Triumvirate Powers was a term used to describe the Holy Xaronese Empire, Khorellian Star Empire, and the Interstellar Federation of Technocratic States. The three superpowers were the most powerful states in recorded history and controlled half of known space and two thirds of the galactic human population. As long as two of the triumvirate powers could ally against a third, a balance of power could be maintained that would prevent the Teggedon Spiral from being dominated by any one power. Unfortunately, the rise of the Most Serene Bessaran Stellar Republic as a superpower and the Khorellian Financial Crisis of IKC 1149 meant that the balance of galactic power rapidly began to destabilize. The destabilization of the triumvirate powers was the leading cause of the Galactic War.