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- First Proclamation, United Sangheili Freedom Act -

United Sangheili Federation
Political information
Type of government

Militarised Meritocratic Federal Union

Founding document

United Sangheili Freedom Act


Sangheili Unified Federation Act

Head of State

Supreme Chancellor

Head of Government

Supreme Councillor


Military Councillor

Executive branch

Supreme Council

Legislative branch

High Council of Supreme Order

Judicial branch

High Council of Supreme Righteousness

Societal information

Licentia Prime, Altus City

Official language



USF Credits

State religious body

Neo-Sangheillian Spirituality

National holiday

23rd September (Sangheili Freedom Day)

Historical information
Formed from

Covenant Separatists

Date of establishment

1st Age of Freedom (23rd September 2553, Human calender)



The United Sangheili Federation is a Sangheili faction formed from the Covenant Separatists after the Human-Covenant War. They split from the rest of Sanghelios due to political and theocratic differences. In 2553 the USF became an independent faction and founded their new society on outer-colony worlds owned by ex-Covenant Councillors, which joined the federation's uprising after the Great Schism. Ultimately the founding councillors acknowledged that as intelligent and as honourable as their species may be, they needed structure in their impromptu independence. After the dissolution of the Covenant, Sangheilios turned into a world of corruption and disorder. The few councillors involved in the federation's uprising, although not siding nor agreeing with humans, understood that hierarchal structure was fundamental in the optimal functionality and sustainability of any society and took reluctant inspiration from human's sociopolitical ideals. Despite this, the founders were certain to adhere to most Sangheili tradition and so an innovative constitutional compromise was conceived with prominence on military, theocratic and meritocratic fundaments, laced with federal oversight and vast council-based social structure throughout the entirety of the union. Overall with a federal union and a militarised meritocratic constitution - boasting a quickly increasing economy and military prowess due to exports of raw materials, which are highly abundant in the outer colonies - the USF values tradition yet innovation and the honour, strength, intelligence and integrity of its people.



During the Great Schism of the Human-Covenant War, the newly formed Covenant Separatists had many internal political differences regarding to the controversial alliance with the Humans and varying religious beliefs. Many political parties of the Covenant Separatists, abruptly formed from united high ranking Sangheili officers of the Old Covenant military fleets, put aside their political and religious differences and combined their military power and numbers for the greater good of overcoming the Covenant Loyalists and The Flood. However there were some religious cults that inflamed during this time, such as the Servants of Abiding Truth and the Sangheili Nationalists, thus their race was further fragmented.


Once the war had finished, the Sangheilis’ political and religious tensions drove them into territorial, colonial control and financial debates and even military fragmentation. With so much religious and political instability on Sangheilios, a few states and their respective militaries formed a new coalition, not wanting to take extreme action towards their own kind but neither wanting to side with The Arbiter.

The United Sangheili Federation was formed. With over seven colonised systems and twenty fleets, the USF started to produce vast amounts of materials and therefore income from the outer-territory planets, which had not been mined to the extent of the Covenant's inner-territory planets. Trade with other factions was low but internal infrastructure and military production and economic growth was increasing well. Even though other Sangheili factions and the USF respected each other’s differences and lived away from each other in peace, too many territorial and financial ties between the two raised tension and the vast military production of the new Sangheili alliance worried the other Sangheili. This caused economic and military competition, which generated a slowly emerging build up to another war. However peace treaties and the dislike of another war, especially one which would tear apart the Sangheili race, prevented direct military action and hostility to emerge.


The constitution of the USF was planned before the official separation of the union from the rest of the Sangheili. Once separated and officially formed, by the United Sangheili Freedom Act (2553), the federation simultaneously imposed its constitution, the Sangheili Unified Federation Act (2553), to ensure that universal control and law was upheld throughout the colonies. Ultimately the union is headed by the Supreme Chancellor and Supreme Councillor

Head Of State

The Supreme Chancellor is the Head Of Union (head of state): being overlord of the entire union, greeting affiliates, ultimately commanding military expeditions and engagements, overseeing extremely large scale agendas of the federation and undergoing vast amounts of travel to all of the USF's colonies for ceremonies, memorials, public and council speaking, spiritual preaching and oversight of important projects and programmes.

Head Of Government

The Supreme Councillor is the Head Of Council (head of government) and ultimately dictates and finalises the agendas of the supreme council. Passing legislation, overseeing judicial concerns, formalising high council agendas and electing supreme council members per term; simply the vital running of federal fundaments within the union.

Councilism Overview

This council system works on a governmental level but councils also occur on a keep, township, city, state, planetary and colonial level to ensure total control of every area under USF territory. Some relatively local issues may be solved within the area's respective council. However important and/or numerous problems or public concerns may be taken up with a higher council, if the solution of the problem influences a higher area. So not only are area-wide executive, military, industrial and social topics covered and discussed in these councils, but a voice for the people of the union is accentuated. Although not democratic, relatively accepted freedom of speech and public decisions is valued largely within the government and its councils, regardless of whether its from a township or an entire colony.

Citizens of each keep are encouraged to form a local council and for the majority of the time issues can be solved internally. However keeps allocate two senior councillors to represent their locality at the township council and so larger issues and concerns can be addressed, if the council nominees are accepted by the higher council elders. This pattern of transcending representative councillors upward through the hierarchy, continues all of the way to the supreme council, however it becomes increasingly difficult to become a higher ranking councillor as one transcends.

SNU Supreme Council

USF Capital building on Licentia Prime. Home to the Supreme Council and its respective councillors.

At a state level, the state council elects a kaidon who then becomes more than a representative and bears the responsibilities of ensuring the welfare of his/her state. At this honoured position, Sangheili answer to the supreme council and organise their respective state's federal needs. As the supreme council manages economy, industry, military and other social aspects on a federal level, each kaidon oversees and manages these socioeconomic fundaments for their respective state. If a kaidon is to be promoted to a high councillor, then a new kaidon must be elected for that state to ensure that the new high councillor can focus on larger scale agendas but to also not have a bias towards their home state.

Alternatively a Sangheili is able to become a member of a certain federal sector within their locality. Most keeps and townships are within commutable distances of federal-run sector facilities, whatever their nature may be. Military enrolment is always available and primary and secondary industry sectors also require vast amounts of man-power, all of which are membered by males. Females opt for more socioeconomic sector membership and council-based work. Other than the military and primary industry sector, females are free to join vitally important areas of society. All sectors have internal councils and members have the compulsory requirement to attend them but can optionally progress upward through the council chain, which is heavily encouraged. Ultimately this plays into the larger scheme of the government as eventually each sector has its own respective high council and high councillors, which then become part of the supreme council.

Supreme Council Structure

  • Supreme Chancellor
    • Supreme Councillor
      • Supreme Admiral of the Navy Fleets
        • Supreme Imperator of the Army Sector
        • Supreme General of the Special Warfare Sector
      • Executive Councillor
        • Judicial Councillor of the High Council of Supreme Righteousness
        • Legislative Councillor of the High Council of Supreme Order
        • Economic Councillor
      • Industry Councillor
        • Primary Sector Councillor
        • Secondary Sector Councillor
        • Service Sector Councillor
      • Social Councillor
        • Health Care Councillor
        • Emergency Service Councillor
        • Education Councillor
        • Cultural Councillor
        • Immigration Councillor
        • Entertainment Councillor
        • Propaganda Councillor
      • Colony Councillor (one per colony)
        • Planetary Councillor (one per world or system sector)
          • Kiadon (one per state)




Primary Sector

Secondary Sector

Service Sector


Health Care

Emergency Services



The Media





Special Warfare


Licentia System

Helios System