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The Imperium of the Arctic (IOTA) would like to announce its existence to the rest of the world today, April 21st, 2009. IOTA came together about a week ago, and today is composed of 5 members all on the blue team. The charter below, outlines the workings of the alliance. The Imperium's forums are at cniota.co.cc feel free to stop by and set up an embassy.

Constitution of the Imperium of the Arctic – (April 21st, 2009)

Article I: Admission and Expulsion

Section 1: Admission

Any nation on the Blue Team (or willing to switch to the Blue Team) is able to join the Imperium, on the condition that they are not in any other alliance and not on bad terms with their former alliance(s) or any alliance. If a nation would like to join the Imperium they must go the offsite forums and must meet the following criteria.

i. The Nation must not be on any permanent Zero Infrastructure Lists (ZI)

ii. The Nation must not be in any wars at the time of application (Defensive wars will be permitted under certain circumstances).

iii. The Nation must submit an application form at the Imperium's offsite forums. The Application must have the following information –

Nation Name:

Ruler Name:

Link to Nation:

Previous Alliances:

Referred by:

iiii. The Nation must read the Imperial Charter.

iiiii. A government official must approve the nation’s application.

After a nation is approved by a government official, they will change they're alliance affiliation to "Imperium of the Arctic", once a member has fulfilled these criteria and has followed all the steps to becoming a member then they will officially be a member of the Imperium.

Section 2: Expulsion

At any time any of the member nations of the Imperium may be expelled from the alliance on account of activities that go against the constitution of the Imperium or general misbehaving.

Article II: Government of the Imperium

The Government of the Imperium is made up of 3 different branches, which operate interdependently with each other. The First branch of government is the "Noble" Branch, the Noble's Triumvirate and the Imperial Cabinet. Next is the Legislative branch made up of the Tribunal and its leader the Princeps. Lastly is the Imperator himself, who operates in separately from the Imperial Branch.

Section 1: The Noble Branch

There are two parts to the Noble Branch of Government, the Noble Triumvirate and the Imperial Cabinet.

Triumvirate:

The Noble Triumvirate is a group of three nations that helps serve as the advisors to the emperor and are the leaders of the alliance military organization. The Triumvirs also work with the Ministers to keep the organization of the alliance. The emperor appoints two of the three triumvirs, who serve for two months, but can be reappointed as many times as the emperor wants. The last triumvir is elected by the People’s Tribunal, but has to be accepted by the emperor as a legal choice.

Imperial Cabinet:

The Imperial Cabinet is a staff that controls the day-to-day operations of the government; such as accepting/rejecting membership applications or setting up trade/tech deals with other alliances. The Imperial Cabinet is made up of three departments. Each department is lead by a minister, who is appointed by the imperator and serves for life or resignation.

1. The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA): The DIA controls the day-to-day operations of the forums, such as accepting membership applications or setting up election and making sure the alliance runs smoothly.

2. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA): The DFA controls the foreign affairs of the Imperium. The duties of the DFA include drafting and signing new treaties and assigning ambassadors to other alliance.

3. The Department of Economic Affairs (DEA): The DEA controls all economic affairs of the Imperium. The duties of the DEA include making sure that younger nations have good trades, and optimizing their resources. Also the DEA is responsible for all tech trading and banking in the Alliance.

4. The Department of Recruitment (DoR): The DoR controls the recruitment into the Imperium and makes sure that members are doing an active job recruiting new members and organizing or in some cases stopping recruitment efforts.

The Departments are led by Ministers of the department, who have the ability to appoint deputy ministers to help carry out their duties if they prove to be to much to handle.

Section 2: The Legislative Branch:

Imperial Tribunal:

The Imperial Tribunal is the collection of all members of the alliance into one group. The Imperial Tribunal serves as the parliament for the Imperium and most important decisions such as declarations of war or treaties must be put to a vote in the Imperial Tribunal. The Tribunal also has the power to veto any and all decisions made by the Imperial Cabinet and the Noble's Triumvirate, but the imperator will decide whether the veto. Any member may bring up a proposal in the Tribunal.

Praetor(s):

The Praetor or Praetors are the leaders of the Imperial Tribunal and serve to make sure the Tribunal works smoothly. The Praetors cannot propose any legislature themselves and during a tiebreaker scenario they will make the breaking vote as one group. The membership of the Praetor group will be scaled as the alliance grows, but must always be an odd number to ensure there is never a tiebreak scenario in the praetorship itself. The Praetors serve for 2 months and are elected by the Tribunal.

Section 3: The Imperator

The Imperator acts as the leader of the alliance, whom all government official answers to. The Imperator has the power to veto any proposal made by the government staff, but that veto may be overturned by a 2/3rds vote. The imperator must also approve or deny any treaty, war declaration or amendment to the charter, but this can also be veto'd. If the Imperator should ever resign, then he must appoint a successor to take over as imperator.

Article III: Elections, Vetoes and Votes of No Confidence

Section 1: Elections & Appointments

There are several elected positions within the Imperium. The Praetors will be elected for two months each with staggering in the election to make sure that an older group remains, who knows how to handle business in their position. The Triumvirs, who are appointed must be reappointed or a new triumvir chosen every 3 months with staggering in-between to make sure that an older triumvir remains. The elected Triumvir office is opened every three months with the same staggering pattern as the other triumvirs, except the Tribunal elects him.

Section 2: Vetoes

Both the Imperator and the Tribunal have the power to veto any decision set out by the other. The Tribunal requires a 2/3rds vote to be able to veto, and can overturn the imperators veto with another 2/3rds vote. The Imperator though cannot over turn a veto without the permission of the Triumvirate and the minister that the matter pertains to.

Section 3: Votes of No Confidence

At any time during the career of a government official excluding the Imperator, the Tribunal or any other government official may bring to the attention of the People that said government official isn’t performing the task that they were elected or appointed to do. The Tribunal can then have a vote and with a civil majority that government member is then removed from his position and banned from that position for the next term.

Article IV: Imperial Armed Forces

Section 1: Army Service

All member nations of the Imperium must serve under the Imperial Armed Forces during wartime. There is no excuse for not serving, and deserters will be blackballed from the alliance.

Section 2: Army Command Structure

The Army will be led by the Noble Triumvirate, who answer to the Imperator. The Triumvirs control the Legions, which are the units that the Imperial Armed Forces are broken down to, they are divided by nation strength. The Legions will name themselves, and elect a division leader who reports to the Triumvirs.

Section 3: Declarations of War

All declarations of war must be approved by the Imperators, the tribune and the Triumvirate. If either of these parties does not wish to declare war, then the declaration of war cannot pass.

Section 4: Zero Infrastructure and Nuclear Weaponry

The Imperium reserves the right to use nuclear weaponry, but will never perform a nuclear first strike; and the Imperium will reserve the right to ZI under extreme circumstances, but will never use the tactics of Permanent ZI or Eternal ZI.

Article V: Martial Law

At a time of crisis the Imperator has the ability to declare martial law on the entire alliance. Declarations of Peace or the signing of treaties can be declared made at will. During this period of extreme famine of order, members can refer to the special "martial law charter" if they have concerns about the workings of the government under martial law.

Article VI: Amendments

All articles in the IOTA charter may be amended at any time. Any member with a spot on the Tribunal (all of them) may submit his/her proposal to the Tribunal. If the tribunal approves the change, then the amendment passes along to the imperator and his triumvirate, where they will deliberate as one group. They may veto the proposal, but the tribunal may overturn the veto with a 2/3rd vote in favor of the proposal.

Over the days my associates and I have looked at the situation in the world, seeing the NPO wrongfully attack the alliance of Ordo Verde, and we have decided to declare war on the New Pacific Order and help the forces of Karma defeat them. Though you may think we have no reason to attack the NPO, and can't even do damage to the massive alliance, we will do our best to fight our enemies at the New Pacific Order. We do not care what you think about us and will fight until the war is ended.

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