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The United Gallican Republic (often refered to simply as Gallica) is a country in Western Europe.
After the declaration of the French Republic in 1792, the country went through a period of instability, having to deal with internal factional conflicts as well as quickly weakening government`s control. To remedy to the situation, a group of politicians lead by ex-Director Sieyès staged a coup in 1799 that saw the creation of a more stable form a government under the direction of what came to be known as "Sieyès' Constitution".
As a symbol of the new direction taken by the country, a break with the past was made by renaming the country "The United Gallican Republic".
The various overseas departments were, starting in the 1950s, granted autonomy (as Territorial Collectivities within the Gallican Union) or outright independence (with or without economical ties to the Gallican Republic). With each passing years, the Territorial Collectivities have ammased more and more powers until their subordination within the Union is now more one related to traditions then to actual facts.
Every citizen over the age of 21 may vote and/or present him or herself on a communal list. From this list, a tenth are elected from amongst themselves to a departmental list, and from this list, another tenth are elected to the national list. From each of these lists, peoples are named to various posts within the state apparatus with the approbation of the Great Elector.
The Great Elector is name for life by the College of Conservator, which is composed of life members recruted through cooptation (based on lists submited by the Legislative Corps, the tribunat and the council of state). The college could revoke the Great Elector's position if he was found to have acted against the country's best interest.
Legislative power belongs to the Legislative Corps (composed of members taken from the National List) but could only act when submited a project by the Council of State (the government) or by the Tribunat (representing the people). The executive power was held by the Ministers from the Government Council of Foreign Affairs (army, navy, diplomacy, etc...) and the Government Council of Internal Affairs (administration, roadworks, religion, etc...).
One fifth of the lists is voted on every years meaning that each electoral division vote once every five years.
The Gallican Republic is bordered to the south by the Iberian republic, to the west by the atlantic ocean, to the north-east by the Batavian and the Cisrhenian republics and to the south-east by the Helvetic, Cisalpine and Ligurian republics.