November 13th, 2008 by Benjamin Duranske
The Polska Republika has launched as the newest self-governance project in Second Life. Here’s the Polska Republika website, and, since it’s entirely in Polish, here’s a traditionally suspect Google translation.
The Polska Republika has posted a Constitution (here’s the translation). This is fairly clearly not an attempt to recreate modern Poland — among other discontinuities, there is a Queen, whose face is carved on the front of her palace.
Among the 60 provisions in the Constitution you will find sections on citizenship (freely available to Second Life users who join the Polska Republika Second Life group), elections (universal suffrage, direct, secret ballot), and the official language (Polish).
Section 39 – The court decides on the agenda of the Polish Republic.
Section 40 – The court shall issue a ruling on behalf of the Republic of Poland.
Section 41 – Queen appoints a judge to the Republic of Poland from among the candidates presented by the Government or at least 20 people, who have decided to confirm the validity of their signatures. In the absence of candidates, Judge [is appointed by] Queen.
Section 42 – The judge is appointed for an indefinite period.
Section 43 – The judge in the exercise of his office is independent and not subject to the Republic of Poland to other authorities.
Section 44 – The judge is not allowed to operate not to reconcile with the principles of autonomy and independence.
Section 45 – Queen of the judge dismissed the Republic of Poland. [Pretty sure Google's translator ate this one, but I can't guess what was meant.]
Section 46 – The details of the judiciary is governed by decree.
As noted, there are a few sections where I can’t really tell what’s going on because of translation issues, but perhaps someone who reads Polish will correct the Google translation in the comments.
You can visit Polska Republika in Second Life here (SLURL).
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