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INTERSTELLAR STATE
Gorn Hegemony
Emblem of the Gorn Hegemony.
Dominant species: Gorn
Government
System of government: Monarchy
Head of state: Imperator of the Gorn Hegemony
Head of government: Imperator of the Gorn Hegemony
People


The Gorn Hegemony is the Gorn state. (ENT episode: "Bound", DS9 novel: Wrath of the Prophets, ST - Destiny novel: Mere Mortals) It is a monarchy headed by the Gorn Imperator. (ST - Destiny novel: Mere Mortals)

There were multiple names given to the Gorn government. FASA calls it the "Gorn Alliance" whilst Klingon Academy refers to it as the "Gorn Kingdom", and Starfleet Command calls it the "Gorn Confederation". However, ENT refers to it as the Gorn Hegemony which serves as its official canonical name.

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History

See main article: Gorn history.

In 2266, the Gorn Hegemony made first contact with the United Federation of Planets, destroying the Federation colony at Cestus III, a world they considered to be their territory before being pursued by the USS Enterprise. After intervention from the non-corporeal life-forms known as the Metrons, the Gorn Hegemony reached an agreement about the territorial dispute, and Cestus III was ceded to the Federation. (TOS episode: "Arena")

In the 2280s, the Gorn Hegemony was ruled by a king who was old and lacked authority. Actual running of the government was left to the King's advisors and children. Though the government suffered political problems, it was still quite a powerful military force that was more then enough to challenge other governments near their territory. (TOS video game: Klingon Academy)

In 2375, the Gorn Hegemony suffered a coup d'etat by the Black Crest faction as the USS Enterprise-E visited their world in an attempt to enlist the Hegemony's aide in the Dominion War. The new Gorn government attacked and occupied Cestus III, now a Federation Member State, before being thwarted. The Hegemony later joined the Allied cause. (TNG comic: "The Gorn Crisis"; ST novel: Articles of the Federation)

By 2379, the Gorn Hegemony had established normal diplomatic relations with the Federation, and even maintained a diplomatic mission on Earth. The Gorn Ambassador to the United Federation of Planets that year was Zogozin, whom Federation President Min Zife of Bolarus found very intimidating. (TNG novel: A Time to Heal)

In 2381, the Gorn Imperator noted that Ambassador Zogozin may attempt to eat Federation President Nanietta Bacco in retaliation for her "compulsory summit" to shore up support for the Federation's war with the Borg Collective. He eventually conceded and joined the allied cause. (ST - Destiny novel: Mere Mortals)

Government and Politics

Alternate Emblem
The leadership of the Gorn state consists of the Imperator of the Gorn Hegemony. However, in the 23rd century, it was ruled by a King, an old head of state who delegated his authority to several vassals who became at odds with one another for supremacy of the Hegemony. The king himself was sheltered from these political problems by those loyal to him. This led to degradation within the Gorn government. It was believed that, without a strong leader, the Hegemony might eventually collapse and fall into civil war. (TOS video game: Klingon Academy)

One political group within the Hegemony consisted of the Black Crest who attempted a coup against the government in order to engage in aggressive action against the Federation.

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Foreign Relations

Culture

The Gorn species are noted to be aggressive and almost primitive by Klingon tacticians though they were quite intelligent which meant that it was a mistake to underestimate them at any point. The Gorn attack approach involved the use of brute force with overwhelming attacks against their enemies rather then make use of finesse involved in carefully planned strikes. As such, a Gorn was more likely to slug their way out of a situation then think of a solution through it. (TOS video game: Klingon Academy)

Military

Despite the political problems of the Gorn Hegemony, it was known that in the 2280's that the Gorn state possessed a strong, disciplined military that prevented overt attempts against Gorn colonies.

Gorn Space Command was the primary defense organization that managed the Hegemony. Even though the Gorn possess fewer ships compared to their neighbours, the Space Command maintains a fleet that is highly feared by its enemies. Gorn officers are highly trained with a great deal of combat experience. This combination makes the Gorn a fearsome foe to face in battle. (TOS video game: Starfleet Command )

Starship Classes

Territory

The Gorn Hegemony was located spin-ward of the United Federation of Planets along the galactic axis and coreward of the Romulans. This positions the Hegemony squarely between the galactic arms which contains a sparse region of space with only a few habitable worlds that the Gorn have colonized. (TOS video game: Starfleet Command )

Planets

  • Gornar
  • Gihdahr

Apocrypha

The RPG The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon, published by Last Unicorn Games after they had lost their Star Trek licence, states that in 2373, the Gorn signed a non-aggression pact with the Dominion.

Connections

Major States in Local Space
Khitomer Accords alliance Ferengi AllianceImperial Romulan StateKlingon EmpireUnited Federation of Planets
Typhon Pact members Breen ConfederacyGorn HegemonyHoly Order of the KinshayaRomulan Star EmpireTholian AssemblyTzenkethi Coalition
Non-aligned states Cardassian UnionDanteri EmpireFirst FederationThe PatriarchySheliak CorporateTezwaThallonian ProtectorateTalarian RepublicUbarrak PrimacyRegnancy of the Carnelian ThroneDaa'Vit ConfederacyMetron Consortium

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ST Expanded

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

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Emblem of the Gorn Hegemony

The Gorn Hegemony is the governing body of the reptilian Gorn species.

The first known encounter between the Gorn Hegemony and the United Federation of Planets took place in 2267, when the Gorn attacked a Federation settlement on Cestus III, a world the Gorn claimed as their territory. The USS Enterprise responded to a distress call from the settlement, leading to a showdown between a Gorn captain and James T. Kirk. Although that first contact was hostile, intervention by the mysterious Metrons led to a somewhat peaceful resolution (TOS: "Arena"), allowing the two governments to develop a moderately cordial relationship. As a result, Gorn exchange officers were serving on Starfleet vessels as early as the 2270s (TOS novel: Dreadnought!), and as late as the 2380s (Korsha, Star Trek: Prometheus. Ssliss, Star Trek: Arcadia). Some even attended and graduated from Starfleet Academy.

In the 2280s a Gorn king ruled the Hegemony, but deferred operation of the government to his children and advisors. Although his regime suffered political problems, the Hegemony still proved to be a formidable military force in the region. (TOS PC game: Star Trek: Klingon Academy)

In 2375, while the Federation starship USS Enterprise-E visited the Gorn homeworld in an attempt to enlist Gorn aid during the Dominion War, the "Black Crest" faction launched a Coup d'état, taking over the Hegemony and laying claim once again to Cestus III. (TNG comic: "The Gorn Crisis") After the crisis was resolved, the Hegemony joined the alliance of Alpha Quadrant powers against the Dominion. (Star Trek novel: Articles of the Federation)

In Star Trek: Pendragon continuity, a thirteen-month conflict broke out between the Gorn and the Federation in September 2375, ending with the Hegemony's surrender.

By 2379, the Gorn Hegemony had established affable political relations with the Federation, and maintained an embassy on Earth. Federation President Min Zife found Zogozin, the Gorn ambassador, to be very intimidating. (TNG novel: A Time to Heal)

By 2384, the GHS Marianela has gone missing in a pirate hunt and Romulans have found its location a few parsecs northeast of Talvath. (RIS Bouteina)

In the early 28th century, the Gorn Hegemony joined the Alliance. (Star Trek: 001)

Organization

The Gorn Hegemony was ruled by an Imperator who acted as both the head of state and the head of government. However, by the 23rd century onwards, the Gorn Imperator delegated his authority to several vassals who became at odds with one another for supremacy of the Hegemony. The Imperator himself was sheltered from these political problems by those loyal to him. This led to degradation within the Gorn government. (TOS video game: Klingon Academy)

Despite the political problems that plagued the Hegemony, the Gorn Space Command was the primary defense organization that managed the Hegemony's military. Even though the Gorn possess fewer ships compared to their neighbors, the Space Command maintains a fleet that is highly feared by its enemies. Gorn officers are highly trained with a great deal of combat experience. This combination makes the Gorn a fearsome foe to face in battle. (TOS video game: Starfleet Command)

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This article uses material from the "Gorn Hegemony" article on the ST Expanded wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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