The Collective was an interstellar nation from a distant galaxy.
Little is known about the early history of the Collective. What is known is that the Collective eventually grew into a major power in their home galaxy.
Centuries prior to 1796, the Collective was deeply embroiled in a Cold War with another government known as the Hegemony. Fearing that a war between the two powers would destroy their way of life, the Collective government initiated Project Exodus to transport colonists to the Milky Way.
The Collective was described as a democratic power ruled by a body known as the Senate, situated on a planet known as Sehirdun.