East Cerdani

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Cerdani Democratic Republic

Deurentsche Demokratische Republik
Flag of East Cerdani
Flag
Coat of arms of East Cerdani
Coat of arms
Motto: Proletarier aller Länder, vereinigt Euch!
"Workers of the world, unite!"
Anthem: Auferstanden aus Ruinen
"Risen from Ruins"
Location of East Cerdani
Location of East Cerdani
Capital
and largest city
Morzahnstadt
Recognised national languagesCerdan, Codexian
Demonym(s)East Cerdan
GovernmentUnitary One Party Socialist Republic
Kurt Marzel
Lukas Metz
Irma Valentina
LegislatureVolkskammer
History
• Proclamation of the Cerdani Democratic Republic
1921
Population
• 2019 estimate
121.5 million
• Density
113/km2 (292.7/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$1.84 trillion
• Per capita
$16,570
Gini (2020)23.8
low
HDI (2020)0.899
very high
CurrencyEast Cerdan Mark
(DDM) (DDM)
Date formatdd ˘ mm ˘ yyyy
Driving sideleft
Calling code37
ISO 3166 codeDDR
Internet TLD.dr

The Cerdani Democratic Republic, often simply referred to as East Cerdani, is a Unitary One Party Socialist Republic located in Southeastern Gondwana. The capital and largest city is Morzahnstadt and is the main cultural and commercial centre.

History

Prehistory

Evidence for habitation and settlement in the region dates back to at least 450,000 years ago with rock shelters and fossils showing the presence of humans and non-human species in the region. Evidence of modern humans and species are found mostly along the Alemanda river valley, including a 71,000-year-old village preserved after a huge mud slide.

Cerdani Empire

MAIN ARTICLE:Cerdani Empire

Prior to the formation of the Cerdani Empire in 1459, the region was largely a collection of loosely associated kingdoms and smaller independent communities. The most dominant of these being the Cerdani Kingdom and the Red River Confederation.

The Cerdani Empire was officially proclaimed in 1459 following the signing of the Morzahn Accords and the official merger of the Red River Confederation into the newly proclaimed empire. One of the first goals of the new empire was to take over many neighbouring kingdoms and incorporating them, either through force or diplomacy.

Pre-Civil War

By the early 1900s the Cerdani Empire was one of the most underdeveloped and backwards nations on Urth. Illiteracy rates among the working class was incredibly high, along with high infant mortality rates and poor access to healthcare and food.

It was also during this time that the empire's government was weakening substantially. The parliament was largely ceremonial and dysfunctional, acting as a rubber stamp for the Emperor and his family. Various Republican, Socialist and Communist parties that emerged were outlawed and heavily persecuted. Despite this however, many of these groups operated successfully underground, recruiting many disillusioned and dissatisfied peasants and workers.

Cerdan Revolution

By 1915 the situation in the Cerdan Empire was rapidly deteriorating, the parliament was abrogated indefinitely in April 1915 and significant portion of the military were working without pay. Although Empire had been bankrupt since 1912 it was not officially annouced until December 1915 when the Emperor was conducting his traditional end of year speech.

The announcement was interpreted by the various anti-monarchist forces as a clear sign of the government's weak state and quickly sought to seize the opportunity. Between January 27nd to February 8th 1916, a large portion of the eastern countryside including hamlets and villages were occupied by communist and socialist militias, meeting little resistance from the local police or military forces who were largely sympathetic or outright associated with them. During this same time Republican forces in the west did the same.

By the end of February most of the countryside was now out of the control of the government, and most of their control was now confined to the major urban centres and towns. On March 5th 1916, the Emperor broadcast an official announcement, declaring that the occupying communist and republican forces were to lay down their arms and that if they did so, there would be a general amnesty and talks on forming a new government. The attempt failed however, and the militias and their leaders were not convinced.

After the two week period lapsed on March 19th 1916, the Royal Cerdan Army begun a large scale invasion of the countryside, aiming to retake and cleanup the regions by force. The army initially had successes in taking back a handful of hamlets but were unable to assert control effectively for more than a couple of weeks. Compounding this further was the poor morale the troops and junior officers, who had been working with little to no pay for over a year and were reliant on outdated and poorly maintained equipment. In many cases troops sent out to fight simply walked across and joined the other side or surrender immediately, much to the frustration of high command.

The Monarchy collapsed on August 11th, 1921 when communist and socialist militias seized control of the capital of Morzahnstadt after months of heavy fighting, taking the city block by block. The red flag was raised over the Imperial Palace at noon and a provisional government was formed to assume the duties and manage the running of the country.

Civil War

Following the end of the war against the monarchy, in fighting between the socialist militias and the capitalist republican militias quickly broke out. Ostensibly this was due to perceived notions of overreach by each side to the other, most notably was that each sides respective provisional governments, meant to be mixed with Cerdans of all political and social backgrounds, was stacked with socialists and communists in the east, and capitalists in the west.

Throughout the civil war period much of the fighting consisted of small, hit and run style attacks against outposts and convoys, with neither side willing to put significant amounts of manpower at risk during the chaotic period of transition. Both governments declared their independence in 1921, each side claiming sovereignty over the whole of the former Cerdani Empire, refusing to recognise each other.

Ultimately this state of affairs proved hard to maintain, West Cerdani remained heavily reliant on the sea and rail links to the ocean through East Cerdani and Dettollohn and East Cerdani was still dependent on seasonal workers from the west to work in their mines, both vestiges from the period of the Empire.

On September 17th, 1922 after a two week ceasefire the Cerdani Democratic Republic and the Federal Republic of Cerdani signed the Cerdani Peace Accords, officially ending the war between to the two nations. As a result of a dispute over the border region surrounding the Winterhof Castle a neutral zone was created, with the intention of the border being resolved in the future. Both nations agreed to recognise each other in a limited capacity, and to respect their borders and sovereignty.

Post Civil War

Following the end of the Civil War, the newly independent Cerdani Democratic Republic's government set out to begin a series of dramatic and rapid initiatives in healthcare, education and industrialisation. At independent over 70% of the rural peasantry could not read or write, and lacked access to basic healthcare, education and adequate housing. In addition the country was technologically and industrially backwards compared to similar nations at this period.

Modern Era

Geography

Climate & Weather

East Cerdani has a Mediterranean climate with semi-arid influence. East Cerdani is generally very sunny, receiving around 164 clear days annually. In the winter the temperature is mild with daily highs averaging around 20 °C (68 °F). Most of the yearly rainfall falls throughout winter. In the summer months, Cerdani averages 32–33 °C (90–91 °F), with some days over 40 °C (104 °F). Both West and East Cerdani have virtually the same weather conditions.

Ecology

The ecosystems of Cerdani are ecologically diverse, ranging from heavy forests to rolling grasslands with numerous endemic species.

Politics

Foreign Relations

Administrative divisions

Main articles: States of East Cerdani, Provinces of East Cerdani, Districts of East Cerdani

The Cerdani Democratic Republic is divided into ten states. The states are subdivided into twenty provinces and one capital city with provincial status. The provinces are subdivided into 96 districts. The districts are further divided in 405 "Local Government Areas" and then rarely into Localities, the lowest level of the central state administration.

  1. Dettellohn
  2. Königbach
  3. Bredaneuzen
  4. Thalneuve
  5. Gänsernweg
  6. Einseen
  7. Stühhausen
  8. Hallenhude
  9. Schärbruck
  10. Große Karstseen
Map of East Cerdani with the states highlighted

Local Government Areas are the main subdivisions of districts. These typically are headed by a Local Council which collectively runs the area.

Local Government Areas can be further subdivided into localities, also headed by a local council.

Military

Main Article: National People's Army

The National People's Army are the professional military forces of the Cerdani Democratic Republic. All troops in the National People's Army are volunteer only and enlistees must be a citizen or permanent resident. Conscription is currently not enforced though it can be in times of emergency. The National People's Army is considered one of the most professional and best prepared military forces in the world.

Economy

Main Article: Economy of East Cerdani

People & Culture

Ethnicity & Population

Religion in East Cerdani

Languages

National holidays

Date National holiday designation Notes
1 January New Year's Day New Year's Day
19 February Industry Day Celebrates the completion of the Bickhardt Dam and Industrial Workers
8 March International Women's Day International Women's Day
1 May May Day Celebrates the economic and social achievements of workers.
18 June Constitution Day Enactment of the current Constitution of East Cerdani in 1984.
11 August Day of the Revolution Celebrating the August Revolution of 1921
27 September Day of Peace Celebrates the end of the war with West Cerdani
4 October Medical Worker's Day Celebrates the achievements of Medical Workers
14 November Armed Forces Day Celebrates the creation of the National People's Army in 1921
25 December Family Day


Sports

Art & Music

Infrastructure

Aviation

Space Program

Energy & Utilities

Healthcare & Social Services

Education

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