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Executive Orders / Re: Executive Actions
« on: September 15, 2021, 12:13:00 am »
Appointment of Caribou Island as Justice of the Court



Effective immediately, under the auspices of §G.6 of the Constitution, Caribou Island is appointed as a Justice of the Court.


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Elections / Voting Results: Midterm Elections, September 2021
« on: September 12, 2021, 08:35:58 pm »
Voting Results: Midterm Elections, September 2021




Official Voting Results for the September 2021 Midterm Elections can be found here.


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Executive Orders / Re: Executive Actions
« on: September 07, 2021, 04:40:29 pm »
Delegation of Foreign Affairs Powers to the Citizens Alliance of Democracy



Per §K.4 of the Constitution:

1. CAD shall be able to create and cancel diplomatic relations, including embassies, with any regions, subject to a few minor restrictions.
2. No embassy or diplomatic relationship shall be built with a region of extremist ideologies (such as fascism) or a region which the Union is at war with or has developed hostilities with.
3. CAD may exchange Ambassadors and Diplomats with other regions as representatives of CAD, but not of the Union.
4. CAD shall enter no inter-regional alliance without express approval from the Union Government.
5. CAD is authorized to develop its own foreign policy, taking the above restrictions into account.


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Media / Re: Ministry of Media: Jobs Handbook
« on: August 15, 2021, 12:54:30 am »
Columnists

The columnists are people who help write articles for the Force Flyer. You can write articles about anything Force-related, including interviews with government officials, reporting on happenings in the RP, and articles about elections. You’re also free to contribute stuff you have written, like freestyle writing and artwork.

Tips:
1. Keep articles to 500 words maximum if possible
2. Find an image that fits well as a header for your article
3. If you need any help, just ask in the Ministry channel
4. If you are writing about anything relating to regional politics, keep your tone neutral
5. Try to space out your writing so you don’t end up doing it all the day before the FF is released


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Media / Re: Ministry of Media: Jobs Handbook
« on: August 15, 2021, 12:54:02 am »
Minister of Media

Hey, editor!
Here are some guidelines that you should follow when writing The Force Flyer.

Formatting of the Flyer:
1. Use this COOL IMAGE at the top:

2. Try to maintain political neutrality when writing political stuff. Write out what happens, do not inject personal bias
3. After the COOL IMAGE on the top of the page, write the Issue number and the Headlines. The Headlines briefly go over the important stuff in the flyer, and are intended to draw people in to read it.
4. To give some ideas for content, maybe include news on some new legislation passing, courtroom drama, government position changes, some interviews, etc.
5. The Force Flyer is meant to have news about the region. Most of this news should be about political happenings, RP, and FA, but other stuff like the Force Union’s recipe of the month and maybe the Force Union’s Anime of the Month IS WELCOME TOO. I’m not really a big politics guy (I find it to be a little dull) so variation is needed.
6. At the bottom of the Flyer, make sure to credit the people who worked on it.
7. Also include statistics for Force, the states, and the territories. See this Example FF for details: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1472127.

General Information:
1. One Force Flyer should be published every month.
2. In this position you can ask for volunteers to help write the FF. Just like, contact the person you want to interview/consult for information and get rolling with that
3. In the case where someone’s being not specific with their information, tell them to be more specific :p

Tips:
1. Legal advice can be obtained from the Judiciary
2. If the Prime Minister or Deputy Prime Minister are not on, contact your Columnists with any Media related questions

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Media / Ministry of Media: Jobs Handbook
« on: August 15, 2021, 12:52:46 am »

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Executive Orders / Re: Executive Actions
« on: August 14, 2021, 02:22:59 pm »
Appointment of Lashnakia as High Commissioner



Effective immediately, under the auspices of §K.2 of the Constitution, Lashnakia is appointed as High Commissioner.

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Courtroom / Re: High Court: Jobs Handbook
« on: August 14, 2021, 04:56:08 am »
Justices

Justices are responsible for maintaining order in the Union by helping with trials and the interpretation of law. The duties of Justices are as follows:

  • Electing from among themselves a Chief Justice at the beginning of each term
  • Accepting or denying cases on the grounds of whether or not they are legally sound
  • Determining a reasonable punishment for a guilty party
  • Determining the legality of various laws based upon Constitutional grounds (specifically Article D)
  • Having a strong grasp of the law and guiding citizens unfamiliar with it
  • Determining whether the grounds for impeachment are sound for all cases of impeachment except those of Justices

Determining Legality:
The most common occurrence during your tenure as a Justice is almost undoubtedly going to be the act of determining legality. You can either start this yourself or a citizen might start the proceedings for you. Determining legality is very simple. Carefully examine all the wording of the document in question and compare it to both the Constitution as well as any existing House Laws or Executive Orders. Remember that Executive Orders may not contradict House Law and that House Law may not contradict the Constitution. If two House Laws contradict each other, strike them both down.

Resources:
1. Constitution
2. House Bills
3. Executive Orders

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Courtroom / Re: High Court: Jobs Handbook
« on: August 14, 2021, 04:48:39 am »
Chief Justice

The Chief Justice is responsible for overseeing the High Court and all cases and requests for review that come to it. They also have duties as a regular Justice, which are explained in the Guide below. The duties of the Chief Justice are as follows:

  • Ensuring that the other Justices respond to requests for review in a timely manner
  • Assigning Justices to preside over trials
  • Assisting in the selection of juries
  • Facilitating discussions over punishments when the jury delivers a guilty verdict

How to Run a Trial:
1. Assign a Justice to preside over the trial. This might not necessarily be yourself
2. Begin creating a pool of jurors for you and the other Justices to choose from
3. Select a jury from the pool
4. Proceed with the trial procedure as outlined in the Constitution

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Courtroom / High Court: Jobs Handbook
« on: August 14, 2021, 04:44:30 am »

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Constitutional Amendments / Re: Amendment 39: The Executive Overhaul Act
« on: August 12, 2021, 04:21:33 pm »

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Constitutional Amendments / Amendment 39: The Executive Overhaul Act
« on: August 03, 2021, 03:03:31 pm »
Amendment 39: The Executive Overhaul Act

Purpose: An Act to give the Prime Minister discretion in Cabinet appointments, solidify certain powers, and provide basic organization for the Executive.

Author(s): Renegalle

Existing Article, Article C: The Cabinet

1. The Founder of Force shall be the Union's head of state and the Prime Minister of Force shall be the Union's head of government.
1.1. The Founder shall be responsible for maintaining stability, overseeing the Cabinet, and stepping in to lead the Cabinet should the need arise.
1.2. The Prime Minister shall be responsible for actively leading the Union and Cabinet.
2. The Prime Minister shall appoint the Cabinet and have the power to remove any of its members, except for the Founder. They shall be responsible for, at minimum, appointing ministers charged with foreign affairs, internal affairs, media and culture, and roleplay.
2.1. A minister shall be responsible for maintaining existing diplomatic relationships and forging new ones, overseeing the signing of treaties, and ensuring The Force Flyer is distributed to all of them.
2.2. A minister shall be responsible for overseeing domestic matters, including Union recruitment, ensuring new members of the Union understand how the government works and all opportunities available to them, as well as producing any official publications and documents.
2.3. A minister shall be responsible for publishing The Force Flyer on a monthly basis, creating and running events for citizens of the Union to participate in, recording the history of the Union, and continuing old and forging new traditions.
2.4. A minister shall be responsible for managing the Union roleplay.
2.5. All members of the Cabinet may appoint deputies to assist them in their duties. If any deputy is delegated power or responsibilities through the administration of a formal oath affirming this, they shall be considered a government official.
3. Any military or intelligence forces within the Union shall be considered under the supreme command and authority of the Founder and Prime Minister.
4. The Prime Minister can nominate a Deputy Prime Minister to help oversee the ministries. The House of Representatives shall be presented with that nominee and must hold a vote lasting three days, until all House Representatives have voted, or until a majority of House members have approved or rejected the nominee. If the nominee is rejected, the Prime Minister may present a new nominee and restart the process.
4.1. The Prime Minister can dismiss the Deputy Prime Minister at any time for any reason.
4.2. The Prime Minister is held accountable for the Deputy Prime Minister's actions, and thus the Deputy Prime Minister is expected to be as professional as the Prime Minister.
5. The Prime Minister shall not have the authority to appoint a non-citizen to a cabinet position or otherwise.

New Article, Article C: The Executive

1. The Founder shall be the Union’s head of state. They shall be responsible for ensuring the unity and stability of the Union and advising and overseeing the Cabinet. The Founder may also be referred to as Emperor of the Union of Force or simply as Emperor.
2. The Prime Minister shall be the Union’s head of government. They shall be responsible for actively leading the Union and Cabinet and ensuring the proper functioning of government. They shall hold the sole power to create and dissolve ministries and other executive departments, appoint and dismiss ministers, other members of the Cabinet, and executive officials, except for the Founder, pardon or reduce the sentences of individuals convicted of legal offenses, and sign or revoke treaties between the Union and other sovereign governments.
2.1. The creation or dissolution of a ministry must be approved by the House of Representatives with a simple majority, after a three day voting period, once all representatives have voted, or once a majority of House members have voted in favor or against.
2.2. Pardons and reductions of sentences shall cancel or shorten a criminal sentence. The Prime Minister may not pardon themselves, their friends, or their associates in government. A combined total of two pardons or reductions in sentences may be issued each elected term.

2.3. The Prime Minister may nominate a Deputy Prime Minister to help oversee the ministries. The House of Representatives shall be presented with that nominee and must hold a vote lasting three days, until all House Representatives have voted, or until a majority of House members have approved or rejected the nominee. If the nominee is rejected, the Prime Minister may present a new nominee and restart the process.
2.3.1. The Prime Minister may dismiss the Deputy Prime Minister at any time for any reason.
3. The Executive shall consist of the Cabinet and its associated ministries, and any other executive departments.
3.1. The Cabinet shall hold regular meetings to discuss its progress.
3.2. At minimum, the Ministries must: maintain existing diplomatic relations and be capable of negotiating diplomatic settlements and treaties, oversee the recruitment and integration of new nations into the Union, produce official publications and other documents, including The Force Flyer, record the history of the Union, host events and celebrate traditions, operate a Union roleplay, and ensure active engagement in the World Assembly.

4. All military and intelligence forces within the Union are under the supreme command and joint authority of the Founder and Prime Minister.

Existing Clause, F.12

12. The Prime Minister may issue a pardon to anyone convicted of a crime, effectively canceling that person's sentence, provided that the person is not themselves, a close friend of theirs, or an associate in government. They may only issue a pardon once per term.

New Clause, F.12

12. The Prime Minister may issue a pardon to anyone convicted of a crime, effectively canceling that person's sentence, provided that the person is not themselves, a close friend of theirs, or an associate in government. They may only issue a pardon once per term.

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Past Elections / Voting Results: General Elections, July 2021
« on: July 13, 2021, 12:10:44 am »
Voting Results: General Elections, July 2021




Official Voting Results for the July 2021 General Elections can be found here.


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Foreign Affairs / Re: Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Jobs Handbook
« on: July 09, 2021, 01:46:38 am »
Ambassadors

Ambassadors are assigned to foreign embassies to represent us abroad and relay news. Ambassadors will be able to pick a region that they will be responsible for. Duties include:

  • Joining the Discord / forum / community hub of the region you are assigned to
    If you are asked for credentials, you can link this foreign affairs dispatch
  • Sharing The Force Flyer and statements given to you by the Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Providing important information to the Ministry about the region you are assigned to (changes in leadership, events, etc.)
  • Improving our reputation with the region you are assigned to
  • Participating in the drafting and negotiation of treaties

Etiquette Guide:
  • When speaking to foreign regions, it’s important to remember to talk in a respectful manner, but at the same time be neutral. It is very crucial to stay neutral in most situations, as you could accidentally create a bad name for your own region.
  • When answering questions, make sure to do it in a respectful manner. Even if the questions may be difficult or frustrating to answer.
  • When talking to officials in the region, make sure to answer questions they may have, this includes questions about the Union.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Jobs Handbook
« on: July 09, 2021, 01:39:10 am »
Chief Diplomat
 
The Chief Diplomat is nominated by the Prime Minister to help advise and carry out the duties of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. These duties include:

  • Helping organize embassy and ambassador records
  • Checking in on ambassadors to make sure they are doing their job
  • Providing guidance to ambassadors who have questions
  • Ensuring the actions of the Ministry are in line with Prime Minister's agenda
  • Providing advice to the Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister about foreign policy

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