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The Constitution of the Kalmar Union

We, the citizens of the Kalmar Union, hereby consider the territories of the Swedish realm (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Ghana, and Jiangsu), Lendenburgh (Finland), and Prussia (Germany) as one single entity known as the Kalmar Union.

Article I: The Constitution
- This document is the law of the land; no legislation or ordinance may violate it
- The Constitution may be amended with a 2/3 vote in the Riksdag.

Article II: Administrative Divisions
- Stockholm is defined as the capital of the entire Kalmar Union.
- At the creation of the union, the mainland provinces are those of former Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland and the overseas territories are the African Gold Coast and Jiangsu.
- A mainland province is defined as a province within Europe. They are not allowed to have provincial legislatures; however, they elect a governor to enforce federal law every four years.
- An overseas province is defined as a province outside of Europe. They are not allowed to have provincial legislatures; however, they elect a governor to enforce federal law every four years.
- An overseas territory is defined as a territory that is allowed to have territorial legislatures but whose residents may not vote in national elections.
- A municipality is a village, town, or city that has its own local legislature.

Article III: Legislative
- There are three different types of legislatures in the Kalmar Union: municipal, territorial, and federal.
- Municipal legislatures may not overturn the ruling of any other legislature that they are under the jurisdiction of.
- Territorial legislatures may not overturn the ruling of the federal legislature.
- The federal legislature, or the Riksdag, is the ultimate extension of the Constitution's authority. Each overseas territory may send one representative each to the Riksdag who may not vote. Each member of the Riksdag will be elected by the citizens living within their respective voter constituency; the boundaries of each constituency are managed solely by the Crown, as they are above politics.

Article IV: Executive
- There are three different types of government executives: municipal executives (village presidents, mayors, etc.), provincial governors, and the Prime Minister.
- Municipal executives are in charge of making sure that the law is being followed on a local level, using the municipal police department. They are elected by the citizens of their municipality.
- Provincial governors are in charge of making sure that the law is being followed on a provincial level, using the provincial police department. They are elected by the citizens of their province.
- The Prime Minister, the Kalmar Union's head of government, is in charge of making sure that the law is being executed on a federal level, with the ability to issue executive actions, command the Kalmar Armed Forces, and utilize federal defense departments.

Article V: Judicial
- There are two levels of court: local and federal.
- Local courts tend to civil and criminal cases within their respective judicial constituencies, which can be drawn by provincial governors. Each local court will have a judge appointed for life by the governor of the province that the court is within. For every case, a jury of citizens will be selected without bias to make a verdict
- The federal court, or the Supreme Court of the Kalmar Union, will be based in Stockholm and preside over trials that concern the interpretation of the Constitution. Nine justices, appointed for life by the Prime Minister, will vote on a final verdict for every trial.

Article VI: The Crown
- The Crown resides in the Royal Palace of Stockholm.
- The Crown consists of the sovereign and any aides that they appoint.
- The sovereign will be addressed as "His Majesty" or "Her Majesty".
- The sovereign will be titled as "King" or "Queen".
- The sovereign acts as the ceremonial head of state of the Kalmar Union.

OOC: Participants in the Kalmar Union have surrendered their national sovereignty; however, you still can roleplay as the municipal executives and provincial governors of the lands that were under your control before joining the Kalmar Union.

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