We Hope You Enjoy Your Conquest

From the earlier – which is to say, closer to the fervor of the revolution – days of the Empire’s history:

“Congratulations on your polity’s recent annexation by the Empire of the Star!”

“Whether we have come as the result of a war with your previous government, or merely to put an end to the oppression and anarchy of its former rule, we do so with good will to all who have not, and do not, act against us.  Please accept our assurances that we do not come to plunder, enslave, or exploit.  All your personal freedoms and property rights will be respected.  Nothing will be taken from you – any goods that we require will be purchased openly – nor will any forced labor be required, and no legionaries will be housed in your homes or businesses.  Any crimes committed against you by our forces will be punished most severely.”

“Furthermore, our requirements are few.  We have little interest in regulating your lives and culture; we demand only that you refrain from practicing violence or compulsion, against Imperial citizen-shareholders or against each other, respect the property of your fellows, adhere to any agreements which you voluntarily make, and pay the same minimal tax as Imperial citizen-shareholders for the maintenance of public works.  Such restrictions under which you may have previously labored are hereby abolished.”

“While it may be necessary to continue to maintain a military government in your region for a short while, until the public safety can be assured, we look forward to establishing a civilian government as soon as possible, at which time weapons restrictions will be removed, freedom of travel throughout the Empire restored, and full sharing of technology and upgrading of public infrastructure will commence.  Also, at this time, any of you will be able to take up Imperial citizen-shareholdership on the same terms as the Imperial-born, and we hope that many of you will exercise this option.  For more information on the new order of the world, please consult the remainder of this publication.”

“If we all cooperate and work together, we should soon be able to bring this new province, your home, out of the darkness and into the new era of enlightenment and civilization.”

– Authoritative Guide to the Empire for the New Peripheral,
Ministry of Civic Information, 1480

Easy Admissions

SO-0004: Imperial Admission Procedures

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If you are interested in visiting the Empire for any reason, including to take up employment, rather than taking up citizenship, be advised that there is no requirement to obtain an entry visa or other permit before arriving at the port of entry, nor are there any restrictions on length of stay, or a visitor’s ability to work, own property, or engage in other activities while resident.

Visitors are required to place on record a legally binding commitment to abide by the Fundamental Contract and to comply with the equivalent of the Responsibilities of the Citizen in the Imperial Charter (form SO-I-180) upon entry, violation of which agreement renders the visitor liable to deportation.

The Empire does reserve the right to prevent the entry of security threats (including citizens of threat nations), public health risks, criminals, and those previously deported from the Empire.

For further details on these requirements and restrictions, consult document SO-0100 – So, You Want To Visit The Empire?: Entry Requirements.

If you are interested in becoming an Imperial citizen-shareholder, you may do so at any time, after having entered the Empire as a visitor or as part of that process, by renouncing any previous allegiance or sovereign rights-contract, formally signing the Imperial Charter, and purchasing one citizen-share at the current floating market price (ticker: E).  The Empire sets no quotas or other such restrictions on the ability to adopt Imperial citizenship.

For further details on adopting Imperial citizenship, consult document SO-0200 – So, You Want To Be An Imperial?: A Guide For Prospective Citizen-Shareholders.

If you are a head of state, senior government official, leader of a large political party or faction, or owner of a recognized or unrecognized private sovereignty, and wish to join the Empire as a coadunate group and/or sovereign volume, consult document SO-0300 – So, You Want To Join The Empire?: Applying for Admission.

If you are the leader of an freedom-seeking revolutionary group in accord with the Imperial libertist-technepractic consensus, and wish to arrange possible assistance and/or annexation, consult document SO-1463 – So, You Want To Be Liberated?: Requesting Imperial Interventions.