by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Advertisement

The Communal States of
Left-wing Utopia

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

3

Constitution of the United Provinces of the Bulldog

Declaration of Independence
We do decree, that under the leadership of The Union of Neglect, that we sever all ties from the Roosevelt Region. This includes political, economical, and national ties. This is because of the unallowable dictatorship in which the Roosevelt Region is controlled, and that no nation has it's own say in their disproportionate government.
Preamble
The United Provinces of the Bulldog is put into action within this legislation. It will strive to be a purely democratic republic, in which corruption will not be permitted. Democracy is non-negotiable. Each province will have its own say in who their congressman is. The entire government, from when this legislation is passed, will be decided by only elections. From now on, there shall be no spoils of war system, in which the strongest of the government chooses who they want their cabinet to include. This great region shall only speak for the people, and no one nation will have more inclusion in the government than another unless decided by the rest of the government votes for it to be so.
Article 1: the Legislative Branch
The legislative branch will include its own congress and one Speaker of the House.
Section 1:The Congress
For every 5 nation the United Provinces, there shall be one congressional representative. At maximum, there may be 13 congressional representatives. Each non-congressional nation may choose one congressional nation to represent them by sending telegrams to the congressional nation they would like to represent them. The congressional nation may choose to not represent that nation. In total, each congressional representative represents 4 nations. If the amount of nations in the region is not divisible by 5, one congressional representative shall have less than 4 representatives. Whatever a congressmember's decision on any vote depends on what the congressmember and the representees decide. The congressmember's decision is worth 2 points, and the representees are worth 1. If the decision ends up being 50% to 50%, whichever side the congressmember voted for becomes the ultimate decision. Corruption is not allowed in Congress. If corruption is discovered in congress, the congress member in question may be impeached.
Section 2: The Congressional Election
Every 15 days, a new congress shall be elected. In order to qualify for the congressional election, the amount of points in the Civil Rights, Economy and Political Freedoms trend must exceed 150. Also, 2 of the trend categories cannot be less than 50, and one of them cannot be less than 20. Additionally, you must be a member of the World Assembly. There is no limit on the amount of terms a congressional representative may serve. If a nation does not choose a congressional representative to represent themselves following 3 days after the election, that nation shall be removed from the region. A congressional representative cannot have the same 4 nations that they represent for more than 2 terms. If a congressional representative doesn't choose 4 nations to represent within 5 days following the election, that nation shall be removed. If the post-election purging causes an imbalance on the amount of congressional representatives, the nations which do not have representatives may choose a new representative, but a representative may not gain more than representees because of this.
Section 3: Congressional Impeachment
A populace member who introduces the plea to impeach must write a 100 word paragraph as to why the specific congressional nation should be impeached. A trial is held for the nation who is going to be impeached. The congress member who is going to be impeached chooses the attorney. The nation who is chosen for the attorney may reject the proposal, and the congressional nation must choose a different attorney in that case. The populace member who wrote the 100 word paragraph must be the prosecution. In order to have a congressional representative impeached, at least 7/10 of the congress must agree to impeach them and as to why. After the congress votes to impeach, all nations vote to impeach. At least 7/10 of all nations must agree to impeach. After impeachment, the representees of the impeached congress member shall be distributed by choices of the representees, and a representative may not gain more than representees because of this. After impeachment, the congress member is evicted from the region.
Section 4: Proposing Laws
In order to a propose a law, a congress member must write a 150 word paragraph about their law and what the law does. In order for the law to be passed, 6/10 or more of congress must agree upon the law. This agreement time takes course over 1 day. If less than 6/10 of congress agrees on the law, then the law may have 2 outcomes. Either the original proposer of the law may revoke it and edit it so that the law is more attractive to congress, or the original proposer of the law may just take away the law altogether. If more than 6/10 of congress agrees upon the law, two things may happen. The President may veto the law, or the law goes to the public. The public then votes on the law, for a total of 4 days. In order for the law to fully pass 7/10 or more of the full regional population must agree to pass the law. If less than 7/10 of the full regional population agrees on the law, than the law is not passed, and the proposer of the law may not change it. The law is no longer able to be voted on, and one must wait until the next term to try and propose it once again.
Section 5: The Speaker of the House
The Speaker of the House is the most significant member of the legislative branch. However, The Speaker of the House does not have stronger powers than any other member of congress. The Speaker of the House has 1 vote in congressional polls, just like every other member of congress. The Speaker of the House's job is to keep order to congress. They must settle disagreements and limit the powers of congress members so that no nation becomes too strong. This can be done by silencing the other congress members or calling order, which ceases all congressional posting. The Speaker of the House is voted on after the congressional election. In order to qualify for being the Speaker of the House, one must have over 50 on all of their trend points, and must have previously been a congressmember. If a congressional impeachment vote has 45% approval and disapproval in congress, the Speaker of the House ultimately decides the vote. Corruption is not allowed in the office of the Speaker of the House. If corruption is discovered within the office of the Speaker of the House, the Speaker of the House may be impeached.
Section 6: Speaker of the House Impeachment
The impeachment for the Speaker of the House has a much different impeachment technique than the congress. There is no congressional vote for the impeachment of the Speaker of the House, because anyone in Congress may be biased towards the Speaker of the House. The populous would not be biased nearly as much to the Speaker of the House, because it is the largest branch in the region. In order for the Speaker of the House to be impeached, there first must be a 150 word paragraph published as to why the Speaker of the House to be impeached. A trial is held for the Speaker of the House. The Speaker of the House chooses their attorney. The populace member who is chosen to be the attorney may reject the proposal. The Speaker of the House must choose a different attorney in that case. The populace member who published the 150 word paragraph is the prosecution. Then, a poll is made to the populous asking if they want or do not want to impeach the Speaker of the House. If 7/10 of the Populous agree to impeach the Speaker of the House, they are evicted from the Region. If 7/10 of the Populous doesn't agree to impeach, the Speaker of the House stays, but is suppressed from posting for 12 hours.
Article 2: Executive Branch
The Executive Branch includes the president, the vice president, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Election Advisor.
Section 1: The President
The president is the most singificant member of the Executive Branch, if not the most significant member of the entire Bulldog government. The president has the ability to veto, which strikes down any law that congress tries to pass, unless there is a approval of 9/10 of congress for that law. The president is also the WA Delegate for the Bulldog Region. The president chooses the Secretary of State and The Secretary of the Treasury. The president's choices for the Secretary of State and The Secretary of the Treasury cannot be the same person, or the Vice President. The Secretary of State and The Secretary of the Treasury can choose to reject the President's proposal, and if they do so, the president must choose a different Secretary of State and Secretary of Treasury. The president decides the outcome of a populous vote only if 45% votes for each side. This vote ultimately decides what happens with the law, either it being an approval, in which the law passes, or a disapproval, in which the law does not pass. Corruption is not allowed in the office of the President. If corruption is discovered within the office of the president, the president may be impeached. If the Vice President does not want to become the WA delegate, the President becomes the WA delegate.
Section 2: The Vice President
The Vice President is the second most significant figure in the executive branch, under the President. The Vice President settles a vote in the Congress if at least 45% votes for approval or disapproval. This decision ultimately decides what the congressional vote turns out to be. If the Vice President votes no, the original proposer of the law must either revoke their law and change it, or take away the law completely. If the Vice President votes yes, the law goes on to the populous. Corruption is not permitted in the office of the Vice President. If corruption is discovered to be in the office of the Vice President, the Vice President may be impeached. The Vice President is also the World Assembly delegate. If the Vice President does not want to be the World Assembly delegate, than the president becomes the World Assembly delegate.
Section 3: The Executive Election
The Executive election occurs every 30 days. The executive Election decides the president and vice president. In order to qualify for the presidential election, one must have at least 60 on all trend statistics, and must have at least 5 endorsements. The presidential election takes course over a time of 5 days, and whichever candidate receives the most votes overall becomes the President, and the candidate who receives the second highest amount of votes becomes the vice president. If the president does not recognize their presidency by choosing a Secretary of State and a Secretary of the Treasury within 36 hours of the end of the election, the Vice President becomes the President, and the Speaker of the House becomes the Vice President. A new election is held for the Speaker of the House in that case. The president cannot serve for more than 2 terms, and the Vice President cannot serve longer than 4 terms total in the Executive Branch. Following the Executive Election, the president chooses 2 people he would like to be the Secretary of State and two people he would like to be the Secretary of the Treasury. The Secretary of State needs to have no category below 10. The Secretary of the Treasury must have no Category below 10. The populous votes based on those choices. Whichever candidate receives the most votes for that secretary job becomes either the Secretary of the Treasury or the Secretary of the State.
Section 4: Secretary of State
The Secretary of State is a position who is appointed both by the president and the people. The Secretary of State's job is to work in foreign affairs. The Secretary of State cannot be the same person for 2 different Presidents. The Secretary of State must establish some form of embassy with at least one other region during their term, or else they cannot be the Secretary of State once again. The Secretary of State's most important job is to talk to other regions and create embassies with them. The Secretary of State is permitted to send telegrams to founders of other regions, if there are problems inbetween them. The Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Treasury may debate over topics during meetings. The Secretary of the Treasury may supply their opinions about foreign affairs, and the Secretary of State may supply their opinions about local affairs. Corruption is not allowed in the office of the Secretary of State. If corruption is discovered in the office of The Secretary of State, the Secretary of State may be impeached.
Section 5:The Secretary of the Treasury
The Secretary of The Treasury's job is to work inside the region's government economically and politically. The Secretary of the Treasury cannot be the same person for 2 different Presidents.They are required to help the nations in the region with their government, and must supply some edits to this constitution. The Secretary of the Treasury settles local affairs. The Secretary of the Treasury's most important job is to help other nations with their economic problems. The Secretary of the Treasury may send telegrams to nations with 10 or less in Economy, and helping them fix their Economy.
The Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Treasury may debate over topics during meetings. The Secretary of the Treasury may supply their opinions about foreign affairs, and the Secretary of State may supply their opinions about local affairs. If the Secretary of the Treasury does not meet these requirements by the end of their term, they cannot be the Secretary of the Treasury again. Corruption is not allowed in the office of the Secretary of the Treasury. If corruption is discovered in the Office of the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of the Treasury.
Section 6: The Election Advisor
The Election Advisor is an official whose job is to take care of the Elections. They have power over the polls. They are appointed by the Vice President following 36 hours of the Executive Election. The Election Advisor creates the elections to be voted on. The Election Advisor must make sure to have the times correct for how long the elections are polled for. The Election Advisor also discovers who is running for a seat in congress and who is not, and creates the poll, or the congressional election, based on those facts. They also must create a poll for the Speaker of the House. The Election Advisor also creates a poll for who is running for President and Vice President, and a poll for who the president chooses as the Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Treasury. The Election Advisor must make sure there is no corruption or bribery in the elections. If there is, the candidate is disqualified without vote.
Section 7: Executive Impeachment
In order for an Executive Official to be impeached, the region must vote on the impeachment. The populous member who wants the Executive Official to be impeached must write a 150 word paragraph as to why they should be impeached. There is then a trial held for the Executive official who is going to be impeached. The official who is going to be impeached chooses their attorney. The populace member who was chosen to be the attorney may decline the choosing, and the official must choose a different attorney. The populace member who published the 150 word paragraph to impeach is the prosecution. In order for a executive official to be impeached, there must be a 7/10 vote in congress to impeach, which is a 1 day vote, and then a 7/10 populous vote to impeach, which is 2.5 days. If the official is not impeached, than the official continues to work in office. If the official is impeached, then they are evicted from the region. If the President is impeached, the Vice President becomes the president, the Speaker of the House becomes the Vice President, and a congressmember is voted as the Speaker of the House by the populous. If the vice president is impeached, the Speaker of the House becomes the Vice President, and a congressmember is voted as the speaker of the house by the populous. If the Speaker of the House is impeached, a congressmember is voted as The Speaker of the House by the Populous. The congressional representative who becomes the Speaker of the House has their representees split up among the rest of the congressmembers depending on who received the most votes that term. The nation with the most votes during that Congressional Election receives 1 representee, and the nation with the second most votes received another representee, and so on and so forth. This is true for any change in the Speaker of the House.
Article 3: The Populous
The populous is the collection of all nations in the region, official or non-official.
Section 1: The Power of the Populous
The populous is the largest branch in the entire region. The populous contains all congressional nations. The populous contains all executive nations. The populous contains all countries in the region. No nation in the populous is stronger than any other nation in the populous. Each nations vote is not worth more than any other nation. Each nations vote in the populous is worth one vote, no more no less. Corrupt voting is not allowed in the populous. If corruption is discovered within the populous, the populous member may be impeached. For every 4 members of the populous, there is one congressional representative.
Section 2: Populous Voting
A populous vote occurs on two occasions: When a law is going to be passed to congress, or when a nation can be impeached. In order for a law to be passed through the populous, it first must be passed thorough congress. 6/10 of congress must agree to the law in order for it get through congress. After the law gets passed through congress, it goes to the populous. In order for a law to be passed through the populous, 7/10 of populous must agree to the law. If the law is not voted on 7/10 agreement in the populous, the law is not passed. This populous voting period takes place over the course of 2 days, The other occasion in which the populous votes on something is when an official is going to be impeached. The congress first votes on the official who is going to be taken out of office. This vote takes place over 1 days. Then, if 7/10 of congress agrees to impeach, the vote goes into the populous. In order for the official to be impeached, 7/10 of the populous must agree to impeach. This vote is set for 3 days. If 7/10 of the populous agrees, the official is impeached and evicted from the region. If 7/10 of the populous does not agree to impeach, the official is not impeached, but they are suppressed for 12 hours.
Section 3: Populous Eviction
Any member of the populous may be evicted. However, a populous member cannot be evicted if they have spent less than 12 hours in the region. If it is obvious that the same person is rejoining under a pseudonym, then they may be evicted without trial. In order to evict a populous member from the region, one must first publish a 100 word paragraph as to why they should be evicted. If the populous member is a member of the Executive Branch or the Legislative branch, check the Congressional Impeachment or Executive Impeachment sections. If the populous member is the Speaker of the House, check the Speaker of the House impeachment section. In order for a populous member to evicted, a 100 word paragraph must be published as to why the populous member should be evicted. There is no congressional vote for impeachment of a populous member. A trial is then held for the populous member to be evicted. The populous member chooses their attorney, and the nation which published the 100 word paragraph is the prosecution. If the nation who was chosen as the attorney does not want to be the attorney, the populous member who may be evicted must choose another attorney. A poll is created for the populous member to be evicted. 8/10 of the populous must agree to evict in order for the nation to be evicted. If less than 8/10 of the populous agrees to evict, the populous member is not evicted, but he is suppressed for 12 hours.
Article 4: Specifics of the Office
The office refers to the job of any nation that is in the legislative and executive branch.
Section 1: Resignation
In order to resign, a nation must supply a 75 word paragraph as to why they want to be impeached. If the nation has been in the region for less than 24 hours, there is no need for a 75 word paragraph. If the nation is a member of the populace and is not is the legislative branch or the executive branch, they do not need to supply a 75 word paragraph. Only if a nation is a congressional nation or an officer must they write a 75 word paragraph to resign. If the official would like to have a speech in front of the officials and congressmembers, they may do so wherever the meetings take place. After a nation resigns, they are evicted from the region. A nation who resigns may stay as a populace member, but only if they are an official or a congressmember. If a nation who was evicted by resignation or impeachment wants to rejoin the region, they must supply a 150 word paragraph as to why they should be brought back into the region. A trial is then held for the nation in question. The nation who wrote the 150 word paragraph chooses the attorney. The nation who is chosen as an attorney may reject the proposal, and in that case, the nation who may be brought back into the region must choose a different attorney. If the nation who would like to rejoin was impeached, the nation who was the prosecutor during the nations impeachment trial is the prosecution once again. If the nation who would like to rejoin the region resigned, any nation may volunteer as the attorney. After the trial, a populace vote is held. If 8/10 of the populace agree to allow this country back in, they are let back into the rejoin.
Section 2: Entering Office
Whenever a nation enters office, they are sworn in by the WA Delegate. This ceremony does not have to be religious, and the nation entering office must swear against corruption, and to always tell the truth. Whenever a President enters office, they must give a 100 word speech about who they are and their presidency. Any other executive branch member who is sworn into office may give a speech, but they do not have to. Whenever a Speaker of the House enters office, they must supply a 75 word speech about who they are and what they will do as Speaker of the House. Any other legislative branch member does not need to give a speech, but they may do so if they wish. A nation entering office must supply their speech during the first meeting to occur after the election.
Section 3: Leaving Office
An official may leave office in 4 different ways. The nation may leave because their term has run out and they have not been voted for re-election. The nation may leave because they have reached the maximum amount of terms for their office. The nation may leave because they have resigned from office. The nation may leave because they have been impeached from office. Whenever a president leaves office, they must supply a 100 word speech about their presidency, and how they think it went. Any other executive branch member does not need to give a speech after they are leaving office, but they can if they want to. When a Speaker of the House leaves office, they must give a 50 word speech about what they did as Speaker of the House and how they feel their office went. Any other legislative branch member may give a speech after they leave office, but they do not have to. A speech given after a nation leaves office must be given at the first meeting to occur after the end of their term.
Article 5: Amending the Constitution
The Constitution may be amended at any time.
Section 1: How to Amend the Constitution.
In order for the constitution to be amended, a member of the populace must first supply a 50 word paragraph as to why the constitution should be amended, and what their amendment shall do. Any populace nation may supply an amendment proposal. Any legislative nation may supply an amendment proposal. Any executive nation may supply an amendment proposal. In order for an amendment to qualify as a change for the constitution during the Secretary of the Treasury's office, it must change or add on something to the constitution.
Section 2: Amendment Voting
After the amendment proposal is presented, a congressional vote then occurs to amend the constitution. 8/10 of congress must agree to the amendment in order for it to move along. If 8/10 of the congress votes for the amendment, it then goes to the populace. If less than 8/10 of congress agrees to the amendment, then the amendment does not make it through congress, and it must be revised before it can be brought before congress again. If the amendment makes it through congress, a populace vote is held. 8/10 of the populace must agree to add the amendment to the constitution. If 8/10 of the populace agrees to add the amendment to the constitution, the amendment is added onto the constitution. If less than 8/10 of the populace agrees to amend the constitution, the amendment is not added to the constitution and must be revised.
Article 6: WA Delegate
The World Assembly delegate is either the Vice President or the President, depending on if the Vice President wants to be the WA Delegate or not.
Section 1: World Assembly Votes
Any populace nation who is not part of the legislative branch or the executive branch may vote for their opinion in the World Assembly. If one is a legislative branch member or a executive branch member, they must vote for whatever the WA Delegate decides. The WA delegates decision is determined by a debate. There shall be one party for no, and one party for yes. Each party chooses one member to debate whoever the other party chooses. If the Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Treasury are on different sides of the debate or are in different parties, they are immediately chosen as the two nations who will debate. During the debate, the legislative branch and the executive branch must be present. The WA Delegate must be present. After the debate, the legislative branch and the executive branch vote on who one the debate, and any other nation who was present. Only those nation's votes shall be counted. After the poll, whichever side won is the side in which the WA Delegate must adopt. Any member of the Executive branch and Legislative branch must also adopt this choice.

Report