From Bravo Fleet Infobase
Grid E4, Beta Quadrant
Driaan itself was an idea in formation before the Federation had signed its charters in 2161 - an Australian colony vessel to settle the stars, utilising cryogenics and a Noah's Ark design philosophy. Horses, live-stock, hundreds of entire families with resources to build again coaxed into a one large colony vessel for its time and sent forth...
The colony vessel did not make it to its intended target nor did the crew wake when intended and drifted further towards Orion space. There, decades overdue to an incorrect destination they settled the Driaan System.
The fifth planet was M-class and thus first settled, however it was found that the system in all its bodies was rich in natural resources; rare and beautiful diamonds from the Fifth Planets extinct moon - exotic gases from the gas giant, abundant metals from asteroid belts. The colony thrived over the next century.
The focus always leaned towards tradition and original values; Parliament, agriculture, real food made by real hands. Though a massive capital city soon developed the majority of the population lived in scattered fringe settlements working the fields, tending the herds of live-stock and generally feed the systems economy and bellies.
Being so near the Orions, Driaan's prosperity was not to go unnoticed. Reetorg, an Orion Overlord, one of a Hundred that rule the Syndicate took special interest in the system. It was capable of being a strong and mighty independent empire without ever extending its borders.
Reetorg moved in with latinum and a business mind, yet not one to ignore the flare of political parties. Reetorg soon began a corporate takeover over a period of several years, buying out, mysterious accidents, gentle persuasions - he owned two political parties and the diamond mines as majority holder in the end.
And in the end he ruled Driaan.
The system soon became identical to most worlds under Syndicate rule - corrupt, decadent, violent and petty.
All which changed in the year 2385 when a team of some retired, and some active Starfleet personnel, including Driaan born Jack Lashmore successfully overthrew the Syndicate Overlord with the assistance of local assets. Although the conflict was not necessarily clean, it paved the way towards a reunification of the original Driaan government and forgotten local traditions. Though, as is expected, criminal activity on the planet had continued but in a more underground and contained fashion rather than blatant public displays.
In the year 2388, under Prime Minister Anastasia Lashmore, Driaan V was accepted within the United Federation of Planets.