Ministry of Defense of Creeperopolis
- For the list of Ministers of Defense, see Minister of Defense of Creeperopolis.
Ministerio de Defensa de Creeperopólis
|Formed||15 June 1833|
|Type||National administration ministry|
|Headquarters||San Salvador, San Salvador, Creeperopolis|
|Motto||Fuerza y Paz|
|Annual budget||₡12.16 trillion colóns[note 1]|
The Ministry of Defense of Creeperopolis (Creeperian Spanish – Creeperian: Մինիստերիո դե Դեfենսա դե Ծրեեպերոպօլիս; Creeperian Spanish – Iberic: Ministerio de Defensa de Creeperopólis) is a Creeperian government agency which is responsible for the administration of military affairs of Creeperopolis. It is in command of the Creeperian Armed Forces and it is headquartered in San Salvador, San Salvador. The ministry currently employs 100,000 people.
The ministry was established on 15 June 1833 by Emperor Adolfo III following the Revolution of 1833. It superseded the Institution of War and the first Minister of Defense was Chief Field Marshal Miguel Cabañeras Gutiérrez. Throughout the existence of the Ministry of Defense, it has been dominated by the Cabañeras Family, a historic and prominent military family which has served in the Creeperian Armed Forces since the Creeperian Crusade. It has retained the position throughout the Adolfisto, Second Parliamentary Era, Creeperian Civil War, post-civil war era, Alfonsisto, and to the present day.
Abbreviated MINDEF, the Ministry of Defense is considered the most important administrative ministry of Creeperopolis, ahead of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. As such, in listings of the Ministries of Creeperopolis, the Ministry of Defense is always listed first, before the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which is considered to be the second most important ministry.
The ministry is considered to be the most controversial ministry due to its immense influence over domestic Creeperian politics and due to its consistent covering up of evidence of human rights violations. It has been often labeled as the most corrupt government body in Creeperopolis. Despite its negative reputation, it is considered to effectively manage the military situation of Creeperopolis, which has been in some sort of constant warfare since 1921.
The Ministry of Defense is de facto defined in the Constitution of Creeperopolis. The ministry itself is not legally defined, but the position of Minister of Defense, the ministry's head administrator, is:
"The Emperor of Creeperopolis and the Creeperans shall be accompanied and advised by nine government ministers: the Minister of Defense, Minister of Internal Affairs, Minister of External Affairs, Minister of Law Enforcement, Minister of Intelligence, Minister of the Treasury, Minister of Labor, Minister of Education, and Minister of Transportation. The duties of each minister shall be decided on by the Emperor of Creeperopolis and the Creeperans."— Article XXXI of the Constitution of Creeperopolis
The Ministry/Minister of Internal Affairs is mandated one responsibility by the Constitution of Creeperopolis:
- Serving as the President Pro-Tempore of the Creeperian National Military Tribunal.
"The Creeperian National Military Tribunal shall serve as the formal Judicial body of the Empire and shall be composed of nine Justices. The Grand Prince of Creeperopolis shall serve as the President of the National Military Tribunal and the Minister of Defense shall serve as the President Pro-Tempore of the National Military Tribunal."— Article XXVI of the Constitution of Creeperopolis
The Ministry of Defense is legally responsible for various mandates that are not outlines in the Constitution because of laws being passed which give the ministry said mandate.
De facto mandates
The Ministry of Defense is de facto responsible for various mandates that are not outlines in the Constitution or by any formal legal document. Such mandates are de facto due to the ministry currently being responsible for such mandates or because the ministry has executed said mandate previously despite not legally being mandated to do so.
- Approving and ratifying any new Constitution for Creeperopolis, as Minister of Defense Augusto Cabañeras Gutiérrez signed the Seventh Constitution of Creeperopolis on 30 January 2021.
During the Adolfisto
During the Second Parliamentary Era
Civil war and post-civil war era
Minister of Defense
The Minister of Defense is the administrator responsible for administrating the ministry. The Minister of Defense is legally defined in the Constitution of Creeperopolis. Since its formation in 1833, there have been 8 official ministries, 10 total ministries (including acting ministries), and 10 individual ministers, 8 of whom were members of the Cabañeras Family. There have been five direct father-to-son successions.
- ₵1.52 trillion credits
- Franco Rodríguez, Carlos (30 January 2021). "Gaceta Creeperiano – Firma de la'Séptima Constitución de Creeperopólis" [Gaceta Creeperiano – Signing of the Seventh Constitution of Creeperopolis]. Gaceta Creeperiano (in Creeperian Spanish). San Salvador, San Salvador, Creeperopolis: Gaceta Creeperiano. p. 1. Retrieved 27 May 2021.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)