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Defunct Executive Orders / Re: Executive Actions
« on: June 02, 2022, 05:03:14 pm »
Repeal of "Restriction on Cabinet Ministers Holding Positions"



Effective immediately, Restriction on Cabinet Ministers Holding Positions are hereby revoked.


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Defunct Executive Orders / Re: Executive Actions
« on: June 02, 2022, 04:57:16 pm »
Delegation of Foreign Affairs Powers to Prudentia



Per §K.4 of the Constitution:

1. Prudentia 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. Prudentia may exchange Ambassadors and Diplomats with other regions as representatives of Prudentia, but not of the Union.
4. Prudentia shall enter no inter-regional alliance without express approval from the Union Government.
5. Prudentia is authorized to develop its own foreign policy, taking the above restrictions into account.

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Defunct Executive Orders / Re: Executive Actions
« on: May 14, 2022, 05:34:51 pm »
Revocation of WA Requirements for Government Officials



Effective immediately, the Executive Order on WA Requirements for Government Officials is hereby revoked.

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Defunct Executive Orders / Re: Executive Actions
« on: May 11, 2022, 04:33:17 am »
Appointment of Gumeusia as King of The New Kingdom



Effective immediately, under §K.5 of the Constitution, Gumeusia is appointed as King of The New Kingdom.

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Defunct Executive Orders / Re: Executive Actions
« on: May 06, 2022, 06:05:05 pm »
Greater Arcem and Marist Federated States Territorial Merger



Effective immediately, under §K.5.2 of the Constitution, Greater Arcem (consisting of Arcem and The New United Commonwealth) and Marist Federated States are combined into a single governance unit, to be called the "SCUT-PAR War District".

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Defunct Executive Orders / Re: Executive Actions
« on: May 06, 2022, 05:54:35 pm »
Disassociation of Nova Noctua, Crazybloxian Empire, and The Communist Powers of the World



Effective immediately, under §K.5.2 of the Constitution, Nova Noctua, Crazybloxian Empire, and The Communist Powers of the World are removed as Union territories.


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Old Amendments / Re: Amendment 47: Term Extension Act
« on: April 27, 2022, 01:23:57 am »

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Clubs / Re: Force Hockey Club
« on: April 16, 2022, 07:20:47 pm »
I WILL JOIN  ;D :P :P ::)

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Past Elections / Voting Results: General Election, March 2022
« on: March 12, 2022, 04:56:13 pm »
Voting Results: General Election, March 2022




Official Voting Results for the March 2022 General Election can be found here.


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Old Amendments / Re: Amendment 43: Citizenship Removal Clarity Act
« on: February 21, 2022, 09:07:06 pm »

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Amendment 46: Citizenship and Rights of Citizenship Reform Act, Ver. 2

Purpose: An Act to strengthen civil liberties, ensure each state or territory provides its residents with local citizenship, and protect against corruption or distortion by clarifying important protections.

Author(s): Renegalle, Tigslarlowducken, and Sir Salibaic

Existing Article, Article A: Citizenship
1. All individuals in the Union are citizens.
2. Citizenship shall entitle individuals to the rights outlined in Article B.
3. Citizenship may only be removed by the Court as a punishment following a criminal trial. Rights of Citizenship may be removed by the Court for the same reason, but only temporarily.
4. Citizenship shall only remain valid as long as the citizen's nation remains in the Union.
5. Citizens residing in the region a representative represents may vote to remove them from office. They shall do so by holding a democratic vote, overseen by the Speaker, in which a simple majority of votes in favor of the removal, within 3 days, is required to remove the Representative. To vote, a citizen must have resided in that region prior to the vote being held.
6. Citizens shall hold the power to force a vote in the House of Representatives on any proposed House Law or Constitutional Amendment. At least five citizens must sign a motion putting forward such a proposal, after which the House shall be obliged to hold a vote on the legislation within one week.

New Article, Article A: Citizenship
1. All residents of the capital, states, and territories hold citizenship, both in the Union and at a local level and are entitled, at minimum, to the rights outlined in Article B.
2. Citizenship shall entitle individuals to the rights outlined in Article B.
3. Citizenship may only be removed by the Court as a punishment following a criminal trial. Rights of Citizenship may be removed by the Court for the same reason, but only temporarily.

2. Citizenship may only be removed by the High Court or a state court, as a punishment for guilt in a criminal trial. Revocation of citizenship by the High Court shall entail revocation of both federal and local citizenship. Revocation of citizenship by a State Court shall only nullify that individual's citizenship within that court’s jurisdiction. Federal rights of citizenship may be revoked solely by the High Court, and only temporarily.
3. Federal citizenship shall only remain valid as long as the citizen's nation remains in the Union; local citizenship shall remain valid as long as the citizen’s nation remains in that locality.
4. Citizens may vote to remove their representatives from office. They shall do so by holding a democratic vote, overseen by the Speaker or relevant deputy, in which a simple majority of votes in favor of the removal, within three days, is required to remove the Representative. To vote, a citizen must have resided in that region prior to the vote being held.
4.1. In the case of Union-wide representatives, any Union citizen may request a vote to remove a representative from office. This shall follow the same procedure as for regional representatives, and similarly, the Citizen must have resided within the Union prior to the vote being held.
5. Citizens shall hold the power to force a vote in the House of Representatives on any proposed motion on which the House has the authority to vote. At least five citizens must sign a motion putting forward such a proposal, after which the House shall be obliged to hold a vote on that motion within one week.

Existing Article, Article B: Rights of Citizenship
1. The right to freedom of speech and free expression of political views.
1.1. This right shall not allow citizens to circumvent rules put in place on any offsite venue, as long as these rules are solely for the prevention of spam, flaming, impersonation, doxxing, harassment, to comply with a platform's terms of service, or similar.
1.1.1. Doxxing is defined as publishing private or identifying information about an individual without their consent.
1.1.2. Harassment is defined as repeated or continuing contact serving no useful purpose except to create alarm, annoyance, or cause emotional distress.
1.1.3. Impersonation is defined as deliberately attempting to mislead people to believe that you are a government official or a person who is a candidate for elected office.
1.2. Government officials shall be subject to restrictions on this right as it pertains to the release of information which if released, could threaten the safety and security of the Union.
2. The right to freedom of the press.
3. The right to protest freely and petition the government for the redress of any grievances.
4. The right to a fair trial.
5. The right to run for government office.
5.1. If a candidate in any election fails to answer all questions asked to them by the Founder or Speaker of the House within the debate period, they shall be disqualified from that election.
5.2. No individual may hold any of the following positions simultaneously, except during a state of emergency:
5.2.1. Founder
5.2.2. Prime Minister
5.2.3. Chief Justice
5.2.4. Speaker of the House
5.3. Non-citizens may not hold any government office.
6. No citizen shall have to answer for a crime committed prior to that act being made criminal.
7. No citizen shall be forced into military or government service without their clear consent.

New Article, Article B: Rights of Citizenship
1. The right to freedom of expression and freedom of the press; the right to form and operate organizations for this purpose, without unjust hindrance.
1.1. This right shall not allow citizens to circumvent rules put in place on any offsite venue, as long as these rules are solely for the prevention of spam, flaming, impersonation, doxxing, harassment, to comply with a platform's terms of service, or similar.
1.1.1. Doxxing is defined as publishing private or identifying information about an individual without their consent.
1.1.2. Harassment is defined as repeated or continuing contact serving no useful purpose except to create alarm, annoyance, or cause emotional distress.
1.1.3. Impersonation is defined as deliberately attempting to mislead people to believe that you are a government official or a person who is a candidate for elected office.

1.1. This right shall not be construed to permit hate speech, harassment, obscenity, violations of personal privacy, spam, or malicious impersonation.
1.2. Government officials shall be subject to restrictions on this right as it pertains to the release of information which if released, could threaten the safety and security of the Union.
1.2. Officials in government may occasionally be required to withhold information for the protection of the Union and the individuals within it. This requirement shall be legally binding, unless it can be established that the public interest in disclosure of the information outweighs the public interest in nondisclosure.
1.2.1. Protected information will be clearly and legibly marked, according to public standards set by the House of Representatives.

2. The right to freedom of thought.
2. The right to freedom of the press.
3. The right to vote in both federal and local elections, with neither hindrance nor unequal treatment.
4. The right to protest or petition the government and private organizations for the redress of any grievances; the right to form and operate organizations for this purpose, without interference.
5. The right to run for elected office; the ability to hold government office.
5.1. Failure to answer and address the subject matter of any question marked as mandatory by the presiding officer during an official electoral debate shall result in disqualification from that election. Questions asked during these debates must be impartial and no more than ten questions shall be asked of each candidate.
5.2. No individual may hold any of the following positions simultaneously, except during a state of emergency:
5.2.1. Founder
5.2.1. Prime Minister
5.2.2. Chief Justice
5.2.3. Speaker of the House
5.3. Non-citizens may not hold any government office.
5.3. No House Representative shall be a member of the Court during their continuance in office.
6. The right to an impartial trial, held in a public setting, with obligatory attendance of the accusing party and assistance of adequate legal counsel for one’s defense, provided for by the relevant court; the right to be notified of the details of the accusation in question.
6.1. Jury deliberations are considered classified and may only be unsealed as part of a criminal investigation by the relevant court.
7. No citizen shall be made to provide testimony against their will, or face charges for a crime put in place after the alleged offense.
8. No citizen may be charged for a crime committed more than six months prior, unless evidence of that crime was only disclosed, discovered, or otherwise made accessible to the plaintiff more than six months after it was committed.

9. No citizen shall be forced into military or government service without their clear consent.

Existing Clause, §F.8
8. The Jury shall have three days to determine, with a simple majority, whether the defendant is guilty or innocent. If they are considering voting guilty, a jury member must ensure that they have no reasonable doubt about that guilt before voting. Alongside their vote, they must provide fair reasoning for their decision.

New Clause, §F.8
8. The Jury shall have three days to determine, with a simple majority, whether the defendant is guilty or innocent. If they are considering voting guilty, a jury member must ensure that they have no reasonable doubt about that guilt and that the act in question was malicious, before voting. Alongside their vote, they must provide fair reasoning for their decision.

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Amendment 44: Citizenship and Rights of Citizenship Reform Act

Purpose: An Act to strengthen civil liberties, ensure each state or territory provides its residents with local citizenship, and protect against corruption or distortion by clarifying important protections.

Author(s): Renegalle, Tigslarlowducken, and Sir Salibaic

Existing Article, Article A: Citizenship
1. All individuals in the Union are citizens.
2. Citizenship shall entitle individuals to the rights outlined in Article B.
3. Citizenship may only be removed by the Court as a punishment following a criminal trial. Rights of Citizenship may be removed by the Court for the same reason, but only temporarily.
4. Citizenship shall only remain valid as long as the citizen's nation remains in the Union.
5. Citizens residing in the region a representative represents may vote to remove them from office. They shall do so by holding a democratic vote, overseen by the Speaker, in which a simple majority of votes in favor of the removal, within 3 days, is required to remove the Representative. To vote, a citizen must have resided in that region prior to the vote being held.
6. Citizens shall hold the power to force a vote in the House of Representatives on any proposed House Law or Constitutional Amendment. At least five citizens must sign a motion putting forward such a proposal, after which the House shall be obliged to hold a vote on the legislation within one week.

New Article, Article A: Citizenship
1. All residents of the capital, states, and territories hold citizenship, both in the Union and at a local level and are entitled, at minimum, to the rights outlined in Article B.
2. Citizenship shall entitle individuals to the rights outlined in Article B.
3. Citizenship may only be removed by the Court as a punishment following a criminal trial. Rights of Citizenship may be removed by the Court for the same reason, but only temporarily.

2. Citizenship may only be removed by the High Court or a state court, as a punishment for guilt in a criminal trial. Revocation of citizenship by the High Court shall entail revocation of both federal and local citizenship. Revocation of citizenship by a State Court shall only nullify that individual's citizenship within that court’s jurisdiction. Federal rights of citizenship may be revoked solely by the High Court, and only temporarily.
3. Federal citizenship shall only remain valid as long as the citizen's nation remains in the Union; local citizenship shall remain valid as long as the citizen’s nation remains in that locality.
4. Citizens may vote to remove their representatives from office. They shall do so by holding a democratic vote, overseen by the Speaker or relevant deputy, in which a simple majority of votes in favor of the removal, within three days, is required to remove the Representative. To vote, a citizen must have resided in that region prior to the vote being held.
4.1. In the case of Union-wide representatives, any Union citizen may request a vote to remove a representative from office. This shall follow the same procedure as for regional representatives, and similarly, the Citizen must have resided within the Union prior to the vote being held.
5. Citizens shall hold the power to force a vote in the House of Representatives on any proposed motion on which the House has the authority to vote. At least five citizens must sign a motion putting forward such a proposal, after which the House shall be obliged to hold a vote on that motion within one week.

Existing Article, Article B: Rights of Citizenship
1. The right to freedom of speech and free expression of political views.
1.1. This right shall not allow citizens to circumvent rules put in place on any offsite venue, as long as these rules are solely for the prevention of spam, flaming, impersonation, doxxing, harassment, to comply with a platform's terms of service, or similar.
1.1.1. Doxxing is defined as publishing private or identifying information about an individual without their consent.
1.1.2. Harassment is defined as repeated or continuing contact serving no useful purpose except to create alarm, annoyance, or cause emotional distress.
1.1.3. Impersonation is defined as deliberately attempting to mislead people to believe that you are a government official or a person who is a candidate for elected office.
1.2. Government officials shall be subject to restrictions on this right as it pertains to the release of information which if released, could threaten the safety and security of the Union.
2. The right to freedom of the press.
3. The right to protest freely and petition the government for the redress of any grievances.
4. The right to a fair trial.
5. The right to run for government office.
5.1. If a candidate in any election fails to answer all questions asked to them by the Founder or Speaker of the House within the debate period, they shall be disqualified from that election.
5.2. No individual may hold any of the following positions simultaneously, except during a state of emergency:
5.2.1. Founder
5.2.2. Prime Minister
5.2.3. Chief Justice
5.2.4. Speaker of the House
5.3. Non-citizens may not hold any government office.
6. No citizen shall have to answer for a crime committed prior to that act being made criminal.
7. No citizen shall be forced into military or government service without their clear consent.

New Article, Article B: Rights of Citizenship
1. The right to freedom of expression and freedom of the press; the right to form and operate organizations for this purpose, without unjust hindrance.
1.1. This right shall not allow citizens to circumvent rules put in place on any offsite venue, as long as these rules are solely for the prevention of spam, flaming, impersonation, doxxing, harassment, to comply with a platform's terms of service, or similar.
1.1.1. Doxxing is defined as publishing private or identifying information about an individual without their consent.
1.1.2. Harassment is defined as repeated or continuing contact serving no useful purpose except to create alarm, annoyance, or cause emotional distress.
1.1.3. Impersonation is defined as deliberately attempting to mislead people to believe that you are a government official or a person who is a candidate for elected office.

1.1. This right shall not be construed to permit hate speech, harassment, obscenity, violations of personal privacy, spam, or malicious impersonation.
1.2. Government officials shall be subject to restrictions on this right as it pertains to the release of information which if released, could threaten the safety and security of the Union.
1.2. Officials in government may occasionally be required to withhold information for the protection of the Union and the individuals within it. This requirement shall be legally binding, unless it can be established that the public interest in disclosure of the information outweighs the public interest in nondisclosure.
1.2.1. Protected information will be clearly and legibly marked, according to public standards set by the House of Representatives.

2. The right to freedom of thought.
2. The right to freedom of the press.
3. The right to vote in both federal and local elections, with neither hindrance nor unequal treatment.
4. The right to protest or petition the government and private organizations for the redress of any grievances; the right to form and operate organizations for this purpose, without interference.
5. The right to run for elected office; the ability to hold government office.
5.1. Failure to answer and address the subject matter of any question marked as mandatory by the presiding officer during an official electoral debate shall result in disqualification from that election. Questions asked during these debates must be impartial and no more than ten questions shall be asked of each candidate.
5.2. No individual may hold any of the following positions simultaneously, except during a state of emergency:
5.2.1. Founder
5.2.1. Prime Minister
5.2.2. Chief Justice
5.2.3. Speaker of the House
5.3. Non-citizens may not hold any government office.
5.3. No High Court Justice shall, during the time for which they serve, be appointed to a Federal Cabinet office within the Union, nor shall a House Representative be a member of the Court during their continuance in office.
6. The right to an impartial trial, held in a public setting, with obligatory attendance of the accusing party and assistance of adequate legal counsel for one’s defense, provided for by the relevant court; the right to be notified of the details of the accusation in question.
6.1. Jury deliberations are considered classified and may only be unsealed as part of a criminal investigation by the relevant court.
7. No citizen shall be made to provide testimony against their will, or face charges for a crime put in place after the alleged offense.
8. No citizen may be charged for a crime committed more than six months prior, unless evidence of that crime was only disclosed, discovered, or otherwise made accessible to the plaintiff more than six months after it was committed.

9. No citizen shall be forced into military or government service without their clear consent.

Existing Clause, §F.8
8. The Jury shall have three days to determine, with a simple majority, whether the defendant is guilty or innocent. If they are considering voting guilty, a jury member must ensure that they have no reasonable doubt about that guilt before voting. Alongside their vote, they must provide fair reasoning for their decision.

New Clause, §F.8
8. The Jury shall have three days to determine, with a simple majority, whether the defendant is guilty or innocent. If they are considering voting guilty, a jury member must ensure that they have no reasonable doubt about that guilt and that the act in question was malicious, before voting. Alongside their vote, they must provide fair reasoning for their decision.

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Defunct Executive Orders / Re: Executive Actions
« on: January 31, 2022, 03:25:23 pm »
Repeal of the "Executive Order on Ministries"



The Executive Order on Ministries is hereby repealed, since its stipulations are unenforceable due to the incongruent way in which Discord role-hierarchies function.


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Announcements / 5th Annual Force Day
« on: January 30, 2022, 03:40:30 pm »

5th Annual Force Day: the Founder's Address

My fellow citizens,

I am proud and honored to be celebrating the Fifth Anniversary of Force’s Founding with all of you. We have made tremendous progress since our founding, and particularly in the past year, especially in our states and territories. In our core regions (comprising the capital and states), we’ve gone from 338 nations to 525 and counting. And in the overall Union, comprising the capital, states, and territories, we’ve grown from 406 nations to more than 615.

In early September, the Citizens Alliance of Democracy became our newest state, having grown from just 14 nations last Force Day to around 70 at the time of statehood (and 85 now). Our other states have done well too – Heart, which last Force Day had only 20 nations, now has 95, and RGBN, which last Force Day had 161 nations, is stable at 155. Just this January, following a referendum almost a year ago, a raid by unknown belligerents that forced the region’s refounding, and significant growth and reforms since the refounding, Prudentia became the Union’s newest Province, bringing around 45 active nations with it.

Our community has become significantly more active and engaged – in our clubs alone, activity has quadrupled, going from around twelve thousand messages in the preceding year to more than forty thousand this year. We have supported each other through a very difficult time – the coronavirus pandemic has continued, for the most part, unabated, forcing many of us to isolate and avoid doing those things we most enjoyed before the pandemic. As a result, this Union is no longer focused on what it was originally, which was simulating government – now, our focus is on community, and the efforts of government reflect that. The Ministry of Culture has put on countless contests and events to try and get people involved in fun, social activities. We’ve had great success with this, and in just the past week, we’ve already put on four events and a contest, with two more events to come. We have also grown closer as a community – I’ve witnessed firsthand how amazingly supportive so many of the people here are, helping each other through personal struggles and providing emotional support when it’s needed the most.

Although the political arena is no longer a focus for some of our members, it continues to show growth and engagement. In our last election, held this January, we had 52 voters, surpassing an all-time record of 48, set in November 2020.

Our government has made progress in many other areas as well. The Ministry of Internal Affairs has been particularly focused on encouraging manual recruitment – this past January, the capital gained nearly 40 nations in the span of just two days, much of which can be attributed directly to the efforts of manual recruiters. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has faced many setbacks this year, but this has also forced a change in strategy – we have re-evaluated which regions we consider it worthwhile to have relations with and are working to address longstanding issues and misconceptions about us abroad. The Ministry of Media has done a fantastic job in the last year, releasing seven (soon to be eight) editions of The Force Flyer, and finally getting on a consistent schedule of releasing them on the first of every month. As previously mentioned, the Ministry of Culture has also done a very good job this year, helping us all get through difficult times. The Ministry of Roleplay has focused on a number of structural changes and experiments, like seeing what would happen if the United Nations were all powerful, while keeping on a good schedule of updating RP stats, the map, and welcoming new members, all of which are time-consuming, but ultimately rewarding tasks. In July of this year, for the first time ever, we released handbooks for each ministry, detailing how to do each job, which makes the process of inducting new members easier, and transitions from one minister to the next less time-consuming.

None of this – and I mean none of it – would have been possible without the contributions of our many members. Over the past year, four different prime ministers have led the Union, all of whom have done an exemplary job, showing the power of the democratic process and its potential to promote growth and change for the better. They have been assisted by numerous cabinet ministers and advisors, without whom none of their work would have been possible. The leaders of states and territories, as well as their deputies, have done an exemplary job as well – in Heart, with efforts to promote activity and growth, all while working to reform legislation and promote involvement in government; in RGBN, with continued efforts to improve the RP, while also promoting changes like the introduction of an oversight board; in the Citizens Alliance of Democracy, with efforts to create a functioning RP and encourage manual recruitment; in Prudentia with the creation of a legislature, an active RP, and the first elections, featuring high turnout; in Hyperion with a focus on growth and engagement, as well as reform to promote these two objectives; in Canterbury with the creation of a ‘hobby’ system, functioning a bit like clubs; and in The New Kingdom, with ongoing efforts to create a ‘themed’ region, to attract new members and encourage stable activity. Not all of these efforts have been successful, but they do show vision, and the desire to see through that vision shows dedication, which in turn shows how much people truly care about this place. There are many others who I’ve neglected to mention, like our hard-working civil servants, enthusiastic club leaders, forward-looking House Representatives, and dedicated High Court Justices. The Union is strong because the Union stands together. Our future is bright.

Happy Force Day!

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