Imperial Federation

The Imperial Federation, colloquially known as the IF, is a federation of states on CivMC from Deluvia, Karydia, the Western Continent, and the Eastern Continent. It is a constitutional monarchy with free and fair elections held on a monthly basis. It was established as the successor of the Imperial Federation from Civ Realms 2.0.

The Imperial Federation
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General
Location-2800, +7700
DemonymFederalists
Capital cityImperia
National Colors
  Imperial Red
Government
GovernmentFederal parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Governing documentConstitution
• Monarch
King Cupar I
• Chancellor
Spoonce (Independent)
• Deputy Chancellor
TheJmqn (Independent)
• Senators
Aetherix (Sovereign Star),
Aquamangamer (Independent),
BikMik (Independent),
Bstallio (Greatest Party),
fgnb_vc (Sovereign Star),
Jalhf (Independent),
JoelThaTroll (Independent),
Josedgo (Independent),
Juicy_Watermel0n (Independent),
Plupsnup (Tenants' Toil - Popular Rally),
S0uthw3st (Independent),
TheJmqn (Independent),
Tr1ckyD1ckNixon (Independent)
Formation
Foundation date31 August 2022
Culture
LanguageEnglish,
Meowlanguage (FELINE),
Japanese (Western Boundary),
Romanian (Western Boundary)
ReligionDark Sun (official religion),
Tengrism (United Donkiboure),
Reformed Shinto (Western Boundary and Gotland),
R'hollr (Regentsburgh),
Church of t (Irkhah)
Links
Discordhttps://discord.gg/vpXRPbamCW

The IF is the largest and most populous nation in the southwest quadrant of the world, the third most populous state and the first or second most active country in CivMC as of 18 November 2022.[1][2]

It is allied with neighboring Hyperborean Confederation and Venne as part of the Meridiem Compact and with Pavia and Venne as part of the Four Continent Concordat. The IF is also allied to the United Tribes of the Southern Sea as part of a Bilateral Security Partnership.

The Imperial Federation covers a majority of Deluvia's total land area and over four-fifths of the continent's population.

States

Duchy of Godhaven

  Godhaven is the one of the founding states of the Imperial Federation founded by TheJmqn as a successor to the former Duchy of Godhaven. The Duchy is located in the eastern shore of the Federation in frozen tundra between FELINE and Thoria. Godhaven Lighthouse is an enclave of the province located north of Anor Londo X.

Godhaven has no official build code and is considered to be a "starter state" designed to help new players learn the mechanics of civ. It is currently the most populous state in the IF.

Godhaven is represented by Senators TheJmqn - the Duke of Godhaven, Tr1ckyD1ckNixon and Jalhf.

Province of Regentsburgh

  Regentsburgh is one of the founding and most populous states of the Federation. In the western side of the province is the city of Regentsburgh, which has a rustic theme based on the surrounding snowy environment.

Regentsburgh is democratically led by King Cupar I and is represented in the Senate of the IF by Josedgo and Juicy_Watermel0n.

Thoria

  Thoria is a former state of the Imperial Federation, located in the south-eastern most corner of the nation. Following the Thorian Crisis, the state was dissolved by the Senate and re-designated as federal land.

Waterside

  Waterside is the fourth-oldest state of the Imperial Federation which was founded by Lord_Bacon10. It is situated between Regentsburgh and the border with South Augusta. Waterside's main city is Joannesberg - a self-proclaimed slum made up of tents where everyone is welcome and free to build as they wish.

FELINE

  FELINE joined the Imperial Federation shortly after its formation. It has a distinctive furry culture.

Holy See of Anor Londo X

  Anor Londo X (officially the Holy See of Anor Londo X) is the most prosperous state of the Imperial Federation which contains a diverse mixture of biomes. The state is also the religious capital of the Imperial Federation.

Anor Londo X is represented in the senate of the federation by JoelThaTroll.

Pejite

  Pejite (pronounced Pedge-ight) is located on a hilly and frosty island on the western border of the nation.

United Donkiboure

  United Donkiboure is located to the north-west of the country between FELINE, Anor Londo X and Pejite. It has a turkic theme with yurts and its own distinct culture.

Christopia

  Christopia is a result of the split of Christopia between the IF and the Hyperborean Confederation.

Western Boundary

  境界の西部共和国 (Western Boundary) joined the Imperial Federation upon its dissolution on 18 August 2022.

Aetherix represents the Western Boundary in the Imperial Senate, and Yuuki I serves as Queen of the territory.

Realm of Gotland

  Gotland (officially Realm of Gotland) is a mediaeval military state on the western border of the Imperial Federation's territory in Eastern Deluvia. It is represented in the Senate of the IF by Spoonce.

CCTT

  Cooperative Commonwealth of Tenants' Toil (CCTT) joined the Imperial Federation upon the dissolution of Western Boundary on 18 August 2022. It has a Myan/Aztec theme and is led by Plupsnup of the Tenants' Toil - Popular Rally, who reprseents the state within the senate of the IF.

The Pridelands

  Pridelands joined the Imperial Federation on 21 August 2022 with a special opt-out clause within its Ascension Treaty allowing it to redeclare its independence at any time. It is led by Supreme Chancellor Bstallio, and day-to-day administration is handled by the Stewards of the Pride, wilwithonel and s0uthw3st.

Pride Rock serves as the ceremonial capital of the autonomous nation, with a population rivaling Regentsburgh and Anor Londo. It is a developed province with direct rail connections to Other in the Hyperborean Confederation as well as Venne. Freeport, located in the Lionsgate Archipelago in the Southern Sea, is an island city that serves as an entrypoint for many new arrivals to the IF, as well as serving as the administrative capital of the nation.

The Pridelands is represented in the Senate of the Imperial Federation by Bstallio and Shelby_theShark. It is also home to the third Chancellor of the IF, s0uthw3st.

Vermont

  Vermont is a state of the Imperial Federation located in south-west Deluvia, which was originally designated as a newfriend refugee nation.

Vermont is the home state of JAW689, a former Chancellor of the Federation. It is represented in the Senate of the Imperial Federation by fgnb_vc of the Sovereign Star Party.

Stros M'Kai

  Stros M'Kai is located in northern of Deluvia. It is a Caribbean-themed state predominantly made up of islands on the South Sea. It is led by the republican, authoritarian leftist Stros M'Kai Popular Rally, who are the only legal party on the island. Individuals caught supporting other parties are subject to tens hits from "the People's Stick".

New residents of the territory are entitled to a free pony on entry. The State is led by Supreme Leader ComradeSankara in the Senate.

District of Myra

  The defunct state of Myra was annexed by the Imperial Federation on 2 October 2022, housing the Imperial Federation resort towns of Tucon and Sandy Shore on its northern shore.

Territory of Khione

  The territory of Khione is part of former territory of Myra which is sovereignly part of the Imperial Federation but administered by the Government of the 2nd Icarian Republic under the terms of the Treaty of Khione, signed on 2 October 2022.

It is represented in the Senate of the IF by BikMik.

Irkhah

  Irkhah is a territory of the Imperial Federation located in the Western Continent. It join the federation on 12 October 2022.

Kalengrad

  Kalengrad is a state of the Imperial Federation located on the Eastern Continent near to CivMarket and IF ally Pavia. Sections of the territory are jointly administered with Lambat.

Esberg-Ostersund Federation

  The Esberg-Ostersund Federation is a federation of the formerly independent Kingdom of Esberg and the Republic of Ostersund which declared independence from Hyperborean Confederation. The two states federated and subsequently joined the Imperial Federation. A majority of former Hyperborean Confederation citizens live in the state, which is represented in the Senate of the IF by AquamanGamer.

Capital District

  The Capital District of the Imperial Federation or Imperia is administered by the Chief of the Capital District, Juicy_Waterm3lon, and Deputy Chiefs Viiolet7 and aggonious.

The Capital of the IF is a Victorian themed city which includes the central offices of state in the Federation as well as districts of each respective state.

The Capital District is subject to special administrative rules which makes it exempt from Senate representation, with residents of the capital being required to register in a separate state in the IF to vote in elections.

Infrastructure

 
Imperial Federation rail network.

Rail Network

The Imperial Federation's rail network connects internally to the following /dest commands:

  • /dest AnorLondoX
  • /dest Freeport
  • /dest StrosMKai
  • /dest Ostersund
  • /dest Aethia
  • /dest Godhaven
  • /dest Imperia
  • /dest PrideRock
  • /dest Regentsburgh
  • /dest Joannesberg

Additionally, it connects to Nara, Venne, Hyperborean Confederation and Novo Sanjurjo.

National Highway

The Imperial Federation's road network connects to Regentsburgh, Pride Rock, Godhaven, FELINE and Ostersund, with plans to expand the main road to Anor Londo X and Imperia.

History

Conflict with Hyperborean Confederation

After the integration of Snowshire into the Hyperborean Confederation on August 29th 2022, R2D231 logged into CivMC only to find his house raided and his dog dead. Immediately he swore vengeance on the one who raided his house [3], but he didn't know who due to the lack of snitches on his premises. After telling SpacemanSpleef and getting advice, he set a snitch and bait chest in his house again. On the 30th, he logged in again to see the snitch had not worked and all his stuff stolen again. After exiting his house, he saw posts around the entirety of the two islands saying that the land was sovereign territory claimed by the "Imperial Federation", not to mention a Reddit post by someone named King_Cupar declaring the foundation of the Imperial Federation on R2's land. R2 told Spleef again and Spleef told him about the reddit posts. They both went around removing the signs and replacing them with Snowshirian ones. After finishing that, TheJMQN, leader of the S.E.C. proposed something to R2 and Cupar (who was not online at the time), where Cupar and the I.F. could move to the S.E.C., a much more desirable land than Snowshire. After pinging Cupar on Discord with the proposal, on the 31st he agreed to it. Tensions between the I.F. and Hyperborea began to fall at that moment as the one who raided R2's house, Jadex1, had his position in the I.F. removed and was exiled from the kingdom. As of the 5th of September, an alliance between Hyperborea, the Pridelands, and the I.F. has been created, and a rail line from Hyperborea to the I.F. is in the works.

Ratification of the constitution

 
Delegates meeting in Anor Londo to ratify the constitution of the Imperial Federation.

On 24 August 2022, delegates from Regentsburgh, Godhaven, Thoria, Anor Londo, Western Boundary and Pejite met to discuss and ratify the constitution of the Imperial Federation. This discussion resulted in the reinforcement of checks and balances within the Imperial Federation Constitution and confirmed the Dark Sun as the official religion of the IF and Topher as the Glorious and External Emperor, bless the IF.

All other Imperial Federation states ratified the constitution on 25 August 2022, bringing the document into effect from that date.

Admission of Myra into the Imperial Federation

On 2 October 2022, King_Cupar of the Imperial Federation signed a treaty with the President of the 2nd Icarian Republic to incorporate the Territory of Khione in the defunct state of Myra into the Imperial Federation under the administration of the 2nd Icarian Republic, with the remaining section of Myra under the full control of the IF.

1-2 October election

 
Election Results Map

The Imperial Federation held its inaugural federal elections between 1-2 October to elect a new Chancellor.

Incumbent Chancellor CJTheking12345 was defeated by JAW689 of the Egality & Sovereignty Party, who secured 24 votes out of 38, with a turnout of 75% of all active citizens.

Results
Party Candidate Portrait Home State 1st Pref Votes 2nd Pref Votes
  TESP JAW689     Vermont 24 votes (63%) 26 votes (70%)
  Liberty Party Tr1ckyD1ckNixon     Godhaven 11 votes (29%) 11 votes (30%)
  Topher's Party CJTheking12345 (incumbent)     Thoria 3 votes (8%) eliminated

The Thorian Crisis

Upon the loss of the 1 October 2022 election, there were allegations ofelection fraud against CJTheking12345, due to a lack of any houses built in Thoria, a necessity for citizenship and voting rights. A great many calls were made for action to be taken against him, and by extension Thoria, arguably resulting in the Anti-Thorian attitudes in the nation. Politicians expressing this view included then Chancellor, JAW689, as well as several Senators. JAW689 infamously paraphrased the words of George Wallace in saying, 'Thorian Oppression Today, Thorian Oppression Tomorrow, and Thorian oppression Forever' as well as calling Thorians 'different from you and I'.

 
First National Summit of the Imperial Federation
 
Desecration of Freeport

The culmination of this occurred on October 17th, 2022, when citizens of the Imperial Federation were gathered in a lighthouse in Freeport to discuss alterations to the constitution and other affairs facing the nation. Halfway through the nation, CJTheking12345 and another Thorian conducted a suicide bombing of the meeting, resulting in the killing of several, and the destruction of much of the lighthouse. It created a temporary pause in the meeting and use of unconstitutional but rapid action by the king to post a pearl-on-sight of CJTheking12345. Pandastical went and swept over Thoria, resulting in the Battle of the Two Fishing Huts, which involved him destroying two small Thorian lake huts and encountering no one. The conflict was eventually concluded with payment by ex-Thorian officials, and Thoria was turned into a federal district.

The JAW689 Chancellory

Under his administration, a number of achievements was made, both in foreign issues and domestically.

The nation was expanded into new territories. A western section of South Augusto, as well as all of the Sanjurjo exclave, was annexed into the nation and would become land under the Gotland province. Bot the land of Irkah and Kalengrad, territories outside the Deluvian continent, became provinces. The greatest piece of land gained was a result of the victory in the 'cold war' between the Imperial Federation and Deluvia's previously leading power, the Hyperborean Confederation. Upon the suspension of several democratic elements, the provinces of Esberg and Ostersund would secede, and unite into the Esberg-Ostersund Federation, which would join the Imperial Federation soon after. This effectively wiped out any opposition to Imperial dominance in the Deluvian landmass.

Domestically, a great deal was also achieved. Votes were held for the national anthem, location of the capitol district, and it's name. Planning for the previously mentioned capitol began as well. With the rising number of political parties, a bill made by Pandastical passed in the Senate and created standards for them. Infrastructure was created, both rails and ice roads, as well as a great overland road linking the nation together. Perhaps the greatest achievement of his administration was successful recruitment of new players, mostly newfriends, causing the nation's population to skyrocket. Going into the Second Election, JAW689 was expected to have an easy victory, before it was announced that he would not run again due to personal reasons.

1-2 November Election

 
Election Results Map

The Imperial Federation held its second federal elections from the 1st to the 2nd of November, 2022 to elect a new Chancellor.

The Incumbent Chancellor had chosen not to pursue a second term, so all the candidates were new. Three primary candidates ran, with the final victor being S0uthw3st of the Pridelands, winning in the second round with 31 votes out of 57. Voter turnout was 73%, and with 57 total votes, it was the biggest election in the history of CivMC at its time.

Party Candidate Portrait Home State 1st Pref Votes 2nd Pref Votes
  Independent S0uthw3st     Pridelands 19 votes (33%) 31 votes (54%)
  Greatest Party Bstallio     Pridelands 21 votes (36%) 26 votes (46%)
  Independent Pandastical     Regentsburgh 17 votes (29%) (Eliminated)

The S0uthw3st Chancellery

Above all else, the S0uthw3st Chancellery is defined by continued focus on internal development. The rail lines were greatly expanded and developed, and practically the entire eastern portion of the nation became connected by road. The nation's population would also continue to boom, culminating in the December election featuring a hundred possible voters, compared to the previous' 78. While some players would begin to develop wealth, most would remain in a state of poverty, which would have an impact on the following election.

While his Chancellery was focused on internal development, it did feature foreign events. The Imperial military was tested against raiding attacks, as well as facing several war scares with it's enemies. Most importantly was the conflict with the Leibniz Confederation. Much like his predecessor's belligerence with the Hyperborean Confederation (a mutual aggression), S0uthw3st faced increasing problems with the Leibniz. More specifically with it's only (semi)-active citizen, Okx. The rising population of Lionsgate demanded more land for the booming newfriend population. Attempts to purchase nearby islands, owned by Leibniz, were either ignored or denied. Upon seeing that Okx was not an active player, S0uthw3st decided to take the islands anyways. A military force would be sent to secure the islands.

In retaliation Okx would lava-bomb the WIP capital, Imperia. A cat-and-mouse game would ensue, with Okx being chased, logging off, chased again; rinse and repeat. Eventually, it was decided that pearling him wouldn't be worth the effort. A sum total of around 120~ diamonds would be funded by S0uthw3st and future Chancellor (at the time, Senator) Spoonce, and the islands were purchased. The conflict would see a cooperation between Icarians, Imperials and Matland-ers to face Okx. However, it's outcome would not be popular amongst the general public, and contribute to S0uthw3st's loss in the next election.

1-2 December Election

Imperial Federation citizens will elect a Chancellor and Judiciary between 00:00 GMT on 1 December 2022 and 23:59 GMT on 2 December 2022.

Incumbent Chancellor S0uthw3st is being challenged by fellow Pridelands Senator and leader Bstallio; Gotland Senator Spoonce; Godhaven residents Artray1111 and AwdryFan1997; and Khione resident Zolo17, who is an Icarian national.

A debate was held between all candidates in Godhaven on 30 November 2022 at 23:30 GMT.

Key themes in the election included candidates' position on the future of the monarchy, infrastructure and development, recruitment and retention of new players, foreign policy and position on claiming new land.

  • Spoonce, Bstallio and AwdryFan1997 supported maintaining the monarch with his current rights and privileges.
  • S0uthw3st and Zolo17 supported retaining the monarchy in a much more limited capacity and vesting mower power into the office of the Chancellor.
  • Artray1111 was the only candidate to fully endorse a transition to a national republic.

Candidates in favour of retaining the monarchy with existing rights and privileges received 58% of First Preference Votes, while those in favour of depowering the monarchy took 29% of First Preference votes and pro-republican parties took 14% of the First Preference Votes.

Party Candidate Home State Portrait Ideology 1st Pref Votes 2nd Pref Votes 3rd Pref Votes 4th Pref Votes 5th Pref Votes
  Independent Spoonce   Gotland   • Retain monarch with current powers
• Claim no more new land
• Adopt moderate foreign policy
• Build infrastructure and recruit
32 (44%) 34 (47%) 37 (51%) 46 (64%) 51 (73%)
  Unity Party zolo17   Khione   • Depower monarch
• Claim no more new land
• Extremely close alignment with Icarus
• Focus on XP production and infrastructure connections to Icarus
12 (16%) 12 (16%) 13 (18%) 15 (21%) 19 (27%)
  Independent Artray1111   Godhaven   • Abolish monarchy
• Adopt isolationist foreign policy
• Fix Godhaven
• Destroy diamonds to make them rarer and more valuable
• Make the constitution longer so candidates have to spend more time reading it
10 (14%) 10 (14%) 11 (15%) 11 (15%)
  Independent S0uthw3st (Incumbent)   Pridelands   • Depower monarch
• Claim South Augusta and no more land
• Send newfriends away from Godhaven to other states
• Build infrastructure
9 (12%) 9 (12%) 11 (15%)
  Greatest Party Bstallio   Pridelands   • Retain monarch with current powers
• Claim no more new land
• Adopt moderate foreign policy
8 (11%) 8 (11%)
  Independent Awdry1997   Godhaven   • Retain monarch with current powers
• Commit war profiteering where possible
• Let infrastructure develop itself
2 (3%)

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