|Universal Triumvirate Department of State|
|"Diplomacy never fails, the diplomat does"|
|Purpose||To form relations with those external to the Triumvirate, manage alliances, assisting Triumvirate members abroad, and to protect the Triumvirates interests abroad|
|Formed||With the original Executive Branch: January 27th, 2010|
|Preceding Department/Systems||Previously called the "Department of Diplomacy"|
|Deputy Chief Ambassador||Vacant|
The Universal Triumvirate Department of State is a widely renowned political force within the Triumvirate. Along with being one of the most successful departments, it has also been one of the most influential in foreign outlook of the Triumvirate. That is only to be expected though due to what the responsibilities of the Department of State are. The Department of State manages the diplomacy and negotiations for the Triumvirate, they are a liaison for the Triumvirate in external factions. They make agreements, form treaties, and make sure the Triumvirate is heard throughout domains other than the Triumvirate. It is regulated by several sections of the Constitution and 10 UTC. It is lead by the Chief Ambassador.
The Department of State is responsible for the diplomatic functions of the Triumvirate. The department is made up of diplomats and diplomatic filers who put together reports on the outside world. The Department of State can then look at things the Triumvirate should get involved in. They might suggest to the Executive Branch that the Triumvirate allies with a faction or they might suggest the Triumvirate uses its diplomats to break up a dispute between allies.
They also provide aide and are responsible for the well-being of Triumvirate members "abroad". This means that they are the department that protects and advises Triumvirate members who are visiting another group outside of the Triumvirate.
The Department of State has several ranks to determine the members within the department.
- [S-1], Diplomatic Worker: All new recruits to the diplomatic core should generally be of this rank. These individuals are not licensed to negotiate for the Triumvirate. This rank shall serve as a learning rank and one for those involved very little.
- [S-2], Attaché: Those who are able to participate in, but not on their own, diplomatic actions. The individuals of this rank are not licensed to negotiate for the Triumvirate. They may not command any rank below them.
- [S-3], Emissary: Individuals who may negotiate for the Triumvirate in lesser negotiations. They may not command any rank below them.
- [S-4], Diplomat: Individuals who may negotiate for the Triumvirate in a very formal or important case. They may also serve as assigned diplomats, individuals that are assigned to a particular group as the representative of the Triumvirate for them. They may only issue commands to [D-1] and [D-2] personnel.
- [S-5], Ambassador: May issue commands to those below them so long as it does not conflict with a higher command.
- [S-6], The Chief Ambassador: An Executive position, the commander of the Department of State. They must act if the Executive Branch so decrees or desires but otherwise may command and run the Department of State. There may only be one person of rank [D-6]
- TDS:Recognized States: The Department of State maintains an up-to-date record of all states and factions recognized as sovereign.
- TDS:International Crime: Our international crime reporting and management area.
- TDS:Site Registry: Information for Triumvirate citizens on what sites the Triumvirate has presence on, safety of sites, and prevalence of our presence.