Administrative divisions of Vryland
Vryland is divided into 2 regions and 2 territories.
Regions are parts of Vryland which have not been granted any sort of internal self-governance and are governed directly from the national level.
There are four types of self-governing administrative divisions:
External territories are territories which have a considerable amount of autonomy and self-governance. External territories have full internal self-governance, while the national government is responsible for defence, foreign affairs and overall good governance. External territories are usually ruled by administrators, who are the representatives of the King. They also have territorial legislatures who can legislate on certain matters.
Colonies are territories which have mostly full internal self-governance. The national government has the power to overrule any decision or law made by a colony. As with external territories, the national government is responsible for defence, foreign affairs and overall good governance. The King is represented by governors in colonies. Colonies may have their own local legislatures.
There are currently no colonies. However, Braunland was a colony for part of 2019.
Protectorates are dependent territories that have been granted local autonomy and some independence while still retaining the suzerainty of Vryland. Protectorates can keep their local head of state, but the King of Vryland represents them abroad. Protectorates have prime ministers and their own local legislatures.
There are currently no protectorates.
Dominions are semi-independent polities within Vryland. They have mostly full internal self-governance. Dominions are usually responsible for their own defence, foreign affairs and internal affairs. The King is represented by governor generals in dominions. Dominions usually have their own local legislatures.
There are currently no dominions.