Supreme Directive

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The Supreme Directive is a document and charter, similar to a constitution, written by Adam Belcher for the Empire of Adammia. The first version, the April 2013 Supreme Directive, was written on the 16th of April 2013. Its first amendment was issued on the 2nd of May 2013. However, due to the poor quality of this Supreme Directive, a new one was written by the Emperor and presented in a press conference on the 23rd of June. A referendum held on the 30th of June determined that the new Supreme Directive would be adopted, replacing the orginial and introducing many new concepts.

Fundamental Law

The Supreme Directive enacts itself as the fundamental law, replaces its predecessor and entrenches itself in Articles I and II. Article III defines the states sovereignty and relationship with the outside world, Article IV declares the definition of Adammic territory, Article V sets out the role of citizens, Article VI gives several rights to the Founder (Adam Belcher), Article VII sets out everything relating to the Monarchy, Article VIII establishes the Ruling Council, Articles XI and X create the local and national governments, Article XI establishes the Grand Court for the judiciary system, and Article XII is a list of rights for all citizens.

Original version

The original Supreme Directive was set out as following: The Supreme Directive founded the Empire of Adammia, and declared its Head of State and territory in Article 1. Articles 2 and 3 defined the state's relationship with the outside world - macronational states and landowners. Article 4 created the role of the Emperor, gave a rudimentary overview of the process of deciding new Emperors, and gave the Emperor his basic powers. Article 5 entrenched the document, making it unchangeable except through a public referendum. Article 6 defined the role of citizens, and Article 7 gave them basic rights. Article 8 handled the virtually non-existant judiciary system.

First Amendment

Prior to the first amendment, there were two more articles. Article 9 handled how territory was managed, and Article 10 handled the national symbols. These were repealed so that Imperial Decrees could handle them in more detail. Prior to the first Amendment, the Emperor could amend almost any part of the Supreme Directive, but this was changed to require a public referendum. Also, before the First Amendment, there was no official structure for Imperial Decrees or the Office of the Emperor. Finally, justice was added to the list of rights in the First Amendment.

Signatures

The Supreme Directive is signed by Emperor Adam I, on behalf of the People.