I have a rather important question. What exactly are the terms to becoming a member planet in the Trade Order? Also, have the terms changed from the Trade Order to the TEC? (are some things not longer needed, are other things added)
I haven't given this much thought yet, but here are the first few that I think would head the list.
1.) A member planet will not assault or be involved in an assault on another member planet.
2.) A member planet will not assault a nonmember planet unless specifically advised to by the Trade Order Council (TOC).
3.) A member planet will agree to give economic aid to another member planet, within reason and if asked.
4.) A member planet will present one representative from its planet at the Trade Order Council (TOC) for an 8 year term.
5.) A member planet will democratically elect its representative to the Trade Order Council.
6.) A member planet will agree to have its government democratically elected.
...can't think of more for now but you see how it goes. Remember that anything not stated in the terms of membership would be prohibited to a member planet (or at least able to be taken to court for). So this list should be very, very long. Ideas?