Counterweight was previously controlled by the Consolidated Counterweight Technocracy (CCT), which operated independently of OriCon and the Diaspora, protecting the interests of Counterweight's native population and occasionally acting as an intermediary between the two galactic powers.
After the events of the Kingdom Game, Orth Godlove informs The Chime that the CCT has been eliminated, with its resources reduced to only 10 credits and some loose furniture. Rather than replace the CCT with a new intermediary, OriCon and the Diaspora elected to re-invent nation states by dividing Counterweight into smaller sections of government.
Counterweight is mostly composed of a network of domed cities connected by MagLev trains. These domed cities were previously covered in bronze energy, but since the events of the Kingdom Game have been entirely upgraded with BlueSky technology in order to imitate the environment of Weight.