People's Republic of The Pacific
The People's Republic of the Pacific or PRP is the government of The Pacific. It was established on 1 September 2004 to continue the August Revolution started by Francos Spain and the New Pacific Order.
- 1 Government of the PRP
- 2 Pacific Life
- 3 Pacific Justice
- 4 See Also
- 5 External Links
Government of the PRP
The Pacific has a rich and vibrant government that is responsible for the large amount of security that the Region experiences. The previous government, the New Pacific Order, survived four major attacks and several subversion attempts, and the constant warfare and siege mentality dictated an authoritarian regime. Since the signing of several non-aggression pacts and joining the Union of Sovereigns, the NPO transformed into the People's Republic, and promised to institute democratic reforms and create a vibrant community.
The Palace of the People
The Palace is the gathering place for the citizens and government officials to discuss the governance of the region. All laws are posted in the palace, and frank and open discussion is encouraged. The Palace is the the heart of the Pacific Government, as it is here that the people's voices are heard.
The delegate is appointed by the senate, and technically, is a senator himself. The delegate is the vanguard of the revolution, and is the embodiment of the PRP. It is the duty of the delegate to uphold the Judicial code and to execute the laws set forth by the senate and assembly of governors. The current delegate is Unlimited.
The senate is appointed by the current members of the senate, and they are chosen on merit and loyalty to the Pacific. Each senator is a department head (much like a cabinet) and together, the senate is responsible for security and foreign policy.
Senator of Delegacy Mammothistan: The delegate shall be the advance guard of the Revolution and protector of the realm. The delegate shall be in charge of all business in the senate shall have the power of pardon.
Senator of Administration Warrior Thorin: The Senator shall maintain forum decorum, forum maintenance, be a liaison to the Governors and the Ministers and support their efforts with the full power of the Senate.
Senator of Intelligence Unlimited: The Senator shall head the Pacific Bureau of Intelligence. The Senator shall protect the Republic, investigate threats, and work with our allies and friends. The Senator shall be the co-director of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN).
Senator of Diplomacy BlackAdder: The Senator shall be the chief diplomat and head the diplomatic corp. The Senator shall negotiate treaties and maintain the embassies.
Senator of Media Affairs Sir Paul: The Senator shall head the Pacific News Network and shall be the official spokesperson for the Republic.
Senator of Justice Pierconium: The Senator shall head the Department of Justice, and be the final word of jurisprudence in the Pacific. Shall maintain the offices of the JAG and the Public Defenders.
Senator of Security Doppelganger: The Senator shall protect the realm from domestic threats, processing background checks, and keeping the Republic secure. The senator shall head the Praetorian Guard, and is co-director of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN).
Senator of Economics The New Duce: The Senator shall oversee the industrialization of the Pacific and ensure that the fruits of the People’s Labors go toward the betterment of Pacific Society and are not siphoned away by Userites.
The Republic shall have four provinces, which shall be drawn by the Senate and the Assembly to be roughly equal in size. Each province shall be charged with maintaining one ministry of government. Each province shall send two representatives to the Assembly: the Governor of the Province and the Minister who shall head said provinces’ ministry. All ministers and governors stand for election every four months.
Formerly, The Pacific had the Assembly of Governors, but with the passage of the Republic Reform Act of 2005 (October 15, 2005) the internal government was restructured. The purpose of the restructuring to was to specialize the provinces so that people may interact more.
The Assembly represents the interests of the people. It has empowered itself to elect a President and is charged to run the day-to-day requirements of its ministries and provincial governments.
The Provincial Governments
The running and structure of each province is up to the duly elected governor, but there are some positions that are mandated by the senate. All other duties and positions are up to the governor to create and implement.
Governor: Elected every three months by the citizenry of the province, the governor represents his people at the AoG and serves his constituents needs. Each governor is responsible for roughly 1000 nations, and appoints and creates the government that will serve them.
Vice-Governor: Takes over the governor's duties during absence and helps run the province.
District Attorney: Prosecutes all judicial code violators in the province.
The Praetorian Guard: While not governor appointed, these men and women are responsible for the incredible amount of security that exists in the region. They achieve this rank by successfully prosecuting violators of the judicial code. Their ranks are Praetorians (25 convictions), the Centurions (100 convictions), and the Prefects (250 convictions).
non-letter - C: Aurora Borealis Holding great honor as the first official province of the Pacific, this region is administered by a governor and his council. The council, made up of the four district governors and three secretaries keeps the needs of the people at the forefront. This province has become the stewards of the Pacific Security Reserves.
D-G: Francos Spain Memorial Province Second province of the Pacific, named after the greatest Pacific delegate. We are administered by our Governor and Vice-Governor. The second province of the Pacific is home to the most loyal and steadfast nations in the entire Pacific.
H-L: Honorem et Libertas Third province in the Pacific, administered by our Governor and their Cabinet of Barons. This province harkens back to days of honor and nobility when the people were served by a central figure and honorable representatives that spoke for the people. The Central Military Comission is headquartered in this honerable province of warriors.
M-P: Pax Pacifica Fourth province of the Pacific. The home to both the Senator of Intelligence and the Senator of Justice, and more women per capita than any other Province. Pax is home to the most paranoid, loyal and law abiding citizens in the region, and the region's largest Micro-brew. Pax Pacifica is know for its role playing abilities and out of character chats.
Q-S: Quotidie Maiestas Fifth province in the Pacific and the pursue a bicameral legislature. With a name meaning "often mighty" in literal terms, this group of people aspires to great things together with notable members like Sir Paul of news service fame and Governors Quy and Sedarva.
T-Z: Tantus Pacificus Sixth and largest province of the Pacific, organized into 7 Districts administrated independently by individual District Governors. Tantus Pacificus is home to our August UN Delegate, Unlimited. Hail! This province is known for its thriving politics and brilliant minds.
Ministry of Culture
Governor Sarda is the Minister of Culture, and is responsible for the cultural events and civic porjects of the Pacific. The ministry maintains the people's puppets, Francos Navarre, Francos Aragon, and Francos Grenada. Here, the citizens vote on the issues to see what government-type the region would have if it were a NationStates nation. The ministry also holds sporting events, such as baseball, F1 racing, and hockey. The Pacific gallery of art and the Pacific chronicles (the history of the region) are kept in the ministry. There are also tentative plans for opening a university.
The following are a few of the current projects of the Ministry of Culture:
The Pacific Historical Society This division of the Ministry focuses on the preservation of Pacific cultural and historical documents, and endeavours to maintain it's own similar documents.
The Pacific Gallery of Art Maintained by Deng Xixian, the Gallery of Art is the foremost outlet of regional art works and government propoganda in the Pacific.
The Cartographer's Office Led by the Pacific's Chief Cartographer, John Ashcroft Land, the Cartographer's Office maintains the Pacific's regional map.
The Pacific Olympiad Headed directly by the Minister of Culture, the Pacific Olympiad administrates the Pacific's annual olympics held on August 28th, and manages the host selection process.
Pacific News Network
PNN has evolved from tabloids on the old New Pacific Order Forums to an inter-regional news service, broadcasting in every Pacific and occasionally in The Meritocracy. PNN has six main media outlets: The Pacific Press and the five tabloid services. The Pacific Press is the legitimate news service of the Pacific, reporting on various inter-regional and intra-regional events. The Tabloid Services, on the other hand, are whimsical farces, reporting satire in half-truths with a comic twist. The following is the orginization of PNN
PNN Lounge - The Pacific
Pacific Press - A Newspaper with Issues
The Pacific Tabloid Tribune - Nationstate's Finest News Source
East Pacific Offices:
The East Pacific Weakly Midnight Star - I wanna know.
South Pacific Offices:
The South Pacific Scandal Sheets - The chipper views from the beach
West Pacific Offices:
The West Pacific Tabloid Rasa - Filling in the blank slate
North Pacific Offices:
The North Pacific Directorate Daily - Minister-approved goodness!
The North Pacific Community Calandar - Unbiased, Unafraid, Underground.
The General Forum
The camaraderie that the citizenry feel emulates from this forum, as in and out-of-character chat and life-long friendships are forged here. Some of the perennial favorite forums are Thorin's Hot tub and the word association game.
The Judicial code is the law of the land in the Pacific, and upholding it is the delegate and sentate's top priority
The Judicial Code
Title 1: Basic Rights
Every citizen of the Pacific is entitled to several basic rights when accused of a crime. They are entitled to a fair and speedy trial. They are entitled to legal representation. They are entitled to due process as set forth in the judicial code. They are entitled to notification of their crimes, their accusers, and their Title 1 rights.
Title 2: Due Process
When accusing a nation, please inform your District Attorney, as they are the only ones who may bring charges forth charges. Should the accused be convicted, you will be credited with the conviction toward your Praetorian Guard status.
Upon receiving notification of a Penal Code violation, the District Attorney will present all evidence to the civil court. There, the presiding judge will determine if there is enough evidence for a trial. If there is, the offending nation will be given one week to appear in the high court and face his accusers unless it is a Title 3, section 1 violation. If the accused fails to appear, a verdict of guilty shall be rendered. If the accused appears, a trial date will be set, the accused will be assigned a lawyer, and the high judge will decide the verdict.
Title 3: Penal Code
Section 1: Of Crimes against the Sovereignty of the State
If one is accused of a crime in this section, and the presiding judge or a senator determines there is enough evidence for a trial, the accused will be immediately placed in the Rejected Realms Penal Colony unless deemed otherwise by the presiding judge. If found guilty, they are to be banished for no less than three months unless pardoned by the delegate, or should their banishment slot be needed for regional defense. If the accused is found not guilty, they will immediately be un-banned and allowed to reside in the Pacific.
101: Levying war against the Pacific, adhering to its enemies, or giving them aid and comfort.
102: Seeking office without disclosing all prior and current puppet nations and affiliations.
103: Seeking more endorsements than the current threat-level allows.
104: Assisting those seeking more than the current threat-level allows.
Section 2: Of Crimes against the Public Decency
201: Objectionable nation name, flag, motto, currency, or animal.
202: Excessively poor grammar.
204: Flaming or Trolling.
Section 3: Of Crimes against the Person
301: Unauthorized use of another nation's flag or other details as your own.
302: Insulting or spreading calumny of a fellow Pacifican in public or in telegram.
303: Harassment of a fellow Pacifican either in public or by telegram.
Section 4: Of Crimes against the Public Justice
401: Perjury or breaking an oath.
402: Falsifying evidence or attempting to subvert the criminal justice system.
403: Being the puppet of a banished nation.
404: File Not Found.
405: Claiming association, affiliation, or representation of the Pacific government in any act without authorization.
Title 4: Sentencing and Pardons
If a verdict of guilty is rendered, the High Judge will determine the sentence, from censure, changing the guilty party’s avatar or title, to ejection or banishment.
The delegate has the ability to pardon any guilty party of their crimes.
DA's and Defenders
The Pacific has six District Attorneys who prosecute the violators of the civil code, and several Public Defenders who have decided to volunteer their time to make the justice system of the Pacific work. The Public defenders hail from The Pacific, The North Pacific, and The Meritocracy.
The Pacific: A history before the PRP
New Pacific Order: Precursor Government
Union of Sovereigns: The Pacific is a charter member
Francos Spain: Father of the Revolution