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The '''Glitter Band '''was a collection of roughly ten thousand orbital habitats around [[Yellowstone]]. Policed by the [[Panoply]], the only rights guaranteed to any citizen were the right to vote and the right to unobstructed access to [[abstraction]]. The laws of individual habitats varied wildly, up-to-and-including voluntary tyrannies, as the overarching philosophy of [[Demarchists|Demarchy]] -- which held unassailable dominance during the [[Belle Epoque]] -- encouraged experimentation with social systems.
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The '''Glitter Band '''was a collection of roughly ten thousand orbital habitats around [[Yellowstone]]. Policed by the [[Panoply]], the only rights guaranteed to any citizen were the right to vote and the right to unobstructed access to [[abstraction]]. The laws of individual habitats varied wildly, up-to-and-including voluntary tyrannies, as the overarching philosophy of [[Demarchists|Demarchy]] -- which held unassailable dominance near Yellowstone -- encouraged experimentation with social systems.
   
In the early 25th century the Glitter Band housed a population of roughly one-hundred million.
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The Glitter Band was shattered circa 2510 as a result of the Melding Plague. Its remnants became known as the [[Rust Belt]].
 
The Glitter Band was shattered circa 2510 as a result of the [[Melding Plague]]. Its remnants became known as the [[Rust Belt]].
 
 
== Known Habitats ==
 
* [[Panoply]]
 
* [[Ruskin-Sartorious Bubble]]
 
* [[House Perigal]]
 
* [[Carousel New Seattle-Tacoma]]
 
* [[The Chevelure-Sambuke Hourglass]]
 
* [[Szlumper Oneill]]
 
* [[House Aubusson]]
 
* [[Carousel New Brazilia]]
 
* [[House Flammarion]]
 
 
== RS Glossary entry ==
 
 
'''''Glitter Band:''' In pre-[[Melding Plague|plague]] years, the ring of 10,000 habitats orbiting [[Yellowstone]].''<br>
 
- description from the official RS glossary <ref>[http://www.alastairreynolds.com/rs-universe/rs-glossary/ ''Revelation Space universe - RS Glossary - G''], AlastairReynolds.com, the official website of Alastair Reynolds</ref>
 
 
== References ==
 
<references/>
 
[[Category:Locations]]
 
[[Category:Orbital constructs]]
 
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