About the Council Votes, Yea, what Reverend said.
The Big 5 are all Republics, Empires etc, so, for all intents and purposes represent multiple Worlds. The League of non-Aligned Worlds are just that, individuals not aligned, so, together they form the equivalent of an Empire, Republic, etc
One Day I hope to be the Man my Cat thinks I am
Where are we going? And why are we in this Handbasket?