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Code of Law




This is a public syllabus of the legal definitions, law, crimes, and punishments of the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators.


CHAPTER ONE - DEFINITIONS

  1. This body hereby alphabetically lists terms, titles and acronyms used extensively throughout the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators:

      Acting- | a prefix afforded any temporary authoritative position within the Confederation Government.
      banject | to remove a Confederation member state from the region and bar them from returning.
      bulletin | a document published by a nation; a nation may author infinite bulletins.
      Cabinet of the Imperial Senate, the | the President of the Imperial Senate's collective departmental administration.
      CCD | see "Confederation, the".
      CCoD | see "Confederation, the".
      CC | see "Civil Congress"; not to be confused with "Confederation Coverage".
      Central High Direktorate | the apparent governing authority within The Shadow Cult of Jocospor since the collapse
      Central Rift Command Crisis, the | an event which preceded the Second Jocospite Civil War.
      Chairman of the Committee | a predecessor to the Mouth and Will of the Emperor.
      Chairman of the Confederation | a predecessor to the Mouth and Will of the Emperor.
      Channel Six | the primary media service within Confederation State Broadcasting.
      Chrome Company | the raiding force of the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators.
      Civil Congress | the immediate predecessor to the Imperial Senate.
      Code of Law | the syllabus of law of the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators.
      Commission to the World Assembly, the | the governmental branch of the Imperial Council that represents the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators in the World Assembly.
      Commander of the Order of the Severed Hand | the Order of the Severed Hand's only lowest division; awarded to a national leader.
      [b]Confederation, the
      | the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators, a region within NationStates. Founded by The Shadow Cult of Jocospor on 24 November 2015.
      Confederation Bullet, The | an active state-sponsored tabloid publication.
      Confederation Coverage | a defunct state-sponsored publication that was prominent throughout 2018 - 2019.
      Confederation Defense Force, the | the international armed forces of the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators.
      Confederation Government, the | all the governing authorities of the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators, those being the Imperial Council and Imperial Senate.
      Confederation High Council | a previous authoritative body to the Confederation Government.
      Confederation Law | a predecessor to the Imperial Constitution and Code of Law.
      Confederation State Broadcasting | a previously independent broadcasting service that was incorporated into the Confederation Government; Confederation State Broadcasting.
      Confedereichstag, the | the former government building of the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators.
      Confedereichstag II | the current government building of the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators, opened 29 November 2018 to celebrate the Confederation's third anniversary and designed by architects from The Holy Frozen Purple Empire of Glacikaldr.
      COSH | see "Commander of the Order of the Severed Hand".
      Councils of the World Assembly, the | relating to the General Assembly and the Security Council.
      Council | see "Imperial Council".
      CSB | see "Confederation State Broadcasting".
      Dame | an honourary title afforded any female Hero of the Confederation, regardless of class, or Knight of the Order of the Severed Hand.
      Delegate | see "World Assembly Delegate".
      Department of Arts and Communications, the | a current administrative department under the Office of the President of the Imperial Senate granted authority under the Imperial Senate Restructuring Act 2020 which encourages the development of the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators' culture.
      Department of Defence, the | a current administrative department under the Office of the President of the Imperial Senate granted authority under the Imperial Senate Restructuring Act 2020 which administrates the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators's Confederation Defense Force.
      Department of Finance, the | a current administrative department under the Office of the President of the Imperial Senate granted authority under the Imperial Senate Restructuring Act 2020 which administrates the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators's treasury and economy.
      Discord | an offsite chat platform used extensively by the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators.
      Direktorate Order | an official decree issued exclusively by The Shadow Cult of Jocospor.
      DO | see "Direktorate Order".
      Emperor, the | the incumbent leader of The Shadow Cult of Jocospor and the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators.
      endorsement | one World Assembly nation's public approval or support for another World Assembly nation.
      endorse | see "endorsement".
      enemy of the state | an adversary of particular note to the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators.
      factbook |a document of significance published by a nation; a nation may author a maximum of only twenty-five factbooks.
      February Snap, the | an event which saw the unlawful ejection of nearly three hundred Confederation member states on 1 February 2020.
      First Jocospite Civil War | a civil war which raged throughout The Shadow Cult of Jocospor from 2013 - 2015 and saw the nation's transition from democracy to empire.
      GA | see "General Assembly".
      General Assembly, the | the oldest council of the World Assembly which concerns itself with international law.
      gross negligence | carelessness in reckless disregard for the safety of nations and the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators.
      "Hail the Confederation!" | note: ! the motto of the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators.
      HCF | see "Hero of the Confederation, First Class".
      HCS | see "Hero of the Confederation, Second Class".
      HC | see "Hero of the Confederation".
      Head of State and Government, the | referring to the Emperor's authoritative capacity; see "Emperor, the".
      Hero of the Confederation, First Class | the Hero of the Confederation's highest division; awarded to any person.
      Hero of the Confederation, Second Class | the Hero of the Confederation's lesser division; awarded to any person.
      Hero of the Confederation | the highest order of chivalry within the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators which generally recognises the outstanding contributions of a person to the Confederation.
      High Delegate to the World Assembly | a former title for the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators' World Assembly Delegate.
      His Supreme Majesty | the Emperor's prefix; see "Emperor, the"
      Hon., the | an honourary title afforded any member of the Cabinet of the Imperial Senate; meaning the Honourable.
      HSM | see "His Supreme Majesty".
      IC | see "in-character"; not to be confused with "Imperial Council".
      ICHR | see "Imperial Council Hebdomadal Report".
      IH | see "Inquisitional Hearing".
      Imperial Cabinet | a previous governing body of The Shadow Cult of Jocospor.
      Imperial Capital | see "Vocryae".
      Imperial Constitution | a document containing the fundamental principles on which the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators is founded and governed.
      Imperial Council | the highest government assembly with authority over the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators.
      Imperial Council Hebdomadal Report | a weekly publication detailing the workings of the Imperial Council and its ministries.
      Imperial Delegates' League | an organisation within the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators which promotes the submission of Confederation member states' proposals to the World Assembly.
      Imperial Empire, the | a former title of The Shadow Cult of Jocospor.
      Imperial Law | the immediate predecessor to the Imperial Constitution and Code of Law.
      Imperial Loyalist | in time of crisis, a nation that stands beside The Shadow Cult of Jocospor.
      Imperial Oath, the | an public declaration of fealty to The Shadow Cult of Jocospor and the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators sworn by all members of the Confederation Government.
      Imperial Offices | the highest governmental branch of the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators.
      Imperial Order | an official decree issued exclusively by the Mouth and Will of the Emperor.
      Imperial Palace | the Vocryae residence of the Emperor and his family.
      Imperial Pardon | an official decree issued elusively by the Mouth and Will of the Emperor that explicitly exonerates past crimes.
      Imperial Senate | a legislative assembly with authority over the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators.
      Imperial Senate Building | a governmental complex opened in September 2020 to house the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators' Imperial Senate.
      imperial | adj. relating to The Shadow Cult of Jocospor.
      in-character | actions conducted in NationStates by the nation; actions that could be constituted as role-play.
      Inquisitional Hearing | the primary public judicial procedure of the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators.
      insurgence | the act of malicious revolt, particularly against the authority of the Confederation Government.
      IS | see "Imperial Senate"; often used as identifying a Motion, see "Motion".
      ISB | see "Imperial Senate Building".
      Jocospo-Feroxian War | a civil war which raged throughout the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators and her inter-regional territories during 2016.
      Knight of the Order of the Severed Hand | the Order of the Severed Hand's highest division; awarded to a national leader.
      KOSH | see "Knight of the Order of the Severed Hand".
      Lord Director, the | presiding authoritative position over the Ministry of Home Affairs.
      Lord of Loathing, the | presiding authoritative position over the Commission to the World Assembly.
      Lord Overseer, the | presiding authoritative position over the Ministry of the Senate.
      Lord Secretary, the | presiding authoritative position over the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
      Loyalist of the State | see "Imperial Loyalist".
      mass telegrams | a telegram to more than eight nations; see "telegram".
      member nation | see "member state".
      member state | a nation residing within the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators.
      Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the | the governmental branch of the Imperial Council that administrates the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators' foreign policies and inter-regional relations and territories.
      Ministry of Home Affairs, the | the governmental branch of the Imperial Council that administrates the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators' homeland security and regional Discord server.
      Ministry of State Broadcasting, the | a governmental branch that administrates the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators' dissemination of state-sponsored media.
      Ministry of the Senate, the | a governmental branch that administrates the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators' Imperial Senate.
      Motion | legislation proposed to the Imperial Senate.
      Mouth and Will of the Emperor, the | the Emperor's appointed representative to the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators.
      Mouth and Will | see "Mouth and Will of the Emperor, the"
      Multinational Advisory Committee | a previous authoritative body to the current Confederation Government.
      N-Day | a nuclear-themed NationStates event that occurs annually; Nuclear Day.
      NationStates Gameplay | a collective within NationStates that is primarily concerned with gameplay and out-of-character issues, with which the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators frequently finds itself at odds.
      NationStates | the multiverse in which the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators exists.
      NSGP | see "NationStates Gameplay".
      NS | see "NationStates".
      OOC | see "out-of-character"
      Opposition, the | the largest major political party not currently in government in the Imperial Senate.
      Order of the Severed Hand, the | an order of chivalry within the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators which specifically recognises the outstanding contributions of a nation during the annual Z-Day event.
      OSH | see "Order of the Severed Hand, the"
      out-of-character | actions conducted in NationStates by the player; actions that could not be constituted as role-play.
      political party | an organisation that represents a particular group of nations or set of ideas within the Imperial Senate.
      President, the | see "President of the Imperial Senate, the".
      President of the Imperial Senate, the | the leader of the Confederation Government within the Imperial Senate.
      proconsul | the Imperial title afforded leader of a Confederation vassal region.
      Regional Message Board | a region's onsite forum.
      RMB | see "Regional Message Board".
      SC | see "Security Council" previously: Supreme Council.
      Second Jocospite Civil War | a civil war which raged throughout The Shadow Cult of Jocospor and the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators and her inter-regional territories from 10 August 2019 to 21 August 2019.
      Security Council, the | the youngest council of the World Assembly which recognises and responds to individual nations and regions with the aim of ensuring global harmony.
      sedition | conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of the Confederation Government.
      Senate | see "Imperial Senate".
      senator | a person who represents a Confederation member state within the Imperial Senate.
      Shadow Cult, the | The Shadow Cult of Jocospor.
      Shadow Emperor, the | see "Emperor, the".
      Sir | an honourary title afforded any male Hero of the Confederation, regardless of class, or Knight of the Order of the Severed Hand.
      Supreme Council | the immediate predecessor to the "Imperial Council" .
      telegram stamps | a NationStates currency required to send mass telegrams.
      telegram | the primary onsite form of communication in NationStates.
      TG | see "telegram".
      "Thou shalt know no fear" | the motto of The Shadow Cult of Jocospor.
      treason | the betrayal of one's region through various means, either openly or secretively, intentionally or unintentionally.
      Vangmar | the penal colony of the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators.
      vassal | a region under the direct control of the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators.
      Vice-President, the | see "Vice-President of the Imperial Senate, the".
      Vice-President of the Imperial Senate, the | the deputy leader of the Confederation Government within the Imperial Senate.
      Viceroy of the Confederation | the immediate predecessor to the Mouth and Will of the Emperor.
      Vocryae Bombings, the | an act of unidentified terrorism on 17 June 2016.
      Vocryae | the capital city of The Shadow Cult of Jocospor.
      WA Delegate | see "World Assembly Delegate".
      WA Elite, the | a phrase significantly perpetuated by The Shadow Cult of Jocospor and the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators denoting the most influential and arguably corrupt nations within the World Assembly.
      WA | see "World Assembly".
      WFE | see "World Factbook Entry".
      World Assembly Delegate | a nation who holds the most endorsements within a region and who votes on behalf of that region in the World Assembly.
      World Assembly | the governing body of NationStates.
      World Factbook Entry | a region's large, grey message board on its homepage.
      Z-Day | a zombie-themed NationStates event that occurs annually; Zombie Day.


    CHAPTER TWO - RECOGNIZED ACTS, TREATIES, AND CODES WITHIN THE CONFEDERATION
    1. This body hereby enacts all Direktorate Orders of the Shadow Cult:

      1. This body enacts Direktorate Order 1.

      2. This body enacts Direktorate Order 2.

      3. This body enacts Direktorate Order 3.

      4. This body enacts Direktorate Order 4.

      5. This body enacts Direktorate Order 5.

      6. This body enacts Direktorate Order 6.

      7. This body enacts Direktorate Order 7.

      8. This body enacts Direktorate Order 8.

      9. This body enacts Direktorate Order 9.

      10. This body enacts Direktorate Order 10.

    2. This body hereby enacts the following legislation:

      1. This body enacts the Chrome Company Reform Act 2019.

      2. This body enacts the Imperial Senate Act 2020.

      3. This body enacts the Copyright and Licensing Act 2020.

      4. This body enacts the Weapons of Mass Destruction Act 2020.

      5. This body enacts the Government Act 2020.

      6. This body enacts the Regional Message Board Act 2020.

      7. This body enacts the Confederation Defence Force Act 2020.

      8. This body enacts the Holiday Registration Act 2020.


    CHAPTER THREE - LEVEL 1 CRIMES
    1. This body hereby declares a nation's failure to maintain a national military force to be illegal according to the Constitution of the Confederation.

    2. This body hereby declares any attempt by cartographers to draw up a map of the whole Confederation to be illegal according to the Constitution of the Confederation. This body reiterates, however, that cartographers may map clusters of nations if those nations are easily drawn.

    3. This body hereby declares any breach of the Regional Message Board Act to be illegal.


    CHAPTER FOUR - LEVEL 2 CRIMES
    1. This body hereby declares the practice of democratic governance, without the express permission of the Emperor or Imperial Council, to be illegal according to the Constitution of the Confederation.

    2. This body hereby declares any violation of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Act 2020 to be illegal.

    3. This body hereby declares any actions or speech, considered to be annoying to the Emperor, to be illegal.

    4. This body hereby declares any and all gross negligence committed by the governing authorities of the Confederation to be illegal.

    5. This body hereby declares any attempt to obstruct the course of justice, particularly in the event of an Inquisitional Hearing, to be illegal.

    6. This body hereby declares the act of embracing the zombie hordes during the worldwide phenomenon known as 'Z-Day' (October 31) to be illegal.

    7. This body hereby declares that failure to follow specific directives issued by the Imperial Council shall be illegal.

    8. This body hereby declares that any assault against the reputation of the Confederation (such as, but not limited to, factbooks, RMB posts, etc., which may damage the region's good name) shall be illegal.

    9. This body hereby declares any violation of the Government Act 2020 to be illegal.


    CHAPTER FIVE - LEVEL 3 CRIMES
    1. This body hereby declares any denial of the Emperor's immortality or of His infallible will to be illegal and heretical.

    2. This body hereby declares actions considered treasonous against the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators to be illegal.

    3. This body hereby declares any and all acts of sedition of the Confederation's peoples to be illegal.

    4. This body hereby declares any and all acts of collusion with regions or nations outside the Confederation, without the permission of the Emperor or Imperial Council, to be illegal.

    5. This body hereby declares acts of insurgence against the Imperial Council to be illegal.

    6. This body hereby declares any disturbances most gratuitous of this hallowed region's peaceable society to be illegal.


    CHAPTER SIX - PUNISHMENTS
    1. This body decrees that the appropriate authorities may employ the following punishments against nations who may commit a Level 1 Crime:

      1. Suppression;

      2. Verbal warnings;

      3. Threat of an Inquisitional Hearing if offending nation continues its criminal activity

    2. This body decrees that the appropriate authorities may employ the following punishments against nations who may commit a Level 2 Crime:

      1. Administrative action associated with a Level 1 Crime;

      2. Immediate commencement of an Inquisitional Hearing

        1. If found guilty, the defendant nation shall be prohibited from taking public office;

        2. The defendant nation may, however, be pardoned by the Emperor, which shall allow said nation to take public office once again;

    3. This body decrees that the appropriate authorities may employ the following punishments against nations who may commit a Level 3 Crime:

      1. Administrative action associated with a Level 1 or 2 Crime;

      2. Ejection and/or banning from the region, with or without warning


      AUTHORITY

      The following sign as to the legitimacy of this document as the Code of Law of the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators:

      ALEKSANDR IVANOV (Depackya)
      Mouth and Will of the Emperor

      on behalf of

      THE SHADOW EMPEROR
      IMPERIAL EMPIRE OF JOCOSPOR


      Authorised for public distribution by:
      Imperial Offices, Confedereichstag II
      Last amended 21 September 2020

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