The IDS has a great number of small nations , their number is not infinite , but very vast. Because of several great nations that managed to capture more then several milion dimensions , these small nations usually join into alliances. Yet , even the greatest of these alliances do not manage to fight of the largest nations. Lets name a few then , shall we?
1 - ED
ED stands for Earth defense , this is the alliance with Earth in charge , It is situated in the starting dimension , and most other nations consider it the largest economical power of the IDS. Its capital is Earth , and all of the members of the alliance meet there , in the great council. ED tries to preserve the peace in IDS , but wages constant war with another great nation , the Canis.
ED spends quite a lot of money on its own research projects and military , but usually resorts to buying weapons from the UC , ED is one of the greatest UC sympathizers , which basically puts it into a cold war with several other nations.
Despite mostly using technology , ED also incorporates strong magical and freak squadrons , which is usually its upper hand over the Canis , along with hired UC troops.
The Canis are a warlike race , their dog-like appearance has earned them their name , yet Canis are humanoids , and should not be confused with actual dogs. The Canis waged a war against the ED since they first met in space , this war was once a balanced struggle , but since the beggining of the post-dimensional age Canis are steadily losing.
Usually deploying large well armored ships and great fleets , the Cains use mostly technology , their industry can produce vast amounts of ships quickly , which is necessary since their ships usually get destroyed in conflicts with the UC and ED magical and freak troops.
The Canis also occasionally buy UC weaponry , but they do not hire UC troops , as they have a high sense of honor.
The elementals are a race that uses both magic and technology alike , they are able to turn their bodies into data , and command their ships directly. However the elementals are a peaceful race that usually concentrates on research and philosophical questions , their military is not considerably large so they usually allow the ED to have military bases on their territory , the few ships they have however are enormus "Imperium" class battleships , which are more of a moving planet in a small package then a ship.
Elementals are incredibly old , they outdate almost all races in the starting dimension , and they developed the dimensional drive far sooner (before the Humans even developed on their planet) they however have not used this to expand considerably.
A Zero is not actually a member of a separate race , the Zeroes are creatures that exist outside of magical fields , and as such they cannot be harmed by magic in any way , they do not cancel magic as most people think , magic simply passes through them without hurting them. However ,from the few numbers in the beggining , the Zeroes have grown to an incredibly large nation , having an immense population and economy , they count the 2nd largest operational fleet in the IDS , and are the largest trade nation in the IDS.
The Zero's plantes are dangerous for mages , as Zeroes have developed devices that drain all magic from the surrounding space , creating "Zero areas" Areas without any magical power. Any person born in such an area is born as a Zero , and cannot ever use or be affected by magic. Since Zero ships operate same generators , they cannot be attacked by magic.
The Zeroes oppose UC , and are one of the main nations that oppose it.
5- Adaptive magicians (Adepts)
The adaptive magicians started as a small technologically non advanced race on a non-important world. Yet once they came into contact with the IDS , they begun to spread rapidly , using their magic to create ships made out of pure magic , Other magicians that fought them soon found out that they could bend any type of magic to their own with time.
The adepts quickly captured thousands of dimension , and following that even milions. They however did not treat the conquered nations democratically , any nation conquered by the adepts is a 2nd degree species , and has only basic rights. For example , they cannot engeage in politics , they cannot own a company wit more then 100 employees , they cannot advance in military rank further then the rank of Liutenant.
Outside of the conquered nations , the adepts are one of the most economically advanced nations , the adepts live in general peace , as the government system takes care of the adept population rather well , with prices being lower for them and better jobs are offered. Also , the great council of adepts is voted out by the adept people , making this system similiar to the old greek democracy.
The adepts also oppose UC , and hold a non aggression pact with the Zeroes.
Felinae , to a untrained eye look the same as domestic cats. However the memeber of this species can live up to 10 000 years and posses a higher average IQ then that the Humans. They are the most powerful nation of the IDS , possessing advanced thechnology rivalled only by the UC.
However the Felinae basicall have no contact with the rest of the IDS , their border is lined with advanced weapons and a shield encompassing the entire dimension. Nobody ever entered and nobody ever left. However it is well known what is inside.
The Felinae live in a utopia , there is no money , no poverty. Everything is earned by credits , and their powerful closed economy can satisfy all of the needs of their people.
Also , the Felinae live on artificially created planets , their planets are made by destroying other planets , gathering its pieces and then placing them around a metal casing which contains the planet's power core and engines , the Felinae planets are immensly big , large enough to use its tractor beam to place a sun in orbit around it.
Felinae , are along with RC the largest enemy of the UC , the tensions between them dropped after the Felinae's enclosure withing their dimension though.
The Adaptives are a race that originally looked like birds , they lived on a planet without sentient life. However , their ability to adapt to anything allowed them to gain intelligence and sentience very quickly , when they were discovered by the UC it was ordered that they must be destroyed , however all of the UC's weaponry became useless after the first shot. causing the adaptives to quickly gain IDS grade technology (In a matter of seconds) after the UC saw the ineffectiveness of their weapons , they used the IDS holing device type weapons , these weapons destroy IDS itself , deleting anything that is within the blast radius.
This however only lead to the adaptives getting ejected into non-dimensional space , after which they quickly escaped further out , into the unexplored reaches of the IDS.
The adaptives can transform their bodies into anything , even ships and stations. As such they have an enormus fleet , as every member of their species can turn into a ship. When not running away from the UC , the adaptives have a generally lax attitude , lazing around all day and having fun.
NOTE: These two are actually corporations.
RC is a corporation revolving around ship maitenance and provision of long range fire. They operate a fleet of "Ion cannons". However that name is generally wrong now , as most of these cannons can shoot far more weapons , and even shoot across dimensions. Most of the RC's employees are djinn , and as such they can always work , except when they are having their parties.
RC rivals UC because they simply don't like what UC is doing.
UC. For some this corporation seems like a gift from heaven , keeping order in the IDS , pushing scientific reseach forward and providing small and great nations alike with weapons and goods. However this made most nations dependant on the UC , as such UC owns most of the IDS , except for a small selection of nations that oppose it.
UC commands the largest fleet in the IDS , has the fastest research in the IDS and the largest economy , its fleet beats all of the fleets of the anti-UC nations combined by almost 1000 times. It also commands the strongest and largest freak and magical army in the IDS.
For all that it seems , UC is an unbeatable enemy . They can produce ships on an extreme rate. They employ any race.