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Vasíleion tīs Phoebe


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Once stood a women proud, the moon's Celestial Highness, Phoebe by name, borrowed light such that mankind could watch in envy of her beauty. The light was borrowed from her sister Euryphaess, a jealous cow eyed girl jealous.

Phoebe, ever callous and bold, showed off her beauty to Euryphaess, who grew sad and her light dimmed. Gaia, their mother, saw the problem and had a simple solution. Phoebe would be given a single earthly kingdom. It's accomplishments would illuminate Phoebe. Euryphaess would never have to see her again.

I am chosen by her divine right to lead that Kingdom. I am Basileus, we are Vasíleion tīs Poebe.

Without more ado, our charter:

Article I: Admission, Rights, and Obligations

A. Applicants to Vasíleion tīs Phoebe, hereafter refered to as "The Kingdom" or "Phoebe", must provide information to the Nomarch as requested in the Gatehouse.

B. Acceptance in Section A grants you metic status. Each metic must complete the required training to be granted full citizenship.

C. Every ruler is hereby given the right to strengthen their nation-state with the assistance of the alliance, and the right to ask for said assistance.

D. Every ruler has the right to speak his or her mind in a respectful way. Disrespect for others will result in punishment.

E. Failure to abide by The Kingdom's rules will result in expulsion hearings, and a subsequent vote by the High Council. A 2/3 vote is necessary to expel a nation-state.

Article II: Government Structure

A. Basileus

The supreme monarch of the alliance. Has the responsibility of appointing a Hegemon, the signing of treaties and Declarations of War, and calling for the election of the Lower House as well as the appointment of the Upper House. The Basileus acts as the head of the Upper House and oversees their affairs. Any powers not expressly described in this charter are considered to be under the jurisdiction of the Basileus. Should the Basileus choose to resign, he or she will choose a successor. The Basileus may not be removed from office except by resignation.

B. Hegemon

The administrative head of the alliance. Appointed by the Basileus. Has the responsibility of appointing the Cabinet, administrating the actions of the Cabinet, and ensuring the accountability of the Cabinet and Parliament to the Basileus and the citizens of The Kingdom. The Hegemon acts as the head of the Lower House and oversees their affairs.

C. The Cabinet

Cabinet members are selected by the Hegemon from the members of the Upper and/or Lower Houses. The Cabinet, along with the individual duties listed below, is required to vote on every treaty and declaration of war. Each member of the Cabinet is equal to another and are all overseen by the Hegemon.

1. Nomarch

Head of Internal Affairs. Responsible for the application process, the economic well-being of the alliance and the growth of its members. Works with the Strategos to set military preparedness goals and requirements and the Polemarch to organize foreign economic transactions.

2. Strategos

General of The Kingdom's military forces. Responsible for ensuring The Kingdom's military is prepared to meet any threat against it and organizing the military as necessary to ensure the Kingdom's defense. Works with the Nomarch to set military preparedness goals and the Polemarch to assess threats against the Kingdom.

3. Polemarch

Chief Diplomat of The Kingdom. Responsible for day-to-day negotiations with foreign entities on the behalf of the Basileus and The Kingdom as well as negotiating inter-alliance agreements by request of the Basileus. Works with the Nomarch to organize foreign economic transactions and the Strategos to assess threats against The Kingdom.

D. Parliament

Formed by the non-Cabinet members of the Upper and Lower Houses. The Parliament acts as the voice of the people and is charged with representing the citizens of The Kingdom in government discussions and decisions. The Parliament shall vote on the acceptance of new members and the removal of a Cabinet member. Votes of acceptance and removal require a unanimous vote to pass. The number of members of Parliament shall be decided by the Basileus and should reflect the number of citizens.

Article III: Upper and Lower Houses

The ministers of the Upper and Lower Houses shall be responsible for voting on treaties, declarations of war, and the dismissal of member nation-states. The ministers of either house may be selected by the Hegemon to be members of the Cabinet.

A. Upper House

Ministers of the Upper House are appointed for life by the Basileus with the consultation of the Hegemon.

B. Lower House

The ministers of the Lower House are appointed via an election as called for by the Basileus. Ministers serve until the next elections, with the term being decided by the Basileus.

Article IV: Inter-Alliance Agreements

In order to build relationships with other alliances, Helios shall establish diplomatic ties with other alliances through general diplomacy, embassies and ambassadors, as well as treaties.

A. Phoebe shall not engage in bilateral Non-Aggression Pacts. The Kingdom takes a general stance of Non-Aggression towards every alliance of Planet Bob.

B. Proxenia shall be extended to all alliances who wish to have diplomatic ties with The Kingdom with the discretion of the Polemarch. Diplomats and Proxenos shall be appointed by the Polemarch and shall act as a liaison between Phoebe and his/her assigned alliance(s). Assignments may be transferred or terminated at any time.

C. Treaties presented by The Kingdom shall come from the Polemarch, Hegemon, or Basileus. Any further negotiations on the treaty shall be conducted by the Polemarch or designee. The Hegemon reserves the right to transfer responsibility of negotiations at any time.

D. Treaties presented to Phoebe are to be discussed by the Upper and Lower Houses and negotiated with the presenter through proper private channels by the Polemarch or designee.

E. Once the terms are finalized, treaties will come to vote before the Upper and Lower Houses. A vote of 67% in approval in each body is required to ratify the treaty. Should the treaty be accepted, the Basileus shall add their signature to the document and post said document as appropriate.

F. Should the treaty be denied the Polemarch should advise the other party as to the reasons the treaty was denied.

G. If, in the ever changing political atmosphere of Planet Bob, the Basileus decides a treaty is no longer beneficial, he/she may bring it to vote before the Upper and Lower Houses. A 67% vote for the disposal of the treaty in each body is required before any treaty may be nullified.

Article V: Defense

A. Attacks upon The Kingdom's nation-states will be met with swift military response as deemed necessary, including the use of nuclear retaliation.

B. Strictly offensive wars are prohibited unless authorized by the Basileus.

Article VI: Dismissal

A. Failure to abide by the rules and regulations of The Kingdom shall result in an immediate hearing for dismissal. The Hegemon shall announce the undertaking of these hearings to the citizenship of Phoebe. This announcement shall include a private message sent to the ruler in question informing him/her of the hearing.

B. The Hegemon shall hold a private hearing and put the matter up for vote by the Cabinet and Parliament. Dismissal hearings are not for public discussion nor debate. The member in question shall be allowed to attend their hearing in order to properly defend themselves from defamation, as well as provide evidence to argue that he/she is a loyal member of Phoebe. A 67% majority vote by the Upper and Lower Houses will be required to enact dismissal of a member. Once the Houses have finalized their vote, the Hegemon shall announce the results of the hearing to the general membership.

C. The removed member may submit a formal petition of appeal to the Basileus. This petition shall be submitted via a private message to the Basileus. If the appeal is denied, no further requests will be acknowledged

Founders:

k-59 (Duke William I)

Longbowe (Titus Pullo)

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It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce this grand protectorate pact with our newfound allies in The Kingdom. May their future be bright.

<3 Longbowe :P

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Preamble

Within this document The Legion extends the hand of growth and protection to Vasíleion tis Poebe, hereafter referred to as "The Kingdom". The purpose of this treaty to allow The Kingdom to flourish and grow without fear of foreign aggressors or bullies. It is hoped that this treaty will lead to a great friendship where both signatories can safely say the other is their ally.

Article I – Conduct and Sovereignty.

Both alliances shall recognise that each signatory is a sovereign alliance and that whilst common values are shared, both alliances exist as separate entities. Each signatory acknowledges that respect, civility and diplomacy shall be their first language and that all problems shall be resolved peacefully where possible.

Article II – Non-Aggression:

The Legion and The Kingdom both take a stance of blanket non aggression toward one other. Where infractions occur, peaceful solutions shall be sought. In the spirit of non aggression both alliances agree not to wage war on members of the other signatory, or perform acts of espionage.

Article III – Economic Assistance:

The Legion is encouraged to assist and advance the economic growth of The Kingdom wherever possible. Joint trade and tech ventures will be encouraged, and should tech sellers or buyers be required within The Kingdom, they shall seek suppliers or sellers primarily from The Legion (should such services be available). Should The Kingdom directly require economic advice, The Legion will be happy to send an economic envoy to advise or conduct an audit. Such requests should be made directly to The Legion Minister of Economics.

Article IV – Military Protection:

Whilst this document is in existence The Kingdom will be under the physical protection of The Legion. The Legion will protect The Kingdom against any rogue attacks and unprovoked wars of aggression. Members of The Kingdom are highly encouraged, but not required, to come to the defence or assistance of The Legion if the alliance’s security comes under threat from an external party. Should The Legion deem it necessary to partake in any aggressive action against a third party, again The Kingdom is encouraged but not required to join The Legion in such a venture.

Article V – Tech Raiding:

The Legion and The Kingdom both adamantly agree to condemn any form of tech raiding. Such acts would be in directly violations of this treaty.

Article VI – Intelligence:

Should either The Legion or The Kingdom come across any information that indicates a threat to the security of one another, or information relevant to the stability of the CyberVerse, both parties agree to inform the other signatory within 48 hours.

Article VII – Government access:

Within The Kingdom’s private forums a suitable area will be made available where confidential discussions can be made. This private forum will be viewable by The Kingdom’s Government, Advisors and two selected Legion Government members, or assigned Envoys. Should larger participation be required, both parties may agree to allow more members from either alliance into the discussion chambers.

Article VIII – Reporting of Treaties:

The Kingdom is obliged to report to the Legion all treaties proposed. The Legion must give their consent before any treaty can be passed, and the Legion is free to make any recommendations upon the presented treaty.

Article IX - Community

It is strongly encouraged that both signatories engage each others membership. Ways to improve communications and relations are defined as, but not limited to, forum parties, spam offs, general discussions and membership exchanges.

Article X – Cancellation and Re-evaluation:

Either party may cancel the treaty at any time. Should either signatory wish to remove their commitment to the treaty they shall inform the Government of the other party giving them 72 hours notice. Once the 72 hours has transpired the signatory is free to withdraw their commitment to the treaty. When The Kingdom reaches 700,000 NS or 100 members (which comes sooner) a re-evaluation shall occur. It is strongly encouraged that during this re-evaluation the aforementioned treaty shall be made obsolete, and that it should be upgraded to a full MDoAP.

Government of The Legion

/s/

Imperial, Imperator

Hubb, Proconsul

Lord Fingolfin, Minister of Foreign Affairs

totem, Minister of Defense

Arcadian Empire, Minister of Internal Affairs

Watcher, Minister of Economics

Government of Vasíleion tīs Phoebe

/s/

Founders:

k-59 (Duke William I)

Longbowe (Titus Pullo)

Edited by Lord Fingolfin
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