Annexed Territory is organised into Provinces which are administered by the Emperor and Autocrat directly through the appointment of Imperial Agents known as Governors.
The purpose of a Provincial Governors is to represent the Emperor and Autocrat and enforce Imperial Law; Governors can implement Provincial Ordinances in accordance with Imperial Decree CII - On Provincial Administration.
Provincial Development is overseen by the Minister of Provincial Development, who carries out the Memorandum on Provincial Development. The Memorandum outlines individualised Development Plans for each Province and are undertaken over 12 months.
Definition of a Province: A Province is an administrative division of the Empire of Lehmark that has undertaken the Annexation Process and is governed by Governors and whose development is managed and overseen by the Minister of Provincial Development.
Citizens of Lehmark may Apply via the Citizen Annexation Request Form (or the like) to begin the Annexation Process. Annexed Provinces must purchase and display and Imperial Flag.
The Department of Foreign Affairs will review the Application for Annexation and forward to the Emperor and Autocrat for final review.
Upon Imperial Assent, the Applicant will be presented with a Treaty of Annexation to review. Pending no amendments the Applicant will sign and return. The Emperor will sign as well and return to the Department.
The Emperor will prepare, sign and publish relevant Imperial Decree(s) to Ratify the Treaty. Thereby completing the Annexation Process. The Emperor may choose to grant Citizens the Privilege of Peerage as reward.