Venusian Initiative


The Venusian Initiative is the third largest of the stellar nations in population and economy and is tied with the Space Habitat Coalition for having the third largest military force. Its origins go back to an ambitious project by UEP mega-corporation, MK Enterprises to terraform and colonize Venus.

The multi-phase project was called The Venusian Initiative, and its goal was to make Venus a habitable world. The first phase would take advantage of anti-gravity technology to construct floating cities within Venus’ atmosphere— this would house the commercial and initial residential structures. The second phase used solar shade technology, in the form of an artificial gas cloud, to insulate Venus from sunlight— thereby conditioning its temperature to Earth-like levels. The last phase calls for the construction of new cities at ground level, which would begin after the terra-forming process is completed (est. 2284).

After the AI War ended, the then-CEO and primary shareholder of MK Enterprises, Lance Delmonte, taking advantage of the weakened state of the worlds, seized the opportunity to form his own government. On August 10, 2118, Delmonte, along with support of the colonists, formed the Venusian Initiative. Delmonte subsequently resigned his position with MK Enterprises and later sold his majority share private investors.

Despite its formal separation from the UEP, both worlds maintain strong diplomatic, trade and military relations with each other.

Stellar Geography


Home World:
Venus, Sol System

Spatial claims:
The entire planet of Venus.
Orbital stations:  Aphrodite-1, Aphrodite-2, Eros-3, Venus-1 (50%), Vulcan-1, Vulcan-2



1,222,131 (July 2210 est.)

Population growth rate:
+0.012% (2212 est.)

English 88%, Chinese 10%, other 2%




World name:

Conventional long form:
The Venusian Initiative

The VI or Vens

Government type:

Name: Ishtar City, Ishtar Terra
Location: Venus, Sol System

Government Executives:
(Since September 2200)

Executive President:
Stephen Delmonte

Vice President:
Norman Chadwick

Director of Security:
Ygor Svlanivoch

Director of Research & Development:
John Chung

Director of Commerce:
Rudolph Armstrong

Director of Infrastructure & Technology:
Ronald Greenberg




The Venusian economy is the third largest of the stellar nations, with a GSI of 26Tc (per capita GSI @ 212Kc). It is a capitalist, market-driven economy where every citizen, by law, must work for one of the domestic companies. The central government acts as the parent company for all corporations that operate on Venus and must approve any major initiatives and expenditures. Citizens are allowed, and encouraged, to start their own corporations and are eligible to receive venture capitalist funding from the central government. However, the Venusian government will always be the majority stakeholder and receive at least half of the company’s profits.

Like the Martian Confederacy, the Venusian Initiative relies heavily on interstellar trade, with exports comprising 92% of the Venusian GSI. However, unlike the Confed, the VI corporate machine produces and exports a wide variety of goods and services— the latter primarily comprised of intellectual patent agreements. In addition, with its close relationship with the UEP, it benefits from heavy trade with Earth, the largest population in the system.

The diverse industrial complex of the VI guarantees that it will continue to prosper, with growth expected to approach or surpass the Martian Confederacy within the next thirty years.



As with all the other worlds, The Ocean is engrained in the VI’s stellar processes and resource exchanges. For decades, The Ocean’s central root transponders were physically located on the UEP’s home world Earth.

At the end of the UEP-Confed war, one of the mandates in the Treaty of Phobos required the decentralization of The Ocean, opening up the other stellar worlds to host their own root transponders. Through an agreement with the UEP, the VI chose not to construct their own root transponders and instead would create repeater stations, owned and operated by the UEP. Other details of this arrangement are not publicly unknown.



Unlike the other worlds, the VI do not have a separate terrestrial military. Instead, the Venusian Peacekeeper Corps is the sole VI military force. The Venusian Peacekeepers operate both as a stellar navy and terrestrial force, similar to the UEP Enforcers but with a larger arsenal of weaponry and vehicles.

In time of peace, the Peacekeepers act as a local police force enforcing domestic policies and procedures. In its stellar capacity, its duty is to protect all Venusian stellar assets from any threats such as piracy or other criminal activities. In time of war, the Peacekeepers will defend the VI from both stellar and terrestrial invasion— although the latter is a moot point since there is no occupation of Venus land until the terra-forming process is completed.

Military Technologies

The Venusian Peacekeepers are comprised of human-operated military assets, primarily stellar cruisers and fighters— they lack any significant terrestrial weaponry. Smaller than both the UEP and Martian Confederacy, they rely on advanced tactics and execution to give them an edge in combat. The Peacekeepers are known for having some of the best-trained officers and men of the worlds and pride themselves on their toughness and ingenuity.

Transtellar Issues


Being a close ally of the UEP, the Venusian Initiative follows its lead, having poor relations with the Martian Confederacy. To date, this has been mainly expressed in verbal jabs at the Confed and not in any significant military or commercial altercations.

The Venusian Initiative is currently in a dispute with the Space Habitat Coalition over the intellectual property rights of an advanced space station design. The VI has accused the SHC of stealing the design and using it to construct its latest series of Hyppolyta stations. To date, the SHC has neither confirmed nor denied the truth of these accusations. The issue is scheduled to be debated at the next Interstellar Peace Alliance conference.