Imperial Decree 50
Imperial Decree #50: New Constitution
Issued By Kaiser Raynor X
Constitution of the Land of Shireroth
All executive powers of Shireroth shall be vested in the Kaiser. The Kaiser may make any decree regarding the operation, behavior and functions of Shireroth as well as any actions he/she deems fit as long as they do not violate this constitution. The Kaiser shall have Supreme Judiciary power. The Kaiser is the Supreme Commander of the Militia, Military, and/or any other armed force under Shireroth control.
The Kaiser before the end of his/her life reign as Kaiser must pick a successor from among all those eligible by birthright. Should the Kaiser die or abdicate the throne, the Kaisership shall pass to his/her successor.
In times when a successor is below twelve years of age, a Steward shall be appointed by a majority of the Landsraad. A steward shall be appointed by the Kaiser or Landsraad should the Kaiser take temporary leave of his/her throne. Should the Kaiser have no stated heir, the Steward shall become the head of the Empire until an heir can be found. Should no Steward be appointed at this time, the Landsraad shall convene and elect one.
The Landsraad shall be vested, through the good grace of the Kaiser, with the legislative powers of Shireroth. The Landsraad may set its own rules for voting percentages and procedures. Any bill, act, measure, dictate, statement or order passed or issued by the Landsraad may be vetoed by the Kaiser for any reason.
The Kaiser has the power to dismiss and recall to session the Landsraad at anytime. Should the Kaiser die or abdicate the throne, the Landsraad shall be automatically called to session. The Landsraad is vested with Judiciary powers second only to the Kaiser.
The Landsraad shall consist of the Nobles of Shireroth. Nobles may pick their own successor from among those eligible by birthright. Should no heir be available the Kaiser shall appoint the next Noble. The Kaiser has the power to create new Duchies/Baronies as he/she sees fit. Only the Landsraad may remove a Duchy’s/Barony’ seat from the Landsraad, thereby disbanding the Duchy completely and redefining the lands as necessary. The Kaiser has the power to reshape the borders of any Duchy/Barony as he/she sees fit.
Only Ruling Nobles or Emissaries appointed by a Ruling noble may vote within he Landsraad. Ministers of Shireroth may speak within the Landsraad but may not vote on just the merits of their office alone.
Each Duchy shall be given six votes to cast within the Landsraad. A Ruling Duke/Duchess may divide these vote up among the nobles of his/her duchy as he/she sees fit, keeping in mind that he/she must control at least half the total votes. The Prætor must be informed of how a Duchy’s votes are distributed before any vote from that duchy may be cast.
The Prætor of Shireroth shall be elected by the nobility of the land from among the Full--Citizens of the Land. The Prætor of Shireroth shall preside over the Landsraad as chairman. His/Her purpose shall be to call a meeting of the Landsraad to order, tally votes, close vote, and generally manage and keep order within the Landsraad as well as keep records of all bills and resolutions passed during his/her tenure.
The Ministers of Shireroth are answerable to both the Landsraad and the Kaiser, who may both appoint and dismiss ministers at will; and create and destroy ministries at will.
Minister of Information:
The job of the Minister of Information shall be to keep the public of Shireroth informed of all matters of state that have been made public officially. The Minister of Information shall be vested with the power of maintaining all official forms of national communications.
Minister of Military Affairs:
The job of the Minister of Military Affairs shall be to see to the creation, training and general maintenance of the armed forces of Shireroth. All military, militia and/or armed forces within Shireroth are answerable to the Minister of Military Affairs second only to the Kaiser him/herself.
Minister of Trade:
The job of the Minister of Trade shall be to see to all economic affairs within Shireroth, to maintain the currency of Shireroth, and maintain the Imperial Treasury. The currency of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth shall be the €rb.
Minister of Immigration And Naturalization:
The job of the Minister of Immigration and Naturalization shall be to maintain a means by which individuals may immigrate to and become citizens of Shireroth. The minister is vested with the responsibility of maintaining an up to date record of the citizenry of Shireroth. The Ministry of Immigration and Naturalization shall be vested with the duty of maintaining a periodic census of the population of Shireroth.
Ministry of Technology:
The job of the Minister of Technology shall be to see to the technological advancement of Shireroth. The minister shall also be vested with the power and responsibility of establishing and maintaining a national system of education.
Ministry of the Exterior:
The job of the Minister of the Exterior shall be to establish and maintain communications with bodies and/or nations outside the bounds of Shireroth. The Minster shall be vested with the power and responsibility of negotiating with foreign powers, and presenting the outcome of said negotiations to the Kaiser and/or Landsraad.