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Wikipedia-style factbook entry for a Legislature Guide

PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:15 am
by United States of Natan
Natan's Wikipedia-Style Factbook Guides


This is a guide on how to make a Wikipedia-style factbook entry for a legislature or a legislative chamber. If you use this guide, please post your factbook entries below so that I can add them as examples (my own example will be posted shortly). If you want to, you can credit me at the bottom of the factbook.

How to make a party color square: screenshot a Wikipedia page of a legislature, crop out everything but the square in paint, and add in whatever color you want.

If there's a problem, please don't hesitate to ask on here or telegram me!

FOR A LEGISLATURE ITSELF:
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[floatright][box][center][b][size=130][background-block=#ededed]NAME OF LEGISLATURE[/background-block][/size][/b]
Current legislature meeting # (ie. 115th United States Congress)
IMAGE OF LEGISLATURE'S SEAL
IMAGE OF LEGISLATURE'S FLAG (OPTIONAL)
[background-block=#ededed][b]Type[/b][/background-block][/center]
[table=plain][tr][td][b]Type[/b][/td][td](CHAMBER TYPE [IE. UNICAMERAL, BICAMERAL, ETC.])[/td][/tr]
(IF ARTICLE IS FOR A CHAMBER, INSTEAD PUT (UPPER HOUSE/LOWER HOUSE)
(IF NONE OF THE ABOVE APPLY, PUT IN YOUR OWN TYPE)
[tr][td][b]Houses[/b] (IF APPLICABLE)[/td]
[td]UPPER HOUSE
LOWER HOUSE[/td][/tr]
[tr][td][b]Term Limits[/b] (IF UNICAMERAL; IF NO TERM LIMITS, PUT NONE)[/td][td]# of terms[/td][/tr][/table]
[center][background-block=#ededed][b]History[/b][/background-block][/center]
[table=plain][tr][td][b]Established[/b][/td][td]DATE ESTABLISHED[/td][/tr]
[tr][td][b]Dissolved[/b] (IF APPLICABLE)[/td][td]DATE DISSOLVED[/td][/tr]
[tr][td][b]Preceded by[/b] (IF APPLICABLE)[/td][td]NAME OF PREVIOUS BODY[/td][/tr]
[tr][td][b]Succeeded by[/b] (IF APPLICABLE)[/td][td]NAME OF SUCCESSOR BODY[/td][/tr]
[tr][td][b]New Session Started[/b] (IF CURRENTLY EXISTING)[/td][td]DATE SESSION BEGAN[/td][/tr][/table]
[center][background-block=#ededed][b]Leadership[/b][/background-block][/center]
[table=plain][tr][td][b]OFFICE[/b][/td]
[td]NAME
Since [DATE][/td][/tr][/table]
[REPEAT FOR MULTIPLE LEADERSHIP POSITIONS]
[center][background-block=#ededed][b]Structure[/b][/background-block][/center]
[table=plain][tr][td][b]Seats[/b][/td]
[td]TOTAL # OF SEATS
– # UPPER HOUSE (IF APPLICABLE)
– # LOWER HOUSE (IF APPLICABLE)
– # OTHERS (IF APPLICABLE)[/td][/tr]
IMAGE OF LEGISLATIVE APPORTIONMENT CHART
[tr][td][b]Political Groups[/b] (IF BICAMERAL, ADD HOUSE NAME BEFORE "Political Groups")[/td]
[td][b]Majority[/b] (#)
– (PARTY COLOR SQUARE) POLITICAL PARTY (#)
– (ADD MORE POLITICAL PARTIES IF APPLICABLE)
[b]Minority[/b] (#)
– (PARTY COLOR SQUARE) POLITICAL PARTY (#)
– (ADD MORE POLITICAL PARTIES IF APPLICABLE)[/td][/tr]
[tr][td](REPEAT IF MULTIPLE HOUSES)[/td][/tr]
(IF NO POLITICAL PARTIES, INSTEAD PUT "NONPARTISAN")
[tr][td][b]Length of Term[/b][/td][td]# OF YEARS[/td][/tr]
[tr][td][b]Authority[/b][/td][td]CONSTITUTION ARTICLE AUTHORIZING IT[/td][/tr]
[tr][td][b]Salary[/b][/td][td](PUT "NONE" IF NONE)[/td][/tr][/table]
[center][background-block=#ededed][b]Elections[/b][/background-block][/center]
[Table=plain][tr][td][b]Voting System[/b][/td][td](IF UNICAMERAL; IF APPOINTED, SAY "APPOINTED BY...")[/td][/tr]
[tr][td][b]Last Election[/b](IF UNICAMERAL)[/td][td](# of Seats)[/td][/tr]
[tr][td][b]UPPER HOUSE Last Election[/b] (IF BICAMERAL)[/td][td](# of Seats)[/td][/tr]
[tr][td][b]LOWER HOUSE Last Election[/b] (IF BICAMERAL)[/td][td](# of Seats)[/td][/tr][/Table]
[center][background-block=#ededed][b]Meeting Place[/b][/background-block][/center]
[center]PICTURE OF MEETING PLACE
MEETING PLACE NAME[/center]
[center][background-block=#ededed][b]Website (IF APPLICABLE)[/b][/background-block][/center]
[/box][/floatright]


FOR A LEGISLATURE MEETING
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[floatright][box][center][b][size=130]# AND NAME OF LEGISLATURE (IE. 116TH UNITED STATES CONGRESS)[/size][/b][/center]
[Table=plain][tr][td]PREVIOUS MEETING #← (ie. 115th←)[/td]
[td]→ NEXT MEETING # (ie. → 117th)[/td][/tr][/Table]
[center]IMAGE OF LEGISLATURE'S MEETING PLACE[/center]
[center]IMAGE CAPTION[/center]
[center][b]EXPECTED START DATE – EXPECTED END DATE[/b][/center]
[Table=plain][tr][td][b]LEADERSHIP OFFICE TITLE[/b][/td][td]NAME[/td][/tr]
ADD MORE LEADERSHIP OFFICES IF NECESSARY
IF THE OFFICE SWITCHED HOLDERS, PUT DATE UNTIL/FROM UNDER NAME
[tr][td]Members[/td][td]TOTAL # OF MEMBERS
# UPPER HOUSE I/A
# LOWER HOUSE I/A[/td][/tr]
IF UNICAMERAL:
[tr][td][LEGISLATURE NAME] Majority[/td][td][#][/td][/tr]
IF BICAMERAL:
[tr][td][UPPER HOUSE NAME] Majority[/td][td][#][/td][/tr]
[tr][td][LOWER HOUSE NAME] Majority[/td][td][#][/td][/tr][/Table]
[center]Sessions [I/A]
[SESSION #]: start date – end date (TBD if ongoing)[/center]
ADD MORE SESSIONS AS NECESSARY[/box][/floatright]

Examples:
Congress of the United States of Natan

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:14 am
by United States of Natan
I now have an example for people who want to see the final result: https://www.nationstates.net/nation=uni ... id=1144897

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:16 am
by Rectification Government
Thanks.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:19 am
by United States of Natan
Rectification Government wrote:Thanks.

you're welcome!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:31 am
by United States of Natan
Soon, I will be introducing a second template to use for a legislative session (similar to the wikipedia page for the 116th Congress)

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:47 am
by United States of Natan
Attention all users of Natan's wikipedia-style factbook entry Services: I now have a new template to use for a legislative session! an example will be posted shortly.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:03 pm
by United States of Natan
Update coming soon!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:00 am
by A m e n r i a
I'm gonna switch my legislature factbook format to this one, though I have a lot of reading to do, seeing all those fancy terms up there.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:39 am
by United States of Natan
A m e n r i a wrote:I'm gonna switch my legislature factbook format to this one, though I have a lot of reading to do, seeing all those fancy terms up there.

If you have any questions, just ask!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:20 pm
by A m e n r i a
By "elections" does it mean something the legislature votes on or when citizens vote for members of the legislature?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:15 pm
by United States of Natan
A m e n r i a wrote:By "elections" does it mean something the legislature votes on or when citizens vote for members of the legislature?

The most recent election of members to the legislature (so the latter)

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:53 pm
by A m e n r i a
What about new session? What does that mean?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:02 pm
by United States of Natan
A m e n r i a wrote:What about new session? What does that mean?

A session is the period in which the legislature meets. For example, the U.S. Congress meets in 2 year-long sessions.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:31 pm
by -Emmeria
Thank you for this, been trying to cobble one together.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:56 pm
by United States of Natan
-Emmeria wrote:Thank you for this, been trying to cobble one together.

You're welcome!