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Constitution of Embassadia

Prelude:

We the people and ambassadors of Embassadia, do resolve that our community shall stand upon the values of Freedom, Security, Democracy, Fraternity, and Justice.

Title I: Government

Article I: Sovereignty

"Embassadia", the "Republic of Embassadia", or any other variation of the region "Embassadia: is hereby defined as the sovereign communal, social and political union of the nations who reside within the region "Embassadia".

The independence of Embassadia shall not be infringed. Member states shall never consider Embassadia territory of any other NationStates region.

The protector of the independence and sovereignty of Embassadia lies upon the hands of the Founder Botschaft von and/or Grand Ambassador, and the regional militia/Minutemen.

The regional militia is to be 2/20 of the population of each state (or a minimum of 5 million), and each state is required to have that 2/20 of their population to be able to organize in a minute or less.

States are to create a puppet state with the pretitle of Militia of or the classification "The Armed States of". These states are to notify the Grand Ambassador, Grand

Article II: The Head of State and Government

The Head of State and Government shall be the Grand Ambassador (WA Delegate).

All political entities ultimately act on the behalf of their original region (if appointed ambassador to Embassadia) or the good of the region.

The Grand Ambassador possesses little more than anyone else's control over the direction of the region's progress; everyone's voice matters.

The Grand Ambassador shall act as the Commander-in-Chief of all regional militia (see Article I) Embassadia has no standing army, only a force of citizenry that can be called upon and organized in a minute.

The Grand Ambassador may veto any conciliary legislation but this can be overridden by a 2/3 vote.

The 1st Grand Ambassador (the Founder) shall rule until impeachment, abdication, the total absence of their activity.

The Grand Ambassador may be impeached by a 2/3 majority vote in both the Grand Council and Parliament.

The formal prefix for the Sovereign shall be "Grand Ambassador (name)" and should be referred to less formally as "Ambassador" or by name (if the GA allows it).

Anyone can express and discuss political views at all times unless the Grand Ambassador prohibits it.

The Sovereign reserves the right to pardon any convict of misdemeanors.

Any council member after a full term [See Article III] may be dismissed.

The Grand Ambassador must sign (ratification not required) any international treaties that Embassadia may enter.

Article III: Supreme Council

The Supreme Council consists of all nations with titles inside the Republic including the Grand Ambassador.

The duty of the council is to act as an open council and therefore its authority shall be executive in nature unless Embassadia votes for an advisory only council.

The Grand Ambassador may appoint the Council or members can be voted in, however, after this, members may only be removed by majority vote or the Grand Ambassador dismisses them after a full term.

A full term in the Supreme Council shall be 3 months, no more, no less.

The Grand Ambassador presiding over the Supreme Council reserves the authority to appoint citizens to the office of Vice Grand Ambassador, this member shall be the only person, aside from the Sovereign, to hold access to all aspects of government except representation in the WA. However, the Ambassador Regent is to be appointed by the Supreme Council.

The Grand Ambassador shall hold the title(s) "Grand Ambassador of Embassadia" and "Supreme Cake Baker". After leaving office, the Grand Ambassador loses all titles given to them by the office.

The Vice Grand Ambassador may only be removed from office by, resignation, or dismissal by the Embassadian council.

In the event that the Grand Ambassador is periodically inactive the heir to the Republic, the Ambassador Regent shall assume the Grand Ambassador's duties until their return. If the Grand Ambassador ceases to exist the Vice Grand Ambassador shall assume his duties and become the Grand Ambassador.

Title II: Governance

Article I: Parliament

Parliament shall be the legislative body of Embassadia.

Parliament shall be a bicameral house with a US-like Senate and House of Representatives only in the case of a region-wide referendum. Otherwise, Parliament is a unicameral house.

Parliament shall be tasked with creating legal provisions and laws to take effect throughout the jurisdiction of Embassadia.

The head of Parliament, the Overseer presides over the body.

The Grand Ambassador is obligated to hold regular conferences with Parliament discussing Parliamentary, foreign, internal, roleplay and defense affairs.

Members of Parliament may use the suffix "MP".

Legislation in Parliament requires a majority of the sitting members to vote in favor of it in order for it to pass.

All legislature is to be created using the specified format and must be written by dispatch in the Factbook Legislature category.

The Grand Ambassador and Overseer have the option to veto legislation. Vetoes may be overridden by a 2/3 majority vote.

In the event of a Parliamentary tie, the legislation shall pass to the Supreme Council, who shall make the decision whether to accept or reject the legislation.

Only one piece of legislation may be voted on at a single time.

The Prime Minister may not reject a request from a Member of Parliament to propose a piece of legislation to Parliament.

Members of Parliament should debate the proposed legislation before the voting. The Prime Minister shall signal the end of the debate and the start of voting. Debates within the designated Parliamentary channel may not continue once voting has begun.

Voting should continue until all Members of Parliament, who have not declared inactivity, have cast their vote or a date is specified in the legislature in question.

A full Parliamentary term shall last 1 months.

There are no political parties in Embassadia, only independents. However, you can make your own party if 3 states agree to join it.

Title III
Article I: Electoral Process

The Electoral Process in Embassadia shall be known as the Electoral College.

Article II: General and Primary Elections
General Elections occur once every 7 months (time can be lowered or raised within 5-12 months by a Parliamentary election)

Political processes in Embassadia shall be regulated by the Electoral College.

Parliamentary Elections occur once every 1 month and will fill any missing spots in Parliament. All current MP's will be dismissed if they've served a 1-month term and then the election will replace their seats.

Conciliary Elections occur once every 3 months and will fill empty seats in the Grand Council. However, the Grand Ambassador can select anyone to be a Council member. (But Council members can only be dismissed by vote in Parliament). Council members that have served their 3-month term will be dismissed.

Citizen states get votes in Parliament based on of population, however, Parliament can become bicameral upon a vote by the Supreme Council. In this case, Citizen states get 1 vote in the Senate and votes in the House of Representatives based on population.

A designated Parliamentary party leader must be ordered first in a party's prioritization of candidates.

Political parties may change their Parliamentary leaders during a term, providing the new leader is also a Member of
Parliament under their party.

A party leader term lasts as long as the party founder(s) want it to, but the party leader can be voted out by party members during a Primary Election.

Primary Elections are to occur 3-5 days before a General Election.

Article IV: Parliamentary Elections

Elections shall be held for Parliament.

Once all votes have been tallied and finalized, the turnout of the election shall be divided by the number of seats required to fill in Parliament (5 seats max. Can be changed by a vote in the Grand Council). If the total number of votes for a candidate passes a 2/3 threshold, the candidate will be given 1 of the 5 seats in Parliament.

If a party receives a majority of the seats in Parliament, they shall immediately be considered the governing legislative body.

If no party receives a majority of the seats in Parliament, they are entitled to negotiate governing coalitions with other parties on the same part of the political spectrum (far-right, left-leaning, extreme-left, moderate), etc.).

If these coalitions have a combined seat total which makes a majority of the seats in Parliament, it shall be considered valid for a government.

If no party controls the majority of Parliament, the largest party is to be given the right to form a coalition with another party on the same part of the political spectrum (far-right, left-leaning, moderate, etc.).

Coalitions may be broken once the majority of the members agree to split up.

Party members may form a breakaway party if they believe the current chairman is doing an unsatisfactory job and cannot impeach him through a 2/3 majority vote due to a majority of the party not supporting the impeachment.

Title IV
Code of Laws

The Code of Laws of Embassadia is to be based on basic morality and human decency under the pretense of liberty, equality, and constitutionality.

1. Freedom of Religion

2A. Freedom of Speech

2B. Freedom to Face Consequences

3. No Excessive Cursing

4. Remain On Task On Forums

5. No Abusal of Power; Abusal of powers can result in impeachment of your current office by a 2/3 majority vote in the Grand Council.

6. Freedom From Hate; Hateful comments against any group of people is illegal and can result anywhere from your message being deleted and your current title being removed to ejection and ban from Embassadia depending on the context and how hateful the message is.

The Constitution of the Republic of Embassadia may only be edited by the Founder or by a Member of Parliament or Councillor proposing an ammendment to the Constitution.

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