Government of the Luna Minoris Confederacy
The Luna Minoris Confederacy has a government structure like no other in the galaxy. The Luna Minoris Confederacy of Non-Aligned Worlds lends its political peculiarity to the fact that its original purpose wasn't to become a government, but rather to serve as a political tool that would balance out the playing fields between the smaller star systems and the interstellar powers that had succeeded in gaining full control of the Organisation for Interstellar Peace.
The Luna Minoris Confederacy of Non-Aligned Worlds built upon a long tradition of cooperation that existed in the region of space occupied by the leading star systems of the L.M.C. In 2466, the Luna Minoris Confederacy of Non-Aligned Worlds as it is politically organized today was created under the Second Treaty of Confederacy.
Limited authority over its members
The Second Treaty of Confederacy created a supranational structure that had limited authority over the national legislatures of each of the member states of the Confederacy of Non-Aligned Worlds.
This supranational "government" does not have an executive branch, but it does have a legislative branch as well as a judicial branch. The government of the Luna Minoris Confederacy has had good success in furthering its economic goals. Indeed, the Luna Minoris Confederacy economic dossiers are the single policy domain where the LMC has almost achieved all its goals. There exists for the most part a common market, and all Member States have acceded to the single currency project.
Despite these accomplishments, however, the economy is still growing accustomed to the vastness of wealth and potential wealth that exists within the borders of the Luna Minoris Confederacy. The Confederacy's success in economics is unparalleled and it stands to become the biggest economy in the whole known universe.
The Role of the 'Three Houses'
The High House of Laws, the High House of Policy, and the High House of Economy rule the Confederacy of Non-Aligned Worlds. Each member state is allowed to send five elected representatives and five appointed specialists to each of the Houses. The specialists have two votes, and the elected representatives have one vote in the High House.
High House of Laws
The High House of Laws is tasked with creating new laws at the Luna Minoris Confederacy of Non-Aligned Worlds level as well as work towards making all the laws within the L.M.C. member states more compatible and consistent.
High House of Policy
The High House of Policy is tasked with the future creation of an interstellar government to represent the L.M.C. states - every member state at one point or another has for the most part stalled its work so its effectiveness has yet to be proven.
The High House of Policy has been concentrating on getting the member states to approve an independent military force to fall under the jurisdiction of the High House of Policy - it views this all the more imperative with the recent wave of declarations of war.
High House of Economy
The High House of Economy is by far the most successful of the three High Houses; it is tasked with the economic welfare of the Confederacy and enjoys great popularity with L.M.C. citizens.
Limited influence over foreign policy
The Luna Minoris Confederacy doesn't have the authority to dictate the foreign policy of its member states. This has weakened the L.M.C.'s position in the Organisation for Interstellar Peace and has weakened the L.M.C.'s ability to participate in last ditch efforts to stop the war. This is primarily because the L.M.C. is often divided between its pro-Gohorn camp, its pro-Rosebourg camp, its anti-LMC federalist camp and its LMC anti-federalist camps.
Pro-Gohorn Member States:
Led by the Ventaars and its immediate neighbours fear a Gohorn invasion and attempt whenever they can to appease the Gohorns.
Pro-Rosebourg Member States:
The Dividian League and its immediate neighbours fear a Rosebourg invasion and attempt whenever they can to appease the Rosebourgs.
Anti-Federalist Member States:
The Anacadans and a minority of other members particularly sensitive to issues of sovereignty and neutrality have sought to maintain the weak L.M.C. central governing systems.
Pro-Federalist Member States:
Luna Minoris and Leethra lead a small majority of member states who are extremely supportive of the LMC project and would like it to go even further down the path of integration (with the end-goal being the creation of a new federal super state that could have a major say in the intergalactic scene)
The conflict and bargaining between these Member States has often meant complicated negotiations leading to ever-more complicated consensual documents that rarely go as far as they should.
This has led to exasperation from the LMC citizenship that demands a L.M.C. that can act in a unified and strong manner. Work continues on this issue though it is unlikely that the situation will change without the L.M.C. facing direct threat from the Second Terran-Gohorn War.
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