King of Queen's
- Mar 4, 2011
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((Can't we just call it the Upper/Lower Cortz? It would make things a whole lot easier. Plus it'll be just like many real life European bicameral parliamentary legislatures.))
((I'm talking about the supranational body created for the colonies, not the Parliament. There shouldn't be a legislature or anything involved here. Just a body for representatives of all the states to meet and discuss things.))
((Oh, then how about the Colonial Quorum? It sounds cool and IIRC it denotes something like a body of representatives.))((I'm talking about the supranational body created for the colonies, not the Parliament. There shouldn't be a legislature or anything involved here. Just a body for representatives of all the states to meet and discuss things.))
((Colonial Congress? And I'm not on Cortz as I'm Royalty correct?))
((Oh, then how about the Colonial Quorum? It sounds cool and IIRC it denotes something like a body of representatives.))
((Quorum can also denote the representative body itself. Then again Colonial Congress/Assembly would probably be better because it's simpler and more recognizable.))((You technically should be since you're a landed noble. It doesn't make a difference if you're royalty or nobility, just as long as you have the appropriate title. The only reason you're not is because you're Prime Minister.))
((Isn't quorum supposed to be the minimum number of people required for a vote or something? The Colonial Congress is probably fine for now.))
((You technically should be since you're a landed noble. It doesn't make a difference if you're royalty or nobility, just as long as you have the appropriate title. The only reason you're not is because you're Prime Minister.))
Assurance of the Cortz Act
I. No close relative of the Emperor (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, first cousin), or the Emperor himself, is to serve on the Cortz, even if they are eligible to better ensure that the Cortz is to representative of the Nobility and not another group
II. Similarly, no such person is to be elected Chamberlain.
III. It is the duty of the Chamberlain and of the Cortz to ensure the first two are enforced
((Private))Amendment to the Assurance of the Cortz Act
II. Similarly, no such person is to hold the position of Chamberlain or Prime Minister;
Regardless, we still need to ensure our protection, and our relations with France, Austria, and Scandinavia. We have not moved in that regard lately.
I call for the Minister of Foreign Affairs to make efforts to do this. His absence in planning for the past few years is not forgotten, but I will allow him a chance to correct his mistake before I remove him from his post.
Also, I will speak to the representatives from the colonies to see what they think about the encroachment by other nations.
((@Duke Dan "the Man" make a plan or lose your position))
I do not see how such an addition to the Act is relevant in any way to ensuring that the Nobility and their Cortz is representative of their interests.
In fact, I do not see the relevance of such an amendment at all. The Position of Prime Minister is selected by the Emperor to aid him in ruling the Empire, and he has the right to choose his Prime Minister as he sees fit, and should not have any restrictions in doing so.
"Nothing the Empress Dowager has done is in any way despotic. She has only voiced opinions, and urged Councilmen to make plans. The Prime Minister's positions towards foreign affairs, or domestic organization, are not important, as those fall to the Chancellor and Steward respectively. What a Prime Minister requires is the ability to select capable men to position."While the Empress Dowager would like to continue her despotic administration of this nation, I must clarify that this amendment only codifies a factual reality of all of the most recent proposals: namely, that as no member of the Imperial Household would be able to hold a seat in the Cortz, and that the Prime Minister will no longer be able to act as the presiding officer of the Assembly, there is little need for the conflict of interest caused by having members of the Imperial Household hold the position of Prime Minister.
"The Prime Minister ought to have the approval of the Hispanian people and the highly knowledgeable individuals who comprise the Cortz. I believe, wholeheartedly, that as our institutions act to advise the Emperor, this nation's chief administrator should come from our ranks, with the approval and consent of the electors of this nation, as well as their judgment.
"The Empress Dowager has continued to show she is of poor judgment in all facets of this nation's administration, from matters of domestic organization to her warmongering spirit and continued unwise demands for war with Germany. What our nation requires is a Prime Minister of good judgment, not ineptitude and jingoism. In light of these gross ineptitudes, I demand that the Empress Dowager step down from the Prime Ministry."
MA for Galicia
"Nothing the Empress Dowager has done is in any way despotic. She has only voiced opinions, and urged Councilmen to make plans. The Prime Minister's positions towards foreign affairs, or domestic organization, are not important, as those fall to the Chancellor and Steward respectively. What a Prime Minister requires is the ability to select capable men to position.
Let us go over Her Majesty the Empress Dowager's history. She was born 1719, and came to Hispania. And then, she was kidnapped, and broke free from her attacker, through her own initiative and ability. But of course, the 'ineptitude', as you say, must be in matters of State, of course, yes? Well then, let us move forward some years. She marries, and becomes Empress. Alfons IX succeeds, and she is Empress Dowager. And then what happens? Oh yes, Montsegur sacks the Palace and attempts to capture His Majesty, with the aim of usurping the Empire. So what does this woman of, 'poor judgment' do? She escorts the King to safety. Oh, terrible judgment indeed, but of course, you speak of administration. A civil war occurs, during which our 'allies' in Austria invade Italy, but eventually, Hispania prevails. As His Majesty was largely under the age of majority, upon whom does the responsibility fall? The Empress Dowager. Perhaps something to be remembered.
And now we arrive at the present. The Empress Dowager, Prime Minister, has opinions you do not share. And now you call for her resignation? Of course, I have already said a Prime Minister does not need brilliant plans for every sector of affairs, just the ability to choose those who will have them. Has she shown this before? Well, let us go to the Civil War. Hispania won, due to its able leaders. Who appointed those leaders? None other than the Empress Dowager Prime Minister. Therefore, I say she has shown complete competence and judgment.
Of course, you could convince me otherwise."-Court Chaplain
The German Chancellor accepted this compromise, one that surely benefited both sides. In the week after, the Duke of Lüneburg would officially swear his fealty to King Johann, all while the state would keep a certain autonomy. This matter dealt with, he went from debate to debate how to best organize the administration of Germany's new lands. The next step in his great plan would need to wait.Lüneburg agreed to become a subject of Germany, but to allay any fear of discrimination based on religion, a gradual integration was requested. Lüneburg would become part of Germany, but only after at least a decade as a subject nation. ((Aka, Lüneburg will become a vassal and the AI will integrate them.))
((I don't think that the nobles would like their Cortz to be filled with Royalty....
((Navy Minister: Keep plans the same.))
((Read it again, only very close relatives can't, like an Uncle. Beyond a point, there are no restrictions.))