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The '''Framework of the Republic of Stachelort''' ([[Stoldish]]: ''Rahmen der Republik Stachelort'') is the [[:Category:Constitutions|constitutional]] [[:Category:Official Documents|document]] of [[Stachelort]]. Most importantly, it serves as the formal renunciation of power and authority by the [[Nobility in Stachelort|nobility]] and establishes the [[Autokrat]] as the [[:Category:Heads of State|head of state]] and [[:Category:Heads of Government|head of government]] with absolute authority. Remaining sections of the Framework establish the basic elements and processes of [[Government of Stachelort|governance]] and define the basis for citizenship and the rights of persons.
The '''Framework of the Republic of Stachelort''' ([[Stoldish]]: ''Rahmen der Republik Stachelort'') is the [[:Category:Constitutions|constitutional]] [[:Category:Official Documents|document]] of [[Stachelort]]. Most importantly, it serves as the formal renunciation of power and authority by the [[Nobility in Stachelort|nobility]] and establishes the [[Autokrat]] as the [[:Category:Heads of State|head of state]] and [[:Category:Heads of Government|head of government]] with absolute authority. Remaining sections of the Framework establish the basic elements and processes of [[Government of Stachelort|governance]] and define the basis for citizenship and the rights of persons.
[[Image:Stachelort Framework signed.png|right|frame|Last page of the Framework with Duke [[Gunther Luitger von Sulzbach|Gunther Luitger]]'s signature.]]
[[Image:Stachelort Framework signed.png|right|frame|Last page of the Framework with Duke [[Gunther Luitger von Sulzbach|Gunther Luitger]]'s signature.]]
Admiral [[Lorenz Saller]] presented the Framework to [[List of reigning Dukes of Stachelort|Duke]] [[Gunther Luitger von Sulzbach|Gunther Luitger]] in an ultimatum during the [[Preservationist Coup]] in 7545. After two days, the [[Nobility in Stachelort#Herzog|Duke]] finally signed the Framework on July 2, 7545. Thereupon, Saller became the first Autokrat.
Admiral [[Lorenz Saller]] presented the Framework to [[List of reigning Dukes of Stachelort|Duke]] [[Gunther Luitger von Sulzbach|Gunther Luitger]] in an ultimatum during the [[Preservationist Coup]] in 7545. After two days, the [[Nobility in Stachelort#Herzog|Duke]] finally signed the Framework on July 2, 7545. Thereupon, Saller became the first Autokrat.
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=Divisions=
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==Divisions==
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Relatively short for a constitution, the Framework consists of ten sections, some of which are further broken into sub-paragraphs. There is no preamble and the last section only serves to define transitional processes between the former [[Stachelort#Duchy of Stachelort|Duchy of Stachelort]] and the autocratic republic that replaced it.
Relatively short for a constitution, the Framework consists of ten sections, some of which are further broken into sub-paragraphs. There is no preamble and the last section only serves to define transitional processes between the former [[Stachelort#Duchy of Stachelort|Duchy of Stachelort]] and the autocratic republic that replaced it.
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* Section 10: Transitional provisions including continuance in office of [[:Category:Government officials of Stachelort|government officials]] but reiterates the end of noble authority, status of property rights, validity of existing laws, and transference  of obligations
* Section 10: Transitional provisions including continuance in office of [[:Category:Government officials of Stachelort|government officials]] but reiterates the end of noble authority, status of property rights, validity of existing laws, and transference  of obligations
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==Text of the Framework==
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=Text of the Framework=
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§ 1: The sovereign Republic of [[Stachelort]] exists for the preservation and prosperity of the state and its people. The authority of the [[Nobility in Stachelort|nobility]] over the state and its people is subsumed by the Republic.
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<span id="sec 1">§ 1: The sovereign Republic of [[Stachelort]] exists for the preservation and prosperity of the state and its people. The authority of the [[Nobility in Stachelort|nobility]] over the state and its people is subsumed by the Republic.</span>
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§ 2: The [[Autokrat]] shall from this day forth be revered and considered the most perfect and supreme person on the world by all his subjects, standing above all human laws and having no judge above his person, neither in spiritual nor temporal matters.
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<span id="sec 2">§ 2: The [[Autokrat]] shall from this day forth be revered and considered the most perfect and supreme person on the world by all his subjects, standing above all human laws and having no judge above his person, neither in spiritual nor temporal matters.</span>
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§ 3: A [[Council of Ministers of Stachelort|Council of Ministers]] serves to assist the Autokrat in the [[Government of Stachelort|governance]] of the Republic and fulfill all duties specified within this Framework.
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<span id="sec 3">§ 3: A [[Council of Ministers of Stachelort|Council of Ministers]] serves to assist the Autokrat in the [[Government of Stachelort|governance]] of the Republic and fulfill all duties specified within this Framework.</span>
:a: The Autokrat appoints members of the Council of Ministers and they serve at his discretion.
:a: The Autokrat appoints members of the Council of Ministers and they serve at his discretion.
:b: Members of the Council of Ministers include:
:b: Members of the Council of Ministers include:
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::(2) The Council of Ministers finds, by four-fifths majority vote, the serving Autokrat is incapable of fulfilling his responsibilities. Incapability may be by reason of infirmity, not including temporary disability, or commission of treason.
::(2) The Council of Ministers finds, by four-fifths majority vote, the serving Autokrat is incapable of fulfilling his responsibilities. Incapability may be by reason of infirmity, not including temporary disability, or commission of treason.
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§ 4: Assisting with governance of the lands of the Republic shall be:
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<span id="sec 4">§ 4: Assisting with governance of the lands of the Republic shall be:</span>
:a: [[Marches of Stachelort|Marches]], superseding existing marches, administered by a Superintendent. The Superintendent serves at the discretion of the Autokrat.
:a: [[Marches of Stachelort|Marches]], superseding existing marches, administered by a Superintendent. The Superintendent serves at the discretion of the Autokrat.
:b: [[Government of Stachelort#Provinces|Provinces]], which supplant counties, administered by a Magistrate. The Magistrate serves at the discretion of the Superintendent within whose March he functions.
:b: [[Government of Stachelort#Provinces|Provinces]], which supplant counties, administered by a Magistrate. The Magistrate serves at the discretion of the Superintendent within whose March he functions.
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:f: Such other subordinate jurisdictions as may be deemed necessary by competent authority for efficient governance.
:f: Such other subordinate jurisdictions as may be deemed necessary by competent authority for efficient governance.
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§ 5: All persons are equal before the law and entitled to the equal protection of the law.
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<span id="sec 5">§ 5: All persons are equal before the law and entitled to the equal protection of the law.</span>
:a: No person shall be deprived of his life, personal liberty, or ownings except in accordance with law.
:a: No person shall be deprived of his life, personal liberty, or ownings except in accordance with law.
:b: No person shall be deprived of his free speech or practice of religion except in accordance with law.
:b: No person shall be deprived of his free speech or practice of religion except in accordance with law.
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::(5) Denounces his citizenship in the Republic of Stachelort.
::(5) Denounces his citizenship in the Republic of Stachelort.
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§ 6: Citizens shall elect an [[State Assembly of Stachelort|Assembly of State]] to provide advice on governance and fulfill such other responsibilities as may be established by law.
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<span id="sec 6">§ 6: Citizens shall elect an [[State Assembly of Stachelort|Assembly of State]] to provide advice on governance and fulfill such other responsibilities as may be established by law.</span>
:a: There shall be 300 members of the Assembly of State, elected by popular vote:
:a: There shall be 300 members of the Assembly of State, elected by popular vote:
::(1) One (1) for each of 272 geo-populational region; such regions being adjusted by the Assembly as may be required from time to time to ensure equitable representation of the total populace;
::(1) One (1) for each of 272 geo-populational region; such regions being adjusted by the Assembly as may be required from time to time to ensure equitable representation of the total populace;
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::(3) Thereafter, the Assembly of State shall convene at the discretion of the President but at least annually.
::(3) Thereafter, the Assembly of State shall convene at the discretion of the President but at least annually.
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§ 7: The judicial power of the Republic of Stachelort shall be vested in a [[Supreme Court of Stachelort|Supreme Court]] and such subordinate courts as may be provided for by law.
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<span id="sec 7">§ 7: The judicial power of the Republic of Stachelort shall be vested in a [[Supreme Court of Stachelort|Supreme Court]] and such subordinate courts as may be provided for by law.</span>
:a: There shall be nine (9) Justices of the Supreme Court, each appointed by the Autokrat.
:a: There shall be nine (9) Justices of the Supreme Court, each appointed by the Autokrat.
:b: A Justice of the Supreme Court shall serve until he dies, becomes incapable of fulfilling his duties, or is guilty of treason or violating the Framework. He shall not be removed from office otherwise.
:b: A Justice of the Supreme Court shall serve until he dies, becomes incapable of fulfilling his duties, or is guilty of treason or violating the Framework. He shall not be removed from office otherwise.
:c: The Supreme Court shall have competence in any matter which it deems appropriate to adjudicate, subject to section 2.
:c: The Supreme Court shall have competence in any matter which it deems appropriate to adjudicate, subject to section 2.
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§ 8: An [[State Protection Service|independent service]] shall be established to safeguard the Republic against action taken or threatened:
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<span id="sec 8">§ 8: An [[State Protection Service|independent service]] shall be established to safeguard the Republic against action taken or threatened:</span>
:a: To cause, or cause a substantial number of persons to fear, organized violence against persons or property;
:a: To cause, or cause a substantial number of persons to fear, organized violence against persons or property;
:b: Excite disaffection against the Autokrat or the government; and/or
:b: Excite disaffection against the Autokrat or the government; and/or
:c: Which is prejudicial to the security of Stachelort.
:c: Which is prejudicial to the security of Stachelort.
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§ 9: The Republic shall raise the necessary monies and resources to fulfill its duties, responsibilities, and obligations by means in accordance with law.
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<span id="sec 9">§ 9: The Republic shall raise the necessary monies and resources to fulfill its duties, responsibilities, and obligations by means in accordance with law.</span>
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§ 10: Transitional Provisions.
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<span id="sec 10">§ 10: Transitional Provisions.</span>
:a: Subject to the provisions of this Framework, every person who held public office before the effective date of this Framework shall, on its commencement, hold the like office in public service under the same terms of service unless modified by law.
:a: Subject to the provisions of this Framework, every person who held public office before the effective date of this Framework shall, on its commencement, hold the like office in public service under the same terms of service unless modified by law.
::(1) With immediate effect, the [[List of reigning Dukes of Stachelort|reigning Duke of Stachelort]] renounces his sovereignty, jurisdiction, power, and authority over the state and its citizens and residents, territories, affairs, and organs, with such ceding to the Autokrat.
::(1) With immediate effect, the [[List of reigning Dukes of Stachelort|reigning Duke of Stachelort]] renounces his sovereignty, jurisdiction, power, and authority over the state and its citizens and residents, territories, affairs, and organs, with such ceding to the Autokrat.
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:c: All existing laws shall continue in force on and after the commencement of this Framework so long as such laws are consistent with this Framework unless rescinded or revised by proper authority.
:c: All existing laws shall continue in force on and after the commencement of this Framework so long as such laws are consistent with this Framework unless rescinded or revised by proper authority.
:d: Consistent with the provisions of this Framework, obligations of record on the governing authorities existing before the Framework takes effect shall confer upon its effect to the succeeding like authorities.
:d: Consistent with the provisions of this Framework, obligations of record on the governing authorities existing before the Framework takes effect shall confer upon its effect to the succeeding like authorities.
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* [[:Category:Stachelortan laws and regulations]]
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Latest revision as of 15:58, 28 June 2020

The Framework of the Republic of Stachelort (Stoldish: Rahmen der Republik Stachelort) is the constitutional document of Stachelort. Most importantly, it serves as the formal renunciation of power and authority by the nobility and establishes the Autokrat as the head of state and head of government with absolute authority. Remaining sections of the Framework establish the basic elements and processes of governance and define the basis for citizenship and the rights of persons.

Last page of the Framework with Duke Gunther Luitger's signature.

Admiral Lorenz Saller presented the Framework to Duke Gunther Luitger in an ultimatum during the Preservationist Coup in 7545. After two days, the Duke finally signed the Framework on July 2, 7545. Thereupon, Saller became the first Autokrat.

Contents

Divisions

Relatively short for a constitution, the Framework consists of ten sections, some of which are further broken into sub-paragraphs. There is no preamble and the last section only serves to define transitional processes between the former Duchy of Stachelort and the autocratic republic that replaced it.

  • Section 1: Declaration of the Republic of Stachelort and renunciation of authority by the nobility
  • Section 2: Defines the authority of the Autokrat
  • Section 3: Establishes the Council of Ministers, their composition and authority, and the means of Autokratic succession; by extension, this section also establishes the executive branch of government and the military services
  • Section 4: Establishes sub-national jurisdictional divisions
  • Section 5: Declares basic rights of equality, expression, and livelihood; defines citizenship; provides for Guild authority
  • Section 6: Provides for the State Assembly and its composition
  • Section 7: Establishes a judiciary
  • Section 8: Establishes an independent agency to secure the republic
  • Section 9: Provides for funding and resourcing the government
  • Section 10: Transitional provisions including continuance in office of government officials but reiterates the end of noble authority, status of property rights, validity of existing laws, and transference of obligations

Text of the Framework

§ 1: The sovereign Republic of Stachelort exists for the preservation and prosperity of the state and its people. The authority of the nobility over the state and its people is subsumed by the Republic.

§ 2: The Autokrat shall from this day forth be revered and considered the most perfect and supreme person on the world by all his subjects, standing above all human laws and having no judge above his person, neither in spiritual nor temporal matters.

§ 3: A Council of Ministers serves to assist the Autokrat in the governance of the Republic and fulfill all duties specified within this Framework.

a: The Autokrat appoints members of the Council of Ministers and they serve at his discretion.
b: Members of the Council of Ministers include:
(1): The Chancellor, who shall act as First Minister and on behalf of the Autokrat at his direction;
(2): The various Ministers, who shall act as chief officials of their Ministry with competence in its domain of governance; and
(3): The chief officers of the military services, being the Navy, Army, and Sky Armada.
c: The Council of Ministers designates the successive Autokrat by two-thirds majority vote. The Council of Ministers takes this action when:
(1) The previously serving Autokrat dies or resigns; or
(2) The Council of Ministers finds, by four-fifths majority vote, the serving Autokrat is incapable of fulfilling his responsibilities. Incapability may be by reason of infirmity, not including temporary disability, or commission of treason.

§ 4: Assisting with governance of the lands of the Republic shall be:

a: Marches, superseding existing marches, administered by a Superintendent. The Superintendent serves at the discretion of the Autokrat.
b: Provinces, which supplant counties, administered by a Magistrate. The Magistrate serves at the discretion of the Superintendent within whose March he functions.
c: Boroughs, with equivalency to a Province, administered by an Intendant. The Intendant serves at the discretion of the Autokrat.
d: Districts, which supplant viscounties, administered by a Governor. The Governor serves at the discretion of the Magistrate within whose Province he functions.
e: Municipalities administered by a Master. The Master serves at the discretion of the Governor within whose District he functions.
f: Such other subordinate jurisdictions as may be deemed necessary by competent authority for efficient governance.

§ 5: All persons are equal before the law and entitled to the equal protection of the law.

a: No person shall be deprived of his life, personal liberty, or ownings except in accordance with law.
b: No person shall be deprived of his free speech or practice of religion except in accordance with law.
c: Peaceable assembly and forming and joining associations may only be restricted in accordance with law.
d: A person may seek any employment for which he qualifies in accordance with guild requirements and may not be denied such employment except as allowed by law.
e: Citizenship in the Republic confers on a person upon completion of his compulsory service.
f: A citizen abrogates that citizenship if he:
(1) Shows himself by act or speech to be disloyal or disaffected toward the Republic of Stachelort;
(2) Declares allegiance to any foreign state or subdivision or agency thereof;
(3) Consorts with any enemy, or other entity assisting such, of the Republic of Stachelort when the Republic is engaged in a war;
(4) Commits treason or espionage against the Republic of Stachelort; or
(5) Denounces his citizenship in the Republic of Stachelort.

§ 6: Citizens shall elect an Assembly of State to provide advice on governance and fulfill such other responsibilities as may be established by law.

a: There shall be 300 members of the Assembly of State, elected by popular vote:
(1) One (1) for each of 272 geo-populational region; such regions being adjusted by the Assembly as may be required from time to time to ensure equitable representation of the total populace;
(2) Two (2) for each of the six Marches: Brücht, Hoystraland, Leefit, Nesterland, Nordrisand, and Vestanfell;
(3) Two (2) for each of the six Boroughs: Besterhaven, Doppeltzufluchten, Golfherberge, Höfenburg, Lekkersing, and Seetor;
(4) Two (2) for the capital city of the Republic, Seetor; and
(5) Two (2) for the colony of Aziland.
b: Members of the Assembly of State shall serve for a term of five (5) years not to exceed three (3) terms. A member or candidate must be:
(1) A citizen of the Republic of Stachelort, having, and having had, no other citizenship;
(2) A resident of the region he represents or seeks to represent, if a candidate therefore;
(3) Of sound mind and body, capable of fulfilling the duties of a member of the Assembly of State;
(4) Free of any convictions of a criminal offense under the laws of the Republic of Stachelort; and
(5) Not otherwise disqualified by law.
c: A member of the Assembly of State may only be removed from office for treason, acts contrary to the Framework, or as determined by law.
d: The Assembly of State shall operate under standing orders it deems appropriate for the orderly conduct of its own proceedings and the dispatch of business.
(1) A minimum of one-quarter (75) of the members must be present in order for the Assembly of State to conduct business.
(2) The Assembly of State shall convene within thirty (30) days of election and shall seat a President drawn from its members. The President shall not vote in the event his vote will cause a tie.
(3) Thereafter, the Assembly of State shall convene at the discretion of the President but at least annually.

§ 7: The judicial power of the Republic of Stachelort shall be vested in a Supreme Court and such subordinate courts as may be provided for by law.

a: There shall be nine (9) Justices of the Supreme Court, each appointed by the Autokrat.
b: A Justice of the Supreme Court shall serve until he dies, becomes incapable of fulfilling his duties, or is guilty of treason or violating the Framework. He shall not be removed from office otherwise.
c: The Supreme Court shall have competence in any matter which it deems appropriate to adjudicate, subject to section 2.

§ 8: An independent service shall be established to safeguard the Republic against action taken or threatened:

a: To cause, or cause a substantial number of persons to fear, organized violence against persons or property;
b: Excite disaffection against the Autokrat or the government; and/or
c: Which is prejudicial to the security of Stachelort.

§ 9: The Republic shall raise the necessary monies and resources to fulfill its duties, responsibilities, and obligations by means in accordance with law.

§ 10: Transitional Provisions.

a: Subject to the provisions of this Framework, every person who held public office before the effective date of this Framework shall, on its commencement, hold the like office in public service under the same terms of service unless modified by law.
(1) With immediate effect, the reigning Duke of Stachelort renounces his sovereignty, jurisdiction, power, and authority over the state and its citizens and residents, territories, affairs, and organs, with such ceding to the Autokrat.
(2) Other nobles in vassalage may continue their office with obligation to the Autokrat until supplanted by civil authority or forfeit their office, and all its appurtenances, with immediate effect.
b: Property held by governing authorities in the furtherance of governance before this Framework shall vest in the Republic of Stachelort. Property held personally by governing officials shall not be forfeit except by law.
c: All existing laws shall continue in force on and after the commencement of this Framework so long as such laws are consistent with this Framework unless rescinded or revised by proper authority.
d: Consistent with the provisions of this Framework, obligations of record on the governing authorities existing before the Framework takes effect shall confer upon its effect to the succeeding like authorities.

See also

   Republic of Stachelort   
General Coats of arms of StachelortFlags of StachelortFramework (constitution)
History
Political: Orkanan RealmDragar MonopolyConfederation of StachelortGreater Stoldavic EmpireDuchy of Stachelort
Conflicts: War of RestitutionTandem WarsPan-Anarian WarPreservationist Coup
Culture and Society
Language: Stoldish
Religion: OrkananThe FaithSadarisnismKamuran CelestialismIzha
Ethnicities: BrüchtDölmerAldsayCheltaiKarskTragoni
Society: Crime and punishmentGuildsLaws and regulationsNobility in Stachelort
Sport: SchleudernStickball
Government and Politics
Government: Autokrat (list) • Council of MinistersState AssemblySupreme Court
Ministries and agencies: State Economic CommissionStachelortbank
Law enforcement: Civil MilitiaFinance GuardiansState GuardState Protection Service
Political parties: Stachelortans First Party
Other: Protectorate of Aziland (colony) • Foreign relations
Military
Armed Forces: NavyArmySky Armada
Equipment: Awards and deorationsShipsUniformsWeapons
Economy Standard (currency) • Business in Stachelort (list) • GuildsInternational tradeBörse StachelortState Economic CommissionStachelortbankTaxation
Prominent people
Government officials: Nikolo Lusky (Autokrat)
Military leaders: Oswald von SußSepp von SpiessHendrik GeislerRudi von Vieth
Nobility: Reigning Dukes (list)Duke LuitgerDuke Gunther Luitger
Historical figures: Lorenz SallerArndt Garber
Businessmen:
Geography
Marches: BrüchtHoystralandLeefitNesterlandNordrislandVestanfell
Cities: Seetor (capital city) • DoppeltzufluchtenHöfenborgLekkersing
Physical: ClimateFüssen GapMapsRinnRückgrat MountainsSettant SeaStachel HighlandsStolvic OceanStraits of Stelneck
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