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Tianchao Jingdao
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Constitution of the Empire

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The Chidao Emperor

Imperial Household | Imperial Stewardship

Teachings of the Empire
Tianchaodao | Jingbuist Absolutism | Chidaoism

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Ministries & Secretariats:

Ministry of Truth | Ministry of Purity | Ministry of Stability

Chao Suweiai formerly known as National Diet

Gong Suweiai | Sifang Suweiai

Defunct: Emblem Seanad.png The Seanad | The Imperial Yuan Emblem Yuan.png

Political Factions:

Guanchang | Kantai-ha (Navy) | Gunbatsu (Army) | Shanghu (Traders)

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Other institutions

Tianchao Chuandui | Imperial Armed Forces | Young Wandering Society | Tegong


The National Diet was Jingdao's bicameral legislature. It was composed of a lower house called the Imperial Yuan, and an upper house, called the Seanad. While both houses were part of the legislature, only the Yuan passed legislation, while the Seanad acted more or less as a check-and-balance institution with veto privileges. Since the ascension of the Chidao Emperor, the National Diet has been abolished as it was seen as democratic heresy. It has been succeeded byt he Chao Suweiai, which means Imperial Councils.

The National Diet was located in Daocheng, near the Inner City. Its buildings have been closed to the public and are currently in use by the Tegong.


Both houses can be historically dated back into Jingdaoese history:

Emblem Seanad.png The Seanad acted as an assembly of nobles during the era that Kildare was part of Shireroth, and later was used by the Apollonian Republic as legislative chamber. It hosted 15 seats: one for each of the fourteen provinces and one for the Emperor who presides the house. Its members were governors, who were appointed by the Emperor. It has been superseded by the secret Sifang Suweiai.

Emblem Yuan.png The Imperial Yuan can be traced back to the Imperial Assembly, which existed during the Minshu Period but never decently functioned. It consisted of 54 seats: one for each voting district. Its members were elected every 90 ASC year (3 months). It has been superseded by the Gong Suweiai.


Under the Xianfa Constitution, at least one session of both houses of the Diet had to be convened when a new Emperor ascends the Heavenly Throne. Technically, only the Imperial Yuan is dissolved before an election. The Emperor both convokes the Diet and dissolves the Imperial Yuan but in doing so is expected to act on the advice of the Cabinet. In an emergency the Grand Secretariat can convoke the Diet for an extraordinary session, and an extraordinary session may be requested by one-quarter of the members of either house. At the beginning of each parliamentary session the Emperor reads a special speech from his throne.