Before coming to Tosev 3, the Race had never encountered a political entity which was not ruled by a hereditary monarch. The Race assumed this system was also the one used by the various independent states with which the Conquest Fleet was engaged in the invasion. They were disabused of this error when Vyacheslav Molotov recounted the impericide of Tsar Nicholas II and his family during the Russian Revolution to Fleetlord Atvar.
The Race categorized the not-empires into three categories:
- Those led by rulers who ruled as dictators without a hereditary mandate, such as Germany and the Soviet Union.
- Those where emperors reigned merely as figureheads who gave legitimacy to politicians who governed in their name, such as the United Kingdom and Japan.
- Democracies such as the United States and Canada, which the Race derided as snoutcounting and considered anarchies.
The Presidents, Prime Ministers, Chancellors, etc., of not-empires were referred to as not-emperors. E.g., the Führer-Chancellor of Germany was the "Not-emperor of the Deutsche."
Not-Empires Recognized by the Race
Not-Empires Conquered by the Race