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|— Vəlāyat of Nedlando-Khorașan —|
|Founded||3 June 2016|
|Founder||Alexander Von Hapsburg|
|- Vali||Alex Trap|
|Population (20 August 2017)|
The Danube, also known as Danuba and previously the Grand Principality of the Danube, is a vəlāyat of Nedlando-Khorașan, and was previously an independent state. It is located in the United States, and joined Nedlando-Khorașan on August 20, 2017.
The Grand Principality of the Danube was founded because most members of government held Libertarian ideals and wanted to make a 3rd party safe haven while still having a monarchy.
Prince Alexander's Reign
The current prince has been on the thrown since foundation. On 12/21/16 the possibility of Alexander taking on a Grand Duchess became more likely. He has created initiatives for parliament to pass better human rights laws and most importantly the Danubine equivalent to right to work.
Two Princes Era
The original idea for the nation was to have a co-principality. From 7/6/16 to 8/12/16 Prince Alexander and Prince Casimir ruled a Diarchy. Casimir was embroiled in a crouption scandal and was asked to resign by parliament.
The Danube has multiple client states.
The Duchy of Lazagastan is a Crown Dependency of The Danube and was formed after the prince's friends wanted a micronation so Alexander offed the title of Duke to his most trusted advisor Luke Sarifos.
The Free City of Chesterfield is Protectorate of The Danube. The Danube won a war against The Republic of Chesterfield and annexed most of its land except for the capital city which became The Free City of Chesterfield. Plans for Chesterfields incorporation into The Danube are slated for September 2017.
In addition to parliament, The Danube has a Prime Minister and President. The Prime Minister's name is John Otto and the President is Audrey Mullinex. The Prime Minister's job is to report and inform the the prince. The President's job is to represent the people and lead government.
The Parliament is made of two main parties: Capitalist and Moderate. Parliamentary elections are every year.
Crown and Monarchy
The Prince is Related to The Family of Hapsburg.
This is the Royal Standard for The Danube
On this day of the seventh month of the year two thousand and sixteen, let it be known that this holy and lawful document did come into existence that this document shall be known as the Articles of Freedom.
One President shall be elected via bound delegates through local election. The President shall work with the parliament to propose and ratify laws. The President can veto laws and bills, appoint his/her own cabinet, nullify treaties with consent of the Prime Minister, and mobilize the military. The President serves a term of 1 year and can serve an infinite number of terms.
Parliamentary Power The parliament shall be elected via local election. The parliament shall draft laws. Parliament can override Presidential vetoes, declare war with consent of The Prince. An MP serves a term of 1 year and can serve an infinite number of terms. Parliament may amend the constitution with a ⅔ majority and consent of The Prince.
Prime Ministry power The prime minister will be appointed by The Prince from the ruling party and ratified by parliament. The prime minister will act as a delegate in elections and observe parliament. The Prime Minister can approve laws, sign official documents and treaties, and advise the Grand Prince.
Princely Power There will be one Grand Prince from the line of Habsburg or designated by the previous Grand Prince. In times of crisis, all power shall revert the Grand Prince six months under dictaturae ad tempus. If The Prince does not uphold The Articles of Freedom, parliament can usurp power for six months.
Judiciary Power The Judicial branch's only job is to punish criminals or free those wrongly convicted. It is the only branch not usurped during times of dictaturae ad tempus. They may overturn unconstitutional laws, acts, etc. The Judiciary branch will be made up of five judges appointed by The President and ratified by parliament.
For any act, law, treaty etc. must have consent of ¾ branches of Government.
Bill of rights
Amendment I Parliament shall make no law restricting establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Amendment II A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Amendment III No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
Amendment IV The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Amendment V No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
Amendment VI In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
Amendment VII In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any Court of the Principality of the Danube, than according to the rules of the common law.
Amendment VIII Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Amendment IX The enumeration in the articles, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Amendment X The powers not delegated to the Principality of the Danube by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Amendment XI No person or Member of government shall cause the death of any citizen due to any violation of law.
Amendment XII No person shall deny you any of these right in a normal governmental case. (See Princely Power No.2)
The Danubine Armed forces when mobilized can reach a maximum of 30 people, 15 artillery, 10 infantry and 5 cavalry (on bike). The only time these troops were called into duty was the Chesterfield wars.
Counter Terrorism Force
This sect of the army was created to combat terrorism domestically.
Danubine culture is a blend of American, Austrian and North African culture. For example, any state dinner uses nuts and figs to serve as an appetizer. The national dessert is Spiced Apple Strudel it sets itself apart from most other because it uses such as cinnamon (yes that's north African) or cloves.
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