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Marie Byrd, The Marconian State, Andusre, Xernon, and 8 othersBrototh, Titanne, New torask, Kilage, Lemonadia, Centrum terrae, Bulgarioslavia, and Cirrus azaleum

Hello peeps!

The Marconian State, Andusre, Brototh, Titanne, and 4 othersLemonadia, Centrum terrae, Bulgarioslavia, and Cirrus azaleum

Xernon I beg you not to become the Dependants of Thaecia Dx :P

Me be deputy PM of region hahaha I joined the establishment!

The Marconian State, Xernon, and Cirrus azaleum

Please vote on this incredible poll citizens: page=poll/p=136180

Cerdenia wrote:Me be deputy PM of region hahaha I joined the establishment!

Cerdenia wrote:Please vote on this incredible poll citizens: page=poll/p=136180

As I said on discord, I can see this was a good idea.

Thaecia Founder wrote:As I said on discord, I can see this was a good idea.

That face when every nation in the region likes your RMB post xP

Also, I have my flag up now. It kinda reminds me of a certain former Prime Minister back in that old region.

Andusre wrote:Xernon I beg you not to become the Dependants of Thaecia Dx :P

Too late :P

The first draft of the constitution is done and is available here:

Please note: this is a draft of the constitution and sections in bold represent areas which require further clarification. Underline marks an area which is under review.

Article I - The Executive Branch
Section I - The Executive branch of government, also known as the Cabinet, shall be comprised of the Prime Minister, the Minister for Home Affairs, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Justice Minister, the Cultural/Entertainment Minister, the Role-play Minister and their deputies.

  • Section II - The Prime Ministry shall preside over all other ministries. The Prime Minister reserved the right to hire and fire any minister, with consent of congress. The Prime Minister shall also have all regional government powers: Appearance, Border Control, Communications, Embassies and Polls. They shall be able to veto legislation which has not received three quarters of congress' support and has not been enshrined in law for thirty days.

  • Section II - The Ministries shall have authority over the following: The Ministry of Home Affairs has responsibility for recruitment and communications; The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is responsible for inter-regional diplomacy; The Ministry of Justice is responsible for all matters relating to the High Court; The Cultural/Entertainment Minister is responsible for culture and the organisation and moderation of regional leisure events; The Ministry of Role-play shall be responsible for overseeing the region's role-play.

    • Sub-section I - The Ministers shall be given the following powers: the Home Affairs Minister will be given authority over Communications, Border Control and Appearance; the Foreign Affairs Minister will be given authority over Embassies; The Justice Minister shall be given authority over Border Control; The Cultural/Entertainment Minister and the Minister of Role-play shall be given authority over Communications.

  • Section III - The President shall serve as WA delegate, which will be non-executive to prevent raiding. The president shall have the same powers as the Prime Minister, except for the right to fire a minister and veto legislation.

Article II - The Legislative Branch

  • Section I - The Legislative branch of government, also known as congress, shall be a bicameral legislature. The lower chamber shall be called the House of Commons (also known as the Commons or simply the House) and shall consist of seven members of parliament (MPs). The upper chamber shall be called the Senate and shall consist of 5 senators.

  • Section II - Any bill drafted and proposed to the House must achieve 50% of the chamber's support. If it meets this threshold, it shall be passed to the Senate where it also must achieve 50% support. If it fails to reach 50% support in the Senate, it may be sent back to the Commons to be amended or scrapped. If it does command a half of the Senate's support, it will become law. The same process will be applied for bills originating in the Senate, which will be sent to the House upon passage.

  • Section III - The House and Senate shall be led by the leader of the party with a majority or the leader of the largest party in the ruling coalition. To be in power, the sum of the number of seats of the parties in the coalition must be greater than or equal to four in the house and three in the senate. The Speaker of the House and the Chairman of the Senate shall have the power to determine their chamber's agenda.

  • Section IV - All ministers except for the Prime Minister must be confirmed by the House with 50% of the chamber's support. If the House rejects the minister, the Prime Minister must choose another to head the ministry.

  • Section V - A motion of no confidence in the leadership of their chamber can be initiated by any member of Congress. If this motion received two thirds of the chamber's support, the ruling party shall select a new leader for that chamber. If there is no alternative, a new election for that chamber should be called. Motions of no-confidence shall be capped at one every 90 days.

Article III - The Judicial Branch
  • Section I - The Judicial Branch will be composed of the High Court, which itself will be composed of three justices: the chief justice and two associate justices.

    • Sub-section I - One of the justices will be chosen by the Prime Minister to be the Chief Justice.

    • Sub-section II - The court is under no obligation to accept every case which is filed before it.

    • Sub-section III - The court can review criminal charges - where a law has been violated, civil lawsuits - where one resident sues another, or constitutional challenges - where a law violates a portion of this document.

    • Sub-section IV - The justices on the court shall give their opinions on a case, and the opinion (for example, whether a bill is constitutional or not) with the most votes from the justices shall be the ruling. The opinion considered of the highest quality by the justices will be the majority opinion, and the justices which support it will be listed as assenting justices; the justices who disagree shall be listed as dissenting justices.

    • Sub-section V - Justices have no term limits and their tenures end when they are impeached or resign.

    • Sub-section VI - Justices will be nominated by the PM and will take their seats on the court if/when they are confirmed by half of the Senate's members.

Article IV - Constitutional Amendments
  • Section I - The Constitution can be amended by a bill originating in the Senate or the House, and it shall be treated as a normal bill, with one exception. The legislation must receive two thirds of both chambers' support. After this, the amendment shall go to a regional vote, if the Prime Minister approves of it. The amendment can bypass the Prime Minister if it receives three quarters of support in both chambers. At regional vote, the bill must receive two thirds approval as well.

Article V - Supremacy
  • Section I - The Constitution is bears the greatest legal authority in the region - all legislation, treaties, et cetera shall be considered less powerful and if they violate this constitution, they should be struck down by the High Court.

Article VI - Citizenship
  • To be a citizen, residents must be in the World Assembly (WA). This requirement may be bypassed by sending the Prime Minister, President or Home Affairs Minister a telegram from a nation in the WA in another region confirming the non-WA resident is a puppet nation of the WA nation elsewhere. One person may have no more than 1 nation as a citizen in this region.

Article VII - Rights
  • Section I - All residents are guaranteed the following liberties without government interference:

    • The right to speak their mind, provided this does not breach NS rules.

    • The right to form or join a political party.

    • The right to run for public office, provided that they are citizens as well as residents.

    • The right to challenge the government, by means such as no confidence votes and court cases.

    • The right to a due process and a fair and free trial

    • The right to be a part of regional media

      • Followed by the right of the media to cover whatever it wants to.

    • The right to vote in elections, provided that they are citizens as well as residents.

Article VIII - Succession
  • Section I - If any government official resigns or ceases to exist, their deputy or the next highest member of that organisation shall succeed them.

  • If there is no clear successor (e.g. a deputy), an snap election shall be held for elected posts.

Article IX - Elections
  • Section I - Elections shall be held for the Senate, the House and the Prime Ministry and the Presidency.

  • Section II - Elections for the House shall be every two months; elections for the Senate, Prime Ministry and Presidency shall be scheduled for every four months, regardless of if a snap election takes place.

  • Section III - The Senate shall have the authority to call a snap election, with three quarters of the chamber's support.

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Thaecia Founder wrote:The first draft of the constitution is done and is available here:
Please note: this is a draft of the constitution and sections in bold represent areas which require further clarification. Underline marks an area which is under review.

Article I - The Executive Branch
Section I - The Executive branch of government, also known as the Cabinet, shall be comprised of the Prime Minister, the Minister for Home Affairs, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Justice Minister, the Cultural/Entertainment Minister, the Role-play Minister and their deputies.

  • Section II - The Prime Ministry shall preside over all other ministries. The Prime Minister reserved the right to hire and fire any minister, with consent of congress. The Prime Minister shall also have all regional government powers: Appearance, Border Control, Communications, Embassies and Polls. They shall be able to veto legislation which has not received three quarters of congress' support and has not been enshrined in law for thirty days.

  • Section II - The Ministries shall have authority over the following: The Ministry of Home Affairs has responsibility for recruitment and communications; The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is responsible for inter-regional diplomacy; The Ministry of Justice is responsible for all matters relating to the High Court; The Cultural/Entertainment Minister is responsible for culture and the organisation and moderation of regional leisure events; The Ministry of Role-play shall be responsible for overseeing the region's role-play.

    • Sub-section I - The Ministers shall be given the following powers: the Home Affairs Minister will be given authority over Communications, Border Control and Appearance; the Foreign Affairs Minister will be given authority over Embassies; The Justice Minister shall be given authority over Border Control; The Cultural/Entertainment Minister and the Minister of Role-play shall be given authority over Communications.

  • Section III - The President shall serve as WA delegate, which will be non-executive to prevent raiding. The president shall have the same powers as the Prime Minister, except for the right to fire a minister and veto legislation.

Article II - The Legislative Branch

  • Section I - The Legislative branch of government, also known as congress, shall be a bicameral legislature. The lower chamber shall be called the House of Commons (also known as the Commons or simply the House) and shall consist of seven members of parliament (MPs). The upper chamber shall be called the Senate and shall consist of 5 senators.

  • Section II - Any bill drafted and proposed to the House must achieve 50% of the chamber's support. If it meets this threshold, it shall be passed to the Senate where it also must achieve 50% support. If it fails to reach 50% support in the Senate, it may be sent back to the Commons to be amended or scrapped. If it does command a half of the Senate's support, it will become law. The same process will be applied for bills originating in the Senate, which will be sent to the House upon passage.

  • Section III - The House and Senate shall be led by the leader of the party with a majority or the leader of the largest party in the ruling coalition. To be in power, the sum of the number of seats of the parties in the coalition must be greater than or equal to four in the house and three in the senate. The Speaker of the House and the Chairman of the Senate shall have the power to determine their chamber's agenda.

  • Section IV - All ministers except for the Prime Minister must be confirmed by the House with 50% of the chamber's support. If the House rejects the minister, the Prime Minister must choose another to head the ministry.

  • Section V - A motion of no confidence in the leadership of their chamber can be initiated by any member of Congress. If this motion received two thirds of the chamber's support, the ruling party shall select a new leader for that chamber. If there is no alternative, a new election for that chamber should be called. Motions of no-confidence shall be capped at one every 90 days.

Article III - The Judicial Branch
  • Section I - The Judicial Branch will be composed of the High Court, which itself will be composed of three justices: the chief justice and two associate justices.

    • Sub-section I - One of the justices will be chosen by the Prime Minister to be the Chief Justice.

    • Sub-section II - The court is under no obligation to accept every case which is filed before it.

    • Sub-section III - The court can review criminal charges - where a law has been violated, civil lawsuits - where one resident sues another, or constitutional challenges - where a law violates a portion of this document.

    • Sub-section IV - The justices on the court shall give their opinions on a case, and the opinion (for example, whether a bill is constitutional or not) with the most votes from the justices shall be the ruling. The opinion considered of the highest quality by the justices will be the majority opinion, and the justices which support it will be listed as assenting justices; the justices who disagree shall be listed as dissenting justices.

    • Sub-section V - Justices have no term limits and their tenures end when they are impeached or resign.

    • Sub-section VI - Justices will be nominated by the PM and will take their seats on the court if/when they are confirmed by half of the Senate's members.

Article IV - Constitutional Amendments
  • Section I - The Constitution can be amended by a bill originating in the Senate or the House, and it shall be treated as a normal bill, with one exception. The legislation must receive two thirds of both chambers' support. After this, the amendment shall go to a regional vote, if the Prime Minister approves of it. The amendment can bypass the Prime Minister if it receives three quarters of support in both chambers. At regional vote, the bill must receive two thirds approval as well.

Article V - Supremacy
  • Section I - The Constitution is bears the greatest legal authority in the region - all legislation, treaties, et cetera shall be considered less powerful and if they violate this constitution, they should be struck down by the High Court.

Article VI - Citizenship
  • To be a citizen, residents must be in the World Assembly (WA). This requirement may be bypassed by sending the Prime Minister, President or Home Affairs Minister a telegram from a nation in the WA in another region confirming the non-WA resident is a puppet nation of the WA nation elsewhere. One person may have no more than 1 nation as a citizen in this region.

Article VII - Rights
  • Section I - All residents are guaranteed the following liberties without government interference:

    • The right to speak their mind, provided this does not breach NS rules.

    • The right to form or join a political party.

    • The right to run for public office, provided that they are citizens as well as residents.

    • The right to challenge the government, by means such as no confidence votes and court cases.

    • The right to a due process and a fair and free trial

    • The right to be a part of regional media

      • Followed by the right of the media to cover whatever it wants to.

    • The right to vote in elections, provided that they are citizens as well as residents.

Article VIII - Succession
  • Section I - If any government official resigns or ceases to exist, their deputy or the next highest member of that organisation shall succeed them.

  • If there is no clear successor (e.g. a deputy), an snap election shall be held for elected posts.

Article IX - Elections
  • Section I - Elections shall be held for the Senate, the House and the Prime Ministry and the Presidency.

  • Section II - Elections for the House shall be every two months; elections for the Senate, Prime Ministry and Presidency shall be scheduled for every four months, regardless of if a snap election takes place.

  • Section III - The Senate shall have the authority to call a snap election, with three quarters of the chamber's support.

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Looks good!

I love the fact that I'm rated the lowest in the pro-market indicator.

Updated all the WFEs for the puppet regions.

Hello!

Hello citizens, since we are about to get stuff started in this region, I figured I should extend my invitation to the National Liberal Party here.

The National Liberal Party is the first Thaecian political party, it is a moderate party, which believes in social liberalism, military neutrality and regional isolationism. You can see more details about us on our party's manifesto. If you want to join us, please either state so on the RMB or telegram me, then I'll add you to our membership page.

Cerdenia,
Chairman of the National Liberal Party
Interim DPM

Korsinia wrote:Hello!

Hello, and welcome to our region!

Cerdenia wrote:Hello, and welcome to our region!

Hai!

Korsinia wrote:Hai!

It would be great if you could join the World Assembly and endorse interim president Xernon.

Korsinia wrote:Hai!

Hello, my friend! Welcome to Thaecia!

Cerdenia wrote:It would be great if you could join the World Assembly and endorse interim president Xernon.

This is a puppet :P
I came here to check the place out

Andusre wrote:Hello, my friend! Welcome to Thaecia!

Hello! Nice to meet you

I'm very happy to announce the establishment of the Thaecian Progressive Union (TPU)!
Everything you need to know about the party is available here:

An Overview of the Thaecian Progressive Union (TPU)

The Thaecian Progressive Union is a political organisation in Thaecia which has its core values generally in the liberal, left wing of the political spectrum. We hold democracy and liberty, the upholding of fair and free justice and diplomatic inter-regionalism sacrosanct.

The Manifesto of the Thaecian Progressive Union

The Ministry of Home Affairs

  • TPU members understand the immense value of perpetual and aggressive recruitment, so the TPU and its members in the Home Affairs Ministry will re-ignite aggressive recruitment in the coming weeks and months.

  • We firmly believe that the communications powers of the Home Affairs Minister should be kept in check as to avoid irritating, spam telegrams, along with fair and just moderation of the Regional Message Board (RMB).

  • The TPU recognises the toxicity of recent campaigns for elections in Thaecia, and pledges to improve its conduct going forward. We also wish to call out other parties when we feel their campaigning methods are generating toxicity.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • The TPU considers inter-regionalism, diplomacy and a good reputation all crucial to a region's success in the NationStates World. We reject isolationism in most forms.

  • The party is slightly apprehensive of establishing a regional military, but is not outright opposed to the idea provided that the military is strictly defensive.

  • The organisation also supports the idea of inter-regional games, for cultural enrichment.

  • We have yet to determine our stance on the Federal Union, but would strongly encourage the initiation of a debate on the matter.

  • The TPU overwhelmingly agrees with the decision of the Thaecian people to leave the Region's Assembly.


The Ministry of Justice & The High Court

  • The TPU supports the nomination of Lemonadia to the High Court and the ascension of Rhyssua to the post of Chief Justice. We urge the incoming Senate to confirm Lemonadia as quickly as possible, to get the court running again.

  • The TPU also believes that the Justice Ministry should never be afraid to prosecute someone, and should always be headed by a minister with a good understanding of the court, regional laws and the constitution.


The Ministries of Culture and of Role-Play

  • The Ministries of Culture and of Role-play should, crucially, be led by someone who has interest and activity. Without these two key qualities, the culture and role-play are doomed.

  • The party believes that the Ministries should, mostly, be protected from government interference.

  • We have yet to determine a stance on proposed changes to the RP Ministerial selection process, but remain open-minded.


The Constitution

  • The TPU has and always will oppose any constitutional amendments which aim to implement a cap on the number of political parties allowed in the region. Such caps are open to abuse and disenfranchise many from the political process.

  • The TPU also opposes any amendment to adapt the ministerial selection process, for elections for every post would take a significant amount of time without government and is a backdoor to political corruption.

  • We support the establishment of the University of Thaecia. This university would offer 1 month-long courses on a spectrum of topics, ranging from justice to recruitment to impartality and campaigning. It will be a good way to train the new nations coming to the region the mechanisms of government for when current leaders inevitably move on.

  • We want to see the Second Constitutional Convention followed to its conclusion and its result passed through Congress

  • The TPU still supports the separation of powers between the three branches of government.


    The Media
  • The TPU respects the right of the media to cover what it wants, but believes that media organisations should hold themselves to a standard of impartiality and fairness to all sides, unless they are producing opinion pieces which should we very clearly signposted

  • We have yet to determine if we support measures like preventing media sites from releasing data on individual's responses.

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I can't become a citizen without WA membership?

Korsinia wrote:I can't become a citizen without WA membership?

This might change, but for now, yes, you require WA membership for citizenship.

On another note, do you have discord?

Korsinia wrote:I can't become a citizen without WA membership?

That is correct. Because we don't utilize forums, we need to have a way of verifying identities, and the WA allows for that. However, we are considering making an exception for those that can show us where their WA is and identify themselves from that account through a TG.

Korsinia, Andusre, Titanne, and Kilage

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