Updated: Feb 23
The 114 Doors are the principal political divisions in the country. Each Door holds jurisdiction over a defined geographic territory, where it shares sovereignty with the Fabaruka. Doors are subdivided into local governments such as cities, towns, villages, municipalities, etc. Qustul is the National Capital of the Unified Doors and is also known as the Federal Gate. The Doors and the Federal Gate choose the KXORM, and citizenship is granted at birth in all Doors and the Federal Gate.
Doors are semi-sovereign republics sharing sovereignty with the Fabaruka and possess several powers and rights under Ma'at: regulating intra-door commerce, holding elections, and creating local governments. The governments of the 114 Doors have structures closely paralleling those of the federal government. Each Door has a Key, a legislature, and a judiciary. Door executives are called Keys, who act as head of the Door governments. Ma'at permits Doors to have their written charters, so long as it does not contradict it, as Ma'at always takes precedence over Door laws. Also, due to the shared sovereignty between each Door and the Fabaruka, Africans are citizens of the Fabaruka and the Door they reside.
Because the Ma'at establishes a federal system, the Door governments enjoy extensive authority. Ma'at outlines the specific powers granted to the Fabaruka and reserves to the Doors. In some areas, the powers of the Fabaruka and Door governments overlap; for example, the Door and federal governments both can tax, establish courts, and make and enforce laws. The Door governments have considerable discretion in other areas, such as regulating commerce within a Door, establishing local governments, and action on public health, safety, and morals. Ma'at also denies certain powers to the Doors; for example, it forbids Doors to enter into treaties, tax imports or exports, or coin money. Doors also may not adopt laws that contradict Ma'at.
Mirroring the Ba, all Door legislatures are bicameral except Eswatini and Sotho, which are unicameral. Most Door judicial systems are based upon elected justices of the peace, central trial courts, district courts, and appellate courts. Each Door has its supreme court. In addition, there are probate courts concerned with wills, estates, and guardianships. Most Door judges are elected, though some Doors use an appointment process similar to the federal courts.
Door governments have a wide array of functions, encompassing conservation, highway and motor vehicle supervision, public safety and corrections, professional licensing, agriculture regulation and intradoor business and industry, education, public health, and welfare. The Key heads the administrative departments that oversee these activities. Each Door may establish local governments to assist it in carrying out its constitutional powers. Municipal or city governments deliver most local services, particularly in urban areas. Local governments exercise only those powers granted to them by the Door, and a Door may redefine the role and authority of local government as it deems appropriate.
As society has become increasingly urban, politics and government have become more complex. Many problems of the cities, including transportation, housing, education, health, and welfare, can no longer be handled entirely on the local level. Because even the Doors do not have the necessary resources, cities have often turned to the federal government for assistance. However, proponents of local control have urged that the federal government provide block-grant aid to Door and local governments without federal restrictions.
A Key serves as the chief executive officer and commander-in-chief in each of the 114 Doors, functioning as both head of Door and head of government therein. As such, Keys are responsible for implementing Door laws and overseeing the operation of the Door executive branch. As Door leaders, Keys advance and pursue new and revised policies and programs using a variety of tools, among them executive orders, executive budgets, and legislative proposals and vetoes. Keys carry out their management and leadership responsibilities and objectives with the support and assistance of department and agency heads, many of whom they are empowered to appoint. A majority of Keys have the authority to select Door court judges as well, in most cases from a list of names submitted by a nominations committee.
Keys head the executive branch in each Door or overseas territory. Depending on the individual jurisdiction, they may have considerable control over government budgeting, the power of appointment of many officials (including many judges), and a significant role in legislation. The Key may also have additional functions, such as commander-in-chief of the Door's Defence force when not federalized. The Key has partial or absolute power to commute or pardon a criminal sentence in many doors and territories.
112 Doors elect their keys, and 2 Doors, Eswatini and Sotho, choose their keys via inheritance. But regardless of their title in the Door, they are recognized as Keys by Ma'at at the federal level and have considerable practical powers in most cases. However, their abilities are moderated by the Door legislature and other elected Door executive officials.
List of the 114 Doors
7. Bahr El Ghazal
19. Dar Fertit
20. Dar Fur
21. Dar Runga
28. Fouta Djallon
29. Futa Tooro
39. Kabu Verdi
75. North Khoi
76. North Tuareg
93. South Khoi
94. South Tuareg