It is our aim that the Humanist Republic of Mordan will be a federation of multiple space settlements. The larger settlements (such as O’Neill cylinders) will each constitute a state on their own, while the smaller settlements (Bernal spheres and Stanford tori) will be grouped together in one or more states. The states will be responsible for their internal affairs, while the Mordan federal government will be responsible for the inter-settlement and foreign affairs, and for national security.
This does not mean that there will be no space settlements outside the Mordan federation. Space settlers with other social and political preferences than we, might opt to establish their own federations or even to keep their settlements independent. The relation between Mordan and other space settlements will be based on peaceful coexistence and non-intervention.