In the year 2017 AD, the people of the continent situated between the Indian and Atlantic oceans and the Mediterranean and Red seas resolve to form a continental federal democracy, fortify and safeguard the continental borders, secure, develop and sustainably harness their natural resources, prescribe and ensure equal citizenship, protection and opportunity and advance prosperity. All public authorities in the continental federation shall be democratic institutions and accountable to the people under the continental constitution through free and fair elections and the legislative and judicial branches of government. The colonial borders shall be reviewed with due regard accorded to regional, historical and cultural ties, economic expediency and the requirements of policy and planning. Measures for new state lines may be effected by federal legislation requiring confirmation by referendum.