Imperial Federation of Elysium

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Empire of Elysium
Flag of Elysium.png
Flag
Motto: Unity, Peace, Prosperity
Anthem: Fair Elysium
LocationLocated within the United States of America
Official languagesEnglish
DemonymElysiumite
GovernmentFederal Constitutional Monarchy
• Emperor
Robert Smith II
• Chancellor
Adam Johnston
• Senate Majority Leader
Rene
• Minister of Internal Affairs
Sir James
• Minister of Economic Development
Sir Spooky
• Minister of Foreign Affairs
Sir Chris
• Minister of Justice
Friedrich
• Minister of the Imperial Army
Mr.Bubbles
LegislatureElysiumite Assembly
Grand Senate
Imperial Council
Establishment
• Founding of Elyria
1 July, 2011
• Unification into Elysium
1 September, 2016
Area
• 
5 sq mi (13 km2)
Population
• Estimate
390
• 2020 census
382
CurrencyUnited States Dollar (USD)
Time zoneEST

The Empire of Elysium, or Elysium, is a federated constitutional monarchy consisting of seven regions, all of which are located within the contiguous United States of America. The legislature (Grand Senate) is unicameral and has only one branch, known as the Senate of Elysium. There are two seats for every region, including Autonomous Regions, of Elysium. Territories have no representation in the Grand Senate. Every citizen is fluent in English, as such it is the de-facto national language and became an official language as per the Old Laws of Elysium. It has an area of around 5 square miles, with most of the land being in the South Carolina region of Elyria. Emperor Robert is the current Emperor, with Kyle Smith serving as the Chancellor.

Etymology

Elysium is derived from Elyria, which was the predecessor to Elysium. When the many smaller nations voted to join a Empire and choose a name, Elysium was the most popular choice, leading to it becoming the name. Elyria itself is derived from Illyria, a region in the western Balkan Peninsula.

History

Early History

Elyria was founded on the 1 July, 2011. After the founding, Brain was elected the first president, Robert was appointed the head of Political Development by Brain, and Sir Riley was appointed head of Land Development, also by Brain. Soon after founding Elyria, Brain became inactive. Two years later, Robert was elected President (although that this stage Robert was already running the nation in all but name). The next two years were devoted to gaining more people and opening relations with other micronations. In September 2015, the nations of Elyria, Valor, Quincet, Romulus, and Sakguwea united in order to form the Empire of Elysium. The new nation also created the position of Emperor. Following the creation of the position, an election was held, upon which Robert won, making him the new Emperor of Elysium, only one of two to date. Soon after unification, around half of Sakguwea decided to leave and form the Republic of Sakguwea, the remaining half stayed in Elysium Dan the region of Sakguwea. Brock, President of Sakguwea threatened war with Elysium if Elysium did not stop claiming the other half of Sakguwea. Eventually, a peace settlement was reached in which both nations would respect each other’s sovereignty, and work together. The Treaty would later lead to the creation of the Atlantic Alliance, and much further down the line Vox Populi.

Historical Flag of the Empire

The Early Government of the Empire of Elysium was made up of the Emperor, Emperor's Hand (Sir Riley), Parliament, and a basic Court. The Emperor's Hand was a position appointed by the Emperor. The Emperor's Hand was in charge of the military of Elysium as well as managing the regional affairs, they were also required to approve of all laws proposed by the Emperor before the proposed laws could become enforced legislature. The Impairment was made up of representatives from every member state. Lastly, the court was made up of judges appointed by the Emperor. Riley later resigned after feeling that the Elysium Government was going nowhere, but he remains a citizen to this day.

Later, Elysium's government structure was changed following the resignation of Sir Riley's after he had served three years in office as the Emperor's Hand. The new structure was more modern, and introduced the position of Prime Minister, which was elected by the people, an Imperial Council (Cabinet), and a Parliament, along with the Emperor. Tailor V. was elected Prime Minister. As Prime Minister Talior did not have many achievements, the only remarkable notes are that she made the Theocracy Acts (repealed under Kyle) and Appointed Kyle K. as Minister of Defense beginning his career in national politics.

New History

Following the resignation of Prime Minister Tailor, Sir Kyle Smith came to power in the newly created position of Chancellor, serving as the first-ever Chancellor of Elysium. His Cabinet consisted of some of the legacy greats of Elysium but later went on to contain new reformers, such as Bark Xarca and Tau I. During his reign, Sir Kyle built up the reputation and stability of Elysium while increasing activity in the legislative and executive branches. Some of Sir Kyle's largest achievements included ending the absolute monarchy, creating the modern cabinet of Elysium, initiating the re-expansion of the federation by accepting applications for new federated states, and helping lay the groundwork and original people for the Grand Senate.

During late July of 2019, the pressure was mounting from the nobles and citizens of Elysium on Emperor Robert to introduce more checks and balances and even out the power distribution for himself, the cabinet, and the democratically elected positions. Tensions continued to rise as Sir Humphrey Appleby brought a case against Emperor Robert in court, claiming he and the government he was responsible for was not upholding the constitution. Emperor Robert then attempted to accuse Sir Humphrey Appleby of treason before the charges were dropped. On July 25, the situation worsened when Appleby demanded Emperor Robert's abdication of the throne and called for a revolution. At 1:25 P.M. EST, Emperor Robert II agreed to the demands and abdicated the throne. Tau I was made Emperor of Elysium at that time. Emperor Tau I reigned for 37 minutes until 2:02 P.M. EST, when Robert II declared a coup, and the throne was handed over through non-violent means. Following Emperor Robert's assumption of the throne, Sir Appleby was still critical but took a further step to distance himself from Elysium, eventually leaving the political scene entirely. The Government issued the following statement (grammar adjusted) after the abdication:

"Today, on the 25th of July at 2:25 CST, the Emperor of Elysium, Robert II, abdicated the throne after pressure from the citizens of the nation. The main person who had been against the Emperor was Sir Humphrey Appleby, who said "The government situation in the federation has been disappointed and destructive. The government has failed in its duty to uphold the constitution and has broken It many times and refused to take responsibility. I simply was the speaker of a wider audience who felted the constitution was not being followed and there needs to be more checks and balances on the emperor and cabinet". The former Emperor (while still in power) did attempt to accuse Sir Appleby of treason, but after a short time, he dropped all charges. The former Emperor then took the government over in a non-violent coup. The person who was placed on the throne (Emperor Tau I) was then forced to abdicate by a coup, allowing Robert II to return as the monarch. To reform the nation the "Great Elysium" was formed, to make the reform of the Constitution and other documents were put in place, all of the previous legislatures was removed, other than basic laws. The current pieces proposed in Great Elysium are The Archive Bill, Elysium Government Continuation Acts, and the Elysium Constitution."

Following this announcement, Great Elysium was put into place, which is the convention of top political leaders of the country to reform Elysium and rebuild. Great Elysium often follows a significant period of inactivity, tumultuous legislature or elections, or the departure of important people in Elysium. Chancellor Kyle was unaffected by the situation and continued to execute his duties as Chancellor, however, as a member of Great Elysium.

On 2 September 2019, Sir Kyle Smith announced he would be resigning from the position of Chancellor. Prior to the resignation, pressure for Sir Kyle to increase activity, both his own and that of the cabinet and Grand Senate, had been building for quite a while. One of the largest figures, at some points, even calling for Sir Kyle's resignation was Crown Prince Tau I, who would later go on to become Chancellor himself. Sir Kyle detailed that his resignation would be effective immediately and that his successor would be Crown Prince Tau I, who was the serving as the Deputy Chancellor at the time, albeit the de-facto Chancellor during the later weeks of Kyle's Chancellorship prior to his resignation. Upon the beginning of Crown Prince Tau I's reign as Chancellor, he appointed Sir Adam of Salibaic to be the new Deputy Chancellor.

Since Crown Prince Tau I has occupied the Chancellorship, he has made significant strides in creating and facilitating the growth of a true economy in Elysium. He created the modern tax system that is currently implemented in Elysium, known as the 5-5-5 plan. He has also created Boards and Functions of the Cabinet. His Cabinet saw some adjustments towards including and appointing more radical progressives. In addition, he has concentrated efforts on the creation of Vox Populi and adjustments to Elysium's foreign policy. Tau's administration has also seen the creation of the Second Constitution of Elysium. On 10 October 2019, it was discovered by Senator Paco that Emperor Robert had been actively working against Tau's policy despite Emperor Robert's claims that he wasn't. Following this discovery, Tau resigned as the Co-Chair of the Libertarian-Progressive Party of Elysium, the second-largest political party in Elysium that Tau had created and led since June 2019. On 12 October 2019, Tau announced the creation of the Reformist Party of Elysium, along with Emperor Robert, as the new predominant right wing party of Elysium.

Constitutional Crisis

On 3 September 2019, Emperor Robert expressed his wish for a new constitution to replace the now old and outdated constitution. In order to accomplish this goal, Emperor Robert created the Constitutional Committee to convene and write a new constitution. Progress was slow, and Chancellor Tau was upset at the lack of details he had wished for. On 21 September 2019, Chancellor Tau announced that he would be undertaking the endeavor of writing a new constitution by himself. At first, it appeared as if Robert's constitution had more support, but Tau's influence led his to quickly gain in support. Tau used the momentum to strike a deal, in which his constitution would be the only option moving forward, but Robert and Tau would collaborate on it. Eventually, progress slowed to a snail's pace around the beginning of October. Tau then expressed he was restarting, and managed to finish the constitution. Tau presented the constitution on 20 November, where it faced significant criticism from Robert and others in the Senate, notably Kyle. The next day, tensions rose as Robert dropped his support for the new constitution over a section stating the Chancellor would be Head of Government, dealing a big blow to the strength of the movement. However, Tau and Robert managed to reach a compromise and work resumed, and Robert's edits were put into force. This is considered the end of the Constitutional Crisis, which while being a large part of Elysium history, managed to stay relatively small for the majority of the time it was active.

Vox Populi scandal

Elysium made headlines in early January 2020, after an anonymous source leaked to the Millanian press claimed that top Elysiumite government officials were plotting to exercise control over their allies by coercing them to join an organization, Vox Populi.[1] The so-called leaked document contained their master plan – to masquerade their so-called alliance as a democratic way to bring the community together. But, once members join, they are cheated into the fold, intertwining their legal systems with that of Vox Populi, and being given a narrow legal pathway to leave the organization.[2] This scandal, in addition to other election scandals, led to Tau's departure, which dealt a significant blow to the moral of the country. Since the scandal, significant reforms have been made among mounting pressure from the intermicronational community to act upon the problems of Elysium. As a result, Elysium garnered a bad reputation from this incident. A few people both within and outside of Elysium called for the abdication of Robert II, with some suggesting that a coup or protests should occur.

Recent News

In recent news Kyle Smith(Reform) was re-elected, this followed after Reformist and Progressive's coalition (The National Coalition) winning a massive majority of the Grand Senate (12/15). Following this Elysium signed a treaty with the Grand Republic of Leo. Furthermore Elysium has seen recent unexpected growth leading many people to predict the nations population will soon hit 300 citizens. Overall despite a hard start for 2020, Elysium has began to see a turn for the best, and enter a golden age. It is also important to point out that the current Senate is one of the most active Elysium has ever seen, and more and more regions are developing their economy, and government.

Regions

Elysium is currently made up of seven regions. Of which 6 of these are autonomous regions, and one is a province. The regions are (in decreasing order of population): Elyria, Noemzo, Daeltheria, Ticronvidia, Kaiserhof, Greymont, and Kraxar.

Elyria

CoA of Elyria

The Autonomous Kingdom of Greater Elyria-Princeton or short, Elyria, is the oldest and largest of Elysium Regions. It is one of three Autonomous Kingdoms within Elysium. It is made up of multiple regions which united so that Sc regions would have the largest region. The members of Elyria include Princeton, Clamatoa, and the original founding nations. This has allowed Elyria to grow, in particular Elyria has by far the most locals of any region. The locals are the only ones allowed to run in the regional parliament of Elyria, which currently has 5 members, all of which are Reformist. In general Elyria is thought to be the most Reformist of all the regions. Yet leader of the Progressive Party is a citizen of Elyria, and even represents Elyria in the national Grand Senate.

Greymount

The State of Greymount or for short, Gremount, is the farthest north of the Elysium Regions. It has one of the most developed government within Elysium and recently signed its constitution in to power. It joined Elysium under Pieguy but he defected from the state and placed Eovnia as Governor. Although three other regions already have their own Parliaments, Elyria, Dae., and Noemzo

Government

Important Docs. Constitution of Elysium

Executive Branch

Grand Emperor & Related Nobles

The executive branch of the Empire is made up of the Grand Emperor, Chancellor, Cabinet, and Emperor's Hand. The 'Grand Emperor’ ('’'Emperor'’' for short) is the Head of State of Elysium, as well as Co-Head of Government. The Emperors powers are (as according to the constitution): Issue Imperial Orders (can be overturned), propose bills to the senate, veto senate acts (can be overturned), approve cabinet members, appoint an Emperor’s Hand, propose amendments, sign treaties, ect (for more details check out the constitution). The Crown Prince of Elysium is a noble, elected by the Nobles, as well as the governors, who becomes Emperor upon the death, resignation, or impeachment of the current Emperor. In the case of a lack of a Crown Prince, there is six more Imperial Princes, which are ranked in order of succession to the throne. The current (and first) Emperor is Robert Smith II. Cat! The current Crown Prince is Kyle Smith. It is important to note, Tau Smith, almost became Emperor when he was crown prince. Robert considered abdication, yet do to Tau never being coronated or accepting the position, Robert retracted it less than an hour later.


Chancellor

The Co-Head of Government, and most powerful elected official, is the Chancellor. Cat! The Chancellor's powers include: Issue lower orders (can be overturned), veto Senate bills (can be overturned), propose bills to the Senate, propose amendments to the Federation Council, appoint Cabinet members (with approval from the Emperor), ect. To see more detail and all the powers of the Chancellor check out the constitution. The Chancellor is elected every three months, using an STV (Single Transferable Vote). The candidate who first gets over 50% of the popular vote wins. The current Chancellor is Adam Johnston.

A Brief look at Chancellors (and similar positions)

Name Position Party (at the Time) Time in position Ideology
Sir Riley Emperor’s Hand Independent 4 Years Moderate Conservative
Talior PM Vox Party 1 Year Christian Fundamentalist
Kyle PM Imperial Party 1 month Progressive-Conservative
Talior PM Vox Party 1 year Christian Fundamentalist
Kyle Chancellor Imperial Party April 25, 2019 - September 1, 2019 Progressive-Conservative
Tau Chancellor Libertarian September 2, 2019 - May 12, 2019 Libertarian
Kyle Chancellor NEP May 12 2019 - April 13, 2020 Progressive-Conservative
Adam Johnston Chancellor NEP Incumbent Social Democrat

The Legislative Branch

The Senate

7th Grand Senate of Elysium

The Grand Senate of Elysium is the legislative body of the Empire. Elected every three months, each Province and Autonomous Region, sends two Senator to represent them. Elyria-Princeton is an exception to this as it sends three senators due to it being two merged regions. Senators once elected can propose legislation, propose repealing legislation, vote on legislation, and debate in the Senate. It takes a simple majority of Senators to pass a bill. The Emperor and Chancellor must both agree to sign a bill for it to pass. In the case one of the two doesn't wish to sign they may veto the bill, in which the Senate can only override said veto with a 2/3rds vote. Once elected the Senate elects a Senate majority leader, who is currently Sir Spooky. Cat!

The Federation Council

The Federation Council is a body of the government which acts similar to the legislature. The Federation Council is made up of the leader of each of the regions. Each leader has a number of votes determined by the amount of locals it has. Cat! Territorial Governors have no vote on the council, yet are allowed to debate and propose. The Federation Council does the following actions: Amend the Constitution, Declare War, approve new member states, approve upgrading territories, approving creation of new territories, approve of SERPs, dissolving a territory.

Region Type of Region Leader Party Alignment Number of Votes
Elyria Autonomous Region Robert Smith NEP
9 / 26
Noemzo Province Moaft Independent
4 / 26
Daeltheria Autonomous Region Suyash NEP
7 / 26
Ticronvidia Autonomous Region Jahonnes NEP
3 / 26
Greymont Autonomous Region Eovnia NEP
1 / 26
Kaiserhof Autonomous Region Johann EVP
2 / 26

National Court

The National Court of Elysium is the third branch of the Elysium court. It is made up of 3 Justices who are nominated by Emperor and Chancellor, and then approved by the Senate. The Courts have the job of trialing and appealing people at trail. The jury of the court is made up of 5 citizens who determine if the defendant is guilty or innocent. In the case the defendant is found guilty, the punishment that shall be extended to them. Cat? The court is currently made up of members of the NEP entirely.

Politics

Parties

The three major parties, are the NEP, An-Cap, and the EVP. The New Elysium Party NEP, is the dominant party of Elysium with over 80% of the Senate seats, and control of the Chancellorship. The party is led by Robert Smith and Adam Johnston. The official ideology of the party is Progressive-Conservativism.

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