The imaginary historical records of the resurrected Baltic State of Prussia. An modern miniature wargames campaign with battles fought in 6mm.

"Prussia was not a country with an army, but an army with a country.."-Friedrich Freiherr von Schrötte, Prussian minister

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Heinleinism & the Constitution

The interim government council, the Council of Prussia, has called for a National Assembly in Konigsberg to draft the Prussian Constitution. Deliberations are on-going but what exists on paper thus far is:

Basic freedoms for all:
1. Assembly
2. Movement
3. Press
4. To own property
5. Speech
6. Information
7. Thought
8. Due process
9. To trial
10. Privacy

Only citizens are allowed to vote or take part in government. Citizenship is granted through service to the Republic.

Republic Service:
State Works

Republic Service Centers will be set up throughout the state and will function as the inception center for all those who seek to endure service to their country. Candidates will be screened medically and administratively along with their personal preference to see where they may best serve.

The Council of Prussia also required that all public servants and any whom desired, should immediately swear the pledge of allegiance to Prussia. Those whom chose not to swear were dismissed from service. Those whom swore were registered and recognized as the first citizens of the republic. From this day forward citizenship must be earned through service.

Prussian Pledge of Allegiance
I do solemnly swear that I shall consider Prussia my country. I shall be a loyal citizen of the Republic of Prussia, shall honor and observe the Constitution and laws thereof. I shall defend my country with the utmost of my strength and last breath if needs be, and shall serve it according to the best of my abilities. So help me God!

The Council of Prussia also raised 60 million Euros in donations and bonds from among it's own populace and has called for a national volunteer week, in so much that all current public servants work the remainder of this week for free.

The Council of Prussia has authorized the creation of the National Assembly, the legistlative body of the Republic. A statement that there will be no ethnic division in Prussia, there are no Germans, Poles, Lats, Lithuanians, only Prussians. Bound by a common nation, flag and the restoration of the Old Prussian language and the creation of a new Prussian culture. A declaration that Prussia is not a germanic state but a Baltic State!

The Council of Prussia has authorized the creation of the Supreme Court of Prussia and it's judicial branches.

The Council of Prussia has arranged an payroll tax system and a national sales tax. Members of the Republic Service shall not be subject to the payroll tax. There will be no administrative divisions of Prussia due to it's small size. All municipal departments, police, fire, mail, hospitals, schools etc, in every city shall be brought together under the umbrella of the Republic Service Bureau. Private schools & universities are exempt from this.

The Council of Prussia has authorized the creation of the Prussian Defense Force, and appointed citizen Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck as it's Commandant and elevated him to the rank of Colonel. The PDF is hereby authorized to create a single brigade of infantry with applicable heavy weapon, air and naval support.

The Council of Prussia has created the basic monetary unit of Prussia; the Prussian Thaler. 1 Thaler is equal to 1 Euro.

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