|Alliance of Four Great Races|
|Type of government||
Knowledge and information sharing
- "That's a pretty heady group."
- —Jack O'Neill
The Alliance of Four Great Races was an intergalactic alliance composed of the most advanced races known at that time: the Alterans, the Asgard, the Furlings, and the Nox. They would periodically meet to discuss matters of mutual concern and importance. To ensure universal communication, they created a "universal language" composed of representations of the primary elements.
The Alliance appears to have dissolved after the last remaining Ancients disappeared, and while it is unknown if the other three races still interacted with each other on some level after their passing, it is likely. With the extinction of the Asgard, only the Nox remain. However, before their mass suicide, the Asgard proclaimed the Tau'ri as the Fifth Race of the Great Alliance. (SG1: "The Torment of Tantalus", "The Fifth Race", "Unending")