Introducing Svarte Tarnet

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  1. Karenina

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    Svarte Tarnet
    The Ascendency of Svarte Tårnet

    Factbook

    Quick-Cr*p:

    Karenina Keiserinne, Secretary of State* and Superintendent of the Secretariat**
    - De jure head of state* and de facto head of government**

    Ansiktsløs og Døde, Secretary of Stability
    - De jure head of government

    Semi-particratic, authoritarian democracy
    - The People’s Union Party is the dominant party

    A climate primarily made up of taiga ( boreal / snow forest ) with pockets of alpine-tundra and temperate broadleaf forest biomes

    Nordic / French based (don’t ask)


    At A Glance:
    Nation
    -Long Form: The People’s Ascendency of Svarte Tarnet
    -Short Form: The Acendency, or Svarte Tarnet


    Demonym
    -Noun (singular): Forbannet
    -Noun (plural): Forbannede
    -Adjective: Tarnetian


    Culture
    -TBA // Nordic + French


    Government Personnel
    - Karenina Keiserinne,
    - Secretary of State* ( Foreign Affairs ) and 33rd Superintendent of the Secretariat**
    - Head of State* ( de jure )
    - Head of Government** ( de facto )
    - Styled as: Madame Secretary, Madame Superintendent; or, simply, Secretary or Superintendent​
    - Ansiktsløs og Døde,
    - Secretary of Stability ( Interior )
    - Head of Government ( de jure )
    - Styled as: Mister Secretary, or, simply, Secretary​


    Government Type
    -Svarte Tarnet is an authoritarian democracy that is semi-particratic, in that the highest branch of the federal government may only be made up of the dominant, ruling party ( the People’s Union Party )​


    Party Structure and Ideology
    -Core beliefs of the People’s Union Party are:
    - National identity and solidarity; civil, social and economic freedom and equality; popular and national sovereignty;


    *More to be added; but I'd like you're feedback
     
  2. Pohjanmaa

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    Welcome! Usually it’s customary to name yourself after your nation and display a flag. As a Swedish speaker I find your names a bit funny in the ironic sort of way. Curious about the faceless and dead fellow.

    Of course I must ask, what is the deal with general Nordic and French?
     
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    Well, as far as the naming goes, I really don't have too much rhyme or reason behind it ;D

    As for the Nordic-French, I haven't come up with a reason for it yet, IC -- OOC, it's just because I like them lol

    And... Should I change my name and avie...? D:
     
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    We've had a few people do it in the last year, right now Zhola is doing it, so I guess it's fine?

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    I think we should adhere account name = nation name, and avatar = nation flag . . unless the player intends to play meta projects.

    Welcome Karen of the next generation.
     
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    I changed my avie, but I'm not sure how to change my user name.
     
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    h - ttps://imgur.com/4zrg3Iy

    Only hold back might be some setting where a new player can't change immediately, I'm not sure.
     
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    Yeah, must be the case. I don't have that option.
     
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    I adhere to neither of these rules currently.

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    Hear, hear
     
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    In addition, the more I'm playing around with my government the more I'm starting to feel like I should just go with full on French-based culture with maybe hints of Scandi stuff. It would be much easier as I took quite a bit of French back in the day and almost always RP'd as such in the past.
     
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    It’s like everybody is French now... First everyone was English... now it’s cool for everyone to be French

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    They're the most 'known' countries / cultures in the western world. RP wise, how many people really adhere to a national 'theme' other than names and spelling related to the language? That's not meant to be rude or rhetorical -- I only ever use the language. My people are usually wackos ( French? )

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    Well, the board language is obviously English, but players do put in a considerable amount of effort into emulating RL cultures and creating their own "what-if" variables based on familiar world cultures. We rarely get completely fictional and original language nation projects anymore, for better or worse, but I do think many of us try to create national themes in RP other than precisely English, French, or in my case American tropes.

    Our England, Engellex or the First Republic, is based in some English themes - but deviated by doing away with monarchy and religion hundreds of years ago. The Anti-State is an entire Asian type continent that adheres to post-delegationism. Ostmark is a German-based nation that incorporates socialist Strasserism, and I think is one of our greatest examples of a nation with a consistent and concise propaganda message.
     
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    Hm, I see what you're saying. It's been quite a new nations ago since I've developed an ( almost ) entirely fictional nation, government and culture. Maybe age and cynicism has dulled our imaginations

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    Updated ---
    Looking for feedback

    Quick-Cr*p:

    Karenina Keiserinne, Secretary of State* and Superintendent of the Secretariat**
    - De jure head of state* and de facto head of government**​

    Ansiktsløs og Døde, Secretary of Stability
    - De jure head of government​

    Semi-particratic, authoritarian democracy
    - The People’s Union Party is the dominant party​

    A climate primarily made up of taiga ( boreal / snow forest ) with pockets of alpine-tundra and temperate broadleaf forest biomes


    At A Glance:
    Nation
    -Long Form: The People’s Ascendency of Svarte Tarnet
    -Short Form: The Acendency, or Svarte Tarnet


    Demonym
    -Noun (singular): Tart
    -Noun (plural): Tarts
    -Adjective: Tartian


    Government Personnel
    - Karenina Keiserinne,
    - Secretary of State* ( Foreign Affairs ) and 33rd Superintendent of the Secretariat**
    - Head of State* ( de jure )
    - Head of Government** ( de facto )
    - Styled as: Madame Secretary, Madame Superintendent; or, simply, Secretary or Superintendent​
    - Ansiktsløs og Døde,
    - Secretary of Stability ( Interior )
    - Head of Government ( de jure )
    - Styled as: Mister Secretary, or, simply, Secretary​


    Government Type
    -Svarte Tarnet is an authoritarian democracy that is semi-particratic, in that the highest branch of the federal government may only be made up of the dominant, ruling party ( the People’s Union Party )


    Party Structure and Ideology
    -Core beliefs of the People’s Union Party are:
    - National identity and solidarity; civil, social and economic freedom and equality; popular and national sovereignty;


    National Symbols
    National Flag:

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    National Colors:
    - Purple, black, gray and white

    National Motto:
    - Unity, Utility, Safety, Stability​

    National Symbol:
    - The Black Cockade

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    National Anthem:
    -

    National Currency:
    - Soie ( singular ) Soieries ( plural )
    - TAD – Tartian Ascendancy Dollar / Tartian Ascendant Dollar

    National Instrument:
    - Harpsichord

    National Dance:
    - Waltz ( Waltz of the Damned :: on harpsichord )

    National Animal:
    - Pine Marten :: Martes martes​

    National Bird:
    - Black Grouse :: Tetrao tetrix

    National Tree:
    - Common Spindle :: Euonymus europaeus

    National Shrub:
    - Oleander :: Nerium oleander

    National Flower:
    - Lily of the Valley :: Convallaria majalis


    GOVERNMENT:
    Executive

    The Secretariat / the Council of State ( or, Secretaries ) // federal council
    -members of the Secretariat, or Secretaries, serve as a joint head of government
    --only members of the dominant party, the People’s Union Party, may serve in the Secretariat​

    -those eligible to serve in the Secretariat must come from within the Directorate and are nominated by the Directors via secret ballot​

    -once selected, should those in question accept their nomination, the Secretaries-in-Running, campaign publicly and widely until a closed-list, party-wide election is held via national ballot​

    -there are seven Secretaries that serve for a total of seven years with one Secretary being designated the Superintendent of the Secretariat each year, via internal, majority vote
    --the Superintendent serves as the Ascendency’s de jure head of state and maintains parliamentary procedure during sessions of the Secretariat​

    -the seven Secretaries are:
    --The Secretary of Stability / Interior / Labor / Housing / Transportation / Infrastructure
    --The Secretary of Finance / Commerce / Trade
    --The Secretary of Defense / War / Homeland Security
    --The Secretary of Justice / Law
    --The Secretary of Logistics / Media / Education / Propaganda
    --The Secretary of State / Foreign Affairs
    --The Secretary of Energy / Environmental Protection / Agriculture
    ------each Secretary is the administrative head of their respective Office; ie, the Secretary of Logistics is the Secretary of –the Office of– Logistics
    ----------each Office has one (1) Undersecretary appointed by the Secretary of the appropriate Office that will serve as an assistant and deputy to their respective Secretary
    ----------those elected to serve as Secretaries are vetted and interviewed by the appropriate Standing Directorial Committees and that committee’s findings are then presented to the Directorate as a whole; followed by a majority, ranked ballot of each position​

    Example
    1) Susan Smith | Secretary of Stability |_3_|
    2) Helen Horn | Secretary of Finance |_2_|
    3) John Johnson | Secretary of Defense |_7_|
    4) Jane Doe | Secretary of Justice |_1_|
    5) Margaret Whole | Secretary of Logistics |_4_|
    6) Gregory Dunn | Secretary of State |_6_|
    7) Zachary McNeil | Secretary of Energy |_5_|

    -the Directorate may hold a vote of no confidence, requiring a supermajority, for one or all members of the Secretariat with the approval of the Superintendent
    --should the vote carry, the Secretary in question shall be removed and a replacement will be appointed by the Superintendent and approved by the Directorate via majority vote
    --should the vote carry and the entire Secretariat be removed, the Superintendent will serve as interim head of state and government until a replacement Secretariat is organized
    ---this has never happened​

    Current Members of the Secretariat
    · Secretary of Stability / HoG (de jure)
    Ansiktsløs og Døde
    · Secretary of Finance

    Sophia l’Abeille​
    · Secretary of Defense
    Justin Keller-Sutton​
    · Secretary of Justice
    Marius Kaas​
    · Secretary of Logistics
    Evangeline Dubois​
    · Secretary of State / HoS (de jure), HoG (de facto)
    Karenina Keiserinne, Superintendent
    · Secretary of Energy

    Sylvestre Velten​
    -in the event of the death of the Superintendent, succession shall be as follows:​
    - Secretary of Stability
    - Secretary of State
    - Secretary of Defense
    - Secretary of Logistics
    - Secretary of Justice
    - Secretary of Finance
    - Secretary of Energy
    - First Director
    - Undersecretary of Defense
    - Undersecretaries of each Office starting with the Office of Stability


    Legislature
    The Directorate / the Council of States ( or, Directories ) // unicameral parliament
    -the Directorate is headed by the First Director, who is elected from within, and serves a two year term or until a vote of no confidence is held and carried
    --the First Director is primarily meant to maintain parliamentary procedure within the Directorate and act as a liaison with the Secretariat / specifically the Superintendent and the Secretaries of Stability and State​

    -members of the Directorate – Directors General and Deputy-Directors – serve as the popularly elected officials and lawmakers from the Directories ( or States ) of the Ascendency​

    -Directors serve as popularly elected, via first-past-post ballot, heads of government for each individual Directory ( one each; ie, a form of governor ),
    --only members of the dominant party, the People’s Union Party, may serve as Directors General​

    -while the Deputy-Directors are the popularly elected*, via open-party, mixed-member proportional representation ballot, representatives for their respective Directory within the Directorate​

    -each Directory has a total of ten (10) Deputy-Directors; of which, eight (6) are elected, and two (4) are appointed* by the Director General of their respective Directory
    --only members of the dominant party, the People’s Union Party, may serve as the appointed Deputy-Directors​

    -the Director General is only permitted to vote within the Directorate should their Directory’s ten Deputy-Directors reach a tie on their Directory’s official position on the matter at hand​

    17 -- Directors General ( one for each Directory )
    170 -- Deputy-Directors
    -- 136 of which are popularly elected
    -- 34 of which are appointed by their respective Director General
    187 -- Directors sit in the Directorate

    Judiciary
    The Joint Court // federal, supreme court
    -the Joint Court is a triumvirate made up of the Superintendent, the Secretary of Justice and the First Director
    --should the Superintendent and the Secretary of Justice be the same individual, the Secretary of Stability will take their place
    ---in the event that conflict with seating continues, the order of succession is as follows:​
    - Secretary of Logistics
    - Secretary of State
    - Secretary of Finance
    - Secretary of Energy
    - Secretary of Defense


    THE STATES
    The Directories / States

    -the Ascendency of Svarte Tarnet is made up of seventeen (17) Directories ( or States )​

    --those Directories are:
    1. Alo
    2. Boisbleu
    3. Brumeux
    4. Coteau // Capital Directory // Capital City :: Haut Coteau
    5. Dal
    6. Elvelandet
    7. Fluviale
    8. Foss
    9. Hede*
    10. Himmelen
    11. Lyng*
    12. Pont Unijambiste ( Unijambiste / Uni )
    13. Sannheten
    14. Snøskog ( Snø Skog / Sno )
    15. Svartelandet
    16. Telemork / Telemort
    17. Tordenvær ( Tordenvaer )

    **Hede and Lyng are the smallest Directories and are therefore often paired together as one for Ascendency-wide matters**


    Capital
    Haut(e) Coteau / Colline, Coteau, Capital of the People’s Ascendancy of Svarte Tarnet

    · Directory of the Ascendency – capital city :: Haute Colline
    i. m. Haute Colline ( used by nearly everyone in the nation; with the exception of those from Coteau // m. Haut Coteau )

    · official, verbal, statements from the government use :: une déclaration ( du sommet ) des collines
    i. a declaration from ( the top of ) the hills

    · official, written, statements from the government use :: Le Mot du Coteau or Le Mot sur le Coteau
    i. the word of / from the hill
    ii. the word on the hill


    PARTY POLITICS – PUP
    The People’s Union Party

    Party Structure
    -The People’s Union Party is the dominant and ruling party of the Ascendency,
    --Only members of the PUP are eligible to run for the office of Director of a Directory
    --Only members of the PUP are eligible to sit on the Secretariat​

    -The People’s Union Party is internally managed and run by the Central Committee, which is headed by the Secretary elected to the position of Superintendent of the Secretariat
    --Currently these positions are held by Karenina Keiserinne, the 33rd Superintendent​

    Party Ideology
    -The People’s Union Party prescribes to, what they describe as, an ideology following a ‘leftist, national union of peoples’ for the ‘advancement of the nation’
    --Core beliefs of the People’s Union Party are:
    - Expanding and preserving nationalism and solidarity
    - Extending civil liberties
    - Promoting social equality
    - Creating economic equality
    - Securing economic unions with like-minded peoples
    - Promoting popular and national sovereignty
    - National, social, civil and economic liberation​
     
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