Government of Burgundie

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Burgundie is a federal crowned republic under the sovereignty of a Great Prince, who in turn, serves the Pacta conventa of The Burgundies. The Government of Burgundie is a Representative democracy, served by congresses at local, provincial, and constituent country level. At the national level the Citizens Court of the National Assembly (Burg. La Assemblee de Ciutadans de l'Assemblee Nacional, ACAN) serves as the highest congress of the land.

All political entities in Burgundie are governed through the concept that all government is local. The layered approach is an important part of Burgoignesc political culture. The sense of civic engagement in government is high.

Administrative Divisions

Municipal Government

Historically municipalities in Burgundie derived their city rights from the rulers of the Kingdom of Dericania (de jure the Emperor of the Levantines), by royal decree. However, as fiefdoms gave way to bourgeois trade hubs the power and rights of municipalities grew and royal charters gave way to popular charters around the 1860s.

Name Province Population Municipal classification
Kongerhus Duchy of Burgundie 8,526,659 Capital both of the Duchy of Burgundie and the Great Principality of Burgundie
NordHalle Duchy of Burgundie 5,156,754 Largest port in the Great Principality of Burgundie
Dorft Duchy of Zelthus 4,548,495 Capital of Duchy of Zelthus
Bekshavn Grand Duchy of Dübenneck 2,436,433 Capital of the Grand Duchy of Dübenneck
Mattiusvale Burgundie TBD Piligrimage site for the tomb of St. Mattius and the spiritual home of Burgundie
Kreckerhavn Bailiwick of AyerSee 285,584 Capital of the Bailiwick of AyerSee
Klipperby Bailiwik of Sturmhavn 275,834 Capital of Bailiwik of Sturmhavn
Oparo Nui  Sudmoll 3,658 church/market town or mercirc, capital of Sudmoll
Kirnoby Burgraviate of Wintergen 754,349 Capital of Burgraviate of Wintergen
Maarküla Duchy of Zelthus 4,583,596
Bakkajahlíð Burgundie 3,767,532
Eszaby Burgundie 2,897,230
Rødoberga Burgundie 658,457
Drøfest Grand Duchy of Dübenneck 1,547,459
Burgen Burgundie 329,564
Ravenna Burgraviate of Adtaran 3,450,600 Capital of Burgraviate of Adtaran
Coryna Duchy of Pumbria 2,544,957 Capital of Duchy of Pumbria

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Burgundie has a variety of municipal types. The largest being a city (Burg: metropol), thusly named as historically they hosted a cathedral. These are typically include the pre- or suffixes vil-, -vil, Ville-, or -ville, of Latinic origin meaning farm. Some regional variation is seen in these naming conventions. In Faramount where the Gassavelian people are a historically powerful population -vis, -vit, or -vitham are a common, coming from eastern Audonian languages meaning dwelling or settlement. In parts of central Burgundie where Istroyan influence was strongest, -opol, -oic, and -ocis are likely, coming from Istroyan meaning house.

Below the metropol is the "church/market town" or mercirc in Burgoignesc. These towns typically had or have larger populations and are more densely populated. In rural areas they are often the seat of the sergentie and the paroquiel. These where typically built up around medieval feudal seats and thusly it is common for them to have keeps/castles that now serve either as county administrative offices, niche business parks, or tourist attractions.

The smallest type of municipality is a pravie, meaning an anomaly. These hamlets do not that the population to support a church. They are typically very rural and are purpose built around a niche industry. They became more common in the 19th century, and then again during later 20th century with mass migration to the cities.

County Government

The equivalents of a county in Burgundie are the sergentie and the paroquiel. They are functionally the same and retain their separate names purely as a ceremonial flourish. They exist only in less populated areas, in opposition to free cities, and oversee multi-municipal services and administration. Typical services include policing, fire fighting, public works, and in some extreme cases direct municipal governance. Sergentie and paroquieles are not a representative level of government and do not maintain their own legal status. However, they are the lowest level of government that the national governments will interact with when distributing fiduciary support (e.g. disaster aid, stimulus funding). The lead administrator of a sergentie is called a loctenent (Eng: lieutenant), and the same in a paroquieles is a curat (Eng: rector), their responsibilities include ensuring the day to day functioning of their jurisdiction and as the sole position responsible for liaising with higher levels of government in the event of fiduciary dispensation.

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Sergentie is the Burgoignesc for Serjeanty, a type of feif wherein non-military service was included in the feudal duties. While, sergenties, feus des eques, socagies, etc. existed simultaneously, sergenties were much more common after feudalism the other terms fell out of use. The term refers to historically secular jurisdictions and with free cities make up the majority of lands in Burgundie.

A parish, (Burg: paroquiel) is roughly equivalent to a county where ecclesiastical states providing frankalmoigne existed until unification. These are, by far, less common.

Provincial and Colonial Government

The local administrative body of Burgundie is divided into XX provinces. They are:

Name Capital Population Constituent country Geographic designation
Argenbagne TBD 34,441,850 Burgundie
Ayermer TBD 607,660 Burgoignesc Overseas Territory Assembly
County Palatine of Bonavix TBD 2,340,630 Burgundie
Burdeboch Dorft 34,441,850 Burgundie
Ile Burgundie Vilauristre 160,377,130 Burgundie
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Margraviate of Cashen

TBD 958,310 Kingdom of Dericania
22px Daltmur TBD 12,940,040 Burgundie
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Duchy of Drusla

TBD 4,053,140 Kingdom of Dericania
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Duchy of Eagaria

TBD 356,020 Kingdom of Dericania
22px Equitorial Burgundie TBD 7,088,050 Flordeterra, Crona
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Esquinia Hereditary Estates

TBD 170,580 Kingdom of Dericania
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TBD 9,730,220 Levantine Ocean
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Bekshavn 17,358,130 Burgundie
22px Martilles TBD 4,274,370 Burgundie
22px Marves TBD 6,758,960 Burgundie
22px Nauta Normand TBD 6,842,960 Coscivian Sea
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Grand Duchy of Pumbria

Coryna 1,356,020 Kingdom of Dericania
22px Roln TBD 6,758,960 Burgundie
 Sudmoll Oparo Nui 18,510 Burgoignesc Overseas Territory Assembly Polar Burgundies
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Kirnoby 319,990 Kilikas Sea

Country Government

Constituent Countries

Stemming from Fiannrian political concepts, Burgundie maintains a constitutional monarchy with representative democracy. The government is regulated by a reformed system of checks and balances defined by the Constitution of Burgundie, which serves as the nations supreme legal document.

In the Burgundian system, citizens are subject to three levels of government: national, provincial, and municipal. The executive and legislative officials are elected by a plurality vote of citizens by county (which also serve as voting districts).

The thalassocratic government is composed of four branches:

Legislative Branch

The Citizens Court of the National Assembly (Burg. La Assemblee de Ciutadans de l'Assemblee Nacional, ACAN) is the unicameral legislator of Burgundie. It makes federal law, declares war, approves treaties, has the power of the purse, and has the power of impeachment, by which it can remove sitting members of the government. The Assembly has three seats for each province, one for the Colonial Office, 10 for the clergy, 10 seats reserved for municipal leaders, 10 for a rota of private business leaders and three seats available to foreign interests who would like to be heard. On 6 occasion throughout the year 10 more seats are opened to the public to debate topics that are not on the annual legislative agenda.

While all members can be heard, only the provincial representatives are able to vote on binding laws.

The proceedings of the Assembly are managed by the Sergeant-Parliamentarian and the Sergeant-at-Arms to whom great power is afforded to maintain order and expedient discourse.

Members of the Assembly further divide themselves into various committees and working groups to better address certain issues. The Assembly also maintains its own library, research, and budgetary institutes as well as a small police and intelligence department.

Executive Branch

Royal Flag of Burgundie
Mantle and Pavilion of Burgundie
Crown of Burgundie

The Court of St. Alphador is the executive branch in Burgundie. The Great Prince is the commander-in-chief of the military, can veto legislative bills before they become law (subject to Golden Council of Ten override), and appoints the members of its Cabinet and other officers, who administer and enforce federal laws and policies.

The great prince's cabinet is called the Golden Council of Ten. The Household Guard is technically responsible directly to the Court of St. Alphador, but ostensibly reports to the Chief of Staff of the Army of Burgundie.

Great Prince of Burgundie

Crown Prince of Burgundie

Main article: Crown Princess Amelia

Rienholdt Palace

The original plan for Rienholdt Palace Started by Rienholdt VII in 1713, the Rienholdt Palace is considered to be Burgundian response to the construction of the Fiannrian palace at Halsar. Rienholdt VII's original plan was immense and never truly capable of succeeding. The sheer magnitude of the design was simply a ploy for notoriety and ostentation that the new wealth from the Burgundian West Punth Trading Company afforded the duchy. The palace's central building was the first and only building that was built to the scale and proportion that Rienholdt VII's plan described. Much of the land purchased for additional buildings were turned into parks as the money needed for the buildings was redirected to fight endless wars in Alshar.

Judicial Branch

The Lazarine Court is the supreme court of terrestrial Burgundie. It serves as the ultimate legal power in the hierarchy of provincial and municipal courts. The Justices Lazarine are nominated by the Golden Council of Ten, reduced to three candidates and then appointed by the Great Prince. The Lazarine Court sees 30 cases a year, interpret laws, offer legal commentary and overturn unconstitutional laws.

The Maritime Prefecture is the supreme court of maritime Burgundie. It is the ultimate legal power in the legal hierarchy of ship's captains, the Martial Court of the Navy of Burgundie, and any other body dispensing justice in the Burgundian maritime claims. The Commodore Justice is nominated by the Golden Council of Ten, reduced to three candidates and then appointed by the Great Prince. The Maritime Prefecture sees cases, interprets laws, and proposes unconstitutional laws to be overturned by the Lazarine Court. While the Maritime Prefecture is not subordinate to the Lazarine Court, the Consitution of Burgundie is considered a terrestrial document and therefore outside of the jurisdiction of the Commodore Justice. Alternatively, the Lazarine Court is not permitted to pass judgment on cases that will impact Maritime Law without the approval of the Maritime Prefecture. something, something Conservative liberalism



Security Services Bureau

Territorial Cohesion and Relations with Local Government

Transportation and Infractructure

Maritime Administration Agency
  • regulating shipping
  • awarding subsidies for construction and operation of merchant vessels
  • administering subsidy programs
  • maintaining the national defense reserve merchant fleet
  • setting the curriculum for maritime academies and awarding diploma's/ratings to students who have completed the requirements of graduation

Ecological Transition

External Affairs

Main article: Foreign Relations of Burgundie

Civil Defense and Security

Main Article: Burgoignesc Security Forces

Veterans Services

Overseas Office

Global Improvement

The Global Improvement Branch (GIB-MEA) is the arm of the Ministry of Exterior Affairs tasked with improving the world in terms of how it can positively impact Burgundie. While it is a selfish objective Global Improvement is the branch of government associated with helping to improve global living standards, wages, and reducing/eradicating pandemic diseases. The Branch was created in 1994 to bring together disparate offices and departments from across the Ministry of the Interior, External Affairs, and Revenue that all dealt with improving the lives of those outside of Burgundie.

For a list of programs that the GIB-MEA supports, participates in, and administers see Burgundie's Current Diplomatic Posture.

Economy, Finance and the Recovery

Internal Revenue


Satellite Service

The Burgoignesc Satellite Service (Burg: Service Satellit de Burgundie) is an agency level department of the Ministry of Trade. It is responsible for the development, research, contracting, launch, and maintenance of the government owned satellites of Burgundie. It is also the regulatory body for private sector satellites. The Agency was formed in the late 1950s as the possibilities of satellite aided navigation on the high seas became more evident and attainable. The program initially set out to create its own independent space program, which is achieved by licensing some Urcean and Fiannrian rocket designs which it hired local firms to create. A launch site was laid out on Port de Vent and initial tests went well. By 1964 it was determined that Burgundie could not keep up with the rapid advance of rocketry development and cancelled its attempts at creating an organic capability, instead signing agreements with Urcea and Fiannria to rent space on their rockets to deliver global positioning system (GPS) satellites, as well as give access to the GPS data. As the precision of satellites increased the goals of Fiannria and Burgundie diverged and Burgundie began to rely more heavily on Urcea. By the mid-1980s the frequency of Burgoignesc satellite launches was 1 in 4 of every Royal Orbital Service and Space Command launch and a more permanent solution needed to be found. A mechanism was created wherein the Burgoignesc Satellite Service was effectively absorbed into the Royal Orbital Service and Space Command. This agreement served as the basis for the agreement that would later create a singular Levantine Union space program.

Using this new collaborative mechanism, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Burgoignesc astronaut candidates began training in Urcea. In 1994, Flight Commander (Burg: Ale Ijetes) Vincens-Journeay Emersende Draiselle became the first Burgiognac in space. Since that time the astronauts of Burgundie have maintained an almost constant presence on Urcea or international space stations conducting scientific research on behalf of the global community.

The Burgoignesc Satellite Service operates a massive array of mapping, communications, and navigation satellites. The data provided by these satellites are available globally. A smaller number of military observation satellites are maintained, but are part of a wider network of Royal Orbital Service and Space Command military satellites and are not intended to operate independently.

Fair Practice

Labor, Employment and Economic Inclusion

Health and Societal Justice

The health and Equity portfolio oversees the health care public services and the health insurance part of the Social Security of Burgundie, as well as pensions, and civil rights.


National Education, Youth, and Sport

Higher Education, Research and Innovation

Agriculture and Food

Public Sector Transformation and the Civil Service