Creating a Country of My Own

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If I could create a country of my choosing, I would create a Union State similar to the defunct Soviet Union with some important changes. The country I would create would be composed of the same countries that formed the former Soviet Union: Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijian,Tajikstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Russia. This state would also be a one party country dominated by the Socialist Union Party. This is where the similarities would end. The political structure of this state would be similar to the United States in some respect. There would be a bicameral legislature. A lower house and an upper house. The lower house would have seats assigned in proportion to each of the fifteen constituent countries in accordance with their population. The upper house would have 30 seats with two each assigned to the republics. For bills to become law, they would have to pass both houses with more than 50% of the vote and then be signed into law by the president. If the president vetoes a bill then both houses need to pass with 66.6% voting in favor to overturn it. Besides the bills passed, the ruling document of the Union State is a constituent. In this document protections are established for the press, religion, ethnic minorities and freedom of speech.The Judiciary branch is similar to the United States supreme court. There are 9 justices who are appointed by the president who have to be confirmed by the upper house with 60% of the votes. They hold these positions for life. They only have original jurisdiction in cases involving foreign diplomats and politicians belonging to the upper, lower and presidency. In all other cases they only have appellate jurisdiction. They are also able to overturn laws that violate the constitution. Each republic has its own bicameral

legislature and judiciary to pass laws that only affect that specific country. The term limits for any politician are the...
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