The governing body of humanity
in Robert Heinlein
's science fiction
novel Starship Troopers
. It would seem like an odd form of government
to us because while it is essentially a democracy
, only the veteran
s have a vote. Non-veteran
s can be and are active members of society
, economically speaking.
The military might of the Terran Federation is supplied by the Navy and the Mobile Infantry. Heinlein's novel mainly concentrates on the latter.