Fœderal Capital Territory
The Fœderal Capital Territory, officially the “Fœderal Territory for the Seat of Government of the Union and Confederacy between the States of Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaiʻi, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming”, incorporated under the name and form of an “Administrator and Legislative Council of the Fœderal Capital Territory”, is an interstate territory in the west of the United States, enclaved within the State of California.
The FCT is legally a Fœderal dependent condominium, incorporated by an Act of Congress under the joint sovereignty of the eighteen united States of North Aegea. The Fœderal Capital Territory, by law, both international and domestic, is equally the sovereign Territory of each of the eighteen States, held in Common, and through the Representatives of each of them, each State acting jointly as with all of them, along with Representatives elected locally in the FCT, the Territory is governed through a set of institutions: a Legislature in the name and form of a Fœderal Capital Territory Legislative Council; a Government in the name and form of a Fœderal Capital Territory Commission appointed by and responsible to the Legislative Council; and a Judiciary consisting of a general-jurisdiction superior Court, and an appellate-jurisdiction Court of Appeal (the Law Councillors serve as the Fœderal Capital Territory’s court of last resort and constitutional court on all matters of FCT law; however, decisions rendered by the Law Councillors may be appealed to the United States Federal Court).
The Fœderal Capital Territory is organized under a form of the parliamentary system, known as the Presidio Model, whereby the Administrator is chosen by the Legislative Council and formally appointed by the Governor-General of the United States in his capacity as Governor of the Fœderal Capital Territory; and the Administrator and his administration (government) serve so long as they maintain the confidence of the Legislative Council; however, unlike most parliamentary systems, the Administrator need not be a Member of the Legislative Council, making the the Fœderal Capital Territory system a hybrid of sorts, incorporating aspects of the council-manager system employed by various municipalities throughout the various States united, as well as imbibing the concept of responsible government inherent in parliamentary systems.
The site of the FCT was selected for the location of the Union’s capital in 1716. It is unusual among Aegean cities, being an entirely planned city outside of any State, similar to Washington, D.C., or Eurostadt in the European Community, or Angostura, D.B., in the United Aegean Republic. Largely following similar design principles as used in the District of Columbia, the former capital of the United States, roads in the FCT are laid out on a grid system.
As the seat of the Government of the United States, the Fœderal Capital Territory is home to the United States Capitol (seat of the United States Congress), the White House (seat of the Federal Executive and working residence of the Governor-General), the United States Courthouse (the seat of the Federal Court), as well as the seat of the Federal Council; and numerous government departments and agencies. It is also the location of many social and cultural institutions of federal significance, such as the Union War Memorial, College of the United States, United States Olympic Committees, and the Library of Congress.
The FCT, like Ottawa in Canada and Moscow in Russia, is independent of any State, in order to prevent any one State from gaining an advantage by hosting the seat of Federal power. However, the FCT has its own legislature, courts, and executive, similar to the States.
As the FCT has a high proportion of public servants, the federal Government contributes the largest percentage of GDP and is the largest single employer in the Fœderal Capital Territory, although no longer the majority employer. Compared to Union-wide averages, the unemployment rate is lower and the average income higher; tertiary education levels are higher, while the population is younger. Property prices are somewhat higher than most places elsewhere in the United States, in part due to comparatively restricted development regulations.
As an Alpha global city-equivalent, the Fœderal Capital Territory excels in several sectors, with the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, finance, healthcare, history, law, philosophy, politics, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence.
- 1 Names
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 3.1 Cityscape
- 3.2 Administrative divisions
- 3.3 Communities
- 3.4 Climate
- 3.5 Geology
- 3.6 Parks
- 3.7 Fœderal Capital Territory Land Survey
- 4 Governance
- 5 Human resources
- 6 Infrastructure
- 7 Demographics
- 8 Economy
- 9 Culture and contemporary life
- 10 Global outreach
- 11 See also
- 12 Notes
As with the Government of the United States, the English, Castilian, Hawaiʻian, and German languages are official in the FCT. This also applies to the official name of the Territory: Aside from the English-language official name, the following names for the FCT are official —[el] Territorio de la Capital Federal, abbreviated TCF (Castilian); XXXX, abbreviated XXXX (Hawaiʻian); and [der] Bundeskapitalterritorium, abbreviated BKT (German). Other names for the FCT include the following:
- Variations on “Federal City”, “Union City”, and “Federal District”:
- [la] Ciudad Federal and [la] Distrito Federal (Castilian: [the] Federal City and [the] Federal District, respectively)
- [la] Ciudad Confederal (Castilian: [the] Fœderal City)
- [la] Ciudad de la Unión (Castilian: [the] Union City —literally, [the] City of the Union)
- [der] Bundesstadt and [der] Unionstadt (German: [the] Federal City and [the] Union City, respectively)
- [der] Eidgenoßenschaftesstadt (German: [the] Fœderal City)
California: City and County of San Francisco
The Troubles and Great Reorganization
Interstate condominium: Fœderal Capital Territory
The Fœderal Capital Territory is host to numerous landmarks, monuments, parks, and other points of interest. Perhaps the most recognizable of these is the United States Capitol, seat of the United States Congress. Another is the Washington Monument, a 169.294-metre (555.427 ft) tall obelisk to the west of the Capitol and south of the White House in the Capitol Mall. Other places of interest include XXXX, XXXX, XXXX, and XXXX.
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Federal parks in the Fœderal Capital Territory include the United States Capitol campus, the Federal Mall, the White House, the Jefferson Memorial, the Washington Monument, The Presidio, and many other federal monuments and landmarks peppered throughout the FCT.
Fœderal Capital Territory Land Survey
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The Fœderal Capital Territory, legally incorporated as the Administrator and Legislative Council of the Fœderal Capital Territory, is organized under the Presido Model of Parliamentary governance, which was developed by the United States specifically for the organizing and governing of the FCT. Under the Presidio Model, as in other parliamentary systems, the executive (FCT Administrator) is chosen by and responsible to the legislature (FCT Legislative Council): But, under this Model, while the Legislative Council chooses the Administrator, the Governor-General of the United States, in his capacity as Governor of the Fœderal Capital Territory, carries out the actual appointment of the Administrator on the recommendation of the Legislative Council.
However, unlike most other parliamentary systems of government, under the Presidio Model, members of the FCT Legislative Council are chosen using different methods: of the sixty-four Councillors, eighteen of them (styled, “Regents”) are appointed to a Term of six Years by the States (one per State), while the remaining forty-six (styled, “Commons”) are elected to a Term of two Years in single-member constituencies;—Each convocation of the Legislative Council (styled, “Legislative Council”) is reckoned according to the Term of the Commons (in other words, each Legislative Council lasts two Years), and each convocation is composed of two, five-month sessions: Each session begins on the second Monday in January and usually adjourns sine die in early May; the first session meets in the year next following Legislative Council elections, and the second session meets the following year.
Once installed in office, the Administrator proceeds to nominate and, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Legislative Council, appoint the heads of the various executive departments of the FCT government. Together they make up the Fœderal Capital Territory Commission (the executive government of the FCT); and they are responsible, both individually and collectively, to the Legislative Council for their actions. However, the Attorney-General for the Fœderal Capital Territory is, by and with the Advice and Consent of the United States Senate, appointed by the Governor-General of the United States on the recommendation of the Federal Attorney-General.
The Fœderal Capital Territory is a body politic and corporate established by Federal Law under the name and form of an Administrator and Council of the Fœderal Capital Territory.
According to the Fœderal Capital Territory charter, the Administrator and Council of the Fœderal Capital Territory (the FCT in its body politic and corporate form) is to operate pursuant to a variant of the parliamentary system known as the Presidio Model, in which the Administrator is chosen by the Fœderal Capital Territory Legislative Council and formally appointed by the Governor-General of the United States; and both the Administrator and his Administration (officially, “Executive Cabinet”, but commonly referred to as the “Commission”) are individually as well as collectively responsible to the Legislative Council for their actions.
All legislative Powers that are by the FCT Organic Act granted to the Fœderal Capital Territory are vested in the Fœderal Capital Territory Legislative Council, a unicameral parliament composed of sixty-four members, eighteen of which are appointed by the eighteen respective States (one per State), and the remaining forty-six are elected in single-member constituencies. In passing legislation, the Consent of ten of the eighteen State-appointed Councillors (“Regents”) is necessary in all cases whatsoever. However, under the United States Constitution Treaty, the United States Congress is entrusted with final and supreme authority (executive, legislative, and judicial) over the Fœderal Capital Territory.
In particular, that of the Legislative Council’s Power of ensuring Proper responsible Government, the Legislative Council have the sole Power to pass Motions of no Confidence in the Executive, which must be approved by at least three-fifths of all elected Councillors (“Commons”). If the Legislative Council pass a Motion of no Confidence in the Executive, then the Administrator and Executive Cabinet are dismissed, and the Legislative Council immediately take on the task of choosing a new Administrator and Commission.
The head of the Territory is the Governor-General of the United States, who, by virtue of that Office, is also Governor of the Fœderal Capital Territory; however, the Administrator is the de facto head of the Fœderal Capital Territory. The executive Power of the Fœderal Capital Territory is technically vested in the Office of FCT Governor; however, in practice, the executive Power is exercised by the Administrator through the Executive Cabinet of the Fœderal Capital Territory, of which he is the president and chairman. The FCT Executive Cabinet is composed of the Heads of the various FCT executive Agencies, who (other than the Secretary of the FCT, FCT Attorney-General, FCT Sheriff, FCT Marshal, and FCT Treasurer) are each styled “Commissioner”.
- FCT Commissioner for Revenue
- FCT Commissioner for Health
- FCT Commissioner for Water and Power
- FCT Commissioner for Transportation
- FCT Commissioner for Parks and Recreation
- FCT Commissioner for Education
- FCT Commissioner for Commerce
- FCT Commissioner for Economic Security
- FCT Commissioner for Housing
- FCT Commissioner for General Services
- FCT Commissioner for Agriculture
- FCT Commissioner for Environmental Quality
- FCT Commissioner for Emergency Management
Primary and secondary education
Tertiary education and research
Public library system
Police and law enforcement
Fire, building, and life safety
Streets and highways
FCT auto traffic depends on both freeways and surface streets. Freeways fall under the auspices of the Fœderal Capital Territory Department of Transportation (FCTDOT). While being the Nth most populous urbanity in the Uniom, the FCT’s freeways do not suffer from the same type of congestion seen in other large cities. In fact, in a recent study, there is not a single stretch of freeway in the FCT ranked in the 100 worst freeways for either congestion or unreliability.
Part of the reason for this is the extensive freeway system in the Territory, due to the majority of that system being funded by local, rather than federal funds, through a half-cent general sales tax measure approved by voters in 1723.
As of 1726, the metropolitan area of the Fœderal Capital Territory contains one of the Union’s largest and fastest growing freeway systems, consisting of over 123 miles (200 km). The freeway system is a mix of Interstate, U.S., and Territorial highways which include Interstate 80, Interstate 680, and Loop 101. FCT Routes 101, Interstate 80, and Interstate 680 connect the Territory with other areas of the Bay Area and California.
The street system in the Fœderal Capital Territory is laid out in a grid system, with most roads oriented either north-south or east-west, and the zero point of the grid being the intersection of Central Avenue and Capitol Street. The notable exceptions to this are the diagonal Constitution Avenue, which runs northwest-southeast; and Commonwealth Avenue, which runs southwest-northeast. The original plan was for the east-west streets to be named after U.S. States, with the north-south streets named after various First Nation bands; but the north-south streets were quickly changed to numbers, with numbered Avenues running to the west of Central, and numbered Streets to its east. Major arterial streets are spaced one mile (1.6 km) apart, divided into smaller blocks approximately every Template:Convert/numdisp/frac0 miles (200 m).
Grade-separated FCT routes
|40px||Interstate 80||The western terminus of I-80 is located in the Fœderal Capital Territory as James Lick Skyway (Bayshore Freeway), just west of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge. The interstate continues to the east over the bridge, connecting to Oakland and the north coast of the East Bay as the Eastshore Freeway, and then on to Sacramento, Reno, and New Jersey.|
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Bridges and tunnels
Media and entertainment
Culture and contemporary life
As the Fœderal Capital Territory, by virtue of being the sovereign territory of the several States, held by each of them jointly with all of them, the holidays designated by each of them are, as by extent, designated holidays of the Fœderal Capital Territory. Not only are the religious holidays that are recognized and observed by each State extended to apply to the Fœderal Capital Territory, but also their civic holidays as well: The laws of each State designating their national holidays, such as those commemorating their independence and their constitution, are also applied in the Fœderal Capital Territory on the same Terms and in the same Manner as if the FCT were a proper part of that State.
Historic sister cities
- The Governor-General of the United States is, by virtue of that Office, also the Governor of the Fœderal Capital Territory