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Founded On March 21st, 2008
Founded By Gussaroni
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Charter

PREAMBLE:

The STEEL PACT is forged based on the principles of democratic socialism, ensuring freedom of expression, representative government, national security, distribution of wealth and economic development to all its cities. The PACT's purpose is to serve its people, and to safeguard the the interests and well-being of all their cities. The PACT represents a new movement of liberty, order and justice both for its members and the world. In this spirit, the PACT opposes the dictatorship and imperialism of nations guided by despots, the abuse of monarchs, Bolshevism, and the greed of plutocrats. The symbol of the PACT is a clenched steel gauntlet, standing for unity of purpose, unity of rights, and unity of collective power.

I. Leaders of the State and Government

The Premier: Head of government
Selected by the Electors of the Commonwealths. Length of office is three months;
- The General Secretary (GenSec)
Deputy Head of Government. Selected by the Premier. Chairman of the Pact Judiciary. Length of office is three months;
- War Minister:
Selected by the Premier. Responsible for Maintenance, provision and administration of all PACT military commands. Appoints the Chiefs of all military commands. Length of office is three months and dependent on the Premier;
- Foreign Minister:
Selected by the Premier. Responsible for the conduct of PACT diplomacy, establishment of PACT embassies, acceptance of foreign diplomatic representatives, primary formulator of foreign treaties, and distribution of foreign aid. Length of office is three months and dependent on the Premier;
- Economics Minister:
Selected by the Premier. Responsible for tax collection and distribution, economic development and coordination of economic growth. Length of office is three months and dependent on the Premier;
- Internal Affairs Minister:
Selected by the Premier. Responsible for PACT recruitment, operation of the admissions process, education of all member cities, internal development and city assistance. Length of office is three months and dependent on the Premier;
- Chief of the State Security Service:
Selected by the Premier. Responsible for foreign intelligence collection and internal counterintelligence. Length of office is three months and dependent on the Premier;
- The Five Electors:
Chosen by simple majority vote within each of the five commonwealths of the PACT. The Electors' length of office is four months. The Electors choose the Premier by simple majority vote, and each is a member of the PACT Judiciary. Electors are not allowed to hold any other Government office while in the position of Elector.

II. The Membership - The Five Commonwealths:

Upon joining the PACT, all cities are divided equally among five Commonwealths, and remain there throughout their membership in the PACT. The Commonwealths are the bases of discussion, identity and voting for member cities, with their respective Electors represent the Commonwealths in administering the nation. The five Commonwealths also represent the five fingers of the PACT gauntlet, allowing cities to establish individual identities as well as combining together to project power and unity. Each Commonwealth will adopt a name to indicate its defining characteristic and pride. - Commonwealth nations are not to initiate hostilities with any other city or nation without a declaration of war by the PACT, or the express written approval of War Minister. Failure to abide by this requirement will result in disciplinary action, to include expulsion and/or military action.

III. Election Process

Cities assigned to each Commonwealth will vote every four months to choose, by simple majority from amongst their number, an Elector. Commonwealth elections for Elector will be administered and decided by the then acting General Secretary, who will compile the list of Commonwealth candidates. The General Secretary will allow 24 hours for submission of Elector candidates from each Commonwealth, a subsequent 24 hours for campaign platforms to be submitted to respective Commonwealth cities, immediately followed by voting. When the time for electing the Premier is due, the five Electors will convene and invite candidacies from all cities for the position of Premier. An Elector is not eligible to also hold the position of Premier. Candidates for the Premiership must be submitted within 24 hours of the call from the Electors, with voting immediately following. - The elected Premier will then select a General Secretary, and Ministers for the five Ministeriums. Positions appointed by the Premier do not require approval from any other body; similarly, the Premier has the authority to dismiss any of these same individuals with no outside approval necessary.

IV. Legislative Process

Any member of the Government (Premier, GenSec, and Electors), but not including Government Ministers are entitled to propose legislation for consideration and vote. Commonwealth cities supporting proposed legislation must submit said legislation for consideration via their respective Elector. Declarations of War can be proposed by the same Government members, but to include the War Minister. Treaties can be presented for approval by the same Government members, but to include the Foreign Minister. All measures above are to be approved by simple majority vote of the Premier, GenSec and the five Electors. In the event of emergency (defined as credible indications of military conflict or war), legislation as defined above can be considered and approved with the votes of either the Premier or GenSec and two of the five Electors. - Any Elector may call a vote of no confidence on any government official. Should an Elector call a vote of no confidence, he should present all evidence of wrong doing of the official in question to the PACT Judiciary. After 48 hours of presentation and deliberation, a vote by the Judiciary will take place. In the event a no confidence vote passes, election or replacement of the government official shall take place within 48 hours.

V. Judicial Process

All legal and judicial issues involving trial for alleged crimes, or legal challenge posed to legislation or changes to the PACT Charter must be submitted and decided upon by the PACT Judiciary; - The PACT Judiciary is composed of the GenSec (who chairs the Judiciary) and the five Electors. The GenSec organizes and oversees presentation of any legal issue and challenge. After 48 hours of presentation and deliberation, such issues are resolved through vote of the Judiciary, with each member casting one vote. In the event of a deadlocked voted, the Premier will cast the deciding vote.

VI. Application for Membership

All cities applying for membership to the PACT must submit a form indicating city name, mayor, link to the city, previous national allegiance (if any), email address, and pledge an oath to the PACT. In return, accepted cities will receive an immediate assistance payment, military protection, integration into economic development and military aid programs, and weekly tax distributions based on population size. All member cities are free to resign from the PACT; however, those cities who have received financial assistance or purchased donations are obligated to repay all such debts before resigning membership




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