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The Treaty of Brunswick, developed over the course of the late 1880s and signed in 1891, is a series of documents which unified the German states in Europe. Primarily created by Bavaria, Hamburg, and Oldenburg, the Treaty set terms for the political and legal state of the united Germany, and outlined the legislature and executive branch of the country as well.

The fundamental goal of the Treaty, and unification in general, was to preserve the individual societies and cultures of Bavaria, Hamburg, and Oldenburg. Because of this goal, the ancient Holy Roman Empire was allowed to still exist, as were the monarchies of many northern countries, while in the south, Bavaro-Germany held onto its liberal, democratic ways of government.

Terms

Section 1: Administrative Divisions and their designations

  • A: There will be twelve (12) administrative divisions in the United Commonwealth of Germany (official name).
  • B: They will be: Bavaria (BV), Venezia (VZ), Austria (AU), Brandenburg (BG), Pomerania (PO), Prussia (PR), Hamburg-Mecklenburg (HM), Hanover (HV), Rhineland-Westphalia (RW), Oldenburg (OG), Bremen (BM), and Kuba (KB).
  • C: In order to preserve the political nature of each region, hereby named Commonwealth, there will be the distinction of Commonwealth Kingdom, Commonwealth Duchy, and Commonwealth State.
  • D: Commonwealth Kingdoms will consist of Hamburg-Mecklenburg, Hanover, Rhineland-Westphalia, Prussia, and Kuba.
  • E: Commonwealth Duchies will consist of Oldenburg.
  • F: Commonwealth States will consist of Bavaria, Venezia, Austria, Brandenburg, Pomerania, and Bremen.

Section 2: Survival of the Holy Roman Empire

  • A: In order to preserve the history and culture of the Holy Roman Empire, it will be allowed to survive, but not as an official part of the United Commonwealth of Germany. Instead, it will retain its current borders, and function the same as it does now, but as a semi-independent instiution.
  • B: The seat of Holy Roman Emperor will remain, and it will continue to be an elective seat.

Section 3: Legislature and Judiciary

  • A: The United Commonwealth of Germany will host a national, tricameral legislature, known as a Diet, and will be composed of an Assembly, Senate, and House of Electors.
  • B: The Assembly will consist of citizens elected from various districts around the country. The number of delegates or assemblymen that any district can send to the Assembly is based on the population of said district. In simple terms, a district with a higher population will send more assemblymen, while a district with a lower population will send fewer assemblymen.
    • B.1: Assemblymen will have the power to draft tax laws and pass any other piece of legislation, provided it circulates through the Assembly and Senate.
    • B.2: Assemblymen will serve three year terms, beginning in 1896, infinitely renewable.
  • C: The Senate will consist of citizens or nobles from each of the above-designated Commonwealths (sec.1) in Germany. Each Commonwealth will send two people to serve in the Senate. Commonwealth Kingdoms and Commonwealth Duchies will appoint Senators, through their respective heads of state, while Commonwealth States will popularly elect senators.
    • C.1: Senators have the power to declare war, draft treaties, approve Chancellor cabinet appoints, and bestow noble titles upon the citizenry. They will also be able to pass any other piece of legislation, provided it circulates through the Assembly and Senate.
      • C.1.2: The power to bestow nobility on citizens will primarily be to allow them to be eligible for HRE election.
      • C.1.3: Nobles in Commonwealth States will not be landed, and they will only receive nominal titles and a federal income. The lands on which they do resign will not be noble lands, but regular private land that will not be automatically hereditary.
      • C.1.4: Nobles in Commonwealth Kingdoms or Duchies may or may not be landed, depending on the actions of the said Senator.
    • C.2: Senators will serve four year terms, beginning in 1896, infinitely renewable. Democratic senators will have to campaign for re-election if they so wish, while appointed senators will have to request to be reappointed for more terms.
  • D: The House of Electors will consist of one citizen or noble from each special regions in Germany. These regions will not be synonymous with the above-designed Commonwealths (sec.1).
    • D.1: Instead, there will be special electoral districts, which will individually send one elector to the House of Electors. They consist of: Bavaria, Austria, Swabia, Saxony, Brandenburg, Rhineland, Hamburg, Mecklenburg, Oldenburg, and Bremen.
    • D.2: They will be distinguished as either Democratic Electors, Kingdom Electors, or Ducal Electors.
    • D.3: Democratic Electors popularly elect one elector. Democratic Electors include Bavaria, Austria, Swabia, Saxony, and Brandenburg.
    • D.4: Kingdom Electors appoint one elector. Kingdom Electors include Hamburg, Mecklenburg, and Rhineland.
    • D.5: Ducal Electors appoint one elector. Ducal Electors include Oldenburg.
    • D.6: Electors will serve six year terms, beginning in 1896, infinitely renewable. Democratic electors will have to campaign for election if they so wish, while appointed electors will have to request to be reappointed for more terms.
    • D.7: In Summation: There will be a total of nine electors. Five elected; Four appointed.
  • E: In the Judiciary, A Federal Commonwealth Court will be established.
    • E.1: The Federal Commonwealth Court will be headed by the High Court of Germany, and will oversee a collection of various appellate courts in the country. The Federal Commonwealth Court may take on cases of its own.
    • E.2: The High Court will have the power to judge the legality of any act passed by the Diet, or any Commonwealth legislature, and any order or edict passed by the Holy Roman Emperor, Chancellor, or any Commonwealth leader.
    • E.3: The High Court will be composed of nine judges from around the country.

Section 4: Executive Leadership

  • A: The United Commonwealth of Germany will be led by two people: A head of state, and a head of government.
  • B: The Head of State will be a position synonymous with the Holy Roman Emperor. They will be elected by the House of Electors (sec3.D)
    • B.1: The Holy Roman Emperor will serve his or her position until their death. Upon their death, the House of Electors, of which there will be nine members, will convene to elect a new Emperor. Emperors must be of noble blood.
    • B.2: The Holy Roman Emperor will be crowned in Frankfurt, and their ceremonial seat will be in this location as well.
  • C: The Head of Government will be a position known as Chancellor, and they will be popularly elected by all voting-eligibile citizens in Germany.
    • C.1: The Chancellor will serve five year terms, beginning in 1896, infinitely renewable. The Chancellor will have to campaign for re-election if they so wish.
    • C.2: A Vice-Chancellor will be elected on the same ticket as a Chancellor. The Vice-Chancellor will serve as second-in-command to the Chancellor, and will succeed the Chancellor if he cannot fulfill his duties, due to death, illness, or resignation.

Section 5: Military

  • A: Each Commonwealth will maintain their own regional militaries and armed forces.
  • B: The National Government will not host a united military during peacetime, but in times of war and conflict, the various Commonwealth militaries will be consolidated into a single armed forces.
  • C: To oversee the regional militaries, and to take control of them during times of war, a Federal Military Staff organization will exist.
    • The Federal Military Staff will be headed by a council of military officers from each commonwealth.

Section 6: Currency

  • A: The United Commonwealth of Germany will create and utilize a united currency, which will be known as the United Reichstaler. Each Commonwealth will similarly use this currency.

Section 7: Capital

  • A: The United Commonwealth of Germany will construct a new city to serve as a national Capital. This new capital will be named Marystadt (or, Mariastadt)
  • B: Marystadt will be constructed at the confluence of the Weser, Werra, and Fulda Rivers. It will be close to the current small-town of Munden.
  • C: Marystadt will thusly incorporate Muden into its city boundaries.
  • D: Marystadt will not be apart of any Commonwealth. Rather, the borders of its city-limits will form an independent federal area, and will hereby be known as the Capital District.
  • E: Marystadt will be home to the Chancellor's official residence and office, as well as the official seat of the Diet and Federal Commonwealth Court.

Section 8: Autonomy of Agencies, Organizations, and Unions

  • A: Various agencies, organization, and unions which have existed before unification may be permitted to exist and function after unification as well, so long as they do not conflict or threaten with the federal commonwealth government. These organizations include the Holy Roman Empire, the Catholic Church, various monastic and knightly orders, trade unions, political parties, and many more collectives.

Section 9: Effective Unification

  • A: Upon passage of this Treaty, German Unification, and the creation of the United Commonwealth of Germany, will become effective on October 9, 1895.
  • B: The above date notes when the ancient King Charlemagne first became King of the Franks in the year 768. The Frankish Kingdom is one of the earliest German nations, and represents a cultural, societal, and historical connection to all Germans alive.

Amendments

Section 10: Amendments and Additions to the Treaty

  • A: This Treaty of Brunswick is recognized as the de-facto constitution of the United Commonwealth of Germany, and thus, Assemblymen and Senators are allowed to draft, vote on, and pass amendments to the Treaty.

Section 11: Amendments to Administrative Divisions and Commonwealths

  • A: Section 1.A will be amended to hereby read the following: There will be thirteen (13) administrative divisions in the United Commonwealth of Germany (official name).
  • B: Section 1.B will be amended to hereby read the following: They will be: Bavaria (BV), Venezia (VZ), Austria (AU), Brandenburg (BG), Pomerania (PO), Prussia (PR), Hamburg-Mecklenburg (HM), Hanover (HV), Rhineland-Westphalia (RW), Oldenburg (OG), Bremen (BM), Kuba (KB), and Neu Norderney (ND).
  • C: Section 1.C will be amended to hereby read the following: In order to preserve the political nature of each region, hereby named Commonwealth, there will be the distinction of Commonwealth Kingdom, Commonwealth Duchy, Commonwealth Lordship and Commonwealth State.
  • D: There will be an addendum concerning Section 1, and it will hereby read: Commonwealth Lordships will consist of Neu Norderney.
  • E: Date amendment drafted: 1900. Date Effective: 1901.

Section 12: Amendment on Elector Voting in the House of Electors

  • A: There will be an addendum concerning Section 3.D, and it will hereby read: A supermajority of the nine (9) electors will be required to vote in a new King of the Germans. This supermajority will hereby be 60%.
  • B: Date amendment drafted: 1901. Date Effective: 1901.

Section 13: Further Amendments to Administrative Divisions and Commonwealths

  • A: Section 1.A will be amended to hereby read the following: There will be seventeen (17) administrative divisions in the United Commonwealth of Germany (official name).
  • B: Section 1.B will be amended to hereby read the following: They will be: Bavaria (BV), Venezia (VZ), Austria (AU), Brandenburg (BG), Pomerania (PO), Saxony (SX), Swabia (SW), Prussia (PR), Hamburg-Mecklenburg (HM), Hanover (HV), Rhineland (RH), Westphalia (WP), Oldenburg (OG), Bremen (BM), Kuba (KB), and Neu Norderney (ND).
  • C: Section 1.F will be amended to hereby read the following: Commonwealth States will consist of Bavaria, Venezia, Austria, Brandenburg, Pomerania, Saxony, Swabia, and Bremen.
  • D: This section, Section 13, will hereby succeed Section 11 and Section 1, as the official description and numeration of the Commonwealths in the United Commonwealth of Germany.
  • E: Date amendment drafted: 1901. Date Effective: 1902.

Signatures

Please include the person signing, their position, and whatever year it is in game when you sign this treaty.

  • The Federal Commonwealth of Germany: Markus Helenkamp, Chancellor. Year signed: 1891. Cookiedamage (talk)
  • The United German Kingdoms: Mary von Hamburg, By the Grace of God, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Hamburg, King of Hanover, King of Prussia, King of Westphalia, King of Kuba, King of New Rugia, Defender of the Realm and its People. Signed in 1891 I am that guy (talk)
  • The Duchy of Oldenburg: Dietrich III, Duke of Oldenburg. Signed in the Year of Our Lord 1891. Callumthered (talk) 21:56, June 7, 2015 (UTC)
  • Other German States (Mod Signature): SkyGreen24 09:35, June 7, 2015 (UTC) Year signed: 1891
  • The Lordship of Neu Norderney: Conrad VIII, Lord of Neu Norderney. Signed in the Year of our Lord, 1901. Callumthered (talk) 12:38, June 17, 2015 (UTC)

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