Imperial State Flag
Motto: Forward, Together
Map of Imperial Mainland
Population: 250 Million
Overseas Population: 75 Million
Capital: Kaas City
Largest City: New London
Official Language: Basic (English)
National Language: Basic (English)
Presidential Parliamentary Republic
Head of State & Government:
the Rt Hon President Hillary Langden PC IC MP
Lord President of the Council:
Rt Hon Elizabeth Pope PC IC MP
Head of the Judiciary:
the Rt Hon Yourisa Levon PC, Lord Chief Justice
-Upper House: Imperial Senate
-Lower House: House of Commons
-Imperial Body: Federation & Commonwealth Council
Establishment: 1512 AD, from United Tribes.
'Declaration of a United Realm'
Land Area:9.985 million kmē
GDP (nominal): 10.781 trillion
GDP (nominal) per capita:52,157.93
Human Development Index (NS Version): 87.63
Currency: Imperial Standard Pound (ISP)
Time Zone: IST
Drives on the: Left
Calling code: +42
Internet TLD: .GT
Imperial Federation of the Galactic Triumvirate
The Imperial Federation of the Galactic Triumvirate commonly called the Imperial Federation, is a Federation in the North Pacific. Covering 9.985 million kmē and has has an estimated population of 250 Million. As a Presidential Parliamentary Republic, the nation is divided into Parliamentary constituencies where MP's are elected to the national Parliament. The current President is the Rt Hon Hillary Langden PC IC MP. The nation is also divided into provenances which are represented as a whole in the Imperial Senate. Each Provence has a First Minister and a Regional Assembly which handles regional matters, larger cities are also run directly by metro Mayors.
The Imperial Federation is a member of a number of International groups, Including the World Assembly, the North Pacific Assembly, the North Pacific Treaty Organisation (NPTO) and chairs the Federation & Commonwealth Council. The Federation Council is made up of allies, overseas territories and dependencies of the Galactic Triumvirate, who choose to work together as part of an International Federation. This means that the countries all have seats on the Council and representatives in the Commission who act as the Secretariat of common policy. This includes freedom of movement, A Single Market and common Defence Policy overseen by the IF Commonwealth Commission.
All nations recognise the Triumvirate head of State (President Langden) as their head of state and her representatives in each realm give assent to statutes and represent the super-national government. This helps to preserve cultural ties between the realms. They have seats in the Parliament in the Capital.
The name 'Galactic' (Triumvirate) is based of our nations founding. On the evening of the signing of the Constitution, it was a clear night and the stars were shinning, Our forefathers wanted to remember this night forever, and to show to the world keen interest in astronomy.The stars represented a new beginning for the territory after the clans united.
We also reflect this in modern times in our keen interest in outer-space and interest in space-age technology development. In the present day The nation is currently known as 'The Imperial Federation' Internationally, or 'Imperial Federation'. Sometimes known as the 'Triumvirate' when fellow citizens talk about the country.
Full Nation Name: The Imperial Federation of the Galactic Triumvirate.
Preferred Nation Name: The Imperial Federation.
The standard way to refer to a citizen of the Triumvirate is as a "Triumvirateans"
The Galactic Triumvirate was founded when the three main tribes untied the historical realms to form a ruling Triumvirate with the Deceleration of the United Realm. The untied realm, than elected a ruler from the members of the Triumvirate. This resulted in the annotation of an Empress (or Emperor) of the Galactic Triumvirate. Through convention, the head of the Triumvirate always seemed to stem from the administrative house, instead of the Military or Legal branches. This resulted in the formation of a Monarchy with the Triumvirate playing a ceremonial role in Government. This was proclaimed in the Constitution of the Triumvirate in 1512. With the former role of President of the Council becoming the de-facto prime Minister. Upon this deceleration, the nation entered a new age of rapid development and expansion, with new territories being added to the mainland. This paved the way for a federal system of devolution, where provences would be headed by a First Minister and have control over regional issues while still having representation in the House of Commons and regional representation in the Senate.
In 1612, the age of exploration begun, during this time the Triumvirate acquired control of the surrounding island territories and some overseas trading posts, some of which are still held today. Including New Alenko, Federal Alenko and IzenV. They also served as expeditionary bases for the formation of parts of Falanassi, Odessoria and New Dromund who are independent Commonwealth States and allies of the Federation.
These overseas colonies paved the way for new constitutional reform to take place. With direct territories under control of the Capital, the government was worried about losing this newfound source of income. This was settled in the Act of Federation in 1650, which created the post of Lord President of the Council and the Federation Council, to act as a form of Imperial Parliament, dealing with Commonwealth (common) issues.
In 1692, the Triumvirate became the Imperial Federation, when Parliament pressured the Monarch to give additional powers to the body. Fearing revolution that had occurred elsewhere, the Monarch acquiesced. Although the Triumvirate had had a President of the Council since the signing of the Constitution, this role was mainly administrative, in consultation with the monarch. For the first time, the President would head the executive branch, reporting to the sovereign at weekly meetings. However, the monarch would still play an active constitutional role in the signing of bills and acting as head of state.
During the coming years, the Imperial Federation continued to evolve, with the development of stronger political freedoms and Civil Rights, initiated by the government. A relatively peaceful existence for the Imperial Federation continued until 1802, when the sudden death of Empress Alura Grovsnor, left the nation without a sovereign.
A constitutional crisis was averted by could have developed if not for a consensus arising between the various party heads, who all ultimately wanted to gain power- implementing cross party legislation that would make the President of the Council the Head of State and Government. Making the new head of the Federation the President of the Imperial Federation & Commonwealth. This merged the office of the Sovereign and President into one practical office, therefore the President would be required to sit in Parliament as well as perform the task of head of state. Constitutionally, the holder still occupies two offices, the President of the Council of the Galactic Triumvirate & President of the Imperial Federation & Commonwealth.
Under the Kaas Resolution, the President became the Constitutional head of the Federation Council and their territories. This meant that the representatives in the overseas territories became Governor- Generals of the President, giving Presidential Assent to legislation and not Royal Assent. The Privy Council became the Presidential Council and it's head given the responsibility of managing the transition, though now a ceremonial body providing advice to the President.
In order to keep the Federation together, the President opened the Commonwealth Council to new member states and allied regions as well as decreasing the direct control that Kaas City had over its direct territories. With legal statutes in place for independent rule on home affairs.
Sitting in the Northern hemisphere, the galactic triumvirate spans from the North Pacific and North Atlantic area. The country is home to many mountain ranges, plains, and forests to the North with the Urban and Industrial cities mainly centred towards the West. Most of the nation has a temperate climate, with the warmest weather being in the West. The Arctic regions do reach a cooler climate.
The Galactic Triumvirate is made up of 250 Million people with a further overseas population of 75 million counted as citizens of direct territories and other Commonwealths.
The language of the Imperial Federation is known as Basic (English) which is also the official language. Some provinces also have their own regional dialects.
There is no official religion in the Imperial Federation, although many religions are accepted and practised. Due to the deep separation of Church and State, there is no mixing of Government and Religion. Laws are made from a secular viewpoint so for example: Religious symbols cannot be present in any State building.
The (average) makeup of the Imperial Federation is 58% white, 42% non White. The Imperial Federation is a diverse and multicultural society with anti discrimination laws in place. With the equality of all citizens enshrined in the founding legal documents of the realm. However, in order to combat structural and cultural inequalities a number of Human Rights Commissions and Equality Offices exist in the country, with wide powers to enforce anti-discrimination and equality legislation.
Metro area population
The Parliament of the Imperial Federation consists of elected representatives of each parliamentary constituency. Sovereignty to make laws lies with Parliament which consists of two houses. The House of Commons consists of 400 members and the Senate consists of 52 Senators, two from each Province. To form a government, one party must hold a majority in the lower house.
Strict campaign finance laws are in place for elections and members can accept no personal donations.
The legislator appoints a Speaker which acts as the presiding arbiter in the House. The Senate appoints a chairman to oversee the proceedings there.
The President is elected separately to the legislature. Creating a two-vote election system. First there are Parliamentary and Senate elections where citizens vote for the party of their choice. The leader of the Party elected, by convention a sitting member of Parliament is elected president.
The primary job of Parliament is to pass legislation and scrutinise the government. Bills must be passed by both houses before being signed into law but the House has supremacy on issues of budget and the Senate can only delay the passage of a bill for 2 years. The upper house does not have the authority to pass monetary bills or oppose budgets.
The Federation & Commonwealth Council, the body for making Commonwealth law, it is lead by a Lord President of the Council who chairs council meetings and administered by a Separate Commission Secretariat.
The Executive- IF Government
The Government consists of various types of Departments. A Department is headed by a Secretary of State, who is responsible for the leadership of the Department. An Executive Agency, is a branch of a Department and is headed by a Senior Civil Servant as day to day political oversight is not necessary, however each still has a Minister who is responsible for them in the House. The final type of body is the Non Departmental Government Body, which is a body free from political interference and responsible to Parliament. They perform non political duties.
An example of each would be:
>Department: Department for Foreign Affairs.
>Executive Agency: Imperial Intelligence.
>Non Departmental Body: Office for National Statistics.
The Government is headed by the President who's office and residence is located at No 10 Imperial Plaza, Whitehall. This vast office is the former home of the Sovereign and serves as the centre of the government. The duel role of head of government and state means that the building houses staff for different functions. With the Private Office at the centre, and the West Wing focusing on Government and the East Wing on State ceremony and is supported by a Vice President in these tasks- currently The Rt Hon Elizabeth Pope MP. The President's personal Staff is situated in the Private Office. The President is also the Commander in Chief of the armed forces.
Due to the nature of the Combination of the role of head of State and Government, means that the President occupies two Offices, as head of government they hold the office of President of the Council of the Galactic Triumvirate, and as head of State of the Office of the President of the Imperial Federation & Commonwealth.
The main organ of government is the Cabinet, consisting of a Secretary of State that oversees each department. The Cabinet is the primary decision making body for government and the highest ranking Minister is the First Imperial Secretary of State who can deputise for the President in the House. The executive also consists of non- ministerial agencies who don't need ministerial oversight, instead headed by a Senior Civil Servant. The Government is aided by the Home and Foreign Services in the effective implementation of policy. Each department has a Permanent Secretary overseeing the administration. The current head of the Civil Service Cabinet Secretary Kate Bradly. The Cabinet Office provides administrative support for central government and co-ordinate the delivery of government objectives via other departments.
The Cabinet Office is also home to a number of executive groups such as the Strategic Implementation Unit to formulate policy and work on implementation across government, as well as the National Security Council which directs overall security policy.
President: Rt Hon Hillary Langden PC IC MP
Vice President: Rt Hon Elizabeth Pope PC MP
& Lord President of the Council:
First (Imperial) Secretary of State: Rt Hon Katha Niar PC MP
The Triumvirate is a cabinet Committee consisting of those who can deputise for the President. This includes the Vice President who can deputise for the President in the House and at state functions, the Lord President of the Council who can deputise in the Federation & Commonwealth Council and the First (or Imperial) Secretary of State who can deputise in Cabinet and the House.
The Judiciary is headed by the Lord Chief Justice who is the most senior Judge in the Federation. The job of the courts is to check the government and arbitrate the law. The top court the Supreme Court, with the power of Judicial Review. The Federation follows the standard common law system with different courts dealing with different issues of law.
The Imperial Supreme Court also acts as the final court of appeal for Commonwealth states when appealing on Imperial Issues.
First Ministers are elected by the people from each Provence and lead the largest party in the Regional Assemblies. They have authority over substantial devolved issues. This allows for the regions to run themselves, however, the Imperial Parliament in the Capital is still Sovereign. This means there are devolved Government Offices.
Mayors are elected by the people of a City and oversee the running of that district. They are supported by a state council which is chaired by the Mayor that helps them with local legislation. They have authority over local issues and implement policy on a local level.
The Imperial Federation is a international group of self-governing nations and territories that are current for former members of the Empire. Territories and protectorates are administered from central government whereas Commonwealth's have total self-governance.
A Commonwealth has a fully independent seat on the Federation Council and are also required to give troops to the Imperial Defence Force. Foreign affairs of territories and protectorates are controlled by the Triumvirate, with the exception of relations between other Imperial Federation states. The Imperial Federation Council, consists of elected representatives from all the dominions of the Federation. They meet to decide common Trade, Immigration and Defence Policy. The President is the Constitutional head of the Council but often appoints a Lord President to preside over the Council sessions. All territories and states have equal representation in the council.
The Council has a budget and may decide common policy of the Empire. This legislation is signed by the President but the President may veto this legislation. An example of recent common policy was Freedom of movement among Imperial States and a Common Passport. The Triumvirate's Permanent Representative to the Federation & Commonwealth Council is His Excellency Jonathan Freedman, IFA.
Rest of the World
The Imperial Federation takes a peaceful and productive approach to foreign affairs but exerts considerable influence due to it's size, military strength and Strong Aid budget. The Imperial Federation is also a member of the Mutual Defence pact the North Pacific Treaty Organisation and International bodies such as the North Pacific Assembly and World Assembly, represented by the Chief Ambassador to the World Assembly: Her Excellency Dr Nancy Lyman CMG and the Permanent Representative to the North Pacific: Her Excellency Kate Bradly.
The main department for executing Foreign Affairs on behalf of the nation is the Foreign Office headed by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Sarah James MP.
Federation relations are overseen by the Federation & Commonwealth Office and IF Aid by the Department for International Development.
Military & Intelligence
The President is also the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces but responsibility is often delegated to a Supreme Commander. Millitary and Security Policy is controlled and overseen by the National Security Council which consists of top government officials. The Council is supported by the Joint Intelligence Organisation that provided independent assessments and information to government. Meetings of the top intelligence officials and overall intelligence sharing is overseen by the Joint Intelligence Committee which is headed by the Secretary of State for Intelligence who has ministerial responsibility for Intelligence. A similar group functions for the Military through the Joint Defence Council.
Responsibility for Intelligence is split between the Home Office, Intelligence Department and Defence Department. Ministerial Responsibility falls with The Rt Hon Xavier Clark, PC, MP: Secretary of State for Intelligence & Director of the Joint Intelligence Committee.
Professional Intelligence Chiefs
Director General of Imperial Intelligence: Ysanne Isard CMG
Director General of the Imperial Security Agency: Harry Auzic
Director General of Imperial Communications Headquarters: Henry Marchant
Keeper, Military Intelligence: Lt Gen, Shara Jenn
Chair, Imperial Federation Cyber Command: Colonel Maximus Greies IFA
Agent in Chief of the Imperial Security Division: Sophie Reed
Chief Secretary of the Joint Intelligence Organization: Peter Richards ILC KCT
Civilian Administration of the Military is overseen by the Department for Defence of the Realm & Empire, which is responsible for the National Armed forces. Imperial Strike teams and collective defence is overseen through the Committee on Imperial Defence and the Imperial Defence Force. The Joint Operations force consists of the forces that are ready to engage at all times, based at IzenV through the Imperial 5th Fleet.
Professional Service Chiefs
Chief of the Imperial Defence Staff: Grand Admiral Cheryl Walker, KCB KCT CAM
Chief of the Imperial General Staff: General Timothy Clark CMG KCT
Chief of the Imperial Naval Staff: Admiral James Donovan KCT OIF
Chief of the Imperial Air Staff: Air Chief Marshal Gregory Peterson
Director of Imperial Space Command: Vice Admiral Thomas Jeremy
Director of Imperial Special Forces: General Mark Anderson, N7
Commander of the Joint Operations Division: Commander Damaris Smyth GCCP
Commissioner General of the Imperial Defence Force: General Hald Habbatt CG KCB
Standing Forces (rounded)
150,000 Air force Personnel.
40,000 Special Forces
35,000 Space Command
300,000 Imperial Defence Force Soldiers (Across all member States).
100,000 JOD Forces (Ready for immediate deployment- all roles).
The Triumviratean economy is very efficient, worth 17.3 trillion Pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 52,492 Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly. Kaas City is a major financial hub with with a branches of many major corporations and banking groups located there. The Computer and Technology industry is primarily based in New London. Farming is located in the warmer regions.
Key: Political Titles
MP: Member of Parliament
MS: member of the Senate
IC: Imperial Councillor.
PC: Presidential Council.
PCO: Presidential Council Officer
CG: Commissioner General.
IFA: Imperial Federation Ambassador.
KCT: Knight Commander Triumvirate
KBC: Knight Brigade Commander
KCM: Knight Commander of Merritt
Exclusive Military Titles
GT: Grand Triumvirate
EOF: Executive Officer of the Federation
HFC: Hero of the Federation Council
N7: Special Forces Officer
Civilian Service Titles
CAM: Captain of the order of Alaskaina and Mirax
CMG: Order of Marshall and Grosvenor
OIF: Officer of the Imperial Federation
AG: Attorney General
ILC: Imperial Legal Council
The Imperial Federation is home to many Museums, Art Galleries and Public Libraries. There is a large emphasis on literacy culture due to a number of famous authors and works. The country has a proud arts history and artistic industries and heritage projects are subsidised by the Government. The theatre district of New London is home to the performing arts industry and is notable for many world famous productions.
Musical roots can be traced back centuries and the Imperial Federation is home to many musical acts.
The National Anthem is 'glory to the Federation!' and the IF Music Awards take place every year.
Cinema and Television is a major part of life and the triumvirate is home to many cinemas.
The older cities of the Imperial Federation such as Kaas City and New London are home to many Gothic and medieval buildings whereas others such as New York and Imperialis are new modern 'high tec' cities that have only recently been developed.
Basic is the official language and is spoken by 95% of the population as a first language. Religion is tolerated but not a major competent of life. The IF also places a huge emphasis on technology and Science and is proudly one of the most advanced nations on earth with significant funding on Space, Science and Technology. The Imperial Federation is also incredibly tolerant of minority groups and has vast civil rights laws and holds yearly pride parades.
The Imperial Federation still has a form of honours system left over from monarchism. Which recognises the achievement of citizens and public servants. There are also a number of honours for professions such as ILC: Imperial Legal Counsel representing a top lawyer.
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