The Republic of Soundland is a centralized presidential republic that is made up of an ever growing collection of territorial states in the Puget Sound and Pacific Northwest. Although, at first glance it may seem so, Soundland is not an federation, although it does share some similiarities, instead, it has a high national focus in both government and in culture. Most political power is reserved to the national government and our citizens considers themselves more as Sounlandians than they do as citizens of any territorial state. Indeed, territorial states have limited power and atonomy, which differentiates based on a population.
The Republic of Soundland has a presidential system of government with some minor parliamentary influences. We have three branches of government: the Executive, the Legislative, and the Judicial.
What Does the Government Do?
Implements Foreign and
Regulates Commerce and Monetary Policy
Sets and Enforces the Law
What they do:
The Executive Branch carries out and enforces the laws passed by the legislative branch, conducts diplomacy with other nations and has overall responsibility for the governance of the state. The executive branch consists of departments, agencys and offices and is led by the president together with the vice president, who are elected by a ranked-choice vote every three years.
The Legislative Branch consists of the National Senate. The legislative branch passes laws, declares war, regulates foreign and inter-state commerce, sets the budget and more. The National Senate is led by the Speaker, who the National Senate elects at the start of each year long session.
The Judicial Branch is made of the Supreme Court. It determines the constitutionality of national and territorial state laws and interprets them. It rules on cases brought before it and reviews constitutional complaints. It currently is made-up of only the High Justice, who leds it, but the national Senate has the option to expand the number of justices on the court.