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The Purple Documents"Liberty. Prosperity. Peace."PreambleThe United Purple Nations exists to provide an approachable purple alliance to its members and friends; to provide her members with safety, prosperity, and freedom through a tight knit community and government. In return, every member shall respect, and honour this charter, which is the highest law of the Politics and War branch of the United Purple Nations.I. AdmissionAny nation wishing to join the United Purple Nations is required to wear the “United Purple Nations” as its Alliance Affiliation, and may not be participating in any international conflict, or be in another alliance. The Council of the United Purple Nations may implement additional application requirements, processes, and standards of training before any nation is inducted as a member. Nations flying the “United Purple Nations” as the Alliance Affiliation, but have not been inducted as a member may still have their right to safety and liberty guaranteed provided they have obeyed the laws of the alliance.Civil LibertiesEach member of the United Purple Nations has the liberty to exercise freedom of speech, expression, association and belief within the bounds of non-aggression. Each member has the right to control their own nation as they see fit, provided it does not directly harm the United Purple Nations or abuse any nation. No law or policy may be made to infringe on these liberties.Anti-Asshat clauseDon’t be an asshat. Any member found to be acting like an asshat will be treated like an asshat and expelled at the discretion of the Reclusiarch. Raiding PolicyMembers of the United Purple Nations are not allowed to raid any nation residing in an alliance with 10 members or more.Nor can they raid members of an alliance with an active Protectorate or Defense treaty.UPN members shall not raid any nation who has been active within the last 24 hours or who's residing on the Purple Colour sphere.In addition, all raiders must acknowledge that they are responsible for their own actions and that the alliance is not obligated to assist them should their raid prove disastrous.II. GovernmentPrimarchThe Primarch is the leader of the Politics and War branch of the UPN. The Primarch has the final say in all matters dealing with the P&W branch of the UPN. They must see to it that all matters are resolved and the Council continue to function properly. The Primarch may veto any decision put forth to him at any time. Any of such vetoes can be challenged but require the consent of the Reclusiarch and a majority vote of the general Council members, with exception to inactive members and given that this is done within respectable time restraints.The CouncilThe Council functions as the key advisory team to the Primarch and his personally selected equerry, deemed as his “Heir”. The Council consists of the Warsmith, the Chief Librarian, the Reclusiarch, the Master of the Forge, the Chooser of the Slain, and the Lord Inquisitor. The Council members are responsible for the daily activities of their department, and it is their duty to ensure that all necessary responsibilities are carried out.Each Council Member is allowed and encouraged to appoint officers and deputies within their own department, so long as each one is monitored to ensure adherence to the wishes of the Council. The Council Members and their respective directives:The Primarch's EquerryThe Primarch's Equerry is one of the Primarch's most valued officers.The equerry can be selected either from one of the Council members or from the membership as a whole. The reponsibility of the Equerry is to step in to take decisions should the Primarch be missing or incapacitated. Though the Equerry is a member of the council and holds great responsibility, the Equerry does not hold a council vote unless chosen from one of the elected council members.The WarsmithThe Warsmith is the second-in-command of the UPN military, subordinate only to the Primarch. The Warsmith's duties are to maintain the military by any means deemed necessary, including organization and maintenance of UPN armed forces.The Warsmith's deputies are known as Captains.The Chief LibrarianThe Chief Librarian is the head of the UPN foreign affairs department. The Chief Librarian's duties include ensuring that the foreign relations of the alliance are secure and ongoing. The Chief Librarian is to make sure allies are well treated and visited regularly and also to maintain foreign embassies to a high standard.The Chief Librarian's deputies are known as Librarians.The ReclusiarchThe Reclusiarch is head of the UPN internal affairs department. The department includes all activities concerning the general membership of the UPN, including moderation of the forums & insuring that UPN's rules are followed by it's membership.The Reclusiarch, along side the Chooser of the Slain, is also responsible for appointing Mentors and taking care of students. The Reclusiarch is also responsible for maintaining all guides, as well as overlooking the UPN academy.The Reclusiarch's deputies are known as Chaplains.Master of the ForgeThe Master of the Forge is head of the UPN financial affairs department. The Master of the Forge coordinates all aid programs, coordinates trades, and makes sure that UPN nations are as strong as possible. At any time can they call a general taxing. The Master of the Forge's deputies are known as Techmarines.The Lord InquisitorThe Lord Inquisitor is in charge of bringing the people's thoughts and opinions to the Council. As the Lord Inquisitor is a representative of the people rather than a council member, his or her vote will be counted as two in the event of a tied Council Vote.In the absence of the Reclusiarch he is to host the Council elections every 3 months as detailed in section lll.The Chooser of the SlainThe Chooser of the Slain is in charge of recruitment and it is his/her responsibilitythat the UPN has a steady flow of initiates and to educate them in becoming fully fledged Legionnaires of the United Purple Nations.HonourablesHonourables are members who have contributed significantly to the United Purple Nations in some way. They retain a high clearance rating for all ongoing issues in the alliance and are meant to offer insights to the acting Council on situations of importance.Though they often work as members of the Council in practice, they hold no official authority nor do they have voting rights when Council votes are held. Honourables are few in number and are appointed by the Primarch or by a majority of the Council.Junior officer positionsAll Council members are strongly encouraged to appoint Deputies to help them out with their responsibilities.It is suggested that the position is offered to whomever they ran against in the election, but this is not required. A council member is not restricted to one Deputy. .In addition, with consent from the Primarch, a council member can establish junior officer positions, in order to delegate tasks and to promote active and willing members who wants to be included in running of the United Purple Nations.Junior Officers and Deputies have no voting rights when Council votes are held.lll. ElectionThe Council members shall be elected every three months. When the three months are up the current Reclusiarch will organize a vote for the new positions. Immediately all positions and privileges are deemed void except for those listed hereafter. The Primarch will oversee that the Reclusiarch carries out this duty or in his/her absence the Current Lord Inquisitor. Every UPN member has the right to vote.Every 6 months, 1 week prior to the Council election, a referendum is held on the performance of the PrimarchIf the majority votes with approval of the Primarch's performance, he or she may continue on another 6 month term.Should the majority of the membership vote against the Primarch then his position may be challenged in the following election.Election ProcedureIn order to run for a council position, a member has to be nominated by a fellow member.The two members with the most nominations will then continue the election poll.If there are only a very few nominations that differs the #2 and #3 nominee, The Primarch can give dispensation for the 3 members with the most nominations to be carried over to the election poll.The Nomination Period will last for 48 hours, and the following election shall last another 24 hours.The new council members will be sworn in immediately after the voting period is over.lV. Removal of a Government MemberAny member in a seat of power (Including the Primarch) can be voted out of power if there is a 2/3 majority agreement between all of the members in the Council.The Council member in question has no vote, but will be given every opportunity to argue in defense of him/herself.The Council member will be removed from power immediately after the vote should the result go against him/her. They may not run for the position in the election following their removal.V. AmendmentThe Purple Documents may be modified with a 2/3 majority vote from the the Council members and the Primarch, and the consent of the Lord Inquisitor If not all of the Council has voted after 14 days those who have not given opinions will count as having abstained from the vote. VI. RatificationWe, the membership of these United Purple Nations, hold this charter as accurate to the will of the membership and agree to the specifications contained herein. We accept the rules of both this document and these United Purple Nations’ constitution in full.Signed by,Hansarius - Primarch of UPNGuardofthedragon - ReclusiarchEmperor666 - Master of the ForgeKappa - Chief LibrarianOutburst - Lord InquisitorPresidentRiley - WarsmithAtzuya - LibrarianSimon Clair - Chaplainarcnritvik - CaptainUnderlordgc - Honourable
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