Golden Circle Inquisition Dissolved/ New Government and Imperial Privy Council Proclaimed
King Bleys has lifted the emergency measures that were imposed in the Golden Circle.
“With 99% of the strife over, and peace returning to the loyal client kingdoms of the Golden Circle, I am delighted and proud to end the Inquisition. The Golden Circle is now looking after its own Reconstruction under totally loyalty to the Crown.” said King Bleys at Court today.
I hereby create the Imperial Privy Council for the Empire of the Golden Circle, to facilitate good government under the authority of the new Imperial Viceroy. There will be a Cabinet to supervise all areas of government under the central authority while respecting the autonomy of the Client Kings. This includes all Foreign Affairs outside the Golden Circle. Client Kings may have Embassies with each other and High Commissions in Amber City but may not have relations with sovereign nations outside of Amber.
There will be a customs union inside the Golden Circle and a special Free Trade agreement with the Kingdom of Amber. The Kingdom of Amber will negotiate any trade agreements with all foreign powers in friendship and with an eye for prosperity.
There will be a Judicial process that will be under the supervision of the Imperial Viceroy, as in the Courts in Amber and under the King of Amber. The Coke principle does not exist in Amber and the Oberon Doctrine still remains in place and is extended to the new Imperial Viceroyalty. The Golden Circle model shall be Federal in nature.
We thank the Grand Inquisitor, Prince Wendell for his years of effort in winning the hearts and minds, stopping the rebels and feeding the tummies.
We name my grandson, Prince Wendell, as the Viceroy of the Golden Circle, Chief Administrator and Commander in Chief of its Armed Forces effective immediately.
Client Kings will, upon their accession and once, every seven years, be required to present themselves and do homage to the Viceroy, or to the Emperor (King Bleys of Amber) when he visits and holds an Imperial Durbar.
Tribute from client kings is now abolished. It will be replaced by a direct taxation system, administered by the Imperial Government of the Golden Circle, which should cost less per capita than the previous tribute, but is expected to produce many efficiencies. Client Kingdoms may also have their own taxation system, which will be separate from the Imperial GC Government. The Imperial Government will issue its transfer payments to the Royal Government in Amber, based upon discussions between the two bodies.”
King Bleys noted that over 40,000 Amber subjects are officers in the Imperial Army and Navy, officials, bureaucrats and NCOs in the new Golden Circle administration. He also said that many new graduates of the Helgram Academy are being actively recruited to assist in building the new government. All have been tested for loyalty to King Bleys. His Majesty stated that due to job training programmes set up by the new Imperial Viceroy, these opportunities can give Helgrams and other High Bloods opportunities for gainful, progressive employment, without the need to go through special retraining programs like the one in Malus City, UT.