Laws of Drak-Modan

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Laws of Drak-Modan are passed by The Fury, the unicameral legislature of the Republic of Drak-Modan. It was first convened in 1671 following the Declaration of Drakorda that separated Drak-Modan from Shireroth. During its first session it passed a core set of laws that formed the Drak-Modani government. The laws and government of Drak-Modan are purposefully modeled on that of Natopia.

In 1679, the Fury repealed the Core Act and replaced them with a Constitution. The Regular Acts were amended and codified into the Drakic Code to reflect the new republican form of government as well.

The Fury of 1684, elected after riots and protests against Teimuraz's tyranny, will amend several sections of the Constitution and Drakic Code.

The Constitution of the Supreme Bovic Republic of Drak-Modan

We, the learned and common peoples of Drak-Modan, hereby establish and ordain this Constitution so that we may prosper and live in peace, so that we may protect our ideals and dreams, so that we may provide stability for posterity. It is by public opinion that our personal sovereignty is to be entrusted to the government of this Supreme Bovic Republic of Drak-Modan.

Article One - Establishment

  1. The people of Drak-Modan are represented by this government, the Supreme Bovic Republic of Drak-Modan.
  2. The Supreme Bovic Republic recognizes Kaiseress Salome as the Kaiseress of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth and she may use the customary title "Queen in Modan".
  3. The Benacian Bovic Church is the official religion of Drak-Modan. All public officials and civil servants must be registered Bovics and regular attendees of Herds.

Article Two - The Grand Chancellor

  1. The Grand Chancellor is the Head of Government, head of the executive branch, and head of the legislature.
  2. The Grand Chancellor will enforce the will of the People by executing the Laws passed by the Fury.
  3. The Grand Chancellor will appoint various ministers to their cabinet to carry out the will of the People and the laws of the Fury.
  4. Ministers for domestic affairs, foreign affairs, and the military must be appointed by the Grand Chancellor. Further officers may be appointed at the Chancellor's discretion.
  5. The Grand Chancellor is elected by a majority of the members of the Fury and serves for life, until they resign, or are removed from office.
  6. In times of emergency, panic, or for expediency, the Grand Chancellor may issue decrees that have the force of law.

Article Three - The Fury

  1. The Fury of Drak-Modan is the legislature of the Bovic Republic.
  2. The Grand Chancellor may preside over the Fury, or appoint a Speaker.
  3. Laws are passed by the Fury by a simple majority of Members present.
  4. The Drakic Code is the body of enacted and enforced laws passed by the Fury.
  5. The Fury may overturn a chancellorial decree with a three-fourths majority of Members present.
  6. 400 Representatives are elected from 400 constituencies drawn around equal populations and with compact borders.
  7. The Fury will establish its own parliamentary procedures.
  8. Elections for the Fury occur every 3 years.

Article Four - The Supreme Judge

  1. The Supreme Judge heads the judicial branch and is the Head of State. The Supreme Judge is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the Grand Chancellor, the state, and the government of Drak-Modan and the demesnes. #The Supreme Judge may remove the Grand Chancellor from office at any time to prevent abuse of power of office, abuse of the Drak-Modani people, and abuse of the nation.
  2. It is the Supreme Judge's responsibility to invalidate laws, decrees, or policies that are unconstitutional or violate the common welfare, the equal rights of Drak-Modani citizens, the security of the nation.
  3. The Supreme Judge may establish a system of lower courts to process common matters of law.
  4. The Supreme Judge may create a national law enforcement agency to enforce their decisions including the power to remove officials by deadly force.
  5. The first Supreme Judge is Clara Sundara Waffel-Paine & Drak and will serve for life.
  6. A unanimous vote of the Fury may remove the Supreme Judge from office.
  7. The Supreme Judge will designate their successor who will inherit the office upon the death, removal, or resignation of the Supreme Judge.

Article Five - The Demesnes

  1. Drak-Modan is divided into Demesnes. Only an Act of the Fury may divide land into Demesnes of the Republic, create new demesnes, or merge existing demesnes.
  2. Each demesne will operate a lindstromist government, with an elected legislature, a Petty Chancellor elected by the legislature, and a Petty Judge appointed by the Supreme Judge.

Chancellorial Decrees

  1. To Direct the Benacian Bovic Church to establish Missions to the cowless heathens of Shimmerspring, to offer citizenship to Shimmerspringers who bathe in the milk of our lord Bous, and to authorize final baptism to those who insist on their barbarous faith.

Drakic Code

The Demesnes

So be it enacted by the Fury of the Drak-Modani People, assembled here in Drakorda, elected by Our countrymen, with the blessing of Our god Bous, That:

  1. There shall be four demesnes of the Bovic Republic: Kizshire, Sehmlshire, Capeshire, and So-Sara.
  2. The demesnes shall each have an elected representative council, and an appointed petty chancellor.
  3. The councils create local laws and ordinances, and may devolve powers to municipalities.
  4. The petty chancellor enforces the laws of the demesne and appoints various officials as required.

The Raspur Pact

So be it enacted by the Fury of the Drak-Modani People, assembled here in Drakorda, elected by Our countrymen, with the blessing of Our god Bous, That:

  1. The Bovic Republic of Drak-Modan asserts its status as an inheritor to full membership in the Raspur Pact.
  2. The Bovic Republic of Drak-Modan, nevertheless, in its own right ratifies the Raspur Pact and recommits itself to that alliance.

The Defense Force

So be it enacted by the Fury of the Drak-Modani People, assembled here in Drakorda, elected by Our countrymen, with the blessing of Our god Bous, That:

  1. The military of the Republic is the Drak-Modani Defense Force and the Grand Chancellor is commander-in-chief.
  2. The Grand Chancellor's appointed Commander shall administer the Defense Force and serve as military representative as needed to the Joint Military Commission of the Raspur Pact.
  3. Various local militias of the demesnes may, by decree of the Grand Chancellor, be integrated into the Defense Force for temporary periods of time.
  4. The Defense Force shall maintain a standing Army, Navy, and Air Force capable of defending the territorial integrity of the republic and the republic's security.
  5. The Defense Force will be organized to allow for the formation of combined armed corps and interoperability with the military units of other Pact allies.

The Subordinate Courts

So be it enacted by the Fury of the Drak-Modani People, assembled here in Drakorda, elected by Our countrymen, with the blessing of Our god Bous, That:

  1. The Subordinate Court of Criminal Law is established with jurisdiction over felonious cases, heinous crimes, when the republic is plaintiff on behalf of victims, and other high crimes.
    1. This court shall sit in Lyhigh, it is composed of the Petty Judge of Sehmlshire and two Assistants.
  2. The Subordinate Court of Civil Law is established with jurisdiction over minor cases, financial crimes, non-violent offenses, and other misdemeanors.
    1. This court shall sit in Modan Hamlet, it is composed of a Petty Judge of Capeshire and two Assistants.
  3. The Subordinate Court of Constitutional Law is established with jurisdiction over cases between the republic's agencies, and its citizens, and all other cases outside the jurisdiction of the other subordinate courts.
    1. This court shall sit in Kurpla, it is composed of a Petty Judge of Kizshire and three Assistant Justices.
  4. The petty judges of these courts are appointed by the Supreme Judge from a list of 16 candidates provided to him or her by a commission of 60 attorneys practicing in that demesne.
    1. After one full year, at the next available election, the justices shall be retained or ousted according to the will of the voters.

The Order of the Emberbark

So be it enacted by the Fury of the Drak-Modani People, assembled here in Drakorda, elected by Our countrymen, with the blessing of Our god Bous, That:

  1. There shall be an order of honor and merit established within the republic to honor and reward those people who serve this Bovic Republic and its people.
  2. The name of this order is: The Radiant Order of the Emberbark, and the Supreme Judge shall be Sovereign of this order.
  3. The Supreme Judge, upon advice of the Grand Chancellor, shall name various members of this order, who shall have the title of Knight or Dame of the Emberbark.
  4. Certain individuals shall have automatic membership in this Order ex officio, as follows:
    1. The Avatar of the House of Waffel-Paine.
    2. The Patriarch of the House of Ayreon-Kalirion.
    3. The current and past Otchims of the Benacian Bovic Church.
    4. Past Grand Chancellors.

The Symbols of the Republic

So be it enacted by the Fury of the Drak-Modani People, assembled here in Drakorda, elected by Our countrymen, with the blessing of Our god Bous, That:

  1. The flag of Drak-Modan shall be a field of black with bands of purple and green at the top and bottom edges, with the emblem of a bull's face.
  2. The seal of Drak-Modan shall be green and purple triangles with a bull's head.
  3. The motto of the republic is Peace Through Silent Oppression derived from the Lindstromist motto.
  4. The anthem of the republic if the Bovic hymn "The Spirit of Cow Like Butter is Melting."
  5. Salome Ayreon-Kalirion, the Kaiseress of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth, is a living symbol of unity on the Benacian continent.

The Naval Defense Procurement Act, 1674

So be it enacted by the Fury of the Drak-Modani People, assembled here in Drakorda, elected by Our countrymen, with the blessing of Our god Bous, That:

  1. The Drak-Modani Defense Force is authorized to order and purchase several naval vessels from the West Bay NDF Shipyards.
  2. The Drak-Modani Navy shall have at least one Gustav Lindstrom-class aircraft carrier with a full complement of N-1 fighters, 2 Natopia-class destroyers, 1 Unterdu-class submarine
  3. The aircraft carrier will be christened as the Drak-Modani Ship Drak Attack; the destroyers as the DMS Sehml's Revenge and DMS Enforced Peace, and the submarine as DMS Prince John.
  4. The Navy shall choose an appropriate hull paint scheme to differentiate Drak-Modani vessels from others.
  5. The Navy, along with consultation with the Raspur Pact Benacia Command, shall review the needs for further expansion of the Navy every 3rd year.

The Sanama Treaty and 5 Isles Cessation Act

So be it enacted by the Fury of the Drak-Modani People, assembled here in Drakorda, elected by Our countrymen, with the blessing of Our god Bous,, That:

  1. The Treaty of Amity and Cooperation between Sanama and Drak-Modan is hereby ratified.
  2. The Kingdom commits itself to peaceful interactions and fruitful cooperation with the Democratic Federation of Sanama in all mutual beneficial endeavors.
  3. The five So-Saran islands closest to Sanama are hereby separated from the demesne of So-Sara and formally ceded to the Democratic Federation of Sanama.

The Treaty of Mutual Defence between the Raspur Pact and Sanama Act

So be it enacted by the Fury of the Drak-Modani People, assembled here in Drakorda, elected by Our countrymen, with the blessing of Our god Bous, , That:

  1. The Treaty of Mutual Defence between the Raspur Pact and Sanama is hereby ratified.
  2. The Kingdom commits itself to peaceful interactions and fruitful cooperation with the Democratic Federation of Sanama in all mutual beneficial endeavors.

Kingdom of Draconia Act

So be it enacted by the Fury of the Drak-Modani People, assembled here in Drakorda, elected by Our countrymen, with the blessing of Our god Bous, , That:

  1. The island of Nel Modan is separated from the demesne of So-Sara and granted autonomous rights as the Kingdom of Draconia.
  2. The Kingdom of Draconia shall administer its own internal affairs and protect the Draconian culture with its autonomy.
  3. The King of the Draconians is considered a foreign head of state for protocol and customs while in the rest of the republic.

Dead Man's Switch Act

So be it enacted by the Fury of the Drak-Modani People, assembled here in Drakorda, elected by Our countrymen, with the blessing of Our god Bous, , That:

  1. Should the Republic of Drak-Modan fall into such a severe state of chaos and anarchy that the Micronational Cartography society would be forced to reduce or remove the Republic from its map the following provisions shall occur.
  2. If Kaiseress Salome or her heirs are on the Golden Mango Throne, then the Republic's territory shall be immediately ceded to the Imperial Republic of Shireroth.
  3. If the House of Ayreon-Kalirion does not sit on the Golden Mango Throne, then the territory of the Republic shall be divided among the Elwynnese Republic, the Federation of Sanama, and the Kingdom of Ransenar.
  4. The Kingdom of Draconia shall become a condominium under the joint sovereignty and administration of the Emirate of Sathrati and the Bovic Empire of Natopia.