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OOC: TLDR; Annexation of Switzerland, Democratic reforms, moved capital, new flag.

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Fellow people’s of the alliance, nations of the world, and governments of all orders. Today is a day of days across the Alliance; for several centuries the Devereaux family, Swiss by blood and by deed have held a dream. A dream of one day re-acquiring and rebuilding the Old Imperium of our heritage, that Ancient Regime of our ancestors in all its glory; today that dream is realized. Hours ago representatives of the Swiss people and our government finally came to an agreement on the annexation of the territory. To begin you will all notice that this message has been issued from our new capital, Zurich the largest and most heavily populated city in the entity of the Swiss territory. This move cements our identity as a nation, and will serve as our new and permanent home. Second you will all notice our new flag, this will further represent the will of our nation.

Moreover on a more substantive note, we have a few reforms which are to be made in accordance with the negotiations. First and for most the Articles of Sovereignty have been adjusted returning the nation from the administrative and cold identity of our managerial government to a more traditional and regal identity. Second by the decree of this office a House of Parliament and a leading office of Magistrate of the Parliament is to be created which is granted the full scope and powers of the Imperial Regent. This House shall handle the day to day business of the state, and shall work to represent the many diverse interests and needs of the people within the Alliance. Elections shall be free, and open. Finally Switzerland shall be rebuilt and constructed up to the level of the rest of the Alliance beginning with this very city. That being said the Alliance will be over the next few months moving into Switzerland in full force as our own construction programs and so forth progress. Below are our new founding documents. That being said have a nice evening.

Articles of Sovereignty

Prelude

Article I: Power

Signature

The origin of truth cannot be denied without fallacy to the notion of strength or its modern manifestation of power. For power is itself the power to decide upon the norm. Therefore if power is sufficient its bearer may assert rather than be given authority to reign. As such legitimacy as it is often spoken of is in fact a lie. For legitimacy is not a quality given to a just ruler as an attribution of their justness but rather is an assessment made by the powerful upon those less powerful than themselves. Such an assessment is therefore made not based on a true conception of the good but rather is based on how inconsistent and rather incompatible their ruling ideology is to the other. Let us therefore divorce ourselves of deceptive ideology and the notion of legitimacy and simply assert the following. The moral world once thought absolute is now the matter of subjective understanding and power is the means by which particular notions of truth are thereby advanced within it. As such being a bearer of power and further being aware of how this world truly operates may it hereby be submitted that the state shall act always to promote the common security of the land, to maintain or improve welfare of all subjects, to further the interests of the nation abroad, and above all to serve the best collective interest of the people of the Alliance.

Article I: Power

Section 1: Sovereignty

Clause 1: The state shall be directed and governed by a single leader from which all power shall be distributed and stem. The office of this leader shall be that of the Imperial Regent. Said leader shall be sovereign and in the legal case infallible.

Section 2: Powers of the Regency

Clause 1: The Regent may issue edicts which may restrict or mandate any action or behavior.

Clause 2: The Regent may define the state under him or her in any fashion that is deemed to be fitting.

Clause 5: The Regent may delegate the responsibilities of the state to any individual or group of individuals who may act as proxies to him or her.

Clause 3: The Regent may pass judgment on any subject, legal dispute, or legal case and therefore is the supreme judicial authority.

Clause 4: The Regent may act as commander in chief over the military, and command it in any way seen to be fitting.

Clause 5: The Regent is immune from all law.

Clause 6 The Regent may select and choose a specific successor or may transfer total power to another individual of his or her choosing upon resignation or death.

Section 3: The Rite of Force & Blood

Clause 1: He who is born of strength may rule. If a Regent dies without naming a successor his oldest living descendant may take his place.

Clause 2: He who possesses the strength to rule may do so. If the previous Regent was slain in combat, assassinated, or killed by another he who has slain him may take his place.

Clause 3: If the previous Regent was the last of his line and died of natural causes then he who bears the strength to reign may do so.

Signature

Thomas Devereaux: devereauxsignature-1.png

1st Regent of the Alliance

Articles of Order

Prelude

Article I: The Parliament

Article II: Executive

Signature:

Prelude

As per royal decree the following edict is hereby issued. In doing so the Regency transfers full authority and power to this new organ of government, and takes on a symbolic role as the Head of State. The sole reservations shall be the rights to revoke this decree and thereby dissolve this structure, as well as to stand outside and above this body’s legal jurisdiction.

Article I: The Parliament

Section 1: Division & Representation

Clause 1: The nation is to be divided into ten provinces. Each shall be further divided into ten districts by relative population. Each district shall send forth a single representative to parliament. While representing a small portion of the population, each member of parliament is also response for representing the collective interests and will of all citizens of the Swiss nation. This responsibility to the whole should always be of higher priority than the part which chose them.

Clause 2: Selection shall be conducted via a fair democratic process. Elections will be held once every six years. The entire parliament shall be up for re-election at that point.

Clause 3: There shall be no limits on terms.

Section 2: Powers & Scope

Clause 1: The Parliament is imbued with the full scope and power of the Regency.

Clause 2: The Parliament can issue laws which restrict action, and mandate behavior.

Clause 3: The Parliament may pass Judgment on any individual subject to its jurisdiction.

Clause 4: The Parliament may delegate its authority to any individual or group to act as its proxy.

Clause 5: Parliament may expel one of its members.

Clause 6: The Parliament may select an individual among the citizens of the Alliance to lead its body both as its voice to the nation, the world, and the Regent, and the executor of its policies as the head of government. This office shall be referred to as the Magistrate of Parliament. The parliament may also remove this individual.

Clause 7: Parliament may issue a declaration of war.

Section 3 Process & Procedure

Clause 1: All Decisions of parliament of any form require a majority consensus.

Clause 2: Reasonable debate is required prior to any vote, closure of debate is determined by a majority decision.

Clause 3: Individual code of conduct, rules and procedure may be determined by the parliament.

Clause 4: Any member of Parliament, or the Magistrate may bring legislation before the body.

Article II: The Executive

Section 1: Description

Clause 1: A duality shall exist between the affairs of state, there shall be those which occur within the nation, and those which occur outside of it. As such there shall be an interior and an exterior ministry each led by a committee of executives each managing a particular branch of the central government.

Clause 2: The leader of this wing to which both committees are answerable shall be the office of Magistrate, the appointed executor of Parliament’s will.

Section 2: Powers of the Magistrate

Clause 1: The Magistrate may choose not to execute the will of parliament if he or she feels it violates the best interest of the people. This may be in the form of wholesale disregard for a particular policy, or particular aspects of policies.

Clause 2: The Magistrate may staff the executive branch to his or her pleasing. Members of the Executive Committees serve at the Magistrate’s Pleasure.

Clause 3: The Magistrate may act as the Commander in Chief of the military.

Clause 4: The Magistrate may lead parliament in its proceedings.

Clause 5: The Magistrate may act as the voice of parliament to the nation, world, and Regent.

Clause 6: The Magistrate may make administrative law as sub law required to execute a mandate or law of parliament.

Signature

Thomas Devereaux: devereauxsignature-1.png

1st Regent of the Alliance

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