Designing The Federation

Designing the Federation

Although the 'Federation' has existed since Operation Imperatrix, the truth of the matter is that for most of its existence, it has been thought of primarily as a military alliance between several great powers, not as a functioning entity in its own right. Indeed, there are many who claim that once the UN is destroyed, the Federation will be dissolved and the world will revert to the way it was before Impact- before the one world government. This hasn't been helped by the fact that up until now, the Federation has been perceived primarily as being run by a small handful of world leaders. If the Federation is going to exist beyond the end of the decade, then it has to start setting its foundations now. A world war is a terrible time for political upheaval, but the Federation simply doesn't have a choice.

To that end, Zhang Yanmei, her advisors, and representatives of the participant states meet to begin laying out how the Federation intends to operate. Once finished, the drafts will be sent to the participant states to be ratified by their own legislatures.

For now there are three areas to focus on:

The Federation Council, which is to be the main legislative body of the Federation. They submit, vote on and review legislation which governs the Federation.
The Judicial Bodies, which are the Federation's highest legal courts. They can note when submitted laws are illegal as well as review cases brought before them.
The Executive, which consists of the office of the Chancellor. The powers of the executive are an important element of deciding what the Federation will be capable of doing.

There's also the topic of whether to grant special privileges to founding members, and whether or not to hold elections now.

Every one of the five major founders has their own stakes in how the Federation turns out. If the draft consists of something they dislike, there's a chance it will generate a 'Dissatisfaction Token'. If any state generates 3 or more Dissatisfaction Tokens, they'll reject the draft, and this event will occur next turn as well. Next turn, however, all battles will be suffering from the 'Chaotic Federation' penalty, which reduces Morale by 1.

France is skeptical about the Federation's commitment to democracy. The Federation, in its eyes, has a good opportunity to tackle its problems with a clean slate by not replicating faulty or rickety democratic systems. In essence, France demands the Federation take the most elegant and representative approaches to power.
The United Kingdom cares little about the specifics. But because of the Metatron Virus, its population is much lower than the other powers. Because of this, the UK prefers systems that permit the states to entreat on equal footing regardless of actual power or population.
The United States favours a system that avoids tyranny or abuse, but nevertheless produces a strong, vigourous Federation capable of persecuting the war and stabilising the world.
The Soviet Union wants a Federation that is as weak as possible. Any situation where the Federation might overrule or force the Soviet Union to do something it doesn't want to is anathema to it. Ultimately, the Soviet Union prefers a world in which the Federation's post-war role is similar to the UN's pre-Impact role.
China cautiously favours a democratic system, but will greatly disapprove of any approach that risks enfranchising its occupied territories. In its view, the best situation is one that permits governments to approach the Federation as unified bodies.

Federation Council Decisions

Judicial Body Decisions

Executive Decisions

Founders' Privileges


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