Minshu Period

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The Minshu Policy, or Minshu Period, was a political era in the Jingdaoese Empire which came into existence with the ascension of the Zettai Emperor and the approval of the new constitution in 1631 AN. This period, which can roughly can be translated as Democratic Popular Sovereignty Policy, refers to the presence of a democratic elected government system which coordinated it actions with the Imperial Administration (mainly the Heavenly Light).

His successor, the Kattei Emperor, reconfirmed the importance of the elected representatives by formally tolerating it after ascension to the Throne [1]. With official backing of the Heavenly Light, the Imperial Assembly - which had seen as mostly worthless and silent - stayed in power and survived its criticism and possible abolition.

The Sheng Emperor, when ascending the Throne, brought this era officially to its (with the Sheng Restoration) end after it had become clear that the legislature had stopped functioning around 1637 AN, when the escape of slave mutants led to a temporary total collapse of the government. The last democratic remnants of the Minshu Period became eventually defunct after the young Chidao Emperor was placed on, and power was restored to, the Heavenly Throne.