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Abidawe
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How to Create a Constitution

Postby Abidawe » Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:56 am

Today I am going to teach you guys how to create a Constitution for your nation.

A link to mine can be found here so you can get an idea of how it ends up looking. So lets get started!

First things first you'll need a header which you can put in like this:

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[color=PICK COLOR][size=PICK SIZE][b]The DEMONYM Constitution[/color][/size][/b]
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or
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[color=PICK COLOR][size=PICK SIZE][b]Constitution of NATION[/color][/size][/b]
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The next cool little thing you can add is a Table of Contents which looks like this in code:
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[floatleft][box][b]Contents of Constitution[/b]
[url=INSERT-FACTBOOK-URL#CHOOSETAG]Article I[/url]
[url=INSERT-FACTBOOK-URL#CHOOSETAG]Article II[/url]
[url=INSERT-FACTBOOK-URL#CHOOSETAG]Article III[/url]
[url=INSERT-FACTBOOK-URL#CHOOSETAG]Article IV[/url]
[/box][/floatleft]


Remember the anchor tags for the sections you're linking to:
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[anchor=TAGYOUCHOSEFORTHISSECTIONSLINK][/anchor]Article I

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Then there is the Preamble. This is a vital part of the Constitution as it explains why you're writing this Constitution, I'll put down a template of the US Constitution Preamble if you want to use it:

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[b][u][size=150]Preamble:[/b][/u][/size]
[size=125][color=maroon][b]We the People[/b][/color][/size] of NATION, in Order to form a more perfect (Union, Nation, etc.), establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the PRETITLE of NATION.
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The next part is probably one of the most vital: the body. This is where you put the articles and laws of your constitution and its the part that everyone really looks at. I'll do a template of Article I of the US Constitution:

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[b][u][size=150]Article I[/b][/u][/size][list]

[b]Section 1[/b]

All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a LEGISLATIVE BODY NAME of NATION, which shall consist of a LEGISLATIVE BODY and a LEGISLATIVE BODY.

[b]Section 2[/b]

The Senate shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of each (State or Region), and the Electors from each (State or Region) shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the Regional Legislature.

No Person shall be a LEGISLATOR who shall not have attained to the Age of NUMBER Years, and been NUMBER Years a Citizen of NATION, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that (State or Region) in which he shall be chosen.

LEGISLATORS and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several (States or Regions) which may be included within this (Union or Nation), according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of citizens within the (State or Region). The actual Enumeration shall be made within NUMBER Years after the first Meeting of the LEGISLATIVE BODY NAME of NATION, and within every subsequent Term of NUMBER Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. The Number of LEGISLATORS shall not exceed one for every NUMBER Thousand, but each Region shall have at Least one LEGISLATOR.

When vacancies happen in the LEGISLATIVE BODY from any (State or Region), the Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies.

The LEGISLATIVE BODY shall choose their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.

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The next important part is the signatures, you can just make up some names and type them in with the
tags.
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The final part is one of the most important... the Bill of Rights. Well its importance is dependent upon how you rule, you don't need one but if you have one its very important to your nation. I put another table of contents at the beginning of mine so follow the same template as the main contents except make the title of the table "Bill of Rights Contents".

Here is a template for the first amendment (again I'm using the US Constitution):

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[b][u]Amendment I[/b][/u]

LEGISLATIVE BODY NAME shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
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Postby Abidawe » Sun Nov 02, 2014 7:04 am

Again I love to hear from the people who read these so please tell me if they were useful to you in any way thanks! I'll put up the how-to that you guys choose next Saturday
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Postby Indian Empire » Sun Nov 02, 2014 7:22 am

Could you combine the codes to one to make easier to copy paste please?
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Combine

Postby Abidawe » Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:57 am

Indian Empire wrote:Could you combine the codes to one to make easier to copy paste please?


I'll start to make complete templates from now on, thanks for the feedback though :)
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On Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse:
Ailiailia wrote:I don't intend to survive. After six hours on General, I welcome the prospect of becoming a brainless zombie.

On Tim Tebow:
Bythyrona wrote:46.5 COMPLETION PERCENTAGE IS NOT ADEQUATE. HOW ARE YOU DISPUTING THIS? HE HAS ALL THE TALENT OF RYAN LINDLEY IN THE PROS WITH A PERMANENT ESPN TARGET ON HIS BACK.

Other:
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Postby Indian Empire » Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:03 am

Abidawe wrote:
Indian Empire wrote:Could you combine the codes to one to make easier to copy paste please?


I'll start to make complete templates from now on, thanks for the feedback though :)


Telegram me the codes combined to one template, I need it for a regional constitution.
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Postby Abidawe » Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:18 am

Indian Empire wrote:
Abidawe wrote:
I'll start to make complete templates from now on, thanks for the feedback though :)


Telegram me the codes combined to one template, I need it for a regional constitution.


Will do
Region - The Commonwealth Federation
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DEFCON Level: 5: Peacetime
Anglo-Abida War - VICTORY
Abida-Novaya War - VICTORY
Jongi Civil War - VICTORY
Pustoshi Civil War - VICTORY
On Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse:
Ailiailia wrote:I don't intend to survive. After six hours on General, I welcome the prospect of becoming a brainless zombie.

On Tim Tebow:
Bythyrona wrote:46.5 COMPLETION PERCENTAGE IS NOT ADEQUATE. HOW ARE YOU DISPUTING THIS? HE HAS ALL THE TALENT OF RYAN LINDLEY IN THE PROS WITH A PERMANENT ESPN TARGET ON HIS BACK.

Other:
[violet] wrote:Urggg... trawling through ads looking for roman orgies...

Hammer Britannia wrote:TRIGGERED, PERMA BANNED FOR CALLING ME A BOOK

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Postby Allancia » Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:01 am

I'd really like to see more threads similar to this. It seems really cool to have a template to work off of.
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*bump*
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Postby Longweather » Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:05 pm

A description of what anchors are and how to integrate the code into the Constitution would be nice.
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Postby Luziyca » Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:56 pm

Nicely done. I was about to provide a link to The Constitution because I though it was a question on "how do I make a constitution?" and wanted to pull a dad joke. But well played.
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Postby Chadtonia » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:03 pm

This helped, thanks!
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Postby Allancia » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:04 pm

I hope the creator of this template can make more of these. They're extremely helpful and a lot of people like them. This is great stuff :)
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Postby Slonokav » Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:36 am

Would it be possible to make it one codebox?
It's easier for me as iPad refreshes so feking often.
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*bump*
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Postby Skotloss » Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:29 am

Can you send me unified version please?
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Postby Abidawe » Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:31 am

I've been busy lately so I haven't had time to add more to this and make more of these but I will ASAP

Thanks for the feedback!
Region - The Commonwealth Federation
About Me
DEFCON Level: 5: Peacetime
Anglo-Abida War - VICTORY
Abida-Novaya War - VICTORY
Jongi Civil War - VICTORY
Pustoshi Civil War - VICTORY
On Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse:
Ailiailia wrote:I don't intend to survive. After six hours on General, I welcome the prospect of becoming a brainless zombie.

On Tim Tebow:
Bythyrona wrote:46.5 COMPLETION PERCENTAGE IS NOT ADEQUATE. HOW ARE YOU DISPUTING THIS? HE HAS ALL THE TALENT OF RYAN LINDLEY IN THE PROS WITH A PERMANENT ESPN TARGET ON HIS BACK.

Other:
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Postby Lyanica » Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:34 am

Cool post! I've been meaning to look into this forever and you've made my job that much easier. Please do Laws next!
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Postby Handora » Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:36 am

That's really helpful. Thanks for the post!

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Postby Rhodevus » Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:38 am

Very nice guide, but can you add some examples of completed constitutions?
Having examples helps quiet a bit for people who do not even know what to write on their templates.
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Postby Abidawe » Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:52 am

Rhodevus wrote:Very nice guide, but can you add some examples of completed constitutions?
Having examples helps quiet a bit for people who do not even know what to write on their templates.


I gave a link to my Constitution
Region - The Commonwealth Federation
About Me
DEFCON Level: 5: Peacetime
Anglo-Abida War - VICTORY
Abida-Novaya War - VICTORY
Jongi Civil War - VICTORY
Pustoshi Civil War - VICTORY
On Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse:
Ailiailia wrote:I don't intend to survive. After six hours on General, I welcome the prospect of becoming a brainless zombie.

On Tim Tebow:
Bythyrona wrote:46.5 COMPLETION PERCENTAGE IS NOT ADEQUATE. HOW ARE YOU DISPUTING THIS? HE HAS ALL THE TALENT OF RYAN LINDLEY IN THE PROS WITH A PERMANENT ESPN TARGET ON HIS BACK.

Other:
[violet] wrote:Urggg... trawling through ads looking for roman orgies...

Hammer Britannia wrote:TRIGGERED, PERMA BANNED FOR CALLING ME A BOOK

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Postby Abidawe » Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:54 am

Make sure to check out my other posts! And check out the diplomacy groups that I have listed in my signature and the University of Abidawe! I put a ton of work into these and would love some feedback on them and maybe an idea of what people want to see next!

Thanks again for the great feedback!
Region - The Commonwealth Federation
About Me
DEFCON Level: 5: Peacetime
Anglo-Abida War - VICTORY
Abida-Novaya War - VICTORY
Jongi Civil War - VICTORY
Pustoshi Civil War - VICTORY
On Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse:
Ailiailia wrote:I don't intend to survive. After six hours on General, I welcome the prospect of becoming a brainless zombie.

On Tim Tebow:
Bythyrona wrote:46.5 COMPLETION PERCENTAGE IS NOT ADEQUATE. HOW ARE YOU DISPUTING THIS? HE HAS ALL THE TALENT OF RYAN LINDLEY IN THE PROS WITH A PERMANENT ESPN TARGET ON HIS BACK.

Other:
[violet] wrote:Urggg... trawling through ads looking for roman orgies...

Hammer Britannia wrote:TRIGGERED, PERMA BANNED FOR CALLING ME A BOOK

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Tagging this amazing how-to.
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Postby Rhodevus » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:22 pm

Abidawe wrote:
Rhodevus wrote:Very nice guide, but can you add some examples of completed constitutions?
Having examples helps quiet a bit for people who do not even know what to write on their templates.


I gave a link to my Constitution


okay, didn't notice that! Looks great!
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My nation's people are called Rhodeve not Rhodevan.
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Do not argue against me, you will lose...or win, depending on the situation
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Rodrania wrote:Rhod, I f*cking love you, man. <3
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Postby Abidawe » Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:14 am

Region - The Commonwealth Federation
About Me
DEFCON Level: 5: Peacetime
Anglo-Abida War - VICTORY
Abida-Novaya War - VICTORY
Jongi Civil War - VICTORY
Pustoshi Civil War - VICTORY
On Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse:
Ailiailia wrote:I don't intend to survive. After six hours on General, I welcome the prospect of becoming a brainless zombie.

On Tim Tebow:
Bythyrona wrote:46.5 COMPLETION PERCENTAGE IS NOT ADEQUATE. HOW ARE YOU DISPUTING THIS? HE HAS ALL THE TALENT OF RYAN LINDLEY IN THE PROS WITH A PERMANENT ESPN TARGET ON HIS BACK.

Other:
[violet] wrote:Urggg... trawling through ads looking for roman orgies...

Hammer Britannia wrote:TRIGGERED, PERMA BANNED FOR CALLING ME A BOOK

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