Kingdom of Madrona

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Kingdom of Madrona
Coat of arms
Motto: One People, One Nation, One Destiny
Anthem: None at the moment
and largest city
None at the moment
Official languagesEnglish
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
• Monarchy
King Shamus I
• Lord Chancellor
Currently vacant
EstablishmentMay 4th, 2012
CurrencyMadronan Dollar
Time zone(UTC-6) to (UTC-4)
Preceded by

The Kingdom of Madrona (Mah-drone-ah) is a sovereignty movement operating in Canada as a government-in-exile, with the movement starting on May 4th, 2012. Potential locations are found across several areas of Canada, with each containing their own positives and negatives, as well as legal requirements to deal with for negotiations begin for each theoretical location. The location with the highest interest contains nearly 400,000 square kilometers of total area, this would make Madrona the world's sixtieth-largest country by total area just above Zimbabwe.

The Kingdom of Madrona will be a unitary parliamentary democracy with an executive constitutional monarchy, with the King as its Head of State. Madrona's first international organization it will join will be the Non-aligned movement, later working to join other organizations for international commerce, finance, and the sharing of scientific knowledge. The country is officially English speaking at the national level. It will be a country with an initial population of 3 million, however immigration will be opened once it can become sustainable.


The name Madrona comes from a genus of flowering tree whose North American members are called "Madrones".



Madrona is, according to legally binding international treaties, already politically existing as a State, along with a developing Nationhood, though it does not yet exist as a Country. The Madronan citizens are currently all residing and working in other countries, patiently waiting for the Madronan Government to bring them home.

Administrative divisions

Madrona will be a nation composed of seven states and one capital district with each state overseen by an elected Governor. Each state will be further divided into counties, cities, towns and villages.



English will be the de facto national language, and indeed speaking and writing in English is a requirement for citizenship.


Madrona currently does not have an organized State Church, however the Government of Madrona Freedom of Religion.

Government and politics

Madrona is a constitutional executive monarchy and unitary parliamentary, "in which majority rule is tempered by minority rights protected by law". The government is regulated by a system of checks and balances defined by the Madronan Constitution, which serves as the country's supreme legal document.

In Madrona, citizens will be subject to three levels of government: top-level, state, and local. The local government's duties are commonly split between county and municipal governments. In almost all cases, executive and legislative officials are elected by a plurality vote of citizens by district. There is no proportional representation at the federal level, and is not anticipated to be common at lower levels.

The Madronan government will be composed of three branches:

Legislative: The Parliament, made up of the Senate and the House of Commons, makes national law, declares war, approves treaties, has the power of the purse, and has the power of impeachment, by which it can remove sitting members of the government, except for the current reigning member of the Royal Family.

Executive: If there will be a Lord Chancellor, rather than the Monarchy continuing to operate as Head of State and Head of Government, then the Lord Chancellor will be able to veto legislative bills before they become law (subject to Parliament override). The Lord Chancellor will be able to be removed from Office in the event of a number of crimes, such as breach of trust, treason, cognitive abilities, etc.

Judicial: The Supreme Court and lower federal courts, whose judges will be appointed by the Lord Chancellor (or Monarch if no Chancellor) with Senate approval, interpret laws and overturn those they find unconstitutional.

The House of Commons will have 200 voting members, each serving for a single four-year term. House seats are apportioned among the states by population every tenth year.

The Senate will have 105 members with each state having seven senators, elected at-large for a maximum of two four-year terms. The Chancellor serves a six-year term and may be elected to the office no more than twice. The Chancellor is elected by direct vote. The Supreme Court, led by the Chief Justice of the Kingdom of Madrona, has nine members, who serve for life.

The state governments are structured in roughly similar fashion. The governor (chief executive) of each state is directly elected. Some state judges and cabinet officers are appointed by the governors of the respective states, while others are elected by popular vote.

The original text of the Constitution establishes the structure and responsibilities of the national government and its relationship with the individual states, and allows in times of need for the Monarch to assume additional, extraordinary powers until such time as they are needed has passed.

Political divisions

Madronan citizens born and residing within the State will have fundamental constitutional protections and elective self-government, with a Member of the Parliament acting as representative.

The Kingdom of Madrona will be a Kingdom of seven states, one capital district, and one overseas territory. The states will not have the right to secede, as Madrona will be viewed in the Constitution as inviolable. These make up the principal administrative districts in the country. These are divided into subdivisions of counties and independent cities. The population of the states collectively choose the Chancellor of the Kingdom of Madrona through democratic and periodic free elections.

Parties and elections

Madrona currently has no political parties at the moment, however it does have the Monarchy, and currently has not held any elections as of yet.

Foreign relations

Madronan foreign policy will be based on armed neutrality, and security will be carried out through advanced armaments along with a highly trained and professional armed forces. The Madronan Government has desires to sustain prosperous and friendly relations with as many countries as possible.


The Monarch holds the title of Commander-in-Chief of the nation's armed forces and appoints its leaders, the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Madronan Department of Defense administers the Armed Forces. The Coast Guard will be run by the Department of Homeland Security in peacetime and the Department of the Navy in time of war. The armed forces will have a budget to support 750,000 personnel on active duty. The Reserves and National Guard will bring the total number of troops to 1 million. The Department of Defense will also employ civilians in different support roles.

Military service is voluntary, though conscription may occur in times of extreme emergency through the Selective Service System. This conscription will be limited, however, to no more than 2.5% of the nation's total population, in order to avoid damaging the nations output. Madronan forces are planned to be rapidly deployed by the Air Force's large fleet of transport aircraft, the Navy's proposed helicoper destroyer-carriers. The military will have in its budget the capacity to construct and operate sufficient defenses to safeguard Madronan territory.

Law enforcement

Law enforcement in the Madrona will primarily be the responsibility of local police and sheriff's departments, with state police providing broader services. At the national level and in almost every state, jurisprudence operates on a common law system.

State courts will conduct most criminal trials; national courts handle certain designated crimes as well as certain appeals from the state criminal courts. National law prohibits a variety of hard drugs.

The smoking age and the drinking age will both be 21. The driving age in Madrona will be generally 18. Abortion on demand will be legal throughout the nation for reasons of health of the mother, incest, rape, structural fetal abnormality, or an unviable pregnancy, but not limited to these reasons.

Capital punishment will be sanctioned for certain crimes, and used throughout Madrona. Assisted suicide will be legal under the "Double Effect Principle," which is described as “an action that has the principle effect of relieving suffering may be ethically justified even though the same action has the secondary effect of possibly causing death,” however it will not, for instance, be available for minors. Marijuana will be state controlled and taxed at a rate of 20%, same-sex marriage will be legal, and prostitution will also legal, and taxed at a rate of 35% and limited to properties outside of urban areas.

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