Hurmu Trust Territory
|The Territories of Hurmu held in Trust by the Order of the Holy Lakes and the Restored Khanate of Lontinien|
|Motto: Toj mar be-Hurmu (We are Hurmu)|
|Anthem: Hanwen u-Brida (Way of Life)|
|5.5.4 - 9.3|
|Official language(s)||Istvanistani |
|- The Princess and Khan (co-rulers)||Salome and Temüjin|
|- Chairman||Anskar Isamma|
|- Legislature||Bilateral Organizing Committee|
|Active population||37,931 citizens (1689)|
|Currency||Craitish Cräite (CRC)|
|Time zone(s)||CMT+3 (Eastern Lake District); CMT+1 (Lontinien)|
|National food||Yoghurt, cheese|
The Hurmu Trust Territory is a traditional Hurmu territory in two parts governed by the Order of the Holy Lakes and the Restored Khanate of Lontinien. As of 1689 AN, the territory considers itself an independent sovereign entity.
It aims also to reunify the Holy Lakes with the Trust Territory, and thereby restoring Hurmu as an independent state. Until such time, however, the Trust Territory uses the temporary name "Hurmu Trust Territory" or the longer "Territories of Hurmu held in Trust by the Order of the Holy Lakes and the Restored Khanate of Lontinien" to signify its provisional situation.
The Hurmu Trust Territory is largely, but not officially, federal, with significant autonomy to its entities: the territories governed by the Order of the Holy Lakes and the Restored Khanate of Lontinien. The Princess of Hurmu, Salome, is the symbolic head of state, along with the Khan of Lontinien. The Khan has, however, signified that he wishes not to be the entire head of state but only head over Lontinien. As soon a new constitution is confirmed by the people in a referendum, he will remove himself from head of state, and there will be only one.
The Government consists of the Bilateral Organizing Committee, its legislature and executive. It consists of 5 people from Lontinien, 5 people from the Order of the Holy Lakes. Its chair is taken from the Order, Anskar Isamma, and its vicechair from Lontinien, the Khan of Lontinien.
There are two judiciaries in the Trust Territory, the Court of Justice of the Order of the Holy Lakes and the Court of Justice of Lontinien. Appeals may be brought from these courts to the Supreme Court of Justice of the Hurmu Trust Territory, only if cases touch on HTT federal law.
Defence and Security
The Trust Territory is a recipient of international assistance with regards to its defence and security needs. This assistance having been requested by the Bilateral Organising Committee shortly after its establishment in view of the regional security challenges the Trust Territory faced, the bitter legacy of the Hurmu Genocide and the subsequent period of Stormarker occupation.
There are 37,931 resident citizens (1689) in the books, however, both Lontinien and the Eastern Lake District have significant populations of former Stormarkers living there, estimated up to 500,000 in the Lake District, and up to 200,000 in Lontinien.
There is currently debate within the Trust Territory authorities as to what to do with the remnant Stormarkers. One fraction wants to expel them all, one fraction wishes to allow them all citizenship, another fraction allows for their residency but not citizenship, and so on...