Constitution of the Netherlands

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Preamble

The Congress of the Netherlands

Observing that the citizens of the Netherlands have of their own free will declared to accept this new legal order, wherein all rights and duties of the citizens of the Netherlands have been laid down;
has decided, in joint deliberation, to lay down the Lawbook of the Netherlands as further established.

Article 1 – Citizenship of the Netherlands

  • 1. Anyone with legal in-game eDutch citizenship or Expatriate status is considered a citizen of the Netherlands.
  • 2. All citizens of the Netherlands are subject to all laws as laid down in the Lawbook of the Netherlands.
  • 3. Honorary citizenship, Expatriate status or Foreign resident ship of the Netherlands can be awarded as laid down in Chapter II, Article 17 of the Lawbook of the Netherlands.

Article 2 – Official languages of the Netherlands

  • 1. The official languages of the Netherlands are Dutch and English.
  • 2. Dutch and English are equal.
  • 3. All laws will be drawn up in Dutch and English.
  • 4. In case of a dispute regarding the interpretation of the texts in the Lawbook of the Netherlands, the texts of the English version of the Lawbook will be leading.

Article 3 – Congress of the Netherlands

  • 1. The Congress of the Netherlands is chosen in-game.
  • 2. The Congress of the Netherlands writes the laws of the Netherlands.
  • 3. All state institutions of the Netherlands are subject to the authority of the Congress of the Netherlands.
  • 4. Laws have no retroactive power.
  • 5. The rights and powers of the Congress of the Netherlands have been laid down in Chapter II of the Lawbook of Netherlands.

Article 4 – Country President and Government of the Netherlands

  • 1. The Country President of the Netherlands is elected in-game.
  • 2. The Country President of the Netherlands is the head of the Government of the Netherlands and the supreme commander of the Armed Forces of the Netherlands. He can't, however, appoint a new DAF Commander without congressional approval
  • 3. The Country President of the Netherlands appoints the other members of the Government of the Netherlands.
  • 4. The Government of the Netherlands is responsible for the daily management of the Netherlands.
  • 5. The rights and powers of the Government of the Netherlands have been laid down in Chapter III of the Law Book of the Netherlands.

Article 5 – Keykeeper of the Netherlands

  • 1. The Keykeeper of the Netherlands is appointed by the government of the Netherlands, in accordance with the Congress of the Netherlands, as laid down in Chapter IV of the Lawbook of Netherlands.
  • 2. The rights and powers of the keykeeper of the Netherlands have been laid down in Chapter IV of the Lawbook of Netherlands.

Article 6 - Dictator of the Netherlands

  • 1. The Dictator of the Netherlands is appointed by the Congress of the Netherlands, as laid down in Chapter VI of the Lawbook of the Netherlands.
  • 2. The rights and powers of the Dictator of the Netherlands have been laid down in Chapter VI of the Lawbook of the Netherlands.

Article 7 – Treasury of the Netherlands

  • 1. The Treasury of the Netherlands consists of all currencies, companies, and organizations owned by the Netherlands.
  • 2. The Treasury of the Netherlands is owned by all citizens of the Netherlands. The Treasury is thus owned by all and by none. No single citizen can claim a part of the Treasury.
  • 3. The Treasury of the Netherlands is managed by the Government of the Netherlands.

Article 8 – Constitutional amendments

  • 1. Amendments to Chapter I of the Lawbook of the Netherlands can be passed through either a vote by the Congress of the Netherlands or a referendum among all citizens of the Netherlands.
  • 2. Amendments made through a vote by the Congress of the Netherlands follow the rules as laid down in Chapter II, Article 8 and Article 9 of the Lawbook of the Netherlands, with the exception that a constitutional amendment requires 75% of all votes to be cast in favour, and needs to be accepted by the Netherlands Congress twice, during two subsequent Congress terms, in order to pass.
  • 3. Amendments made through a referendum follow the rules as laid down in Chapter II, Article 14 of the Lawbook of Netherlands, with the exception that a constitutional amendment requires 66% of all votes to be cast in favour in order to pass.
  • 4. Once a constitutional amendment has been passed, the Chairman of Congress of the Netherlands will review Chapter I of the Lawbook of the Netherlands on issues of grammar, spelling, and consistency.


Amendments


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