Republic was formed over a century ago when the Matari threw out their Amarrians
overlords in what is known as the Minmatar Rebellion
. The Matari had the support of the Gallente Federation
and to this day, the two nations remain close allies. Yet, only a quarter of the Matari people reside within the Republic. The rest are scattered around the world, including a large portion still enslaved within the Amarr Empire
. Minmatar individuals are independent and proud, possessing a strong will and a multitude of tribal traditions.