Politics and Government of the Empire of Escova
The Empire of Escova has a complex but effective command structure, split into two categories, the ministers and the nobles. Each have their separate function, but all are appointed by Imperial High Command.
Type of Government and House of Lords
The Empire of Escova is an absolute monarchy, as such, its monarch has ultimate power, able to veto any laws the government presents to him. Escova's Emperor rules from the capital in the Imperial District, Imperial Center. But he can travel to any of the Empires 3 districts (Imperial District, Wielfald District, and Veregard District) to make laws and meet with the government.
The Emperor also has a ruling council to help him make decisions and gives him new bills and acts to pass. This group is called the House of Lords. The House of Lords assists the Emperor in making laws and presenting ideas and bills. These people will be hand picked for their ability by the Emperor himself. One does not have to be already a nobleman to be accepted into the House of Lords, but if one is accepted, the Emperor grants him/her the honorary title of 'Lord' without the power that comes with it beyond belonging to the House. The House of Lords would be comprised of:
1. The Lord High Chancellor- the Lord High Chancellor would be the official head of the House of Lords, and assist the Emperor in ways regarding the House.
2. General Secretary of the House- the General Secretary would record the ideas made by delegates in the House of Lords. Can also contribute ideas.
3. Member of the House of Lords- a member of the House of Lords is the basic member of the body. Can vote on what laws should be passed up to the Emperors approval, and can contribute ideas and acts to the House.
The Houses members will be appointed by the Emperor, although no more than 10 can join at any given time. If more than ten want to join, the Emperor wil pick a member that has to give up a seat every 3 months.
Currently the House of Lords consists of the Lord High Chancellor Andrew Davies, Duke Erik Mannery, Fleet Admiral Regier, and Crown Prince Parker.
The Empire has a number of officers and ministers that help run the Empire; these are separate from the nobility however, and have different funtions. The offices are as follows:(please note that some of the offices above are included again)
1. Director General of the Armed Forces- The Director General is responsible for the administrative duties of the armed forces of Escova,and is above the Field Marshal and Lord of the Admiralty.
2. Field Marshal of the Empire- The Field Marshal is the commander of the Imperial Escovan Guard.
3. Fleet Admiral, Lord of the Admiralty- The Fleet Admiral is commander of the Navy and Marines of Escova.
4. Lord High Chancellor- The Lord High Chancellor is the presiding officer of the House of Lords, the Emperor's council.
5. General Secretary of the House of Lords- The General Secretary is responsible for the preservation of records that regard the House of Lords.
6. Captain of the Imperial Guard- The Captain of the Imperial Guard is responsible for both the safety of the Emperor and for the Imperial Palace. Mostly a ceremonial title.
7. Member of the House of Lords- This is the most basic office in the Empire of Escova, basically a person belonging to the House of Lords.
Imperial Titles and Nobles
Since the Empire of Escova is and Absolute Monarchy, the Emperor has created a series of titles awarded to those who have served the Empire. Also given to foreign heads of state as gifts, although in that case its usage would be purely ceremonial. Titles are used to designate a share of the Empire, which is under the jurisdiction of the noble, but who ultimately reports to the Emperor.
1. The Crown Prince of Escova- The Crown Prince is responsible for the running of the Empire while the Emperor is indisposed or unavailable.
2. Duke of Escova - The Duke (s) are two men who hold authority over half of the Empire.
3. Earl of Escova- The Earls(s) are men who hold authority over a house or slightly larger territory. These men/women would hold control over Counts.
4. Count of Escova- The Count(s) are men whohold authority over a house.
5. Viscount of Escova- The Viscount(s) are men who are a close relative of a Count, but do not have much authority. Used as gifts to foreign heads of state.
6. Baron of Escova- The Baron(s) are men who hold authority over a room, or part of a house. Used as gifts to foreign heads of state.