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The League of Conservative Nations

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Flag
The
Seal of the LCN State
Official languagesNone Official
Recognised national languagesEnglish, Spanish, Urdu, French
Ethnic groups
100% Ethnic LCNers
Demonym(s)LCNer
GovernmentConsulate-Council System
Quebecshire
• Consul
Eminople
• Consul
Terranihil
LegislatureCouncil of the Republic
Establishment
• Establishment
April 17, 2016
• Current Constitution
May 14, 2019
Population
• Estimate
132 (41 Citizens)
Time zoneEastern Daylight Time/ Eastern Standard Time (Unoffcial)

The League of Conservative Nations is an enormous region consisting of a semi-democratic regional government with a democratically elected Council through nominations of three, and an unelected Consulate consisting of three Consuls of the Republic, one whom is a Chief Consul of the Republic, who are all equal as an institution.[1] The region was originally formed as part of a group of three breakaway regions from the Great Conservative Alliance, the region was founded on April 17, 2016. [2]

History

Internal matters

Conception of the 4th Republic

As I sit here, with my papers for schoolwork alongside a pen in front of me, and a glass of water to my right, I've been thinking. I will admit, it has been a less than pleasant night. I have come to some sorts of a crossroads in leading us. I am staunch in the idea that we cannot repeat the past, and I have been forced to confront the fact that Adawn may never come back, that Andrew du is gone for the most part and not who he was before, that Icaris is no longer active and involved like he once was, and that Gerryasomis has lost a general interest in the game and our functions. I am not quite sure what I am to do for this region anymore, it almost seems as if it is not the same, perhaps this is myself being tired, and my general mood, but I fear that I have become a leader of the past and not the future of this region. I am not sure what awaits the future of this region, and I am not sure how we are to handle it. I am not sure if I am to guide us into the future myself, or if my time here has passed. In lieu of giving up on the region, or hiding away from my thoughts on this matter, as President of the League of Conservative Nations, I hereby declare the following referendum.

Option One - Maintain the constitutional and governmental status quo.

Option Two - Dissolve the current Constitution and hand executive authority over to the National Committee on Reconstruction, which will be chaired by myself. Seats on this committee will be offered to the following. Manchukuo and mengkukuo, Neo polisophos, Salisford, The Nexus Union, Kanjuura, Icaris, Caezar.

— Quebecshire

Flags of the LCN

From left to right chronologically, with the right being the most current flag.

Flag cited as cause for removal of the LCN Eagle flag

The first flag of the LCN was short-lived, lasting from the founding of the region on April 17th, 2016, to June 2nd, 2016, for a total of 46 days[3]. However, a flag appears to be missing between the first flag of the LCN and the Eagle flag. The evidence to support this is that Quebecshire (then CSNA) discussed that the update being "...a draft for my nation but [I] thought it would look good for the region", whereas the Eagle flag was found by Icaris according to Quebecshire [4][5]. Eventually, the Eagle flag of the LCN was removed for resemblance to the flag of the National Vanguard, a white supremacist group. In the interim period between when the Eagle flag was removed and a new flag was selected, the LCNAF's flag was used. While Nexus was president, the flag was temporarily changed to commemorate Australia Day. After the birth of the 4th Republic, two new flags were designed by Nexus, a referendum was held, and the winning flag flies to this day.

Military of the LCN

Originally established as almost a separate entity from the government, the military of the LCN was gradually put under the control of the presidency. Eventually, the military was split into two separate branches, with the Homeland Security Agency serving as security service for handling domestic threats, whereas the Armed Forces served for taking on foreign enemies. When the consulate was formed, the modern LCN military was established[6].

The structure of the LCN military today consists of a director who acts as both an advisor and as a commander. Within the LCN Defense Administration LCNDA, this director manages two branches, known as the LCN Intelligence Agency LCNIA, and the LCN Armed Forces LCNAF.

Conflicts

LCN-UCN war

Nagarno was tried for attempting voter importation, and on his expulsion, he formed his own region, the United Conservative Nations[7]. In response to the UCN's creation, Spode created the Fighting For Us discord server.

An enemy of the people cannot just be fought by a government, it's a personal responsibility to fight on your own terms as well. Some use raiding, others infiltrate, all using their innate skills that have their purpose in the fight. The main structure that backs Nagarno, the real enemy of the LCN, is the UCN, so while our quarrel is only with him, his associates must also be taken on. The major fronts of this war are the wish of the people involved. This is not a government based venture. Try to make this a quiet war, but a well fought one.

— FFU server's mission statement

This citizen force was expanded to government officials as the UCN government made it clear that they were not going to abide by their promise not to spam our region with API telegrams. Within the LCN's government, the council was disbanded recalled, Eminople was elected to the post of Prime Minister, and political parties united around wanting a strong response to the UCN's actions.

Towards the end of the LCN-UCN war, the UCN's parliamentary government had revolted in the wake of Nagarno's corrupt actions, the royal assembly had been infiltrated, and over 30 nations within the region were LCN operatives. This set the stage for the final assault by LCN government forces in Operation Iron Justice, set up by the consulate and then PM Eminople. The UCN, now just Nagarno, with a few inactive LCN puppets, finally collapsed.

Gentlemen's Coalition - Farkasfalkan war

The Gentlemen's Coalition developed a plan, known as Operation Indonesia, to attack Farkasfalka and seize their regional delegacy on their region's birthday. This raid, as well as a follow up attack on The First Imperial Battalion, were successfully executed[8]. Farkasfalka still stands today however. Since the minimum terms of the original war were never met by Farkasfalka, which were that Farkasfalka must abandon its pursuit of R/D gameplay, and a government admission of the reality of the holocaust, a state of war still exists between the LCN and Farkasfalka.[9] But neither side is actively (or at least publicly) pursuing military actions against one another.

LCN-FCN disturbances

A series of spamming incidents on the LCN RMB, at times requiring moderator intervention, drove the two regions apart[10][11]. In a separate incident, the FCN Secretary of War, CoT, tried to falsely defect to the LCN. Instead of trying to coup the FCN, the LCN immediately reported it to Gagium, resulting CoT losing his position and further destabilizing the FCN's fragile government[12][13]. After Nexus left the LCN for the Federation of Conservative Nations, the LCN's government thought it necessary to engage in espionage against the region. This espionage, and its reveal following the dismissal of the acting Director of the LCNIA, constituted a major scandal[14][15].

Layem skirmish

Official diplomatic ties between Layem and the LCN were cut after a dispute arising over the LCN's planned alignment with Enadia. After this, Layem's acting foreign affairs minister, Maur, engaged in a brief spamming campaign against the LCN's discord server[16]. The spam varied from the rather innocuous (although annoying) "Hail Layem", to more serious rulebreaking material, such as swastikas and the n-word.

Around a year later, Randolph, a member of Layem in a position related to military affairs, attempted to impersonate an official from The Free Nations Region[17]. In regards to the matter, the Layamese government described this as a "a mild offense", punishing Randolph by restricting him from future government positions under Layem's current administration[18]. After the confrontation, a number of further spam incidents on the LCN's discord server occurred, suspected to still be Randolph. A variety of accounts entered the LCN discord server, spamming phrases ranging from "WHITE TRASH LOSERS", "WE WILL INFILTRATE THE LCN", to "I HAVE RETURNED" (in reference to Nagarno, who Randolph also attempted to impersonate). All of these accounts were banned in turn, and the matter was resolved.

Government

Prior governance

Presidency

The presidency existed as a position between the time before their even was a ratified constitution and fourth constitution. Before there was a constitution, the powers, limitations, and responsibilities of the presidency were undefined.

Presidencies
President VP Pick Inauguration Constitution Notes
Jatelvayns empire N/A Unknown Preconstitutional Had no vice presidential pick
New Nagarno[19] Buwalda 6/7/2016 Preconstitutional Forced from office soon after.
Icaris[20] United Kingdom Dependencies[21] 6/7/2016 First Constitution N/A

Current governance

Council of the Republic

The Council of the Republic is the legislative body of the LCN. The Council is made up of Council Delegates (marked by a purple flair on the LCN's Discord), and there can be as many delegates on the council as go through the election process. The election process is made of two steps- Nomination and confirmation. First, a citizen must be nominated by three other citizens for a specific term length. Next, a sheet of all nominations is put forth to a public poll, where the general public can approve or contest the nominations. If the sheet is contested, then the person contesting will be asked to provide reasoning behind their contest. If that reason is a valid concern, then the nomination may be removed. After being elected, delegates serve for an either one or two month term (although they may be removed for serious misconduct, or may step down from the position).

Consulate of the Republic

The Consulate of the LCN is a set of three unelected leaders, known as consuls, who exercise collective judiciary and executive power. While position is permanent, a consul may be removed for serious misconduct, or can step down from their position. There have been four ex-consuls, and while one of them, Neo Polisophos, is held in high regard, the others have been jokingly referred to as the 'anticonsulate'.

Constitutions of the republic

First constitution

The first constitution was thought to have been lost to time, but upon later review, he first constitution was not in Icaris's dispatches, but rather in his the now moderator-deleted nation, Icares[22]. It was ratified by the LCN public on June 19th, 2016[23].

Preface

In order to maintain law and order, we must put in a place a system of organization in which our people can unite under. We the people of the League of Conservative Nations accept and sustain these rights and doctrines in which have been formally established.

Article I - Bill of Rights

All nations retain the right of freedom of speech, as long as the content does not go against rules
The government cannot silence dissidents or trolls as long as their comments remain inside NationStates rules
All nations are given the right to vote after a wait period of ten days of residing in the region
All nations reserve the right to run for a cabinet position as long as they have resided in the region for ten days
All member nations are free to govern their nation as they please; the region may not judge their decisions
All nations are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law; all nations have the right to a fair and speedy trial.
Nations may not be punished or banned without being formally charged and given a trial, unless they are an immediate security threat.
As long as it abides by NationStates game rules, nations have the right to submit, and have their work featured, in the regional newspaper. The editor may not silence any articles unless the content breaks game rules.

Article II: Membership and the Regional Senate

After residing in the region for ten days, a nation is granted membership
A registration form must be kept to document every member nation
Every member nation is a member of the Regional Senate
Every Senate member gets one vote in elections, referendums, or polls
After a nation leaves the region and is away for 10 days, under his own motives, not under government nor military mission, will have his registration/membership revoked. If a nation returns, after a period of 10 days has past, that nation must wait the 10 day period for membership once more.
In order to be a more democratic and representative region, one person may not control more than one nation in the region at a time.

Article III - President

The region is governed by the President, who is voted in by the Regional Senate by majority
The President is voted into office by the Regional Senate and governs the region, and chooses his cabinet
Despite being the executive leader, the President and Founder must work hand in hand
The President may be impeached by the Senate with 2/3 majority or his Cabinet, or removed by the Founder
The President must not act alone in any action and must consult his Cabinet, who will make sure the Senate is informed
The President's term is two months long, or 60 days
The President is given the right to make decisions in the best interest of the region, without the Senates approval, only in times of extreme need and with 3/4 approval from his cabinet *This is up to the judgement of the President and can be charged for unconstitutional acts. The constitutionality of the actions will be up to the interpretation of the Chief Justice

Article IV - The Cabinet and National Council

The President's cabinet is made up of four nations; Vice President, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Public Relations.
The Vice President handles the regional duties when the President is unable, he is second in charge and in the line of succession
The Secretary of Defense investigates those who act against the region or Constitution and safety. He also appoints the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretaries of the military branches
The Secretary of State handles diplomacy and establishes embassies
The Secretary of Public Relations gets to know every nation that joins the region and makes them feel welcome. The Secretary of Public Relations must remain neutral in elections and proposals to maintain trust from the people. The Secretary also documents the regional happenings in an almanac.The Secretary may use discretion when reporting back to the President, but only if it does not threaten the region.
The National Council is made up of all the Cabinet members. They only vote on executive actions made by the President.

Article V - Speaker of the Senate

The Speaker of the Senate head the Senate and is a representative from the political party with the most nations
The Speaker of the Senate communicates between the Regional Senate and the President
The Speaker of the Senate registers the political parties in single document
The Speaker of the Senate registers the member nations
The Speaker of the Senate is not a cabinet member, but is third in the line of succession to the President's office

Article VI - Line of Succession to the office of the President

Position Rank of succession
President 1
Vice President 2
Speaker of the Senate 3
Secretary of State 4
Secretary of Defense 5
Secretary of Public Relations 6

Article VII - Judicial System

There shall be a Code of Law, which explains the judicial system in depth
There shall be a Chief Justice, who oversees every court case, a Regional Attorney, who defends the region, and a People's Attorney, who defends nations charged by either the region or in a civil suit.
The cabinet may choose several candidates for the Chief Justice position and recommends them to the President who then choses the Chief Justice
The Chief Justice gives a verdict based on a jury's recommendation, but may not take it.
A Chief Justice's verdict may only be overturned if a referendum is started, and the President himself overturns it. The President may only overturn a verdict if the a referendum by the Senate has passed with a 2/3 majority.
The People's Attorney will be elected by the Regional Senate and approved by the President

Article VIII - Defense System

The Secretary of Defense heads the Department of Defense who protects our region from enemies both foreign and domestic; both militarily and investigatively
Only members may join the Armed Forces
An extensive document will be written discussing military organization and conduct (system may change based on that document)
There shall be an Intelligence agency to infiltrate and gather information on other regions for regional security. The Director of the LCNIA is appointed by the Secretary of Defense.

Second constitution

The second constitution was ratified on December 10th, efforts to find the text of the constitution in a dispatch have thus far been unsuccessful, but an investigation of the Second Constitutional Convention, a series of regional polls ran between November 24th, 2016 to December 9th, 2016, provided some of text for the public.

Article I

Article I: Bill of Rights: All nations have the right to freedom of speech, as long as the content does not go against NationStates rules, or is seen as an immediate threat or hindrance to our region goal or unification. All members have the right to vote. All member nations have the right to run or be appointed to a government or public service position. All members are innocent until proven guilty in the court of law; all nations have the right to a fair and speedy trial as long as they arent seen as an immediate threat to security or regional stability. All nations have the right to communicate through telegrams. The privilege of communications authority is for official use only, and violations of this right may be the loss of the privilege. As long as it abides by NationStates game rules, nations have the right to submit, and have their work featured, in the regional newspaper. The editor may not silence any articles unless the content breaks game rules[24].

Article II

Article II: Membership: All nations receive membership after residing in the region with approval from immigration officials. After receiving membership, all members become a part of the Regional Senate. A nations membership is revoked after being away for 10 days under their own motives, not under government nor military mission. If a nation returns, after a period of 10 days has past, that nation must wait the 10 day period for membership once more. If someone in power accidentally kicks him out of the region, he/she still does have their citizenship. The Chief Justice may oversee all revocations and denials of membership, and may overturn the decision of the Immigration Office, only if he feels the nation in question is worthy[25].

Article III

Article III: Legislative Branch. The Legislative Branch is composed of the Regional Senate. All nations in the region, who have received membership and full clearance from the Immigration Office are accepted into the Regional Senate. All Regional Senate members have the right to one vote in referendums, and decisions are made based on the simple majority. The Senate is organized by the Speaker of the Senate, who puts legislation proposals to the Senate floor and monitors political party and membership registration. The Regional Senate may impeach all members of government with a simple 2/3 majority of voters in the referendum poll, but the Chief Justice may overturn the Senates ruling. The Regional Senate may hold referendums to amend any government documents or pass legislation. The Regional Senate may veto a Presidents executive action bill with 2/3 majority of voters[26].

Article IV - Article X

The text of these articles were kept in dispatches which have since been deleted, rendering their contents a mystery.

Third constitution

The third constitution (originally ratified on September 12th, 2017), was written by Neo Polisophos.

Preface

The people of The League of Conservative Nations, wishing to replace their second constitution, which is, at many points, vague, unclear and badly thought, hereby decides to establish a third, new constitution, which shall fix most, if not all of the mistakes left behind in the second constitution. This constitution seeks to establish the ideal conservative ambiance in The League of Conservative Nations. We despise revolutionaries and reactionaries, for they attempt to destroy all current social structures instead of improving the ones we currently have. The conservatism this constitution defends is mainly the English model of conservatism, also known as classical liberalism. By promoting a wide extension of civil liberties and political freedoms, we strive for the development of a region where any respectful subject can stay, to further develop conservatism via constructive debates on various social matters. This document reigns supreme, and although it can be altered (a process which is discussed later in this document), the people of this region must abide by its laws.

Heading I - Fundamental rights

Article I - Citizen Rights

Defines citizen as a member of the region who has received the approval from the Department of Defense or its extensions to permanently stay in the region.
Defines resident as a member of the region who resided, resides or wishes to reside in the region without a citizenship.
All citizens of The League of Conservative Nations have the rights to stay in the region for as long as they desire and to express their opinions regarding anything they have the desire to talk about, as long as abide by NationStates rules and by all applicable LCN laws while doing so.
All citizens have the right to vote, run and work in a governmental position.
Citizens may participate in whatever group they desire, public or private, as long as said group does not promote terrorism, defamation of other citizens or conspiracies. The group must also not violate NationStates rules.
Citizens may communicate with whomever they desire through whatever means of communication they have.
Citizens are above their representatives, and shall not be censored by members of the government and its affiliates unless an effective need to do so is presented.
Citizens have the right to fair trials and, unless proven guilty for some sort of crime or deemed a threat to the region's stability, their citizenship may not be revoked without due process.
Citizens may freely request the government to rescind their citizenship, in which case they may be treated not as citizens anymore, but rather as residents.
Citizens have the right to privacy, which is limited by what they keep private, unless a warrant is issued by an applicable party. All public declarations from a citizen, in this or in other regions, are therefore out of their privacy scope.

Article II - Resident rights

Residents have the same rights as citizens defined in sections 5º, 6º and 10º of Heading I, Article I.
Residents may remain in the region unless deemed a threat to the region's stability.
Residents may not participate in elections, neither voting nor running for a position, nor serving the region as a bureaucrat or a bureaucrat's auxiliary.
Residents are under the government and the citizens of the region, having no power over neither of these classes.
A resident's promotion to citizen depends on both his request to become a citizen and the government's initiative to approve or reject his request.
The government may decide what is required for a resident to become a citizen, as long as the parameters to approve a resident's requests are not discriminating the resident's race, nationality, gender, sexual preference or religion.
The Chief Justice may overrule a decision to positively grant a resident citizenship, as long as due justification is presented to do so.

Heading II - Governmental Structure

Article I - Legislative Branch

The Legislative Branch is composed of the Regional Senate.
The Regional Senate is composed of all citizens who wish to participate in it.
All citizens have the right to vote one time in referendums, and decisions are made based on the simple majority.
Citizens have the right to create bills, with the exception of Constitutional changes, which have specific procedures. These bills must be submitted to the Speaker of the Senate, who may put them to vote.
A citizen has the right to abstain from voting in referendums.
All referendums must be open to vote for at least one day, to ensure a majority of the Regional Senate has the opportunity to vote.
Any citizen may propose the impeachment of any member of any branch of the government, as long as they present evidence indicating reasonable suspicion that said member has committed a crime.
If ⅔ of an impeachment referendum's votes are pro-impeachment, the target officer must be removed from office.
If a proposal is unconstitutional or contradicts a law which has already been approved, it is the Chief Justice's obligation to invalidate said proposal.
No resident, citizen, bureaucrat or group has the right to force members of the Regional Senate to vote or abstain in a referendum.
Citizens are allowed to divulge their projects and opinions through anything except government-specific means of communication, such as region-wide telegrams.
Citizens may overturn a President's executive action bill by having the simple majority of favorable votes in a referendum.
Citizens have the right to change their votes while a poll is open.
The Speaker of The Senate organizes the Legislative, registering proposals, results of polls, political parties, legislative history and documents.
To The Speaker of The Senate shall be given the power to create polls to serve the purpose of putting legislation to vote.
The Speaker of The Senate serves a Four-Month term, being elected by the Senate itself one month after the latest Presidential Election.
New Speakers of The Senate should receive a copy of the anterior Speaker's documents.
Amendments to the Constitution shall only be approved if ⅔ of the Senate's votes are in favor of them.

Article II - Judiciary Branch

The Judiciary Branch is composed by the Chief Justice and a Regional Attorney.
The Chief Justice commands the Judiciary Branch. His functions vary and are presented in Heading I, Article II, Section 7º, Heading II, Article I, Section 9º and Heading II, Article II, Section 16º of the constitution.
The Chief Justice must be impartial in his decisions.
The Chief Justice is appointed by the President and serves a four-month term. Before officially becoming the Chief Justice, the chosen nation needs the approval of the simple majority of the Senate, in a legislative poll made by the Speaker of the Senate within one day of the appointment. The poll shall last one day. If there are more negative votes than positive votes, the President must choose a new, different Chief Justice immediately and repeat the aforementioned process.
The Regional Attorney's job is to defend the regional government and prosecute suspects in court.
The Regional Attorney is the default attorney of the regional government, and the government can't select another attorney to represent itself, unless he recuses himself, whereupon a special attorney shall be appointed.
The Regional Attorney is appointed by the President in all circumstances.
The Regional Attorney may not be chosen as a Defense Attorney under any circumstance.
The Chief Justice is the arbiter of judicial cases, the ultimate decision of trials being up to him.
The Judicial Branch may be further expanded in documents to establish regional law and judicial procedures.

Article III - Executive Branch

The Executive Branch is composed of the President, the Vice-President and the Founder.
The President is the region's main figure, commanding his cabinet and guaranteeing the success of the region.
The President is the region's chief diplomat.
The President can create and destroy cabinet positions, the only exception being the Department of Defense.
The President may enact Executive Orders, which are quick decisions to alter the region in some way. Executive Orders must be approved by a simple majority of the members of the President's Cabinet. These Executive Orders must be justified and constitutional. If they aren't, the Chief Justice may strike them down.
Executive Orders must not be unconstitutional or contradict already existing law. They must also not alter the constitution. Abuse of this power may result in suspension of this power by the Chief Justice.
Amendment I, September the 17th Executive Orders can be used to cancel former Executive Orders. That cancellation must be explicitly declared in the proposed document.
Amendment II, September the 17th In the event that one Executive Order unconsciously cancels another, the most recently passed Executive Order shall be nullified by the Chief Justice.
An Executive Order can be overturned by the Regional Senate with ⅔ of the votes.
Presidential terms are 2 months long.
A President may serve a maximum of 2 consecutive terms.
A President may serve an unlimited amount of terms.
The Vice-President is a placeholder who must assume the presidency in case the President is unable to do his job.
The Vice-President may optionally supervise cabinet members, aiding the President while he's still able to do his job.
The Vice-President may be impeached just like the President.
The Founder holds unlimited, unrestricted powers, but is not exempt from this constitution.
The Founder may run for a government position and become a bureaucrat, as long as he makes use of the powers granted to the position he was elected to represent only.
The Founder has the responsibility to stay active to keep the region safe from invaders.
The Founder must not make use of his powers unless he's needed as a last resort to avoid the region's, its government's and its democracy's destruction.

Article IV - Presidential Cabinet

The Presidential Cabinet is an extension of the Executive Branch,serving as the President's council.
The structure of the Presidential Cabinet is entirely up to the President of the region, with the only exception being the Department of Defense, which must exist to guarantee the region's security.
Each part of the Presidential Cabinet must have a Leader, who must command his department and represents his sector when voting Executive Orders.
The line of succession is as follows: President, Vice-President and Leader of the Department of Defense.
If the President, the Vice-President and the Department of Defense's leaders have been impeached, the Founder must call a new Presidential election, which shall work like normal elections.
Leaders of the Presidential Cabinet may be impeached or removed from their roles by the President. In that case, the President must find a new Leader for the Department or simply destroy the Department as a whole.

Article V - Department of Defense

The Department of Defense must ensure the security of the region both internally and externally.
The Department of Defense is indestructible and must conduct military and investigative operations necessary to make the region safe.
The actions of the Secretary of Defense in response to a security threat may be reviewed by the Chief Justice, who may decide whether the actions are justified or not.
Amendment IV, December the 18th The Department of Defense may be further expanded in documents to establish defense policy, said document must be approved by the President and Chief Justice.

Article VI - Impeachment

Putting the region in direct danger, involving himself in corruption or abusing his Executive Order powers are impeachment offenses by the President.
The process of impeaching the President can be started if the Chief Justice sends a petition to the Speaker of the Senate, presenting legal justification for their request. After that, the Speaker shall make a poll which must last 2 days. If the simple majority of voters is pro-impeachment, then the process shall be fulfilled, with the President being impeached.
After the President's impeachment, the events described in Article IV shall be fulfilled.
Inactivity, misbehavior and corruption are impeachment offenses by the Speaker of the Senate.
The process of impeaching the Speaker of the Senate can be started if the Chief Justice, following legal reasoning, identifies an impeachable offense in the Speaker's conduct. The Chief Justice shall then make a poll that shall last two days. If the simple majority of voters is pro-impeachment, then the process shall be fulfilled, with the Speaker of the Senate being impeached.
After the Speaker's impeachment, the President shall elect a temporary new Speaker, whom shall serve until the next normal Speaker of the Senate election.
Inactivity, misbehavior and corruption are impeachment offenses by the Chief Justice.
The process of impeaching the Chief Justice can be started after the President, petitioned by at least one Senator with legal arguments, creates a poll that shall last 2 days. If the simple majority of voters is pro-impeachment, then the process shall be fulfilled, with the Chief Justice being impeached.
After the Chief Justice's impeachment, the President shall elect a temporary new Chief Justice, whom shall serve until the next normal Chief Justice nomination.
Amendment III, October the 25th In any case the Speaker of The Senate vacates the office, not by impeachment, the sitting President shall appoint an Acting Speaker of The Senate, who shall serve until the next Speaker of The Senate election.

Article VII - Code of Law

The Code of Law is the region's secondary legislative source.
It is the Speaker of the Senate's responsibility to maintain the Code of Law and update it.
All legislations made for the Code of Law need not to contradict the Constitution.
Bills for the Code of Law shall be passed via a simple majority of voters' approval.
The Code of Law's legislation shall have as much effect as the Constitution's norms.

Forth constitution

The forth and current constitution of the LCN was authored by the National Committee of Reconstruction, chaired by Quebecshire, Lyoa, Neo, Salisford, Nexus, Kanjuura, Icaris, and Caezar. It was designed to account for the failings of the third constitution, completely overhauling the system of executive power in the region from a presidency into a consulate model in line with the French model of the same name.

Foreign Affairs

The Logo of the Foreign Affairs Department

The LCN, like most regions on NationStates, has relations between itself, other regions, and the interregional community at large. Today, foreign affairs of Republic are handled by the Foreign Affairs Office, in which diplomats are assigned as official envoys of the region by the Foreign Affairs Director. This has not always been the case, and in the past, the relationship between the LCN and foreign partners was largely managed by the executive branch of the government. As of September 11th, 2020, there are six members of the foreign affairs department, one director, and five diplomats.

The Director role is described as directing inter-regional policy through management of the department[27].





History of foreign matters

General overview

Relation between LCN and other Region
Region Established Unestablished Notes
Right to Life 4/22/2016 7/19/2020 RtL states that it closed its embassy in relation to the UDS incident. Members of the LCN have contested this claim, instead proposing that while the UDS incident may have been the pretext to the closure, RtL was already considering a shutdown of embassies with the LCN due to Abortion Doctor Goose, citing a poll created by Right to Life on their diplomatic relationship with the LCN prior to the UDS incident as evidence.
Pro-Life International [PLI] 5/7/2016 9/12/2017 The LCN left PLI in an RMB announcement made by Icaris. The cited reason was "[W]e feel this organization does no longer serve our regional interests"[28]
Kingdom of Westminster 7/11/2016 2/14/2017 Westminster closed its embassy after Adawn threatened to ban the region's Prime Minister. This results from an incident where the Prime Minister, Agereus, made comments about one of Adawm colleagues.[29]
Union of Democratic States 9/29/2016 7/8/2020 The UDS closed embassies with the LCN, citing lax moderation policy. This event, as well as the diplomatic fallout, is known as the UDS incident.

FORGE

FORGE is a now defunct interregional military organization that the LCN participated in. Throughout the course of FORGE, members of the LCN served in various positions of the organization. Specifically, Andrew Du served as Deputy of Military Affairs, with Quebecshire serving first as the Public Relations officer, and later as Chancellor. The alliance of FORGE was living on borrowed time, plagued by ambiguity about its core functions, and the ill-fortunes of member regions. Of the 20 member regions that signed up, only three have avoided inactivity or death[30]. A vote was eventually launched to officially disband FORGE, and seeing the decayed status of the organization, then Chancellor Quebecshire withdrew the LCN from FORGE[31][32].

Isolationism

The foreign affairs of the LCN can be mostly defined as a continous cycle of building diplomatic ties, those ties breaking, followed by a period of isolationism. Overall, the LCN has rejected a number of interregional partnerships in favor of retaining regional sovereignty. These rejections have come from both the government (in the form of the Icaris administration's departure from PLI, a sphere of influence dominated by the region Right to Life) as well as the citizenry, in a number of referendums[33][34][35][36]. The roots of this can be found in Icaris's 2016 run for president, where one of his platforms was 'localism' (known more broadly on NationStates as regionalism)[37].

SWORD Negotiation Ballot
Ballot from the failed SWORD Referendum

References

  1. "LCN Constitution of the Republic".
  2. "The League of Conservative Nations".
  3. "Flag Update Post by CSNA (Qubecshire)".
  4. "Unknown Flag 2 Evidence Part I".
  5. "Unknown Flag 2 Evidence Part II".
  6. "Modern military".
  7. "UCN Region".
  8. "Dispatch outlining the attack on Farkasfalka".
  9. "Terms for peace".
  10. "FCN Spam Moderation".
  11. "FCN Spam Moderation II".
  12. "COT incident from COT".
  13. "COT incident from Quebec".
  14. "FCN Server Scandal - Consulate Statement".
  15. "FCN Server Scandal - FCN's Administration's Statement".
  16. "Maur 1".
  17. "Statement regarding Layem".
  18. "Statement from Layem".
  19. "Nagarno taking office".
  20. "Icares' platform".
  21. "Icares VP".
  22. "First LCN constitution".
  23. "First LCN constitution ratification poll".
  24. "SCC Article I Poll".
  25. "SCC Article II Poll".
  26. "SCC Article III Poll".
  27. "Positions in the Republic".
  28. "PLI Cancellation Message".
  29. "KoW Cancellation Message - Adawn".
  30. "FORGE member region list".
  31. "Disbandment".
  32. "FORGE LCN II".
  33. "LCN Military Policy Poll".
  34. "Alliance of Interdependent Regions Referendum".
  35. "SWORD Opinion Poll".
  36. "SWORD Referendum".
  37. "Icaris-UKD platform".