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Sovereign Charter Factbook: Portal

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As of 2016, October 1st the Sovereign Charter is a community of national entities united under a single constitution. Although founded 2014, March 26th the Sovereign Charter has undergone at least three distinct changes. The membership of the Sovereign Charter is large and fluctuates between 75 and 95 members although has previously reached a height of over 120 members. Naturally the Sovereign Charter hosts various types of members, including role-players whom write prolifically, casual players and a healthy debating group with discussions and arguments being a mainstay of the Regional Message Board.

The Sovereign Charter is not limited to just NationStates and its community interacts through IRC via the Esper.net channel #Sovereign, which has existed for almost as long as the Sovereign Charter itself. Currently Iryllia maintains the channel.

As of 2016, October 30th the current government of the Sovereign Charter is the 7th President Enfaru, Vice President Valyrien and the 1st Chief Justice Chargren. Members of the Executive Cabinet include the Vice President, Secretary of State for Role-play and the Secretary of State for Justice.


Role-playing
    The Sovereign Charter has a sizeable population of writers, writing for long standing role-plays and their own dispatches to enhance the culture of the Sovereign Charter and inspiring creativity. A long standing repeating role-play is the Yarbricht Inn role-play that has so far seen three iterations. Within the Sovereign Charter there have been over fifty dedicated role-plays, more than six organizations and two international newspapers. The Sovereign Charter currently use a tag system to categorize the role-plays to allow any prospective new players to find a role-play that they enjoy.

    The writers, of which there are many and have written multiple posts for multiple role-plays have also written a vast number of dispatches.

    Currently the role-playing list is managed by Enfaru, the list itself can be found here, where some of the latest role-plays can be found.


Fig.1 Sovereign Charter World Map
Geography

    The Sovereign Charter World is currently unnamed, but created during 2nd Charter as a revamp to an originally incorrectly generated map. The planet is 68% water with the remaining quantity varying between ice and land depending on the season the approximate surface area equates to 5,000,000,000km˛. This makes the planet significantly larger than the earth.

    The official map is 10,000px wide and 5,000px high, with a scale of 100km˛ per pixel. The projection is a custom made area preserving projection and while there is some distortion regarding land mass shape and size each hex contains the exact same amount of territory.

    Scale of the Map
    There have been repeated debates about how to calculate the area of the map. Mostly stemming from inaccurate web calculators, a coloured view of mathematics due to apparently conflicting concepts and in general a misunderstanding of pixels and standard unit notations. No one has been immune and it has taken time to pin down these different aspects.

    The map is 10,000px wide and 5,000px high. Pixels are squares already, they are two dimensional and must be treated as such.
    Each pixel has a scale of 100km˛/pixel, now, this does not mean 100×100 as some had mistakenly believed. To check this, we must take 100km˛ and break it down. √100 = 10. This means each side of a pixel is 10km˛ and not 100km˛.

    In order to calculate the area of the map then the following calculation has been used.
    10,000 pixels × 5,000 pixels = 50,000,000 x 100km˛ = 5,000,000,000km˛

    If you believe these mathematics are incorrect, you may contact Enfaru directly to discuss them. Before doing so however, please check that your sums are accurate by validating them against different calculators.

    The following have taken vigorous part in these debates.
    Enfaru
    Feudal capitalist gulch
    Lichi bando
    Nocturnalis

    The way to get onto the map, is to put in a request and ask the current cartographer through the official map thread.


History
    The History of the Sovereign Charter spans two years and during that time there have been a number of events. Due to the nature of this section, the history is split up into eras as definite dates cannot be easily ascertained starting with the latest events first.

3rd Charter

Azalean Charter

  • 2015, February 15th - 2nd Charter Collapses and Prime Minister Azalea republic assumes all powers and responsibilities.

2nd Charter

  • 2014, August, 12th - 2nd World Map LinkApproved

  • 2014, August 11th - Council of Rebirth formed.

  • 2014, August 11th - Sovereign Charter rebirth constitution implemented

1st Charter

  • 2014, March 25th - The Sovereign Charter was officially founded.


The Charter
    The Constitution of the Sovereign Charter known simply as the charter was approved and enacted on 2015, March 10th it was subsequently amended on 2015, September 7th.

Current

    The Sovereign Charter
    1. Preface

        The Sovereign Charter, the document that governs the Sovereign Charter (known as The Charter as differentiated from the region The Sovereign Charter) is held to the meanings and definitions of words within the “World English” language covered by the Oxford World English Dictionary.

        The order of subdivisions is as follows, “1. Title (Subtitle) , 2. Chapter (Subchapter) , 3. Section (Subsection), 4. Paragraph (Subparagraph), 5. Clause (Subclause).”

        The Charter sets up a Direct Participatory Democracy with a small regional management. It is not a representative democracy as no single person or body may perform actions on behalf of another or assume the support of others. The main critique of Democracy is that it enables mob rule or tyranny of the majority. This is countered with a series of individual rights that no majority can counter. It is Participatory in that everyone may have a say in the legislation and that not everyone must have a say.

    2. Signatories

      1. All nation that maintain a permanent presence within the Sovereign Charter are considered to have signed and ratified The Charter and are known as Signatory Nations hereafter “Nations”.

        1. A permanent presence is defined as a nation residing within the Sovereign Charter.

      2. A duplicate (or Multiple) nation, hereafter a puppet, is not considered to have any rights and its actions are the responsibility of its primary nation owner who resides within the Sovereign Charter.

      3. Nations that have signed and ratified The Charter are

        1. Afforded all protections and rights within The Charter except puppet nations.

        2. Legally bound to any duties, rules, penalties according to The Charter including puppet nations.

      4. All nations are considered Sovereign in all matters except where rights and privileges have been granted by the signatory nations and admits an inferior status.

        1. Inferior is defined as, “As powerful as a singular few nations but weaker than the collective vast majority of nations.”

        2. Except puppet nations

    3. Delegated Rights and Privileges

      1. Nations afford The Charter the following Rights and Privileges.

        1. The privilege of presiding over and making judgement on disputes between nations, interpretation of The Charter and between The Charter and the nations. To be defined in Charter of Law.

        2. The privilege of representing the collective identity of The Sovereign Charter both inside The Sovereign Charter and outside The Sovereign Charter. To be defined in Charter of Representation.

    4. National Obligations

      1. To preserve the integrity of The Sovereign Charter members shall agree to:

        1. Uphold the laws of Nationstates including but not limited to:

          1. page=legal

          2. page=faq#etiquette

          3. viewtopic.php?f=16&t=260044

      2. To improve The Sovereign Charter members must:

        1. Make their suggestions public

        2. Make their suggestions known to the Regional Government under the Charter of Representation.

      3. Nations must inform the Regional Government of their use of Puppets within the Sovereign Charter and also must not use a Puppet for the purposes of

        1. benefiting the primary nation.

        2. depriving other primary nations of resources.

    5. Protected Rights

      1. To preserve the integrity of Nations, their imagination and individuality The Charter shall preserve the following rights:

        1. To not be singled out or persecuted by legislation.

        2. To be have the right to a fair trial and if it is available and their wish a jury of their peers.

        3. To be able to run, where not a puppet, for any government position.

        4. To not be given unfair or cruel punishments and to not be asked to perform impossible tasks.

        5. To not be forced or otherwise compelled to speak or make an action that would incriminate their nation.

        6. All other powers not delegated to The Charter are held by the individual nations.

          1. Where a vote and an individual nation disagrees where it has been a valued member of The Sovereign Charter and abided by all its rules before the new law, may apply under the Charter of Law to have an exemption.

            1. exemption is revoked it cannot be reattained.

            2. A nation must apply within 30 days of the power being enacted otherwise they will be considered to have consented.

        7. To have the right to vote on all public votes.

        8. To reserve their vote by default and be counted as an abstention in any vote.

      2. Should a Protected Right need to be changed or removed it must seek either a unanimous seven day vote or the revocation of The Charter as a whole.

      3. Additional Protections may be added by following the rules of Modification laid out in Modifications to The Charter.

        1. Amendments to protected rights may be challenged.

    6. Charter of Law

      1. The role of presiding over and making judgement shall be afforded to and only to the Chief Justice and the Judges under the Chief Justice’s direction.

        1. The primary objective of the Chief Justice is in the application of justice and the interpretation of the Charter.

      2. There may only be one Chief Justice at any one time and may not be impeached, except by a full revocation of The Charter.

        1. A Chief Justice is appointed by the convening of of a Judicial Appointment Commission.

          1. A Judicial Appointment Commission must have at least three members.

          2. An appointment is made upon a simple majority. A tie is considered a nay and votes cannot be changed once cast.

          3. A Judicial Appointment Commission is temporary and dissolved upon completion of task.

          4. A Judicial Appointment Commission is made up of Nations and need not be a member of Government.

        2. A Chief Justice serves until such time they retire.

      3. A Chief Justice may appoint Judges at their discretion provided that they are of good character.

      4. Either a Chief Justice or a Judge may preside over, make judgement and cast sentence on

        1. Disputes between members known as Civil Disputes.

        2. Interpretation of The Charter known as Constitutional Disputes.

        3. Violations of The Charter agreement.

    7. Charter of Representation

      1. To discuss matters pertaining to The Sovereign Charter both at home and abroad and to represent The Sovereign Charter, a President shall be directly elected by the nations every 90 days.

        1. It is not the role of the President to second guess what the members of The Sovereign Charter want, nor to prescribe unwarranted actions or solutions.

      2. The President is afforded the privileges of:

        1. Maintaining and Editing the World Factbook Entry.

        2. Maintaining and Editing Pinned Dispatch Entries.

        3. Calling and concluding polls.

        4. Granting Clemency and Pardons.

        5. Editing the regional tags

        6. Representing the Sovereign Charter under the Charter of Law.

      3. The President is afforded the right to:

        1. Be the World Assembly Delegate.

          1. Only the President and only when the President assumes the right are Executive Privileges to be granted.

        2. Delegate any privileges bestowed upon the role of the President.

        3. Enact the results of any poll that do not conflict with The Charter and has run for at least 5 days.

        4. To resign at any time and immediate fresh elections must be called.

        5. To create a Presidential puppet at the their time of office that will be able to host the documentation provided by the President and also previous Presidents of the Sovereign Charter

          1. The Presidential puppet must be created after elections have confirmed the President

          2. The Presidential puppet must not be used for Role-play, representing or speaking for the President.

          3. The Presidential puppet should be deactivated after the President whom created it leaves office and any data stored within it shall belong to the Sovereign Charter and all subsequent Presidents.

          4. The Presidential puppet must not be delegated any Presidential Rights as noted under the Charter of Representation, nor must it be granted any responsibilities other than the safe storage of information.

      4. The President is elected by the applicant with the most votes.

      5. The President may be removed from office by a 66.66% vote in favour of no confidence.

    8. Modifications to The Charter

      1. Any proposed modification to The Charter must

        1. Be put to poll for at least 14 days.

        2. Have at least both a yay and nay option.

        3. Not be modified during voting.

        4. Have 66.66% of votes in favour in order to pass without

      2. Modifications may be rejected if:

        1. the modification conflicts with other clauses of The Charter that are not being modified.

        2. they are unclear or misleading.

      3. Modifications can be challenged by any nation under the Charter of Law.

Including Modifications

    The Sovereign Charter
    1. Preface

        The Sovereign Charter, the document that governs the Sovereign Charter (known as The Charter as differentiated from the region The Sovereign Charter) is held to the meanings and definitions of words within the “World English” language covered by the Oxford World English Dictionary.

        The order of subdivisions is as follows, “1. Title (Subtitle) , 2. Chapter (Subchapter) , 3. Section (Subsection), 4. Paragraph (Subparagraph), 5. Clause (Subclause).”

        The Charter sets up a Direct Participatory Democracy with a small regional management. It is not a representative democracy as no single person or body may perform actions on behalf of another or assume the support of others. The main critique of Democracy is that it enables mob rule or tyranny of the majority. This is countered with a series of individual rights that no majority can counter. It is Participatory in that everyone may have a say in the legislation and that not everyone must have a say.

    2. Signatories

      1. All nation that maintain a permanent presence within the Sovereign Charter are considered to have signed and ratified The Charter and are known as Signatory Nations hereafter “Nations”.

        1. A permanent presence is defined as a nation residing within the Sovereign Charter.

      2. A duplicate (or Multiple) nation, hereafter a puppet, is not considered to have any rights and its actions are the responsibility of its primary nation owner who resides within the Sovereign Charter.

      3. Nations that have signed and ratified The Charter are

        1. Afforded all protections and rights within The Charter except puppet nations.

        2. Legally bound to any duties, rules, penalties according to The Charter including puppet nations.

      4. All nations are considered Sovereign in all matters except where rights and privileges have been granted by the signatory nations and admits an inferior status.

        1. Inferior is defined as, “As powerful as a singular few nations but weaker than the collective vast majority of nations.”

        2. Except puppet nations

    3. Delegated Rights and Privileges

      1. Nations afford The Charter the following Rights and Privileges.

        1. The privilege of presiding over and making judgement on disputes between nations, interpretation of The Charter and between The Charter and the nations. To be defined in Charter of Law.

        2. The privilege of representing the collective identity of The Sovereign Charter both inside The Sovereign Charter and outside The Sovereign Charter. To be defined in Charter of Representation.

    4. National Obligations

      1. To preserve the integrity of The Sovereign Charter members shall agree to:

        1. Uphold the laws of Nationstates including but not limited to:

          1. page=legal

          2. page=faq#etiquette

          3. viewtopic.php?f=16&t=260044

        2. Forsake and forget any argument and disagreement after a period no greater than 7 days regardless of moral positions.

          1. Disagreements that cannot be resolved amicably must be resolved in accordance with Charter of Law {As Amended via Amendment #2}

      2. To improve The Sovereign Charter members must:

        1. Make their suggestions public

        2. Make their suggestions known to the Regional Government under the Charter of Representation.

      3. Nations must inform the Regional Government of their use of Puppets within the Sovereign Charter and also must not use a Puppet for the purposes of

        1. benefiting the primary nation.

        2. depriving other primary nations of resources.

    5. Protected Rights

      1. To preserve the integrity of Nations, their imagination and individuality The Charter shall preserve the following rights:

        1. To not be singled out or persecuted by legislation.

        2. To be have the right to a fair trial and if it is available and their wish a jury of their peers.

        3. To be able to run, where not a puppet, for any government position.

        4. To not be given unfair or cruel punishments and to not be asked to perform impossible tasks.

        5. To not be forced or otherwise compelled to speak or make an action that would incriminate their nation.

        6. All other powers not delegated to The Charter are held by the individual nations.

          1. Where a vote and an individual nation disagrees where it has been a valued member of The Sovereign Charter and abided by all its rules before the new law, may apply under the Charter of Law to have an exemption.

            1. exemption is revoked it cannot be reattained.

            2. A nation must apply within 30 days of the power being enacted otherwise they will be considered to have consented.

        7. To have the right to vote on all public votes.

        8. To reserve their vote by default and be counted as an abstention in any vote.

      2. Should a Protected Right need to be changed or removed it must seek either a unanimous seven day vote or the revocation of The Charter as a whole.

      3. Additional Protections may be added by following the rules of Modification laid out in Modifications to The Charter.

        1. Amendments to protected rights may be challenged.

    6. Charter of Law

      1. The role of presiding over and making judgement shall be afforded to and only to the Chief Justice and the Judges under the Chief Justice’s direction.

        1. The primary objective of the Chief Justice is in the application of justice and the interpretation of the Charter.

      2. There may only be one Chief Justice at any one time and may not be impeached, except by a full revocation of The Charter.

        1. A Chief Justice is appointed by the convening of of a Judicial Appointment Commission.

          1. A Judicial Appointment Commission must have at least three members.

          2. An appointment is made upon a simple majority. A tie is considered a nay and votes cannot be changed once cast.

          3. A Judicial Appointment Commission is temporary and dissolved upon completion of task.

          4. A Judicial Appointment Commission is made up of Nations and need not be a member of Government.

        2. A Chief Justice serves until such time they retire.

      3. A Chief Justice may appoint Judges at their discretion provided that they are of good character.

      4. Either a Chief Justice or a Judge may preside over, make judgement and cast sentence on

        1. Disputes between members known as Civil Disputes.

        2. Interpretation of The Charter known as Constitutional Disputes.

        3. Violations of The Charter agreement.

    7. Charter of Representation

      1. To discuss matters pertaining to The Sovereign Charter both at home and abroad and to represent The Sovereign Charter, a President shall be directly elected by the nations every 90 days (Pending: with a mandatory voting period of 7 days, which begins 7 days before the end of the 90 days of term. Should a President not be elected before the 90 days of term the President will be suspended and region will be managed by the Chief Justice until the next President is elected that must be no greater than 14 days after the suspension of the previous President.{Oceanion Amendment}).

        1. It is not the role of the President to second guess what the members of The Sovereign Charter want, nor to prescribe unwarranted actions or solutions.

      2. The President is afforded the privileges of:

        1. Maintaining and Editing the World Factbook Entry.

        2. Maintaining and Editing Pinned Dispatch Entries.

        3. Calling and concluding polls.

        4. Granting Clemency and Pardons.

        5. Editing the regional tags

        6. Representing the Sovereign Charter under the Charter of Law.

      3. The President is afforded the right to:

        1. Be the World Assembly Delegate.

          1. Only the President and only when the President assumes the right are Executive Privileges to be granted.

        2. Delegate any privileges bestowed upon the role of the President.

        3. Enact the results of any poll that do not conflict with The Charter and has run for at least 5 days.

        4. To resign at any time and immediate fresh elections must be called.

        5. To create a Presidential puppet at the their time of office that will be able to host the documentation provided by the President and also previous Presidents of the Sovereign Charter

          1. The Presidential puppet must be created after elections have confirmed the President

          2. The Presidential puppet must not be used for Role-play, representing or speaking for the President.

          3. The Presidential puppet should be deactivated after the President whom created it leaves office and any data stored within it shall belong to the Sovereign Charter and all subsequent Presidents.

          4. The Presidential puppet must not be delegated any Presidential Rights as noted under the Charter of Representation, nor must it be granted any responsibilities other than the safe storage of information.

          {As Amended via Amendment #1}

      4. The President is elected by the applicant with the most votes.

      5. The President may be removed from office by a 66.66% vote in favour of no confidence.

    8. Modifications to The Charter

      1. Any proposed modification to The Charter must

        1. Be put to poll for at least 5 14[sup]{Oceanion Amendment} days.

        2. Have at least both a yay and nay option.

        3. Not be modified during voting.

        4. Have 66.66% of votes in favour in order to pass without

      2. Modifications may be rejected if:

        1. the modification conflicts with other clauses of The Charter that are not being modified.

        2. they are unclear or misleading.

      3. Modifications can be challenged by any nation under the Charter of Law.

As Enacted

    The Sovereign Charter
    1. Preface

        The Sovereign Charter, the document that governs the Sovereign Charter (known as The Charter as differentiated from the region The Sovereign Charter) is held to the meanings and definitions of words within the “World English” language covered by the Oxford World English Dictionary.

        The order of subdivisions is as follows, “1. Title (Subtitle) , 2. Chapter (Subchapter) , 3. Section (Subsection), 4. Paragraph (Subparagraph), 5. Clause (Subclause).”

        The Charter sets up a Direct Participatory Democracy with a small regional management. It is not a representative democracy as no single person or body may perform actions on behalf of another or assume the support of others. The main critique of Democracy is that it enables mob rule or tyranny of the majority. This is countered with a series of individual rights that no majority can counter. It is Participatory in that everyone may have a say in the legislation and that not everyone must have a say.

    2. Signatories

      1. All nation that maintain a permanent presence within the Sovereign Charter are considered to have signed and ratified The Charter and are known as Signatory Nations hereafter “Nations”.

        1. A permanent presence is defined as a nation residing within the Sovereign Charter.

      2. A duplicate (or Multiple) nation, hereafter a puppet, is not considered to have any rights and its actions are the responsibility of its primary nation owner who resides within the Sovereign Charter.

      3. Nations that have signed and ratified The Charter are

        1. Afforded all protections and rights within The Charter except puppet nations.

        2. Legally bound to any duties, rules, penalties according to The Charter including puppet nations.

      4. All nations are considered Sovereign in all matters except where rights and privileges have been granted by the signatory nations and admits an inferior status.

        1. Inferior is defined as, “As powerful as a singular few nations but weaker than the collective vast majority of nations.”

        2. Except puppet nations

    3. Delegated Rights and Privileges

      1. Nations afford The Charter the following Rights and Privileges.

        1. The privilege of presiding over and making judgement on disputes between nations, interpretation of The Charter and between The Charter and the nations. To be defined in Charter of Law.

        2. The privilege of representing the collective identity of The Sovereign Charter both inside The Sovereign Charter and outside The Sovereign Charter. To be defined in Charter of Representation.

    4. National Obligations

      1. To preserve the integrity of The Sovereign Charter members shall agree to:

        1. Uphold the laws of Nationstates including but not limited to:

          1. page=legal

          2. page=faq#etiquette

          3. viewtopic.php?f=16&t=260044

        2. Forsake and forget any argument and disagreement after a period no greater than 7 days regardless of moral positions.

          1. Disagreements that cannot be resolved amicably must be resolved in accordance with Charter of Law

      2. To improve The Sovereign Charter members must:

        1. Make their suggestions public

        2. Make their suggestions known to the Regional Government under the Charter of Representation.

      3. Nations must inform the Regional Government of their use of Puppets within the Sovereign Charter and also must not use a Puppet for the purposes of

        1. benefiting the primary nation.

        2. depriving other primary nations of resources.

    5. Protected Rights

      1. To preserve the integrity of Nations, their imagination and individuality The Charter shall preserve the following rights:

        1. To not be singled out or persecuted by legislation.

        2. To be have the right to a fair trial and if it is available and their wish a jury of their peers.

        3. To be able to run, where not a puppet, for any government position.

        4. To not be given unfair or cruel punishments and to not be asked to perform impossible tasks.

        5. To not be forced or otherwise compelled to speak or make an action that would incriminate their nation.

        6. All other powers not delegated to The Charter are held by the individual nations.

          1. Where a vote and an individual nation disagrees where it has been a valued member of The Sovereign Charter and abided by all its rules before the new law, may apply under the Charter of Law to have an exemption.

            1. exemption is revoked it cannot be reattained.

            2. A nation must apply within 30 days of the power being enacted otherwise they will be considered to have consented.

        7. To have the right to vote on all public votes.

        8. To reserve their vote by default and be counted as an abstention in any vote.

      2. Should a Protected Right need to be changed or removed it must seek either a unanimous seven day vote or the revocation of The Charter as a whole.

      3. Additional Protections may be added by following the rules of Modification laid out in Modifications to The Charter.

        1. Amendments to protected rights may be challenged.

    6. Charter of Law

      1. The role of presiding over and making judgement shall be afforded to and only to the Chief Justice and the Judges under the Chief Justice’s direction.

        1. The primary objective of the Chief Justice is in the application of justice and the interpretation of the Charter.

      2. There may only be one Chief Justice at any one time and may not be impeached, except by a full revocation of The Charter.

        1. A Chief Justice is appointed by the convening of of a Judicial Appointment Commission.

          1. A Judicial Appointment Commission must have at least three members.

          2. An appointment is made upon a simple majority. A tie is considered a nay and votes cannot be changed once cast.

          3. A Judicial Appointment Commission is temporary and dissolved upon completion of task.

          4. A Judicial Appointment Commission is made up of Nations and need not be a member of Government.

        2. A Chief Justice serves until such time they retire.

      3. A Chief Justice may appoint Judges at their discretion provided that they are of good character.

      4. Either a Chief Justice or a Judge may preside over, make judgement and cast sentence on

        1. Disputes between members known as Civil Disputes.

        2. Interpretation of The Charter known as Constitutional Disputes.

        3. Violations of The Charter agreement.

    7. Charter of Representation

      1. To discuss matters pertaining to The Sovereign Charter both at home and abroad and to represent The Sovereign Charter, a President shall be directly elected by the nations every 90 days.

        1. It is not the role of the President to second guess what the members of The Sovereign Charter want, nor to prescribe unwarranted actions or solutions.

      2. The President is afforded the privileges of:

        1. Maintaining and Editing the World Factbook Entry.

        2. Maintaining and Editing Pinned Dispatch Entries.

        3. Calling and concluding polls.

        4. Granting Clemency and Pardons.

        5. Editing the regional tags

        6. Representing the Sovereign Charter under the Charter of Law.

      3. The President is afforded the right to:

        1. Be the World Assembly Delegate.

          1. Only the President and only when the President assumes the right are Executive Privileges to be granted.

        2. Delegate any privileges bestowed upon the role of the President.

        3. Enact the results of any poll that do not conflict with The Charter and has run for at least 5 days.

        4. To resign at any time and immediate fresh elections must be called.

      4. The President is elected by the applicant with the most votes.

      5. The President may be removed from office by a 66.66% vote in favour of no confidence.

    8. Modifications to The Charter

      1. Any proposed modification to The Charter must

        1. Be put to poll for at least 5 days.

        2. Have at least both a yay and nay option.

        3. Not be modified during voting.

        4. Have 66.66% of votes in favour in order to pass without

      2. Modifications may be rejected if:

        1. the modification conflicts with other clauses of The Charter that are not being modified.

        2. they are unclear or misleading.

      3. Modifications can be challenged by any nation under the Charter of Law.


Additional Acts & Laws

The Cartography Act 2016

    1. Mapmakers have full control over their maps, and are not officially bound by the will of the President.

    2. The 2015 Law of Cartography is repealed, and the rules it sets out made advisory guidelines.

    3. Any member of the Sovereign Charter can create a map of the region. The President must pick one of these to be the official map (which they must then post a link to on the WFE) and has complete choice over which, and change their choice at any time (to take effect 4 days after announcement of the change).

    4. The Mapmaker of the map appointed as the Official Map has the following duties:

      1. to keep the map updated regularly

      2. to be respectful to the wishes of the nations on the map.

      3. if mapmaker refuses to put a claim on the map as it is requested, they must give a full explanation as to why on the map thread.

    5. If five non-puppet members of the Sovereign Charter sign a petition to revoke the current Official Map's status as the Official Map, the President must hold a binding 7-day poll on revoking the current Official Map's status as the Official Map.

    6. If no other nation is willing to administer a map, and there is no official map, the President themself must administer and run the Official Map.

    1. Mapmakers have full control over their maps, and are not officially bound by the will of the President.

    2. The 2015 Law of Cartography is repealed, and the rules it sets out made advisory guidelines.

    3. Any member of the Sovereign Charter can create a map of the region. The President must pick one of these to be the official map (which they must then post a link to on the WFE) and has complete choice over which, and change their choice at any time (to take effect 4 days after announcement of the change).

    4. The Mapmaker of the map appointed as the Official Map has the following duties:

      1. to keep the map updated regularly

      2. to be respectful to the wishes of the nations on the map.

      3. if mapmaker refuses to put a claim on the map as it is requested, they must give a full explanation as to why on the map thread.

    5. If five non-puppet members of the Sovereign Charter sign a petition to revoke the current Official Map's status as the Official Map, the President must hold a binding 7-day poll on revoking the current Official Map's status as the Official Map.

    6. If no other nation is willing to administer a map, and there is no official map, the President themself must administer and run the Official Map.

The Canonical Act 2015

    1. Canon is defined as the material officially accepted as part of the story in an individual universe of that story.

      1. Non-canon is material that falls outside of the accepted storys universe.

    2. The remit of this legislation does not include role-plays that fall outside of the Sovereign Charter universe or role-plays that take place in alternate universes or similar, of which are regarded as 'non-canon' as far as the Sovereign Charter law is concerned.

    3. All Role-plays submitted to the charter are considered Canon unless stated otherwise by the author.

      1. If one or more nations dispute the canonicity of a Role-play they may appeal to the Chief of Justice for the Role-play to be removed from the canon.

      2. Role-plays in order to be considered canon, must be of good quality, they must have at least moderate levels of substance, they should intend to be canon in nature and show a sense of consistency with other role-plays.

    1. Canon is defined as the material officially accepted as part of the story in an individual universe of that story.

      1. Non-canon is material that falls outside of the accepted storys universe.

    2. The remit of this legislation does not include role-plays that fall outside of the Sovereign Charter universe or role-plays that take place in alternate universes or similar, of which are regarded as 'non-canon' as far as the Sovereign Charter law is concerned.

    3. All Role-plays submitted to the charter are considered Canon unless stated otherwise by the author.

      1. If one or more nations dispute the canonicity of a Role-play they may appeal to the Chief of Justice for the Role-play to be removed from the canon.

      2. Role-plays in order to be considered canon, must be of good quality, they must have at least moderate levels of substance, they should intend to be canon in nature and show a sense of consistency with other role-plays.

(Repealed) The Cartography Act 2015

    1. The map can be maintained by a private entity, however is subject to government reproach and review if needed

    2. Nations divided into several small nations are a continuum of one nation, and thus allowed standard map control of 17 tiles
      (Ex a nation has 3 nations under one, he would only be allowed to allot 17 tiles under those three)

    3. The Map link is not controlled and regulated by an independent organization but under direct control of the government but this does not prohibit a private entity from working with the Map

    4. Puppets here off, must receive approval and reason for placement on the map, and, should the charter ever grow, puppets that have not been used in regional Role-Plays are subject to removal for non puppet nations to have a place to claim territories, or if a non puppet nation wants original territory that a puppet is occupying

    5. Any nation seeking to expand (add hexes to its territory) must claim these hexes through IC means (through a news post or post in a regional Role-Play) and give the map-maker the link to said post

    6. Any nation deemed to have dotted (the act of having your nation absurdly spread across several continents or locations) by the President and the Chief Justice (in agreement) shall have their nation removed from the map and forced to re apply hexes

    7. Nations may claim no more than two expansion hexes through a news article in every IRL calendar month (eg. If a nation claimed two hexes in a news article in March, it would not be able to claim any more hexes through this method until April).

    8. The amount of expansion hexes a nation can claim in a regional Role-Play with other nations is not restricted in number, but a claim of this kind must be approved by the President and Chief Justice in agreement before being put on the map.

    1. Amendment

      1. Repeals section (2) of original legislation

      2. Puppets here off, must receive approval and reason for placement on the map, and, should the charter ever grow, puppets that have not been used in regional Role-Plays are subject to removal for non puppet nations to have a place to claim territories, or if a non puppet nation wants original territory that a puppet is occupying

      3. Any nation seeking to expand (add hexes to its territory) must claim these hexes through IC means (through a news post or post in a regional Role-Play) and give the map-maker the link to said post

      4. Nations may expand by no more than two hexes in every two IRL calendar months (eg. If a nation claimed two hexes in March, it would not be able to claim any more until May)

      5. Repeals section (5) of the original legislation

      6. Any nation deemed to have dotted (the act of having your nation absurdly spread across several continents or locations) by the President and the Chief Justice (in agreement) shall have their nation removed from the map and forced to re apply hexes

    2. Amendment

      1. Repeals section (4) of the 1st Amendment

      2. Nations may claim no more than two expansion hexes through a news article in every IRL calendar month (eg. If a nation claimed two hexes in a news article in March, it would not be able to claim any more hexes through this method until April).

      3. The amount of expansion hexes a nation can claim in a regional Role-Play with other nations is not restricted in number, but a claim of this kind must be approved by the President and Chief Justice in agreement before being put on the map.

    1. The map can be maintained by a private entity, however is subject to government reproach and review if needed

    2. Puppets here off, must recieve approval and reason for placement on the map, and should the charter ever grow, are subject to removal for non puppets to have a place to claim territories or if a non puppet nation wants original territory that a puppet is occupying

    3. Nations divided into several small nations are a continuum of one nation, and thus allowed standard map control of 17 tiles
      (Ex a nation has 3 nations under one, he would only be allowed to allot 17 tiles under those three)

    4. The Map link is not controlled and regulated by an independent organization but under direct control of the government but this does not prohibit a private entity from working with the Map

    5. Any nation deemed to have dotted (the act of having your nation absurdly spread across several continents or locations) by a panel of three shall have their nation removed from the map and forced to re apply hexes

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