A tough, no-nonsense race, the Minmatars (Second Human Empire: Xitt'lujik Suj'llik) are a determined and independent people. Their home planet of Matar is a natural paradise, although centuries of abuse have taken much from its beauty. The Minmatar Republic was formed in the wake of the Minmatar Rebellion and the successor to the Minmatar Empire. It is considered to be the youngest of the empires, but a fiercely proud nation. Though democracy has served them well, many long for a government to reflect their tribal culture. The Minmatar Republic joined the Coalition of Independent States to meet up with the Krogans.