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Emeciñahol (Language:Emecimin Emeciñahol [IPA]) is a country located in Milevia.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
- 8 See also
The Emecimi legislature is divided into 11 houses: Land Religion Cultural Preservation Economy Diplomacy Labour Treasury Assistance Justice Immigration Agriculture and Infrastructure And 5 semi-houses: Records Military (headed by Chief of Military) Education Law Enforcement (headed by Chief of Law Enforcement) Agenda Plus a National Director, and many temporary houses, special committee houses, and Provincial Coördinatory houses. Anybody in Emeciñahol may write a Class 1 law and send it to the National Director, who then refers it to the House of the Land and up to 5 other houses, of any type. If it passes the House of the Land with at least 50% of the vote, and passes two other houses with at least 65% of the vote, it becomes law. If it passes any two houses with at least 50% of the vote, only one of which may be a semi-house or minor house, it will be put to referendum at the next election. If it does not even do that, the law is dead. A Class 2 law will only have to pass one house with at least 65% of the vote, but only can have certain powers, most of which are symbolic or involve establishing or modifying programs. Some houses, such as Religion, Cultural Preservation, and Education, almost only vote on Class 2 and below laws. Class 3 laws are either symbolic or are directives that clarify or add to an existing law. They only need to pass two houses with 50% of the vote or one house with 65% of the vote. Class 2 and 3 laws are never put to referenda. A law of any class may also be referred to all 11 major houses, and, if all pass it with at least 65% of the vote, it becomes a Class 1 law of principle, and all 11 houses will have to have greater than 50% of a vote in them to repeal it. Class 4 is memoranda and procedural notes. Classes 5-8 are provincial. Classes 9-12 are municipal. Emeciñahol also has Bureaucracies, which correspond roughly to American Departments and of which all major and semi-houses have. Temporary houses require a referendum to be created and serve for four years. They are generally mostly made of appointees, and perhaps an elected head. They deal with major and lengthy crises, plus enforcing certain major laws. Special committee houses are created by Class 3 legislation and serve mostly to draft Class 1 and 2 legislation for that house when faced with a certain issue, or having passed a major law. They serve for 1 to 2 years. Both of those kinds can be renewed only once. Provincial Coördinatory houses are formed by representatives from various provinces and normally meet only once a year. They tend to be primarily symbolic and to be created by an order of the provinces and a Class 2 law. These three kinds of houses are the minor houses.
House of the Land
The House of the Land is the main body of the multicameral legislature. It comprises 121 members who are allotted to the various provinces in proportion with their population, more or less, akin to the U.S. House. 81 members are required to pass most legislation, but only 61 for some minor forms of legislation. A governing coalition is formed at the start of every session, and a new session occurs every 3 years, after elections. The current governing coalition (elected late 2016) is called Justice and Duty, though it has only 74 members, and there are two minority coalitions, Voice of the Left and Emecimin Together.
Justice and Duty- 74 members. Some similar coalition has governed for years. Prosperity- 33 members. Center-right, and has its power concentrated mostly along the coast and in suburbs. Pro-business, but not libertarian, and has a reputation because it is one of the oldest parties. Emecimin Unchained- 20 members. Far right. Supports making Pashaism, of all varieties, the state religion, and generally favors decreasing regulations on businesses. Somewhat xenophobic, but mostly towards non-humans. Defensive League- 8 members. Almost entirely concerned with the military, and generally on the right. Popular mostly along the Southern coast and on islands. Party of Responsibility- 7 members. Terminian Pashaists of various branches. Generally right, but a big tent ideologically. Based mostly in coastal cities and near the Kaisen border. Swords of Emecimin- 3 members. Very far right. Extremely xenophobic and believes in many conspiracies. Barely votes with the coalition. Independents- 3 members. Vary ideologically.
Emecimin Together- 23 members. A newer coalition that has voted pretty consistently, despite there not seeming to be much ideological similarity. New Way- 10 members. Centrist to centre-left party that wants to reform the legislature system to decrease the number of houses, but tends to have standard centrist positions on most other issues. Somewhat for welfare programs. One of the newer parties. Traditionalists- 7 members. Green party based mostly in the cities on the south side of the foothills. Concerned about environment, and the only party really against coal. Freedoms of the People- 5 members. Libertarian centre-right party. Wants to reduce regulation, but also increase freedom of speech and spend less money protecting cultural sites. Independents- 1 member. More or less a New Way member who was elected before the party got going.
Voice of the Left- 21 members. The traditional leftist coalition, which changes its name almost every session. Kúúlist Party of Emecimin- 16 members. Concentrated in industrial areas. Mostly Statist Kúúlists and Balkists, but has a little bit of almost every ideology. The real ideology of the party is split between the various sub-caucuses. Voice of the Others- 3 members. Mostly found near the Kaisen border and across the mountains. Focuses on trying to remove what they see as Emecimi cultural hegemony, and to give various cultures more funding and recognition. Left-ish. True Radical League of Kúúlist Citizens in the Model of Terminia Advocating for a Pan-Milevic Free Nation- 1 member. Generally just called the True Radical League. Fairly traditional Kúúlists who want to bring back Terminia as the ruler of some sort of super-country near Emecimin, including potentially anybody nearby, even if they are not Milevic. Independent- 1 member. Balkist.
Non-coalition members- 3 members. Not really a coalition. Anarchy in Emecimin- 1 member. Not really anarchist at all, but favors dissolution of the government and a theocracy to replace it. Brick Road- 1 member. Moderate party that tends towards Emecimin Together and favors independence for the transmontane section UBI Now!- 1 member. Pro-UBI, and cares about absolutely nothing else. From a declining mining region.
Science and technology
Emecimi cuisine has retained a very similar form throughout history. Vegetables and fruit, which come in quite a diverse range, are used very often, and meat is used only for special occasions, more commonly in the mountains and rarely ever by the coastal plain. Emeciñahol has a few cheeses, generally semi-soft cheeses made from goat's milk. The coastal plain of Emeciñahol has quite a good climate, but the mountains must import many vegetables and fruits from the coast. Common fruits include apples, pears, crab-apples (generally mildly sour cultivars), and various Vaccinia, probably natively migrated. Lingonberries are one of the few fruits often grown in more mountainous areas. Both rye and wheat are sometimes grown in Emeciñahol, with wheat being thought more highly of.