Terms and Conditions.
Because I forgot to make this earlier and I don't want to put it all in my actual description...
09/12/2022 02:40 am
Updated: 11/16/2022 04:29 am
Welcome to the Republic of Luna! Here's some information about the nation and its history, government and policies. I meant to make this ages ago, but here it is anyway!
This will be updated frequently as things happen (historical events, government changes, etc.).
The current President is Cressida Arpina (Democratic Party).
The Vice President is Aurelia Aquilla (also Democratic Party).
The Lunar Parliament currently has 20 members, with a representative number from each party. Members of the Parliament serve four-year terms and vote on major governmental decisions.
The current political breakdown of the Parliament consists of:
6 members of the Conservative Party
8 members of the Democratic Party
6 members of the Socialist Party
Lily R. Aquilla (2058-2080): Regarded as the first leader of the nation after the collapse of the old dictatorship, Aquilla led Luna through hard times before her resignation in 2080 due to pressure from hostile nations.
Ari Valoris: After Aquilla's resignation, Valoris became the President, but chose to leave the presidency when they found out about the Aquilla's death in late 2080. Their resignation and disappearance (they have since returned to the nation) led to the creation of the Triumvirate, a group that failed miserably to govern.
"The Triumvirate": Composed of three presidential candidates -- Cressida Arpina (Democratic Party), Freya Archer (Conservative Party) and Lucian Frost (Socialist Party) -- after Valoris' disappearance (and, later, return), the Triumvirate was regarded as a massive failure due to the ideological differences between the candidates leading to decisions being incredibly difficult. This group was formed entirely from a need for some sort of leadership after certain catastrophic events led to a situation where political/governmental collapse was imminent.
Early 2076: As citizens grow unhappy with Emperor Lucian Janus' brutal regime, a revolution begins to rise. Led by Lily Raine Aquilla, who will later become Luna's first President, the revolution overtakes the autocracy, beginning a new era: the Lunar Democracy. Aquilla is chosen as the first President by a landslide, resulting in a lack of a formal election.
Mid-2079: Luna holds their first-ever formal presidential election. Aquilla wins for her second term, and Ari Valoris is elected Vice President due to having the second-highest number of votes.
Throughout 2079: Luna allies with the Furry Empire and provides both military and economic assistance to them, garnering both support from certain nations and animosity from others.
Late 2079: Luna becomes a member of the North American Defense Pact.
Early to mid 2080: Luna is involved with a major world conflict between Nova Mundus and their allies, and the NADP. While they are the ones who declared the initial war, they also repeatedly ask for peace.
April 14, 2080: President Aquilla resigns due to a major national crisis; Valoris becomes the new President.
June 2, 2080: Luna signs the Treaty of Calarie, which states that the NADP and other similar pacts will disband to avoid wars like the NADP-AFC war, but maintains alliances and relations with members of the NADP.
Late 2080: Luna is involved in a war to defend their closest allies in the Caribbean.
Dec. 22, 2080: Valoris announces their intent to leave the presidency; all three presidential candidates are asked to temporarily share the leadership position.
Jan. 3, 2081: Cressida Arpina is elected President.
Sept. 2081: Luna declares war on Guoryou.
Oct. 2081: The war ends in white peace after massive damage to all nations involved.
that was difficult to make... anyway, the green things are the forest (the Stygian Wildwood) and the triangles/spikes are mountain ranges
All citizens are granted the same rights, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, nationality or anything else.
The legal voting age is 16.
Travel in and out of the nation is always permitted UNLESS the government has deemed a travel ban necessary due to a health crisis or other state of emergency.
Freedom of speech: anyone can speak and criticize the government freely as long as it doesn't incite violence or pose a threat to national security.
Freedom of religion: Luna is completely secular; religion can be practiced in any non-destructive and peaceful way. The government is not allowed to endorse or mandate a certain religion either.
Full freedom of the press is granted -- the media has every right to criticize Luna's government as well. However, defamation of an individual or a group is not allowed and can lead to legal action.
Luna has very strict gun control laws; civilian ownership of firearms is prohibited.
Single-use plastics are banned (and no intentionally dumping them in our waters, to certain hostile nations -- I can't believe I actually had to specify that one).
National Plant: Stygian Ivy (Hedera stygia)
Luna has a species of ivy growing almost exclusively in the Stygian Wildwood that is extremely cold-tolerant and highly endangered within the world. Native to the area, the plant was once prevalent throughout Luna and its surroundings, but its high sensitivity to radiation seems to have caused massive damage, and it is mostly only found in the Wildwood now due to the wilderness being mostly safe from war and radiation.
National Animal: Barred Owl (Strix varia)
While the phoenix is regarded as a national symbol, the nation's actual national animal is also a bird -- the barred owl. In ancient Greek mythology, the owl was the symbol of Athena, the goddess of wisdom. Owls are frequently found in Luna, especially in the Stygian Wildwood, and birds are a major part of legends from ancient civilizations in what is modern-day Luna.
National Anthem: CURRENTLY UNTITLED, please help me come up with names for this...
(this section is also in progress)
I don't have saved copies of any flags older than these, so these are the only five that will be here for now!
Well, that's all I have to add to this for now. I'll probably update it later if we have any more major events/policy changes or anything like that. Again, I've been meaning to make this for a while because I don't want to put it all in my nation description, so here it is!