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The Government of Wintreath

The Government of Wintreath
Last Updated 17 April 2019

This is a quick reference of all members of government with a description of what each person and position does for the region. For a complete guide on the structure and function of the Wintrean government, check out our on-site guide: LinkThe Government of Wintreath: A Functional Guide.
The Monarchy (Executive Branch)

Monarch: Wintermoot (LinkForum Profile)

The Monarch serves as the the head of government and head of state in Wintreath, and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the region, implementing the laws passed by the Storting, overseeing the region's external affairs, and determining policies related to the region's families and nobility. The Monarch also organizes and manages the regional Cabinet, called the Riksråd, which consists of the Jarls (Ministers) and Thanes (Vice-Ministers) of each ministry and serves as an advisory body to the Monarch.




Jarl of Culture: LinkGerrick (Nation: Geramundo)
The Ministry of Culture works with events and activities in the region, such as games, tournaments, roleplays, and more, and ensures that there are fun things for people in our region to do! They may do this by either creating and running these activities themselves, or helping a Citizen that is interested in starting one. If you're having fun in a regional event or activity, you probably have the Ministry of Culture to thank.

Thane of Gaming: LinkHannahB (Nation: A Unified Earth)
Thane of LGBT Affairs: LinkPengu (Nation: Penguin Dictators)
Thane of Roleplay: LinkExcalibur (Nation: Shy Guy Nation)
Thane of Werewolf: LinkPengu (Nation: Penguin Dictators)

Foreign Affairs

Interim Jarl of Foreign Affairs: LinkChanku (Nation: Terra cinis tonitrua et justitia)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs ensures that the region is diplomatically active to the regions we have relations with, as well as managing the relations themselves. This may involve creating and sending dispatches to other regions, negotiating treaties, attending conferences and other events the region has been invited to, and pruning relations with regions that have gone inactive or are otherwise not compatible with our foreign policy.

Thane of Diplomatic Officers: LinkKatie (Nation: Gihuodaho)
Thane of Foreign Releases: Linktaulover (Nation: Alcubierre)
Thane of Regional Outreach: LinkClytirrisia (Nation: Clytirrisia)

Regional Affairs

Interim Jarl of Regional Affairs: LinkDoc (Nation: French Albania)
The Ministry of Regional Affairs looks after the Wintreath NationStates region page and the community that posts to it, ensuring that information displayed is up to date, posts are appropriately moderated, and replying to questions or requests for help when needed. Additionally, as part of the Ministry of Regional Affairs, the Thane of World Assembly Affairs serves as regional delegate and determines how they will vote on most WA matters.

Thane of Integration: LinkKatie (Nation: Gihuodaho)
Thane of WA Affairs: LinkBraveSirRobin (Nation: Andromedian)

The Storting (Legislative Branch)

The Storting is the regional legislature, and is responsible for creating laws and policies for issues that have not been delegated to the Monarch in the Fundamental Laws or other relevant laws. For most legislation to pass the Storting and become law, it must be approved by a majority of both chambers of the Storting. The Storting is also responsible for accepting court cases, and if a case is accepted members of the Storting will serve as judges for the trial.




Speaker: LinkChanku (Nation: Terra cinis tonitrua et justitia)
Speaker Pro Tempore: LinkKatie (Nation: Gihuodaho)
Officer of Information: LinkKatie (Nation: Gihuodaho)
Skrifa: LinkAJ BLarg (Nation: Grand Land of BLarg)
Skrifa: LinkDoc (Nation: French Albania)
Skrifa: LinkHannahB (Nation: None)

The Underhusen is elected by the Citizens of the region every two months and serves as the voice of the Citizenry. After every election, the Underhusen selects a Speaker who leads the Underhusen during that term and is responsible for ensuring the procedural rules of the chamber are carried out. Campaigning and nominations for the next Underhusen election will begin on 25 May 2019, and elections will run 1-7 June 2019.


Chairman: LinkWuufu (Nation: Wuureath)
Peer: LinkWintermoot (Nation: Wintermoot)
Peer: LinkAragonn (Nation: Nighthawk aragonn)
Peer: LinkCinciri (Nation: Yaim Rusur)
Peer: Linktrader (Nation: None)

The Overhusen is appointed by the Monarch at the conclusion of each Underhusen election and serves for concurrent terms. The Monarch also has the authority to select a Chairman, who serves the same role as the Speaker of the Underhusen and has the additional responsibility of introducing legislation passed by the other chamber.