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{{copyedit}}[[File:Assemblée nationale.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Meeting chamber of the [[w:National Assembly (France)|National Assembly]], the lower chamber of the [[w:French Parliament|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 [[w:Unicameralism|unicameral]] (consisting of one chamber) or [[w:Bicameralism|bicameral]] (consisting of two chambers), however, rarely, they are [[w:Tricameralism|tricameral]] (consisting of three chambers).
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 [[w:United States Senate|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==
!Mandate
!Seats
|-
|[[File:National Standard - KOL.jpg|25px]] [[The Kingdom of Liahonia]]
| colspan="2" |The House of Parliament
|[[w:Unicameralism|Unicameral]]
|[[w:First-past-the-post voting|First-past-the-post]]
|2 year term; No term limits
|24
|-
|[[File:Aariania Flag.png|25px|border]] [[Aarianian Union of North America|Aariania]]
|25
|-
| rowspan="2" |[[File:Abeldane flag.jpg|25px|border]] [[Abeldane Empire and the Commonwealth|Abelden]]| colspanrowspan="2" |[[Reichsversammlung]]|[[w:UnicameralismBundesrat]]|Upper house|Appointed by the states|1 year|6|-|Unicameral[[Volkstag]]|Lower house
|[[w:Party-list proportional representation|Party-list]] [[w:Proportional representation|proportional representation]]
|6 months
|13
|-
|[[File:AdammiaFlag.png|25px|border]] [[Empire of Adammia|Adammia]]| colspan="2" |[[Ruling Council]]|[[w:Unicameralism|Unicameral]]|[[w:Instant-runoff voting|Instant-runoff voting (alternative vote)]]|1 year|12|-| rowspan="23" |[[Kingdom of Vatolean|Vatolean]]| rowspan="23" |[[Parliament of Vatolean|Parliament]]
|Senate
|Upper house
|Appointed by head of state
| rowspan="23" |No set term
|2
|-
|
|[[w:Unicameralism|Unicameral]]
|[[w:Instant-runoff voting|Instant-runoff voting (alternative vote)]]
|12
|-
|Folketing
|[[w:Party-list proportional representation|Party-list]] [[w:Proportional representation|proportional representation]]
|5
|-
|Republic of Austin island
| colspan="2" |National assembly
|Unicameral
|First Past the post (50 seats)
open list proportional representation (16 seats)
 
|2 years
|66
|-
|[[File:Aiguesmortes.png|25px|border]] [[Principality of Aigues-Mortes|Aigues-Mortes]]
|No term limits
|387
|-
| rowspan="3" |[[File:AbristanFlag03.png|25px|border]] [[Kingdom of Abristan|Abristan]]
| rowspan="3" |[[Royal Council of Abristan|Royal Council]]
|[[Alessandro I of Abristan|King of Abristan]]
|[[w:Crown-in-Parliament|Crown-in-Parliament]]
|[[Head of State|Head of State]]
|Until Death/Abdication
|1
|-
|[[Royal Council of Abristan|Chamber of Counselors]]
|[[w:Upper house|Upper house]]
|Appointed by head of state
|4 years
|8
|-
|[[Royal Council of Abristan|Chamber of Representatives]]
|[[w:Lower house|Lower house]]
|[[w:First-past-the-post voting|First-past-the-post]]
|4 years
|5
|-
|[[File:Converted file 85da357d.png|25px|border]] [[Republic of Alexostan|Alexostan]]
|Unicameral
|[[w:Party-list proportional representation|Party-list proportional representation]]
|4 6 months
|7
|-
|?
|50
|-
|[[File:Earth's Kingdom Firts Flag.png|25px|border]] [[Earth's Kingdom]]
| colspan="2" |[[Green and Blue Commission of Earth's Kingdom|Green and Blue Commission]]
|[[w:Unicameralism|Unicameral]]
|Estabilished by the [[Constitution of Earth's Kingdom|Constitution]]
|Based on the [[Heads of Government of the Earth's Kingdom|Head of Government]]
|5
|-
|[[File:KOEbenthal Flag Test4.png|25px|border]] [[Ebenthal|Kingdom of Ebenthal]]
|-
| rowspan="2" |[[File:Molco_flag.png|25px|border]][[Molco]]
| rowspan="2" |[[Quorum of Party's Legislative Function]]|[[Quorum of Party]]
| rowspan="2" |[[w:Unicameralism|Unicameral]] or Bicameral (When called Quorum and Consultative Conference together)
| rowspan="2" |Taking *Appointed by Regent of Quorum after taking the Oath oath (Plenipotentiary faction)*Appointed by Regent of FiveQuorum (Honorary faction)*Rightful Citizenship (Commons faction)
| rowspan="2" |When cabinet called the ending term or call the ending term by Regent of Quorum
| rowspan="2" |11 12 Plenipotentiary members, 2 Honorary members (for Quorum of Party and KfA's Consultative Council), 23 20 Common members (for KfA's Consultative Council only)
|-
|[https://micronations.wiki/wiki/Quorum_of_Party#Legislative_Body [Knowledge for All's Consultative Council]]
|-
|[[File:Flag of Nedland.png|25px|border]] [[Nedland]]
|1 year
|23
|-
|[[File:Flag of the Free City of Seacoln.png|25px|border]] [[Seacoln|Free City of Seacoln]]
| colspan="2" |[[Free City of Seacoln Common Council|Common Council]]
|[[w:Unicameralism|Unicameral]]
|[[w:First-past-the-post voting|First-past-the-post]]
|4 years
|15
|-
|Silikia
|?
|{{Abbr|?|5 by outdated Vladislavian laws}}
|-
|[[File:Flag of the Free City of Whitby.png|25px|border]] [[Free City of Whitby]]
| colspan="2" |[[Whitby City and National Council|City and National Council]]
|[[w:Unicameralism|Unicameral]]
|[[w:First-past-the-post voting|First-past-the-post]]
|4 years
|17
|-
|[[File:WyvernFlagImproved.png|25px|border]] [[Kingdom of Wyvern|Wyvern]]
|High Council of XII
|secular council
|Appointed by the head of state
|no term limits
|12
|Council of Apostles
|religious council
|Appointed by the head of state
|No term limits
|24
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