The Confederation of United Planets and Kingdoms
We wish, with the advent of this Confederation, and the signing of this document, that the dark days of the past are behind us...we wish to form a government that ensures the safety and freedom of its people.
The Confederation consists of diplomats from each represented planet or kingdom (a kingdom being defined as a government controlling more then one planet) and one Board of Overseers.
The Board consists of the Secretary, the Treasurer, the High General, the Vice Minister, and the High Minister, who are charged with keeping order and making sure one group never gains an advantage.
Appointment of the Board
Candidates for each position are nominated by diplomatic groups from each planet To be nominated, a candidate must have served in a governmental position for at least one of their planet's terms.
Election and Term Limits
Once the candidates are nominated, the voting rounds begin. Each diplomat votes individually, not as a planetary group. For the first round, the candidates need more then one vote to move on. Every round, the amount of votes needed increases by ten. Traditionally, only four rounds are needed, but it can more or less depending on the number of nominees and whether or not there are any ties. Once elected, a Board Member serves for five standard years, and then has to be reelected.
The main idea behind the founding of the Confederacy was to provide an alternative to the warring Empires of the past. This form of government would also allow each planet more individual freedom, unlike the Empires which were mostly Absolute Monarchies. This, they believe, will prevent more events like the Kesucal Calamity
and that followed.
1: Europium is used in the manufacture of rods for nuclear reactors, and most of the Confederation members use nuclear power or Dyson Spheres. Notable exceptions include the Ent(who use artificial photosynthesis) and the Scyll (who mostly use wind mixed with solar).
Under the The Setareh Manifesto
, a proper education is defined as "an understanding of galactic and local history, and develops the critical thinking skills required to understand the relevance of what they are taught". The Confederation will otherwise not intervene in planetary education, unless requested.
For Unity, For Prosperity
- Founding Date
- 50 AKC
- Governmental, Senate/Parliament
- Alternative Names
- The CUPK, The Starlight Senators, The Crumbling Cornerstone (the Stympha)
- Government System
- Democracy, Representative
- Power Structure
- Economic System
- Mixed economy
- The Credit, which is backed by the metal Europium
Since none of the Equilist Tenets of Faith defy the basic laws of the Confederation, and since it is such a firmly established religion, the Confederation has not yet taken official legal action against the religion. However, they still do take legal action if Contracters break the law.
The Stympha believe the Conferderation is a strict, corrupt government that will soon fall because it cannot adapt to change. The Confederation feels the Stympha are a bunch of idiot anarchists who have no idea how government works. Even though the two are technically at war, any "battles" are usually small skirmishes over a territory. Unless one group outright attacks the other on a massive scale, its unlikely the war will escalate.