City-State of Kitania
|City-State of Kitania|
The flag of the City-State of Kitania.
|Deputy Mayor of Nippia||AP_Red|
|Deputy Mayor of Kitania||AP_Red|
|Deputy Mayor of Zaquar||AP_Red|
|Deputy Mayor of Zicronia||MinecraftYoshi26|
|Deputy Mayor of Llamapolis||jphgolf4321|
|Deputy Mayor of Liten||Gopher|
|Deputy Mayor of Hillside-Pagoda||CortesiRaccoon|
|Deputy Mayor of Kitania Lacledic Territory||MinecraftYoshi26|
|Deputy Mayor of Northwatch||mine_man_|
Kitania Lacledic Territory
Trojan Valley (disputed, partly controlled)
February 2014 (de facto)|
October 2014 (official)
The City-State of Kitania is a state on the server. It governs several provinces and territories on the old and new worlds. Descended from the original city of Kitania, which is now a province of the City-State, the City-State of Kitania is well known as far as intercity politics are concerned.
The City-State of Kitania falls under the sovereignty of the MRT but is largely autonomous. Relations with other cities and states are conducted by the Kitania Diplomatic Commission, and foreign policy decisions by the Kitania Diplomatic Commission are carried out by the Kitania Intelligence Agency, which also acts as the protectorate force of the City-State of Kitania.
The initial history of the City-State follows the history of Kitania, a city founded in February 2014 as a single city. When the small community of Llamapolis was established, it was governed by Kitania, effectively creating the origins of the City-State. Llamapolis was thus the first territory of Kitania, and the first new settlement in the City-State. Hardesty became a territory following an inactive build auction, however the town was later given to Max4344. Therefore Llamapolis was the only territory of Kitania until the new world. When the new world opened, a substantial shift in governmental organization occurred. Nippia was founded as the new capital city of the now formally recognized City-State of Kitania, which retained the name of its original capital. Nippia became the center of the City-State's central operations, with only municipal level governing occurring at city halls of other cities within the City-State including Kitania. Sixty Nein was later founded, located at Foobar, and when Music3_0 was banned Zaquar, Zicronia, Hillside-Pagoda, and Arendale were added to the control of the City-State.
The provinces of the City-State of Kitania are the cities that form the City-State. These provinces enjoy the full resources of the City-State government, including transportation services from the Kitania Transit Authority, policing services from the Kitania Intelligence Agency, and emergency preparedness from the Kitania Emergency Management Organization. Nippia acts as the capital city of the City-State of Kitania, and holds the central government headquarters for the City-State. Each province has its own local government under management by the City-State. Kitania, the namesake city of the City-State, was the original capital. All of the provinces of the City-State are listed below:
Colonies of the City-State of Kitania are not full provinces of the City-State, but towns and cities where the City-State government provides regional authority and protection. Their citizens are not necessarily considered citizens of the City-State, and the territories do not receive the full resources of City-State government programs. The colonies are listed below:
- Kitania Lacledic Territory
- Trojan Valley (disputed, partly controlled)
- Elecna Bay (disputed, controlled)
Puppet states are cities and states which are presented as independent for legal purposes but are dependent on and nominally controlled by the City-State of Kitania.
The City-State of Kitania currently does not have any puppet states.
The flag of the City-State of Kitania was originally the flag of the city of Kitania. The flag is a testament to the city's geography. The left blue stripe represents the water which surrounds Kitania. The shades of gray wool represent the stone surface of Kitania, which are arranged to spell the letter "K" for Kitania.
The flag is used officially by the government of the City-State and the local governments of all its cities.
Pictures Below: online version of the flag (top), in-game version of the flag at the Nippia Governmental Center (bottom)
The President of the City-State of Kitania is responsible for the leadership of the City-State.
The government of the City-State of Kitania is split between the central government and provincial governments. Operations of the central government are split between the various central government agencies. The central government agencies are directly controlled by the central government. Provincial governments also have agencies that operate within the specific province.
Occupied territories (as opposed to provinces) do not have a local government and are controlled directly by the central government.
The City-State of Kitania is a democratic republic. The President of the City-State of Kitania is elected in periodic elections. In these elections, voters choose who they want to be elected as President. Then, the Electoral College, a 100 member body of which 49 members are pledged to vote for a certain candidate and appointed proportionally based on the results of the election, and of which 51 members are appointed by the President, votes to decide who will be elected President.
The Parliament of the City-State of Kitania is the City-State's bicameral legislature, consisting of two houses, the House of Peasants and the House of Nobles. The House of Peasants is elected at the same time as the President, in which voters choose a political party and the 30 available seats are divided proportionally among the parties based on the election results. The leader of the governing party in the House of Peasants is considered to be the Prime Minister of the City-State of Kitania, and is the leader of the House of Peasants. The House of Nobles has five seats and is appointed by the President, and one noble is considered to be the Speaker of the House of Nobles.
The judicial power of the City-State of Kitania rests in the Supreme Court of the City-State of Kitania and lower courts. Each province of the City-State of Kitania has its own district court, while the occupied territories share a single district court. Above the district courts are the new world and old world appeals courts. The Supreme Court has the final appellate jurisdiction.
Central Government Agencies
The central government agencies are what define the central government of the City-State. Some of these were originally local government agencies of the province of Kitania, but were transferred to the City-State's central government when it was created. Each agency has its own duties, for example: the Kitania Transit Authority, or KTA, operates public transportation, the Kitania Intelligence Agency, or KIA, directs security, policing, intelligence, and defense operations, the Kitania Emergency Management Organization, or KEMO, manages emergency situations and posts alerts for residents, the Kitania Diplomatic Commission conducts diplomatic relations with othet cities and states, and so on.
These agencies are uniquely distinct from those of the City-State's provincial government, and use different naming conventions to distinguish them from the city of Kitania's local government agencies. Using these naming conventions, central government agencies are named as follows: "Kitania [title of responsibility] [Agency/Authority/Administration/Commission/etc]", for example: "Kitania Transit Authority", "Kitania Intelligence Agency", "Kitania Diplomatic Commission". Provincial government agencies are named as follows: "[Province] Department of [title of responsibility]", for example "Nippia Department of Justice" or "Kitania Department of Transportation". A notable exception is the Port Authority of Nippia & Liten, which acts as a joint government agency of the provincial government of Nippia, as well as the city of Liten, which is not part of the City-State of Kitania.
The central government agencies are as follows:
- Kitania Transit Authority
- Kitania Intelligence Agency
- Kitania Space Agency
- Kitania Airport Authority
- Kitania Emergency Management Organization
- Kitania Diplomatic Commission
- Kitania Justice Commission
- Kitania Election Commission
- Kitania Treasury Commission
- Kitania Public Relations Commission
- Kitania Internal Revenue Service
- Kitania General Services Administration
- Kitania Bribery Acceptance Agency
In the event of an armed conflict or unrest in any province of the City-State of Kitania, martial law may be imposed. Under martial law, the province will be treated as an occupation zone by the government. The provincial government will be stripped of responsibility and the central government will have direct control. Policing responsibilities will be transferred from the KIA Police Division to the KIA Surveillance Division under the Regional Security Service, and the KIA Armed Forces Division will maintain a presence in the zone. Transportation services may be suspended, with KTA services suspended within combat zones, and possible suspension of intercity services.
Continuity of Government
The following continuity of government plan will go into effect immediately in the event that either 1) the President is banned, or 2) the President orders the plan be put into effect by executive order.
In the event that the plan is initiated, the following will occur:
- The Vice President will immediately inherit the title of President. The new President will be able to decide on the future of the City-State of Kitania.
- The new President, for each province, must choose whether or not to keep the province. If the new President decides not to keep the province, it will be separated from the City-State of Kitania and given to the Deputy Mayor of the province, appointed by the previous President. Should the President later decide to give away the province, it must be given to the Deputy Mayor appointed by the previous President.
- Should the Deputy Mayor appointed by the previous President inherit the province, they may give away the province to anyone should they think it be necessary.