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Official Name: The Republic of Satimare

Capital City: Valeu lui Mibal

Government type: Popular Republic

Number of Legislative Branches: Two (Congress and Senate)

Federalist or Unitary: Unitary System

Provinces/Territories: 5 Provinces

Political Head of State: Popularly elected President

Official Language: Satimaran (Dialect of French/English)

Official Religion: No State Religion

Population: 5 million

Separation of Powers: Executive, Legislative, Judiciary

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Legislative Branch:

The legislative branch of Satimare consists of the Congress and the Senate.

 

The Congress:

The Congress is made up of 25 representatives. Congressmen are elected popularly elected, and each province has a different number of seats, based upon population.

 

The internal organization of the Congress is based on a system of committees and subcommittees. All representatives serve on several committees, and these committees consider all legislation before it is presented to the Congress as a whole. The committees work to transform ideas into detailed, complex bills. Frequently the jurisdictions of committees and subcommittees overlap so that several subcommittees might examine a bill before it is voted on. For example, a single energy bill may be considered by the subcommittees on public works and transportation, science and technology; and energy and commerce.

 

The Senate:

The Senate is composed of 10 members-- two from each province--who serve six year terms. The procedures and workings of the Senate are similar to those of the Congress, though because of its smaller membership there are fewer committees and subcommittees. The most important committees of the Senate are the Appropriations, Budget, Finance, Foreign Relations, and Judiciary committees.

 

Executive Branch:

The President and Vice-President are the only officials elected by all the citizens of Satimare; both serve four year terms. Although the president shares power with the legislative and the judiciary, he or she is the most powerful and important officeholder in the country. The president has no vote in law making but proposes much of the legislation that becomes law.

 

The President also regulates the various executive agencies. These include;

  • The Office of Management and Budget
  • The Office of Policy Development
  • The Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • The Office of Administration
  • The National Security Council
  • The Council of Economic Advisors
  • The Council of Environmental Control
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Department of the Interior
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of State
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of the Treasury
Each of these agencies has a place in the President's cabinet. The Cabinet advisors assist the President in making pragmatic policies that fit the situation of nation.

 

Judiciary:

 

Judicial authority in Satimare is vested in a supreme court, a high court, a court of criminal appeal, a central criminal court, circuit courts, and district courts. The supreme court is the court of final appeal and may also determine the constitutionality of bills submitted to it by the president. Judges are appointed by the president on the recommendation of the government.

 

Satimare?s legal system is based on the common law tradition, in which judges rely on precedents (previous court decisions) to help resolve cases. Statutes passed by the parliament also have the force of law, unless they have been repealed or declared unconstitutional.

 

 

Edited by Satimare

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Military:

 

The Satimaran military consists of an army and air force that number about 50,000 in total. Service in the Satimaran military is compulsory for all males. Women are exempt but may volunteer for a variety of roles. A typical male inductee is called to service at the age of 20, undergoes a few months of basic training and a period of service, then returns to civilian life. For the next 20 years or more, however, inductees are periodically recalled by the military to take refresher courses designed to maintain and update military skills. In the meantime an inductee may be asked to serve at any time. Satimare?s citizen-soldiers keep weapons and ammunition, uniforms, and other equipment at home, and the country can fully mobilize for defensive purposes within about 48 hours. Given this overall structure, the Satimaran military is best described as a highly trained militia, rather than as a standing army. Only about 1 percent of military personnel serve full time, typically as members of the officer corps. In peacetime, the military has no hierarchical leader. A general is selected by the parliament only when military mobilization is required.

 

 

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Political Parties:

 

Principal Parties

 

Progressive Democratic Party: Moderate left-wing party. Currently holds the majority within the Pariliament. It backs free enterprise, strong separation between church and state, and a peaceful resolution to problems.

 

Conservative Constitutionalist Party: Moderate right-wing party. Current President is a member of the CCP. The CCP supports a stricter interpretation of the Satimaran Constitution in all aspects of policy and law making. It also supports free enterprise.

 

Minor Parties

 

Green Party: Environmentalist party seeking to abandon the current Constitutoin and adopt one that recognizes the rights of the Earth, as well as humans (currently holds 0 seats).

 

Governement Necioytz (Clean Government): Left-wing party wishing to dismiss the President and allow local and Provincial governments to rule according to the Constitution. The Pariliament would simply regulate international commerce and organize the military in times of need (holds 1 seat).

 

Nationale Partie d'Operais (National Workers Party): Far Left-wing party. Advocates for an authoritarian socialist government oriented on progress and unity. (Holds 4 seats.)

Edited by Satimare

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The Satimaran military consists of an army and air force that number about 50,000 in total. Service in the Satimaran military is compulsory for all males.

 

and it's only 50,000? By compulsory do you mean you have a standing military of 50,000 and everybody else is a reservist?

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Yes, the 50,000 are full-time officers who command the troops in war-time. Everyone else keeps their guns at home and trains every few years as reservists.

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