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The Ministry of Colonization (ColMin) was a subsection of the International Fleet that handled colonization affairs and the Dispersal Project.[1]

500 years after the Third Formic War, MinCol appeared to be a subsection of Starways Congress alongside the Interstellar Fleet and the Exploratory Service.[2]


The Ministry was given authority by the Hegemon, Strategos, and Polemarch to construct and manage exploratory, reconnaissance, and colonization ships.[3]

Along with the International Fleet, ColMin also administrated the Fleet School, an institute to train children to be explorers and colony leaders.[3]

Minister of Colonization

The Minister of Colonization was the head of the Ministry of Colonization, and made the main decisions in regards to the Dispersal Project. The first and only known Minister of Colonization was Hyrum Graff.[1]



After the end of the Third Formic War, the organization was created and former International Fleet colonel Hyrum Graff became the first Minister of Colonization.[1]

Starways Congress Era

In the era of Starways Congress, the Ministry of Colonization administered colonies that had been granted continuing status, but were not yet independent members of the Hundred Worlds.[2]

MinCol seems to have later been dissolved and incorporated directly into Starways Congress, as the organization was not mentioned as the administrator of non-independent colony worlds such as Path and Lusitania.[4][5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ender in Exile
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Renegat"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Children of the Fleet
  4. Speaker for the Dead
  5. Xenocide
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