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Farkland_Islands
Note: This Country has disbanded.

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Flag: Palm Tree on a Field of Bacon


Background
Stats Stats Rank 9th
Founded On February 22, 2008
Founded By Created from Farkistan
Contact Info
Forum Forum
IRC #cefarkers on Coldfront
Important Links

Membership Application

Internal Structure
Leader Secretary General: EcoBuckeye
Government Speaker of the Council: Hightime81

Total Fark Council: Bou
Total Fark Council: Jsobota
Total Fark Council: LordMyself
Total Fark Council: maximus bluntus
MoD: LeisureSuitLarry
MoFA: UltimateDogg
MoIA: Deacon

Symbology
Motto Desire The Sheep

Farkland Islands Government

Secretary General: EcoBuckeye
Speaker of the Council: Hightime81
Total Fark Council: Bou
Total Fark Council: Jsobota
Total Fark Council: LordMyself
Total Fark Council: maximus bluntus
Minister of Foreign Affairs: UltimateDogg
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs: Princess Jules
Minister of Defense: Leisure Suit Larry
Deputy Minister of Defense: Hightime81
Minister of Internal Affairs: Deacon
Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs: Sato32

Farkland Islands Flags

Official Country Flag (Palm Tree on a Field of Bacon!):

Palm Tree on a Field of Bacon! Full Size

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Farkland Islands Charter

The Second Charter of the Farkland Islands

Preamble: I, for one, welcome our new Fark overlords.

Farkland Islands is ruled by Our Holy Emperor, Drew Curtis (PBUH) through whom all things are possible, and from whom we derive the privilege of calling ourselves FARK

In our leader’s absence, we do our best to govern ourselves according to his holy drunken example, as revealed to us in the magnificent realm of Fark.com.



Article 1: The Secretary General
/ Just as the thread topics in the magnificent realm of Fark.com are determined by a (sometimes) benevolent Secretary General, directing us toward links which may amuse us, so, too, shall the internal workings of Farkland Islands be directed by a Secretary General.

// The Secretary General shall be elected, according to the election procedures described in Article 6 of this charter, to a term no longer than 3 months. To be eligible for election, a candidate for Secretary General must be eighteen years old on the day the term is scheduled to begin and have been an active member of Farkland Islands for 30 days.

/// The Secretary General shall have the power to:
- Oversee and provide input on all domestic issues in Farkland Islands
- Provide input during any Council meeting
- Oversee admission and masking of new Farkland Islands
- Make Official statements on the City Empires Forum regarding Farkland Islands (Elections, Declarations of War/Peace, General News, etc.)
- Redlight actions of the Council
- Appoint a Minister of Defense to aid in operation of the Military, a Minister of Internal Affairs to help in recruiting - all with the majority approval of the Council
- Hold “ownership” of IRC channels representing Farkland Islands, including #cefarkers and #ultrafark on coldfront.
- In the event of a tie vote of the Council, shall cast a tie-breaking vote.
- In the event of a dispute arising from the Charter or FArQ of Farkland Islands, the Secretary General shall appoint an impartial arbiter to hear the arguments and decide the issue.

//// The Secretary General shall be required to, at the beginning of the last full week of each month, to post a “State of Farkland Islands” in the Farkland Islands Chat portion of the forum.

///// The Secretary General shall hold the in-game position of Capital city and shall have authority to change country orders, accept applicant cities, and maintain the list of allies and enemies



Article 2: The Minister of Foreign Affairs
/ The Foreign Policy of Farkland Islands be directed by a Minister of Foreign Affairs

// The Minister of Foreign Affairs shall be erected, according to the election procedures described in Article 6 of this charter, to a term no longer than 3 months.

/// The Minister of Foreign Affairs shall be aided in his duties by a deputy, who shall hold the office of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. dMoFA shall be appointed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs with the approval of the majority of the Council. If necessary, the dMoFA may be removed from office by the request of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the approval of the majority of the Council. A new dMoFA shall then be appointed according to the process of this slashie.

//// In the event that the Minister of Foreign Affairs fails to report for duty for a period of seven days, or resigns at short notice, the dMoFA shall assume the role of Minister of Foreign Affairs upon receiving the approval of the majority of the Council. A replacement dMoFA shall be selected by the new Minister of Foreign Affairs according to the process of the previous slashie. The dMoFA will also serve as temporary Minister of Foreign Affairs during an approved absence.

///// The term limits for the dMoFA shall be equal to the term limits of the current Minister of Foreign Affairs, regardless of the time of the dMoFA’s appointment. Should the dMoFA be appointed to Minister of Foreign Affairs, he shall serve only the rest of the previous Minister of Foreign Affairs's term, regardless of the time of the appointment.

////// The Minister of Foreign Affairs and dMoFA may be aided in their duties by several Ambassadors. Ambassadors shall be appointed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and may serve as diplomats in the Minister of Foreign Affairs’s stead. Any negotiations performed by a dMoFA or Ambassador must be approved by the Minister of Foreign Affairs before being submitted to the Council.

/////// The Minister of Foreign Affairs shall have the power to:
- Oversee all Farkland Islands foreign affairs
- Oversee admission and masking of foreign diplomats
- Make official statements on the City Empires Forum regarding Farkland Islands foreign affairs (Treaties, Pacts, etc)
- Negotiate and enter into treaties with other alliances, with the approval of the Council. If a submitted treaty is neither greenlit nor redlit by a majority of the Council after being posted for vote by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the treaty may be considered approved.
- Appoint Ambassadors to aid in his duties (Council may redlight an appointment with a majority vote)
- Serve as Assistant City

//////// Should a situation arise where both the Secretary General and Speaker of the Council become unable to serve or be jointly removed from duty, the Minister of Foreign Affairs shall serve as Secretary General until such time as a new Secretary General or Speaker of the Council are elected.

Article 3: The Council
/ Just as those who give of themselves (money) in the magnificent realm of Fark.com are recognized with added bonuses and a cool little icon next to their name, so too shall those who give of themselves to Farkland Islands be recognized with added responsibility and a cool little icon under their avatar. A Council shall aid in the guidance of Farkland Islands.

// The Council shall be erected, according to the election procedures described in Article 6 of this charter, to a term no longer than 1 month.

/// Upon the enactment of this charter, there shall be five Council members. The number of Council members can be changed by a three quarters majority vote of the existing Council.

//// The Council member who receives the most votes in the election shall serve as Speaker of the Council. If the Council member with the most votes declines to serve, the position shall go to the Council member with the second most votes. This pattern may be continued until the Council member with the least amount of votes becomes SotC. By three quarters majority vote, a vote of no confidence may remove a Council member from the SotC position. A new SotC will then be elected according to the process of this slashie. The SotC will:
- Preside over Council meetings
- Act as the public face of the Council when needed
- Serve as interim Secretary General during an elections process should the office become vacated, or when the Secretary General is on an approved absence
- Hold the position of Assistant City

///// The Council shall have the power to:
By simple majority
- Pass FArQ to ensure the continued smooth(ish) operation of Farkland Islands
- Greenlight Appointments of the Secretary General and Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Greenlight foreign treaties
By three quarters majority
- Change the number of Council members
- Declare war on another alliance
- Submit charter slashies to a general vote
By unanimous vote
- Override a Secretary General’s redlight



Article 4: The Minister of Internal Affairs
/ Just as the Minister of Internal Affairs has long served as the representation of all things badass, so shall the Recruiting and HR of Farkland Islands be directed by a Minister of Internal Affairs.

// The Minister of Internal Affairs shall be appointed by the Secretary General, with the approval of the Council, to a non-specific term, according to the process described in Article 1 of this charter. If necessary, the Minister of Internal Affairs may be removed from office by the request of the Secretary General and the approval of the majority of the Council. A new Minister of Internal Affairs shall then be appointed according to the process of this slashie.

/// The Minister of Internal Affairs shall be aided in his duties by a deputy, who shall hold the office of dMoIA. The dMoIA shall be appointed by the Minister of Internal Affairs with the approval of the majority of the Council. If necessary, the dMoIA may be removed from office by the request of the Minister of Internal Affairs and the approval of the majority of the Council. A new dMoIA shall then be appointed according to the process of this slashie.

//// In the event that the Minister of Internal Affairs fails to report for duty for a period of seven days, or resigns at short notice, the Cowbell shall assume the role of Minister of Internal Affairs upon receiving the approval of the majority of the TotalFark Council. A replacement Cowbell shall be selected by the new Minister of Internal Affairs according to the process of the previous slashie. The dMoIA will also serve as temporary Minister of Internal Affairs during an approved absence.



///// The Minister of Internal Affairs shall have the power to:
- Oversee admission and masking of new Islanders
- Make Official statements on the CE Forum regarding recruitment
- Moderate and maintain the forums (with the exception of diplomatic forums)
- Recruit new members to Farkland Islands
- Oversee the Elections process and lend a supporting hand when needed - Hold the position of Assistant City.

Article 5: UltraFark
/ Just as they do in the magnificent realm of Fark.com, the UltraFark shall serve as th+++CARRIER LOST+++



Article 6: Elections
/ Elections shall occur on the last seven days of every month. Council elections will occur every month, or when the office becomes vacant. Elections for Secretary General and Minister of Foreign Affairs will occur every three months, or when the office becomes vacant. If the period until the next scheduled election for a vacated office is less than seven days, the office is to remain vacant until the next scheduled election. Elections are to be presided over by the Minister of Internal Affairs.

// Candidates may nominate themselves or be nominated by others.

/// Elections shall occur according to the following timeline:
Day 1: Nominations begin
Day 2: Nominations continue
Day 3: Nominations end
Day 4: Elections begin
Day 5: Elections continue
Day 6: ?????
Day 7: Elections close, winners are declared, oh – and Profit!

//// Terms shall begin on the first day of the month following the election.

///// Should a lawfully erected or appointed officer of Farkland Islands prove grossly incompetent, commit crimes against the country or take an unexplained leave of absence longer than three days, a Council member can initiate a vote of no confidence in that officer. Should the no confidence vote pass by a margin of three quarters of all remaining erected officers, the officer shall be removed and the position shall be filled according to the relevant articles of this charter until new elections can be held.

////// If the office of either Secretary General, or Minister of Foreign Affairs is vacated with a remaining period of less than two weeks, the positions shall be filled temporarily according to the terms of succession denoted in this charter. Vacancies for a period in excess of two weeks shall be filled by an election held according to the procedures specified in this charter to fill the remainder of the term.



Article 7: Blowin’ Shiat Up.
/ The Farkland Islands Military (Farkland Islands Defense Fleet) shall be presided over by an Minister of Defense, who is to be appointed by the Secretary General and approved by a majority of the Council. The Minister of Defense may be relieved of duty at the request of the Secretary General and the approval of the majority of the Council.

// The Minister of Defense shall have the power to organize the military as he sees fit, and appoint whatever subordinate leadership he feels will best create an effective military.

/// The Minister of Defense shall have the power to authorize attacks, either aggressive or retaliatory, against unaligned nations. Attacks against aligned nations must occur either according to a declaration of war by the Council or as a retaliatory measure cleared by the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Aggressive attacks against aligned nations with whom Farkland Islands is not at war is asshattery, sanctions up to the use of the ban hammer will ensue.

//// The Minister of Defense shall have full authority to conduct military operations under the general guidance of the Secretary General, provided those operations abide by any foreign treaties passed by the Council.

///// The Minister of Defense shall be aided in his duties by a second-in-command, who shall hold the position of Deputy Minister of Defense. The dMoD shall be appointed by the Minister of Defense with the approval of the Secretary General. If necessary, the dMoD may be removed from command by the request of the Minister of Defense or the Secretary General. A new dMoD shall then be selected according to the process of this slashie.

////// In the event that the Minister of Defense fails to report for duty for a period of seven days, resigns at short notice, or is relieved of duty, the dMoD shall assume the role of Acting Minister of Defense for the duration of the process of the Secretary General appointing a new Minister of Defense. The Acting MoD will then return to dMoD status until such time as the new MoD designates a replacement dMoD. The dMoD will also act as Acting Minister of Defense while the Minister of Defense is on an approved absence.

/////// Espionage, either against Farkland Islands or another alliance, is asshattery of the first degree. Dropping of the ban hammer will ensue.



Article 8: Forum Management
/ The Farkland Islands Forums shall never have less than 9 gubmint Admins: Secretary General, all Council members, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Defense, and Minister of Internal Affairs. The Root Admin account information, including password, will be kept in a portion of the forum to which all of the afore mentioned gubmint has access.

// The dMoFA, dMoIA, dMoD, and all FDF Staff (Commanders and above) shall have no less than Mod status. All of the afore mentioned shall have Mod status over their area of responsibility.



Article 9: Islanders
/ Islanders are required to register on the Farkland Islands forums to be considered members of Farkland Islands.

// Islanders are required to display their forum ID number in their city’s bio in-game. Failure to do so, and to fail to comply with the Minister of Internal Affairs’s request to do so, may result in being expelled from the alliance and declared rogue.

/// Requirements in the previous two slashies may be temporarily waived by majority vote of the TotalFark Council.



Article 10: Lighten Up, Francis
/ Lighten up, Francis. City Empires is a game. Unbunch your panties, have a beer, and come hang out. Stop taking things personally. If you are stressing out, not having fun, or getting pissed off, take a break. It is a game for the love of god, and a free one at that. Go outside, when was the last time you saw the sun?

// Any elected or appointed official may request an approved absence from their duties, and may appoint someone to reign in their stead, or have the Council appoint a regent. This approved absence is just a release from normal duties; forum and game activity may remain the same during that time. Council will approve or deny these requests by majority vote. Requested absences Ambassadors are approved by the MoFA



Article 11: Slashie
/ To add more slashies to this charter, a Farkland Islands must submit the proposed slashie for consideration by the Council. The Council may greenlight the proposed slashie by a three quarter majority vote. If the slashie is greenlit, a poll will be created for a general vote of all Farkland Islands member nations. If, after the poll has remained open for three days, the slashie has the approval of 2/3 of the voters, it will be approved and added to this charter.



Article 12: Miscellaneous Ass Covering
/ All foreign treaties and agreements entered into under any previous charter shall remain enforceable against the Farkland Islands government under this charter.

// Any power expressly granted to any officer in this charter is withheld from any other officer.





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