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Benno the Mad Wrote:
man, you gotta realise that thor and bos fell out of the patriot tree (like the ugly tree, but instills patriotism instead of ugly) and hit every branch on the way down.


"Gone now, dispersed by the brutal destruction of this one day, was the belief that the Darkman and his army of the dead were so superior as to be invincible. By attempting to destroy the morale of the Marines, the Darkman had restored it to full vigor. Dia De La Muerto had failed in its objectives."
The Gunny: Stand of the 300

Si vis pacem, para bellum
If you want peace, prepare for war

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Chancellor: Magnus Haraldsson
Deputy Chancellor: Hugaldr Kórekr
Secretariat of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection: Evangr Dolluson
Secretariat of Defence: Styrr Ásmundr
Secretariat for Economic Co-operation and Development: Galinn Skald
Secretariat of Economics: Föstólfr Mark
Secretariat for Education: Gautrekr Ormulfr
Secretariat of Finance: Oddr Hálfdan
Secretariat of State and Diplomatic services: Valbjörn Gunnarr
Secretariat for Health: Finnbjörn Hámundar
Secretariat of the Interior: Unnvaldr Bjarki
Secretariat of Justice: Geirbjörn Úlfhildr
Secretariat for Labor: Hervarðr Grímkell
Secretariat for Transport, Building and Housing: Yngvarr Ornólfr
Secretariat of Technology and Research: Falgeirr Krumr


General Inspector of the Armed Forces: Marshall Fox Helsingr
Chief of Staff of the Blackenwald Army: General Grannkall Norsk
Chief of Staff of the Blackenwald Air Force: Air General Gísmundr Thórr
Chief of Staff of the Blackenwald Navy: Admiral Ulaf Hamarr

Director of the Security Directorate: Vöttr Fjorleif

Supreme Seer of the Council of the Völvas: Ingeberg the Blind






Political Summary

TYPE OF GOVERNMENT
Theocratic Oligarchy

HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Chancellor Magnus Haraldsson

RULING PARTY
Council of the Völvas

OPPOSITION
None

NEXT CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP
Year 07 AR


Political System


Executive

The Chancellor and the cabinet of Secretariat ministers constitute the executive branch of government and are responsible for the conduct of government business. The chancellor is chosen by the Council of the Völvas, who consult the Oracle for guidance, every eight years and the Chancellor appoints the cabinet on the recommendation of the Council of the Völvas. The chancellor determines the general guidelines of government policy in relation to Prophecies and signs from the Gods.

Legislature

There is democracy with the government structure; The (Federal Council members are elected by popular vote based on a combination of direct and proportional representation in each of the states. Members serve four-year terms. The council is charged with local laws and such which are voted on and then passed to the executive for approval.

Judiciary
Blakenwald has an independent judiciary with a legal system based on customary law. The Constitutional Court is the highest court in Blakenwald. It consists of supreme judges and other members, chosen by the Council of the Völvas every 5 years.

There are three levels of ordinary court: local, regional, and the Court of Justice. Each of the first two courts can have jurisdiction in criminal cases, depending on their nature, whereas in civil proceedings it will be either the local court or the regional court.



The Völvas

In the old days, a Völva was an elderly woman who had released herself from the strong family bonds that normally surrounded women in the Chosen clan society. She travelled the land, usually followed by a retinue of young people, and she was summoned in times of crisis. She had immense authority and she charged well for her services.

In the modern times the Council of Völvas represents the strongest psychics of the Nation. The council members are made up of old woman who interpret messages, omens and signs sent to them by the Dark powers. Every eight years they seek the name of the next chancellor who will govern the nation by sacrifice (Usually the victim is a slave or criminal). The Council also provides guidance to the Judiciary and other Government departments. The Council of Völvas is found within the walls of the Hörgr and consists of 13 members.

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Benno the Mad Wrote:
man, you gotta realise that thor and bos fell out of the patriot tree (like the ugly tree, but instills patriotism instead of ugly) and hit every branch on the way down.


"Gone now, dispersed by the brutal destruction of this one day, was the belief that the Darkman and his army of the dead were so superior as to be invincible. By attempting to destroy the morale of the Marines, the Darkman had restored it to full vigor. Dia De La Muerto had failed in its objectives."
The Gunny: Stand of the 300

Si vis pacem, para bellum
If you want peace, prepare for war

Gunny's color #FF2400


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