| European Community (EC)|
Le Communauté européenne
|Flag||Crossed gold swords in a circle of white stars, centered on a field of Swiss blue.|
The European Community is an Economic Combine, which stretches from the former nation-state of Ireland all the way to Russia. The winner of the 21st century's economic wars, the powerful EC glories in a revived medievalism -- reflected in the culture, the sports, the architecture and in some cases their attitude toward the other Combines.
The politically and economically unified EC uses a parliamentary system similar to that of the old United Kingdom. The former independent countries of the EC have elected ministers and various parties which reflect concern over local trade issues, the size and power of the Hispanic Commonwealth and the need for a greater presence in space.