The Republic of Megatridimensional Order
|The Republic of Megatridimensional Order|
|Motto: "Freedom, Balance, Order"|
|Highest point||Satan's Spire 8029M|
|Longest river||Trine River|
|Median age||35.5 years|
|Founded||January 1, 1799
|First Election||October 31, 1799|
|Legislature||Senate & Assembly|
|Prime Minister||Octavius Silvercrone|
|Minister of Psychology||Bob|
|States||Crudumpascor, Justicar, Cetacea, Loam, Mordant|
|Currency||trio (ŧ) (TR)|
|• Per capita||$75,116|
|Life expectancy||71.5 years|
|Improved water access||98%|
The Republic of Megatridimensional Order (also known as The Order, MTO and Megatrine) is a Republic consisting of five states. The northern states are on the Pelagean subcontinent, while the southern states reside on the Libian subcontinent. The Republic is notable for its quasi-religious belief in special powers of the number three, though that belief has shown a marked decline over the past three decades. It is also known for its expansionist tendencies and its unpredictable shifts on the individual freedom of its citizens.
- 1 History
- 2 Government and politics
- 3 Major Cities
- 4 Culture
- 5 Foreign relations and armed forces
- 6 Law and criminal justice
- 7 Demographics
- 8 Economy
In 1788 citizens of Telembria revolted against the strict two-party power structure of Telembrian politics. As a condition of peace, Telembria offered the revolutionaries a ten year expatriation plan and land in what was known as the Telembrian Wildlands "and beyond" in exchange for an end to the revolution. Over 152,000 citizens accepted the offer and Megatrine was officially founded on January 1, 1799. The governmental structure was put in place by leaders of the revolution, and the first government officials were voted into office on October 31, 1799.
The first Megatrine city of Novum was founded on a tract of wetlands unfit for cultivation and later named the Crudumpascor Swamps. With the Telembrians to the north, Satan's Spire and the Trine River impeding exploration to the south, it was widely believed that the Megatrines would revert to Telembrian rule within a decade or less. However, in 1802, explorers from Megatrine succeeded in finding a path around the mountain into the tropical and fertile region south of the Trine River.
Finding itself unrestricted, Megatrine rapidly expanded to cover the southernmost portions of Pelagea and well into Libia. In 1835, Megatrine unknowingly extended past the borders of the Terronian Nation, but subsequently refused to relinquish the land acquired. The ensuing war completely destroyed the Terronians. The genocide was internationally condemned, eliminating the last of any goodwill the young isolationist nation enjoyed. Megatrine moved further south in 1852, during the Caustium Wars with the Viscuito. By the end of the wars, Megatrine had expanded further south, and as a result of reported war atrocities was internationally condemned.
In 1885, Megatrine expanded further during the Expansion Wars, which was a sustained series of small battles over the course of three years.
In 1932, the Republic began The Megatrine Southern March. In eight short years, the Megatrine displaced or assimilated thirteen small to medium tribes living in what is now the state of Mordant. In 1940, the Megatrine government halted expansion, leaving the Comdantri Nortellus civilization to their west.
Instead, only three days after the end of the Southern March, the Republic demanded Ogbuni and Funkadelia turn over resources under the pretense of correcting human rights violations. When Ogbuni and Funkadelia declined, the Republic attacked Ogbuni, considered the first attack in the Taijitu Greater War.
Internal tension grew between three factions: those advocating further expansion, those demanding an end to expansion, and those wishing to continue to expand but without human rights violations.
In 1964, the nation erupted into The Megatrine Civil War between the Ascendancy, Rationalists and the Universal Rights Defense Front (URDF). The Ascendancy gained control over the government and abruptly closed borders during the 1966 Foreign Purge. The nation expelled all foreigners and essentially cut itself off from contact with the rest of Taijitu. The Rationalists ultimately won the war, the URDF metamorphosed from militant outlaws into a major political party, and the Ascendancy was scattered.
Megatrine remained dark until it re-opened its borders for the Megatridimensional Economic Summit of 1983. In an effort to reintegrate itself into Taijitu, the Republic offered nations a free-trade agreement and Digital Megaprocesser Microchip Technology (DMMT), a highly advanced computer processing chip. Six nations attended, and two, Myroria and the Allied States of Bustos signed the free trade agreement. Shortly after the guests arrived, fourteen people were killed and seven others injured in the Frostoria Massacre, conducted by remnants of the Ascendancy. Duke Valerio Alosiso of the Allied States was among the wounded. The Summit paused but resumed two days later. Only the Myroria delegation left after the shooting, though they did return days later to sign the agreement.
Government and politics
The Megatrine Government structure is a republic structure with legislative, judicial and executive functions meant to strike balance and encourage dealmaking. Proponents contend that the government operates as designed, citing the law making/amending processes and the ability to overcome any single body should that body "deviate from the will of the people." Critics maintain that the Prime Minister, by virtue of control of the Ministry of Psychology and Order Guards, is overly powerful, while other critics claim the Presidium, with control of the Military, has the advantage.
The Prime Minister (or PM) serves at the top of the Megatrine government. The PM has the responsibility to approve or veto any legislation, and is in charge of conducting all foreign relations. He may sign treaties and declare war, though he must negotiate with the Presidium, which oversees the Megatrine military, on how the treaty or war is to be conducted.
The PM also has sole control over the Ministry of Psychology and subsequently, control of the Order Guard. The PM is voted into office on a simple majority of Megatrine citizens.
Ministry of Psychology
The Ministry of Psychology is an unelected body of 30 members appointed every six years by the Prime Minister for the purpose of educating the public regarding national law and for the purpose of enforcing those laws. The enforcement of laws is carried out by the Order Guard, the national police force.
Ministry of Governance
The Ministry of Governance (or MGov) is a three person body responsible for championing the addition of new laws. It serves as the Senate advocate for more laws; they lobby the Presidium and the Prime Minister to approve of bills written in the Senate. The three members of the MGov are Senators voted into office by the Senate once every three years.
Ministry of Equity
The Ministry of Equity (or MEq) is a three person body responsible for championing amendments to existing laws. It serves as the citizen advocate for changing existing laws, and to keep the number of laws from rising or falling; they lobby the Presidium and the Prime Minister to approve of proposed amendments to the law written in either the Senate or the Assembly. The three members of the MEq are voted into office on a simple majority of Megatrine citizens once every three years. Members of the MEq cannot have held a legislative position prior to their election, but may have held office in the Presidium.
Ministry of Autonomy
The Ministry of Autonomy (or MAut) is a three person body responsible for championing the repeal and removal of existing laws. It serves as the Assembly advocate for less laws; they lobby the Presidium and the Prime Minister to approve or repeal proposals written in the Assembly. The three members of the MAut are Assembly legislators voted into office by the Assembly once every three years.
The Presidium is a three person body responsible for ensuring that new laws, amendments and repeals are 1) from the proper ministry, 2) if approved, will not conflict with any existing law and 3) the title of any new law or amendment is not ambiguous. The Presidium also ratifies a legislative override of a PM veto, by certifying that the reason for PM veto has been adequately addressed. The three members of the Presidium are voted into office on a simple majority of Megatrine citizens once every three years. Members of the Presidium cannot have held a legislative position prior to their election, but may have held office in the MEq.
The Megatrine Senate writes bills for new laws and proposals for amendments to existing laws. They cannot repeal laws. It serves as the citizen advocate for more laws.
The Megatrine Senate writes repeals of existing laws and proposals for amendments to existing laws. They cannot write new laws. It serves as the citizen advocate for less laws.
The Megatrine national sport is Gridiron football.
Science, innovation, and engineering
Foreign relations and armed forces
The Order's relationship with other nations is usually one of tension. This is due, in part, to the Order's expansionist tendencies and sometimes isolationist policies. Generally speaking, in modern day, the Order counts Khem as one of its closest allies, along with The Allied States of Bustos, St Oz, Myroria and Marcos Philippines.