The Encyclopaedia Britannica; A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature, with New Maps and Original American Articles by Eminent Writers Volume 10

The Encyclopaedia Britannica; A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature, with New Maps and Original American Articles by Eminent Writers Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...patents, protection of intellectual property, navigation of rivers and canals, civiland criminal 1 legislation, judicial procedure, sanitary police, and control of the press and of associations. The executive power is in the emperor's hands. He represents the empire internationally, and can declare war if defensive, and make peace as well as enter into treaties. with other nations; he also appoints and receives ambassadors. For declaring offensive war the consent of the fedeml council must be obtained. The separate states have the privilege of sending ambassadors to the other courts; but all consuls abroad are oificials of the empire, and are named by the emperor. Both the federal O011IlCl.l. and the reichstag meet in annual. sessions convolred by the emperor who has the right of proroguing and dissolving the diet; but the prorogation must not exceed 60 days, and in case of dissolution new elections must be ordered within 60 days, and the new session opened within 90 days. All laws for the regulation of the empire must, in order to pass, receive the votes of an absolute majority of the federal council and the reichstag. The subjoined table gives the number of votes which the separate states have in the federal council. Each state may appoint as many members to the federal council as it has votes. The table also gives the number of the deputies in the reichstag. The official order of precedence of the 26 states is given in a former table (see p. 455); here they are arranged in the order of the number of their inhabitants; Representation in Fczkral Council and Reiclwlag. '.""i's'l'r3 $.'ii1' .'.l.'.'..'.""'..."show more

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  • Paperback | 1128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 56mm | 1,969g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 123687420X
  • 9781236874207