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Regional Committee is organisation.

Overview[]

One of Seward's greatest changes, and possibly the single thing that saved the United States from falling into total anarchy, was the creation of the Regional Committees. The Regional Committees originally came out of the MIC's attempts to create the COG system used today. The MIC discovered that certain areas of the U.S. could be effectively grouped by certain boundaries, where each region contained a major base for each of the armed services. A young Captain in the MIC also noticed that in addition to military control, each section by pure chance happened to be able to feed itself, and for that matter held many of the same political and social views as well. This young woman would later go on to become the Secretary of the Interior, and Seward adopted her plan of "Government by Combined Interest."

Each region has a single member, or Consul, on the Committee. The free states were given a single seat and a Consul, and the representative is chosen by the Free States Board. Instead of being the Pro-Tempore President of the Senate, the Vice President is called the Proconsul. Consuls are elected by popular vote. In order to declare war the President is required to present his case for action to the Regional Committee. If the Committee deadlocks, then the President may appeal to the Senate. Effectively, the Committee replaces the myriad committees of the old Congress. Consuls serve a term of four years and may not be re-elected. All other elected members of the federal government serve for four years, and may be reelected for another term. In recent years, the corporations have been attempting to get puppets elected to the committee. So far, none have managed to win. The current President is considering a bill to ban all Corporate-backed campaign efforts.[1]

References[]

  1. MACDONALD, M. Home of the Brave. 1st ed. Berkeley CA: R. Talsorian Games. 1992 (pg.48-49)
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