Andorian Empire

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Facts

  • Full name: Andorian Empire
  • Center of government:
    • - 2154 - 2165 - : Laibok, Andor (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing; Live by the Code)
    • - 2365 - 2381: Laikan, Andor (TNG Short Story: "The Captain and the King")
    • 2381 - Present: Lor'Vela, Andor (TP Novel: Paths of Disharmony)
  • Established c. 19th century
    • Andor's warring clans first united by the Empire's first and last monarch, Thalisar the Last (DS9 Novel: Andor: Paradigm)
    • Became a spacefaring nation c. mid-20th century following technological advances brought on by Vulcan first contact (ENT Novel: Uncertain Logic)
  • Core territory consists of the Kuy'va system
  • Founding member of the Coalition of Planets (ENT Novel: The Good That Men Do)
  • Founding member of the Federation
    • Officially considered the third member via signing order
      • In 2160s, Federation councillors chosen by election (ENT Novel: Tower of Babel)
      • By 2368, selection process changed to appointment by the majority party of the Parliament Andoria (DS9 Novel: Andor: Paradigm)
      • Councillor Anlenthoris ch'Vhendreni (2161 - 2164) (ENT Novel: Tower of Babel)
      • Councillor Avaranthi sh'Rothress (2164 - ) (ENT Novel: Tower of Babel)
      • Councillor Zhimen ch'Rhettel ( - 2270 - ) (DTI Novel: Forgotten History)

Political Structure

  • Central body known as the Parliament Andoria, sometimes translated as the Imperial Council (ENT: "Cease Fire"; DS9 Novel: Andor: Paradigm)
    • Led by a Presider, sometimes translated as Chancellor (ENT: "The Aenar"; DS9 Novel: Andor: Paradigm)
    • Two military bodies prior to Federation membership
      • Andorian Defense Force - planetary defense (ENT Novel: The Good That Men Do)
      • Andorian Imperial Guard - spacebound defense
    • Andorian Imperial Freight Service - merchant marine (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)