Following the chaos of the Crisis of 2008, Parliament fell inactive. To spur activity, the following bill was suggested.
Emperor Qianlong submitted the following petition to Parliament on November 27, 2008:
“Well, ladies and gentlemen, in the responsibility that I have have before this forum and the world, I would like to make a proposal that reflects the boldness of the AH.commonwealth. In the past, we have seen the annexation of territories like Alsace-Lorraine, Cyprus, Michigan and Somalia in accordance with the Sargon Doctrine.
“What I would like to bring forth here is something so magnificent that it will overshadow any of the other projects. Okay, maybe not all, but the lot of them.
“In the 1920s, there was a German architect named Hermann Sörgel who proposed the construction of a massive hydroelectric dam at the straight Strait of Gibraltar. This would allow a lowering of the sea level of the Mediterranean by as much as 200 meters, creating what Sörgel envisioned to be a unified continent he dubbed “Atlantropa”. In addition to massive amount of clean electric energy, his project would also create massive amounts of free land that could be used for agriculture. Additionally, Sörgel envisioned the creation of a series of artificial lakes that would be used to irrigate the Sahara, creating even more free land that would allow for a stable and peaceful development in the future, and that would force to people of Europe and Africa to cooperate.
“Now, as we all know, most regretably Sörgel's project never came into frution. However, under the courtesy of AH.com, these plans will finally be realized. Therefore, I would hereby like to propose a grand project to the parliament:
“Imagine the possibilities!
“Hence, I would propose the formation of an AH.comtropa Institute which will work out a schedule to realize the project. The further details of the project need still to be worked out, but I am sure that all the problems associated with it can be solved. So, as a conclusion of my petition, I'd like ask the parliament for support in this bold endeavour.
“Thank you. Thank you very much.”
The bill immediately saw support for TheDarkServant (E) and Minister of Vengeance maverick (E), but it was VulcanTrekkie45 (YSP) who agreed to sponsor the bill on November 28, motioning for the creation of “a committee for the drafting of legislation regarding the AH.comtropa Institute”.
The Parliament of AH.com shall form a committee for the drafting of legislation regarding the creation of the AH.comtropa Institute.
Official voting began on February 1, 2009 and will end on February 8, 2009.
NONE voted against.
This bill met the conditions outlined in the Legislative Procedures Act for expedited unanimous passage on February 1 and was eligible for signing by the president on February 2. Voting officially closed on February 8, in accordance with Article III of the Legislative Procedures Act, the bill passing with 6 votes in favor, none against, and 9 abstaining.
The bill was signed into law by President Sargon on February 13, 2009.