership

The following is a list of League members  prior to the establishment of the InterStellar Alliance:

Abbai

Brakiri

Cascor

Drazi

Gaim

Grome

Hurr

Hyach

Ipsha

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Llort

pak'ma'ra

Markab

Vree

Yolu

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