The Allied Free States of the former Xiang Gang is an alliance of the states of the former federation. Although ancient, with a population of over 7 billion, it was insular for much of its existence.
The Federal Republic of Xiang Gang, before its dissolution into its states, was a member of the Meritocratic Accords Senate until it lost its seat when it was dissolved. It is a fouding member of the Meritocratic Community.
Symbol of the Alliance
|Flag of Xiang Gang|
|Official Language(s)||Chinese, various others|
|Leader||None; from time to time represented by the chairman of the conference of state governments|
|Population||over 7 billion|
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Throughout the alliance, several hundred languages are spoken.
Over 90% of alliance citizens speak Mandarin Chinese fluently, although 40% speak another language at home. This is the result of widespread recent immigration to the region.
The alliance's state governments are, for the most part, libertarian in ethos. The governments are small and limited in remit. All states are republics.
The leaders of the state executives are collectively called governors, although some take other titles: president, chief executive, first secretary, chairman of the executive council. The legislatures take various names: legislature, general assembly, state court, general court, senate. Some are bicameral; most have only one house. The judiciaries are, in every state, independent and free.
Conference of the State Governors
Every year, or more often, a conference of the state governors meets. It chooses a chairman from outside its number, and may issue statements and approve joint policies as is necessary.
The states maintain their own armies. A mutual defence treaty is in effect.
Allies' Intelligence Centre
The alliance maintains a single centre to share intelligence.
The alliance is made up of 231 states. Each is independent in all functions.
Citizens of one state have right of movement in and residence in all other states, by treaty. The allied states issue, from six central offices, a passport.
A single joint ambassadorial centre represents all the states in foreign lands.