|The Senate and Holy Kingdom of Khornera
|Motto: Fiat justitia ruat caelum|
|Anthem: The Dominus Protects|
The Crownlands (green) in Orda (grey)
|Official languages||Khorneran, Fleurentine|
|Recognised national languages||Grizensprach|
|Government||Semi-Constitutional federal Monarchy|
|-||Prime Minister||Decius Florenze|
|-||Upper house||Imperial Senate|
|-||Lower house||Curia Plebis|
|-||Total||$ 2.84 trillion|
|Drives on the||left|
The Senate and Holy Kingdom of Khornera, commonly called Khornera or sometimes called the Crownlands, is a theocratic monarchy in central Orda. Khornera is the centre of the Dominate. Although its territory has waxed and waned over the centuries, it is one of the oldest states in Orda.
After the end of the Endwar, a short period of working class unrest led to the introduction of universal suffrage and the revised constitution of 1950, which changed the electoral system to be more proportionate.
The influx of a large new electorate coupled with bitter resentment over the outcome of the Endwar led to a major political shift. In the 1951 elections the Imperial Fascist Party became the largest party in parliament with 134 out of the 300 available seats. It entered into a coalition with the Unionist Party, gaining the office of Minister-President. Under the Fascist Party, the capabilities of the security apparatus and police forces were expanded in order to crack down on those groups held responsible for the outcome of the Endwar. Trade unionists and other left-wing elements found themselves under heavy scrutiny, in some cases leading to arrests. Christians and Anglians as well were persecuted, with special 'taxes' being placed on these groups, leading to an exodus.
The Fascist Party implemented an unprecedented economic reform plan, investing heavily in the rebuilding of industries damaged during the war in exchange for government shares in industry. Soldiers that returned from the Endwar were offered a state-funded education and were employed in the growing public sector. These initiatives were funded by the abandoning of the gold standard and loans taken from domestic banks. Government was centralised and a nationalist curriculum was implemented.
The Imperial Fascist Party would eventually split in 1968 following internal disputes between moderates and hardliners.
Khornera's legislative branch is composed of two houses. The Curia Plebis acting as the lower house, and the Senate acting as the upper house.
The Curia Plebis is directly elected every five years, or earlier if parliament is disbanded by the Dominus. Representatives are elected through a system of proportional representation, and have immunity from legal prosecution (which can be revoked by the Dominus alone). All votes happen following a simple majority. It can propose laws and amend laws. Notably, its power is limited in that it cannot ratify international treaties or approve the budget, which are both prerogatives of the Senate. In order to be elected a candidate must nominally have been inducted into the Glorian Cult, and must be at least 25 years of age.
The Senate meanwhile consists of 210 members. Of these members, 70 seats represent the aristocracy, whom are appointed by imperial decree. 70 seats represent the clergy, similarly appointed by imperial decree. The remaining 70 seats however, are appointed by the regional governments of the constituent provinces of Khornera, whom are appointed once every three years. These regional representatives must have at least five years experience serving either in the Curia Plebis, the cabinet, or regional legislatures or governments. The Senate can propose and amend laws, but any amendments and proposals must then be approved by the Curia Plebis. Similarly, any laws proposed by the Curia Plebis must also be approved by the Senate. Notably, the Senate has sole legislative authority over the budget and ratification of treaties.
Once a law has been approved by both the Curia and the Senate, it is passed on to the Privy Council, who makes an official recommendation. While non-binding, a strongly negative advise is almost universally a death blow to the proposed law. After the recommendation, the Prime Minister has to sign the law for it to go into effect.
|Political Party Name||Seats in the Senate||Ideology||Alignment|
|National Royalist Party||Social Conservativism, nationalism, monarchism||Government|
|Glorian Union||Clericalism, theodemocracy, social conservativism||Government|
|Faith and Fury||Ultranationalism, clericalism, monarchism, anti-Vandism||Unaligned|
|Centre Party||federalism, liberal conservativism||Opposition|
|Imperial Workers' Party||social democracy||Opposition|
The executive branch is nominally headed by the Dominus. Though a constitutional monarchies in the sense that the Dominus' power is defined by law, he nevertheless wields considerably more power than in most Ordic monarchies. The Dominus may propose and veto legislation, dissolve parliament, appoint ministers, and can declare a state of emergency. In practice however, the Dominus leaves most political matters to be handled by the head of government: the Prime Minister. The Dominus has great liberty at appointing a Prime Minister however, with parliament playing no official role in this process. The position of the Dominus is sacrosanct and he is also the sovereign head of the Imperial Cult of Jupiter.