Flag of Yoahtl
|Government||Semi-Constitutional Council Monarchy|
• Deputy Alcuahtl
|MechanicalRift, Yergo, VilyanZ, NeoTide, Solitaire7|
• Chieftain of the Ololtic
• High Justice
|Foundation date||Between August, 2010 - December, 2010|
|Foundation document||See Yoahtl's Website|
|National anthem||Promenade Pictures at an Exhibition|
Yoahtl (variously pronounced /jo.hwa.tl/, /jo.dl/, /jo.hwa.tɬ/ or /jo.a.təl/ ) is a nation in the Totecan continent of CivMC. It boasts a bustling economy and prioritizes art, community and security. Yoahtl is known for its bustling life in its walled capital city, called Altepetl, where the strict dereliction policies and apartments ensure that there are no buildings or spaces deemed useless within the city.
Main article: History of Yoahtl
The Alcuahtl is Yoahtl's highest executive official and head of state, and by tradition the Alcuahtl owns Yoahtl's discord server and namelayer groups. The council selects the Alcuahtl amongst the trusted citizens of Yoahtl, generally citizens who have been in Yoahtl for a really long time. Every two months a vote of confidence is held by the council to confirm or reject the Alcuahtl; the Alcuahtl must be an elected Councillor. If there is an egregious violation of law the Alcuahtl can be impeached by the council, and until the seat is refilled, the Deputy Alcuahtl steps in.
The Deputy Alcuahtl is the Alcuahtl's second in command, filling in when the Alcuahtl is unavailable. Traditionally, the deputy Alcuahtl will serve as the Chieftan of Yoahtl, otherwise the cultural leader of Yoahtl. Most of the relationships between Yoahtl's citizens and government is maintained by the Deputy Alcuahtl, this includes intra-national homesteads and autonomous nations within Yoahtl and the government.
Under the 1st Charter, there was no legal mechanism for removing an Alcuahtl, although citizens could still bring a trial against them.
Under the 1st and 2nd Charters, each Alcuahtl was nominated by their predecessor. While the 1st Charter stated that upon an Alcuahtl's abdication the Deputy should succeed them, in practice this often did not occur. TheOrangeWizard was nominated twice by outgoing Alcuahtls, first St_Liebowitz and second M_M_Mod_Shot, bypassing bgbba who was Deputy in both instances.
Under the 2nd Charter, the office of Deputy Alcuahtl did not exist.
In addition to the Alcuahtl, the nation is governed by elected councillors, the number of which varies depending on circumstance. Councillors are citizens periodically elected to their position and hold limited executive authority.
Under the 1st Charter, the Council acted as judiciary, legislature, and executive in the Yoahtl government. In most cases, the Alcuahtl could veto decisions of a councillor or councillors, but not decisions of a unanimous council.
Under the 2nd Charter, the elected Council did not exist. Instead, the Alcuahtl appointed Olotics to hold offices under the Alcuahtl's otherwise absolute executive authority. The 2nd Charter also transferred the Council's legislative role to a direct democracy, and the judiciary was made independent under the High Justice (although an Olotic would still serve as judge in a given case).
Under the 3rd Charter, the elected Council was restored but not its legislative or judicial powers. Since the passing of the 3rd charter, much of the councils legislative and judicial ability was restored, but generally law passed by petition is more highly regarded than law passed by the council.
The judiciary system of Yoahtl is handled on discord or reddit. If a crime occurs on Yoahtlan territory, against a Yoahtlan citizen or a case is referred to us given special interest then by law the judicial system must handle it. The Chief Justice of the Yoahtlan courts is SpaceVolcano, who will first hear the case and decide if the case will be taken up or not. If the case is to be taken up, one of the councilors, generally one with little conflicting interest in the case, will be appointed as the judge. After the case is finished, the councilor will state the verdict. If the verdict is appealed, then the Chief Justice directly will hear the case and decide on the appeal or not.
The Ololtic is the primary Legislative body of Yoahtl, as citizens of Yoahtl are also the Oltoltic, any public proposals made require a huge amount of public support to pass. Two-thirds of the active citizenry of Yoahtl must vote in the affirmative for a public proposal in order for it to pass. For this reason, proposal law is held in the highest regard in Yoahtl. The council's law is also fairly highly regarded, but is also limited in what can be passed. Amendments to the charter require a proposal law to be passed, and 2/3rds of the council must be in agreement for there to be a declaration or war passed and for territorial acquisition. As a result of this, most of the councilors have responsibilities outside of the legislature. This includes bastion production, building dereliction, auditing, and public relations.