Scenario: After the events that transpired in 2014 that made a Constitutional Convention necessary, a remaining skeleton of the US Government still exists. It is termed "ProvGov", short for Provisional Government. It is currently waiting for the Convention to finish, as to set up a new Government for the people, by the people, of the people.
Anarchists and terrorists still occupy the land.
Pentagon: the Military, scattered
Congress: howbeit, severely reduced
What Remains Not:
Presidential Office: currently empty
the Cabinet: abolished
CIA and FBI
National Rifle Association
United Nations moved out of NY to Geneva, Switzerland.
Major Nations of the World(and how they relate to us):
Israel ~ diplomacy
China ~various, mainly economy
N. Korea ~ nuclear security
European Union ~ economy
Russia ~ various
Saudi Arabia ~ oil
Mexico ~ immigration issues, drug traffic
ProvGov consists of both Houses of Congress in a somewhat eternal Joint-ish Session/Conference Committee until the Convention finishes.
Starting Test Budget: $1 Billion
Another Agenda List!
1. Election of the Speaker of the House - Complete
2. Test Legislative Process (proposing bills, [small] committees, floor action, law enactment) - Complete
3. Test Legislation Effects (implementation, bureaucratic entropy) - UNFINISHED
1. News Media
2. Lobbyists + Lobbying
State of the Nation:
The ProvGov is barely holding anarchy back. Crime rates are twice as they are now(whatever the current percentage is).
Some want to keep ProvGov as it is, and resist the Convention proceedings.
ProvGov as a whole almost refuses blatantly to discuss foreign issues, if at all. The general consensus is the focus should be on the rebuilding of America.
How this may work:
We will elect ourselves in Congress and whatnot. We may take multiple positions at the same time, due to lack of members.
A year in Mock office is equal to a month of real time. Once a term ends, a member is eligible for another position.
(ex: "Sam" is first elected in the House. His term ends. He is eligible to run for Senate, Presidency, but not the House until his new term in the new office expires.)
Election by the populace will be randomized, and is affected by campaigns, media, etc.
Lobbying and internal partisan politics is by PM.
I envision there to be different threads for different branches for the coming Government. As only the Congress exists in ProGov, it will only take this thread.
I also suspect that we will need the manpower of the CP! Forums to maintain the coming one.
A member of the forums is equal to their state's apportionment. Meaning if one is elected to the Senate from their state, his vote would count as two, since two Senators come from each state. If he is elected to the House, he will be equal to how many Representatives that state has. This is to simplify matters.
Issues will be presented by a Congressman, whether a member of the forums or a fictional one. There will be a debate or whatever, and a vote to finalize the legislation. Issues will come from daily news. (ex.: CNN reports a bill pending in Congress, and therefore that bill will be introduced here)
The effects of legislation will be calculated, and is not instantaneous. It will be as realistic as possible, but I cannot guarantee complete objectivity.
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