The Treaty of New London is ratified among all planetary governments. It forms the basis for a new, supernational institution called the Terran Coalition. Canaan is designated as the capital. With a constitution modeled after both the American constitution and the British Magna Carta. Its bill of rights explicitly guarantees freedom of expression, religion, and cites that the rights of citizens flow not from the government, but from God. Member planets are allowed vast leeway in the administration of laws, customs, and recognized religions.