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Renegalle

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on: September 10, 2018, 12:20:11 AM

The Constitution of Force

Article A: Citizenship

  1. All residents of Force and its territories may apply for citizenship.
  2. Citizenship shall entitle nations to the rights outlined in Article B.
  3. Citizenship may be granted or removed by the Court or an Executive Order.
  4. Citizenship shall only remain valid as long as the citizen's nation remains in Force or its territories.
  5. Citizens shall hold the sole power to remove a Representative and shall do so by holding a democratic vote in which a simple majority is required to remove the Representative The Cabinet may override this decision by a 2/3 majority vote. 

Article B: Rights of Citizenship

  1. The right to a fair trial.
  2. The right to protest freely.
  3. The right to hold public office.
  4. The right to freedom of the press.
  5. The right to freely express and hold one's own political views.

Article C: The Cabinet

  1. The Prime Minister of Force shall be the head of government of Force and its territories.
  2. The Prime Minister shall appoint the Cabinet and have the power to remove any of its members, with the exception of the Founder, Prosecutor, and Judge. They shall be responsible for, at the minimum, appointing a Minister of Foreign Affairs, a Minister of Internal Affairs, a Minister of Defense, a Minister of Communications, and a Minister of Culture.
  1. The Minister of Foreign Affairs shall be responsible for maintaining good relationships with embassy regions, overseeing the signing of treaties, and forging new relationships.
  2. The Minister of Internal Affairs shall be responsible for overseeing domestic matters, ensuring new members of the region understand how the government works and know about all the opportunities available to them, and working to improve colonies and provinces.
  3. The Minister of Defense shall be responsible for working to eliminate any foreign threats and maintaining a trained militia to protect the region if need be.
  4. The Minister of Communications shall be in charge of publishing The Force Flyer once monthly and producing any other official publications and documents.
  5. The Minister of Culture shall be in charge of creating and running events for citizens  of Force and its territories  to participate in and continuing old and forging new traditions.

Article D: Types of Law

  1. Law shall exist in a way so that some types of law are more powerful than others.
  2. Constitutional Law
  1. The entire text of the Constitution; highest level of law
  2. Though Constitutional Law is the highest level of law, it can be bypassed for very specific things by Executive and Cabinet Law
  1. House Law
  1. The laws passed by the House of Representatives; second highest level of law
  2. They can do anything that does not contradict the Constitution
  1. Executive Law
  1. Any Executive Actions issued by the Founder or Prime Minister; can do anything except amend or suspend the Constitution or House Law
  1. Cabinet Law
  1. Any orders issued by the Cabinet such as an extension to a sentence or an embassy closure
  1. Court Law
  1. Court Rulings declaring things unconstitutional and reversing decisions
  1. Treaty Law
  1. The text of various treaties between Force and other regions; lowest level of law

Article E: The House of Representatives

  1. The House shall consist of Representatives from Force and its territories, proportional to the total number of World Assembly members in each region. Each region will receive a single Representative for every 5 World Assembly nations they have.
  2. The House shall hold the power to pass and repeal laws.
  3. The House may pass or repeal laws by holding a democratic vote in which a simple majority is required for the amendment to pass.
  4. The House may remove the following types of government officials for failing to perform one's responsibilities, for serious misconduct, or in response to 2/3 majority support among citizens for the impeachment.
  1. The Prime Minister may be removed by a 2/3 majority vote of the House.
  2. The Prosecutor may be removed by a 2/3 majority vote of the House.
  3. The Judge may be removed by a 2/3 majority vote of the House.
  4. Any other government official, with the exception of the Founder,  Cabinet Ministers, and Representatives, may be removed by a simple majority vote of the House.

Article F: The Court

  1. The Court shall consist of the Judge and the Prosecutor.
  1. The Prosecutor shall hold the responsibility of deciding whether criminal cases should be pursued and provide reasons for this. Once they have made a decision, they will present it to the Cabinet who will have the option to override the Prosecutor's decision by a simple majority vote.
  2. The Judge shall hold the responsibility of handing out a punishment if the defendant is found guilty and based upon the advice of the Jury.
  1. This punishment must be in line with the appropriate punishment for the crime, as listed in Article I.
  1. A maximum of two Court Cases may be heard at one time, based upon the seriousness of the accusations.
  2. Each Court Case shall be heard by a Jury selected by agreement between the defendant and the plaintiff; consisting of three citizens, selected within 3 days of the Prosecutor choosing to pursue the case.
  1. The members of the Jury may not be government officials, the defendant, or the plaintiff.

Article G: Absences

  1. In the case of an absence of the Prime Minister, a House Representative, or a member of the Court, an emergency election must be held, if the next election is over 2 weeks away. Otherwise the Founder must appoint a replacement within 3 days.
  2. In the case of an absence in the Cabinet, the Prime Minister must appoint a replacement within 5 days.

Article H: Elections

  1. Three Stages & Process of Elections
  1. Candidacy declarations shall be open for 3 days.
  2. The debate shall be held for 3 days.
  3. Voting shall be held for 4 days.
  1. Prime Minister Elections
  1. Elections shall start on the first of January, April, July, and October.
  2. The candidate with the most votes shall be elected.
  1. House Elections
  1. Elections shall start on the first of January, April, July, and October.
  2. Each territory of Force with at least 5 World Assembly nations shall hold House Elections.
  3. Each territory shall elect the candidates with the most votes to the seats available for that territory as indicated in E.1.
  1. Court Elections
  1. The Prosecutor and the Judge shall be elected.
  2. Elections shall start on the first of June and December.

Article I: Illegal Activities

  1. Treason
  1. Attempting to or successfully undermining the legitimate government of the region or its allies.
  2. Attempting to or successfully harming the people of the region or the people of the region's allies.
  1. Espionage
  1. Attempting to or successfully sharing sensitive information with non-allied foreign governments without prior approval from the Founder or Prime Minister.
  2. Attempting to or successfully accessing sensitive information without prior approval from the Founder or Prime Minister.
  1. Conspiracy
  1. Collaborating with one or more other citizens to commit any of the activities in this Article.
  2. Collaborating with one or more foreign nationals to commit any of the activities in this Article.
  3. Collaborating with a mix of citizens and foreign nationals to commit any of the activities in this Article.
  1. Election Fraud
  1. Attempting to or successfully undermining the validity of an election by creation of multiple accounts.
  2. Attempting to or successfully undermining the validity of an election by bringing in nations to vote for one or more specific people or ideas.
  3. Attempting to or successfully undermining the validity of an election by means of something other than that mentioned in I.4.1 & I.4.2
  1. Malfeasance and Nonfeasance
  1. Malfeasance shall be defined as wrongdoing or misconduct by a government official.
  2. Nonfeasance shall be defined as a failure to perform one's responsibilities in any government office.

Article J: Punishments

  1. Crimes listed in I.1 shall be punished by removal of citizenship and in more severe cases a ban from Force and its territories.
  2. Crime I.2.1 shall be punished by removal of citizenship and a ban from Force and its territories.
  3. Crime I.2.2 and crimes listed in I.4 shall be punished by removal from government office, temporary removal of the right to hold government office, and a temporary removal of the right to vote or in more severe cases removal of citizenship or a ban from Force and its territories.
  4. Crimes listed in I.3 shall be punished based upon the crime being committed and the citizen's involvement in the crime.
  5. Crimes listed in I.5 shall be punished by removal from government office and temporary removal of the right to hold government office.

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