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Code of Laws of The Leftist Assembly

Ambassador Act


  1. An ambassador representing the region shall be required to:

    1. Represent and promote the interests of the region in their appointed embassy region

    2. Be a member of and at least partially participate in the major discussion channels of their appointed embassy region

    3. Act in full compliance with all official government policy

    4. Declare any conflicts of interest concerning their role to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

    5. Comply with all diplomatic decisions of the relevant minister, excluding when the Secretary orders otherwise

  2. Failure to comply with the requirements of Section 1 shall result in the vacancy of an ambassador's position

Category Restriction Act


  1. A citizen classified in one of the following categories shall be prohibited from nominating for or being a member of government:

    1. Capitalist Paradise

    2. Capitalizt

    3. Compulsory Consumerist State

    4. Conservative Democracy

    5. Corporate Bordello

    6. Free Market Paradise

    7. Iron Fist Consumerists

    8. Moralistic Democracy

    9. Right Wing Utopia

  2. If a member of government becomes classified under one of the prohibited categories during their tenure:

    1. They shall be issued a fourteen-day grace period to change their classification to a non-prohibited category

    2. Failure to do so shall result in removal from their position

Court Procedure Act


  1. A criminal case may be brought up by a citizen of the region if they believe another nation has committed a punishable criminal offence

  2. A lawsuit may be filed by a citizen if they believe another nation or entity within the region has acted in such a way that contradicts a law, but the said action is not legally defined as a criminal offence

  3. A citizen that prosecutes a nation residing in the region shall henceforth be known as the prosecutor

  4. A citizen that files a lawsuit against an entity within the region shall henceforth be known as the plaintiff

  5. A nation residing in the region that is being prosecuted against or sued shall henceforth be known as the defendant

  6. A nation residing in the region may be tried for committing a criminal offence through the following process:

    1. The prosecutor shall inform the Supreme Court of the nation they are prosecuting, the provision they believe said nation is violating, and the evidence of said violation

    2. A majority of the Supreme Court shall decide whether to host a trial

    3. If a trial is agreed to, the Supreme Court shall select one of its members as the presiding judge, which cannot be the prosecutor or the defendant

    4. The defendant shall be issued notice at least 24 hours before the trial commences

    5. The presiding judge shall introduce the trial on the Regional Message Board

    6. Once the presiding judge has agreed to close the trial, they shall vote on whether the defendant is guilty or not guilty of the accusation

    7. A majority of the Supreme Court shall overrule any decision of the presiding judge

  7. A nation residing in the region may file a lawsuit through the following process:

    1. The plaintiff shall inform the Supreme Court of the entity they are suing, the reason for the lawsuit, and the law(s) they believe the said entity has contradicted

    2. A majority of the Supreme Court shall decide whether the lawsuit is a valid case for trial

    3. If a trial is agreed to, the Supreme Court shall select one of its members as the presiding judge, which cannot be the plaintiff or the defendant

    4. The defendant shall be issued notice at least 24 hours before the trial commences

    5. The presiding judge shall introduce the trial on the Regional Message Board

    6. Once the presiding judge has agreed to close the trial, they shall vote on a ruling to be posted on the Regional Message Board

    7. A majority of the Supreme Court shall overrule any decision of the presiding judge

Criminal Offence Act


  1. A nation shall be issued a banjection of length deemed suitable by the presiding judge and/or immediate ejection from all positions if they commit any of the following:

    1. Acceptance of a bribe or inducement that has the intention of influencing a party in the Supreme Court to testify false information

    2. Bribery or inducement of a member of government, with the intention of influencing a government decision or action

    3. Bribery or inducement of a witness or party in the Supreme Court to testify false information

    4. Creation of false official government documents, with malicious intent

    5. Disclosure of confidential government communications or classified information, with malicious intent

    6. False representation as a member of government, with malicious intent

    7. Obstruction of a Supreme Court order

    8. Participation in the invasion of an allied region

    9. Posting discriminatory content on the basis of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, disability, or socioeconomic status

    10. Slander, libel, or blackmail against a nation in good standing

    11. Spamming or trolling that disrupts regional activity or personal communications

    12. Support for a far right-wing ideology

    13. Treason, defined as the illegitimate overthrowal of a lawfully-elected government, or seditious conspiracy to do so

    14. Withholding knowledge of a serious offence, with malicious intent

    15. Commit any action designated as a criminal offence under other Acts

  2. A member of government shall be issued a banjection of length deemed suitable by the presiding judge, immediate ejection from all positions, and/or a ban from holding all positions if they commit any of the following:

    1. Acceptance of a bribe or inducement that has the intention of influencing a government decision or action

    2. Repeated abuse of lawfully-granted regional authority abilities

  3. A nation shall be immediately issued a punishment deemed suitable by a presiding judge if they commit any of the following acts constituting contempt of court during the trial process:

    1. Falsification of evidence for use within a trial

    2. Refusal to comply with an order of the presiding judge that falls outside of existing law

    3. Use of falsified evidence in a trial, with intent

    4. Violation of legislated trial procedure, with intent

  4. If a banjection is believed to be urgently required or has been ordered by a presiding judge as a result of contempt of court, any nation with Border Control authority may immediately execute the action

  5. A member nation or affected party may appeal to lift a banjection:

    1. After six months, or a sooner time as ruled by the Supreme Court, if the banjection was court-ruled or failed to be overturned

    2. Immediately if the banjection was not court-ruled and has not since been formally contested

Design Act


  1. The official design elements of the region shall be the following:

    1. The flag as found Linkhere

    2. The coat-of-arms as found Linkhere

    3. The anthem as found Linkhere

    4. The government seals as found Linkhere

    5. The motto as 'Unity in diversity!'

    6. The animal as Laika the Space Dog

    7. The flower as the rose

  2. An event titled the Culture Competitions shall be held every two terms to democratically change, add, or remove designs

Election Act


  1. A general election shall commence on the first day of every March, June, September, and December, and adhere to the following structure:

    1. Nomination period; three days

    2. Debate period; seven days

    3. Voting period; three days

    4. Counting period; conducted at the soonest discrepancy of the election committee

  2. Concerning the nomination period:

    1. Nominations shall be open for Secretary and the General Assembly

    2. World Assembly citizens shall be eligible to nominate for any position, unless they have held that position for three consecutive terms immediately preceding that election, via the regional poll function

    3. Military Voting citizens shall be eligible to nominate for the General Assembly, unless they have held that position for three consecutive terms immediately preceding that election, via the Regional Message Board

    4. A candidate shall be disqualified if they fail to post a message confirming their candidacy on the Regional Message Board within three days of the closure of the nomination period

    5. A candidate may withdraw at any time prior to the voting period by announcing their intention to do so on the RMB

  3. Concerning the voting period:

    1. A group of citizens, henceforth known as the election committee, shall be formed to organise the offsite voting form and to count the ballots

    2. The election committee shall consist of one founder appointed by the Secretary and two non-candidate citizens appointed by the General Assembly

    3. All World Assembly and Military Voting citizens shall be eligible to vote

    4. Voters must confirm the casting of their ballot with the founder account for it to be deemed valid

    5. If a contest has equal or fewer candidates than available positions, voters shall indicate their approval or disapproval of each candidate individually

    6. If a contest has more candidates than available positions, voters shall rank all candidates by order of preference

  4. Concerning the counting period:

    1. If a contest has equal or fewer candidates than available positions, each candidate shall require a majority to approve their candidacy to be elected

    2. If a contest has more candidates than available positions, ballots shall be counted through the following process:

      1. Each pair of candidates shall be compared head-to-head, with all higher preferences for each candidate to be tallied

      2. The candidates shall be ranked in order of most pair wins, with a tiebreaker of head-to-head votes for two candidates or a single transferable vote for multiple candidates, then most primary votes, secondary votes, and so on, and then a random selection

      3. The number of top-ranked candidates correlating with the number of available positions shall be elected

    3. An option titled 'Seek other' shall be included on ballots in the same manner as a candidate, but, if elected, shall immediately vacate its position and any positions ranked below it

  5. If the Secretary contest has no candidates, the following shall apply:

    1. The election for that position shall be suspended

    2. The incumbent Secretary shall continue to serve in their role until the conclusion of the next general election, unless they appoint a new Secretary in their place

    3. The Cabinet shall be primarily tasked with increasing the number of nominations in the next general election

  6. If the General Assembly race has five or fewer candidates, the following shall apply:

    1. The election for that body shall be suspended

    2. The incumbent Speaker shall continue to serve in their role until the conclusion of the next general election, unless they appoint a new Speaker in their place

    3. The Speaker shall be responsible for appointing six World Assembly or Military Voting citizens as Members of the General Assembly

Electoral Conduct Act


  1. Platforms utilised by a significant proportion of the region for communication purposes, including, but not limited to, NationStates and the regional Discord server, shall henceforth be known as regional platforms

  2. Individuals may not utilise any official powers they have on regional platforms to:

    1. Campaign for themselves or another candidate during an election with intent

    2. Campaign for or against a constitutional amendment up for discussion or referendum with intent

    3. Knowingly and purposely damage, or attempt to damage, any candidate's campaign as their sole intent

  3. A member of the election committee may not:

    1. Be a candidate running in the relevant election, unless absolutely necessary as dictated by the Constitution

    2. Share the details of the election results to any individual not part of the committee until after the relevant voting period has ended

    3. Reveal the vote of any individual at any time during or after the relevant voting period

    4. Use their position in the electoral committee, or knowledge of any private or classified information gained from serving in the said position, for malicious intent

    5. Intentionally misrepresent the true outcome of an election

    6. Maliciously tamper with votes

  4. An individual may not send a mass telegram to voters to campaign for or against any candidate during an election, or a constitutional amendment up for discussion or referendum

  5. Any violation(s) of these provisions shall be regarded as a criminal offence

Embassy Act


  1. An embassy region must satisfy the following criteria:

    1. Ten or more active nations

    2. Regularly-elected regional government

    3. Not have any of the following tags:

      1. Anti-Communist

      2. Capitalist

      3. Conservative

      4. Fascist

      5. Imperialist

      6. Jump Point

      7. Mercenary

      8. Monarchist

      9. Patriarchal

      10. Puppet Storage

      11. Theocratic

      12. Totalitarian

  2. Regions shall be exempt from the aforementioned criteria if they are:

    1. Historically significant to the region

    2. Allied with the region through an interregional pact

Holiday Act


  1. The official holidays of the region shall be the following:

    1. Assembly Day; celebrated on 14 January to commemorate the founding of the region

    2. Constitution Day; celebrated on 19 February to remember the enactment of the Constitution

    3. International Women’s Day; celebrated on 8 March to recognise the accomplishments of women throughout global history

    4. Earth Day; celebrated on 22 April to mark the struggles of the environmental movement in creating a sustainable world

    5. International Workers' Day; celebrated on 1 May to recognise the strength of the united global working classes

    6. LGBT+ Pride Day; to be celebrated on 17 May to honour the continuing struggles of LGBT+ activists and revolutionaries

    7. August Farce Day; celebrated on 29 August to memorialise the failed illegal invasion of the region

    8. Unity Day; celebrated on 6 September to commemorate the enactment of the regional motto, 'Unity in Diversity'

    9. Revolution Day; celebrated on 8 November to lionise the world’s first explicitly socialist revolution in Russia

Justice Appointment Act


  1. Within five days of the release of the general election results, the Secretary shall announce their nominees for the Supreme Court

  2. The election committee of the most recent general election shall organise the offsite voting form and count the ballots

  3. If a member of the election committee is dually a nominee for the Supreme Court, the Secretary shall appoint a new citizen to fill the vacancy in the election committee

  4. In the voting form, World Assembly citizens shall be eligible to vote on each nominee in a confidence vote over three days

  5. A nominee must receive a majority approving their nomination to be confirmed as a member of the Supreme Court

Legislature Conduct Act


  1. Deliberations of the General Assembly shall be kept confidential, except when a majority of the General Assembly has agreed to their release

  2. All General Assembly votes on legislation shall be viewable to the public

  3. The details of the vote, including the vote of each member, shall be published on the Regional Message Board

Legislative Process Act


  1. A law or amendment may be enacted through the following process:

    1. A dispatch shall be created according to the official guide dictating the structure of laws and amendments

    2. One member of the General Assembly that supports it shall become its signatory and submit it for General Assembly discussion

    3. It shall be published on the Regional Message Board for public feedback for a minimum of 24 hours

    4. Unless otherwise indicated, it may be enacted with a majority of the General Assembly in favour over a voting period of three days

    5. After the voting period ends, those members of the General Assembly who have not voted shall be recorded as such

  2. A minor, inconsequential amendment shall be exempt from Section 1 and instead may be enacted through the following process:

    1. A motion shall be presented to the General Assembly and its status as such may be confirmed with a majority of the General Assembly in favour

    2. Unless otherwise indicated, the motion may then be enacted with a majority of the General Assembly in favour

    3. The Supreme Court may repeal any such motion deemed to not satisfy the definition of a minor, inconsequential amendment

Military Voting Citizen Act


  1. A nation must satisfy the following requirements to be a Military Voting citizen:

    1. Be a citizen of The Leftist Assembly

    2. Have a World Assembly nation participating in a leftist or anti-fascist military

  2. A nation, henceforth known as the applicant, can apply to become a Military Voting citizen via the following method:

    1. Send a telegram to the minister responsible for Military Voting citizens, henceforth known as the relevant minister, via their citizen nation, containing the name of their puppet nation and the military it is part of

    2. The relevant minister shall send back to the applicant a string containing 10 pseudo-random alphanumeric characters

    3. The applicant must send the string back to the relevant minister via their puppet nation in the military within one week

    4. If the applicant is able to send the correct string within one week, then the relevant minister shall add their name to a public list of all Military Voting citizens

    5. If the applicant sends an incorrect string or fails to send a telegram to the relevant minister within one week, they shall not be considered a Military Voting citizen, but can apply again

  3. A Military Voting citizen may apply for their Military Voting status to be removed by notifying the relevant minister

  4. Should a Military Voting citizen be found to be in violation of the requirements stated in Section 1, they shall be given a reminder telegram and one-week grace period before their Military Voting status is removed

Minister Responsibilities Act


  1. The Minister of Foreign Affairs shall be responsible for:

    1. Deliberating on invitations for new embassies

    2. Being the primary representative of the region to foreign regions

    3. Appointing and removing citizens as ambassadors to embassy regions

    4. Removing or requesting the replacement of a foreign ambassador, or equivalent position, to the region

  2. The Minister of Recruitment shall be responsible for:

    1. Ensuring an automated process exists for sending recruitment telegrams to newly founded or refounded nations, which may be restricted by nation category at the Minister's discretion

    2. Sending recruitment telegrams using said automated process, with access to the account titled 'TLA Recruitment Office' to be granted to them exclusively for this purpose

    3. Upkeeping a 'frequently asked questions' dispatch to assist new citizens

    4. Documenting recruitment statistics including, but not limited to, regional population, regional World Assembly population, and telegram recruitment rates

    5. Hosting a forum of the General Assembly or wider region to propose solutions to population loss in the event that the WA population decreases by more than ten percent within 28 days

State of Emergency Act


  1. During an invasion of the region, the Secretary may declare a situation henceforth known as a state of emergency

  2. In a state of emergency, the following shall occur:

    1. Any nation with Border Control authority may implement a password and banject nations suspected of cooperating with the invaders

    2. The Supreme Court may privately investigate any actions taken and reverse them with a majority in favour

Vacant Position Act


  1. If a position is vacated 21 days or more before the commencement of the general election, the following shall apply:

    1. For the Secretary or a seat in the General Assembly, a by-election shall be held to the elect the new member

    2. For a seat in the Supreme Court, a portfolio in the Cabinet that the Secretary wishes to replace, or a newly-created portfolio in the Cabinet, a confidence vote shall be held to approve or reject the new member nominated by the Secretary

  2. If a position is vacated fewer than 21 days before the commencement of the general election, the following shall apply:

    1. For the Secretary, the Speaker shall temporarily assume its responsibilities

    2. For a seat in the General Assembly, a seat in the Supreme Court, a portfolio in the Cabinet that the Secretary wishes to replace, or a newly-created portfolio in the Cabinet, the Secretary shall appoint the new member

  3. A by-election shall be held through the following process:

    1. World Assembly citizens may nominate in a one-day poll

    2. Military Voting citizens may nominate for General Assembly by-elections on the Regional Message Board in the same period

    3. If no candidates nominate, the Secretary, or the Speaker in their absence, shall appoint the new member

    4. If one candidate nominates, World Assembly and Military Voting citizens shall vote on whether to accept them in the following manner:

      1. World Assembly citizens shall be permitted to vote in a two-day poll

      2. Military Voting citizens shall be permitted to vote on the Regional Message Board in the same period

    5. If more than one candidate nominates, the following shall apply:

      1. The Secretary shall appoint a moderator to organise the offsite voting form and to count the ballots

      2. World Assembly and Military Voting citizens shall be eligible to cast a ballot in a two-day vote

      3. Standard general election voting and confirmation procedures shall apply

  4. A confidence vote shall be held through the following process:

    1. World Assembly citizens shall be permitted to vote in a two-day poll on whether to accept the nominated member

    2. Military Voting citizens shall be permitted to vote on the Regional Message Board in the same period

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