Romulan Star Empire

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  • Full name: Romulan Star Empire
  • Center of government: Romulan Senate House, Ki Baratan, Romulus
  • Population largely comprised of Romulans

Bordering territories


  • 2311: Withdrawal from interstellar affairs following the Tomed Incident (TNG: "The Neutral Zone")
    • Occasional, often combative interactions with nearby neutral powers, but no interactions with larger nations outside covert espionage and infiltration
  • December 2364: Return to interstellar presence following then-unidentified Borg attacks against outposts along border of Romulan Neutral Zone (TNG: "The Neutral Zone")

Political Structure

  • Military: Romulan Guard
  • Executive
    • Praetor practically serves as head of state
      • Romulan Praetors
      • Officially, the Empire is led by the Emperor/Empress, but by the 22nd century this position is largely ceremonial
      • Selected by the Senate Continuing Committee
    • National technological development led by Chief Technologist (ENT Novel: The Good That Men Do)
  • Legislative
    • Romulan Senate
      • Led by the Proconsul (TNG: "Unification")
        • Romulan Proconsuls
        • Commonly translated in the 22nd century as "First Consul" (ENT Novel: The Good That Men Do)
        • Vice-proconsul (Second Consul) immediately beneath in rank (TNG: "Face of the Enemy"; TNG Short Story: "Turncoats")
      • Romulan Senators
      • Divided into subject-matter divisions similar to executive departments found in other governments
        • Medical Division (VAN Novel: Summon the Thunder)
  • Legal framework
    • Upon conviction for acts against the state, convicted are granted a public Right of Statement prior to their execution (ENT Novel: To Brave the Storm; TOS: "The Enterprise Incident")
      • Recorded and publicly broadcast declaration explaining their actions and motives (ENT Novel: To Brave the Storm; TOS: "The Enterprise Incident")
      • No limitations on length (ENT Novel: To Brave the Storm; TOS: "The Enterprise Incident")