The Uranus Polity is a political federation of four states that govern the moons of gas giant planet Uranus. Each of the four local states in the Polity are also member states of the Outworld Alliance. Both the central Polity government and local governments in it's four member states are strongly democratic. Workers are often strongly encouraged to join labor unions (see economy in VESS). There is also raging, ongoing debates in each of the Polity's member states and within the central Polity government over whether to promote state socialism or more free enterprise.