[img=650,125]http://img01.deviantart.net/eeef/i/2015/336/8/6/the_land_of_kings_and_emperors_footer_800px_wide_by_porphyrogenita-d9isg01.png[/img] Foreign Dispatch Volume X, Issue V LKE Imperial Forums | LKE NationStates Page WA Delegate: Cawdor East (Thea Sebastian) | Nation Count: 329 | Regional Rank: 34th | [table=3,Imperial Government, 1] The Imperial Council Prime Minister: Megaleiotha Eirhno Deputy Prime Minister: Paulus Gaius Epistre Minister of the Exterior: Thomas Insaniac Minister of Culture: Rex Ciphra Minister of Colonies: Barzai Ux Loddhan [c] The Imperial House Emperor: Theoden Sebastian Emperor Emeritus: Onder Kelkia Empress: Thea Sebastian Crown Prince: Linkin Talleyrand Prince Imperial: Akillian Talleyrand[c] The Imperial Diet President: Barzai Ux Loddhan (The Lion Party) Senator: Julio of Nulkia-Sova (The Lion Party) Senator: Paulus Gaius Epistre (The Lion Party) Senator: Megaleiotha Eirhno (The Lion Party) Senator: Vacant (The Lion Party) [/table] [hr] [hr] Holiday Happenings! Soldiers of the Imperial Army getting used to their new equipment. We in The Land of Kings and Emperors observed Imperial Reclamation Day on the 29th of May. This occasion remembers and celebrates the valiant actions of the Imperial Army, on that day in 2012 we reclaimed the United Kingdom of Britain from the reprehensible forces of the Greater German Reich. To mark the occasion His Supreme Majesty sought it fit to bestow awards and titles upon those who have faithfully served The Land of Kings and Emperors in the prior months. For their honorable work in the Thematic Commission, in the Imperial Council, and commitment to regional culture, Paulus Gaius Epistre and Rex Ciphra were awarded the Order of Achievement. For his service in the Imperial Colonies, Barzai ux Loddhan was awarded the Order of Empire. For his extensive service to The Land of Kings and Emperors and his extensive leadership in the prior months, Prime Minister Megaleiotha Eirhno was appointed the Order of Superbus with Distinction. Alongside the medals given out, His Supreme Majesty generated Letters Patent CXCVI and Letters Patent CXCVII on this day. Letters Patent CXCVI has named former Minister of Communications and current President of the Lion Party, Rayregalia von Arcadia as Governor-General of The Land of Dragonia. While Letters Patent CXCVI concerned Minister of the Exterior Thomas Insaniac. For his extensive service in the Ministry of the Exterior, his commitment to regional activity, and extensive service to the State, he was named as Baron of Nassau. [hr][hr]Cultural Imperialism Our Inspiration The Land of Kings and Emperors has experienced big changes in our themes during the month of May. In mid-April, His Supreme Majesty Theoden Sebastian appointed Minister of the Exterior Thomas Insaniac to head the aptly named Insaniac commission. Joined by Minister of Culture Rex Ciphra and Deputy Prime Minister Paulus Gaius Epistre; this commission was tasked with reviewing the current cultural landscape of the Imperial Homeland and attempt to bring the LKE closer to its historical theme; that of the Holy Roman Empire and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This was to be done while keeping in mind the extensive history of the LKE and our nature as an English speaking community. In the end, the commission presented a report to His Supreme Majesty with over six pages of recommendations in what to maintain and what could be changed. On the 18th of May, His Supreme Majesty Theoden Sebastian revealed the changes that would be adopted in the coming weeks. Alongside naming changes to the Imperial Army, institutions, and the Imperial Government we expect a full review of the laws and decrees of the realm. This is in order to bring them in line with the thematic changes. While these are not major changes in the way The Land of Kings and Emperors will functionality operate, this commission is just another facet of the massive cultural rejuvenation we have seen during the reign of Emperor Theoden. [hr] [hr] Legislative Landslide Prime Minister Eirhno taking a break after an especially challenging day in the Senate. May and June have proved themselves to be very busy months for the Imperial Diet. During this time, we have seen a multitude of acts presented to His Supreme Majesty. From Constitutional amendments directly affecting Elector status to minor cultural changes. However, what is possibly more important than what has reached His Supreme Majesty, are the acts that are still being fiercely debated. In the public forum of the Imperial Diet, regular citizens have taken to debate and proposal of The Criminal Code, Midterm Elections, and Cultural Elections Act. In the actual Imperial Senate, the law making body of the Imperial Diet, the before mentioned Midterm Elections billed was narrowly defeated, returned to debate, and was then passed once more. However, the Government Styles Act did not see the same fortunate, it has sat in defeat since it was first rejected. With the June General Elections appearing on the horizon, we await to see how these debates will form up, or will they become hot button topics for the election. [hr] [hr] Other News Of The Realm... -The Westiana Prize committee has declared Thomas Insaniac the recipient of the April 2018 Westiana Prize. -The Imperial Army is currently deployed in Osiris; assisting with the Delegacy transition. 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