President of Flatland
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|President of the Federal Republic of Flatland|
|Formed:||September 21, 2009|
|Term length:||4 Years|
|Inaugural holder:||Supreme Court Members|
The President of Flatland is the head of state and head of government of the Federal Republic. The president leads the executive branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the Federal Republics Armed Forces.
Article II of the Constitution vests the executive power of the United States in the president and charges him with the execution of federal law, alongside the responsibility of appointing federal executive, diplomatic, regulatory, and judicial officers, and concluding treaties with foreign powers. The president is further empowered to grant federal pardons and reprieves, and to convene and adjourn either or both houses of Congress under extraordinary circumstances. Since the founding of the Federal Republic, the power of the president and the federal government have grown substantially and each modern president is largely responsible for dictating the legislative agenda of his party and the foreign and domestic policy of the United States. The president is frequently described as the most powerful person in the Federal Republic.
Foreign Affairs and War
Perhaps the most important of all presidential powers is command of the Flatland Armed Forces as commander-in-chief. The power to declare war is constitutionally vested in the President, and the president commands and directs the military and is responsible for planning military strategy.
The President is to be commander-in-chief of the army and navy of the United States.
Congress, must authorize any troop deployments longer than 14 days, although that process relies on triggering mechanisms that have never been employed, rendering it ineffectual.
Along with the armed forces, the president also directs U.S. foreign policy. The president is responsible for the protection of Americans abroad and of foreign nationals in the Federal Republic. The president decides whether to recognize new nations and new governments, and negotiates treaties with other nations.