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OOC: This is gonna be a set of plans detailing the (planned) establishment of my new RP nation. Don't reply until I tell ya to, k? :P

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With his announcement, John Kennedy immediately got to work further establishing the new system of the newly-established Republic of New England into place. Decrees poured out from the State House in Boston to the capitals of the regions of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York, respectively: Hartford, Providence, Montpelier, Concord, and Albany, detailing of everything that needed planning. It would take weeks, months, and even years, but it would be done.

The agenda for the “National Establishment Plan” was as follows:

  • Establishment of the nation’s political and economic system
  • Detailing the nation’s foreign policy
  • The reconstruction of the nation’s taxation, postal, banking, electrical, and communications system
  • The rebuilding of the road, railway, and highway system
  • Formation of an Army, Navy, and Air Force
  • Maintaining national security
  • Setting a new state flag, anthem, and motto

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Political and economic system:

Politics

The Republic of New England’s political and administrative system was to be determined. Firstly, the position of the President of the Republic of New England was created and vested with absolute power, with a national legislature created as a medium for which the President to exercise his power. The State National Legislature shall be subordinate to the President, and its responsibilities are to draft (but not enact) bills and decrees, which are signed into law by the executive signature of the President. In addition, a cabinet of Ministers shall be instituted to help the President to exercise his powers through respective areas of the nation’s affairs. When the President dies, resigns, incapacitated, or is removed from power, his (or her) Cabinet shall assume power through a collective leadership for up to six months until a next President can be elected. The President generally rules for life, and the Republic is to be a non-partisan state.

President’s cabinet:

  • Minister of State
  • Minister of the Treasury
  • Minister of Defense
  • Minister of Justice
  • Minister of the Interior
  • Minister of Agriculture
  • Minister of Commerce
  • Minister of Labor
  • Minister of National Development
  • Minister of Transportation
  • Minister of Energy
  • Minister of Education
  • Minister of National Security

Secondly, six States shall be established in each region, which will constitute up the Republic of New England as a whole for administrative purposes. They are as follows (with their capitals):

  • State of Massachusetts, Boston (also the national capital)
  • State of Connecticut, Hartford
  • State of Rhode Island, Providence
  • State of Vermont, Montpelier
  • State of New Hampshire, Concord
  • State of New York, Albany

The relationship of the power between the States and the central government shall be determined as such: the State is subordinate to the central government when it comes to governance and jurisdiction. But the State shall have certain rights in regards to autonomy and powers, as such:

  • The right to collect taxes for the benefit to the public and the nation as a whole. The central government can impose (and collect) taxes; states can only collect taxes.
  • The right to send representatives to the State National Legislature.
  • The right to formulate legislature concerning certain domestic affairs (and only with the approval of the central government).
  • The right to administer their own regional defense and police forces (but final command and jurisdiction rests with the central government).

Economics

The Republic of New England shall adopt a socialist economic system, with the government playing a large and decisive part in the economy.

Industries in the nation’s crucial economic and production sectors, such as electricity, steel, coal, etc are owned by the government; the government shall hold a 70% share in stock in every company hiring more than 3,000 workers and 51% share in stock in every company employing more than 700 workers (the exception is the stock market. The New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, and the Amex are located in New York City, which is to be the Republic’s economic capital). Citizens of the Republic are guaranteed a job and housing by the government.

But the economy shall incorporate certain elements of capitalism, including the right of workers to vie for better working conditions and wages through government-sponsored trade unions (others are outlawed). Private ownership in small business and property are allowed in the Republic of New England; vital property, such as military bases and the like, are owned by the government. The government shall also maintain a welfare system, of which workers pay a compulsory share of their wages to the government (failure to do so will entail severe consequences). These wages are then redistributed to the less fortunate (such as the unemployed, elderly, etc). The lazy and work-shy will be required to partake into training schools to bring him/her to the expected ‘working standards’ as according to the government.

However, citizens of the Republic will be required to do at least two years of state service to attain the right of private ownership (however, they can own their businesses/property during that period). Failure to do so will result in the confiscation of the aforementioned property without compensation.

OOC: A combination of rational Communism/Socialism/Ubersteinianism. I hope I did it right. :awesome:

EDIT: You can reply, btw. :P

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Foreign policy:

The Republic of New England is interested into fostering relations with all nations in the world, regardless of their views and positions. She, however, will not tolerate a rogue state, or any state that promotes or endorses terrorism, and will take proper steps to deal with that if necessary. As the Republic of New England is a peaceful state, she will not partake in any aggressive wars of ‘imperialistic’ nature; she will take a purely defensive nature and will not attack unless attacked, or through a treaty.

And speaking of treaties, the Republic of New England will honor her treaties, right to the very end. We will fight if needed, and we will not give up. Nations need not underestimate our relatively small size or our nascence: we will and do have the manpower and willpower double that of the enemy. We also will observe rules of warfare.

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Taxation, postal, banking, electrical, and communications system:

Taxation

Four types of taxes shall be employed by the government to generate revenues: flat, progressive, proportional, and welfare. The central government, as mentioned before, shall impose and collect (on a local, state, and central level) all these types of taxes, and the state government shall collect the first three (the last shall be collected by the central government). Other types of taxes may be used.

Postal and banking

The government shall control the postal and banking systems in the Republic of New England. This will be accomplished by the establishment of several government and government-owned corporations, especially the National Postal Corporation in Boston and the State National Banking Company in New York City.

Electrical and communications

The government has formulated a plan to allocate approximately $70 million, and possibly more, for the repairs and reconstruction of the nation’s electrical and communications system. Electronic and communication grids are currently undergoing repairs and modification; it is rumored that EMP-proofing programme may be implemented.

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The road, railway, and highway system:

The government will put into effect a plan to revitalize and improve the nation’s road, railway, and highway infrastructure. As many as $70 million will be invested to rebuild the National Highway System, which will be under the responsibility of the Minister of Transportation through the government-owned National Highway System Corporation (NHSC). The same will go for the nation’s road system.

At the same time, the government will invest efforts to improve the railway system, including but not limited to underground, light-rail, and high-speed. Miles of underground tunnels will be constructed throughout the Republic, from Boston to New York City, from Utica to Providence, and from Albany to Montpelier. This will also be overseen by the Minister of Transportation, and will be EMP-proofed along with other precautions. The government will increase funding for the maintenance of maglev trains, and will place emphasis on public transportation networks which will crisscross the whole Republic.

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Armed Forces:

To preserve, protect, and defend the Republic of New England and its population and its interests, at home and onboard, the Armed Forces of the Republic of England shall be established. It will consist of:

  • Army
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard
  • Marine Corps

The commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces will be the President, exercised through the Minister of Defense. To coordinate military planning and actions, the position of the Joint Chief of Staffs will be created to advise the President and his cabinet on military affairs.

The New English Army (NEA) shall consist of 600,000 soldiers, of which 300,000 will be required to serve full-time (250,000 will be placed on reserve). Citizens aged 20 to 45 will be required by law to enlist into the Army (and the Armed Forces for that matter) for a period of up to two years. The Army will have the capability to mobilize up to 1.2 million total during wartime. In addition, each State in the Republic will be able to organize and establish what is called ‘State Militias’, which will function as auxiliary police during wartime. The Militias are under the final command of the President. Lastly, an army of ‘unorganized militia’ will be activated as a last resort: all able-bodied males will be conscripted into the Army during extreme circumstances, although approximately 60,000 ‘militiamen’ will be commissioned by the government for such purpose.

The New English Navy (NEN) is the sea branch of the Armed Forces. It is envisaged to have a personnel of approximately 200,000, of which 80,000 will be in the Navy Reserve. Given the new nation’s potential, the Navy is envisaged to have a total of 61 ships with full capabilities. The headquarters of the Navy will be Boston, and the main naval bases will be situated along the Atlantic coast and the interior.

The New English Air Force (NEAF) is an integral part of the Armed Forces. Sporting over 1,360 aircrafts (fighters, interceptors, and bombers, along with others), the Air Force aims to attain aerial superiority in warfare and to achieve a decisive advantage over the enemy. It will work with the Army and the Navy to succeed in this.

The New English Coast Guard (NECG) is tasked with protecting the ports, docks, coastline, and waterways of the Republic of New England. It is to defend the people and environment, and to protect New English economic and security interests in regards to its position not only in North America, but also the world. Not only will the Coast Guard be a military branch of the Armed Forces, it will also assume the role of maritime law enforcement and state regulation. The Coast Guard will have a full-time personnel of 30,000. It will be headed by the Minister of Defense (during wartime) and the Minister of National Security (during peacetime).

The New English Marine Corps (NEMC) is a branch of the Armed Forces. It’s purpose is to coordinate forces with both the Army and Navy to project military power onboard. It has a broad variety of roles, including but not limited to: search-and-rescue, peacekeeping, espionage, and the like. Led by the Minister of Defense, the Marine Corps will boast a force of 50,000.

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National security:

To ensure a smooth transition from ‘military rule’ to civilian rule, the government’s overwhelming role in maintaining the nation’s defenses and security was deemed necessary.

Thus, three government agencies were created, all under the direction of the Minister of National Security: the Federal Investigation Bureau (FIB), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the Bureau of National Security (BNS). Together, these three agencies would form the overall Ministry of National Security (MNS), led by a Director of Intelligence (DI). The responsibilities of each agency goes as follows:

FIB

The responsibilities of the FIB is to investigate federal cases, to protect the Republic of New England from foreign and intelligence threats (including but not limited to terrorism and espionage), to enforce the criminal law in the Republic, and to cooperate with the various government agencies on a federal, state, and local basis for a common purpose: the protection, stability, and integrity of the Republic of New England and its people.

CIA

The CIA is a federal intelligence agency; it’s primary function is to collect and analyze information about foreign countries, governments, institutions, or countries in order to assist the government to formulate policies. It also serves to collect information through various means (including but not limited to espionage) during wartime that could help the government of the Republic and others to chart out a course of action during times of crisis.

BNS

The Bureau of National Security, as its name suggests, is a government agencies tasked with the maintaining of security on the national level. It’s responsibilities is protecting government officials and their families, maintaining correctional facilities (OOC: in other words, labor camps), combating domestic threats (including but not limited to terrorism), maintaining and enforcing law and order on a nationwide basis, safeguarding and protecting the security and integrity of the Republic of New England, along with other means.

As stated before, the unified Ministry of National Security is led by a DI who reports to the Minister of National Security, and is ultimately responsible to the President himself. In wartime, the FIB, CIA, and BNS will work together to ensure the stability and security of the nation’s government, leaders, people, and interests.

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State flag, anthem, and motto:

Flag

The official state flag of the Republic of New England has been decided upon. The flag shall be colored plain red, and with a picture of a tree in a white canton. The flag symbolizes the beginning of the American Revolutionary War in the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775.

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The official flag of the Republic of New England.

Anthem

The official anthem(s) of the Republic of New England shall be God is with us and What you can do for your country. Unofficial ones include Hymn of New England, The Revolution of 1775, and The Fateful Bunker Hill.

Motto

The official motto shall be ‘Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem‘, meaning “By the sword it seeks peace but only under liberty” in Latin. It is also the motto of the State of Massachusetts.

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An jetliner flew throught the skies above Imperial Center, the capital of the Imperium of America. Sporting the official flag of the Republic of New England on the side, the jetliner descended upon an airport in the Imperium capital, finally landing on the runway with a soft 'plop'. Steadily slidding to a stop, the jetliner's door opened as a stairway was placed in front of it. A figure stepped out. He looked somewhat familiar to a certain President.

He was Robert Francis Kennedy, brother of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. He has been sent by his older brother to go to the Imperium of America to enter discussions regarding the recent establishment of the Republic of New England.

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Robert Francis Kennedy

(OOC: We can have a short RP in this thread, if ya want. :P)

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