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The Constitution of Cadmia



The Constitution of Cadmia


Article I: The Bill of Rights

  1. All nations have guaranteed rights under the respectable Cadmian Bill of Rights.



Article II: Citizenship

  1. A resident is defined as any member who is simply present in the region. A citizen is defined as any member present in the region who passes all required and decided citizenship requirements legitimately.

  2. Requirements for citizenship are determined by the Constitution.

  3. Any resident may apply for citizenship by using their regional forum account and providing the name of their Cadmian nation. Any resident who is a member of the World Assembly may apply for citizenship by providing the name of their WA nation and the name of their Cadmian nation. All applicants must swear an Oath of Allegiance as follows:

    I swear allegiance to the Kingdom of Cadmia, its Bill of Right, its Constitution and any law made pursuant to them. I swear that I will register only one nation for citizenship in Cadmia. I swear that during the tenure of my citizenship I will act responsibly and that I will not engage in hostilities against Cadmia or its allies. This I declare and affirm.
  4. The Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister or the Monarch will reject an application if the applicant fails an evaluation by the forum administration, if they are considered a security threat to the region or if they swore an incorrect oath. Reason for the rejection must be provided at the moment the application is rejected.

  5. If an applicant is rejected for being considered a security threat to the region, the Senate shall immediately debate the rejection and hold a two-thirds majority vote on whether to uphold it.

  6. The Senate decision to uphold the rejection of an applicant may be overturned by a public referendum. If the referendum achieves majority the applicant must be granted citizenship.

  7. The Government of Cadmia will maintain a publicly viewable registry of citizens and their declared nations.

  8. Any citizen whose removal is ordered by the Supreme Court, or whose registered nations in Cadmia leave or cease to exist will be removed from the registry.

  9. A citizen's vote will not be valid unless they maintain citizenship for the entire duration of the vote.



    Article III: The Senate

    1. The Cadmian Senate will be the official legislative body of Cadmia.

    2. The Cadmian Senate consists of a minimum of four senators and a maximum of twelve Senators. All Senators are elected by registered citizens' popular vote. The number of senators who will hold a seat will be determined by the citizens popular vote during each election cycle, after the end of the candidacy declaration period. The number of available seats cannot exceed the number of candidates.

    3. The Senate has the power to approve, repeal, amend laws and ratify treaties by a two-thirds majority vote.

    4. The number of votes required to achieve quorum for any vote of the Senate will be determined by law.

    5. The Senate will elect one of its members to serve as Speaker of the Senate. The Speaker will administer the rules of the Senate and will deliver all legislation-approved laws to the Prime Minister and all the constitutional amendments to the Monarch and the Prime Minister for ratification.

    6. The Speaker may appoint a senator to serve as Deputy Speaker to assist them in the execution of any of their powers and duties. If the Speaker becomes unable to continue their job, the Deputy Speaker assumes all the powers and the duties of the Speaker temporarily, until a new Speaker is elected by the Senate.

    7. If a seat becomes vacant in the Senate, the Speaker nominates a citizen who fits all Senatorial requirements, and passes a simple majority vote of the current Senate. If the vote results in a draw, the nominee then must be elected by a public referendum. The temporary senator will serve until the next senatorial election arrives.

    8. Any Senator may filibuster, or extend a deliberation period for a proposal being debated on the Senate floors. Limits for this filibuster is four hours, and the Speaker must stay on topic. Filibuster may be canceled for a proposal by a two-thirds majority vote of the Senate.



    Article IV: The Monarchy

    1. The Monarch, the King or Queen of Cadmia, will be the head of state of Cadmia and assumes the title of Grand Protector of the Realm. The Monarch will act as the symbolic leader and custodian of Cadmia and her founding principles and have access to the Executive Founder account.

    2. The Monarch will only use the Executive Founder to enforce the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the laws of Cadmia. The Monarch may not use the Executive Founder account to appoint or dismiss Regional Officers, to ban or eject nations unless expressly authorized by the democratically elected Prime Minister. Exceptions to this clause are set out in clause III, IV and V.

    3. During the transition between one term and another the Monarch will be required to use the Executive Founder to ensure that the legally elected Prime Minister is given the proper Office and authorities.

    4. Any rogue-Delegate or raider that attempts to illegally coup the region will be banned and ejected out of regional grounds by the Executive Founder.

    5. In the aftermath of a coup the Monarch will use the Executive Founder to bring order and restore the democratically elected government.

    6. The Monarch may veto a proposal of the Senate to amend the Constitution within one week of its passage.

    7. When a proposal of the Senate to amend the Constitution is passed, the Speaker shall promptly present it to the Monarch.

    8. The Founder of Cadmia, Cadmy will serve as First Monarch of Cadmia.

    9. At any moment the Monarch may nominate a Successor, who will assume the title of Crown Prince or Princess. Upon the abdication of the Monarch the Successor will assume the title, powers and duties of the Monarch, including the access to the Executive Founder Account.

    10. The World Assembly Delegate assumes the titles of Archduke or Archduchess of Cadmia and serves as Cadmia Senior Representative in the World Assembly. The WA Delegate will vote on proposals in accordance with the recommendation of the Prime Minister and/or the Ministry of World Assembly Affairs.

    11. Unless otherwise specified the Monarch will serve as the legitimate in-game Delegate. However any citizen who is also a member of the World Assembly may challenge the World Assembly Delegate for their position.




    Article V: The Executive Branch

    1. The Prime Minister will be the head of government of Cadmia and assumes the title of Chief-Executive being the leader of the executive government and the chair of the Cabinet or Executive Council.

    2. The Prime Minister acts as Cadmia's Head Foreign Representative, Senior Diplomat & Ambassador and as such has the power to negotiate treaties with foreign powers. No treaty will however come into effect unless approved by a two-thirds majority vote of the Senate.

    3. The Prime Minister may veto a proposal, but such veto may be overridden by a citizen-initiated public referendum.

    4. A law passed by the Senate and not vetoed by the Prime Minister, takes 12 hours before being officially and legally enacted. Constitutional amendments are excepted, as they also require the approval of the Monarch.

    5. The Prime Minister will be assisted in any of their duties by the Deputy Prime Minister.

    6. If the Prime Minister becomes unable to continue their job, the Deputy Prime Minister will assume all powers and duties of the Prime Minister until the next Election arrives.

    7. The Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister are elected by a simple majority vote of all registered citizens.

    8. The Prime Minister may, at their discretion, appoint and dismiss Ministers, who will form, together with the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister, the Cabinet or Executive Council.

    9. The Prime Minister may appoint a maximum of seven ministers (Minister of Defence, Minister of Media, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Home Affairs, Minister of World Assembly Affairs, Minister of Culture, and the Minister of Cards).

    10. The Minister of Defence will be the head of the Ministry of Defence and assumes the title of General of the Royal Cadmian Armed Forces, Cadmia's military body.

    11. The Ministry of Defence is responsible of protecting the WA delegacy both from external and internal threats and enforcing the interests of the region by engaging in the R/D gameplay and monitoring the endorsement levels of the region.

    12. Only the Prime Minister, the Monarch, and the Minister of Defence are granted the power to demote, promote, retire, or disqualify any officer of the Royal Cadmian Armed Forces. The same persons are the only persons granted the power of awarding Royal Orders or Medallions as a reward to any officer of the Armed Forces.

    13. The Minister of Media will be the head of the Ministry of Media.

    14. The Ministry of Media will keep the residents and citizens of Cadmia informed on the government activities, as well as on the key events going on in other regions of the world.

    15. The Minister of Foreign Affairs will be the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    16. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be responsible for the international relations between Cadmia and the other regions and for developing its foreign policy. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will also be responsible of managing both embassies and consulates and updating regional officials that have relations with Cadmia on the regional news.

    17. The Minister of Home Affairs will be the the head of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

    18. The Ministry has the duty of recruiting people and make sure they get involved in the region's various activities. The Ministry is also responsible of keeping the RMB under control and maintaining the Citizens Registry.

    19. The Minister of World Assembly Affairs will be the head of the Ministry of World Assembly Affairs.

    20. The Ministry of World Assembly Affairs will be responsible for engaging the region in WA matters through on-site communication as well as WA-related discussions. Each time a WA resolution comes up for vote the Ministry must provide the regionís WA nations with a recommendation of how to vote on the resolution.

    21. The Minister of Culture will be the head of the Ministry of Culture.

    22. The Ministry will be responsible, together with the Roleplay Moderators, of regulating roleplay and organizing regional and interregional events to keep Cadmia's residents in high spirits.

    23. The Minister of Cards will be the head of the Ministry of Cards.

    24. The Ministry of Cards will oversee and introduce all of cards-related programs of the region. The Ministry will be authorized to provide card-based rewards for any users who contribute to the region.



    Article VI: The Supreme Court

    1. The Supreme Court of Cadmia will be the official judiciary body of Cadmia.

    2. The Court will consist of at least four Justices, a Chief Justice and three associate Justices.

    3. The Supreme Court of Cadmia will accept any criminal cases, and review legality of actions of all residents, citizens, government personnel, and government policies, laws and actions.

    4. All cases must pass the designated legality check before proceeding to court.

    5. Any decision made by the Supreme Court will be followed by all members of the region, and will be held on all future, and past, governmental actions.

    6. The Chief Justice will administer the court, and could appoint the Justice who will be writing the official court opinion.



    Article VII: General Provisions

    1. Government officials are the Monarch, the WA Delegate, the constitutionally-mandated elected officials and any officials appointed by them as permitted by law.

    2. All government officials (with the exception of the Monarch) may be impeached and removed from their office by a citizen-initiated referendum followed by a two-thirds majority vote by the Senate and the approval of the Monarch.

    3. No person may serve in more than one of the three main governmental branches (executive, judicial, and legislative). Exceptions may be established, by the proper laws.

    4. The legislative branch is identified as the Senate, the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker. The executive branch is identified as the Prime Minister, their designated Ministers and the Deputy Prime Minister. The judicial branch is identified as all the Supreme Court Justices. The Monarch is not considered part of any branch.

    5. No person shall be elected to the office of Prime Minister or Deputy Prime Minister a maximum of three consecutive terms.

    6. Elections to the Office of Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, and Senate will take place every four months, on the first Wednesday of the month (the same Wednesday requirement applies to Judicial Elections, in order to honor the regionís independence day, November 3, 2021).

    7. No person shall be elected to the office of Prime Minister or Deputy Prime Minister a maximum of three consecutive terms.

    8. Justices of the the Supreme Court of Cadmia may not be elected to their office for a maximum of five consecutive terms.

    9. Elections to the Office of Supreme Court Justice will take place every five months. The candidate with the most votes in the Judicial Election will serve as the Chief Justice, while the two second and third placing Justices will serve as Associate Justices, respectively.

    10. In the case of a draw in any governmental election, a period of four days is given in the case that any candidate wishes to withdraw. After the period, a run-off election is conducted (between the tied-candidates), with no "abstain" feature. If the draw persists, then the case is decided by a drawing of lots conducted by the (outgoing) Chief Justice. If a race is uncontested, then a period of five days is given for a declarations and nominations procedure. If the seat remains uncontested, another period is given, this time with a seven day duration. Provided the seat remains uncontested, the uncontested candidate is unanimously elected.

    11. Candidates running for any office must have maintained citizenship for at least seven days prior to the opening of the nominations and declarations phase of elections.

    12. All government officials, like citizens, must swear an Oath of Allegiance to Cadmia, prior to receiving office or privileges. This oath will be designated by law. Violation of the Oath of Allegiance may result in a case against the violator in a court of law.

    13. All government officials must be a citizen of Cadmia. Exceptions to this rule may commence if a two-thirds majority of the Senate votes as so.



    Article VIII: Amendments

    1. This Constitution, and all its articles, may not be repealed, but only edited by a two-thirds majority of the Senate and the approval of the Prime Minister and the Monarch or by a citizen-initiated referendum followed by a two-thirds majority vote of the Senate and the approval of the Monarch. This article is null and void if the constitution has not yet been ratified by a simple majority of the Cadmian Kingdom.

    2. The Bill of Rights may not be edited nor repealed, only added upon. And all its added rights must not contradict previous ones.

    3. This constitution is null and void if it has not yet been ratified, and there is a two months limit for ratification. Until the period, temporary martial, legal, law will apply to the Kingdom.

      Co-authored by Nubt II and Cadmy


      The Cadmian Ministry of Media

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