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Constitution of the Federated Micronations of Musania

This Constitution was approved by all Member States of the Federated Micronations, both through their Legislatures and a Federation Referendum on 2022.10.03. The new structures and Departments decreed by this Constitution will be presented and introduced over the next few months if they do not already exist today.

Preamble

The Federated Micronations of Musania are a Democratic State consisting of Sovereign Member States. Having signed the Chyse Charter, they claim Sovereignty only in their own World and pledge not to come into conflict with governments and their institutions existing on other levels. The values of the Federated Micronations of Musania are based on Human Rights, Climate and Environmental Protection, Scientific Knowledge, Tolerance and Democracy.

Name and Flag

The Federated Micronations of Musania may be called "Federated Micronations", "FM" or "Musania" on any official documents. The Flag of the Federated Micronations is rectangular, with a blue triangle at the top, a red one at the bottom, two green ones at the left and right sides and a yellow bar crossing the Flag from bottom left to top right.

Member States

The Federated Micronations of Musania is a Federation composed of Sovereign States. The founding States are the Balanda Republic, the Republic of Capricornia, the Dershowo Musograd, the Scientific Republic of Murwillumbah and the Repubblica Naquarnia. These States have the unalienable right to leave the Federation if their Citizens decide so with absolute majority in two Referenda at least two years apart. All States send representatives to the Federal Parliament and are represented in the Federal Government.

Sovereign Overseas Territories of the FM are the Antilles Musiennes and Sandy Island. Although they also have the unalienable right to leave the Federation, they have no direct representation in the Federal Government. Other Sovereign Territories may be accepted to the FM in the future.

Non-sovereign entities of the Federation are the Balangrad Capital Territory (BCT) and the Joint Sovereign Bases.

All citizens of the States, the BCT and the Sovereign Overseas Territories are also Citizens of the Federated Micronations, giving them the right to live and work in any part of the Federated Micronations. They will retain this citizenship even if a State or Territory leaves the Federation.

Institutions

The Institutions of the FM are the Federal Government, the Federal Parliament, the Supreme Court of the Federated Micronations, the Joint Sovereign Forces, the State Department and other branches of Government and agencies of the Federation.

Federal Government

The Federal Government is responsible for External Affairs, managed by the State Department (SDFM), Defense, managed by the Joint Sovereign Forces Department (JSF), Economy and Trade, managed by the Department of Economy and Trade (DET), Climate and Environmental Protection, managed by the Department of Climate and Environment (DCE), and Communications, Energy, Transportation and Borders, managed by the Department for Infrastructure and Security (DIS).

Any other branches of Government, like Police, Jurisdiction, Education, Culture, Territorial Defense and others, remain in the responsibility of the States.

Federal Parliament

The Parliament of the Federated Micronations consists of two chambers:

  1. Federation Congress, with 100 Deputees representing the Sovereign States in a fixed relation roughly based on their respective population. These are elected in the States in a Regions based Proportional System. The States are required to define at least 3 Regions each, on which the vote is based and which have to be represented in fair proportion among their Deputees. The Balanda Republic elects 15 deputees, Republic of Capricornia 20, Dershowo Musograd 35, Scientific Republic of Murwillumbah 15 and Repubblica Naquarnia 15. The Federation Congress elects a President of the Congress who, in case of an undecided vote, is allowed the decisive vote.
  2. Federation Assembly, with 100 Members representing directly the Citizens of the Federation. All Citizens of the Federated Micronations have one vote, with parents allowed to vote on behalf of their children younger than 16 years. Parties or Alliances receiving 5% of all valid votes in the Federation and at least 2.5% in each of the States receive Assembly seats based on a Proportional System.

The Assembly and the Congress elect the Secretary of the Federation by relative majority in a joint session. The Secretary then proposes a Federal Government which has to receive an absolute majority in both chambers. All 5 States must be represented in the Government on the departemental leadership level.

Laws may be proposed by the Government, the Congress, the Assembly or by 5% of the Citizens in a referendum. They require an absolute majority in both chambers to come into force.

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the Federated Micronations (SCFM) is composed of two chambers of 11 Judges, half of which are drawn by lot each year from a pool consisting of 100 qualified Judges between one and two years from their lawful pensions age. The States nominate pool members according to the Federation Congress proportional key. The tenure of any Supreme Court Judge may not exceed more than 2 years. Cases are assigned to the chambers by lot if the chambers cannot come to an agreement. Both State Governments, Parliamentarians and Citizens may put a case towards the SCFM if they can conclusively claim that other legal options are not available any more.

Defense

The Joint Sovereign Forces of Musania (JSF) are tasked with the defense of the Federated Micronations. For this purpose, the States appoint selected units of their militaries as members of the JSF. The Divisions of the JSF must be composed of Brigades from different States. All other units of the States are tasked with Territorial Defense and are not available for Federal efforts. States may withdraw units from the JSF according to a defined procedure. The JSF also operate Strategic Forces.

The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of the Federation are Supreme Commanders of the JSF, with the Secretary of the Federation having the right of replacing the Secretary of Defense.

The Federal Arms and Defense Organisation (FADO) and the Joint Crisis Observation Team (JCOT) are Affiliate Organisations of the JSF.

State Department

The State Department of the Federated Micronations (SDFM) continues to be responsible for International and Intermicronational Relations.

Climate and Environmental Protection

Climate and Environmental Protection are highly outstanding goals for the Federated Micronations. The Department of Climate and Environment (DCE) is tasked to manage any activities in these fields, with a superseding power over other Departments in cases of conflicting interests.

The Climate Emergency Response Action Group (CERAG) is an Affiliate Organisation of the DCE, integrating also related offices of the States.

Summary and Conclusion

The Federated Micronations of Musania have built a network of Departments and Agencies which will guarantee a prosperous future for its Member States and Sovereign Territories.

Balangrad City, 2022.10.05