League of Non-Aligned Worlds

The League of Non-Aligned Worlds was a fictional collection of races in the Babylon 5 universe.

The League of Non-Aligned Worlds had been a loose confederation of independent worlds and minor species formerly subject to the Centauri Republic. Each member species was self-governing, but they formed an economic alliance, political negotiating bloc, and at times of need a voluntary military alliance. The League of Non-Aligned Worlds was created to maintain a united front against a possible Centauri resurgence and protection from the expanding Narn Regime. The League's charter took on new meaning with the rise of the Dilgar, who launched a massive war of conquest and genocide against all neighbors. The League resisted but was nearly overwhelmed, until the Earth Alliance agreed to aid the League and helped drive back the Dilgar.

As a result, the League cemented its reputation as a force which could influence at least one of the major powers. However, the League was fractious and often was subject to petty internal rivalries. On the Advisory Council of the Babylon Station the League was represented by delegates from each member world, who as a group must come to a consensus to cast one vote on behalf of the entire League. In comparison, each of the other major powers were represented by a single individual with one vote; additionally, votes could be taken in the absence of the League representatives, which was not true for at least two of the major powers.

The League included the Abbai, Brakiri, Cascor, Drazi, Gaim, Hyach, Ipsha, Llort, Lumati, Markab, pak'ma'ra, Vree, and Yolu.

After Babylon 5 declared independence, Captain Sheridan persuaded the League members to provide ships for the defense of Babylon 5; later, these and other League forces joined the Rangers and the Minbari in the war against the Shadows. Sheridan declined their assistance during the Earth Alliance civil war, insisting that their involvement (fighting against an anti-alien xenophobic movement) would do more harm than good.

The League eventually dissolved itself in late 2261, shortly after the end of the Earth Alliance civil war, as its membership was transformed into the Interstellar Alliance.

The League appears to be based on the Non-Aligned Movement, which resembles the League in that in its moments of unity it often wields as much power as the Great Powers in United Nations votes.


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