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The Monarchical Republic of Christos


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Motto: “United by Strength, Peace and Country”


Christos Territory

IDU Territory


Capital: Coronasburg (The Crown Lands)
Largest City: St. Christopher


Official Language: English



Demonym: Christosian

Government:
- King Eternal: Chris
- Crown Prince: James
- President: Victoria Clefton
- Vice President: Jim Kane
- Chief Justice: Edward Lockheimer
- Arbiter: Andrew


Legislature: Congress (Bicameral)
Premier: Marcon Rubio
Senate
House of the Populous


Establishment:
Independence from the US: October 8


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Currency: Christosian Dollar (CSD)


Measurement System: Metric


Calendar Format: Gregorian Calendar
(Week starts on Monday)


Drives on the: Left



Christos

The Monarchical Republic of Christos, commonly called Christos, is a Monarchical Republic located on the planet of Terragon which resides in the Colonis Spatium Universe. Terragon is an earth like planet and is the size of Pluto. During the Empire Era Christos used to be known as The Chris Empire when the nation was expanding its territory.

In the NationStates Universe Christos is part of the International Democratic Union region. On the IDU planet Christos is located on the continent of Hespia on the self-proclaimed land known as Estierra and is bordered to the North by Gonhog and the Great Gulf to the South.

The people of Christos are known for their kind nature, love for their country, and their expertise in technology. The industry sector is dominated by the Tourism, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Christos cherishes the environment and is one of the leading nations invested in alternative energy.

Etymology

The present name of the nation Christos is pronounced [Kris-tos], and is named after the founder of the nation King Chris. It is speculated that the name Christos also is derived from Jesus Christ or St. Christopher. The standard way to refer to a citizen of Christos is "Christosian" [Kris-toe-si-an]. During the country's expansion during the Empire Era the country was called The Chris Empire, it is pronounced [Kris Em-pie-er]. The citizens of The Chris Empire were referred as Christio Citizens, which is pronounced [Kris-Tee-Oh Sidizen].

History

The Colonial Era

Founding of Terragon
Some time after the start of the Great Age of Colonization the US sent another wave of explorers to space which was known as Pilgrim Mission #20. One of the Captains on the mission was named Alfred Christian and his ship was named Adventure Horizon. After many years of traveling and searching space; Captain Christian and his crew located a planet that was not claimed by any other nation. Initial scans of the planet showed that it had the same atmosphere as Earth. This gave the crew of Adventure Horizon more time to explore and study the plants and wildlife of the planet. On August 21, 2891 the crew finally landed, Captain Christian claimed the planet for the US and named the planet Terragon after calling the planet the "paragon of all virgin lands" he had seen in his lifetime. Alfred and his crew set up the first base, called Fort Discovery, and sent word to the US to send more people and supplies to the planet. In time, more people arrived, and the base grew into a colony, which was eventually named Jacksonia after the former US President Andrew Jackson.

The Colony of Jacksonia and The Brotherhood
As the colony grew and thrived the US promoted Alfred Christian to Governor of Jacksonia. As Governor Alfred Christian set up a stable government and claimed more land for the US. This expansion led to the first meeting between the native tribes of Terragon. In retaliation to the Jacksonia expansion the 9 tribes formed an alliance called The Brotherhood. The interaction with the The Brotherhood was minimal but a few misunderstandings and skirmishes happened. Before Governor Christian's retirement he signed a treaty with The Brotherhood where the colony of Jacksonia promised to no longer encroach on The brotherhood's lands. After 23 years Governor Christian retired and was succeeded by Jonas Siegfried. Under Governor Siegfried Jacksonia grew and prospered. Jacksonia's growth led to more expansion which broke the treaty made by former Governor Christian. This led to more conflicts with The Brotherhood. Governor Siegfried ruled for 12 years until on July 9, 2926 he was killed while leading the Jacksonia troops against The Brotherhood. In retaliation for the Governor's death the US appointed General Henry Wilson to Governor. Governor General Wilson was tasked with dealing with The Brotherhood and to punish them for the death of Governor Siegfried. Governor General Wilson, as he was called, started a deadly war against The Brotherhood known as the Native War of Supremacy. The war lasted a brutal 5 years and in the end Jacksonia won. During the war many natives were imprisoned and killed. The war not only affected the natives but also the citizens of Jacksonia, who were friendlier to the natives than the government was. To stamp out sentiment for the natives Governor General Wilson issued the Anti-Association Laws which severely damaged the government's relationship with its own citizens. This set off mass protests against the government. Feeling the pressure from the protesters and the bad press it was giving the US relented and replaced Governor General Wilson with a more lenient Governor named Richard Wanker, ending the 19 year rule of Governor General Wilson.

Governors of Jacksonia
1. Alfred Christian - 23 years
2. Jonas Siegfried - 12 years
3. Henry Wilson - 19 years
4. Richard Wanker - 15 years
5. Jeffery Johnson - 8 years

Beginnings of Independence and The First Revolt
After the Native War of Supremacy an internal conflict split the people of Jacksonia. One side supported the complete extermination and slavery of the conquered tribes (The Red Faction) while the other side supported better relations and concessions with the conquered tribes (The Blue Faction). The Red Faction was supported by Governor Wanker and the Jacksonia government. The leader of The Blue Faction was a former Captain named Chris. Chris left the US and was assigned to patrol the waters around Jacksonia. While patrolling the waters Chris came across a group of Jacksonians harassing a couple of native tribe boys. Appalled Chris decided to help by stepping in and helping out the boys. When news reached the government of what Chris had done he was stripped of his rank as Captain and kicked out of the military. Another incident that shaped Chris was seeing how the American/ Jacksonian elites, government, and American tourists treated the poorer Jacksonians. After everything that Chris experienced he decided to start a group which would be called The Blue Faction. Chris decided to run for mayor of the town of Greckoville to try and have some say in the government but due to armed fights between the faction Governor Wanker barred Chris's and any Blue Faction member from running for office. This act by the government started the Voice for the People Protests. Many protests started with the help from the Blue Faction. Governor Wanker put down the protests and arrested many protesters. The Blue Faction was labeled a rebel group by the government and Chris and his followers fled into the woods to start a new colony. The new colony that Chris formed was named Christos and the colony prospered and grew. Chris designated the city of St. Christopher as the new capital for the colony. Chris also formed an alliance with two native tribes, who were former Brotherhood members, the Rune and the Daron tribes. Tensions grew between Jacksonia and Christos when the separation occurred. Tensions between Christos and the US government grew when the US issued a tax on goods coming from Christos because the US wanted to punish Christos for separating from Jacksonia without approval from Congress. News of the separation in Jacksonia reached the US government. The US was furious with how Richard Wanker poorly handled the situation so they fired Governor Wanker, ending his 15 year tenure. The US replaced Governor Wanker with Jeffery Johnson. Jeffery Johnson was a patriotic man from Maryland, US and his agenda when he became Governor was to align the Jacksonian culture with the American culture. Governor Johnson did this with fervent quickness that many atrocities were committed. Those who disobeyed or went against his changes were imprisoned, tortured, rehabilitated, or executed. These actions gave Governor Johnson the nickname “The Steel Patriot.” Small skirmishes between Jacksonia military and Christos broke out which eventually turned into larger battles. Many supporters tried to flee Jacksonia for Christos, but some were unsuccessful, leading to a travel ban between the two colonies. Tensions came to a head during an event named The First Revolt. The First Revolt started when Jacksonian soldiers were rounding up people who were trying escape Jacksonia. Within minutes of the round up assailants jumped out of the nearby woods and killed the soldiers and set the prisoners free. When Governor Johnson heard about the incident, he retaliated by sending a battalion to a city on the outskirts of Jacksonia that supported Christos and had the populace massacred and anyone that survived imprisoned. Having learned of the massacre, seeing it as the end for any peace talks or compromises Chris declared war on Jacksonia and the US, the War for Independence had started.

The War for Independence
The War for Christosian Independence lasted for a brutal 3 years. To win the war for Independence Chris had to make sure certain criteria were met. First he sent a letter of recognition to the United Nations to establish Christos as a sovereign nation. This letter gave Christos the support it needed from the world powers. The next criteria was to gain the full support of the native tribes in Terragon, which he had been building since the founding of The Blue Faction. Chris had already signed a treaty with the Daron and the Rune tribes but he needed more. Chris was able to negotiate a treaty with 3 more native tribes which added more soldiers to his military force. The last criteria was to instill unrest within Jacksonia so that protests and riots would hinder the government's counterattack response. On October 4th Christos forces stormed the capital of Jacksonia and on October 7 the Jacksonian government and the US government surrendered. A day after the surrender on October 8 Christos formally declared independence. In the Treaty of Ottawa Christos took over all Jacksonian lands and would allow any Jacksonian to leave Terragon. The US would have to recognize Christos as a sovereign nation and would have to pay war reparations.

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The Christos Era

The Start of a Nation
After the signing the Treaty of Ottawa a Grand Convention was called to meet in St. Christopher to decide the details of the new nation. Most representatives were from Christos but the native tribes that had helped win the War for Independence were given the opportunity to send representatives from their tribes as well. The first thing on the convention's list was to establish a government. Most representatives threw their support for the idea of making Chris King of the new nation. Chris hesitantly accepted the title only if the Grand Convention would turn the government into a Constitutional Monarchy with a Parliament. The Grand Convention conceded to Chris's request by creating the office of Prime Minister, along with a legislature known as the National People's Congress. The Supreme Court of Christos was also made with a 7 member body. The native tribes were given back some of their lands and were also given autonomy but, with persuasion from Chris, they promised not to seek independence from Christos. The Grand Convention decided that the year would reset on the crowning of Chris and the Year would be known as 0 AC (After Crowning). Chris would be 50 years old when crowned King and while on his journey around Terragon he found "water of youth" which would extend his life. In his crowning ceremony speech Chris said this "Today we start a new nation through the blood, sweat, and tears of the oppressed people. Even though this nation has a King, my power and the power of the government comes from the people! We will stand together and turn this nation from a collection of people into a great Empire!" King Chris's reign started off well. There were disagreements with the Prime Minister and the National People's Congress but it was relatively tame. During Chris's reign Christos experienced a strengthening of the government, infrastructure, industry, education, and healthcare. Christosian identity was also formed during King Chris's reign. Christos adopted a national anthem and the flag of the revolution was redesigned to become the National flag of Christos. Chris reigned for 55 years until he decided to abdicate the throne to his eldest son Luke. During the remaining years of his reign Chris issued a decree stating that his next heir would not hold the title of King but would be called Crown Prince/ Princess. The title change was made to show that the next monarch was crowned by no one else but the people.

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The Empire Era

The Future After The King
After King Chris's abdication his son Luke was crowned the first Crown Prince of Christos. The title of the new heir apparent was changed to Duke/ Duchess of St. Christopher. During Crown Prince Luke's reign a civil war started between The Loyalists who supported the Crown Prince and The Republicans who wanted to abolish the monarchy and establish a Federal Republic. The civil war was known as the Leadership Civil War. The war lasted for 7 years with The Loyalists declaring victory. Winning the war cemented the rule of the monarchy for decades to come. Luke allowed most of the defeated Republicans to be exiled but saved the punishment of execution for the leader of the Republicans.

From Nation to Empire
Years after the government started to have ambitions to expand Christos's borders. The support for expansion was not highly supported by the Christosian people because of the promise made to the native tribes after the War for Independence. The idea eventually gained favor by the public when Crown Prince Robert ascended the throne. Robert urged the government and the people to support his campaign he called The March West. The March West campaign was a plan to expand the territories of Christos West of its current borders. The March West eventually led to conflicts with the neighboring tribes. The tribes reminded Robert about the Ottawa Treaty that was signed; so Robert issued an ultimatum with the tribes stating "that any tribe can still have autonomy but must swear fealty to the monarchy and the government of Christos, if not swift annihilation will come to them." Fearing the threat by the Crown Prince known as the "Tribal's Bane" 5 tribes accepted Robert's offer, the other tribes that refused formed a new alliance called The West Alliance. The March West campaign turned into a 2 year war against the West Alliance in is known as the Great War for the West. Robert eventually won the war and annexed the West Alliance's land. Robert gave the defeated West Alliance people a choice either to be exiled, to be integrated, or to be executed; most men of the alliance chose execution. With his huge victory and conquest of the west Robert declared Christos an Empire. This gave Christos its second name The Chris Empire.

The Takeover of Terragon and The Foreign Prince
After a period of consolidation, the idea of territorial expansion made a comeback when Crown Prince Alexander I came to power. Alexander I wanted to go a step further than Robert by conquering all of Terragon. In a 10 year long campaign known as the Terragon Expansion War Alexander I conquered all the lands in Terragon, wiping out most of the small tribes that still were around. At the end of his campaign Alexander I faced 2 problems, a financial recession and a succession crisis. During Alexander I's conquests he fathered a first born son named Robert but because Alexander I was away on war he left his son in the care of one his most trusted adviser Khalid Al-Uslam. Young Robert grew up all his life in the care of Al-Uslam, even considering him his true father. Alexander I's other advisers became worried that Robert would be heavily influenced by Al-Uslam. So with convincing Alexander I had Al-Uslam executed and had Robert returned home. When Alexander I died, having suffered from alcohol poisoning after a party, Robert was crowned Crown Prince. During the coronation when it came time for Robert to choose his regal name he declared that he would be known as Crown Prince Uslam I; he also revealed that he had converted to Islam. The government and the populace were outraged to find out what had happened. Many riots flared up to oppose Uslam I's reign, even the Prime Minister at one time urged the Crown Prince to abdicate or face a Coup by his own people. During Uslam I's reign he was able to appoint the next Arbiter with much negativity. After 5 years of standing his ground Uslam I relented and abdicated his throne to his brother who became Crown Prince Christopher IV.

Age of Tolerance and The Christosian Golden Age
Appalled at the abdication of his brother, Christopher IV issued one of Christos's most famous speeches the Speech of Tolerance. He condemned the treatment of his brother and declared that for Christos to be the best nation in universe it must judge people by character rather than by faith or color. Christopher IV issued the royal decree called the Tolerance and Understanding Decree, which made tolerance training classes mandatory for any business/ company in Christos. Golden Age...

The Great Recession and The Leadership Protests
From the Leadership Civil War to Elizabeth's reign the rule of the monarchy was never questioned until the reign of Victor III. During the reign of Victor III another recession hit Christos due to the Victor III's spending and soon civil unrest rose calling for a federal republic system and for the monarchy to relinquish its powers. Victor III hardened his stance on keeping the monarchy's powers intact but as a result the Christosian people staged mass protests around Terragon know as the Leadership Protests. The people involved with the protests named themselves The Representatives. In months the National People's Congress joined with the people in calling for a new government; as more pressure was put on Victor III he definatly would not budge even after the urging of the government. The protests put a lot of strain on Crown Prince Victor III that he fell ill and died the following month.

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The Republic Era

Rise of Federalism and The Shared Powers
After the death of Victor III, his son Alexander II came to power. With protest still going on against the monarchy Alexander II declared that he would convene a 2nd Grand Convention to rework the government and move towards a federal republic with the guarantee that the monarchy would stay intact; the leaders of the protests agreed to the convention. During the 2nd Grand Convention it was decided that Christos would move from a Parliamentary Democracy to a Federal Republic. The Prime Minister would be replaced by an elected President and the unicameral National People's Congress would be replace by a bicameral Congress; one wing of Congress would be called the Senate (3 Senators per Obalst) and the other wing would be called the House of the Populous (Based on the population of each Oblast). The Prime Minister position was renamed to Premier and was designated as the Speaker of the House for the House of the Populous. The President would serve a 4 year term, The Senate would have a 6 year term, and the House would have a 3 year term. With much debate it was decided that the President would hold most of the leadership power but the Crown Prince/ Princess would have special powers over the laws and the other branches of government. This sharing of powers angered some of the protest leaders and about 20% of them walked out of the convention. The 80% that stayed approved and signed the new Constitution of Christos on November 29. The election of the first President of Christos took place at the 2nd Convention. The 2nd Convention chose Paul Warren as the first President of Christos in a 90% to 10% vote. In his inauguration speech held on the 2nd Saturday of January he declared that he would only be President for 1 term of 4 years, citing that "He wanted all of Christos to vote for the President and not just a chosen few."
Also during this time Alexander II revealed to the nation that he was gay; making him the first monarch to be gay. Unfortunately this meant that the Alexander II's crown would pass to his brother Benjamin when Alexander abdicates or passes away.

Estierra and Joining The IDU
The 47th President of Christos Diane Marconi expanded Christos outside of Terragon by sending troops and supplies to a continent known as Hespia. Marconi wanted to expand Christos's influence not just by spreading Christosian culture but by claiming land outside of Terragon. The land that was settled became known as Estierra. It was during this time President Diane Marconi joined the region of International Democratic Union, an alliance of nations that resided on the same planet as Estierra.

Geography

Map of Terragon

Terragon is an Earth like planet that has an atmospheric that can sustain life. It is orbited by 1 satellite named the moon. The land is more mountainous in the center of its main continent and their are more islands on its Southern hemisphere. Terragon orbits around a a red dwarf star named Helios. Terragon spins on its axis 365 days per 1 revolution/ year.

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St. Christopher

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Coronasburg

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Chris City

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Metro Maria

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Yorker City

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Bay of Pigs

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Santo Christo

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Government

During the Christos and Empire Eras the government of Christos was a Parliamentary Democracy and a Constitutional Monarchy. The head of government was the Prime Minister while the head of state was the King which then became the Crown Prince/ Princess. The legislature was a unicameral congress called the National People's Congress. The Judicial Branch was the Supreme Court of Christos which consisted of 9 Justices, 1 Chief Justice and 8 Associate Justices.

During the Republic Era the government of Christos became a Federal Republic and a Monarchical Republic. The head of the government changed to a President while the head of state remained the Crown Prince/ Princess; with both sharing the powers of the Executive branch. The legislature became bicameral and being called Congress. Congress had two wings, one wing called the Senate and the second wing called the House of Populous. The Prime Minister position was scrapped and a new office was created for the Speaker of the House known as the Premier. The Supreme Court of Christos also changed when 4 new seats were added.


Executive Branch
Crown Prince/ Princess
President
Vice-President

Legislative Branch: Congress
Senate
90 Senators (3 per Oblast)

House of the Populous
Representatives number proportional to each province population

Premier
(Speaker of the House)

Judicial Branch: Supreme Court of Christos
Chief Justice
12 Associate Justices

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Executive Branch
The current executive branch of Christos consists of two offices, the office of the Presidency and the office of the Monarchy. The President has more power than the Monarchy but the Monarchy is able to check the President's power with The Crown's Right. The office of the President is an elected position while the Monarchy is passed down through hereditary succession.

Both the President and the Monarchy have a council/ cabinet that helps advises them. The President appoints members to their Presidential Cabinet and the Crown Prince/Princess appoints members to their Crowned Council.


Crowned Council
President/ Vice-President/ Secretary of State
Premier
Arbiter
Minister of The Empire
Minister of Finance
Minister of Foreign Relations
Advisor of Law
Head of the Crown's Guard
Head of the Champions of Christos

Presidential Cabinet
Secretary of State
Secretary of the Treasury
Secretary of Defense
Minister of Commerce
Minister of Health & Human Services
Minister of Infrastructure
Minister of Science & Technology
Minister of Community Planning & the Environment
Minister of Homeland Securities
Minister of Foreign Relations
Minister of Christosian Culture
Attorney of State
Christosian Royal Minister
Christosian Faith Minister

Legislative Branch
The current legislative branch of Christos is a bicameral legislature called Congress. Congress comprises of two house; the 90 seat Senate and the House of the Populous whose seat count is based on the population of each Oblast. The tie-breaking vote for the Senate is the Vice-President while the Majority leader in the House of the Populous is known as the Primer.

Judicial Branch
The current judicial branch of Christos is known as the Supreme Court of Christos. The Supreme Court is a 13 member body consisting of 1 Chief Justice and 12 Associate Justices. The Chief Justice is appointed by the Monarchy and the 12 Associate Justices are nominated by the President and approved by the Senate. The term for the Justices is for a lifetime or until retirement.

Faith Branch
The Faith Branch was established by King Chris because he wanted a institution to address disputes between all the religions of Christos. The head of the Faith Branch is the Arbiter. Due to the dangerous nature of mediating between religions the Arbiter of Christos is required to change their name and make a vow of celibacy.

Council of Faiths
The Council of Faiths is the defacto head of the Faith Branch. The Council of Faiths and the Faith Branch of government was created by King Chris to address disputes between the different faiths residing in The Empire. It is headed by the Arbiter, who was appointed by the King but now is appointed by the Crown Prince/ Princess. The Council consists of representatives from each major religion in Christos. Each religion is represented by 50 Ministers (Representatives) and each is led by an appointed head. The Council of Faiths has 2 bodies. One is the High Council where the appointed heads of each faith and the Arbiter meet and the second is called the Anointed Assembly which encompasses the Ministers, the appointed heads of each faith and the Arbiter.

Council of Faiths Structure
The High Council
Arbiter
Appointed Head of Each Faith

The Anointed Assembly
Arbiter
Appointed Head of Each Faith
Ministers

Foreign Relations and Military

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Current Supreme Court
Chief Justice: Edward Lockheimer - Appointed by the King
Associate Justice: Linda Foles - Appointed by Lawrence Bates Johnson
Associate Justice: Peter Quinn - Appointed by President Frederick Von Hollern
Associate Justice: Javier Jacobs - Appointed by President Frederick Von Hollern
Associate Justice: Millard Fillmore IV - Appointed by President Theodore Prescott
Associate Justice: Bethany Balwin - Appointed by President Theodore Prescott
Associate Justice: Michelle LuPont - Appointed by President Bill Richardson
Associate Justice: Frank Lupin - Appointed by President James Gideon
Associate Justice: Frida Kahl - Appointed by President Victoria Clefton
Associate Justice: Ruth B. Haines - Appointed by President Victoria Clefton
People’s Justice: Henry Jones
People’s Justice: Opal Roth
Premier Justice: Winston Bush - Appointed by Premier Marcon Rubio

Faith Branch
Vicar: Andrew
Council of Faiths

Presidential Cabinet

Cabinet Position

Name

Secretary of State

Marcus La Touche III

Secretary of the Treasury

Stephanie McMullin

Secretary of Defense

Former General Jamie Matthias

Minister of Commerce

Orville Roch

Minister of Health & Human Services

Prof. Betty Frizzle

Minister of Infrastructure

Adolf Schmidt

Minister of Science & Technology

Dr. Mandy Stamford

Minister of Community Planning & the Environment

Mr. Don Don

Minister of Homeland Securities

Michael Finn

Minister of Foreign Relations

Dominique Friar

Minister of Christosian Culture

Cam Il Song

Attorney of Law

Roman Feigns

Christosian Royal Minister

Julian Benedict

Christosian Holy Minister

Napoleon Gavelstone

Christosian Ambassadors and Representatives
Permanent Christos Representatives
1. Jimmy Ross
2. Gerald Lawler
3. Robert Reagan

Christos Representatives
(Appointed by the President)
Nikki Haley
Hank Stills


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