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Re: Worker's Republic Of Terra

Postby Subotai45 » 02 Nov 2017, 02:46

MinnesotanKaiser wrote:And lastly, the military was almost entirely comprised of Venusian weaponry, a major insult to nationalists in the Republic, especially with the wave of anti-Venusian rhetoric that swept through the nation after the Venusian intervention incident.


"Let's get one thing clear," Prime Minister Viktor Dragon states. "When you refer to 'the Venusian intervention incident,' you are not recalling a time when the armed forces of the government of Venus deployed its armed forces in an attempt to support an aggressive neighbor and rebellious factions within your country in their unjust attempt to overthrow the legitimate government of your country. You are recalling a time in which you foolishly sent in your troops to foment revolution and cause destruction. Any deaths caused by the intervention are wholly the fault of your government, in your unprovoked assault on the people of the Empire of Venus. It was not Venus that attacked your nation, it was your nation that smashed itself against the might of the Empire."

"We bear no responsibility for the deaths of the cowards who struck while we were distracted, fighting enemies on all sides. We bear no blame for smashing your forces, destroying all the invaders that sought to subjugate our planet. Their deaths lie on you, you who sent them to into the maw of the most powerful empire ever known, to be chewed up and swallowed without a trace. We will not apologize, we will never apologize, for doing what was both right in just, in defending the empire, the people, and the planet, from offworld communistic rule. Long live the Empress. Long live the Venusian Nation," he concludes.
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Re: Worker's Republic Of Terra

Postby MinnesotanKaiser » 04 Nov 2017, 00:04

Subotai45 wrote:"Let's get one thing clear," Prime Minister Viktor Dragon states. "When you refer to 'the Venusian intervention incident,' you are not recalling a time when the armed forces of the government of Venus deployed its armed forces in an attempt to support an aggressive neighbor and rebellious factions within your country in their unjust attempt to overthrow the legitimate government of your country. You are recalling a time in which you foolishly sent in your troops to foment revolution and cause destruction. Any deaths caused by the intervention are wholly the fault of your government, in your unprovoked assault on the people of the Empire of Venus. It was not Venus that attacked your nation, it was your nation that smashed itself against the might of the Empire."

"We bear no responsibility for the deaths of the cowards who struck while we were distracted, fighting enemies on all sides. We bear no blame for smashing your forces, destroying all the invaders that sought to subjugate our planet. Their deaths lie on you, you who sent them to into the maw of the most powerful empire ever known, to be chewed up and swallowed without a trace. We will not apologize, we will never apologize, for doing what was both right in just, in defending the empire, the people, and the planet, from offworld communistic rule. Long live the Empress. Long live the Venusian Nation," he concludes.


The Worker's Republic of Terra refrains from making a comment in response to this illegitimate excuse for a country, otherwise known as the "Empire of Venus."
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Re: Worker's Republic Of Terra

Postby kingpie3 » 04 Nov 2017, 06:27

Considering the fact that the Worker's Republic of Terra is essentially a puppet of the Mattibean Union it does not surprise Baunair they would make that comment.
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Re: Worker's Republic Of Terra

Postby MinnesotanKaiser » 10 Nov 2017, 17:44

The 4539 elections marked the end of the supremacy and unity of the Terran Socialist Party. The Party, in its first six years of existence, failed to act cohesively despite their super majority in the Supreme Council. Prior to the elections, the party finally split up into several different socialist parties with different visions of how the Republic should act. Remarkably, Èva Joffrey secured her third term as Secretary General, although her first term lasted only three years. At the still very young age of 59, Èva takes control of the Republic and has vocally supported further economic reform, a crucial policy stance of her party, the National Worker's Alliance. However, Èva stands at a very low level of public support, as the election had produced several highly popular candidates who all obtained a relatively equal number of votes. For this reason, many have predicted that the next six years will be riddled with political conflict in the People's Council as no party holds a clear majority.

Supreme Council Seats
Terran Democratic Socialist Party - 16
National Worker's Alliance - 14
Liberal Reform Party - 8
Terran Syndicalist Party - 7
Communist Party of West Africa - 3
West African Nationalist Party - 3
Monarchist Party - 0

Supreme Council Chairman Vote
Katlego Francine:
Terran Democratic Socialist Party - FOR
National Worker's Alliance - AGAINST
Liberal Reform Party - FOR
Terran Syndicalist Party - AGAINST
Communist Party of West Africa - AGAINST
West African Nationalist Party - ABSTAIN
Total: 24 FOR

Esther Eugène:
Terran Democratic Socialist Party - AGAINST
National Worker's Alliance - FOR
Liberal Reform Party - AGAINST
Terran Syndicalist Party - FOR
Communist Party of West Africa - FOR
West African Nationalist Party - ABSTAIN
Total: 24 FOR

Since there was a tie, which amazed many, the newly elected Secretary General was given the task of breaking the tie. Needless to say, Èva Joffrey, broke the tie in favor of her fellow party member.

Supreme Council Chairman: Esther Eugène

Secretary General Election
Èva Joffrey - 31%
Kwame Manon - 21%
Joël Ariane - 19%
Oluwatoyin Cyrielle - 16%
Julien Ngozi - 6%
Wanda Loup - 5%
Édith Axelle - 2%

Terran Democratic Socialist Party - The Democratic Socialists are widely seen as the biggest moderate party in the Republic. Although they have the most seats in the Supreme Council, the party doesn't necessarily stand in a position of formidable strength. For one, the Secretary General is of the National Worker's Alliance, the party's major rival. Concerning policy, the following chart(which I copied from Party Politics) lays out their stances well.

The Economy
- Economic Model: mixed
- Taxation: targeted; medium
- Investment: low spending
- Transport: nationalised

Foreign Affairs
- Defence: low spending
- Foreign Relations: participatory
- Foreign Aid: medium
- Immigration: qualified

Social Policy
- Health: state
- Education: state
- Welfare: high
- Policing: low spending

Industrial Policy
- Trade: mixed
- Research: high
- Energy: state
- Environment: positive

National Worker's Alliance - The National Worker's Alliance, under the capable leadership of Madame Joffrey, is a major advocate for further nationalization of the economy and the international spread of socialist republics. The party is in a very influential position in the Supreme Council and controls the very top of the Bureaucracy with the Secretary General's position. Concerning policy:

The Economy
- Economic Model: state
- Taxation: targeted; high
- Investment: low spending
- Transport: nationalised

Foreign Affairs
- Defence: high
- Foreign Relations: participatory and interventionist
- Foreign Aid: high
- Immigration: closed policy

Social Policy
- Health: state
- Education: state
- Welfare: high
- Policing: high

Industrial Policy
- Trade: protectionist policy
- Research: medium
- Energy: state
- Environment: neutral

Liberal Reform Party - The Liberal Reform Party is a major advocate for lessening governmental authority and opening up the Republic to the rest of the global economy and increasing political acceptance and diversity. The party, however, has support from a demographically small group of citizens with little growth. After the first six years, the party increasingly began to side with the Terran Socialist Party and is now a relative ally of the Democratic Socialists, yet they still disagree on certain issues. Concerning policy:

The Economy
- Economic Model: mixed
- Taxation: targeted; medium
- Investment:medium
- Transport: nationalised

Foreign Affairs
- Defence: low spending
- Foreign Relations: participatory
- Foreign Aid: medium
- Immigration: open

Social Policy
- Health: mixed
- Education: state
- Welfare: high
- Policing: low spending

Industrial Policy
- Trade: free
- Research: high
- Energy: mixed
- Environment: positive

Terran Syndicalist Party - The Syndicalists have been major advocates of overhauling the democratic system and giving workers all of the power in government. Their ideology supports the theory that government would be better run by economic bodies with meritocratically appointed leaders making national decisions at the top. The political ideology itself was highly influenced by the PCG after the incorporation of Colombia into the PCG almost a decade ago. Concerning policy:

The Economy
- Economic Model: state
- Taxation: There would be no taxation
- Investment: high
- Transport: nationalised

Foreign Affairs
- Defence: medium spending
- Foreign Relations: participatory
- Foreign Aid: medium
- Immigration: closed policy

Social Policy
- Health: state
- Education: state
- Welfare: high
- Policing: medium

Industrial Policy
- Trade: protectionist policy
- Research: high
- Energy: state
- Environment: positive

Communist Party of West Africa - The Communist Party, over the last six years, has become increasingly aggressive in their political strategy. The break up of the Terran Socialist Party greatly benefited them as they now have a strong ally in the National Worker's Alliance. However, the party has a different end goal, government dismantling and national communalism. Concerning policy:

The Economy
- Economic Model: state
- Taxation: There would theoretically be none
- Investment: none
- Transport: nationalised

Foreign Affairs
- Defence: high
- Foreign Relations: isolationist stance
- Foreign Aid: low spending
- Immigration: closed policy

Social Policy
- Health: state
- Education: state
- Welfare: high
- Policing: high

Industrial Policy
- Trade: protectionist policy
- Research: low spending
- Energy: state
- Environment: positive

West African Nationalist Party - The West African Nationalists lost a small portion of their former support over the last years, but their policy remains the same. The continue to despise the national government as well as the Empire of Venus. The party stands in a weak position in the Supreme Council with no allies in sight. Concerning policy:

The Economy
- Economic Model: market.
- Taxation: universal; low
- Investment: low spending
- Transport: privatised

Foreign Affairs
- Defence: high
- Foreign Relations: participatory and interventionist
- Foreign Aid: low spending
- Immigration: qualified

Social Policy
- Health: mixed
- Education: mixed
- Welfare: low spending
- Policing: medium

Industrial Policy
- Trade: free
- Research: low spending
- Energy: private system
- Environment: neutral

Monarchist Party - Luckily, the election period for the Monarchists was less violent by far them this time. However, as if to make up for it, the Monarchists lost their one seat in the Supreme Council, although they still have seats in several Regional Councils. The party is extremely ideological based this time around and has failed to truly identify a policy stance on much. This may have been a major reason why they took a hit this election.
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Re: Worker's Republic Of Terra

Postby MinnesotanKaiser » 19 Nov 2017, 20:31

Secretary General Èva Joffrey and the Directors of the Armed Forces of Terra have officially concluded the military reforms on Èva Joffrey's agenda. The newly reformed military, focusing on quality over quantity, is much cheaper than it's predecessor with a 16% decrease in spending being allocated towards the sector. However, during the update period, spending went up an additional few percentage points of the budget, leading many to think military spending was escalating.
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Re: Worker's Republic Of Terra

Postby MinnesotanKaiser » 28 Nov 2017, 01:29

I believe it's about time I describe what it’s actually like to live in the Republic and provide some nice anecdotes.

This is just the first of a series of articles and writings that I am formulating on West African society under the Worker’s Republic.

Every West African lives a structured life from birth till they come to their deathbed. This structured life is a core principle of West African society. However, this structured life is a new creation of an increasingly socialist nation.

Age 0:
Every West African is born to a registered family who has formally submitted an application to bring a young one into the world. Contrary to what many foreigners may immediately think, the application process is very fair and extremely easy for couples to successfully pass through. The National Healthcare Advisory and Administration Agency runs a program which seeks to aid couples wishing to create their own family. The program provides immense financial and legal aid for families that are either poor or have had setbacks towards childbearing eligibility.

The reason why families need formal permission to raise children is based on the founding principle that all West Africans should be able to live a stable and prosperous life from the day that they are born. Therefore, it is the widely accepted belief that anyone who is not ready for raising one of the nation’s children should not be able to. That is, unless the persons in question can prove to be suitable.

Thanks to this same policy, child poverty and homelessness is practically nonexistent as all children are born to stable families. Of course, there are a few exceptions of little concern, such as the unlucky children of the illegal prostitution industry and orphaned children of parents who have died in undesirable ways.

It is important to note that the child is considered to remain at age 0 until the first New Year Day of their life. On this occasion, the child enters his or her “first year.” Every year, the citizens of West Africa are considered to gain one year at the turn of the year. Just to illustrate, when little Luc turns three on New Year’s Day, so does everyone else who had been two that year.

Age 0-5:
Primary Child Phase
During this phase of the child’s life, they are not required to do anything other than doing what all children this age do: cry, play, and learn about the world around them.

Age 6-12:
Secondary Child Phase
The child goes through 7 years of basic education that centers around the core topics they will need in everyday Republic life. Major topics involve math, science, French, and social sciences, which they learn at the Community Primary Education Center.

At age ten, the child ceases to live at their parent’s home year round.Until the end of the phase, they live in their own dorm and receive support and supervision from their Childhood Guardian. Their Childhood Guardian, typically a locally revered elder or retired teacher, watches over them as if they were his or her child. The Guardian provides assistance and provides them with needed affection.

The introduction of the Childhood Guardian for the remainder of their Secondary Child Phase serves the purpose of weaning the child off of their patrimonial connections and switching their loyalty to that of the State. Yet, the parents will still be able to visit their child during a bi-monthly educational break and on national holidays.

Age 13-14:
Primary Teenage Phase
At the beginning of this phase, the teen takes an evaluation that will assess their physical traits, personality traits, their interests, and their inherent skills. These results then determine what educational path they will take, as well as potentially their future career. Depending on those same results, the teen will be sent to the respective regional educational facility where they will begin their more specialized education with like-minded students. It must also be noted that skill plays little part in where a student goes. To illustrate, I have provide the following example.

Jean has taken his assessment and has inherent skill and knowledge of engineering thanks to his dad’s career in the field. However, Jean despises engineering and mathematics and is more passionate about abstract concepts of the humanities. Instead of being placed in a mathematical track, Jean is placed in a humanity track.

This prioritization of interest over skill is a core principle of the educational advancement of the West African student. The principle is also easily backed up by the reality the student faces as well as by moral concepts. The student will likely not possess an adept knowledge or skill yet in life and may be influenced greatly by their parent’s specialization. Furthermore, it is seen as immoral and terrible to force one of the nation’s children to pursue a career phase that demoralises them.

At this point in life, Karl Marx’s famous quote, “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need,” comes into play in most of their phases in life. The teen is sent to a educational facility that will cater to his or her needs. If they are interested in technology, they will be sent to an regional location where they will receive further specialized education involving hands-on experiences and opportunities to express their interests.

Throughout the rest of this phase, the students are assimilated into the educational facilities daily doings. Speaking of which, the facility to which they are sent is now seen as their permanent home until the end of their teenage years. They live in a dorm with a Commandant acting as their at-home instructor and guardian. Despite the strict connotation of the title, most Commandants are seen as fatherly or motherly figures just like the Childhood Guardian, but simply more specialized in care of students.

Throughout the rest of their teenage years, the child will be able to remain in contact with their parents and may make bi-monthly visits home. Thanks to universal hologram technology, the students can communicate with them in a much more to-heart way, but from then on, the Commandant is the go to person for care.

It’s also important to note that during this phase, the students will engage in introductory classes that center around their chosen topic or specialty. However, they still have a very broad education that encompasses basic topics. As the years go by, more time will be diverted to the students personal speciality. This a core belief of the state that education should value specialization over being a jack-of-all-trades.

Age 15-17
Secondary Teenage Phase
Throughout the rest of their teenage phase, the students continually specialize their time towards topics that cater to their interests. At the end of every educational year, every student takes a more detailed evaluation of their traits and interests, as well as skills. Based on these more detailed results, the students take courses, classes and training sessions that close in on specific topics.

For instance, a student on the technological track may specialize on biology and organic sciences while another may focus on engineering. There is also a sharing of certain topics by topic tracks. To elaborate, the physical track may divide some students like so: one student may go down the military career track and will go through much more physical and mental training. Meanwhile, another will be trained as a labourer but will further specialize in engineering as a co-specialization.

That brings the specialization matter to another front. Some students will specialize in multiple areas to enhance their employment opportunities as well as catering to their own interests if their skill doesn’t match up with said interest. The hope would be to give students with meager employment career options or personally unsatisfactory topic placements with options for several job areas. At the end of their 17th year, the students, depending on their final educational classifications, will either experience further education on their specialization or will head into their career force.

This is where the students develop greatly different structures for the rest of their life. While some may go into further education, others will go into the workforce. Of the ones going into the workforce, some will engage in on-site training depending on the challenges inherent with the job or they will work after very little training. For example, individuals with military specialization will engage in military training as a job and will usually take up a job in their co-specialization. Others, like common labourers, will work after having little training.

Despite the differences in occupation, everyone is viewed equally. Discrimination of any sort, whether it be based on class, gender, or race, is strictly prohibited.

Upon becoming 18 years of age, all West Africans receive the right to vote and run for any political position. Age discrimination in politics is a given however, with very few young adults obtaining political positions.

Concerning those who continue their education, the length of their continued education is subject to variation. To illustrate, an individual in a humanities specialization will typically spend less education time than someone studying advanced genetic engineering. It should also be considered that this post primary education is entirely free and is seen as a continuation of the primary educational.

Furthermore, this phase of education, seen as the Secondary Phase, results in the separation of the students from their conglomerates in the main track educational facilities and distributes them to highly specialized facilities across the nation. This national distribution of students also has the intentional benefit of promoting a national unity as the nation feels much more intertwined.

Post-Education - Retirement(nationally set at age 75)

I will write simple portions of West African culture and society that will fill in what happens during this time of life at later dates.
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Re: Worker's Republic Of Terra

Postby MinnesotanKaiser » 24 Dec 2017, 18:17

I missed two elections so I'll just fill you all in on the happenings of both.

With the 4551 elections now over so is the long lasting reign of Èva Joffrey, Secretary General for 21 years. In her place, Marc Kibwe has been elected as Secretary General of the nation. Monsieur Kibwe, a liberal member of the Terran Democratic Socialist Party, takes a sharp contrast to the previous two decades of hard line socialist governance by Madame Joffrey. While his predecessor focused on increasing homogeneity in society and isolating the nation from others, Kibwe has taken a path of increased cooperation and promotion of international connections with other nations.

However, Kibwe is a maverick in his own party and isn't supported by a majority in the Supreme Council. For one, Kibwe has publicly stated that he will not remove reforms by Joffrey that would end the total state of nationalization of the economy, a policy highly unpopular among other Democratic Socialists. Yet, Kibwe is a vocal supporter of safeguarding the privatization of select sectors, such as the press. Despite his unpopularity among Councilmen and women, Kibwe will be able to build off the legislative legacy of Joffrey, a legacy of centralization of power into the hands of the Secretary General.

Supreme Council Seats
National Worker's Alliance - 15
Terran Democratic Socialist Party - 14
Terran Syndicalist Party - 11
Liberal Reform Party - 6
West African Nationalist Party - 2
Communist Party of West Africa - 2
Monarchist Party - 1

Supreme Council Chairman Vote
Amélie Idowu:
Terran Democratic Socialist Party - AGAINST
National Worker's Alliance - FOR
Liberal Reform Party - AGAINST
Terran Syndicalist Party - FOR
Communist Party of West Africa - FOR
West African Nationalist Party - AGAINST
Total: 28 FOR

Jocelyn Simisola:
Terran Democratic Socialist Party - FOR
National Worker's Alliance - AGAINST
Liberal Reform Party - FOR
Terran Syndicalist Party - AGAINST
Communist Party of West Africa - AGAINST
West African Nationalist Party - FOR
Total: 23 FOR

Supreme Council Chairman: Amélie Idowu

Secretary General Election
Marc Kibwe - 40%
Augustin Mathys - 39%
Ekwueme Mukami - 10%
Léonide Kariuki - 6%
Philippine Yanick - 3%
Thando Chiamaka - 1%
Alexandrie Mumbi - 1%




Marc Kibwe’s term as Secretary General was very eventful, and at times tense. In 4555, Brazil descended into chaos and Kibwe struggled with how to deal with Adriano’s de facto dictatorship. Rather than taking action desired by the people, Kibwe chose to sue to the League of Cairo and merely denounced Adriano for executing socialists without a fair trial. Meanwhile, a poll put support for intervention at 62% of poll takers. The people wanted war, and Kibwe wanted peace.

So when Augustin Mathys, protégé of Èva Joffrey and close second in the 4551 elections, declared that he would run for office, his future was set. Mathys, member of the National Workers Alliance, is a staunch supporter of intervention on the part of revolutionaries supporting socialism. Upon his election campaign, he voiced his support of military intervention in Brazil. Using this platform, Mathys went on to win the election to become Secretary General.

Supreme Council Seats
National Worker's Alliance - 19
Terran Syndicalist Party - 11
Terran Democratic Socialist Party - 10
Liberal Reform Party - 6
West African Nationalist Party - 3
Communist Party of West Africa - 2
Monarchist Party - 0

Supreme Council Chairman Vote
Amélie Idowu:
Terran Democratic Socialist Party - AGAINST
National Worker's Alliance - FOR
Liberal Reform Party - AGAINST
Terran Syndicalist Party - FOR
Communist Party of West Africa - FOR
West African Nationalist Party - FOR
Total: 35 FOR

Jocelyn Simisola:
Terran Democratic Socialist Party - FOR
National Worker's Alliance - AGAINST
Liberal Reform Party - FOR
Terran Syndicalist Party - AGAINST
Communist Party of West Africa - AGAINST
West African Nationalist Party - FOR
Total: 16 FOR

Supreme Council Chairman: Amélie Idowu

Secretary General Election
Augustin Mathys - 54%
Marc Kibwe - 28%
Ekwueme Mukami - 7%
Léonide Kariuki - 6%
Philippine Yanick - 3%
Thando Chiamaka - 1%
Alexandrie Mumbi - 1%
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Postby MinnesotanKaiser » 17 May 2018, 20:59

The Worker's Republic elections of 4563 were marked by intense debates regarding the state of the rapidly escalating civil war in Brazil. What first began as a minor conflict in need of intervention to restore stability has evolved into quite possibly the climax of a recent cold war between socialists and monarchists. Of course, such a conflict concerns the Worker's Republic. If the Republic reciprocates with its own escalation of force it could very well mean life and death for the Worker's Republic. Yet, on the other hand, inaction or unwillingness to further commit to matching the response of others could very well mean the death of the Brazilian socialist movement.

Answering this troublesome question came to the forefront of the West African mind in the months leading up to Secretary Generalship elections. Attempting to answer this question and rally the West African people were incumbent Secretary General Augustin Mathys of the National Worker's Alliance and the dovish Eniola Xavier of the Terran Democratic Socialist Party.

The sudden escalation of the war in Brazil was evidently enough to even out the divide between doves and hawks based on the tremors that were sent through the Supreme Council and the close election of the Secretary Generalship, which went to Augustin Mathys likely due to his advantage of being incumbent during a troubling time. In the months leading up to Supreme Council elections, the Terran Syndicalist Party, a strong ally of Mathys in the past term, fell apart due to disagreement upon the matter of war and escalation. During the previous term, the party was largely split between those who supported the Secretary General and those who supported the philosophy of peaceful intervention followed by the PCG, the inspiration for the Syndicalist Party.

Thanks to the party system in West Africa, the party was able to stay unified on matters of war policy thanks to a leadership devoted to Mathys. Yet, a wavering leadership leading up to the elections led half of the party to launch a civil coup upon its leadership on the behalf of pulling out of the war. Rather than sticking with the party, several of its members, upon being reelected, switched party loyalty to the National Worker's Alliance. The move likely secures their political fate yet guarantees that Mathys will keep a majority after coalition deals.

Due to the switch from hawk to dove of the Syndicalist Party, Mathys's National Worker's Alliance is likely to only get the support of the Communist Party. Meanwhile, coalition deals have gone underway between the remaining parties, with some of the more outspoken doves calling for a coalition between all remaining parties to secure a near 50-50 stalemate to oppose further military decisions to be made by Mathys in the Council. However, the success of such a deal is unlikely as the Monarchist Party and the Nationalist Party have not come to the negotiating table in the past when talks of a coalition with the Terran Democratic Socialist Party were concerned.

Supreme Council Seats
National Worker's Alliance - 23
Terran Democratic Socialist Party - 13
Terran Syndicalist Party - 6
Liberal Reform Party - 4
West African Nationalist Party - 1
Communist Party of West Africa - 3
Monarchist Party - 1

Supreme Council Chairman- Nkosana Unathi

Secretary General Election
Augustin Mathys - 41%
Eniola Xavier - 40%
Marion Tariro - 9%
Valentin Thulile - 5%
Theophile Ambroise - 3%
Katlego Linda - 1%
Zodwa Bastien - 1%
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Re: Worker's Republic Of Terra

Postby MinnesotanKaiser » 07 Oct 2018, 20:16

Okay, I've spent too much time in this self-inflicted time freeze. Time to wrap this up.

June 19, 4693

Three days after being shot, Secretary General Wairimu was pronounced dead. Despite several attempts to revive him, Wairimu was too badly harmed by the sniper’s deadly accuracy.

Later in the day, with shockwaves still running through the nation, Sixtine Chikumbutso, Supreme Council Chairman and a member of the Terran Democratic Socialist Party, rises to the position of Secretary General to serve out the rest of the term.

Ziad Esther of the Terran Democratic Socialist Party rises to the position of Supreme Council Chairman.

June 20, 4693

Secretary General Chikumbutso orders an investigation of the People’s Liberation Front after the assassins are found with clear links to several upper level members of the PLF. The PLF has been aggressive towards the political system of late, leaving many unsurprised towards these allegations on the party.

June 23, 4693

The reports of the damning report are shown to the Secretary General and the Supreme Council Chairman.

June 24, 4693

Chairman Esther delivers the findings of the report which unveil clear and undeniable links between the PLF leadership and the assignment of the assassin. Supreme Council session is dismissed for the day as the furious leftist Councilmen descend into the hurtling of obscenities and vulgar behaviour.

June 25, 4693

The Supreme Council votes to ban the PLF from the Supreme Council for the duration of the term with an evaluation to be made six months before the next elections to see if they should be allowed back into the Council. PLF councilmen are banned from entering the Supreme Council Chambers.

Early July, 4693

Protests held by PLF partisans emerges in Conakry and quickly swells to a relatively small number of seventy thousand.

Mid July, 4693

The PLF protests spread into the other major cities with large numbers focusing in Olabode.

July 20, 4693

Muriel I'timad, leader of the PLF, is banned from public speaking after a recent speech incited violence in Conakry.

July 21, 4693

Angered by the toppling of their leader, PLF protests in Conakry, now at 160,000 strong begin to riot and destroy property in the outskirts of the business sector.

July 22, 4693

Radical communist organizations, with questionable motives and backing from certain Communist Party members, begin to counter riot against the PLF rioters. Injuries begin to escalate dramatically.

July 23, 4693

An IED goes off killing 5 communist rioters, 1 PLF rioter, and 4 unlucky bystanders during work rush. Over 50 injuries are reported. The media blames the attack on a PLF member who is caught several hours later.

With the terrorist attack igniting public outrage, riot police are authorized to use rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the rioters.

The work of the riot police stretches late into the night. Finally, the rioters begin to disperse after one riot policeman is killed along with twenty rioters and injuries soaring to nearly one hundred.

July 25, 4693

The Supreme Council bans the PLF entirely and declares all members must either relinquish membership duties or face legal consequences.

July 26, 4693

The Board of Directors orders a bloodless purge of PLF affiliated cadets from the state military academies. By the end of the month, over three thousand cadets are discharged on grounds of affiliations with elements hostile to the government. With very little transparency on decisions, some begin to question whether all discharged cadets were members of the PLF.

August 3, 4693

Purge spreads to the military, largely targeting mid level commanders in large numbers.

August 4, 4693

HFPE
PLF elements under heavy persecution flee to socialist Brazil and begin to establish covert bases of operation from a safe distance.

August 21, 4693

PLF protests continue in Conakry although very small in number and much more restrained by increased numbers of riot police on call.

September 2, 4693

Board of Directors enstate a ban on any former PLF affiliated bureaucrat and proceed to launch a purge against many mid level officials. Although largely unpublicised, many non-communists remaining are also targeted.

September 3, 4693

Secretary General Chikumbutso, outraged by the unchecked use of power by the Board of Directors, issues an order against the latest resolution concerning bureaucrats. The Board, based on charter laws, gains a unanimous vote rejecting the order by Chikumbutso.

November 15, 4693

Supreme Council Chairman Esther proposes a law that would further subordinate the Board to the will of the Secretary General. The vote fails to gain two thirds support and doesn’t pass.


Throughout the rest of the term, peace seems to settle back in as the PLF fades away from the spotlight and the government seemingly stabilizes under an apparent power-sharing agreement between the TDSP and an alliance between the Communists and Syndicalists.

In May 10, 4694, the Worker’s Republic signs an agreement with the UMC, which begins to funnel thousands of West African citizens into Mattibean Madagascar. Many West Africans maintain dual citizenship while the narrow majority apply for Mattibean citizenship.


4695 Elections

(In case anyone is wondering, campaigning season takes up the six months to a year leading up the elections, which occur on the second Monday of January.)

In yet another communist victory, the CPWA captures the Supreme Council with 14 seats while their newest ally, the Syndicalists, take 6 seats. While not securing them a majority, their opponents stand divided and weakened, enabling the communists to create a surprisingly strong minority government.

Furthermore, the position of Secretary General is once again won by the CPWA after three years of Democratic Socialist control. The victor, Dakarai, managed to pull off a nine point lead while the NWA and TDSP failed to unite under a pro-democratic candidate.

In the 4689 elections, the CPWA ran on a campaign of war and revolution abroad. At the time, the party represented a discontented class of hawks and stood against a divided series of parties that stood for peace.

Of course, war never occurred and the CPWA saw a loss in support. Yet, that came to an end leading up to Wairimu’s assassination and the communist state building that began. After the assassination and the final settling down of public discontent, the CPWA set out to create a power sharing agreement with a beleaguered TDSP. A shaky peace in the Council emerged enabling communist work to carry on secretly and covertly.

As the 4695 elections came within sight, CPWA changed it’s conciliatory course and ran a aggressive campaign urging for reform to a divisive council made ineffective by the various weakening parties. While the campaign rarely ever mentioned the end of democracy, the preaching of syndicalism and a reform of the Supreme Council spelled an obvious anti-democratic stance. Yet, the argument still managed to appeal to a large minority of West Africans.

Supreme Council Seats
Communist Party of West Africa - 14
National Worker's Alliance - 13
Terran Democratic Socialist Party - 10
Terran Syndicalist Party - 6
West African Nationalist Party - 4
Liberal Reform Party - 3
Monarchist Party - 1

Supreme Council Chairman- Rauf Selima (Communist Party of West Africa)
Candidates-
Rauf Selima(CPWA) - 20
Kwame Edwige(NWA) - 16
Votes-
CPWA: 14 for Selima
NWA: 10 for Edwige, 3 Abstain
TDSP: 5 for Edwige, 5 Abstain
TSP: 6 for Selima
WANP: 4 Abstain
LRP: 1 for Edwige, 2 Abstain
MP: 1 Abstain

Secretary General Election
Seydou Dakarai - 39%
Sixtine Chikumbutso - 30%
Géraud Chi - 14%
Élodie Yoann - 8%
Mufaddal Lindiwe - 4%
Lilianne Ra’d - 3%
Akilah Adanna - 2%


May 17, 4695

Leader of the Terran Democratic Socialist Party, Sixtine Chikumbutso, announces formation of Pan-Democratic Coalition. The Coalition, made up of the NWA, TDSP, WANP, and LRP, holds a majority of thirty seats in the Supreme Council. While the party stands in opposition to the Communists and Syndicalists, the party is highly divided among other issues. Furthermore, the NWA once again is facing division, now over reform of the Supreme Council. Many members of the NWA have looked upon the proposed reforms of the CPWA fondly.

May 28, 4695

The Terran Democratic Socialist Party proposes a piece of legislation that removes the ability of the Board of Directors to overturn orders by the Secretary General. The legislation additionally states that the Supreme Council, given a majority vote for, can also overturn a Board decision.

June 1, 4695

After lengthy negotiations, the legislation is rejected. Several NWA members vote against the legislation despite the stance of the party’s leadership being for it.

June 12, 4695

Rauf Selima authors an official piece of legislation created in a Communist Party Congress gathering outlining the proposed reforms of the Supreme Council. The key parts of the reform legislation include:

1) The Regional Councils will no longer vote for a candidate from the Regional Councils to represent them in the Supreme Council. The Supreme Council will now be voted for directly by the nation in a D’Hondt proportional representation system.

2) A party threshold of 10% must be met by a party to have representation in the Supreme Council. No limit is needed in the lower councils which will adopt the D’Hondt adaptation.

3) The Supreme Council will expand to hold 100 members with some exceptions allowing more than 100 members to represent in the Supreme Council.

4) In order to increase the likelihood that a Secretary General has a Supreme Council Chairman of the same party that he or she can work with, nominees for Chairman will be decided by the Secretary General and by the largest party other than the Secretary General’s. Therefore, if the Secretary General’s party is the third largest or smaller it is guaranteed to put forth a candidate.

5) The Chairman of the Supreme Council will receive increased authority within the Council.
-The Chairman may block legislation from receiving a vote. This may be overturned by a majority vote by the Supreme Council.
-The Chairman may dismiss a Council Session without a majority aye vote from the Council. This can be rejected by the Secretary General and session will continue.
-The Chairman now may only be removed with a two thirds vote rather than the previous majority vote.

6)The Secretary General may choose to sit in on Supreme Council debates and votes. He or she may not vote, but may participate in dialogue.

7)New elections with the above amendments will occur in January of 4696.

June 28, 4695

After intense and highly publicized debates occurring in the Supreme Council, a vote on the reform is opened. Thanks to ease of reform charter laws enacted by the previous administrations of Secretary Generals like Eva Joffrey, a simple majority of 26 is needed. After a long and excruciatingly painful sixteen days, the Communist Party is victorious with an extremely narrow vote of 26-21 with 4 abstaining.

Thanks to a last minute collapse of the NWA party and the ease of reform laws, the Communist Party snatched the victory from the jaws of defeat.

June 29, 4695

Protests begin to emerge throughout all major cities in the Worker’s Republic, with most pledging loyalty to the West African Nationalist Party and the Terran Democratic Socialist Party.

July 1, 4695

The TDSP launches a boycott of the Supreme Council and many Councilmen join the large rallies in Ekundayo and Conakry. West African Nationalist Party leaders speak of violent action against the Communist “dictatorship.”

July 3, 4695

Assassination attempt against Secretary General Dakarai and Chairman Selima fails. The assassin is shot and killed within seconds.

July 4, 4695

The Communist Party claims that the Nationalists are to blame for the attempt and a vote to remove them from the Supreme Council until 4696 passes with ease thanks to the absence of the TDSP.

July 6, 4695

Protests in Ekundayo and Lasogom escalate into full blown riots. By the end of the day, an estimated 21.6 million cc in damages is dealt with injuries escalating. No deaths are yet recorded.

July 7, 4695

Chairman Selima orders use of rubber bullets, tear gas, and elite riot police in Lasogom and Ekundayo.

Martial law is declared in the aforementioned cities.

July 8, 4695

Several key leaders of the Nationalist Party are arrested on charges of Treason and Instigation of Violence.

July 10, 4695

Emerging riots in Conakry and Olabode are swiftly put down with brute force. Within four days, over one hundred citizens are left dead and damages soar over 700 million cc.

July 11, 4695

The TDSP attempts to re-enter the Supreme Council but are blocked by security forces.

July 12, 4695

Pro-reformists and communists launch counter rallies in Conakry numbering in the tens of thousands. The protesters launch a boycott on anti-reformist business owners and place signs on establishments. Graffiti becomes commonplace with pitiful countering by the complacent and occupied peacekeeper force.

July 13, 4695

The TDSP is granted access to the Supreme Council. At the opening of session, the TDSP representatives are mocked by the Syndicalists and Communists.

July 15, 4695

The NWA party falls apart as six members abandon the party and declare loyalty to the Syndicalists and Communists. The NWA leadership fails to make a statement or move against the mass mutiny. Over the next few days, many party leaders resign in face of overwhelming pressure from within and outside of the party. The seemingly end of Joffreyism looms around the corner.

July 16, 4695

The TDSP calls for an early election to be held. The votes fails to pass.

July 18, 4695

Martial law is lifted.

July 20-23, 4695

Counter protesters begin to slowly disperse over several days with pressure slowly building against them by the peacekeeper force.

August 1, 4695

Elections for Local Councils begin with voter turnout soaring to nearly 90% in many regions.

August 30, 4695

In preparation for the November Regional Council elections, the Supreme Council votes to increase security to ward off riots at poll stations and deter terrorists.

September 12, 4695

Secretary General Dakarai receives a renomination from his party for the Secretary General elections in a Grand Party Congress.

November 1, 4695

Regional Councils are formed with 27 out of 51 Councils receiving Communist majorities. Another 20 receive Democratic Socialist majorities. Many speculate a close race between the Communists and Democratic Socialists in the final election.

January 12, 4696

Elections Results

Percentage of Voters per Party
Communist Party of West Africa - 38.5%
Terran Democratic Socialist Party - 29.6%
Terran Syndicalist Party - 12.8%
National Worker’s Alliance - 8.5%----Ineligible; Fails to meet 10% threshold
West African Nationalist Party - 4.8%----Ineligible; Fails to meet 10% threshold
Liberal Reform Party - 3.8%----Ineligible; Fails to meet 10% threshold
Monarchist Party - 2.0%----Ineligible; Fails to meet 10% threshold

Number of Voters per Party
Communist Party of West Africa - 57,604,000
Terran Democratic Socialist Party - 44,288,408
Terran Syndicalist Party - 19,151,744
National Worker’s Alliance - 12,717,955----Ineligible; Fails to meet 10% threshold
West African Nationalist Party - 7,181,904----Ineligible; Fails to meet 10% threshold
Liberal Reform Party - 5,685,674----Ineligible; Fails to meet 10% threshold
Monarchist Party - 2,992,460----Ineligible; Fails to meet 10% threshold
Total - 149,623,000
Total Eligible Votes - 121,044,152

Percentage of Seats to Eligible Parties
Communist Party of West Africa - 47.6%
Terran Democratic Socialist Party - 36.6%
Terran Syndicalist Party - 15.8%

Seats per Eligible Party
Communist Party of West Africa - 48
Terran Democratic Socialist Party - 37
Terran Syndicalist Party - 16

Secretary General Election
CPWA - Seydou Dakarai - 44%
TDSP - Sixtine Chikumbutso - 35%
NWA - Patrice Zahid - 7%
TSP - Élodie Yoann - 7%
WANP - Sayyid Teyonge - 4%
LRP - Lilianne Ra’d - 2%
MP - Akilah Adanna - 1%

Supreme Council Chairman- Rauf Selima (Communist Party of West Africa)
Candidates-
Rauf Selima(CPWA) - 64
Badr Tsholofelo(TDSP) 37
Votes-
CPWA: 48 for Selima
TDSP: 37 for Tsholofelo
TSP: 16 for Selima



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Re: Worker's Republic Of Terra

Postby MinnesotanKaiser » 24 Mar 2019, 21:15

The newest government of the Worker’s Republic of Terra follows a roughly syndicalist and communist model. The new transition now brings a need for a new name as “republic” isn’t a highly accurate term for the new state. Therefore, the Worker’s Republic will now adopt the new name of the Worker’s Syndicalist Union of Terra. Democracy in the Syndicalist Union, of course, still exists but in a more radically different way. Furthermore, the Syndicalist Union has reached a peak in land area with the regions of Madagascar and France unifying with the people of West Africa in a syndicalist union.

The line between government and the economy, while clear in other states around Terra, is highly blurred in the Syndicalist Union as the syndicalist economy ends up merging with government functions at its highest levels. A brief summary of the syndicalist union now follows.

Joint Military Staff:
The Joint Military Staff is made up of the High Commandant of the Land, High Admiral of the Sea, and the High Admiral of the Outer Reaches. The High Commandant of the Land leads the army and national militia, the High Admiral of the Sea leads the navy, and the High Admiral of the Outer Reaches leads the space fleet.

The JMS is appointed and held accountable to the Secretary General who serves as the head of the Staff. Appointments to the JMS can be rejected by the Supreme Council in a majority vote.

National Sector Unions:
National Sector Unions are the syndicalist groups in control of specific areas of the economy and governmental functioning. For example, the National Fishermen’s Fleet Sector Union(one of many, many unions) is made up of all fishing operations in the nation. Together, all the worker’s in this area unite under the Sector Union and elect a national union to represent them and appoint a sector Board of Directors and management. The whole National Sector Union is represented and managed by a National Sector Union Director. This Director is then a part of a United Worker’s Authority.

United Worker’s Authorities:
The United Worker’s Authorities are made up of several National Sector Union Directors in a similar area of the economy. For example, the United Worker’s Food Production Authority, is made up of seven national sector unions and their respective Directors. Together these Directors are led by a National Authority Director who is elected by, in this case, the United Food Production Union which is made up of representatives of the seven national sector unions. This National Authority Director serves as the head of the United Worker’s Authority and is also a part of the National Board of Directors.

National Board of Directors:
The National Board of Directors is made up of the National Authority Directors and serve the elected Supreme Council Chairman. All of these Directors serve as the head of their economic sector and advise the Chairman as well as executing targets within their Authority.

Here’s a following example of one Authority:

United Worker’s Space Authority
Director of Extraplanetary Affairs
National Extra-Planetary Trade Authority Sector Union
1) Manages trade between the WSUT and foreign states that takes place outside of orbit. Also a member of the United Worker’s Trade Authority.

National Space Industry and Mining Sector Union
1) Manages all off-Terra industries and mining installations.

Outer Border Research Sector Union(basically equivalent of NASA)
1) Manages exploration of unknown areas and conducts research related to space affairs.

National Space-Bound Vessels Sector Union
1) Builds vessels designed for use in space. This union works closely with the Outer Border Research Sector Union on vessel design.

National Space Armaments Sector Union
1) Builds materials and vessels for the use of the space fleet.

High Admiral of the Outer Reaches and subordinate secondary officers
First Ambassador and subordinate secondary officers
Secretary General


The United Worker’s Space Authority is headed by the Director of Extraplanetary Affairs who also serves in the National Board of Directors. The Authority is made up of five different National Sector Unions. During meetings of the Authority, there are honorary or special seats reserved for the High Admiral, First Ambassador, and Secretary General as these individuals often have an interest in the affairs of this Authority. These Directors serve as the leaders of their national sector union management teams and as the representative of their worker’s.

Secretary General:
Unlike, during the WRT days, the Secretary General is no longer the head of government but is now the Head of State. He or she represents the Syndicalist Union in diplomacy and military actions. He or she is elected by the Supreme Council every 10 years

Supreme Council:
The Supreme Council is voted for by the people of the Syndicalist Union in a model of proportional representation. The Supreme Council as in the past follows a multi-party model, but after the social revolution many of the old parties were either destroyed or greatly changed. Many right wing parties suffered greatly in the social revolution that lead to the creation of the WSUT government. For example, the Liberal Reform Party and the West African Nationalist Party experienced much violence towards their supporters and fled to more right wing nations.

The Supreme Council is made up of 600 members and are the legislative representatives of the whole nation. They are voted for after serving 10 year terms.

Supreme Council Chairman:
The official head of government. The Chairman is voted for by the Council and serves as it’s head for 10 year terms. Also heads the Board of Directors.

Worker’s Local Assemblies
The local assemblies are 250 member assemblies that deal with local administration, especially in regards to local actions of National Sector Unions. Local Assemblies are voted for every five years. There are 860 Local Assemblies with 640 in West Africa, 140 in France, and 80 in Madagascar.
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