Constitution of Caphiria

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The Constitution of Caphiria is the supreme law of the Imperium of Caphiria. In its original form, the Constitution was an uncodified set of guidelines and principles passed down mainly through precedent; it wasn't formal or even official, largely unwritten and constantly evolving. Its importance grew as Caphiria shifted into a republican state, officially being codified with the formation of the Republic in 570. Power would constantly shift from the public to an individual, culminating with the First Civil War. Beginning with [SOME HISTORICAL IMPERATOR], the role of imperator and the senate were theoretically two co-equal branches of government. In practice, however, the actual authority of the imperial Senate was negligible, as the emperor held the true power of the state. The illusion that the Senate still retained power remained however, and this created the Principate state and the basis of the modern constitution.

The Constitution of Caphiria has three main objectives: delineates the national frame of government, establish the social contract between the citizen and state, and protect its people. The powers of an imperator exist by virtue of his legal standing. The two most significant components to an imperator's power are his supreme executive power and highest legislative authority, creating his role and power as chief legislative and chief executive. It also creates and delineates his fiscal, judicial, military, and social roles.