Name: Tr#skan Trade Union
Type: Loose economic confederation
Capital: BDA Tr#ska
Leadership: The Council Mercantile oversees the Tr#skan Trade Union; the Knights Economic are its primary citizens.
Currency: Tr#skan marek
Overview: The Tr#skan Trade Union is roughly analogous to the Hanseatic League
Calendar: BDA Tr#ska keeps the First
Empire calendar, but counts years from the founding of Tr#ska
in 2087 CE
Language analog: German/Polish/Hungarian
Settlement: c. 2800 CE
Independence: c. 2800 CE
After the fall of the First Terran Empire, BDA Tr#ska became an important trading world. The Knights Economic, under the command of the Council Mercantile, ranged through Credixian and former Patalan territory, and became known as the shrewdest traders around. The loose economic hegemony was known as the Tr#skan Trade Union.
c. 2800 CE: Tr#skan Trade Union begins growth.
c. 3100 CE: Tr#skan Trade Union entered a period of expansion that was to last for three centuries. The Union was, by this time, about 300 years old and relatively stable. The Meh Family had provided good leaders, and the Knights Economic led forays that developed new markets and new products, new territories and colonies. It was more or less a Golden Age for Tr#ska and Tr#skans -- although somehow it didn't seem so at the time . . . .
c. 4000 CE: Tr#skan Trade Union makes contact with Elendan.
4624 CE: Marella IV Kiadas takes throne of Deletian Monarchy. She begins to forcibly annex nearby planets. Warship technology on a high level made available to all territories by Tr#skan Trade Union. Feeding on fears that Tr#ska would expand its trade hegemony into a political state, Deletia (at the Council of Dusaan) persuades Vermis, Vetret, Kertora, and Terexta to join in a Deletia-led Alliance to attack and destroy BDA Tr#ska.
4635 CE: Destruction of BDA Tr#ska, collapse of the Tr#skan Trade Union.
9743 CE: BDA Tr#ska resettled.