Federation Government
Federation Government
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Overview
Affiliation United Federation of Planets
Location Paris, France, Earth, Sol System
Founded 2161
Head President of the United Federation of Planets
Deputy Head Vice-President of the United Federation of Planets
Executive Branch Office of the Federation President
Legislative Branch Congress of the United Federation of Planets
Judicial Branch Supreme Court of the United Federation of Planets
Military Branch Federation Department of Defence
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The Federation Government, established by the Articles of the Federation in 2161, is a Interstellar Federal Republic that governs over the numerous Federation Member States. Most of the executive branch of government is located at government central (pictured above), Palais de la Concorde on the banks of the river Seine in the Federation capital of Paris on Earth. the legislative branch the Congress of the United Federation of Planets is located at Parc de la Villette, Paris . Supreme Court of the United Federation of Planets is located at Parliament Square, Westminster, London.

1) Overview

The Federation Government, established by the Articles of the Federation, is a federal republic that governs over the numerous Federation Member States. Most of the Federation government is housed in the seat of government, the Palais de la Concorde in the Federation capital of Paris on Earth, though of course numerous subbranches can be found throughout the nation.

The Federation government is divided into three branches (Executive, Legislative and Judicial).

2) The Executive Branch

The Executive Branch consists of the President of the United Federation of Planets. The President is democratically and elected to serve as the leader of the Federation Executive and the duties of this role include oversight of domestic and foreign policy, participation in the Federation Cabinet, and control of the Federation Executive Departments of State. The President and government is based in Paris, France, Earth, Sol System.

The executive branch is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Federation. The democratically-elected Federation President was the head of this branch. The Federation President served as both the head of state and head of government; as chief executive officer of the government, the President determined most of the Federation's foreign policy, managed budgetary concerns, and served as supreme commander of the Federation's military forces. The President's office was located in the Earth city of Paris on the European continent.

2.1) Office of the Federation President

Main Article: Office of the Federation President
The Office of the President of the United Federation of Planets is an executive branch office that supports the Federation President. It is located at Federation Central One, Federation Central, Place de la Concorde, Paris, France on the banks of the river Seine and opposite the headquarters of the executive departments of the Federation Government. The office of the president is overseen by the Office of the Presidential Chief of Staff

2.2) Federation Cabinet

Main Article: Federation Cabinet

The Federation Cabinet is the collection of individuals within the Federation government who serve as the heads of the various executive departments of the Federation government and as the principle advisers to the President of the United Federation of Planets. The President appoints cabinet members, and must be approved by a simple majority of the Federation Senate. The cabinet is also said to include some members who are not the heads of executive agencies, but whose access and seniority is equal to that of the heads of executive departments.

2.2) Federation Executive Departments

The executive departments of the Federation government are the major administrative divisions that manage government affairs. Department heads are senior Federation officers. The Federation President appoints these officers with the advice and consent of the Federation Council. These department heads serve at the pleasure of the Federation President and are typically replaced whenever a new President is elected. Besides the President, the department heads also give regular reports to their corresponding sub-council.

  1. Federation Department of Agriculture
  2. Federation Department of Citizen Services
  3. Federation Department of Commerce
  4. Federation Department of Education
  5. Federation Department of Energy
  6. Federation Department of Health
  7. Federation Department of Housing
  8. Federation Department of Justice
  9. Federation Department of Labour
  10. Federation Department of Science
  11. Federation Department of Starfleet
  12. Federation Department of Technology
  13. Federation Department of the Exterior
  14. Federation Department of the Interior
  15. Federation Department of the Treasury
  16. Federation Department of Transport
  17. Federation Department of Veterans Affairs

2.3) Federation Executive Agencies

The Federation also maintained a number of executive agencies that assisted in the administration of its affairs:

  1. Federation Bureau of Agricultural Affairs
  2. Federation Archaeological Council
  3. Federation Astronomical Committee
  4. Federation Bureau of Industrialisation
  5. Federation Bureau of Planetary Treaties
  6. Federation Central Bureau of Penology
  7. Federation Department of Cartography
  8. Federation Department of Temporal Investigations
  9. Federation News Network
  10. Federation News Service
  11. Federation Science Bureau
  12. Federation Science Council
  13. Terraform Command

2.4) Independent Executive Agencies

  1. Federation Central Reserve Bank
  2. Federation Membership Commission
  3. Federation Trade Commission
  4. Office of the Federation Security Adviser
  5. Office of the Presidential Chief of Staff

3) Legislative Branch

The legislative branch consists of the Congress of the United Federation of Planets which is comprised of two chambers: the Upper Chamber is the Federation Council and the Lower Chamber is the Federation Supreme Assembly. Legislation must pass both houses before it is presented to the President to be signed into law.

3.1) Federation Congress

The Congress of the United Federation of Planets is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United Federation of Planets. It consists of two chambers: the Upper House is the Federation Council and the Lower House is the Federation Supreme Assembly.

3.2) Federation Council

The Federation Council or formally the Council of the United Federation of Planets is the unicameral upper legislature of the Congress of the United Federation of Planets. It consists of one Councillor from each of the 358 Federation member states that includes 169 member worlds along with Federation Colonies that are elected according to the laws of his or her own world.

3.3) Federation Supreme Assembly

The Federation Supreme Assembly consists of all members of the UFP and is responsible for the "peaceful adjustment" of any situation involving UFP members, managing the budget of the UFP and promoting mutual cooperation between UFP members.

The Supreme Assembly shall consist of all the members of the United Federation of Planets. Each member shall be entitled to have not more than five (5) representatives in this body.

4) Judicial Branch

The judicial branch consists of the Supreme Court of the United Federation of Planets is the highest judicial body in the United Federation of Planets, holding the final judicial authority over Federation laws.

4.1) Federation Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United Federation of Planets is the highest judicial body in the United Federation of Planets, holding the final judicial authority over Federation laws

Federation law

4.2) Federation Law

Main article: Federation law
The fundamental political principles and laws of the Federation derived from two important documents:

The Federation Charter was the document ratified by the original members of the United Federation of Planets at the organization's founding in 2161. Caste-based discrimination was prohibited under the Charter.
The Federation Constitution incorporated a series of enumerated rights to which all sentient beings were regarded as being entitled, collectively referred to as the Guarantees. The Seventh Guarantee of the Federation Constitution protected individuals from self-incrimination, while the Twelfth Guarantee protected the rights of artists.

Other rights and responsibilities for citizens derived from:

  1. The Federation Judicial Code, which provided guidelines and regulations related to legal issues in the Federation.
  2. Star Fleet General Orders and Regulations, a series of guidelines used to instruct members of Star Fleet on the proper etiquette and policy in a situation that requires consultation for a resolution.
  3. The Federation Uniform Code of Justice, which formed the legal basis of Star Fleet court martial proceedings.
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