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Confederation of Michigan
The Confederation, officially the Confederation of Michigan (C.M.), commonly referred to as the Confederacy, is a trading and defensive alliance consisting originally of settlements and cities in the south-eastern part of Michigan and the Thumb, but has expanded into the south-western farmlands of Michigan. It was originally formed by seven settlements – Warren, Canton, Troy, Sterling, Novi, and Fordborn; as well the Kingdom of Auburn was involved in the creation of the Confederation.
The confederation is organized with Fordborn as the hegemon and is controlled by the council of allies which was composed of two bodies: the assembly of Fordians and the Congress of Allies. Each allied state has one vote in the Congress, regardless of that state’s size or geopolitical power. No tribute is paid except in times of war when one-third of the military of a state can be requested. Only Fordborn can call a Congress of the Confederation. All alliances are made with Fordborn only, so if they so wished, member states have to form separate alliances with each other. And although each state has one vote, Confederation resolutions were not binding on Fordborn. Thus, the Confederation of Michigan is not an “alliance” in the strictest sense of the word,