Homeworld Commissariats of Earth Edit
Every commissariat official holds dual civilian and military ranks allowed by their citizenship tier. A commissariat is governed by a Commissar-General, often held by a Marshall, appointed by the High Marshal and approved by the Commissariat's Regional Assembly. Most powers in regional governments are vested in the Commissar-General's Office, with the Regional Assembly channeling the will of popular sentiment, business interests, scientific organizations, and non-governmental organizations.
Commissariats may be created, expanded, reduced, or dissolved by order of the High Marshal, on approval of the National Assembly. By the late 27th century the GTU had a half-dozen or so interstellar commissariats, along with newly acquired territories that would likely later be reformed into new ones.
Interstellar Commissariats extant in 2690 included Edit
The Core Sector, centered on the Sol System and early GTU colonies are exempt from the Commissariat system, have no self-governance and are ruled directly by the National Assembly. Highly important but lightly or uninhabited systems, such as the L-Cluster or the Xani Core World are governed as part of the Core Sector.
Occasionally the GTU would retain conquered regions as Occupation Zones, without formally including them in the Union. These regions were ruled by martial law, and were either a step towards integration as full commissariats, or an end to their occupation and release as Terran Protectorates.
Meaning of the word "Commissariat" Edit
Terran Commissariats should not be confused with other meanings of the word commissariat. The commissariats of the GTU are political/military subdivisions of the GTU, with no almost separation between civil government and the military. Possibly confused meanings include:
- A police station.
- A logistics unit which provides military units with food and supplies.
- Russian/USSR military commissariats, charged with military administrative actives.
- People's Commissariats of the USSR, akin to government ministries rather than territorial governments.
- Political Commissars, individuals charged with overseeing political orthodoxy in military units.