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The Vulcan High Command was a powerful governmental body that existed on the planet Vulcan. (ENT episode: "Broken Bow")) The head of this organization held the title of Administrator with Commissioner being another high ranking position.



Ancient times

The High Command existed even before the events of the Sundering and the preaching of Surak's philosophy of logic and peace. During this early era on the planet Vulcan, they were one of the many factions that battled over the surface of their harsh world and were centered around the city of ShiKahr. They were the patrons of the Vulcan Space Initiative and worked closely with them at their home at the Vulcan Space Institute at ShiKahr. In order to secure a neutrality in the conflicts that warred over the surface of Vulcan, the High Command formed a non-aggression pacts and treaties of neutrality with both the Northeastern Alliance and the Southern Hegemony as well as the Te-Vikram Brotherhood. They were also responsible for entering into an agreement with the Northeastern Alliance where the High Command authorised the creation of the Great Ships to be used as warships. However, as events began to grow more hostile, it became apparent that this state was not stable and that eventually they would have to decide to break with one faction and ally with another. The High Command was also involved in helping in the development of the Great Ships so that they could be used as warships.

In this early time, their power also began to waiver as political dominance in the Vulcan Assembly was shifting from the High Command to the Technocrats; a new faction that began to develop in Vulcan politics. Growing tensions forced the Vulcan High Command to sever diplomatic ties with the Northeastern Alliance. Ultimately, they were against the decision to use the Great Ships to send a number of Vulcans in Exile from the Mother World in order to preserve their culture just in case all life on Vulcan was destroyed by war. One of the factions that the High Command was blamed for temporary allying with were the aggressive priest kings of the Te-Vikram Brotherhood. At this time, demonstrators in ShiKahr's Old Town also petitioned for the High Command to join a world wide consortium that was aiming to protect one of the planet's shrunken oceans from chemical pollutants from factories.

Despite their disapproval of their ships be used as generation craft, representatives of the High Command were present at the time when the departure for the Exile was going to begin. At the time, the te-Vikram staged an assault which destroyed Vulcan Station and led to the departure of many; some of them accidently swept up in the attack to the shuttles whilst somes destined for the journey were left behind. As the Great Ships prepared to depart, the Vulcan High Command informed the crew that they would not be recalled leading to the start of the Vulcan-in-Exile. (TOS novels: Vulcan's Soul, Exodus)

Later era

By the 22nd century, the Vulcan High Command was the most powerful organization on Vulcan that it was considered te de facto government. In 2153 in May, the High Command was responsible for ordering Ambassador Soval to recall Subcommander T'Pol from her assignment on the United Earth starship Enterprise. They ordered her to return to Vulcan rather than join the Enterprise on its mission into the Delphic Expanse but she simply resigned her commission rather than obey the recall. (ENT episode: "The Expanse")

In 2154, the head of the High Command, V'Las, planned an attack on Andoria. Using doctored evidence, he managed to convince the rest of the Vulcan government that the Andorian Empire was developing a planet killer that was based on Xindi technology. This provoked hostilities between the Vulcan and Andorian races until Terran Jonathan Archer revealed V'Las's duplicity in the affair by uncovering Surak's Kir'Shara. Following this incident, V'Las and the High Command was disbanded which ended their influence on Earth's interstellar decisions. (ENT episodes: "Awakening (episode)", "Kir'Shara (episode)")

During the events of the Hobus Crisis in 2387, the High Command allowed Ambassador Spock and Romulan miner Nero onto the Vulcan home world after they were detained by M'Kan of the Ministry of Security. (TNG comic: "Countdown, Number Two")

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