The Regulatory Corporation rise
As the revolution expanded and its newly formed army defeated the legions of the Authority in the battle on planet Assumut (491), transgalactic corporations understood that the Authority had lost all influence. Twelve major companies decided to fuse into one organization, the Regulatory Corporation, and began creating their own army.
Finally in 494 the United Authority disappeared: on one side the rebels from the outer worlds formed the Union of Colonies, on the other, The Regulatory Corporation expanded trying to fill its void. Many other worlds fell into anarchy and chaos, at the mercy of pirates and warlords.
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