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APPENDIX IX: How many Illustrus Senators are there in the Imperial Senate??

-By: Fireangel

What is the size of the Illustrus (Imperial) Senate on Terra?

According to Interceptor,[1] the Illustrus Senate is comprised of exactly one thousand Illustrus Senators in 6831:

a. Terran District: 350
b. Mom Pono District: 175
c. Ssora District: 104
d. Mochov District: 175
e. Dalvik District: 68
f. Orion District: 78
g. Sandarne District: 21
Total: 1,000 Illustrus Senators

Sandarne District is the unnamed district between KessRith space and the galactic core on the galactic map.

This number apparently does not include the nine prefectures captured from the Commonwealth, which are outside the borders of the Orion District. Furthermore, this number is round enough to be suspect; are there a thousand by decree or is it simply that at this point in time there happen to be exactly 1,000 senators?

We’ll part from the premise that it just so happened that on that date there were exactly 1,000 senate seats. By 26 October 6841, the starting date of the campaign which prompted the creation of this document, the conquered Grand Dukedoms (now Prefectures) have integrated as the New Orion Arm Territories and have seats in the Illustrus Senate.

The nine new Prefectures are: Potsdam, Caverlil, Somm Trau, Alesia, The Mission Stars, Medina, Nisus, Grenbern and Alaric (even though Alaric has not yet been fully conquered). This revises the Senate numbers as follows:

a. Terran District: 350
b. Mom Pono District: 175
c. Ssora District: 104
d. Mochov District: 175
e. Dalvik District: 68
f. Orion District: 78
g. Sandarne District: 21
h. New Orion Terrirories: 9

Totals: 1,009 Illustrus Senators

Real World ComparisonsEdit

As matter of comparison, here are some modern-day Senates/Parliaments:

  • U.S. Senate: 100
  • U.S. House of Representatives: 435 (+6 non-voting)
  • Senate of Canada (Upper House): 105
  • Canadian House of Commons (Lower House): 308
  • U.K. House of Lords: 826
  • U.K. House of Commons: 650
  • Mexican Senate: 128
  • Mexican Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados): 500
  • India Council of States (Rajya Sabha)(Upper House): 245
  • India House of the People (Lok Sabha)(Lower House): 545

Fictional ComparisonsEdit

  • The Star Wars Prequels Galactic Senate[2] chamber has “balconies” for 1,024 delegations.[3]

Notes & ReferencesEdit

  1. Interceptor pp. 60
  2. Galactic Senate in Wookiepedia
  3. Senate Building in Wookiepedia

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