Andarra has enjoyed a time of growth and development in the recent past, however, the structure of society remains rudimentary, unorthodox and varied. From one end of Andarra to the other socio-political structure differs and no universal system exists for local governance. A group of leaders from the different regions of Andarra, called the Andar, make decisions that affect the whole of Andarra, such as trade, war, and diplomacy with any factions beyond Andarra. However, given the great distances required for these leaders to convene, meetings of the Andar are called very seldomly. Each of the Andar governs a region independently, as they see fit.