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Preparation for Final Government Poll

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Multi-site Demo Game: High Council' started by Octavian X, Feb 11, 2003.

  1. Octavian X

    Octavian X is not a pipe.

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    OK, people, we need to get organized.

    In this thread, please post all ideas you have for our Fanatikan government. People are not limited to a single government proposal, but please, NO DISCUSSION

    For each proposal for government, create a new post. Give that proposal a name, and the best description possible.

    After 2 days, the proposals will be brought to a final, binding, poll.

    Each post following should contain...

    Name of proposal
    Description.

    For example...
    Post your ideas now, or forever hold your peace.
     
  2. Octavian X

    Octavian X is not a pipe.

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    A Constituional Idea

    We use the existing Constitution of Fanatika for the structure of government, with the possibility of consolidation of elected positions (to be later determined), and the addition of ambassadors.

    Under this proposal, we would NOT use the CoL and CoS.
     
  3. Gingerbread Man

    Gingerbread Man Dark Magus

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    The New Fanatikan Constitution.

    A modified constitution with provisions for less players, yet the executive branch has only one less member. Introduces a 'winner of poll must have 50% or else a runoff' concept. Many other minor adjustments.

    Entire modified constitution
     
  4. Goonie

    Goonie Lonely End of the Rink

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    Please read this whole proposal with an open mind.

    This proposal is designed differently than the Fanatikan one for two reasons. a) We do not have as many citizens, b) We are playing against humans, not the computer. The Fanatikan Government has nothing in place to deal with foreign affairs properly. The Fanatikan Government is focused inward to much and will destroy us because if we use that style, we will not have solid relations with other nations. In this game reputation matters alot, and this proposal gives us a govt. where we can elect Ambassadors to go and represent us to other nations. We can not be warmongers and attack everyone, so trading for lux's will be important. If we use Fanatikas govt. we have no one to go to these other nations to bargain. Overall this proposal is a much better one. Picture at the bottom to make things simpler.

    Goonie

    Foreign Department

    Foreign Minister
    Head of the Foreign department.
    Designs trades.
    Elected.
    Post turn chat instructions.
    Gives orders to the Ambassadors.
    Holds Foreign affairs meetings(Open to the public)

    Ambassadors
    Each other team has one ambassador.(No ambassadors until we have made contact in the game.)
    Elected.
    Post turn chat instructions.
    Makes contact with other teams.
    Writes deals to make to other teams.
    Negotiates terms with teams.
    Represents CFC.

    Interieur Department

    Interieur Minister
    Like Fanatikas Domestic Minister.
    Elected.
    Post turn chats instructions.
    Head of the govenors.
    Holds meetings with the Govenors.
    Deals with all domestic and science affairs.

    Govenors
    Same as a Fanatikan govenor.
    In charge or one province.
    Post Build queues and Micromanagement.

    Judicial Department

    Prosecution
    Prosecutes people spying on us.
    Prosecutes CFC spying.

    Defender
    Defends any accused.

    Military Department

    Defence Minister
    Wages War.
    Elected.
    Draws up Military Plans.

    Head of State
    DP.



     
  5. donsig

    donsig Low level intermediary

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    My proposal is to use a revamped Fanatikan constitution. The Fanatikan constitution is a good one all in all and it is not designed to be used only by warmongers. It was used in Phoenatica which was generally a peaceful nation.

    The constitution does have flaws though and should be revamped to make it fit the PBEM game play style. I have looked over each article of the constitution and propose these changes to use as the basis of our government. Note that we would not use the Fanatikan CoL or CoS! Here is my proposed constitution. Text in italics are notes and not part of the constitution.

    Article A: All Civfanatics Forum users who register in the Citizen Registry are citizens of insert our counrtry name here subject to the approval of the Judiciary. Citizens have the right to assemble, the right to free movement, the right to free speech, the right to a fair trial, the right to representation, the right to demand satisfaction and the right to vote.

    Article B: Governing rules shall consist of the Articles of the Constitution, the Code of Laws and the Code of Standards. No laws shall be passed that conflict with an article and no standards shall be used that conflict with a law or an article.

    We do not need a CoL or CoS to start. It is a good idea to leave this article in place as it will allow us to make rules and standards if we find we need some.

    Article C: The government will consist of the Executive Branch, Legislative Branch and Judicial Branch.

    Article D: The Executive Branch is headed by the President, who shall be the designated player of the game, and shall include a council of leaders, each of whom heads a department that is responsible for one major facet of the country. These departments are Domestic, Foreign, Military, Science, Culture and Trade. Each of these departments will be generally responsible for the items found under the respective Advisor in the Civilization III game and esoteric aspects that fall under their department name. Provincial Governors shall be responsible for the care, management and use of the cities and lands of a province. Ambassadors shall be responsible for conducting our relations with a foreign power.

    I would do away with deputies, including the vice president. This article would not prevent us from subordinating one department to another. I would organize the government in this way: make the domestic and foreign departments into mega-deprtments. These two ministers would be the ones who report directly to the president. The science and military leaders and governors would report to the domestic leader. The culture and trade leaders and our ambassadors would report to the foreign minister. This way all turn instructions would be given by only two people making things much easier. Since we only play one turn at a time we only need instructions for one turn. We can institute a chain of command in each of our mega-departments.

    Article E: The Legislative Branch shall consist of the Congress. The Congress will be formed of the entirety of the citizenry.

    Article F: The Judicial Branch will be formed of three leaders, one who is tasked with upholding the laws (Judge Advocate), one who is tasked with defending the citizenry (Public Defender) and headed by the Chief Justice.

    The JA would be our prosecutor of spies. The Judiciary can be in charge of accepting new citizens or rejecting them.

    Article G: All offices will be filled via election with terms lasting according to a fixed schedule based on game years.

    We can divide the game into 10 equal terms of 45 turns each and place elections accordingly.

    Article H: Game Play Restriction
    It is unlawful to play through actions, move troops, make deals or take any other action that would change the state of the playing game from that of the saved game.
    Exception: The structure of peace renegotiation treaties requires an action to be taken to view the bargaining possibilities. Specifically, once the deal is broached it must result in a new deal or a declaration of war. Once the bargaining possibilities have been noted the altered game must be immediately closed without saving. Further activity in the altered game is not allowed.

    Note the original article H is the one that says a player can hold only one leadership position. I think we can do away with that one. We do need the game play restriction though!

    Article I: The average of the number of votes cast in each of the most recent contested elections shall constitute an active census of citizens. The highest vote total of these elections shall constitute a full census (the Congress). A majority of the Congress shall be required to amend the Constitution.

    Quorums are done away with.

    Article J: Elected officials must plan and act according to the will of the people.

    Article K: The constitution, laws and standards of Fanatika can never be contrary to the rules and regulations of the Civfanatics forums. Moderators may veto any such constitutional amendments, laws or standards.

    The original article K stipulated that we have public turn chats. That should be done away with. Since we only play one turn a report from the president about actions taken should be enough. Trying to schedule turn chats would slow the game. The President must be able to carry out the instructions and play the turn quickly so it can be sent off to the next team.

    Using this constitution gives us flexibility to organize things the way we see fit. If we can adopt this constitution then we'd need to set our terms and get our first election underway.

    We also have to figure out how department leaders are going to get access to the save. :eek:
     

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