A Geographic Capital Unit, also known as “GCU” or more popularly, “Capital”, is a political community comprised by a group of people residing under a geographically-defined area. It is a partially sovereign entity under the single Primunum Global Government (PGG).
The Geographic confines of a single GCU is laid-out by the Legislature of the PGG. The main guidelines in determining the jurisdictional boundaries of a GCU are the population count, the amount of collectible resources, the presence of industry, and a consideration for historical relevance.
There are currently 1046 GCU’s.
Post-World War Three
After the Third World War and the defeat of several Asian Nations to the overall might of the Americas and Europe, the Primunum Global Government was established. As part of the framers’ intention to give certain political powers to subdivided areas in order to make governance on a global scale possible, the GCU system was adopted.
A primary consideration used for determining which areas would become a GCU was the pre-war capital states of each nation. Almost all of the American countries branded their capital municipalities as GCU’s, along with many European nations, and other countries that did not participate, or were unaffected by the war. Most of the redistribution of political jurisdiction were done mainly to those ravaged by the war, like China and North Korea. The Southern Sahara Dessert and countries below it was not considered for a Capital Unit
Naming of Capitals
Theoretically, any name can be given by the PGG to a GCU as there is no specific mandate regarding naming practice under the Constitution of the World. However, as part of the PGG’s philosophy of removing boundaries between nations before the war, country names were never used as they supposedly symbolized segregation of the people. Hence, the names of their capitals were used in order to maintain the historical existence of this GCU’s, and at the same time displacing the prewar capitals from a segregated Nation setting, into the Primunum Global Government’s authority.
From the day of the PGG’s conception up to the present, the GCU system has remained in effect for at least a hundred years, with a total of 297 new units having been added to the original 749 units.
GCU’s exercise partial sovereignty from the PGG in certain aspects. Generally, policy creations and Capital activities are handled independently by each Capital without the need for Global Concurrence, as long as such declarations and policies are in line with the Constitution of the World.
Some specific acts listed in the Constitution of the World strictly require concurrence from relevant offices in the PGG. Some of these are:
- Acts that affect the Economy of Trade, for
example, must first be endorsed and approved by the Legislative Tricameral Committee, before being sent for confirmation to the World Watchers.
- Acts relating to a change in GCU profiles, like
the Capital name or area scope, must be proposed by the people at large to the Capital Government, before being sent to the Legislative and the World Watchers.
- Laws and policies that would affect Deena freedom
of use cannot come from GCU’s, but they can propose it directly to the World Watchers, given that there be sufficient factual basis.
GCU’s are primarily and independently responsible for Capital institutions, such as local businesses, public utilities, educational facilities, and other relevant industries, in order to ensure that the specific populace catered to by a Capital are given the proper governance by a body presumed to know what their people need and want.
GCU’s must adhere to the PGG Justice system. Administrative cases are usually handled by the Internal Global Government Department, while civil and criminal cases must originate from the proper Capital Courts of Justice. Cases that involve local interest may be elevated up until the Capital Appeal Court, while cases that involve Global Interest, and petitions involving the Constitutionality of Political Acts must reach the High Arbitrators, decisions of which are to be reviewed by the World Watchers, and if necessary, also redecided by them.
The highest authority in a GCU is the Capital Governor, elected by the people at large. He/she has authority over all Capital agencies and PGG Capital subdivisions of Government Departments.
The Governor has the power of the executive, making sure that the laws are faithfully executed in the Capital, and the power of Quasi-Legislation, in adherence to the partial sovereignty granted to GCU’s by the Constitution.
GCU’s also have a Capital Representative, also elected by the people at large, who exercises authority in the PGG Legislature, though he/she is mainly regarded as an equal of the Governor.
Next to the Governor in authority is the Vice Governor, the Councilors, and lastly, the Area Chiefs.
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