Anglestonia and Carsakhstan merge forming Kingdom of Anglestonia

At 4:09, Carsakhstan and the Grand Duchy of Anglestonia merged, and have become Grand Duchies (regions) of the new Kingdom of Anglestonia, a 42 yd² constituent country. The Grand Duchy of Anglestonia within the Kingdom has the King as its Grand Duke, meaning that he never lost his title of Grand Duke. Carsakhstan is now called Aurdalaith.

In order to honour the joint-control of former Carsakhstan, now Aurdalaith, the Grand Duke of Aurdalaith is a title given to whoever is the head of government of Great Pecuniam. Although this currently means that the King of Anglestonia is Grand Duke, Great Pecuniam is to become a democracy in the future and so the title would be passed down to the next leader (if the King either loses or doesn’t stand in the election). Former Grand Dukes of Aurdalaith hold the title Lord in Aurdalaith. Aurdalaith has also retained the flag of Carsakhstan. A Grand Duke is able to pass laws in his Grand Duchy unless they are vetoed by the King. A Grand Duke can also merge, dissolve, or create counties within his Grand Duchy, and the King can do this anywhere in Anglestonia. Great Pecuniam has full access to Aurdalaith’s territory for military, police, government, and citizens.

The Kingdom of Anglestonia Act also establishes that Anglestonia is no longer classed as a feudal country, but a socialist one. The motto “Anglestonia y gwan ond balch” (Anglestonia the weak but proud) has been replaced with “Yn ffyddlon i’n gwlad” (Loyal to our country).

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Flag of the Kingdom of Anglestonia
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Flag of the Grand Duchy of Aurdalaith

 

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Grand Marshal of Great Pecuniam introduces cultural reforms and restorations

The Grand Marshal, as one of his last acts, has produced a series of cultural reforms, as well as restoring old culture.

Golf and Durham Javelins have become the joint national sports of Pecuniam.

The historical names of Airgead and Goldland have also been restored.

Tea has become the national drink of Pecuniam.

The county of New Queensland has been re-established.

The Rose is the national flower of great Pecuniam.

The New Queensland custom of higher ranking government officials bowing to lower ranking officials has been adopted.

The Great Pecuniam Public Arts Institute, a publicly owned art institute, has been established. People can submit art to it which the government will pay them for in return for that art becoming public property.

He has introduced a series of mascots to the Dominion. These are

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An old stick man drawing originally from a flag. This mascot was not designed by the Grand Marshal. The name is still being considered.

 

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Tarquin the tellytubby champagne socialist: Originally a symbol of capitalist Pecuniam, the new tellytubby mascot represents the Regional Kingdom of Pecuniam and its new socialist views

 

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The Greatpecuniball: The Countryball of Great Pecuniam

 

Debate

The following contains questions written by the parties towards the other and the answers and responses given by the party being questioned.

Debate Questions from the I.S.W.P.P. to the P.L.P.

SUBJECT ONE: CLARIFYING MANIFESTO

1. Could your intention to let the Prime Minister give citizenship to whomever he pleases lead to corruption through the P.M. giving citizenship and the advantages thereof to his allies?

No. British Citizens are already entitled to citizenship of the British Empire. As for citizenship requests by non-British citizens, we do not ask about their political views beforehand.

2. Is the manner in which you have stated that, as Imperial Governor, you will veto all attempts by a democratically elected government to reform laws around Communism totally undemocratic, and, if anything, reminiscent of the practices of communist dictatorships?

Communism goes against the very values of the British Empire, and therefore we need to make sure it does’t happen, even if this involves undermining democracy. Democracy is ultimately a system to make the country fairer and better, which communism certainly wouldn’t do. As for the practises of communist dictatorships, although we ban communists from the government, they retain freedom of speech and communism is perfectly legal, giving them the right and ability to express their views. People calling for alternative systems of government in communist dictatorships wouldn’t have this privilege.

3. Is not your manifesto’s emphasis on military affairs, for instance army marches and military reforms, reminiscent of a emerging culture of militarism in your party?

Our military reforms simply make the military more organised and make it so that our soldiers actually receive pay. These are not the same as huge increases in military size or investment in offensive weapons. The British Imperial Military has little structure, and needs to be more structured. As for a militaristic culture, I see nothing wrong with a military culture similar to that of the United Kingdom with military parades. This does not equate to violence however. We do not even support conscription.

SUBJECT TWO: QUESTIONING INTEGRITY OF CANDIDATE

1. For approximately eighteen months, you ruled this nation as a dictator. You continue to be the absolute monarch of Anglestonia and the extreme nationalist military dictator of Great Pecuniam. Your manifesto focuses on military affairs, and during the period of your dictatorial one-party rule, you repeatedly invaded nations such as the Duchy of Pecuniam with no prior aggression and with no intention aside from territorial expansion. You have also been accused of ordering the use of nuclear weapons against largely unarmed protester during the South Anglestonian independence wars. You responded to these accusations by saying that you were “proud” of all your actions, and seemingly admitting to ordering nuclear strikes. You have also already announced that you will use your remaining power as Imperial Governor to veto legislation democratically passed by a democratically elected government. Are you or are you not a warmongering, power-drunk, militaristic dictator-manque?

As for my dictatorial control over the empire, it is true that I controlled it as an absolute dictator, something which I did not deny then nor now. I had full control over the nation and could not be overthrown. That is in fact, evidence to why I am not a power hungry dictator. If I was, I’d still have full control over my nation. As for Great Pecuniam, the dictatorship improved the nation, by uniting it and establishing a more respectable coat of arms and currency. The deposed ruler of the Republic of Pecuniam even praised my rule on the Pecunian website, a website I have no control over. The dictatorship honoured freedom of speech and so he was clearly not being forced to write so. I do in fact intend to democratise the Dominion of Great Pecuniam fairly soon. You can quote me on that. As for Anglestonia, it will eventually become its own sovereign Kingdom, with quasi-democratic elements. I will still remain an absolute monarch in Anglestonia though, as it will be my personal creation. I should also point out that Duke O’Connell Nash was also a dictator of  Pecuniam, and in fact, his title of Duke was formerly his dictatorial title. He is still a dictator today, and his dictatorship is much more authoritarian than mine ever were. I have already stated why I will veto attempts to allow communist parties into the government

As for me “repeatedly” invading nations, the invasion of Pecuniam is as far as I know the only example of me invading a sovereign nation. If you care so much about this, we can hold a referendum on whether or nor they wish to remain in the empire. I accept condemnation for invading a sovereign nation, although I let the Duke of Pecuniam retain his title and control over Pecuniam within the empire, and the Duke is and was loyal to the British Empire.

Now, onto the use of Nuclear Weapons. Firstly, these were only used in one of the ‘three’ wars (I put ‘three’ in inverted commas as I don’t believe there was any conflict in the third war). And our ‘Nuclear Weapons’ were actually more of a novelty than actual weapons, leaving the ‘protester’ unharmed. This was not a peaceful protest though, as unlike the third war, the SARA did fight.

2.You have expressed a willingness to form a coalition with the cactus rights party. This party aims to make cacti legally recognised citizens. Making an inanimate object a citizen paves there way to voter fraud, as humans will vote by proxy on behalf of the cacti. Is this not proof of your insurmountable determination to hold on to power at all costs?

We do not support giving rights to Cacti, as we find it silly, hence why it is not our policy. We are opposed to a coalition in any case other than an ISWPP victory, and even then, it would only be considered. We consider silly to be better than dangerous. But even if Cacti did get the right to Citizenship and with it the right to vote, it would make no difference. It is physically impossible for a Cactus to apply for citizenship and to vote. We could therefore easily cast aside any citizenship application or vote from a Cactus as it was clearly not from the Cactus. If the Cactus Rights Party suggests a way to give Cacti a voice (IE: Humans casting votes on their behalf), we would be strictly opposed to that. There are no Cacti in our territory, only in our embassy and near our territory. If these became citizens without application, they still have no way to vote.

Debate Questions from the P.L.P. to the I.S.W.P.P.

Subject One: Clarifying manifesto
1) What is this ‘socialist finance charter’ and what does it say?
Our socialist finance charter would be an overhaul of the existing finance charter. It would nationalise all banking, retain the ban on usury, introduce heavy tariffs on foreign imports of goods that are also produced in the Empire, ban companies based in wealthier Imperial territories from exporting their goods to poorer territories and ban the sales f stocks and shares.
2) How do you define fascist?
The ban on fascism would outlaw blatant endorsement of fascism or Nazism. It would also ban the swastika and fasces unless they were in an educational or artistic context, or a context which predates fascism and Nazism, provided that none of these uses are employed to promote fascism or Nazism. It would also ban people from claiming their race or ethnicity to be superior.
3) What is in this trade deal?
The deal would involve the Empire exporting compote and flags to Jocistan without tariffs, and importing Jocistani slime and putty, without tariffs.
4) How will you spread international socialism?
We will further engage with socialist micro-nations like Jocistan, Jackistan and Sholand, potentially striking similar trade deals.
Subject Three: Questioning the manifesto
1) If you are anti-fascist, why does your government want to strengthen and increase relations with authoritarian Jocistan and ultra-nationalist Jackistan?
Neither of these nations are fascist. They are both fully committed to the struggle against fascism. We hold it to be in aid of our own anti-fascist intentions to ally with them.
2) What benefits are there for a trade deal with Jocistan when all they produce is “Slime and putty”? What is “Slime and putty” even used for?
Putty can be used to hold things together temporarily, and several people find that it helps-their concentration to squidge some slime or putty in their fingers. As any Jocistani will testify, slime and putty have any number of unexpected uses. Jocistan would be delighted to spread this convenience to the British Empire.
3) Is your manifesto an attempt to bring the empire into the Jocistani sphere of influence?
The I.S.WW.P.P. operates fully independently of Jocistan, and has never been controlled by Jocistan. Our pro-Jocistani policies exist in this context: the Empire and Jocistan, despite their alliance, are cursed by frequent diplomatic crises, which are disadvantageous to both. We aim to make the British Empire a co-operative equal of Jocistan, rather than a client state or sworn foe.
4) Jocistan is a despotic one party state which uses torture and has no regard for free speech. Why should the British Empire support and do business with such an evil country?
The I.S.W.P.P. proudly supports democracy, not only in the Empire, but in all nations, from Eritrea to Jackistan. It is my strong belief that  we can better spread democracy among our international partners through reaching out to hem and engaging with them than by shunning them as our enemies, for why should any sovereign country accept the ideals of its enemy?
Subject Three: Anglestonia
 
How will your pro-Jocistani government respond to the anti-Jocistani government of Anglestonia?
The I.S.W.P.P. supports and upholds the rights of the various levels of autonomous territory within the Empire, and believes that the existing Federal system is truly fruitful. It is the right of Anglestonia to adopt the foreign policy favoured by its people and rulers, and it is worth bearing in mind that Anglestonia makes up less than two percent of the Empire. I would, however, urge His Majesty the Grand Duke to consider my previous argument relating to how best to spread democracy.

Anglestonian government adopts “Jocistani Liberal Party” and positions itself against Jocistan

The Anglestonian government has officially adopted the Jocistani Liberal Party, making it part of the Anglestonian Government until Jocistan adopts the policies of the Jocistani Liberal Party. From now on, members of the Jocistani Liberal Party are entitled to Anglestonian Citizenship and a knighthood provided that they are not members of the Jocistani Socialist Workers’ Patriotic Party or the Jocistani military.

The Anglestonian government has also produced a series of measures against Jocistan.

  • All Jocistani goods are banned.
  • All of the land within the Grand Duchy of Anglestonia is strictly not available for diplomacy with Jocistan.  Anglestonia will go further by making sure that Jocistani and Anglestonian flags do not fly together, even if this means during diplomatic ventures (outside of Anglestonia), the Grand Duchy will take down its own flag in order not to “disgrace” it. The flagless pole will become a symbol of animosity with Jocistan.
  • Anglestonia has turned its military into a “National Guard”, meaning that it only serves to protect Anglestonia and the British Empire, making it exempt from defending Jocistan in a war.

Anglestonia will not however attempt to sabotage relations with Jocistan, although it will protest relations with Jocistan. Anglestonia therefore declares that its stance does not equate to the Empire’s stance and Anglestonia is “standing up to Jocistan on its own“.

“Anglestonia makes up less than 2% of our Empire. It does not represent our central Imperial Government in any way.” ~ Imperial Governor

Imperial Governor: I will not allow constitutional amendments to allow communist parties

The Imperial Governor has stated that he not approve of any constitutional amendments aimed at preventing communists from entering the government or parliament. He has stated that communism is incompatible with the British Empire, which values monarchy and freedom. This will pose a problem for the ISWPP who pledge to remove these parts of the constitution, which they view as discriminatory.

Third edition of British Imperial News is made

The third edition of British Imperial News has been made, summarising what has happened since the last episode. This includes the recent diplomatic crises, the formation of Great Pecuniam, the founding of the LCDM, and other events. As always, it is a mixture of real news and comedy. It has been made in a more modern but still old fashioned form, possibly reminiscent of the 1970s or late 1960s, which coincides with the year according to the South Anglestonian Calendar (1968).

The British Empire introduces a Second Constitution, introducing democratic reform

The British Empire has just released a second constitution, which states introduces a parliament, prime minister, and democratic reform to the British Empire. The Imperial Governor will lose substantial power in favour of the new parliament and prime minister but will still hold the office of Imperial Governor and will still have certain powers. Parliament and Prime Minister will both be democratically elected.

This means that there will be an election for Prime Minister soon, in which any citizen over the age of twelve can run and any over the age of ten can vote. By September, the British Empire will have a Prime Minister and by October, a parliament will have formed, allowing for the new democratic government to begin. Political parties are expected to begin working on manifestos, which must not violate the constitution (proposing amendments is not unconstitutional) and upon election, parties cannot vote against their own pledges.

The constiution creates a weird anomaly because parliament is required in order to enact legislation but there will be no parliament until October 1st when the parliamentary elections end, meaning that no legislation can be made into law until then. Therefore, the British Empire cannot produce any laws until that date and so the Prime Minister will be powerless for their first month. They are advised to use that time to create bills (proposed legislation), to campaign for parliamentary power, and to write a speech.

The following is an additional constitution of the British Empire, therefore meaning that the British Empire has two constitutions. The old constitution remains in usage, except for parts of it which are directly contradicted.

1.The British Empire will have an Elected Prime Minister, voted in by the citizens of the British Empire using the Alternate Vote system. The Prime minister is the official Head of Government of the British Empire and is given co-control over the British Empire’s website and becomes ambassador to every country which the British Empire holds diplomatic relations with, unless the Prime Minister chooses to forfeit these powers to another person who accepts these powers. The Prime minister can do this for ambassador powers of any country and may continue to be ambassador to other countries. The Prime minister also holds power for executive orders.

2.An British Imperial Parliament will be established, and Political Parties can stand for election in Parliament. The Parliamentary election will use proportional representation in which each party gets control of a percentage share of parliament equal to the percentage of the vote which they received, which said parties may choose to divide amongst members. Nobody in the British Empire has the power to dissolve parliament. Only the Imperial Governor can impeach politicians and this may only be on charges of treason or corruption. The same applies to the impeachment of a Prime minister.

3.Parliament will not allow political parties which are Marxist, Fascist, or variants of these ideologies. Socialism is not banned provided that it is not Marxist. Political parties in parliament may not use fascist or communist symbols or heraldry, unless that heraldry has another meaning, which is the intent of the usage of said symbol. For example, the Red Flag may be used to represent moderate Socialism but not Communism. Legislation requires 55% approval by parliament. All legislation must be made public and reported on the official website of the British Empire.

4.Elections and parliamentary votes will be conducted online via the British Empire’s official website. Elections will last for an entire month, with Prime Ministerial elections being every February, May, August, and November. Parliamentary election will be every December, March, June, and September. During these months, ballots will always be open and voters have the option to withdraw or change votes.

5.A constitutional amendment requires a majority in a referendum and must be agreed on by both the Imperial Governor and Prime Minister

6.Parliament can call for a referendum regarding a legislative (excluding constitutional changes) or policy decision, if at least 1/3 of parliament votes in favour of the referendum. Such a referendum is legally binding and may not be overturned other than by a constitutional ruling or another referendum.

7.The Prime Minister and at least half of parliament are required to approve of a declaration of war on another country. The Imperial Governor is also required to approve of a war if it violates another agreement such as an alliance, non-aggression pact, or the United Kingdom’s Dominion over the British Empire.

8.Governments and monarchies of the constituent territories of the empire cannot be deposed by the Imperial Government. The governments of constituent territories may continue to legislate over their territories, with or without their own parliaments, as they have always done, however, such legislation may not violate British Imperial law or its constitution.

9.Territories may also choose to become Crown Colonies of the British Empire, therefore allowing the British Empire to control them in foreign policy only, and therefore meaning that the British Empire cannot meddle in their domestic affairs. A territory also has the power to nullify decisions made by the Imperial Government up to 30 days prior to the declaration of separation as a Crown Colony. For example a territory partitioned or dissolved may return to its full extent upon becoming a Crown Colony. Crown Colonies

10.The minimum age for voting and for running for parliament is ten, whilst the minimum age for running for prime minister is twelve.