Southside Territory placard

Signage indicating the headquarters of the Southside Territory.

A territory was a geographical region under the control of a government or other form of individual control.

On Sigma Iotia II, a planet whose society was based on Earth's Chicago gangster period, and no formal government existed. Leaders of each territory held the title of "Boss". Bela Okmyx controlled the Northside Territory, which was the largest on the planet. Jojo Krako ran the Southside Territory and was an enemy of Bela Okmyx and the other gangster bosses. In all there were about a dozen territories. In 2268, James T. Kirk unified the warring territories by establishing the Federation as a Godfather figure in control of a mob syndicate. Kirk's intervention created a planetary government on Sigma Iotia II, and ended the turf war between the bosses. (TOS: "A Piece of the Action")