THE EVA MATRIARCHY
The Eva began as an independent race engineered by human scientists. The Eva were engineered to be perfect females; created as beautiful and satisfying, they also quickly took on the abilities of being manipulative and scheming. The genetic engineering had also given them an intellect superior to that of their human creators, and while they slowly grasped the shortcomings of human society, they also started to make resistance against what were effectively their slave masters - the male humans.
After some time they formed their own organization and model society - what they called "The Matriarchy", a system ruled by a despotic Queen who was periodically elected amongst the best of The Eva. On their planets they also quickly turned the slavery forced upon them against their former masters, and in Eva society men were soon held as lower ranking and only kept for labour and entertainment for The Eva women. Eva children were produced by genetic engineering and cloning, leading to a population explosion as Eva laboratories produced large numbers of perfect females intended for the high positions in their society, as well as males genetically engineered to constitute the workforce. In The Matriarchy, it was believed that women were genetically destined and better suited to rule, while men were better suited for labour.
POLITICS AND LEADERSHIP
The Eva prefer the government style of Monarchy where the Queen is elected among the best candidates. The Queen also holds the highest spiritual office in the Matriarchy and also commands the armed forces. The Queen is chosen for life.
There is a strong feeling of patriotism in the Eva Empire and assimilated races are also included in this, in fact, assimilation on conquered or settled planets have gone well through Eva history and the Eva are very open and friendly to integrating new cultures into their Empire. Most often though, they start treating the female part of the integrated populations as leaders and think the males are secondary. There are many examples where such has not been the case though and where males of different races have risen to high offices within the Eva Empire.
The Eva do not allow major economic coprorations to form. This, because of an experiment in their history when they were near to being enslaved by their own corporations and it all ended in a bloody revolution. Eva women are industrious businessladies though and maintain small to mid sized businesses which trade with the other empires and keep the economy going.
There have been examples of Eva colonies that have chosen other forms of government, but Monarchy is preferred.
POPULATION AND SETTLEMENTS
The Eva are an intelligent, scientific race but they are also vain. They preferably inhabit continental planets, where they like to live on beautiful little estates in meticulously designed rural terrain environments. Their planets often end up looking like paradise and works of art, because they enjoy beauty and cleanliness. They also erect great city centres for administration; where most Evas work within the high offices such as in military and government. The shopping in these city centres is of course well-catered for.
They have a fondness of certain luxury goods. From the rare Bifurian Silk they produce magnificent clothes and fashion, which gives their society a large development boost. Gold to produce jewelry from makes them very happy, and Vodkol heightens their reproduction rate. There's a saying in the galaxy: "There's nothing as feisty as an Eva on Vodkol". In conjunction with the fact that The Eva genetically produce perfect working males, they have developed excellent mining equipment and work methods.
Diplomatically The Eva are unreliable allies; they have committment issues. They are suspicious and slightly aggressive towards their neighbours, and when it comes to fighting, they're rather cautious. They like to strike when they're completely ready and where it hurts. The Eva don't like the male dominated humanoid states at all; especially humans and Kiadians. They do get along with the Securans and Sluken though, because those societies remind them of their own. The Evas really like the Atuuk. Just because they're so fuzzy and cute.
The Eva tend to go for phasers and torpedo weapons when equipping their ships for combat. They make excellent ground soldiers, because there is a strong gun-glorification culture in the Eva society. Only females are allowed to enter their Valkyrie Regiments; this has historical reasons from the days when the Eva overturned their slavemasters and had to learn how to defend themselves. Melee combat is glorified and most Evas are trained in this way, however, leadership of the armed ground forces has been lacks and they produce fewer great generals than other cultures.
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