The United Nations of Earth, Mars and the Federation of Human States is the planet-state political body formed from the unification of Earth and most of its associated off-world colonies. UNEMFHUS is a category ___ League member, and in common speach is known as The Federation or The Human Federation.
Sovereign Nations - Full member states, such as USA or Mars.
Commonwealth Colonies - Mostly independent states beholding to no nation and only in certain terms to UNEMFHUS.
Dependencies - Territories & settlements dependent on a larger entity (could be nation, colony or UNEMFHUS), with only limited self-government, mostly on local issues.
Installations - Facilities with no measure of self-government such as military, economic or scientific stations.