The All Systems Commonwealth or simply the Systems Commonwealth is a fictional intergalactic government from Gene Roddenberry's science fiction TV series Andromeda. It was born out of the Vedran Empire. The Vedrans, originating from Tarn-Vedra, which was their homeworld and the capital of their empire, were the first known race to discover the Slipstream, the only known way to travel faster-than-light. They built their empire by traveling to the different star systems and conquering the inhabited and colonizing the uninhabited worlds. The Commonwealth was a democratic federation of planets, drifts (space stations or orbital habitats), and systems. Depending on where you look, the Commonwealth (and its preceding Empire) was spread across Three Galaxies (referred in the fourth season of the show simply as "Tri-Galaxies") or Six Galaxies. It lasted for about 5500 years, starting with a time of political reform and ending with a violent civil war started by the Nietzscheans and subsequent invasion by the terrifying Magog.
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... portrayed by Kevin Sorbo, is a member of the Intergalactic Systems Commonwealth High Guard ... Dylan was born in Visharna-Tarn, a city on the Commonwealth's capital planet, Tarn-Vedra, to a Paradine father employed as a highly paid gardener at the Imperial Gardens and a ... to join him and help him restore the now fallen Systems Commonwealth ...
... a Nietzschean Lieutenant Commander of the Systems Commonwealth serving aboard the Andromeda Ascendant under Captain Dylan Hunt ... as flashbacks), a former executive officer of the Andromeda who betrayed Captain Hunt and the Systems Commonwealth 300 years prior, contributing heavily to the Fall of the Commonwealth ... had maintained the traditions of the Systems Commonwealth ever since the Fall 300 years prior ...
... The Systems Commonwealth was a huge Utopian civilization, spanning three major galaxies of the Local Group ... Dylan eventually managed to restore the Commonwealth (though not to its former glory initially it had only 50 members while the Old Commonwealth had included more than a million ... However, the New Commonwealth soon fell victim to internal corruption masterminded by the group known as the Collectors, allied with the Abyss ...
... met when both were working for Argosy Special Operations, an elite division of the Commonwealth High Guard ... saved Dylan Hunt's life and was commended by the Systems Commonwealth for his bravery ... Uprising against the member worlds of the Systems Commonwealth ...
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