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The Formation of a New Pacific Order

 

The Charter of the Pacific

Article I – Regional Government

The government of the Pacific is formally named the Pacific Order and descends from the Revolutionary Government established by the August Revolution in the year 2003. The Pacific Order is also commonly known as the New Pacific Order, Novus Ordo Pacificus, or NPO. Tasked with ensuring continued peace at home, strength abroad, and prosperity for all nations of the Pacific, the structure of the Pacific Order is defined as follows.

Article II - The Emperor

The Emperor - In accordance with game mechanics, the World Assembly Delegate (hereafter Emperor) possesses unrestricted authority over all aspects of regional government- in-game and otherwise. Thus, the Pacific Order derives its authority and power solely from the Emperor and is beholden to no outside force, offsite group, or other entity outside itself. All laws and governing documents, committees, and statutes are subject to the will of the Emperor. The Emperor is granted all authority and power solely by the nations of The Pacific and their collective will, as expressed by the granting of their World Assembly endorsements. This Charter is presented to the nations of the Pacific on this authority.

Article III - The Continuation of the Francoist Revolution

The Pacific acknowledges the existence of only four classes of nations. These classes are:

The Feederite - nations loyal solely to the Game Created Regions (The Pacific, The East Pacific, The South Pacific, The West Pacific, The North Pacific, Lazarus, Osiris, Balder, and The Rejected Realms). A Feederite will work only for the benefit of their home region, and when needed, their fellow Game Created Regions.

The Userite - nations loyal to User Created Regions (UCRs), that seek to exploit the resources of the GCRs, subjugate them to a Userite ideology, or otherwise abuse them for the advancement, glory, and empowerment of their User Created Region(s).
The third and fourth class are jointly named the Diaspora, having dispersed from their native homeland, the GCRs;

The Auxiliary - nations residing in User Created Regions that seek only friendly interaction with Game Created Regions without a sense of entitlement to the resources of the Game Created Regions and with no ambition to influence them, hold any position within them, or rule over them.

The Inert - found in User Created Regions, lost to the Game Created Regions. It does not interact or interfere with the Game Created Regions at all and in this state accomplishes the optimal harmonious state between Game Created Regions and User Created Regions.

The Pacific shall remain a state where the teachings and dogmas of the Francoist Revolution, inspired by Proper Francoist Thought, written in August 2005, are to be preserved, obeyed, and practiced in perpetuity. Additionally, the Pacific Order shall continue to serve as a beacon of Order within the world of NationStates, and with it apply destructive force to entities of chaos, rule breaking, spamming, indecency, and national socialism.

Article IV – The Senate of the Pacific

The Senate of the Pacific, established in conjunction with the Pacific Order, and granted their authority by the Emperor, are appointed based on a meritocratic system with Imperial approval. Primarily serving as advisors and commanders of the Pacifican military forces, they endeavor to strengthen and preserve the Order, in compliance with Imperial Will. There is and shall be no minimum or maximum size requirement of the Pacific Senate. Any nation may be appointed to or dismissed from the Senate at any time, with Imperial approval.

In addition to the title of Senator, several additional titles may be bestowed upon a Senator; these confer additional rights and responsibilities to the receiving Senator. These titles do not exhaustively or exclusively define the duties of a Senator within the Senate and the Emperor may or may not bestow individual Senators with extraordinary duties. The active seats and positions within the Pacifican Senate are decided upon by the Emperor and do not necessarily consist of all or only those positions listed below:

Consul – Second in command of the Pacific Order. This nation serves as immediate deputy to the Emperor. As head of the Government outside of the Emperor, it oversees all internal aspects of The Pacific. This nation has ultimate authority outside of the Emperor nation itself. The Consul, in the event of the World Assembly Delegate falling to inactivity, or otherwise being unable to serve in its capacity, will seek to overtake the Delegate nation in overall endorsements and proclaim itself Emperor in times of grave urgency.

Tribune – The position held by the member of the Pacific Senate charged with oversight of the High Court of the Pacific. This nation will serve as Judge for all criminal trials.

Censor – The position held by the member of the Pacific Senate charged with oversight of the Praetorian Guard. This nation will direct the Guard and ensure the timely submission of all charges to the High Court of The Pacific. This nation will serve as chief prosecutor for all criminal trials.

Legatus - The position held by the member of the Pacific Senate charged with the oversight of the Foreign Affairs Committee, known as the Diplomatic Corps. This nation will direct the foreign policy agendas of the Pacific in accordance with the Emperor's will. It serves as the primary voice of the Pacific in all matters regarding Foreign Affairs and has the full authority to represent the Pacific in any official capacity outside of the Emperor.

Praetor – The position held by the member of the Pacific Senate charged with the governance and operation of the Pacific Army, known as the Legio Pacifica. This nation has ultimate authority outside of the Emperor to order, command, and engage in military operations outside of the Pacific.

Princeps Senatus - The position held by the member of the Pacific Senate charged with the governance of the World Assembly Affairs Committee. The nation will establish all methods by which it will operate and also has the authority to conduct the engagements of interregional World Assembly cooperation for The Pacific.

Pontifex Maximus - The position held by the member of the Pacific Senate charged with the governance of the Governor’s Assembly and thus with the oversight of all provinces and Imperial assets of the Pacific. This nation also serves as ultimate authority regarding the cultural affairs of The Pacific and the cultural exchange between Imperial provinces. It will, additionally, in accordance to the position, serve as Administrator of The Pacific’s Roleplay Community and establish the methods by which it will operate.

Quaestor – The position held by the member of the Pacific Senate charged with the governance of the Pacific News Network, the Media department of The Pacific, and with aiding the Pontifex Maximus in the oversight of The Pacific’s Roleplay Community.

Article V – Provinces and Protectorates of the Pacific

The Pacific itself will be divided, as directed by the Pacific Senate, into provinces. This separation will typically be along alphanumeric demarcation for the purposes of expediency. These provinces, making up The Pacific region itself, shall be known as the core Provinces. Furthermore, each Province of the Pacific will have a distinct government apparatus which will be autonomous from the other Provinces. The Imperial Governors will meet in the Governor’s Assembly to discuss and effectively govern the day to day matters regarding the internal politics of the Pacific and the Provinces. Protectorates of The Pacific will continue to govern themselves as described in their respective Protectorate Treaties. The respective leader of a Pacifican Protectorate may be appointed Imperial Governor by the Emperor of the Pacific and become part of the Governor’s Assembly of the Pacific Order. Every core Province will have a designated set of officers as outlined below to accommodate the needs of bureaucratic governance.

Imperial Governor – the leader and director of the Province. This position is typically appointed by the Senate. The Governor is responsible for appointing the other officers of the Province.

Proconsul – The deputy officer of the Province. This nation is charged with approaching nations within the Province and directing them towards the offsite governmental forums and aiding new nations within The Pacific with all questions and problems that might occur.

Aedile – The chief media officer of the Province. This nation is charged with producing Province-specific stories for the Pacific News Network and with generating Provincial propaganda.

Patrician – A honorary title that can be achieved through five (5) years of continuous service to the New Pacific Order. The Emperor grants the title to those nations who tirelessly served The Pacific. These nations can already be officers with roles within the Province.

Provincial Curiae – Each Province will have a Curia. They are composed of every citizen of the provinces within the Pacific. The citizens of The Pacific include nations holding the World Assembly residency title of “Comrade”, as well as the prestigious title of “Honorable Pacifican”, bestowed upon nations which have served the Pacific in extraordinary capacity in the past. Every citizen nation is automatically a member in good standing within their designated Provincial Curia.

Article VI – Citizenship in the Pacific

All nations within the region known as The Pacific are granted the privilege of citizenship within the Pacific Order. Citizenship is defined as having a World Assembly nation within The Pacific, endorsing both the Emperor and Consul nations, or in military or otherwise designated service to The Pacific, and a confirmation of exclusive allegiance to only The Pacific and no other region. This confirmation and any other declarative items will be defined clearly by the Senate and in the primary post of the citizenship application thread on the offsite forum. The Senate reserves the right to grant exceptions to World Assembly membership on a case-by-case basis and similarly reserves the right to reject any application that is deemed incomplete, untruthful, or might otherwise compromise the security of the region.

Article VII – The Pacific Army

The Pacific will maintain a standing army, deemed the Legio Pacifica, under the direction of the Praetor. The Praetor will establish a general Code of Conduct for members of the military and will establish a chain of command as needed. The Army will consist of both update-active nations and auxiliary support nations. Any nation seeking membership in the Legio Pacifica must be a citizen in good standing.

Article VIII – Foreign Affairs and Diplomacy

All Foreign Affairs and diplomacy are under the purview of the Pacifican Legatus. The Pacific Senate will collectively decide on foreign policy and the Legatus will designate officers within the Diplomatic Corps as necessary. All treaties and embassies must be approved by the Emperor and Senate of The Pacific.

Article IX – The Praetorian Guard

The Praetorian Guard is the internal security force of The Pacific and is responsible for finding those within the region who are in violation of the Civil Code and reporting them to the High Court. The Praetorian Guard also serves to full capacity as elite force under the direct discretion of the Emperor and might be called to perform extraordinary tasks if necessary. These nations will at any time ensure the continuation of the New Pacific Order and its merits, principles and values, as well as Protecting the Regional Message Board from advertisement and spam. The leader of the Praetorian Guard is the Censor, a member of the Pacifican Senate.

Article X – The Pacific News Network

The Pacific shall maintain a news publication service whose responsibilities will include the education of citizens within the Pacific and other regions on the glory, grandeur, values, and excellence of the Pacific Order and its actions. This requires both factual news reports to enlighten citizens and propaganda to be shared with external regions. An Editor-In-Chief who is appointed by the Quaestor will coordinate the publication. The Provincial Aediles will report to the Editor-In-Chief and work with this nation to ensure a quality publication schedule. The leader of the Pacific News Network is the Quaestor, a member of the Pacifican Senate.

Article XI – Amendment to the Charter

The Charter of The Pacific is a living document that evolves and grows with the needs of the region. It may be amended or updated at any time by the Emperor or by the Senate, with approval from the Emperor.

 

The Civil Code for Uniform Justice and Order in The Pacific

These offenses are punishable by sanctions up to and including a permanent ban from the region, at the sole discretion of the Tribune, by the Consul and Emperor, or, and only in emergencies, by other members of the Senate.

Section I - Civil Disobedience

101: Spreading falsehoods in regards to The Pacific or any of its residents via any communication medium.

102: Causing the destruction or limiting the functionality of any region’s message boards, chat rooms, or other regional infrastructure inside or outside of the NationStates realm.

103: Posting about an inappropriate subject on the Regional Message Board, official government forum or regional Discord server.

104: Harassment or blackmail of a Pacifican, whether in public or in private, by any means.

105: Unauthorized use of another nation's flag or other details as your own.

106: Objectionable and/or spammy nation name, flag, motto, dispatch, or factbook.

107: The posting of foreign recruitment ads on the Regional Message Board.

108: Use of excessive profanity on the forums and Regional Message Board and/or bad grammar to the point of complaint.

Section II - Security Accountability

201: Continued, flagrant refusal to become aligned with the Emperor via World Assembly endorsement.

202: Providing classified information to unauthorized persons outside The Pacific.

203: Giving your endorsement to a nation with whom you are not familiar personally. (All nations in the Pacific are familiar with the nations that govern them, and may share endorsements in a very limited way with one another.)

204: Pushing a resident nation over the endorsement cap.

205: As a member of the New Pacific Order, pledging loyalty to a foreign entity or entering a foreign region without the knowledge and approval of the Senate.

Section III - Treason

301: Seeking many endorsements without permission or breaking the endorsement cap.

302: Assisting those seeking many endorsements without permission.

303: Belonging to a subversive organization.

304: Knowingly and intentionally supporting an enemy of The Pacific operating within by means of but not limited to a nation’s World Assembly endorsement, a campaign to encourage other nations to endorse the enemy nation, or providing succor to the threat by granting them protection, information, aid, or material advantages within the New Pacific Order.

305: Voting on World Assembly Resolutions in favor of the enemy.

306: Aiding an external subversive organization or individual to interfere in internal Pacifican processes or affairs.

307: Actively and deliberately operating or working against the laws, customs, and structure of The Pacific, or assisting an individual seeking to do so.

Section IV - Crimes against the Public Justice

401: Perjury or breaking an oath.

402: Falsifying evidence or attempting to subvert the justice system. This includes obfuscating information provided in an investigation either of oneself or another nation.

403: Being the puppet of a banished nation.

404: File Not Found.

405: Claiming association, affiliation, or representation of The Pacific government in any act without authorization.

406: Planting a foreign nation whose allegiances and affiliations violate the laws of The Pacific within the region by concealing their origins and loyalties from the appropriate authorities.

Note: The Civil Code of the Pacific is subject to the rulings and enforcement of the Censor, Tribune, and the Emperor. Section III, Articles 301 and 303 in particular, are subject to the rulings and enforcement of the Emperor. The endorsement maximum is subject to revision and adjustment without notice.

 

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