|Government|| Military Junta|
|Tech Level|| Modern|
The Yanti Rikiru government is headed by the Monitor, who is
functionally the military coordinator and overseer of the civilian
government. The position of Monitor is arbitrarily appointed by the military power
structure, generally from among themselves or prominent civilians, but
is actually respected and seen as a position of trust and beneficence
by the citizens of the empire. The empire is divided into
Provinces, defined by the civil government, based on both territory and
population. Newly settled worlds will generally make up their own
Province, while existing worlds will be divided into 5 or 10 provinces.
Every five years, the people of each province vote to elect key members
of both local and Imperial ministries, which make up the civil
government of the Yanti Rikiru. The Judicial Ministry, Legislative
Ministry, and Governance Ministry
make the laws and carry out the daily governmental functions of the
empire. Each Ministry is headed by an elected Minister and from the 3 Imperial
Ministers, the Monitor will pick a Prime Minister to supervise and
coordinate the civil activities of the Empire. The Monitor runs the military.
The Monitor also has the power to veto or modify the decisions or
rulings of any Ministry in the Empire or of the Prime Minister. The
Monitor can dissolve any or all Ministries at any time, instate the
replacements of his choosing, and call a popular vote to replace them.
Generally, the Monitor will not, allowing the elected representatives of
the people to run things unless there is a time of crisis.
The Yantis have a strong, functional, militaristic society.
Education, engineering, architecture, and infrastructure are all handled
by wings of the military. The military also runs the Mirashesh, or
the manufacturing sector for the Yanti Rikiru Empire, which is run as a
highly aggressive and efficient Mega-Corporation. Citizens are generally
employed by the military or run businesses with the military as a major
supplier, though the monopoly is not legislatively mandated.