Xyonist Society Who's Who Glossary

 

Xyonists Today

Xyonist society is socially and culturally rather conservative and traditionalist, but there is a paradox in that it is ready and capable of embracing new ideas and ways of doing things in other spheres, especially if there is profit in doing so.  This pragmatism dates back to the early days when the settlers had to do what was necessary in order to survive.  They are an innovative and self-reliant peoples who excel at business and commerce, are tolerant of others with a ‘live and let live’ approach, resilient in the face of adversity, and have a reputation for abhorring waste and inefficiency.

Of course this is an over generalisation and there is much variety to be found within the Union.  The most ‘Xyonist’ of systems are to be found at the core of the Union with Agama, Haggai, Masada and New Jerusalem, closely followed by Baal and Aggadah.  When you get into the Outer Quadrants then 'Xyonism' is related to economic development with the richer and more populous systems adopting more of the trappings of core worlds.  Some might say this is because they can afford it, but these are also the systems that tend to attract most of the professional and educated migrants from the established worlds of Q0.  However, it is important to remember that the bulk of the Union's population still resides in Q0.

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Who's Who

The most prominent and respected Xyonist, at least within the Union, is the Speaker of Xyon – a figure who tends to remain a constant in peoples lives as it is not unusual for them to hold the post for 20 years or more.  The current Speaker is Tarik Faraj, who took up the position in 3201.295.  After the Speaker comes the Prime Minister and the Cabinet.  There are then the heroes who capture the imagination of the public at the time, such as the explorers Halo Jones and Cdr Lev Sharma of the UXN.  Finally there are the stars of popular culture such as Izhar Cohen & The Alpha-Beta, the diva Dana Interstellar, and the ever popular TriVid stars like Woody Zelig, Barbarella Streisand and Morag Lipmann.

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Glossary of Xyonist Terms and Acronyms

Agama Prime  Political party, and Agama IV
Agema PDF  brigade charged with protecting the Sanhedrin
A'man Naval Intelligence, part of the ODI.
ANS Agama News Service
Black Watch Marine battalion charged with guarding Raven Rock
BSA Baal Starport Authority
CDI Chief of Defence Intelligence
CDS Chief of the Defence Staff
CGM Commandant General of the Marines
CoG Comet of Gallantry
ComSec Commercial Secretary - Cabinet post
CSD Chief of System Defences
DGISD Director General of the ISD
DPM Deputy Prime Minister - Cabinet post
DSSG Deep Space Steering Group, chaired by Hakam Weissmuller
EGG Economic Growth Group - joint UoX/GFA body
Emet "Truth" - one of the official State yachts
Emuna "Faith" - one of the official State yachts
ERIC Exterminator Research Investigation Committee - Agama
Founders a.k.a. Hakamim
FTU Fleet Testing Unit - located at Krauser, Agama VI
Golden Rule Federal investment plan laid down by Gideon Braun in 3050
Hakam Member of the Hakamim
Hakamim The High Council of Xyon - located at Matochkin Shah, Agama III
Harikat Amal Political party
HMBC Haggai and Masada Banking Corporation
HoX Hakam of Xyon
ISD Internal Security Department under the Ministry of Internal Affairs, a.k.a. Shabak.
Kahal Upper House of the planetary parliaments
Knesset Lower House of the planetary parliaments
Labour Political party
Maskalim Political party
MIT Masada Institute of Technology
MoC Ministry of Commerce
Mossad Probably the best intelligence service in the Universe!
MRSS Most Righteous System Status
ODI Office of Defence Intelligence within the Defence Ministry
ONX (Onyx) Office of the Navy of Xyon within the Defence Ministry
OPD Office of Planetary Defence within the Defence Ministry
Palmach Special Forces units of the XDF
PDF Planetary Defence Forces (including the Star Guard)
PEAS Permanent Economic Assistance Secretariat - joint NWT body to co-ordinate investment
QM Quorum Member, one of the 5 senior Hakamim
Raven Rock Location on Agama IV of the Defence Ministry
Robi The Robot Institute - Agama
RoV Rings of Valour
Sari Sagan Location of the UXN HQ in the Haggai system
Sanhedrin The Federal Parliament, located at Metropolis, Agama IV
SEA Secretary of External Affairs - Cabinet post
SecDef Secretary of Defence - Cabinet post
SecGen Secretary General of the Union - Cabinet post
SecSR Secretary of Science and Research - Cabinet post
SEoX Stock Exchange of Xyon
Shabak See ISD.
Shaliach, fm Sh'lichah, pl. Sh'lichim Governor of a system
Shomrim Marine battalion charged with protecting the Hakamim
SM Member of the Sanhedrin
SMASH Space Mobile Army Surgical Hospital
SoD Star of David
SoS Speaker of the Sanhedrin - Cabinet post
The Speaker Head of the Hakamim
SUP Social Union Party
TSec Treasury Secretary - Cabinet post
True Zion Political party
UoX Union of Xyon
UXN Union of Xyon Navy
Voice of Xyon Swifty Frisco, the ANS holographic anchor
XDF Xyon Defence Forces
XMC Xyon Marine Corps
XS Xyon Starship
XUP Xyon Unity Party - political party
XyClOps Xyon Controller of Operations (UXN)
XyCoS Xyon Controller of Support (UXN)

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