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Factbook of the Commonwealth of the Agulhas Coast

Postby The Agulhas Coast » Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:27 am

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Above: A Map of the Commonwealth of the Agulhas Coast.
Basic Information
Country Name
conventional long form Commonwealth of the Agulhas Coast
conventional short form Agulhas
abbreviation CAC
Capital City
name Durban
geographic co-ordinates 29°53′S 31°03′E
time zone ACST (GMT+2)
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status Member
category Capitalist Paradise
economy Thriving
civil rights Very Good
political freedoms Excellent
Other Basic Information
motto "Unity and Progress"
official language English
drives on the Left
National Symbols
national animal Vervet Monkey
national bird Crowned Eagle
national fish Zambezi Shark
national flower Strelitzia
national tree Coral Tree
coat of arms
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History

Postby The Agulhas Coast » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:43 am

Prior to December the 18th 2010, the Agulhas Coast was not an independent nation, but rather a province of the Azanian People's Republic. The events leading up towards the independence of the Agulhas Coast can be traced back to the Azanian Revolution of 1991 when the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), a black supremacist anti-apartheid organisation, lead a successful revolution that overthrew apartheid and installed a black-majority government in South Africa, which it renamed Azania. The PAC government soon began a policy of reverse apartheid, confining whites and Indians to specially built townships and effectively putting them in the same position that the apartheid government had put blacks.

This continued until 2009, when the PAC government began suffering severe international condemnation following revelations of a recent spate of abuses directed against Azania's white and Indian populations. The PAC government then decided that the best course of actions would be to create an independent homeland for Azania's whites and Indians in Agulhas province, along the eastern coast of Azania. In June 2010, the government of Azania began relocating all of its white and Indian population to Agulhas, while moving blacks out. On December the 16th 2010, a referendum was held in which the majority of the white and Indian inhabitants voted 'yes' for independence, and on December the 18th 2010, the Commonwealth of the Agulhas Coast was declared an independent state.
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Government

Postby The Agulhas Coast » Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:25 am

The Commonwealth of the Agulhas Coast is a constitutional democracy based on the Westminster system of government.

The Legislative Branch
The legislature of the Agulhas Coast is Parliament, which consists of the National Assembly and the Senate. Members of the National Assembly are directly elected by the people on the basis of constituencies and may serve a maximum of two five-year terms. There are 400 seats in the National Assembly, one for each constituency. Senators, on the other hand, are appointed by their respective Provincial Legislatures. There are 5 provinces in the Agulhas Coast and each appoints 20 Senators, leading to there being 100 seats in the Senate.

The National Assembly is responsible for passing and amending legislation. Any bill may be introduced in the National Assembly, but bills may only be introduced by Cabinet Ministers or members of Parliamentary Committees. Bills relating to finance ('money bills') may only be introduced by the Minister for Finance. The National Assembly is presided over by a Speaker, assisted by a Deputy Speaker. The current Speaker is Julia Howards, and the current Deputy Speaker is William Assange.

The Senate is responsible for representing the Provinces of the Agulhas Coast at a national level, and all bills passed by the National Assembly that affect the Provinces must be passed to the Senate for consideration. The Senate may then pass or reject such bills as it sees fit. The Senate may also introduce bills relating to the Provinces, although all such bills must (if passed) be passed on to the National Assembly for consideration. Bills may only be introduced into the Senate by members of Parliamentary Committees. The Senate is presided over by a Chairperson, assisted by a Deputy Chairperson. The current Chairperson is Albert Aldridge, and the current Deputy Chairperson is Dominique Pestana.

The Governor-General, Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers may attend Parliamentary sessions in either house, and may speak during said sessions, but may not vote in Parliament.

The Executive Branch
The executive of the Agulhas Coast consists of the Governor-General's office, the Prime Minister's office and the National Cabinet. The Governor-General is the nation's symbolic head of state, appointed by the Senate to a maximum of four five-year terms. The Governor-General's roles are similar to those of the Monarch in Britain. The Prime Minister is the nation's head of government, elected by the National Assembly to a maximum of two five-year terms. Upon being inaugurated, the Prime Minister appoints Cabinet Ministers to oversee the Agulhas Coast's various government Ministries. As of 2010, the current executive of the Agulhas Coast is as follows:

The Executive Heads
Governor-General John F. O'Connor
Prime Minister Nikita S. Watridge
Deputy Prime Minister Nicolas E. De Canha

General Ministerial Portfolios
Minister for Aesthetics Claudia Ferreira
Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Andrea J. Smith
Minister for Arts and Culture Sarah Finkelstein
Minister for Communications Damian D. Courtnay
Minister for Correctional Services Helen De Menezes
Minister for Defence Ajesh K. Sharma
Minister for Education Giovanni B. Andonova
Minister for Environmental Affairs Salim Malik
Minister for Finance John F. Doe
Minister for Health Karamchand Gupta
Minister for Home Affairs Jessica R. Yates
Minister for Intelligence Services Sean Jameson
Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexandrina R. Macedo
Minister for Justice Reuben J. Greaves
Minister for Labour Affairs Arthur E. Blair
Minister for Minerals and Energy Frederic C. Rhodes
Minister for Public Enterprises Gavin D. De Castro
Minister for Public Service and Administration Leslie Drew
Minister for Public Works David Cohen
Minister for Safety and Security Francis Drake
Minister for Science and Technology Nicholas E. Cunningham
Minister for Social Development George M. Jacobs
Minister for Sports and Recreation Ruben F. Rodrigues
Minister for Tourism Catherine K. MacArthur
Minister for Trade and Industry Julian R. Calland
Minister for Transport Claudia S. Robertson

Co-ordinatory Ministerial Portfolios
National Planning Commissioner Connor O'Neill

The Judicial Branch
The judiciary of the Agulhas Coast is headed by the Constitutional Court, which as per its name deals primarily with matters pertaining to the constitution. Legislation that the Constitutional Court deems to be inconsistent with the constitution is automatically struck down: the court does usually give Parliament enough time to alter the legislation in question to bring it in line with the constitution before automatic alterations take effect, however. The Constitutional Court is headed by the Chief Justice, who is appointed by the Prime Minister to serve an indefinite term (i.e. until death or retirement).

Below the Constitutional Court is the nation's criminal and civil court system, the apex of which consists of the Supreme Court of Appeal. Below the Supreme Court of Appeal, in descending order of importance, are the various Supreme Courts, High Courts, Magistrate's Courts and Small Claims Courts. The government may also choose to set up any number of special courts (for example, tax courts and labour dispute courts) that deal primarily with any specific sort of dispute.
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Economy

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Please remove. Accidentally posted in wrong thread.
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