The Gaian triumvirate was a governing body that was the successor of the First gaian monarchy, it existed for 20 years before it was replace by the First gaian empire. Just like the First Gaian monarchy it was only a stepping stone to the first Gaian empire. The triumvirate was used to create a very large space fleet for the first Gaian empire, a lot of industry was also added. Many of the systems added to the Gaian triumvirate during it's reign where uninhabited and unclaimed. The Gaian triumvirate only participated in some wars because they wanted to create this superpower.