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The League | Office of the Consulate

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Heads of State of the Republic
Office of the Consulate of The Republic of The League

Contents:

  • Overview

  • Current Consulate of the Republic

  • Subordinate Institutions

  • History and Culture

  • Court of the Republic and Consular Library

  • Distinctions of Service to the Republic

Overview:

The Consulate of the Republic is one of the two fundamental institutions of The League's region and community, alongside the Council of the Republic. The Consuls of the Republic are defined as the Heads of State of The League. The Consulate has three members in equal power as Consuls of the Republic and one member which sits as the Chief Consul of the Republic to act as a spokesman for the institution at large. In almost all governmental capacities, the Consulate functions as an institution and as a unit, and individual Consuls do not typically exercise power themselves. The Consulate was established on March 13th, 2018, following a regional referendum. The Consulate has a variety of responsibilities both in and out of regional government, including but not limited to general administration, serving as the judiciary, and presiding over the regional legislature.

Current Consulate of the Republic:

The Consulate of the Republic is composed of three Consuls of the Republic equal in power. The Chief Consul of the Republic acts as a spokesman for the institution, and beyond that, the Consuls are traditionally listed in order of seniority. For the resumé sections under each Consular profile, prior positions are ordered by rank, not chronology.

Chief Consul of the Republic, Quebecshire

  • Sworn in as Chief Consul of the Republic on March 16th, 2018.

  • Prior to ascension as Chief Consul of the Republic, Quebecshire served in the predecessor region to The League, The League of Conservative Nations, as Chairman of the National Committee on Reconstruction, President, Vice-President, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Public Relations, Chief Justice, Director of Homeland Security Agency, and General in the Armed Forces. Outside the region, Quebecshire had previously served as Chancellor and Secretary of Public Relations of FORGE in 2017.

Consul of the Republic, Terranihil

  • Sworn in as Consul of the Republic on June 1st, 2020.

  • Prior to ascension as Consul of the Republic, Terranihil served in the predecessor region to The League, The League of Conservative Nations, as a Council Delegate and Diplomatic Agent. Outside the region, Terranihil had previously served as Ambassador to The League of Conservative Nations of Imperial Fatherland.

Consul of the Republic, Paleocacher

  • Sworn in as Consul of the Republic on May 4th, 2021.

  • Prior to ascension as Consul of the Republic, Paleocacher served as Director of Foreign Affairs, Council Delegate, and Diplomatic Agent.

Subordinate Institutions:

The Constitution of the region enables the Consulate to create institutions and offices under its management to "better aid and develop the region and its functions." There currently exist two offices and institutions under the jurisdiction of the Consulate. They are listed below, with their leadership identified and a description provided.

Office of World Assembly Affairs

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  • TBD

Office of the Archivist of the Republic

  • Archivist of the Republic Creeperopolis

  • The Office of the Archivist of the Republic is tasked with archiving information about regional elections, events, and legislative happenings. The Archivist is also tasked with documenting other important cultural and otherwise relevant information. This information is stored on Consulate-approved sources, such as puppet accounts, or on the regional wiki.

History and Culture:

The Consulate was originally established on March 13th, 2018. The Consulate was established as the overall leading body of the region following a referendum to abolish the Third Constitution of The League of Conservative Nations, which passed overwhelmingly. Over the years, the specific role of the Consulate has undergone some slight adjustments, ranging from its level of executive involvement to the exact rules it had set out for itself. The Consulate originally composed of Quebecshire, Neo Polisophos, and The Nexus Union. Neo Polisophos resigned days into the institution's existence, expressing that now that the stable institution had been created, there was little he felt he could continue to contribute. The Consulate worked to then establish documents of regional governance and the regional legislature, the Citizens' Assembly. This process set forth one of the most recognizable duties of the Consulate over time, to ensure the regional government is stable, active, and benefiting the region.

When conflict with the United Conservative Nations erupted as the summer season began in 2018, the Consulate and the Office of the Prime Minister led the region through the conflict, largely by way of intelligence operations. After the eventual conclusion of the war and extinction of the UCN population, the Consulate ordered the region refounded. After the full conclusion of the conflict, the region was at a general point of peace and experimentation with new government systems for many months that followed the LCN-UCN conflict. During this time of calmness, The Nexus Union resigned the office of Consul and was replaced with Caezar in November 2018. Several months later, Salisford was dismissed from the Consulate and replaced with Eminople in the beginning of February 2019. This marked the beginning of the Quebecshire, Caezar, and Eminople Consulate, which was the longest-running Consulate to-date without any membership changes.

In May of 2019, the Council of the Republic's system of legislative governance was established by the Consulate with extreme popular support shown in a referendum. The Consulate oversaw and presided over the LCN government through its period of tension with the Federation of Conservative Nations, which was a major point of concern in both regions between June and August of 2019. There was a detente of direct tension until the FCN server was attacked by a third party, leading to new tensions and the eventual departing of more FCNers to the LCN. Later, the FCN collapsed and formed the RCN, leading to new tensions and new members who chose not to join the RCN coming to the LCN. Soon after, Caezar resigned from his post due to public concerns about his conduct and behavior and was replaced with Terranihil in June 2020. Since this time, the Consulate has further developed and publicized its role as the region's judiciary and re-aligned the regional moderation practices. At present, the Consulate's governmental responsibilities are focused on its role in the regional court system and presiding over the government and other events. Information on non-governmental or out-of-character responsibilities held by the members of the Consulate can be found elsewhere. In March 2021, the Consulate oversaw a regional relocation from the LCN to The League.

The culture of the Consulate is one of facilitation and mediation. The Consulate is tasked with ensuring the regional government's smooth function and maintaining the region's Constitution, laws, and any other regulations. Additionally, the Consulate is tasked with the judicial power of interpretation regarding all The League legal documents and can establish precedents that are considered extensions of the law.

Court of the Republic and Consular Library:

One of the Consulate's most clear responsibilities is its role in the Court of the Republic. The Consuls of the Republic serve as the justices on the Court of the Republic, wtih the ultimate duty of making decisions through the court. There are three types of court proceedings outlined in the Constitution for the Court of the Republic.

Criminal Court of the Republic

  • This subset of the court addresses alleged criminal violations of regional law.

  • Both parties to the court, the government and the defendant, are entitled to legal representation by an attorney. The Consulate can appoint legal representatives for either side if necessary.

  • The Consulate must deliberate until unanimity is reached, and the sentence must be decided upon with the advisement of the Council of the Republic.

Civil Court of the Republic

  • This subset of the court addresses alleged civil violations of regional laws or agreements.

  • Both parties to the court, the plaintiff and the defendant, are permitted to have legal representation by an attorney, but are not entitled to one, and are responsible for procuring it themselves.

  • The Consulate must deliberate until two of the three Consuls of the Republic are in agreement, but the ruling will be published as a collective.

Appellate Court of the Republic

  • This subset of the court addresses issues regarding the compatibility with regional policies (including but not limited to laws or general actions) to the Constitution and previous rulings and interpretations.

  • Those challenging a government policy are permitted to have a legal representation by an attorney, but are not entitled to one, and are responsible for procuring it themselves. The Consulate may, however, appoint a legal representative for the regional government in the event of an appellate challenge. It is also constitutionally authorized for the Consulate to convene this subset of the court without an outside challenge being submitted.

  • The period of Consulate deliberation is more ambiguous for this subset, but rulings and opinions which alter or nullify standing law require Consulate unanimity.

The Consulate also maintains the Consular Library of Precedents, Opinions, Interpretations, and Et Cetera, a library of Consulate legal opinions and interpretations that are constitutionally protected as extensions of regional law. The library contains summaries of legal interpretations and opinions, and then the official text that directly expresses them.

Distinctions of Service to the Republic:

The Distinctions of Service to the Republic are a Consulate program that originated in 2018 during the conflict with the United Conservative Nations. The Distinctions of Service are official rewards bestowed upon members of the region that have contributed to a field in regional affairs in a significant manner. The Consulate has awarded six different distinctions, five of which are active. All distinctions except for Consulate Citation are considered equal in level.

Consulate Citation

  • The Distinction of Service to the Republic for Consulate Citation is awarded to those with a major positive impact on the regional community across many fields, often those who have been present and have served in the regional government for an extremely long time.

Outstanding Diplomatic Actions

  • The Distinction of Service to the Republic for Outstanding Diplomatic Actions is awarded to individuals who have contributed positively to the fields of diplomacy and foreign relations on behalf of the region.

Legislative Excellence

  • The Distinction of Service to the Republic for Legislative Excellence is awarded to citizens and legislators who have heavily contributed to legislation in both quality and impact in the region.

Exemplary Service Through the World Assembly

  • The Distinction of Service to the Republic for Exemplary Service Through the World Assembly is granted to those who significantly contribute to or aid the standing of the region in the context of the World Assembly.

Intelligence Contribution

  • The Distinction of Service to the Republic for Intelligence Contribution is provided to members of the region's intelligence community who have aided the Intelligence Agency or the region's intelligence-related interests in a major way.

Liberation Initiative

  • The Distinction of Service to the Liberation Initiative is bestowed upon those with significant contributions to the region's military operations and interests. This Distinction of Service to the Republic is currently considered dormant, or not active.


Ensign of the Office of the Consulate of the Republic of The League

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