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Constitution of Lily

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Preamble
Preamble

With the worthwhile and virtuous purpose of fostering unity, prosperity, and peace throughout the disparate, fractious regions of NationStates by martial prowess and shrewd diplomacy, Lily is hereby established and herein defined as both a regional community, possessing sovereignty, an exceptional and resplendent culture, and a general citizenry and an interregional military alliance that grants, in some measure, rights, responsibilities, and a greater voice to all member-regions – ten thousand voices resonate with greater force than a single voice on its own.

We, her citizens and constituent regions, pledge to uphold the values of mutual respect, tolerance, prudence, virtue, and integrity hereafter enumerated or implied in her Constitution by any and all honorable and forthright means.

Article I

Section 1: Partéri

Clause 1: All those who render worthwhile and faithful service to Lily shall be numbered among her Partéri, and thus be acknowledged as possessing all those rights, obligations, and privileges invested therein, including the right to speak freely—so long as it be lawful by the rules of NS and Discord—among peers, the right to hold offices of governance and authority as a Stélechos, to sit among the Assembly of the Rízes, and to participate in all operations and proceedings of Lily if that be the wish of the individual citizen.

Clause 2: Worthwhile and faithful service shall consist of maintaining an active, stalwart, and beneficial presence on both the NS Forums and the Lily Discord server, enlisting in the military of Lily and participating in operations on a monthly basis unless excused, or cultivating a close and ubiquitously perceived camaraderie with the general citizenry such that one may be uncontestably perceived as an earnest friend and confidante.

Section 2: Assembly of the Rízes (Senate)

Clause 1) The Assembly of the Rízes consists of all willing Partéri deemed eligible. The Assembly of the Rízes shall have the power to make all laws which it deems necessary and proper. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following: internal laws, codes, and regulations.

Clause 2) In order to be deemed eligible to serve on the Assembly of the Rízes a Partéri must:

    1) possess a record of active and untarnished service in the regional military, must possess a record of active involvement in the region in the WA, on the RMB, or in the forums, or must procure a special exemption from the Louloúdia.
    2) possess no questionable allegiances or motivations that would compromise their integrity as servants of Lily and representatives in its government.

Clause 3) The Assembly of the Rízes may enact laws with a simple majority vote by its members.

Clause 4) Any law created by the Assembly of the Rízes may be nullified in its entirety at any point by a simple majority vote of the Assembly of the Rízes or by the Louloúdia of Lily Interregional Military Alliance’s veto.

Clause 5) It falls to the Assembly of the Rízes to elect the Anthoforía, or chief executive officer. The Anthoforía serves at the pleasure of the Assembly of the Rízes and serves for a four-month term. The Anthoforía may be dismissed by a two-thirds supermajority vote of no confidence, after which a new Anthoforía may be voted on by the Assembly of the Rízes.

Clause 6) If a member of the Assembly of the Rízes ceases to exist and is not active in the community, they are no longer to be considered among the voting members.

Clause 7) If a member of the Assembly of the Rízes has not been active for two weeks, they are no longer to be considered among the voting members.

Clause 8) If a non-voting member as determined by Section 2, Article II, Clause 7 returns, they are to be reinstated as a voting member.

Section 3: Stélechoi (Executive Branch)

Clause 1) The Stélechoi of Lily shall serve as the internal and, to a limited extent, external executive authorities of the region, albeit with much diminished powers as representatives in the Lily Interregional Military Alliance.

Clause 2) The Anthoforía shall guide the executive policies of Lily in accordance with the will of the Assembly of the Rízes and his or her own conscience through the formulation of a program and the appointment and management of lesser Stélechoi. He or she shall also serve as Lily’s representative on the Pétala - or Council of Allied Delegates.

    Subsection 1 Clause 1) The Anthoforía shall be elected to a four-month term by the Assembly of the Rízes and shall serve the full duration of this term unless a two-thirds supermajority vote of no confidence by the Assembly of the Rízes or the Supreme Council unanimity determines that the usurpation, dissolution, and/or reformation of the government of Lily is a matter of paramount necessity.

    Clause 2) Duties of the Anthoforía also include overseeing operational procedure within the Assembly of the Rízes and calling votes.

Clause 3) The Anthoforía has the power to veto laws being discussed by the Assembly of the Rízes. If they do, they may be overridden with a two-thirds supermajority vote by the Assembly of the Rízes.

Clause 3) The Stélechos of Culture shall create polls, events, and conversational topics in order to facilitate the creation of a warm, fun, and welcoming culture in Lily. These actions shall be subject to the review of the Anthoforía.

    Subsection 1 Clause 1) The Stélechos of Culture shall serve the full duration of their term unless dismissed by the Anthoforía with the consent of the Assembly of the Rízes (simple majority vote), or a two-thirds supermajority vote of no-confidence by the Assembly of the Rízes.

Clause 4) The Stélechos of the Interior shall manage the internal affairs of Lily in accordance with the program of the Anthoforía and the wishes of the Senate, arbitrating disputes, and coordinating between Stélechoi and Senators in so far as it is conducive to this end. These actions shall be subject to the review of the Anthoforía.

    Subsection 1 Clause 1) The Stélechos of the Interior shall serve the full duration of their term unless dismissed by the Anthoforía with the consent of the Assembly of the Rízes (simple majority vote), or a two-thirds supermajority vote of no-confidence by the Assembly of the Rízes.

Clause 5) The Stélechos of Foreign Affairs shall determine the course of foreign policy, with the consent of the Anthoforía, High Command, and the Supreme Council. He or she shall be responsible for building a good reputation abroad in NS, for creating and maintaining alliances, for settling external enmities, and for facilitating the ascension of regions into the Lily Interregional Military Alliance. These actions shall be subject to the review of the Anthoforía, Symfonía, and the Louloúdia.

    Subsection 1 Clause 1) The Stélechos of Foreign Affairs shall serve the full duration of their term unless dismissed by the Anthoforía with the consent of the Assembly of the Rízes (simple majority vote), or a two-thirds supermajority vote of no-confidence by the Assembly of the Rízes.

Clause 6)The Stélechos of Recruitment shall be responsible for recruiting and educating new citizens, creating and distributing recruitment materials and propaganda, and maintaining the Partéri (Citizenship Roles) of Lily. These actions shall be subject to the review of the Anthoforía.

    Subsection 1 Clause 1) The Stélechos of Recruitment Affairs shall serve the full duration of their term unless dismissed by the Anthoforía with the consent of the Assembly of the Rízes (simple majority vote), or a two-thirds supermajority vote of no-confidence by the Assembly of the Rízes.

Clause 7) No member may hold more than one position of Stélechos at a time.

Clause 8) All Stélechoi must be Partéri and must, furthermore, possess a WA-affiliated nation within the region of Lily itself or must, in the absence of a WA-affiliated nation, be a member of the Partéri in good standing on active military duty. Any questionable affiliation or allegiance to a region outside of Lily or the Lily Interregional Military Alliance shall be considered legitimate grounds for disqualification from office.

Section 4 : Elections

Clause 1) Members may not run for more than one Stélechoi position at a time.

Clause 2) Elections begin on the first day of March, July, and November with a six day nomination period. Immediately following this, there is another 6 day period in which members of the Assembly of the Rízes may vote. [[To note: elections will run in August due to March elections running last in the 2019 year.]]

Clause 3) In order to run for any Stélechos position, the person in question must be a Partéri and must meet all other qualifications relating to WA-affiliation or military service.

Clause 4) Elections for the Assembly of the Rízes are lead by the outgoing Anthoforía.

Clause 5) All Stélechos are to be democratically elected

Article II

Section 1: Admission into Lily Interregional Military Alliance

Clause 1) Any region in good standing with Lily and the Lily Interregional Military Alliance may be nominated to become a member-region or may submit a formal request to obtain member-region status. Upon nomination or formal request, the Pétala will vote on admission with a plurality of votes in favor needed to proceed to the Louloúdia. If two of the three triumvirs on the Louloúdia do not object to the regions ascension into the Lily Interregional Military Alliance, the vote of the Pétala shall carry the weight of a formal approval and acknowledgement.

Clause 2) A region in good standing is defined as:

i) A region whose citizens or subjects are on friendly and cordial terms with members of the Partéri and the Mycorrhiza.
ii) A region that possesses an upstanding or, at the bare minimum, a less checkered reputation in the wider NS community.

iii) A region whose members uphold the rules and spirit of the NS and Discord communities and do not seek out unnecessary interpersonal conflict or unhealthful trouble.

Section 2: Rights of Member-Regions

Clause 1) All member-regions of the Lily Interregional Military Alliance shall be perceived and acknowledged as equal and worthwhile partners, disregarding banter and friendly internal competition. The rights of all member-regions of the Lily Interregional Military Alliance are as follows:

i) All citizens and subjects of member-regions shall be granted status within the Mycorrhiza and shall enjoy the rights and privileges associated with said status. These rights are including, but not limited to, the following:

    1) the right to enlist in the military proper

    2) the right to receive Gameplay training

    3) the right to interact with fellow knights of the Lily Interregional Military Alliance

    4) the right to hold appointed offices within the Lily Interregional Military Alliance

    5) the right to receive protection and assistance when practicable.

ii) All member-regions shall be eligible to request the assistance and protection from the Pétala and the Symfonía and may be offered such assistance and protection freely as a matter of formal policy in the event of crisis.

iii) All member-regions shall be eligible to submit recruits for training in Gameplay-related skills such as raiding, chasing, tagging, pointing, triggering, design, and formatting. The purpose of this is to broaden the scope of recruits’ experiences in the community and transform them into future leaders.

iv) All member-regions shall be eligible to participate in Lily operations and, when sufficient membership be present, shall receive a due share of the honors and acclaim gained from such operations.

v) All member-regions shall possess the authority to appoint between one and three military leaders to Ankáthia, or Allied Military Council, by whatever means they deem appropriate, with this number being subject to the review of the Louloúdia.

vi) All member-regions shall possess the authority to appoint a delegate to the Pétala, or Council of Allied Delegates, to determine the policies and guide the course of the Lily Interregional Military Alliance subject to the review of the Louloúdia.

Section 3: Mycorrhiza

Clause 1) All those who render worthwhile and faithful service to the non-Lily member-regions of the Lily Interregional Military Alliance shall be numbered among its Mycorrhiza, and thus be acknowledged as possessing all those rights, obligations, and privileges invested therein by their respective regions as well as rights in joint settings such as: the right to speak freely, so long as it be lawful by the rules of NS and Discord, among peers, the right to hold offices of governance and authority the Ankáthia and Pétala if nominated by their region, and the right to participate in all operations and proceedings of the Lily Interregional Military Alliance if that be the wish of the individual citizen.

Section 4: Ankáthia

Clause 1) The Ankáthia, or Allied Military Council, shall serve to organize and prosecute the overarching civilian and military guidelines dictated by the Pétala and the overarching military regulations and orders dictated by the Symfonía and the Louloúdia. They shall be subordinate and subject to the orders and commands of the Symfonía and the Louloúdia, who will assign jump points, triggers, and points in both casual and formal raids associated with the Lily Interregional Military Alliance.

Clause 2)The Ankáthia shall consist of anywhere between one and three military leaders, with this number being determined and assigned by the Symfonía, nominated and appointed by their respective regions, based on the number of member-regions encompassed by the Lily Interregional Military Alliance. This shall be approved by the Louloúdia.

Clause 3) Military leaders shall serve on the Ankáthia on a monthly basis with no term limits and may not be recalled unless they violate standards of good discipline and behavior. If such a breach occurs, they may be dismissed by their delegate in accordance with the laws of their region, by majority vote of the Symfonía after a hearing, or by majority vote of the Louloúdia after a hearing as the final appeal.

Section 5: Pétala

Clause 1) The Pétala shall be responsible for admitting new member-regions into the Lily Interregional Military Alliance, for disciplining member-regions that fall into bad standing, and for guiding broader policy goals and alignments of the Lily Interregional Military Alliance through votes, hearings, and all other necessary means. It is the highest civilian body of the Lily Interregional Military Alliance, subject only to the authority of the Louloúdia.

Clause 2)The Pétala, or Council of Allied Delegates, shall consist of the assembled delegates or civilian leaders of all member-regions of the Lily Interregional Military Alliance and shall be reconvened, according to the laws and policies of respective member regions, every four months.

Clause 3) Member-regions retain the right and power to change their delegate at any time so long as this represents a peaceable and lawful transition of power.

Section 6: Symfonía

Clause 1) The Symfonía will be responsible for supervising all interregional military regulations, policies, and standards, in accordance with the wishes of the Pétala, and for orchestrating tactically or strategically important operations. They may give orders to any and all military personnel, so long as such orders are reasonable and do not contradict formal policies, regulations, and standards. It is the second highest military body of the Lily Interregional Military Alliance, subject only to the authority of the Louloúdia, who alone may recall its members for misconduct or inactivity.

Clause 2)The Symfonía, colloquially referred to as High Command, shall consist of any number of veteran military leaders deemed necessary, with each being nominated and vetted by the Louloúdia, who must unanimously approve the nomination, the leader will be appointed to the Symfonía formally, holding office indefinitely so long as they be in good standing and do not resign of their own volition.

Section 7: Louloúdia

Clause 1) The Louloúdia possesses supreme theoretical authority and is entrusted to act on behalf of both Lily and the Lily Interregional Military Alliance in all crises and instances of pandemonium. An Archon of the Louloúdia serves until such time as he or she resigns or until such time as the Symfonía and their peers on the Louloúdia dismiss them by unanimous vote.

Clause 2) The Louloúdia of Lily shall consist of at least two archons who must be sufficiently experienced in both military and civilian matters. An archon may only be appointed with the consent, deliberation, and nomination of the archons of the Louloúdia by majority vote.

Article III

Section 1: Political and Religious Neutrality

Both Lily and the Lily Interregional Military Alliance maintain a policy of political and religious neutrality and strive to discourage formal political and religious discussion in Lily civilian servers and all military servers of the Lily Interregional Military Alliance in so far as this promotes cohesion and good order. Allied regions are not required to strictly enforce such policies, so long as the behavior and speech of individual citizens and/or subjects of member-regions will not bring the Lily Interregional Military Alliance into disrepute.

Section 2: Amendments

The Assembly of the Rízes shall possess the right and power to amend Article I of this constitution by means of a two-thirds supermajority vote. In so far as each member-region manages their own internal affairs and retains their own internal constitution, The Pétala shall possess no right or power to amend the internal civilian statutes of this constitution which apply solely to Lily’s internal civilian governance and administration. Amendments by the Assembly of the Rízes may not affect matters addressed in any other Article besides Article I.

Section 3: Epic Quotes

"Peace through unity, unity through conquest" - Liliarchy
"Raiding your friends is like giving them a hug." - Rogue Wolves
"For Lily and my region,
I held the banner high
And went raiding with the legions,
To hear the natives’ sigh.
Three petals, one flower,
Our flag is waving there,
A sign of our sheer power,
In hues of snow and vair." - Fahran

Section 4: Discord and Forum

Clause 1) All nations in Lily or under the Lily Interregional Military Alliance have the right to post freely on Lily’s Discord server, Lily’s Regional Message Board, Lily’s regional forum, and Lily affiliated chats without fear of arbitrary post suppression.

Clause 2) All users of Lily’s Discord server, Lily’s Regional Message Board, Lily’s regional forum, and Lily affiliated chats can be held liable for what they post.

Clause 3) Any sort of posting of other people’s personal information through public or private channels without explicit permission is prohibited and may constitute an immediate ban and ejection of any and all of that person’s accounts.

Clause 4) Any sort of NSFW (Not Safe For Work) material, trolling, spamming, harassment, racial slurs, or discrimination are prohibited and may be grounds for punishment
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Section 5: Enactment and Miscellaneous

Clause 1) All positions held at the adoption of this constitution are retained after the adoption.

Clause 2) All embassies and alliances held at the adoption of this constitution continue after the enactment of this constitution.

Clause 3) No ex post facto laws may be created nor enforced.

Article IV
Section 1: Admin Authority
Admin may, at any time, for any reason, suspend this constitution and any legislation to remedy any problems facing Lily as they see fit. They may also make decisions that go against this constitution, such as allowing a member to run for a ministership even when they do not fulfill the WA requirement.

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