The Commonwealth of New Venice is a relatively young country. What follows is information on this country.
Official Name: The Commonwealth of New Venice
Form of Government: Aristocracy
Capital: New Venice
Founded: Jun 3923
Location: north eastern area of Octavia region, Auriga Bella continent, Fearless Blue
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Official language(s): English
Named for Venice of old on Earth. The main city and capital New Venice sits on an island surrounded by a river.
Climate: Sub Tropical
Demonym: New Venetian
Ethnic groups: 96% white, 4% other
Religion: predominately Roman Catholic
National Holiday: July 19 founding of the Commonwealth
Structure: mixed government model (see Constituiton), executive, bicameral legislature, judiciary
The Grand Duke is the head of state for the commonwealth. He performs all duties as such.
Chancellor (Kanzler) -head of government -chosen by the Council of Ministers
The Grand Council is essentially the cabinet of the government. It is chaired and lead by the Kanzler or Chancellor who is the head of government. Each position is selected and /or elected from the Council of Ministers. There are only eight members in the cabinet. The Grand Duke may also from time to time sit with the Council.
Council of Ministers
In effect make up a much larger cabinet of ministers with many functions. They select and elect the Kanzler from among their members. There are 20 members in the Council. Elected from the Assembly.
The Senate debates, originates, and approves matters of government. The Senate is made up of all the old aristocratic families as documented in the Golden Book. Each Senator is appointed by the Grand Duke. It consists of 140 members.
The democratic arm of the government representing the people. Popularly elected to five year terms. Has 456 members. The Assembly select and elect the members of the Council of Ministers.
The judiciary section of the government is free and independent of all other functions of government.
High Court -highest court in the country. has final say in all judicial matters. The judges are appointed by the Minister of Justice. There are seven (7) judges.
Supreme Tribunal - court of appeal. There are eleven (11) judges.
Municipal Courts - the courts found in the cities, towns and counties of the republic.
Monetary unit: Ducat
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Chief crops: fruit,
Natural resources: aluminum, copper, minerals, potassium, oil
Major industries: agriculture, fishing, food processing, high tech products, metal products
Officers and soldiers in the army:
The country of New Venice has been largely and completely untouched by war.