There are four basic systems for organizing territory with the UKA. In decreasing order of autonomy they are: Class I Commonwealths, Class II Commonwealths, Royal Provinces, and Royal Territories.
Class I Commonwealth States are sovereign states. They are bound to the UKA by a close military defensive and offensive alliance. In most cases, Class I states' armed forces remain under direct UKA operational control. Promotion within the Class I states armed forces are the prerogative of that state, though many of the senior positions are usually held by UKA officers, though this is becoming less common. Outside of the sphere of foreign policy, Class I states are completely independent of UKA political control, at least in theory. Subjects and citizens of Class I Commonwealth States are not considered UKA subjects.
Class II Commonwealth States are federal members of the UKA, in a fashion analogous to the states of the United States, although with considerably more autonomy. No Class II Commonwealth State possesses a military, or may conduct any foreign policy. They do have the right to elect members to Parliament's House of Commons. Subjects and citizens of Class II Commonwealth States are considered subjects of the UKA Crown . All Class II Commonwealth States have a governor general appointed by the king, who has the right of veto over any legislative act promulgated by that government, and the power of summoning the National Guard in emergencies.
Royal Provinces are administered directly by a governor general appointed by the king, such appointments being confirmed by a two thirds vote of the House of Commons. Legislative power is vested in the UKA House of Commons. People living in Royal Provinces are UKA subjects, who do have the right to elect members to the House of Commons.
Royal Territories are administered directly by a governor general appointed by the king, such appointments being confirmed by a two thirds vote of the House of Commons. Legislative power is vested in the UKA House of Commons. Subjects of Royal Territories are UKA subjects, but do not have the right to elect members to the House of Commons.
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