Formed in 2261 AD in the aftermath of the liberation of Earth and the Shadow War, the Interstellar Alliance was formed between the Minbari, Narn, Centauri, the Earth Alliance and the remaining members of the League of Non-Aligned Worlds (Rising Star). The purpose of the Interstellar Alliance is to create peace and prosperity among its member worlds, provided that its members agree to, and comply with, a code of conduct. The Rangers are the primary peacekeeping force for the Interstellar Alliance.
It is headed by a president, elected from the Interstellar Alliance Advisory Council. After accepting a deal with the Earth Alliance which would protect his crew from disciplinary action but which left him jobless, John Sheridan was nominated to, and accepted, the position of President of the Interstellar Alliance, which he would hold for nearly 19 years.
The Centauri soon declined to continue being members of the Alliance, and soon were at war with many principal members. The Interstellar Alliance would be in existence for at least a millennium after its creation.
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