The Kingdom of Mars is a sovereign state that occupies the entire surface of Mars and it's two moons, as well as a number of small colonies scattered across the Solar system. It is populated primarily by the lobsters, the 'angels' of the Pie, along with significant fat, pug and droid minorities. The capital of Mars is Olympus Mons, a giant hollowed out volcano which contains a city almost as large as France inside.
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The central government is elected is a system not dissimilar to the Westminster system, where a House of Representatives is elected by first-past-the-post for shorter terms while a House of Lords is elected by a more proportional system for longer terms of office. The majority of the power lies with the Representatives, which is where the Chancellor (head of the largest party and government) is usually elected from.
Mars is also divided into thirteen states which are as follows:
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Bakerland = Prince Steel III
Clawshire = Princess Silk
Crustshire = Prince Charcoal II
Fat Crater = Princess Toffee
Khan Valley = Prince Blade IV
North Pole = Prince Snowball
Olympus Mons = Prince Maximum III
Phobos and Deimos = Prince Jimothy VII
Pugland = Princess Puggles Pugster
Squidshire = Princess Aroma II
Three Cities = Prince Lard
Western Plains = Prince Berry
Prince Lard is a fatling, Princess Puggles Pugster is a pug and Prince Jimothy VI is a droid. The remaining ten Princes and Princesses are all lobsters. The thirteen monarchs together form the Royal Council, who vote on each pieces of legislation that is passed by the two elected houses. Realistically it is very rare for the Council to actually block laws passed by the elected houses as their powers are generally understood to be held in reserve.