This article deals with Consul as it relates to NationStates. For more general information, see the Wikipedia article on this subject.
A consul is a governmental official, usually in a college, given strong legislative powers, deriving from the Roman Republic, where they were first used. Nations or regions using consuls generally have some connection to Rome, whether by ideology or language.
- The Meritocracy has an official called a consul, who acts as the head of the Senate.
- Athamasha has officials called consuls, who control the largest level of subdivision, called a consulate.
- Eredron is led by a Consul, who acts as chief of state and chief executive.
- The Pastocian Head of State is know as the Consul.
In NS, too, a consulate is a form of diplomatic mission and the head of a consulate is known as a consul. In Knootoss so-called "economic consulates" are usually set up as full embassies only run by the ministry of economic affairs.