There are three main civilizations in the Mission : Illumination "universe", consisting of three main races, along with numerous minor civilizations and a few minor races.
The three main civilizations, beginning with the earthlings (us) are:
- Humans (The GCN, its colonies and its allies).
- Ta'Elans (The Ta'Elan Empire, it dependencies and its allies).
- Axizians (The Axis)
With the exception of the Axizians, all races in Mission : Illumination are human or descended from humans. The minor civilizations are covered in their own articles, listed under Other Civs.