Jan 23, 17 / Aqu 23, 01 04:49 UTC
Re: [Official Post] Writing a valid Constitution : Step 3 - Form of the Government ¶
To be an effective nation, Asgardia must be a centralized government. As it stands today, no nation has a decentralized government because it cannot survive due to a lack of unification. An example: the United States was originally set up as a confederacy instead of a republic. The Articles of Confederation gave substantial powers to the states while giving Congress almost none (there was no president under the Articles). Problems quickly arose; states wouldn't pay taxes to the federal government leaving the army underfunded, failed to allow the federal government to regulate trade among states, couldn't stop states from printing their own money, and because it was so weak they even failed to have any negotiating power when it came to foreign policy. Decentralization is a disaster waiting to happen should it be allowed to exist, and if we are to be recognized as a nation by the rest of the world, we must be united under a strong central government who can negotiate for our entire people to the rest of the global community.