Direct democracy in Maredoratica

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History

Direct democracy dates back to prehistoric Alisnan fleckenwalder culture; there are numerous examples of collective decision-making in Alisnan cultures, which evolved with a number of antiquitical Alisnan pantheons. Collective decision making survived into the Christian era and into the modern day, forming the basis for numerous political systems, both within and outside of Alisna.

Examples

Morieux

The tradition of direct democracy in Morieux dates back to early Morivi city-states, namely the Ausci Republic, which functioned through public votes on all matters of government and politics. This tradition informed the political writings of many pre-Revolution philosophers. Direct democracy has been enshrined in the Morivaine constitution in the form of popular referendums on major legislative issues.

Pollona

Pollona's history with direct democracy originated with Popular Assemblies, large public gatherings held in alpine cities. The first recorded assembly met in the town of Tschkin in 1244. In the Moravian era, Legal Populism incorporated Pollonan traditions of direct democracy with the rule of law. Direct democracy is a feature of all modern Pollonan states, authorizing legislative vetoes and public referenda. Article 15 of the Pollonan constitution vests national sovereignty with the people; Article 82 requires a referendum to be held before any constitutional amendment is ratified.

Prekonate

The first Kirilic settlers carried the institution of več (Old Kirilic: вѣштє), a type of early popular assembly, to Prekonate. Prekonate's modern political system incorporates the več as the primary unit of local government. Večs are vested with broad law-making powers, limited only by the national legislature and the country's constitution.

Valcluse

Valcluse does not enshrine direct democracy within either of its two governing documents: the Constitution of Valcluse and the Loi sur la fédération du Valcluse, 1904. Instead, direct democracy is legislated through the Loi fédérale sur des plébiscites, 1924, which guarantees the right of petition in Valclusian law. The law also outlines the procedures in which referendums are initiated at a federal level. At a provincial level, direct democracy is enshrined in some constitutions of Valcluse's provinces. Referendums in this instance are typically included on ballots during provincial elections although certain issues can be voted on independently. Recall elections are governed by Valcluse's electoral laws, with recall elections allowed at federal, provincial and municipal elections.

Varnia

Varnia has a mixed system of direct democracy and representative democracy. Article 3 of the constitution of Varnia declares that "the power of the Republic resides essentially in its citizens" and that no one can have authority that does not "emanate expressly from it". While the majority of Varnian legislation is done by the National Conference, which is responsible for oversight of the government and controlling the national budget, the constitution opens for the right of public initiative. Any proposal that attains 300,000 signatures within 18 months of its publication must be put to a referendum.


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