There are two groups of asteroids in the orbit of Jupiter, both ahead and behind the gas giant planet. The cluster of Trojan asteroids moving ahead of Jupiter are united as the Alpha Trojan Republic, which is an oligarchic republic whose government is elected on a limited franchise restricted to wealthy citizens. The cluster of Trojan asteroids trailing Jupiter are governed by a democratic republic called the Omega Unity. Both the Alpha Trojan Republic and the Omega Unity are member states of the Outworld Alliance. Both Trojan asteroid states on rare occasions will actually launch armed raids against other member states of the Outworld Alliance, especially the Jovian republics and the Uranus Polity.