Legislature

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Meeting chamber of the National Assembly, the lower chamber of the French Parliament.

The legislature is a branch of the running of a nation with the power over legislation. The enacting and alteration of laws is the main duty of a legislature, but it may also be required to perform other tasks such as the election of the head of state, executive or government. Legislatures are usually unicameral (consisting of one chamber) or bicameral (consisting of two chambers), however, rarely, they are tricameral (consisting of three chambers).

In most bicameral systems, the lower house, despite its description of being "below" the upper house, is almost always the most powerful of the two chambers and almost always wholly elected. The upper house, meanwhile, is usually smaller, more restricted in power and designed to be a more deliberative body, and can be either directly elected (e.g. Australian Senate), indirectly elected (e.g. Indian Rajya Sabha), wholly appointed (e.g. Canadian Senate), a mixture of appointed and elected (e.g. Belgian Senate prior to 2014), or consist of members who hold seats by virtue of their position in society (e.g. hereditary and religious peers in the British House of Lords). These can hold office for a fixed term or, rarely, for life.

In countries with federal systems, it is common for the upper house to represent specific geographic areas, often equally in spite of population differences. This is the case for the United States Senate, where each state, regardless of population, returns 2 senators.

Legislatures can be known by many names. Names such as National Assembly, Congress and Parliament are most common. Likewise, there are many names for the individual Houses of the legislature. Senate is the most common name for an Upper House. Unicameral legislatures and lower Houses tend to have names such as Assembly, House of Representatives or Chamber of Deputies. Names are often related to the country, for example the prefix Bundes- (meaning "federal") is used in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, whilst the word Majlis (meaning "council") is common in Islamic countries.

List of micronational legislatures

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Micronation Legislature Name of house(s) House level Voting system Mandate Seats
Ionixflag.png Ionix Empire Imperial Representative Parliament Bicameral Representative Elections of Senate and Congress 10 years 1 (Juan Manuel Lafaurie is Agent of Ionix Empire and Senator of Ionix Empire) - Over 7000 (ZR-57)
Aariania Flag.png Aariania Grand Senate Unicameral First-past-the-post 3 years 5
Abeldane flag.jpg Abelden Reichsversammlung Unicameral Party-list proportional representation 4 months 17
AdammiaFlag.png Adammia Ruling Council Unicameral Instant-runoff voting (alternative vote) 1 year 10
Aiguesmortes.png Aigues-Mortes General Assembly Unicameral Self-appointment No term limits 387
Converted file 85da357d.png Alexostan Senate Unicameral ? ? ?
Andanyflag.png Andany National Assembly Senate Upper house First-past-the-post 6 years 11
House of Represntatives Lower house First-past-the-post 2 years 22
Saxonflag.png Angle-Saxish Kingdom Parliament Councillors' Assembly Upper house Appointed by head of state For life 1
People's Assembly Lower house First-past-the-post No term limits 3
Atovia House of Commons Unicameral Single transferable vote 1 year 3
Flag of Austenasia.png Austenasia Parliament Emperor Emperor-in-parliament Hereditary position For life 1
House of Representatives Unicameral First-past-the-post 5 years 7
Flag Of Uniland.png The Republic of Uniland Unilandian Parliament President of Uniland Autocrat First-past-the-post 10 Years 1 (The President has Full control over the Government and Legislature and the Four Political party Leaders and the U.M.F Representative act as advisers.)
The Four Party Leaders Unicameral First-past-the-post 5 Years 4 (Every Five Years There is a vote inside the political parties that are not in power for the next leader however most of the time the leaders stay the same if a new leader is appointed they replace the old leader in the parliament.)
U.M.F Representative Military Representative Chosen by the President 10 Years 1 (When a new President is elected they will choose a new U.M.F Representative.)
SIABandiera.png Azzurria Light Blue Commission Unicameral Appointed by head of state ? 13
Federal Republic of Caddia Parliament Chamber of Laws Unicameral
Flag of Deseret.png Deseret Grand Council Unicameral ? ? 50
Esse flag.png Esse Parlamenzalochas Unicameral Appointed by head of state No term limits 8
EvanoriaFlag.png Evanoria Parliament Unicameral Party-list proportional representation 1 year 5
Marland national flag.png Flammancia Assembly of the Sea Council of the Sea Upper house Mixed-member proportional representation 1 year 10
National Council Lower house Appointed by parties 1 year 1
Bendera Indokistan 3.png Indokistan National Forum Unicameral ? No term limits 4
Flag-of-Juclandia.png Juclandia Great National Assembly Unicameral Self-appointment No term limits 159
Current flag.png Jupiter Senate Unicameral First-past-the-post 3 months 1
Flag of Florenia.jpg Florenia Parliament Unicameral First-past-the-post ? 1
Https---micronations.wiki-images-6-66-Comm.png Grand Imperial Empire of Lanzantonia The Senate of Lanzantonia House of Imperial Counts Upper House Emperor's Choise Until Death 500
Federal Council of Advisors Imperial House Emperor's Choise Until Death No Set Limit
Emperor of The Grand Imperial Empire of Lanzantonia Emperor in Government Election Every Time an Emperor Dies Until Death 1
House of Imperial Deputies Lower House Democratic Election Election every Month 500
The People's Government Committee of Lanzantonia Ministry House Presidential Choise Presidential Choise At the President's Choise
Sphinxflag3.png Most Serene Republic of Lemuria Lemurian Parliament Unicameral Selected by Parliament For Life 2
Madrona flag.JPG Madrona Parliament Senate Upper house ? ? ?
House of Commons Lower house ? ? ?
Flag PNG.PNG Mcarthia Parliament Unicameral ? No term limits 15
KMV2.png Mekniy Council of State Unicameral ? ? 10
MercianFlag.png Mercia Parliament House Unicameral ? ? 11
Flag of Nedland.png Nedland Qoroltay Unicameral ? ? 16
Azerty.png Occitania Vergadering Unicameral First-past-the-post 6 months 6
Http---i0.kym-cdn.com-photos-images-original-001-267-464-e49.png Ohio Republic Congress Senate Upper house First-past-the-post 6 Months 4
House of Representatives Lower house First-past-the-post 6 Months 4
Paravia.png Paravia Riksting Imperial Council Upper house Appointed by head of state 6 months 3
Chamber of Delegates Lower house First-past-the-post No term limits 11
Screen Shot 2018-04-14 at 07.17.49.PNG Pejaten Senate Unicameral First-past-the-post One Year 4
Flag of PAL.png Princess Anne Land House of Representatives Unicameral First-past-the-post No term limits 15
Flag of Sabia and Verona.png Sabia and Verona Parliament Unicameral Party-list proportional representation 1 year 23
Silikia Senate Unicameral Alternative Vote 1 Year, no limits
Kingdom of Shorewell Flag.jpg Shorewell General Assembly Senate Upper house Appointed by head of state ? 12
Chamber of Deputies Lower house ? ? 12
sitiland parliament house of lords upper house appointed by head of state for life 3
house of commons lower house first past the post, must be approved by king 1 year, no limits 3
council of representatives court of delegates kings advisory council randomly picked by spinner 6 months 8
Sorreniaflagnew.png Kingdom of Sorrenia Parliament King's Council Unicameral First-past-the-post No term limits 47
Ecclesiastic Court Papal Directorate Unicameral Appointment by the King for life 5
Posafgov.png Posaf The Kadelieort House of Lords Upper house Apointed Apointed by Monarch
Renewable
3
House of Commons Lower house Party-list 6 Months
Renewable
9
Flag of Uskor.png Uskor Landtag Unicameral Party-list proportional representation and appointment by the head of state 2 Years 350 votes distributed to party delegates who hold multiple votes, there are 5 current delegates
Uberflag.jpg Überstadt Parliament Unicameral Self-appointment No term limits 4
Flag of Valbona.png Valbona, Free Territory of Chestnut Assembly Unicameral Indirect election 6 years 5 Parliamentarians plus the President of the Chestnut Assembly, Head of State in Valbona, who is elected by the parliamentarians.
Flag of Verd'land.svg Verd'land Sfatul Unicameral ? ? ?
WyvernFlagImproved.png Wyvern Statenraad Unicameral First-past-the-post No term limits 4
DPUYFLAG1.png Yorkshire People's Assembly of State Representatives of Yorkshire Worker's Senate of Yorkshire Lower Level First-past-the-post 4 years 20
Worker's Central Committee of Yorkshire Higher Level First-past-the-post 4 years 20
Flag of Zenrax.png Zenrax Imperial Senate Unicameral Appointed by head of state ? ?
Seybold Flag.jpeg Democratic Republic of Seybold Parliament Seyboldish National Assembly Seyboldish Lower Branch Elected 2 Years 10
Lawmakers’ Council Seyboldish Upper Branch Elected 2 Years 2
National Congress Nilfgaardian Royal Branch Bicameral 2 Years 2